Saturday, January 30, 2010

Nate-Nate is 4!

Happy Birthday!
I love..
that great big smile,
with your squinty eyes (just like your daddy),
your very loving personality(definitely like your mommy) ,
your smarts (never forgetting anything),
how fast you can run,
and how strong you are. (like spiderman, batman or superman)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

This NEVER happens!
He finally woke up this morning at 10:34. I think Disney tired him out!

D is for...

Dinosaur Digging!

We went to the T-Rex restaurant at DownTown Disney. This place was awesome. There were dinosaurs all around (like the rain forest cafe) and it would get dark and they would all move and make noises. There was also a place were you could dig for fossils. It was really neat. And the food wasn't too bad either!

D is for...

Disney World
My family went to Disney last weekend, and boy did the kids have fun! Really we all did, but I was really tired by the end of 3 days and 4 parks. (The pictures are all out of order) Friday we went to Magic Kingdom, Saturday we went to Animal Kingdom, and Sunday we went to MGM, Epcot, and then back to Magic Kingdom. Needless to say we were exhausted. Tanner and Nate's favorite thing was Goofy's Airplane (little roller coaster). Tanner rode Big Thunder Mountain, and when he go off he said "That was P-X-Y Awesome!!" not sure what PXY is but, I know it was AWESOME! They also loved the Buzz Lightyear ride a Magic Kingdom. We ate lunch with the characters. The big boys like all of them, but Conner wasn't too sure at first, but by the end of the trip he loved them. He would wave and get all excited if he saw one. All in all we had a great time and can't wait to go back soon!
Look at those cute Mickey Ears!

Tanner & Nemo at Epcot.
We waited an hour to ride ToyStory, but it was worth it.
Matt wouldn't ride hardly anything, but he rode the teacups with the boys. You can see their hands and the tops of their heads.

We were just walking thru Epcot so we didn't get a stroller. Jeff carried both the boys while I took pictures and laughed.
Gotta ride Dumbo.
We stayed for the extra park hours on Sunday and rode Dumbo after dark.

Who knew brushing goats was so much fun?
Conner wanted to go in the goat pen.
Eating popcorn while we were waiting for the parade.

I had to hold Sarah back! :)
So Minnie moved on to Jeff. I think she thought she could take me. HA!
She can have Jeff, but not my HopHop.
or my Tanner!

We ate cereal in the room before we ate
real breakfast.
The boys were ready to get out of the car and jump on the bed!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

I Just Want to Do What You Do!

Conner follows Tanner everywhere and wants to do whatever Tanner is doing. Yesterday was such a beautiful day we went outside and pulled out every ride on toy we have, and we have bunch. They rode on the Gator for a while and they rode their bikes, but then Tanner got on his tractor and there was no place for Conner.

So Conner chased him around the yard crying.

Finally we put Conner in the trailer and he loved it.

Friday, January 15, 2010

A Little Too Much...

off the top.
Jeff gave Tanner this hair cut yesterday. It is just a little too short. I just wasn't expecting it to be this short. I does look cute when it has gel in it. I know, it's just hair, it will grow!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Why I Hate to Vacuum

#1 Conner wants to look at the light.
(btw, who is vacuuming in the dark?)

#2 Conner likes to pull on the cords.

and unplug it atleast once during the process.

#3 Conner likes to ride on the vacuum.

#4 I almost always break the belt on something.
(a phone charger, pop-gun string, curtain...)
and then the house ends up smelling like burnt rubber.

Santa brought this vacuum to Conner and
he likes the real one better.
Imagine That!
Blowing Blue Bubbles

we put blue food coloring in bubbles and blew them onto paper and it was suppose to look really cool, but it didn't really look like anything and it made a MESS! but Tanner was happy to be blowing bubbles. It has been so cold we haven't really been able to go outside so it was fun to do an outside activity inside.
Mr. Bad Boy himself!
for B week of course!

Friday, January 8, 2010

the Letter Aa

One of my new year's resolutions, is to be a better mom.
but i don't really make new year's resolutions
So it is a new thing that I am starting this year.
Being a Better Mom!

I want to start really teaching the boys some stuff, so I thought I would start off with letters. So we gave it a shot this week with the letter A.

I started by printing out some pictures of things that start with the letter A and put them on the kitchen door. (we always hang out in the kitchen and do school work in the kitchen) We point to the letter, say the letter, sing the song from the fridge phonics thingy, and say words that start with A.

So for some of the activities to go with the letter A, I searched around on some mommy blogs and came up with some letter A crafts,

like our alligator (and also there was a cute apple made from a little a.)

Then we wrote big A's and little a's.

We painted a picture of an apple tree.
We drew a picture of an airplane and wrote a story.

We took pictures of A's all around the house.

We studied the memory verse "Keep me the apple of your eye" Psalm 17:8

By the end of the week our door was covered in A stuff!

B here we come!