Sunday, November 25, 2007
The rest of the weekend our little family spent back at home with my Mom and sisters. We went to the movies twice. We saw August Rush and Enchanted. Of course we went Black Friday shopping. I actually left Ryan with his daddy for 9 hours while Mom, Rachel and I went shopping!!!! It was the longest we had been apart since his birth 7 and 1/2 months ago. We both did great! (I think I missed him more than he missed me).
We celebrated my Nanie's 87th birthday with lots of family on Saturday. Sunday we went to Alex's 3rd birthday party. (I will also post pictures of that). It was a whirlwind weekend, but tons of fun. We are blessed to have so much family close by. I am grateful for them and the joy that they bring to my life and the love that they show to my sons.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Andrew digs for a piece of the dinosaur skeleton during circle time.
We sang lots of songs, did the Dino-Pokey, and had a Dinosaur Stomp!
Andrew paints his dinosaur orange. He paints everything orange.
(Notice the little tongue hanging out as he concentrates).
Each of the children had "dinosuar eggs" (coffee grounds and plaster of paris) to crack open with hammers.
Andrew enjoyed crumbling the rocks into many pieces. He was so focused on reducing the rock to dust that he did not notice the dinosaur that had fallen out of the dinosaur egg.
I love you all! I will post pics of Thanksgiving this weekend. Sorry that I don't have any new ones of Ryan yet this week to share. I meant to take some with his cousins who came to visit this weekend and then forgot. (OOPS!!)
Sunday, November 11, 2007
After more than a week long stake out and over 20 attempts to capture Ryan crawling on camera, we finally did it tonight. Most previous attempts were thwarted by a "helpful" big brother who wanted to BRING Ryan the motivational toy instead of allowing him to work for it. (Ryan didn't object). We will spare you the footage of previous attempts and just share this picture of Ryan hamming for the camera instead of crawling for us. (Hey Kruegers, listen to Andrew quote his Aunt Emmy in the background).
We took a field trip to the farm with our Mommy and Me group this week. Andrew got to bottle feed milk to a baby cow, feed bread to a lamb, and feed corn to chickens. He gathered eggs from a hen house, picked a pumpkin from a patch, met pigs, and watched a cow being milked. We even took a ride on a wagon pulled by a tractor. He had a fun time running all over the farm and Mommy and Ryan had a fun time, too. Keeping up with Andrew didn't leave much time to take pics, but here are a couple we were able to snag.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
One day this past summer, I started talking to Andrew about Halloween. I was trying to convince him that it would be fun to dress up like The Big Bad Wolf and the 3 pigs (his favorite story at the time). He insisted that he was going to be a train. "A train engineer? I asked. "No. I am a train, Mommy." He has said this since July. I kept showing him pictures of other costumes on line, trying to get him to choose something else. We couldn't figure out how we were going to make Andrew into a train. Then we saw a fire truck costume online made out of a stroller and our creative genius of the family (Chad) created a costume for our determined little train complete with a working light and sound! Andrew loved it and was so proud of his costume. His Daddy went as the track.
Ryan and Mommy were the Tortoise and the Hare. Ryan was the cutest little turtle and has even begun Army crawling this week. He was very patient with his costume and kept it on both nights without complaint.
We had a fun time at the church party Tuesday night with our cousins Alex and Evin. We went trick-or-treating Wednesday at Daddy's work and around our neighborhood. We hope you enjoy these fun pics above and video (Below) of our little guys.
Andrew, always the performer, was out to get his cousin to laugh. Notice how he watches his Daddy and Alex closely for their reaction. What wasn't caught on camera was Andrew's response to Alex's singing and laughter. "Hey Mommy, I made Alex laugh!"