Sunday, March 23, 2008


This year we hosted an Easter Brunch late Saturday afternoon for a few of the other Dental Residents and their families. In between actual food and dessert, the dads conducted an egg hunt in our back yard. Henry did a great job even though it was his first public egg hunt. Hunter quickly discovered the down side of using a bucket- eggs bounce out! Next year I'll be more on the ball and find bags. The boys loved having friends over to share in such a fun activity.
Yesterday's egg hunt got our boys super excited for the Easter Bunny to come. Hunter did tell me though that the Easter Bunny needs to be "more tricky" in hiding eggs.
Whopper eggs are my favorite Easter candy, but I'm a pretty big fan of good jelly beans too; Jordan loves Cadbury Eggs. All the boys want to eat are "jell beams". So now I have way too much left over candy that is calling my name. Who can say no to Whoppers?
"I'm a lucky boy"
Hunter was pretty excited that he found both money eggs. (Note: next year make sure we have one dollar bills before Easter morning).

Potty Time!

This is where we spend a solid amount of our day lately. If it's not Hunter, it's Henry, and sometimes it's both. We go through a lot of hand washing, but soap is cheaper than diapers, so bring it on! Hunter has decided that smiling for the camera is not nearly as fun as pulling "silly" faces. I hope it's a phase he grows out of quickly.

Seriously, what can I say about this picture? I left Henry on the potty so I could run down stairs and check on Hunter. When I came back up, here's my little Henry enjoying a good read. Could he be any more of a little man? Same day as top picture, so luckily the camera was still right by the bathroom.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Trains and Strollers

Does anyone else remember the Noah's Ark segment of a show done by Michael McLean in the late 80's or early 90's? There are two separate songs that keep echoing in my head. One repeats the lines "Stir crazy, yes we are. Stir crazy, yeah!" and the other has a chorus of "It's raining, it's pouring, the animals are snoring and it's raining, it's pouring, how long will this go on?"
So while it's not raining here, it's snowing and blowing and we're stir crazy! My boys have decided that anywhere we go is a great place run like crazy men, yell at the top of their lungs, and announce to the entire universe they need to "Pee in Potty!" (Hunter is doing a stellar job with his potty training-he loves the toilet-seriously loves it. He'll sit on it forever- to the point of driving me crazy forever. Henry likes it about every other day- today not so much) Needless to say, trips out have turned into more stress than they're worth. It seems by 9am I'm wondering how we will ever survive the remaining nine hours until Daddy comes home.
Yesterday as I was upstairs gathering laundry, Hunter and Henry were playing in the basement, and Hunter began his now favorite yell, "Mom, Mom, MOm, MOm, MOM, MOM, MOM..." It drives me crazy that he doesn't even wait for me to answer in between "Moms", but he just wanted me to come see what he and Henry had built.

As I came back down the stairs and saw how proud they were of all their hard work, I couldn't help but be proud of them too. Sometimes they fight like crazy, but sometimes they really pull it together and cooperate. I am constantly grateful they have each other; now I can say I wouldn't want it any other way.
Tonight they campaigned to keep our double stroller that I felt they were too big for and even posted on craigslist. They ate dinner in it and watched 30 minutes of Max and Ruby ( a new favorite for all but Jordan in our house), so it must be worth keeping.

We're not sure why Hunter chose to make his monkey face for the picture, but we're not sure of the reasoning behind most of what the boys do lately. I can't wait to see what they'll come up with for tomorrow.