Sunday, February 24, 2008

No Business Like Snow Business

We had a snow day on Friday (our first all school year), so Eric and I bundled up the boys and took them outside before he had to head off to work. This was Connor's first time actually playing in the snow! The snow quickly turned into rain, so we tried to accomplish as much snow fun as possible into our venture outside.
So happy to be in the snow!
What do I do now?

Big Brother shows Little Brother how to play in the snow.

Daddy makes a snowball for Connor.

Seriously, guys, what do I do now?

I'll show you! Throw it at the tree!

That was cool!

How many angels do you see in this picture?

Peek-a-boo!


That was fun!

Now, let's go inside for some hot chocolate.

Shave and a Haircut, Two Bits



The boys got much-needed haircuts last week. Okay, so they didn't get a shave (thank goodness they aren't growing up that quickly!), but they did do a great job with the clippers. The only time Connor cried was when the stylist broke out the hair dryer; he preferred to have wet hair in the chilly outdoors. Oh, and it did cost a little more than two bits, but in comparison to Mommy's haircut and color yesterday, it practically seems that inexpensive.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Brotherly Love

The boys had a great Valentine's Day; they got some adorable cards from their grandparents and friends (in the pictures, Connor is holding a car we made from Cameron's card from Pop Pop and Grandma), and they enjoyed their gifts from Mommy and Daddy, too. Cameron beamed while telling me the details of his preschool party (he got to eat two chocolate doughnuts!) and Connor was a hoot kissing and hugging his new Valentine's Day bear. Here they are showing their love:

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Cameron is wearing the Valentine's Day crown he made at school in the above video. And Connor is just learning to say "I love you" (can you see my heart swelling?). Their shirts may not be legible, but they both say "heart breaker." And it's true; I love them so much, sometimes it practically breaks my heart!

Disclaimer: For some reason, I feel the need to add that our dining room does not always have boxes stacked in the corner. We recently had to have an entirely new drainage system installed in our house, and we are in the midst of rearranging our storage space. There. Now I feel better. :)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Have a Heart

Today I woke up with the same massive headache I went to bed with last night, four of my students cried to me in four separate classes about four separate problems, I got pelted in the face with freezing rain while trying to put my children in their car seats, my husband was stuck on the turnpike for three and a half hours and barely got home in time to kiss the boys goodnight, and our cat peed on the carpet ... again. And do you know what makes it all okay? This does:


Sunday, February 10, 2008

Over the River and Through the Woods ...

We went up to see the boys' paternal grandparents this weekend, otherwise known as Gemma and Pop. We had a very relaxing and fun time looking at the snow out the windows and playing with the boys by the warm fireplace. Okay, so maybe they didn't like to pose for pictures, but trust me, a fun time was had by all.

Cameron enjoyed spinning jacks and learning how to play the game with Gemma (as did Connor with Pop, not pictured below),

And Connor enjoyed looking at and feeding the fish with Gemma. (In case you are wondering, yes, his shirt does say "Babe Magnet.")

Gemma's wonderful best friend, Margie, brought identical low-rider cars for both of the boys for Valentine's Day. They were a huge hit! They raced them up and down in the kitchen floor together for a large part of the evening. (Margie and Gemma later joked that we could leave them at Gemma and Pop's house "accidentally" if we wanted. The cars, that is, not the boys, of course!)

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We had a yummy home-cooked meal, watched the races with Pop, and Cameron even helped Pop feed the deer (his favorite job at their house in the woods). Thanks for a nice visit, Gemma and Pop!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Brace Yourself


Here is the first picture of Cameron with his brand new leg braces and sneakers (extra wide width). He has been such a trooper about wearing them; he is anxious to be able to show them off at school, too. Inspired by the spaceship design on the braces, he deemed himself a new superhero, "Space Leg Brace," during playtime with Daddy today. In case you were wondering, his super powers include super strong stomping skills and the ability to shoot spaghetti sauce from his fingers.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

New Poll

Don't forget to vote in my new poll at the bottom left of this page. I was inspired by our time at the movies with the boys to wonder which children's movies our friends and family like best. You can vote for more than one film if you can't narrow it down to just one favorite! And be sure to comment here if your favorite recent children's film isn't on my list.