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Monday, June 25, 2012

Evie is 2 years, 3 months and 5 weeks old; Eric is 4 years old!

Photos taken this week: 22


Water table time is FUN!


Olives are just the right size for baby fingers!


6 hours of on-and-off searching for Evie's sippy cup... I need to get some sort of homing beacon on that thing! (thankfully I have an exact replica replacement just in case of emergencies like this!) finally found the sippy cup sitting on a toy plate inside the toy kitchen's refrigerator -- makes perfect sense, I don't know why I didn't look there in the first place, lol!


Eric is in love with the digital camera we got him for his birthday, this is one of the pix he has taken.


Eric says, "I'm Super Eric!" then he runs down the hall toward Evie yelling, "Super Eric to the rescue!" And when he gets to Evie he says, "What seems to be the trouble?"  I'm laughing so hard i'm crying! I went and got him his batman cap and the mask I made him for Halloween that he refused to wear, he couldn't wait to put them on!


I bought this as a back-up Halloween costume last year, but it makes a great costume for the dress-up bin!


One more spinosaurus (which was a custom request and not in the coloring book, so I had to find one line and print it out and glue it into the book) and then there was no more coloring for a while...  :(


Sliding together is twice the fun!


Wheeeeeeeeeeee!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Evie is 2 years, 3 months and 4 weeks old; Eric is 4 years old!

Photos taken this week: 42

Fav quote of the week, “Don’t put pretzels up into your dinosaurs (mechanical) feet again please.”


Ride 'em, cowboy! I'm not sure if this was a horse or a train, lol!


Bathtime! Who can fill all their cups up the fastest?


I decided it was beautiful outside and time for a family photo, hopefully one we could use on our Christmas card this year. I took a few practice shots to get the angle and framing right.


Then I had to get the kids snacks because they refused to sit still, however, this also made the dog come over and want to get in the pic.


As soon as the snacks were gone, everyone tried to get up and leave, this shot reminded me of an album cover, so I gave it an appropriate band name and cropped it to jewel case size, lol!


At some point, the flash shut off and all the pix were over-exposed in the bright sunlight. I turned this one sepia and played with the contrast and levels to try to help it out a bit, but nothing helped.


This was the only decent picture I could get before no one could stand to have their picture taken any more, lol!


Evie isn't even looking, so I photo-shopped some bubbles in to make it look like she is looking at bubbles, lol!


Happy Father's Day! The art says, "You're the best Dad, hands down!" Eric made this at school. We got Dada some whiskey stones (blocks you freeze and use as ice in your drinks so the drinks aren't watered down by melting ice). Evie thinks they make great mini building blocks, lol!


My new fav pic of Evie.


When Eric was about 2.5 he went thru a very long phase where he wanted to color all the time. Now he is so over coloring that I barely get any artwork from school. Today, for some reason, he felt the bug and colored 6 dinosaur pictures all in one sitting! I hung them up, they are awesome! Great work little buddy!


This was so cute! Eric was giggling and Mook was having a blast, they played all over the house from the kitchen into our bedroom, lol!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Evie is 2 years, 3 months and 3 weeks old; Eric is 4 years old!

Photos taken this week: 57

Eric is singing, "Old MacDonald had a farm, and Bingo was his name-oooo" then he hums for a while, lol!


Just when you think all your material possessions have been destroyed by your monsters angels, they rip down the curtains and stick them to large neon orange/yellow/blue velcro toys, breaking the rods and ripping out drywall in the process. I remember, I cried when they broke the picture frame I got on our honeymoon in France, and I remember Scott yelled when they ripped the arm off the antique record player and broke its housing; but I don’t get upset anymore, I just clean up and get on with my day. At some point you realize you love them more than the material possessions, and if they were broken, that would be the real reason to be upset.


With over 172 dinos in the house, its nice to see Evie playing with her pink pony, lol. I know, I know, 172 doesn’t seem like I counted ALL of them (and it honestly feels more like 1720, lol!), but I only counted the action figures, not the pillow cases, underwear, switch light covers, shirts, pants, murals, paintings, drawings, posters, masks, cookie cutters, stickers, movies, books, cards, cavemen, dino trees, or etc (because if i did, i'd be counting for a week straight). And I'm sure I missed a few dinos who are currently under the bed, behind the sofa, in the car, wedged in the recliner, or hiding in other various places, lol!


This cracked me up!


So popular at the park!


Tire swings are fun! But not if they go around in a circle really fast, I think the boy gets car sick as fast as his Momma.


Evie walks the bouncy bridge!


Eric and Dada read comic books together for the first time!!! Dada is in heaven!


She never sleeps on me, I am so excited, lol! I can sniff her hair and pet her back and hug her and love on her and she doesn't even know!!! ♥♥♥


I made Eric those Dino Dan 'dinoculars' and he thought they were great. So then I made some 'muddy' dino footprints and some 'grassy' dino footprints and I started them in Evie's room and made them go all the way to Eric's room inside his closet. I put his big red T-Rex in the closet and closed the door. Both kids has a blast discovering the dino tracks and going on an adventure to discover dinosaurs! Eric really used his imagination and got into it, at one point he was being chased by dinosaurs and then a few minutes later he was chasing them, he had his Dino Dan Field Guide and was pretending to take notes on his discoveries. It was a lot of fun!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Evie is 2 years, 3 months and 2 weeks old; Eric is 4 years old!

Photos taken this week: 29

Eric woke up having a bad dream, this was the first time he was able to really articulate was his bad dream was about: “Mommy wouldn’t give me cake,” he said sadly.  Ah, the trials and tribulations of a 4 year old, lol.

Scott and I both woke up having bad dreams about groceries, how random and weird is that? He dreamt that the grocery clerk broke his beer bottles and sold him melted ice cream with the wrong flavor inside. My dream was that I took 5 bags of groceries to a co-op sharing event and came home with only half a bag full of strange things we would never eat like unripe almonds still in their fleshy husks and small fuzzy carrots. Then I was mad that I only brought canvas bags because there were open items I would have been allowed to have a portion of like vanilla extract but had no way to carry it home!


SO CUTE!!! Too bad its all held up with 1000 clips and none of the back hairs reach into the pigtails, lol!


Off to the park!


We have arrived at the park!


They went down the slide together - so cute!


There they go!


Whatever Eric does...


Evie says she can do better, lol!


Swinging with a friend is fun, lol!


Evie frowns at this 'baby' slide, so...


She goes down the big kid slide all by herself! Just look at that smile!!!


The park wore them out! I love this shirt, lol! I see at least 5 dinos sleeping with Eric, do you?