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Monday, October 1, 2012

Evie is 2 years, 7 months and 2 weeks old; Eric is 4 years old!

Photos taken this week: 74

For the passed two weeks or so, Eric’s new thing is telling knock-knock jokes at the dinner table. Some of them include:
Knock knock, who’s there? Crane. Crane who? Crain-berry juice!!! AHAHAHAHAHA!
Knock knock, who’s there? Banana. Banana who? Orange ya glad I didn’t say banana? AHAHAHA!
He calls it a 'knee-slapper' then makes his hand into a fist as he beats the side of his leg (sort of near his knee), laughing uncontrollably.
Well, tonight, Evie decides she needs in on all this attention and laughter, so before Eric starts the next joke, Evie says, “Naht, naht?” then she pauses, so I say, “who’s there?” and she says something in baby talk that has the same intonation as the punch line of the end of the knock-knock joke, then she looks at all of us and waits, so we all start laughing and she starts laughing and it is honestly the most hilarious thing ever! She then tells Eric it is his turn, so he tells one, then she tells Dada its his turn, then I get a turn, then its her turn again. I am laughing so hard, I’m starting to tear up!

The kids were playing on the bathroom scale, turns out Eric is 40.5 lbs and Evie is 34.0 lbs!

Evie is now tall enuf to turn the lights on :)

Backyard antics with the dog, lol!

Check out this amazing bridge! Talk about a long way down -- yikes!!! As you can see, we don't own (the blue) Thomas the Tank Engine, but Eric needed one so badly that I built one out of cardboard and paper. Thank goodness for the internet and my printer!

I had to take a picture of her hair wet so you can see how long it really is when it isn't curly. I ADORE those curls, but even I didn't realize how long her hair had gotten!

I'm not sure what is going on here, the blanket seems to be an arm chair cover and the chair cushion seems to be a blanket. As Grampa Bill always says, "I'd love to be able to listen in on their thoughts, just for a few minutes." lol!

Mr. 'Sleeps with Cars (and other various random toys as well as a toothbrush)' LOL!

We went to Eric's open house night at preschool and Evie was so excited to go to school! She is always sad she can't go in the mornings when Daddy and Eric leave. Sometimes she cries. Tonight she was so happy she wanted to wear two hair clips!

Eric had fun showing her all around.

And Scott and I enjoyed seeing all his projects that he'd been working on.

One of the projects included building this spaceship, how fun!

Evie really likes school, she can't wait until next year when she gets to go all the time. Just look at how diligent she is working!

Scott is excited to sign Eric up for baseball next year, so they practice in the backyard. Eric does really well and seems to want to hit left handed!

Papa Steve to the rescue with a real Thomas the Tank Engine! We can finally throw the fake cardboard one I made in the garbage!!!

Evie gets presents too! Thank you!!!

Papa Steve also brought some extra track, now the trains have lots of places to go!

Evie and Gran play with dolls.

Everyone plays together.

Eric's trains venture onto the sofa.

Papa Steve explains how important it is that the trains be on time.

Evie decides Eric has hogged Papa Steve long enough and she takes over, lol!

Papa Steve is so much fun!

Park time! It is so amazing having a park so close to the house. The kids love going to the park, and we can (and do) go often!

Eric took this photo of me at the park (we might have a photographer on our hands!) And yes, I made the basket! Woot!


Papa Steve said...

"Knock, knock....." :D

Ashley said...

Awwwwww so cute!! Love the knock knock jokes and the trains!! And Evie with the chair cushion as a blanket, of course!! I miss you guys sooo much, between going to school, working full time, and looking for a new job/going on interviews, I feel like I am working 3 full time jobs and I'm pooped!! Once everything settles down I'm planning a trip to see you guys!! XOXO