Sunday, March 30, 2008

Cute pictures of Britton.
















Britton has been sick most of the week with a nasty cold and an ear infection, so he stayed home from Church today. But it didn't keep him from smiling!!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Carter dressed himself today.















So, like I have said, Chris has been gone a lot and there are just some things that I have had to give up on lately. Today it was how Carter was dressed. So this is what he wore - A blue sweat suite that should have been given to the Salvation Army 2 years ago when Carter grew out of it, boat shoes without socks, a big green beanie, garden gloves (I DON'T KNOW WHY), and a blue jacket that wouldn't even zip up. Although he looks like the biggest goof ball, I love that he loves it! All day he was strutting his stuff with his new I-dressed-myself confidence. Although he looks cute, maybe dressing my son is something I won't give up on quite yet after all. BUT HE IS SO ADORABLE!

Book buddies.

Chris has been gone a lot lately because he has been studying for the dental boards. He has been leaving before the kidos get up and coming home long after they have gone to bed. So since it is a Saturday and we wanted to get some daddy time in, we surprised him by visiting him at the local library. It actually wasn't much of a surprise because the second we entered the small library Britton broke the no talking rule by screaming "Daddy ere are oo."

While we were there, we got some books for Carter and Britton. Chris read them to them when he got home. They are always so happy together. Chris is such a good dad and it shows by how much my boys love him. They just can't get enough daddy time!

Friday, March 28, 2008

B.F.F.


These two are just so cute together!! I love how I took like 20 photos and they both weren't looking at the camera . Notice how tall Ethan is compared to my Carter. Believe it or not, they are only a few days apart! I love to see them play together. They just LOVE to be together. We will be sad when they move to CA.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter fun!

On Saturday, Carter and I started to make the boys' Easter baskets out of old paper bags. I learned how to do this while teaching the after school kindergarten class. It was so much fun. Carter really got into all the crumpling.





The finished bag!! Carter was so excited about dyeing the eggs, as you can see.







The Easter bunny came so the baskets are filled and ready for the boys to get.







Yaaaaaaaaaa, they love them!! Carter loved the finger skateboard. Britton loved the candy.







Ready to dye the eggs.








Carter's doing the dipping. Just like his dad, he has to be perfect.








Yikes. Britton's new smile. How do we fix that?








I heard a big crash and thought that one of the boys were messing with the eggs and when I went into the Kitchen I saw Chris stumbling to get all of the eggs of the floor that he had dropped. Oh well, we were going to have egg salad sandwiches for lunch any how.

We had a great night, too. We went over to the Rosengren's house for dinner and had a wonderful time. The food was good and the company was great.

Hugs happen anywhere in this house.










The boys are always hugging. But it always ends up the same way. It starts with a simple BIG hug, then Britton decides that he wants Carter to hold him so he lifts his little legs off the ground. Carter tries to hold him but can't and they end up on the floor. . . still hugging but not in the way they had originally planed. I am so glad they love each other so much. It is fun to see both of them grow up and become so sweet.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Sleeping monkey.


I went to a friends baby shower and left my husband with the boys. When I came home I found Chris asleep on the couch and Carter asleep sprawled on the floor sleeping in a monkey costume. This is why dads are so much fun because anything goes.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Big snow storm on the first day of spring..........BUMMER.


So today we woke up to several inches of snow on the ground and it continued to snow all day long!!! All in all we got about 10-12 inches. Just yesterday Carter was riding his bike outside and hanging out with some friends and the weather was just gorgeous. (Notice the bike covered in snow in the photo) It is Chris's spring break and I don't think anyone should ever need to shovel snow on their spring break--there is just somthing WRONG about that. I don't mean to be bitter but I am just eager for Spring to really come.

Like mother, like son.


Poor kid--he has a sweet tooth just like me. I turned around just for a second in the kitchen and when I looked back at Brit he was sucking the Hershey syrup like it was a bottle. So we don't have many sweets in the house right now because I am trying to eat healthier (trying is the key word.) I have been waiting for easter to eat my favorite Cadbury chocolate eggs. You know the ones that have the hard shells in the various pastel colors with the luscious, rich, divine, milk chocolate centers? I just love the way they melt in my mouth. . . . and the shell--did I mention that? SOOOOO GOOD. I told myself I could eat as many as I wanted on Sunday only but yesterday we went to our good friends' house for dinner and she had a bowl of them out! That plan went downhill!! I literally ate the whole bowl with only a little, little, little help from Chris. Thanks Josie!! Or should I say no thanks. ;0)

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Fun with Grandma.






