Monday, March 31, 2008

Our friends

We went to Indiana this week to spend time with Ben, Laura, Ally, and James. I've decided sometimes I don't quite know how much something means to me until it is gone. I knew that before we went but I remembered again after we left. Of course, I knew it was great when they lived down the street from us. Our friendship was one with no pressure to be a certain way. It was pretty true.
The trip was relaxing. We got to pick up where we left off. Even the kids seemed to feel the same. They didn't fight but just played and played. Isaac and Theron have it all figured out. They think that if we just put a for sale sign up in the yard of their old house down the street that the people who live there will have to move out and our old friends can just move right back in. Why didn't I think of that?
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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Along Came a Spider...

As requested here is the full real deal.
It's a spider web (obviously). For a while Isaac and Theron were making these spider webs with a couple of ace bandages Trav brought home from the hospital. It takes great wrapping and knot tying skill. Take note that the web is built at the bottom of the stairs in our basement. After several days of either crawling under or unwinding and untying just to do laundry, I had unwound and untied for the last time. After a lot of hard work, I threw the ace bandages in the crawl space. Maybe they will reappear on a rainy day, but for now, I needed a break from the Spider Men.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Crackin' up with Mr. T

“When we get to the celestial kingdom can we go to bed at a different minute? Like maybe eight seven thirty?”

Yesterday morning we had French toast for breakfast. This morning Theron said, “Mom, I haven’t had any Spanish toast yet.”

“Mom, there's some grass on the ground [in the kitchen] but I’m not picking it up. It’s not my ‘sponsibility’”.
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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Easter Day

When the boys came downstairs to find their Easter baskets they found that jelly beans had been hidden all over the "family home evening" room. Charlie scored the most and was definitely the fastest at shoving them in his mouth.

The Easter bunny brought sidewalk chalk, books, and punch balloons (along with a few candy filled eggs).
The boys searched high and low for Easter eggs in the back yard.
They made out with quite a hefty loot.
The night before Easter we made empty tomb cookies. After we put them onto the tray we put them in the oven and "sealed" the tomb with blue painting tape. On Sunday we opened the tomb and took a bite of our cookie which were hollow (sort of) just like the empty tomb.

This morning we ate peaches, plums, milk, blueberry bread, and... EASTER EGGS! Mmm!
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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Brush-a Brush-a

Charlie thinks he is so big. He wants to do everything his brothers do.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

True Colors

We set out to color eggs for easter on a cold rainy day.

From white... color.

The boys are counting on lots and lots of easter egg hunting.

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Monday, March 17, 2008

Another One Bites the Dust

Isaac lost tooth #2 tonight...or rather it was yanked from his mouth by a pair of pliers (and a dad).

This picture doesn't give it away but an hour of crying preceded the actual event.
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Friday, March 14, 2008

Theron prays...

No beatin' around the bush at our house. We ask it like we want it...

Theron: "Heavenly Father, will you please give us all the money so we can buy all the food we want? Will you give you and Jesus all the stuff you need to do your stuff? Make us do all of the good things and not all of the bad things. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen."
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Thursday, March 13, 2008

At Our Best... scanning abilities are not at their best but you get the idea...

Sunday, March 9, 2008

One Year Older and Wiser, Too!

H*ppy Birthd*y, Travis!
I tried to be cool like him and think of something thoughtful to do for him on his birthd*y. Theron and I decided to clean his car out. It was going pretty well until the vaccuum exploded in my face and (more importantly) all over the inside of the car. It was just a big cloud of nasty vaccuum dirt. I'm pretty sure this was not the best birthd*y gift he ever received.
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Friday, March 7, 2008

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Walkin' Chach

At nearly fourteen months we're almost there...

Monday, March 3, 2008


Day #3

Charlie has been sleeping in a toddler bed for a few days. Today I snuck in after his room became silent to see where he had fallen asleep for his nap... Right where I left him. What an angel. This boy is treatin' his mama right!
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Saturday, March 1, 2008

The End of One STELLAR Birthday Gift

Travis gave me a coupon for my birthday that was worth its weight in paper times a million. Don't just assume I am exaggerating. I detest laundry. I dread the mornings (which are all to frequent) when Trav wakes me up with a whispered question, "Britt, do I have any clean black socks?" If only he had 15 pair...but that wouldn't solve the laundry problem.

The boy did the laundry for an entire month and it was complete bliss.