Day 39: Exhausted! Hudson was so tired after school. He laid on my lap while Griffin was getting his hair cut.
Day 38: Gymnastics! They had so much fun at their friend's birthday party. The uneven bars was their fave activity (excluding eating cupcakes).
Day 37: Pride! My boys are the only two who have scored soccer goals so far this season. It's usually one or the other one, but this game they BOTH did. Griffin scored first and then Hudson scored the next two. We won 3-0!
Day 36: Anticipation! Our weekly ritual is waiting and watching the garbage truck. It's just getting ready to turn the corner to come to our house here.
Day 35: Wishes! Shopping for a friend's birthday party.. and wishing it was their own party with presents for them.
Day 34: Paperwork! Kindergarten registration papers for next year. Way too many papers I need to complete.
Day 33: Giants! This is the growth chart my MIL kept and recorded my husband's, my SIL's, and their cousins height records up until age 6. A couple years ago we started adding in Hudson and Griffin. Hudson is already 46.5 inches - 2 inches taller at 5y5m than his dad was at 6 yo. Griffin is 42.5 inches - the same height as is dad was exactly one year later (Grif is 4y 4m and his dad was 5y4m).
Day 32: Trash! Getting ready for trash day and making sure our trash can looks "funny" with things sticking out the side with the lid down.
Day 31: Trains! Barnes & Noble Kids is a great escape. We have more trains at home, but these are more fun at times.
Day 30: Cars! Griffin is so proud of his big line of cars.
Our Friday lunchtime ritual - waiting for the garbage truck. It's picking up our trash and my boys are jumping with excitement. They then went even crazier because another garbage truck passed by on the other side of the street.
They are almost Irish twins. Hudson is 13 months older than Griffin. Most every day (maybe 360 days of the year) they dress themselves different from each other. Last night Hudson picked out clothes for both of them for school this morning. He's the one who chose for them to look alike. Aren't they so cute?
This is the remains of the dinosaur egg. My boys received two large (red clay) dinosaur eggs for Christmas with a little chisel and brush. After about 20 minutes of chiseling one of the eggs, the headless Stegosaurus was released. Somehow the head was broken off & we couldn't figure out where it was supposed to be. It didn't look like any parts were sticking out of the last couple of large egg chunks.
Remember the paints from yesterday? Well, my little artist went to work this afternoon in the backyard. We didn't have much time to paint today, so tomorrow after school we're going to have a lot more fun with it. I decided to play with the color in this pic too and I really love how it turned out.
The last thing my 5yo requested from me before I went to work was to make sure I bought paint before I came home. I promised him yesterday and earlier today, but I kept forgetting. I did remember tonight. He'll be so happy tomorrow morning. My only issue is that I only bought one color which states it is washable. I think all temperas are supposed to be washable, but now I'm not sure. I guess we'll find out.
My boys come up with some pretty creative sandwiches at times. Today's lunch was no exception. This is actually my 5yo's concoction. It's buttered toast with mini Nutter Butters and fruit snacks. My 4yo decided it looked really tasty and he wanted one for himself. They must have been tasty since they ate all but but one side crust of each sandwich.
Our weather was crazy tonight! We live in the desert and don't have rain too often. This week was way abnormal.... not just an hour or so of rain. It's been on and off all week. Tonight we had tornado warnings and crazy winds & rain. The howling of the wind outside scared my 5yo. He ventured into my office & crashed on the floor. ZZZZZZZZZZZZ! I might have to cover him up for the night. It might be better than trying to get him back up in the top bunk of his bunkbed.
FINALLY SCHMINALLY! My husband upgraded my PSE4 to PSE7 for Christmas (PSE8 was out of stock). When I exchanged it, I upgraded to the one with Premiere since it was on sale for the same price as what he paid for the PSE7. Today I finally installed my PSE8. YAY! PSE4 worked just fine for me, but I can't wait to see how much more wonderful PSE8 is.
Pretty unusual for us - we've had rain most all of today and rain is also scheduled for the next couple of days. Rain sure doesn't stop my guys for playing with trucks in the backyard. Here's my 5yo with one of his favorite trash trucks with lots of standing water in the corner of our backyard and soooo happy!
I stopped by Target on my way home from work tonight to grab a couple of essentials we needed at home.... and then walked past the ice cream and decided to get myself a special treat for while I stay up late to design. FYI - The coloring isn't off on the photo of this little pint, most of it is frosted over.
All day the excitement was building for the Pump It Up birthday party which was late in the afternoon. They had a blast on all of the bouncies, enjoyed their pizza... and then had the best belly laughs at their two friends across the table. The friends were sticking their tummies out showing us that they were full. Their moms acted a little embarrassed since their sons were being silly and I was loving every bit of it because I was able to grab some fabulous shots of my guys laughing their heads off.
Every night before I bed my guys get an option of a story or a quick game. Usually we play Go Away Monster, but tonight they chose Funny Bunny. It's such a cute game (and pretty fast too). It's good with counting and logic, but they don't really think of it that way. They just get so excited for the chance to be "King of the Carrot".
Here is our fabulous crooked tree again. After a nice long walk on our beautiful January Friday, they had a blast climbing this fun tree, then we played ball in the greenbelt before we headed home.
I would've opted for a different picture for today.... IF... my phone wasn't dead or if I had my camera with me .............. get this crazy night of mine......
I was 1 of 3 cars that hit big metal crates on a little highway - ripped my sidestep off my car, along with a couple big scrapes...... wish I could've taken some pics there.............took a neighbor to the airport & only about a mile away when it happened.... everyone was ok, but the car behind me ended up with a huge huge dent in his driver's door and shattered window, somehow he only had one very minor cut.........over 2 hours with the cops while they wrote up 3 collision reports- and luckily my boys were angels in the backseat the whole time and nobody at all got hurt
Today I colored my hair myself with the help of L'Oreal Couleur Experte Express. It was the first time I've done it myself in 2 or 3 years. I just haven't taken the time to go to the salon for a few hours in probably over 3 months and my gray was really coming through. I botched my highlights a little bit, but it didn't turn out too shabby... and the best part - most of my grays are gone! YAY!
On Black Friday I was the lucky winner of a fabulous Wallcrashers item because of Twitter. I love contests on there, especially when I win something cool! Wallcrashers are life sized removable wall decals. I was able to choose any item I wanted so I went with the large 5 foot tall Mizzou Football player (U of Missouri), It arrived shortly before Christmas. It was a gift for all three of my sons and I put it up in the playroom a couple days ago. Dontcha just love it?
My youngest two spent most of the afternoon in their bedroom cleaning their room (and playing). As soon as it was done, they brought out their rescue vehicles from their playroom and took them into the game room. Emergency! Emergency! A fire (pretend fire) was happening and the firetrucks and other rescue vehicles were not allowed to leave. They were supposed to put them away before I came home from work. Well, after a few hours the boys were in bed & the trucks are still out. I guess that emergency is really disastrous since they will be working on it all night long. LOL
Our sunny afternoon today. It was in the upper 60s/low 70s. My boys had their scooters, trikes, a wagon, a dumptruck, and a go-cart in the front yard. For some reason the bikes stayed in the garage. We enjoyed a very beautiful day, unlike half of the country in sub-zero temps & windchills.
Can you say cheesy?????? Boy does this look funny! Hudson's hair looks way goofy and he just has the goofiest look on his face while he is showing off the big gap in his mouth. The Tooth Fairy will be visiting since he lost his 2nd tooth today.