Wednesday, November 26, 2014

November 26, 2014

What's that you say?  Chelsea never answers the phone?  You know she is home?  She must be ignoring you?  Well, let me assure you, it's not about you.  I live with Wild Things.  The minute I turn my attention away from them chaos ensues.  

Case in point - do you know how this happened?  

I slipped into the bathroom for no more than 30 seconds.  Thirty seconds resulted in 30 minutes of clean up.  (Yes, that is a giant container of vinegar that he pulled out.  I am so grateful he didn't spill that on top of the flour!)

He's trying to wave at the camera here.  A lame attempt at charming his way out of this mess.  (It kind of worked.)

And do you know what happened next?  You know, while I was ignoring him (aka cleaning up the flour and all the stuff he pulled out of the pantry).  He decided clothes were for schmucks.  I covered him for modesty's sake but let me assure you that I saw a full moon and it wasn't in the sky.

At this point the pantry still was not cleaned and I had no choice but to call in reinforcements.  I enlisted Gavin and Parker to play with Blake in the basement so I could finish up the flour job.  Did I mention that the cat pan is located just outside the basement door?  I'll spare you a photo and just say that a thorough hand washing was in order…..

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

November 25, 2014

Gavin was assigned a time line project for school.  His task was to look back at his 7 years and pick out a single "big moment" for each year, write a brief description of each moment, glue or draw a picture of the moment and then present it to the class.  It took us an hour or two to complete and we used the blog to help us pick out the moments.  I'm quite certain that this project will take much longer for Parker and Blake since I have dropped the ball on the blog.  Gavin's assignment was a good reminder that taking the time to record the "big moments" as well as all the little moments is worth it.  So without further adieu, the little moments ….

This dog bed was intended for Zowie but has become overrun with creatures a little less furry...

Monday, January 14, 2013

January 14, 2013

Snug as a bug as we venture off to take Gavin to school.

Such sweet smiles!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Saturday, January 12, 2013

January 12, 2013

Blake's big day...

Gavin is already teaching Blake the fine art of Legos.  I know this is biased, but aren't they cute?!?

Blake's first bath is a family affair.  Parker did not leave our side as we washed Blake (neither did the car in Parker's hand!).  

Not sure what to think...

Deciding it's not too bad but wishing the water could be a little higher (can't get the umbilical cord wet until it falls off).

That is some serious thumb sucking!
"You'll poke your eye out!"
(Do you know which movie that is from?)
Pooped out!

Friday, January 11, 2013

January 11, 2013

Zowie: "Blake!  Blake!  How do you like my baby?  Do you want to play with my baby?  Huh?  Do you?  Do you?"

Zowie: "Come on Blake!  Play with my baby!  Pretty please!"

Much to Zowie's dismay, Blake chose to lay on his tummy and suck on his fist instead of playing with the baby.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

January 10, 2013

Poor Parker.  He has an ear infection in both ears and a relentless cough that has caused some breathing problems.  It's kind of like deja vu.  When we brought Parker home from the hospital Gavin had an ear infection and felt pretty lousy too.  Hopefully Parker gets over it quickly and nothing is passed on to little Blake.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

January 9, 2012

We're going home today!

Big day today!  Worn out (at least for the next 2-3 hours...).

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

January 8, 2013

 Look who came to visit Blake at the hospital today!

#1 Big Brothers and a very swollen Mama.  It take a couple weeks for several IV bags to work it's way through the system!
Gavin absolutely ADORES his baby brother!  It is so sweet to see how much he already loves Blake.

Gavin is telling Blake "I'm your big brother, Gavin."
Daddy with a sore back, recovering swollen Mommy, a very ecstatic 5-year-old, a 3-year-old who is trying to figure it all out, and one adorable baby.
Do you think Aunt Kirsten will get a chance to hold Blake?  Gavin would be content to hold him all day every day!

Kirsten's turn!
Getting "camera ready" 

Kirsten takes the most amazing photos!

After all that, it was time for a much needed bath.  Mom took a video but will spare your ears!
The crew looked on from the window.