Another year, another Father’s Day photo shoot. These year over year comparisons of the 3 of them amaze me – they change so much each year – especially the boys. They changed from toddlers to kids this year (2011, 2012). Happy Father’s Day to my two favorite Dad’s – Scott and my Dad!
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Last Friday my mom offered to keep both of the boys at her house for the night. For the first time since they were born, I went to sleep without my usual stop in their room to check on a little boy or two. It’s been over 4 years since we went to sleep with . . . → Read More: A Glimpse of What Might Have Been
The boys have had their well visits at the same time since the first appointment when they were 7 days old. 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24, 30, 36 months old – 12 well visits together.
Our pediatrician shifted the pre-K appointment to age 4 and it is a double-appointment with . . . → Read More: Ruslan and Wyatt 4.0
Ah, Mother’s Day. The children are pleasant and spend the day with their father while the mother sleeps in, goes to brunch with friends, and has a relaxing day. Oh…that’s just folklore?
Don’t get me wrong, Mother’s Day did not go unrecognized. The children brought home projects and cards from school and Scott sent . . . → Read More: Get Your Corn Dog Stick Out of Your Sister’s Ear!
Both boys talk so much now. They have a lot to tell me and each other and they have started imagination play where their stuffed animals talk to each other – there is a constant stream of words flowing at our house.
It is a lot of fun to watch them and I love . . . → Read More: Random Ruslan and Wyatt
I had all sorts of ideas for the boys’ birthday cake and I finally decided on a construction themed cake. I found mini construction vehicles and had plans to destroy a perfectly good chocolate cake. I made a basic cake, ripped a crater in half of it, and frosted the rest. Then I positioned the . . . → Read More: If You Make a Construction Cake
Every morning at drop-off for weeks, I would hear those words in the school hallway. One of the toddlers from Ruslan’s former class tugging on their parent’s arm to get their attention, pointing and saying “Ruslan goes to preschool now!”
Ruslan started preschool on January 22nd and he was so excited to finally move up. The first . . . → Read More: Ruslan Goes to Preschool Now
The winter has been long and last weekend we had a glimpse of spring – a few days of sunshine and warm temperatures. My kids need outside time and in the winter they are stuck inside too much. Once spring arrives they will spend hours each day outside. Until then I planned to make . . . → Read More: We Pet an Elephant and Other Outside Fun
I will start out with the drama for those of you looking for an update on Scott. Scott was in a car accident last weekend and has a concussion. He hasn’t been able to drive or work since then and has spent most of the past week resting is a dark room. He is improving . . . → Read More: Disney, Dancing, Dragons and Drama
Sunday afternoon was perfect for playing in the snow. We had several inches of snow, it was sunny and the temperature was just above freezing. So we were able to play outside for a while without getting too cold. Sleds, snow shovels, little shovels and buckets were all used to enjoy the snow. There . . . → Read More: It Can’t Be Worse Than the Shopping Cart He Licked