My mother came to Wisconsin this week to visit the grandbabies. We just had so much fun. Thanks for coming, Mom!!

While she was here we went to The Wilderness resort at the Dells where there are tons of huge indoor water parks to play in. Here are a few pictures from our fun adventures.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Carter's class photos



A few weeks ago Carter had his class pictures and they invited anyone else who wanted to have there picture taken to come. So I was able to get a picture with both of my handsome boys together. We practiced Carter's smile for about a week before and he pulled it off! I was so happy to see both of them smile.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Carters got the looks.


On Friday as Carter was eating his breakfast he said to me, "I've got the looks." I chuckled and then he said, "I've got speed too." He sometimes says the most random, funny things. I have no clue where he got that from but it was funny. I think he has the looks!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Forgetful me.

I've forgotten a lot of things in my lifetime, but one of the worst things I've forgotten is to fill up the gas in the car. I have no clue why I hadn't looked at the gas gauge before I stalled? Well if any of you have done this you know that you never run out of gas at convenient times.

Today I was heading home from Bed, Bath and Beyond with both of the boys when my car began to do that sputtering thing. At first I thought that I wasn't in the right gear and then I realized that I was out of gas. I was luckily able to make it into a vet Parking lot.
It was COLD outside--around 4 degrees--the boys were hungry, Britton was tired and I didn't have my cell phone with me (not having it isn't unusual but I have now learned my lesson.) I went into the clinic to meet 3 very nice ladies that let me borrow a phone. I called Chris's cell and the home phone but he didn't pick up either of them so I just left a number for him to call back. We waited for a call back for about 30 minutes. During that time I think there were about 30 meltdowns--A few were mine because Carter was begging for me to let him eat the dogie treats. Like I said, we were hungry and I must admit they looked kind of tasty.

Well, I decide that I had to get home so we walked to the gas station about a block down in the 4-degree weather. We made it to the gas station and back without loosing any fingers or toes to frostbite but it was brutal, let me tell you!! Walking with maryjanes without socks on the muddy ice wasn't fun.

When I got home I found Chris laying on the couch polishing up his vocabulary with a Readers Digest. Great, my husband was refining himself while I was battling the cold and fighting for our lives. I am sure he didn't ignore the calls but he didn't look for them either. I was so mad. For some reason I felt like he should have some type of Fatherly instinct that tells him when his family is in distress. On second thought, he probably does but only when we're in a LOT of distress.

Moral of the story-
-Fill up on a regular basis.
-Keep cell phone with you at all times.
-Keep snacks for the kids.
-Have extra gloves in car.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Sleepy Britton



Britton is in love with his dad. All he talks about is his dad. The other day when I went into his room to get him from his nap he asked me "wheres dada?" I told him that he was home (which was unusual considering his busy schedule.) He looked at me with a confused look on his face and said "No, dada at school. " it is neat to see the bond between both of them. I love how Britton is always right next to his dad. This photo is just so typical of both of them.

Kids, kids and more kids.

On Monday we had a houseful of kids (6 boys and 1 girl to be exact) over for lunch. Carter has said to me before that he is happy when his friends come over because he "likes to laugh with them". It is so cute to see all of there fun personalities together and to see them laugh together. I am glad that our family has such good friends here in Wisconsin.

My sweet boys.

This morning I was pleasantly surprised to find Carter reading to Britton. Carter has grown up to be such a great big brother. He loves Britton and, in return, Britton loves him, too. It is moments like these that make me happy to be a mother.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Brittons new todler bed beding.
















This is my newest project. Britton had the cutest cowboy crib set that I made him right before he was born. I had to put it all away because the mattress needed to be lowered which made the bed skirt drag. Plus Britton started using the crib bumper as a step to get out his crib. Because of that his room now looks very bare. I didn't want to spend any money on new bedding because I am hoping in the next year or so I'll have the boys share the room but only if Britton becomes a better roommate! So Britton and I went down into my basement and we went shopping through my business fabrics. He picked the airplane fabric out and I put minky with it (he loves minky). It only took me an hour to do the pillow case and the blanket which is quilted and binded too. Dang I have gotten fast!! It is so rewarding to make things for my boys because they appreciate it so much. He loves it!


Carter drew some pictures of some family members. Take a look because it is quite funny. This one is of a very happy Aunt Zizi. (Linzi)



This is one of Chris.



And this one is of me. I look like I haven't slept in days. Should I be worried about what my boys think of me?? :0)