Tuesday, August 16, 2011
You can tell its close to the end of summer and fall is about to be upon us. Why? Because of all the darn horse chestnuts we have in our front yard. Unfortunately, the squirrels and the chipmunks don't like them either which leaves us to picking them up. With all the things that I have to do in the house, that's just one more thing for me to do outside. So one day after dinner, I decided we should play a game. Who can pick up the most horse chestnuts? I handed both boys a bucket that they had not played with in awhile and said, "Ready? Set? Go!" And would you believe that we had those suckers picked up in less than 15 minutes? We liked that game!
Monday, August 15, 2011
For the past couple weeks we've all taken a liking to watching our little hummingbirds visit our feeders by the bay window. It's almost a relaxer of sorts sitting quietly still while our little visitor sips his drink and then buzzes away as fast as he appeared. One morning after breakfast, BBZ was insistent on pulling up a chair to wait for our feathered friend. Unfortunately our friend is a little shy, but he did greet us again at dinnertime.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
So its been four weeks now since I started my little Sunday tradition of taking the boys to the track with me to go running. LMA has been a super biker and BBZ, well, he continues to throw things out of the stroller while I am running. But the best thing?? A nice cold coconut frappicino from Starbucks! For everyone!! Now who wouldn't want to go running with me?
Friday, August 12, 2011
I absolutely love the fact that we have been able to find new parks around in our neighborhood. And I blame it on this app: Playgrounds! We have been able to find three new parks in our area and then when I happened to be picking up something at a Freecycle house, we found another one. This one happened to have a friendly face that we've seen before at Aunt Wendy and Uncle Carl's! LMZ was super excited and couldn't wait to share the news to everyone! Hopefully we'll continue our little hunt for new and exciting places to play.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
**I apologize in advance if you take this picture offensive, but that's what you get for stopping by here.**
We knew this time would be coming sooner or later. It's time to start getting BBZ on the potty. He's already telling me when he goes #2, most of the time, so that's a start. But when I found this Froggy Potty on Freecycle I knew it was time to start. Now when I say start, it's basically telling BBZ, "This is a potty." His reply? Oh a step stool! This one might take a while too. But hopefully with the help of LMA you never know.
Friday, August 5, 2011
The other day I downloaded an app onto my iPod that mapped out local playgrounds and parks. Some we had ventured to before, but others I had no idea that they were there. This particular day I found one right behind our local elementary school. The boys had fun climbing on two different playgrounds and then copping a squat in the grass for a snack. The "inflight movie/entertainment"? Watching the John Deere tractor go around the field.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Every once in awhile, especially on days that he wakes up at 0630, LMA needs what I like to call a "Reset Button". It's good to know that he can and will still take naps. Of course I can't let him sleep too long or he doesn't go to sleep at night right away and the cycle starts all over again.