Monday, April 27, 2009

So Happy to See Spring

We have been ready for spring for quite a while. The kids need to be able to get out and run. It has been a really long winter for us. We have been going nuts lately being cooped up in the house. I am very tired of cleaning up mud and snow and everything else tracked in during the winter.(Railey has a habit of walking through mud and pudddles on the way home from the bus stop.) I will be so happy not to have to put on all those little shoes, socks, coats, gloves, and hats. Just keeping track of all of them makes me crazy. I love flip flop weather. The kids can put them on themselves and they love wearing them. We had a couple of really beautiful days and we took advantage and spent a lot of time outside. I love to see the flowers poke up and bloom and the grass all green again. I know its nuts but I enjoy mowing the lawn so I was happy to mow it for the first time again this last week. I can't wait to plant my flowers and watch them grow. We've been trying to get the back part of the yard all cleared and ready to plant a garden this year. Hopefully we will have success. With any luck, maybe I will get some tomatoes. I'm really hoping to get a bunch so I can bottle juice and salsa.

Railey was a good sport when the boys wanted to wear her helmet and ride her scooter. She was willing to trade and ride one of their trikes.

While playing outside, Robby found an old pair of safety glasses in the garage. He put them on and he called himself "Daddy Robby" all day. Robby is holding the door open so Ranger can ring the doorbell about a hundred times. They all have to ring the bell everytime we come home or come in from outside.

The boys reading Dad's books. We usually don't let them take them alone but we had some that had been damaged and some that were used for displays, so we gave them each some of their own. They were so excited. They have been carrying them around for days and telling us that dad made these "Little Jake" books.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Potty Trainin' and Nose Pickin'

I'm sure you can guess by the title of this post what we have been dealing with lately. Some days I think we may never actually be done with the potty training. Ryder is doing well..still has a few accidents, Ranger will go as long as I always take him about every 10 minutes..if I don't remember to take him he won't tell me. I try to take him but I forget a lot or I get sidetracked with something else. Robby still doesn't want anything to do with it. I did get him to sit on the potty the other day but of course we didn't get any results. I keep hoping that one day it will all just click for them. That would be a great day. I can't wait to stop buying diapers. It is so hard for me to hand over the money that we spend on them. I keep thinking of all the other things I could do with it. I know the day will eventually come. I am not the most patient person so I guess that is probably one lesson I need to learn from it. I was very lucky when training Railey..she picked it up fast and never had accidents. Lately, the boys have decided that picking their noses is the thing to do. I also think it is contagious between's like if one sees another one do it their finger automatically goes there too. Gross!!! In our house it's like there is a recording that goes off every few minutes of "mom..a booger" At least I can be grateful they tell me about it and they ask for a tissue. And every night without soon as we put them to bed and leave the room I give them about 1-2 minutes and someone will call out "I got a booger" or "I need to pee mom" What do you do? You can't get mad at them. I know that sometimes they do it to stall but I still have to let them. I know that one day we will think back about this and laugh and have good memories. I know this is just what everyone wanted to hear about. Sorry..but it seems to be one of the main events in our lives right now. I will show you some courtesy though by not posting a picture of it.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Our 4 little bucket heads...I came into the living room and they were all wearing their Easter buckets...they thought they were pretty funny.
Done egg hunting and getting ready to go home. They were freezing at this point.
Railey with her cousin Brinlee after the hunt..Cold but Happy.
The boys are trying to patiently wait for them to say GO so they could start looking.

Easter Egg Hunt

We went to the park here in Oak City for the Easter Egg Hunt. It had rained all night and it was cold but the kids were so excited to hunt eggs. The boys had a lot of fun this year. This was really the first year they really cared about getting as many eggs as they could and keeping them. We colored eggs the night before and they thought that was pretty cool, but of course I forgot to take pictures.