A big snowstorm. About 18" here in University Park - snowed for about 24 straight hours and LOTS of fun. Cold, so the snow was light and fluffy (each of the five times I shoveled our steps and sidewalk). Took awhile to get the boys ready to go outside - my fault. I spent about half an hour digging through the "Winter Clothes" bin down in the basement looking for snowsuits. But eventually we were set (even if they were all in clothes a size too small because Sarah had already laid the right ones out neatly in the closet, which she'd told me but I'd forgotten - I blame snow-induced short-term memory loss):
Then the long walk down to the school with the great sledding hill, about 100 yards from our house, after which they were exhausted:
But they rallied and made a go of it:
Back home Joshua and I built a snow fort:
We got in morning, noon and dinnertime rounds of sledding. Everyone slept soundly...except Sarah, who had to go to work (picked up by a co-worker in a giant 4x4 truck) AND IS STILL THERE AS OF THIS POST BECAUSE HER JOB WOULDN'T LET HER LEAVE EVEN THOUGH SHE'S 37 WEEKS PREGNANT!!!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
This year Michael went as Ben 10, Joshua made a last minute wardrobe change and went as Batman instead of a clone trooper and Matthew was a crocodile. In spite of the rain that arrived shortly after they started trick-or-treating they managed to drag home a ton o' loot.
Dad's home from school!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Can't tell from this pic but Michael has a second row of teeth coming in! He mentioned last week that he had a new tooth and I didn't really believe him (in fairness to me, he hadn't lost any of his baby, so couldn't be possible, right?). But when he told me again the next day I checked it out and sure enough, new tooth right behind the baby tooth! With another about to pop through right next to it! So we started wiggling the baby tooth as often as we could - I gave it a couple of good tugs over the course of a few days, Michael worked at it non-stop, and Sarah administered the coup-de-grace on Tuesday while we were in WV (where apparently the tooth fairy makes special visits):
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
I am prepared for three boys to eat a lot of food (and cost us a lot of money in groceries) somewhere down the line. I didn't expect it to start so soon, though. Matthew has been waking me up with "I'm hungry" or "want Cheerios" (he'll be two in two months). This morning he has eaten three bowls of cereal and one bowl of oatmeal. He continues to "want more."
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Matthew loves to walk with us where ever we're going - starts to put his shoes on every morning when it's time to take Michael to school. And he LOVES to walk Mookie. And I often clap for Mookie when I'm ready to take him out. Matthew caught on to that quickly, and has recently started to clap when ever he wants someone to come to him. "Let's go!" is what I translate it as in my head. This morning he was the first one awake, wandered into our bedroom and clapped at me...
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Michael, Joshua and Grandma all had spring break last week so we spent it together in Florida. The boys were in heaven with a heated pool, a beach nearby and their doting grandparents. Chris and I drank lots of margaritas from Rich's new Margarita maker and even went to the movies TWICE!! Thanks Karen and Rich! We had a great time.