Friday, August 21, 2009

It's like a...

Wyatt's new thing seems to be constantly comparing things. He hops on one foot and "it's like a pogo stick". He stands on the bed and falls sideways and "it's like Cranky the Crane". Pointing at a yellow train, he excitingly calls to me, "It's like a sun!". And last, this morning as he was jumping on my bed, we both heard him pass gas. His eyes got all big and he said to me, "it's like a DUCK!".

Thursday, August 20, 2009

I love you THIS much!

A conversation between Jaxon and myself the other day

Me: I love you, Jaxy.

Jax: I love you too, mommy (insert big hig)

Me: How much do you love me?

Jax: Hmmm, (looks at ceiling) I love you this much.. to home.

Me: I love you all the way to the airplanes.

Jax: I love you... (then he gets it). That make me laugh

I love you to nana's house and i love you (looks up at ceiling)... tooooo. uh, the clouds an to the clouds and to belle and go back home on your bed.

Me: I love you to the clouds and to the moon.

Jax: WHAT? (laughs and shakes his head) That makes me happy.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

What they think is neat

The boys love walking around with what we call our "crap camera". It is a camera that is cracking open in the middle and the power switch surprises itself when it actually turns on.

Here are some of the things I have downloaded off the crap camera today.

No picture, but you can hear what goes on behind the camera in their hands.

Our ceiling fan

Catching Don in the hallway

Chick wants to race

On the web camera with Nana

A bug bucket full of toys

The most requested channel on our television

Finally! A people picture!

Looks like he had the camera backwards!

Our stair banister.

And last, his brothers on the couch playing leapster.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Rocket Men

Last week Don saw a vapor powered rocket online for only $10! He couldn't resist and took both the boys and the rocket to the park this past weekend for a few hours of sunshine and fun.

Here is a video of one of the many blast offs.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Card Sharks

Sometime in the past few weeks, we have taught the boys how to play "Go Fish". We started by teaching Wyatt (who becomes very addicted to playing the same game over and over again -just like me come to think of it!) when the other two were playing outside. Once Wyatt go the hang of it, we tried with again, but with all three.

After a couple crazy games, they all seem to have the hang of it. Since they are unable to hold their cards up (with their hands anyhow)so no one can see, Lucas has learned he can look around to see who he should ask. As his eyes wander between our cards he asks us, "Do you have a pour (four) Way- G-ax...Mommy?" Jaxon is learning to listen to who asks for the same numbers he has in his hands. Not only does this give him a fair advantage, it also helps keep his voice to a minimal yelling level so he can hear everyone else.

It gets trying to teach them a game, but -like anything else -so worth it when they get it. Now if I could just remember more card games to teach them...

Friday, August 07, 2009

Tan Lines

While Jaxon was outside spraying his brothers through the window, I got quite a view of the tan lines on the other two. Have you ever seen such white tooshies?

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Floaties rock!

While I was cruising the internet about 8 years ago, I remember coming across all these sites about infant swimming. I thought for sure when I had a baby, we would be in my parents pool all the time, cooling off and letting the water soothe us. Then we had three babies at once and the idea of bringing all three in the pool sent me into a sweaty mess and my heart would start pounding. Even with a one to one adult/child ratio, it was too hard with the kids trying to crawl out of the floats and trying to keep on their nap schedules and my head would just feel like it was going to explode -so all the baby swimming didn't happen like I would have loved.

This past summer we have been doing much more swimming. And been going through LOTS of sunscreen. I think we are on our 7th and 8th bottle of lotion right now. Even with all the SPF 50's, Wyatt's tan line makes him look like a half dipped Easter egg.

Since Nana and Pops pool had been having chemical issues, we had gone to the community pool countless times. It is only about 2 and a half feet deep, so they have had tons of time to get comfortable in the water and figure out new fun things for them to try. Jaxon will put his head under the water for about 15 seconds just trying to see how much longer he can go. He tells me he wants to be a diver when he grows up.

Now that my parents pool is back up and clean, we have been swimming there as well. Wyatt and Jaxon are having a blast swimming around with their floaties on. I use the term swimming very loosely though, it is more like a tread, but we will take whatever progress we can get. Luke wants to try to swim, but he is still a bit afraid. His nature is to observe and observe more. And then when HE is ready, and not a moment sooner, he will jump in with both feet and rock it out in his own style.

For now though, Jaxon is jumping in the pool with his floaties on his arms and goggles on his face. Wyatt is treading around the step/jacuzzi area, staying close to the walls, but feeling the taste of freedom. Lucas is staying close to the steps, or staying in the jacuzzi all together, but loves to hold on to our back while we swim around. But no matter what we are all doing, all five of us are having a good time at the pool this summer.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Our garden grew

I meant to post this about a month ago when we were getting so many tomatoes, onions, peppers and egg plants like crazy from the garden. We even grew a nice sized watermelon (that split only days after this photo-bummer!). Between our house and my moms, we had fresh food at least every other day.

When we bought the plants, we bought some jalapeno plants that have turned out to be incorrectly labeled and were cayenne peppers instead. There is really not much you can do with cayenne peppers, so we had more than enough to spare of those -and as luck would have it, they were the most heartiest of all the peppers that grew. Now that everything has just about had it with the outdoor temperatures (we have been over 100 for what seems like weeks now) the cayenne peppers still have lots of color on the plant. And beans. lots of beans. All the sudden they were everywhere and more than we could stand to pick in the crazy heat. But they got so tall and hearty so fast!

I love that the boys were able to eat veggies so fresh from the vines. Luke does not like tomatoes, but because we had them growing in our own backyard, he tried the cherry tomatoes again and again to see if the taste would appeal to him. Jaxon loved the bell peppers right off the vines and would rub his tummy when ever he saw them.

It was a great way to save money and eat healthier for all of us. Can't wait to see what we decide to grow next year.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Fishing 101

For the boys birthday, Annie had gotten each of the boys a fishing pole. Even though we brought it with us on our camping trip, we never had the opportunity to use it.

When ever Jax sees something on the television that reminds him even remotely of fishing, he begins to talk about how much he really wants to fish.

Finally Don took it upon himself to teach the boys the basics of fishing. He gave each of them their fishing poles and taught them how to drop the line and reel it back up. Originally, he was thinking to have them practice in the backyard, but with daily temperatures being over 100 degrees, he had to get a bit inventive and find another spot.

Who knew the upstairs hallway could be such a hot fishing spot?