Sunday, October 23, 2011

No more mean guys.

This summer we graduated from short little TV programs to watching movies.  Actual movies.  The boys love MOVIES!  Mommy loves movies...they are great for long car rides and days with skipped naps, etc.  We have watched the Toy Story movies, Open Season, Horton Hears a Who, and Rio.  They have really given these little guys some interesting things to talk about and incorporate into their pretend play - which is an entirely different blog post (once I get some video).  Movies, however, have also introduced mean guys, bad guys, naughty guys or whatever you would like to call them.  Evan has recently decided that he is especially bothered by the means guys and is going to do something about it.

This is a video of Evan explaining how he wants movies with no mean guys.  Keep in mind that this conversation had been going on for quite a while before I wised up and grabbed my phone.  It is nice to see enthusiasm for a cause.  This is possibly the video of a future politician!

I would also like to point out our small success in teaching table manners.  Within the first few seconds of the video Isaac tells Evan that he burped and needs to say "excuse me."  Follow by Evan, not missing a beat and working in an "excuuuuse me" into his passionate speech.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

3 X 3 = Trouble!

 Guess who is 3?

Evan, Isaac and Drew recently celebrated their third birthday and boy did they enjoy it!

Although 3 is proving to be a difficult age, it is still full of innocence and wonderment and despite their new found independence it is actually a really adorable age.  It was so much fun watching the boys get excited for THEIR birthday party (which was just cake and ice cream with Grandma and Papa).  A party.  So simple and SO exciting! 

 Isaac, Drew, and Evan waiting patiently to blow out the candles.  I'm not sure what was harder for them, waiting to blow out the candles or waiting to grab their Buzz Lightyear or Woody off of the cake.
 Do we like licking frosting? 
Evan does.
 Drew does.
 Isaac does.
 After some cake and ice cream what better way to burn off some sugar than by riding scooters!  I can't believe how quickly the boys picked up scooting.  After 10 minutes Isaac was already asking to go down the hill.  Thank goodness for helmets, because I don't think he will ask much longer - he will just do it!
 Because of Casey's crazy work schedule in October, we did a daytime birthday celebration with the boys.  We took them to the pumpkin patch again like last year and then out to lunch at Red Robin.  They had so much fun!  They really felt special at lunch having people sing to them and give them balloons.  The only down side is that now they request for me to sing Happy Birthday the way they do it at Red Robin.  Evan says, "no, happy happy birthday" followed by Isaac telling me, "clap your hands".

One of my favorite things at the pumpkin patch is the growth chart.  I remembered to take the boys' picture again this year...maybe next year they will get the look at you AND smile thing:)

Look how big we are!


October 2011

October 2010
Look at what little monkeys we were!

 Casey and his wheel barrow of fun!
 Evan, Isaac, and Drew.

Evan in his hat.  Before you make fun of his hat you should know that I made it and I realize it is fairly unattractive but for some reason Evan LOVES it and I will continue to let him wear it until the day he discovers how very un-cool his mother's homemade craft projects are.

Isaac in his hat.  He requested that I make him an orange hat with black stars.  I'm glad he forgot about the stars.  I have no idea how to do that!!!

Drew Bear.  His favorite color is green, however he will wear any hat. 

 Here are some pictures of the boys on a hay ride. It really is the little things that make this age so special.  Like the excitement of getting to sit on your knees on hay and get pulled by a tractor, they really thought they were big boys!

 A few of my favorite pictures!

Evan loading up some pumpkins.

 Isaac staking a claim.

Here is Drew trying to be a little Daddy and push the wheel barrow.

 Isaac pretending to drive the tractor.