Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sprinter Weather

A glimpse of spring came a few weeks ago and then sadly passed away. I refer to this as, "Yay, it's spring.... oh wait, nope, guess winter came back." Or, as I refer to it, it's more like Sprinter. In that week, Krista mastered the slide (she was terrified) and Gabriel went down with her. Logan has no fear and will try to climb/slide on anything.

I posted a the pictures of our fun below. These were all taken prior to Krista breaking her arm at Wendy's...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Driven Crazy

Logan, Logan, Logan.... you are driving me crazy. You are almost 18 months and still not walking, yet still into EVERYTHING. You alternate between pulling all the items out of the drawers in the kitchen, dumping your milk out on purpose, playing in the toilet, and eating dog food. I see your ornery blonde head zooming by with a gleam in your eye. You have so many toys, son, why do you insist on playing with VHS movies when I'm not looking?

Gabriel, stop trying to hoard all of the baby toys so your little brother cannot play with them. You didn't care about them before he was interested in them, why do you care about them now?Also, you need to stop becoming "crazy man." The aggressive tickling and hugging, which always results in your brother falling over and hitting his head, is too much love. And please, please stop pooping your pants - it smells awful and embeds the smell in your skin and the house.

On top of the many annoyances of your brothers, you continue to whine-talk, Krista. Mommy! Really? You just asked me less than a second ago and you didn't wait for me to answer before shouting my name. If I didn't answer you immediately, that means you didn't ask right. Also, crying about everything you "can't do" is driving me crazy.

I love my children dearly, but this has been the perfect storm to form the crazies. Gotta run, Logan is dragging chairs around so he can climb them to get higher off the ground before he falls.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

Multiple Personalities

Depending on the moment, my oldest son can be any number of people/things. If you dare call him by the "wrong" name, he will not let you get away with it and will keep getting louder until you call him by his "real" name.

His current persona's include:

1. Mickey Mouse - this is by far the most common "entity" - insisting we call him by this name (I love you, Mickey. You're my big boy, Mickey.) and it tends to get a little weird.

2. Handy Manny - this one used to be a favorite around Halloween last year, but has fallen by the wayside.

3. Kitty - he sometimes alternates between this and #4. He likes to randomly meow loudly.

4. Doggy - see #3. Beware that he may just bark loudly if you ask him a question while he is a dog. It's so embarrassingly cute.

5. Gabriel - on occasion, we can still get him to see himself with the name we gave him.. but, it's a rare occasion.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Dancing Queen

Last week, Krista's dance studio had family day. We were allowed into the room to watch/participate in the dance class. They let us preview the dance routine they are practicing for the recital, South Pacific's Honey Bun. Krista, shy in the large group atmosphere, still loves to dance and tries everything Miss Amy tells them to do.