Saturday, March 28, 2009
Sam had such a great time. Even if he only knocked down one or two pins he would smile and yell "One pin!!" When it was my turn he would cheer me on and get so excited. Ben only lasted about 10 minutes and then was too busy trying to walk down the lane, shove balls down into the ball return etc. So Brian ended up chasing him around most of the time.
Lizzie and Sam...
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Since this spring break week, she came over Wednesday morning to play. Tuesday night Sam asked "Mom, in the morning can you help me get my clothes on right away...? Because Corinne is coming over and I have to be ready before she comes." So we did - and that morning he watched the clock...counting down every minute until 9:30am.
Once she got here Sam was the typical boy... Corinne played while he ran around, jumping off the couch trying to get attention. We had a great time playing, building forts, doing art projects etc.
When she left he pouted and moped around for a while.... Funny how he is already so emotional at 4! Can't wait for those teenage years.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Reilly decided he would rather chew the bone than run around the house...
Thursday, March 19, 2009
This monkey has definitely hit the terrible twos... it's almost as if he sprouted horns overnight.
Both boys have been little monsters this week. It seems like they passionately disagree with anything and everything I ask them to do... and are both getting really good at sitting in time-out!
Ben did manage to do two things this week that pleasantly surprised me:
1. He let me leave him in the daycare at the gym twice! He never lets me leave him anywhere! The second day I had to drag both boys out crying because they didn't want to go home!
2. He went potty twice yesterday! First time ever!!
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Sam played in the sand while Ben, Brian and the dogs took off for the ocean.
I love the clouds and reflection off of the sand and water.
We have had such wild weather. I am surprised how much we have been able to go down and enjoy the beach in between bursts of rain, hail and snow. Brian is leaving in the morning as he has to get back to work. He is technically on spring break, but has a few projects in the works that need attention. The rest of us are staying until Tuesday and hoping for some more time outside - Sam really wants to fly his kite tomorrow!
Ben LOVES the ocean - always has.
Sam likes the idea of the ocean but has always been a been a little more cautious than his fearless brother.
We all left pretty wet and cold but had a good time before the next storm rolled in.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
The kids have been asking to go down to the ocean... so we ventured down there. Check out how black the sky is...
The wind was blowing so hard Sam could barely stand up... Sand was blowing in his face and he was not a happy camper! He lasted about 5 minutes and then I carried him home on my back while Ben, Brian and the dogs explored some more.
They were all bundled up....
If you look closely you can see Brian and Ben down by the water and the dogs running wild....Brian finally convinced Ben to head home when rain started coming down sideways...