Thursday, September 25, 2008

Nothin' but Fun

With the winter months approaching my neighbor and I have been trying to think of fun indoor activities for the kids to do, a combination of ideas led to the homemade ball pit. The boys will play, giggle, bounce, and throw balls until their little hearts are content. The other night I stood back in the hall and watched Isaac playing by himself in his crib with these balls. It was easy to see the joy that those colorful balls brought him as he kicked his little legs pushing the balls away from him and then flopping on his tummy to try and grab them all back. I could have watched that sweet little face for hours, but he eventually grew tired and down to bed it was. Sam enjoys jumping up and down making the balls fly up in the air all around them and I think Isaac gets a thrill from it as well.

The weather in Kansas has stayed mild and in order to take advantage of that our friends and I took a little trip to the botanical gardens. Here we saw a mommy turtle and a tiny baby turtle that couldn't of been much larger than a quarter. The kids also enjoyed playing on big rocks, feeding fish and snacking on our adventure.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Crushing Oreos/Cont' below

Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing - Photo Books

Chef Sam

For Joel's 25th birthday this past September 9th, I had Sam help me in the kitchen with this easy birthday dessert that Joel and the rest of the family enjoys. I'm not sure why it just occurred to me the other day that Sam was old enough to help me in the kitchen...but this was an easy dish and there were plenty of things that he could help with. I think it will be fun to try this again on a daily basis.

Stirring the pudding

Enjoying the leftovers on the spoon

Happy Birthday Daddy!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Chilly Fall Walk

Gearing Up!

Can you believe that it was actually chilly enough that I had to dig out a snow suit and winter jacket for the boys?! It was pretty chilly with the wind that night.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Growing Pains/Giggles

This morning when I went to get Isaac out of his crib I saw this!

Not only is my son crawling like a pro, he also sits himself up like a pro, and now my little toady is pulling himself up! I just know that it is a matter of a couple months before he is toddling around the house. In the back of your head you know that it is a matter of time before they get older and hit all the milestones and it can be frustrating to have the time pass you by faster and faster with each child. Even in Sam's naughtiest moments I try and find something to smile about in the moment; as Trace Adkin's song states "You're gonna miss this, your gonna want this back, your gonna wish these days haven't gone by so fast. These are some good times, so take a good look around, you may not know this now, but your gonna miss this!"

Here are some of Isaac in his soft fuzzy footed jammies. Can you believe the weather and having to scramble for some warm clothes for all the kiddies?! Goodbye summer - Hello Fall!