Wednesday, September 12, 2012

January 2012

In January we got snow.  Lots of snow.
Snowy tree at our house.

Evan and Isaac in the snow at home.

Poor Casey was out of town during our little blizzard so the boys, Brewster and I headed over to Grandma and Papa's house for a few days.  They have gas heat in case the power goes out and let's face it, they have the best comfort food and snacks!

Isaac getting ready to go outside.
 Getting the boys dressed to go outside in the snow is torture!  It takes forever and gloves at this age are next to impossible to keep on.  All of that hard work for about a half hour of play time.  Because by then they are cold and wanting hot chocolate.  Then the process of undressing and laying out wet clothes to dry.  Thank goodness it only happens a couple times a year!


Evan excited to be outside!
 Sledding was SO much fun for the boys.  Sledding was SO exhausting for the adults!  So many times up and down the hill, asking to be carried, pushed, and pulled. Tylenol please.

Check out Grandma and Papa blazing a new trail for the boys!  They thought this was pretty funny!

After heading inside to warm up it was nice to play some games on their LeapPads.  Yes, the earth stood still for a moment while my boys played quietly [insert heavenly ray of sunshine]!  It is so cute to watch them encourage one another and try to help them with their games. 

Drew cheering on Evan

Remember the comment about good snacks at Grandma and Papa's house.  Those snacks include banana splits!  Anything with whipped cream on it is good - add ice cream and you have 3 happy little boys!
Isaac enjoying his banana split
It is hard to keep 3 little boys entertained and off of the ceiling fan during the winter.  One of their favorite activities is playing board games.  As I mentioned in my last post that there is a special place in heaven for people who like to cook with their kids, there is also a special place for people who like to play board games with kids.  Casey, you have earned your spot many times over.  He is such a champ - playing 3-4 different board games in a row while I make dinner...alone.

And when all else fails we just go outside in the cold!  One of our favorite things to do is hiking at the State Park by our house.  We always park in front of this tree.  I tell the boys to stand on it so I can take their picture. I desperately try to get at least 2 of them looking at me then I fear them falling out of the tree as they start to mess around and wonder why I asked them to climb up there in the first place.  Then I look at the picture later and remember.  Aren't they cute?

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Blog? What Blog?

Busted.  It has been way too long since I have updated this dang blog.  I'm not sure why I completely stopped for almost a year considering how much I cherish and enjoy the memories that have already been recorded.  Things I had forgotten about!  What?  Me?  Forget something hysterical one of my sweet nuggets said or did?  Impossible.


So, I apologize to anyone who may read this because now I'm focused on recording all mundane details of the boys childhood because as it turns out the mommy mush brain people talk about is real. 

Lets get the last year updated...summary style.  That mommy mush brain stuff ya know.

Starting with December 2011...

Aren't these just the cutest little cowboys you've ever seen?  Who knew a box of old hats could be so much fun.
I made them wear crazy elf headbands.  This lasted 3 seconds.

We did lots of art projects.  LOTS!  Here is some of our handy work, ornaments and stockings.  We decorated the playroom with all of our projects.  Although it looked it little crazy, the room seemed so bare when it all had to come down.  (side note: Holiday decorations were put away before February.  A new Egger Family record!)

The boys were really feeling the holiday spirit this year and were so excited to help decorate the tree.  Even though a random assortment of non-breakable ornaments were used and hung mostly at hip level, our tree had never looked better!

We made cookies!  Lots of cookies!  The boys love to help in the kitchen.  And here is where I recognize that there is a special place in heaven for parents who like to cook with their kids.  I'm not sure I'm one of them but I'm working on it.  Seems like fun from the pictures but I'm sure I was sweating behind the camera!

Oh can't forget about the big guy comin' to town!  The boys were SO excited for Santa to come to OUR house!  This was the first year they really learned Christmas songs and worried about being naughty or nice!  A special thanks to Go-Go, our elf on the shelf.  Without his daily watchful presence we might have had 3 little boys on the naughty list.
 Isaac, Drew & Evan

Gotta love these guys!
Drew, Evan & Isaac