Thursday, December 18, 2008

Today's fun in the snow

We got more snow last night which meant no school today. I honeslty don't beleive that we will have school tomorrow either. Hunter has gone out a couple of times today and played, but these pictures are from this morning. Both the little ones went to sleep quite quickly for nap and Will is still out.

This is Nate plyaing hard. He seems to really enjoy the snow and goes for it!

Nate eating the snow

Here's Nate and Will having a "snowball fight". Will is the one that has that slightly pained look on his face.

And this is Will doing??? Not sure...

Hunter building his fort.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Snow 2008 and the tree

I thought I would share some pictures from the snow we've had so far and the tree.

This is from the other night.

Here is a picture from today.

And here are some of the boys playing outside. This is Nate.

This is Will.

Nate eating the snow.


Monday, December 8, 2008

Hunter's Party

Well, we finally got Hunter's party for him. He invited 4 boys over for pizza, cake and video games. The boys did play video games, but they also spent a large amount of time playing outside with the numerous Nerf Guns that he has managed to accumulate within the last week. We got him a big one and then he purchased one with his birthday money and then he got 2 of them at his party, plus one of his friends brought one from home so there was plenty for everyone!

Here is a picture of the cake that I made for him. Hunter mentions to me the night before that he thought it would be nice to have a cake that is in the shape of the nerf gun that he just got. What??? - I didn't think so, so I steered him back into the direction of what he originally wanted. A round cake with multiple layers of white and chocolate with raspberry filling and fudge. I said we would make the top look like a target.

I did jazz up the cake board by stamping some somewhat appropriate images on it. I had mostly hunting type of images to put on there and didn't want to go that route, so I did the best that I could. Still turned out nicely and I will definitely do go back to that idea with any other cakes that I end up doing.

Here is a picture of the inside. I was actually quite please with how the cake tasted. I didn't go the scratch route, but went with Betty Crocker instead. I have a recipe where you add 1/4 cup of extra flour to the mix and off the top of my head, I can't remember if the water and egg amounts change or not, but either way, it turned out quite yummy. The raspberry inside was just a jam bought at the store. Hunter's huge request was that there be as little frosting as possible.

I am hoping to add some more pictures tomorrow and I do have a couple of cute ones of the twins too.

Also, today we are going to go see the Dr. for the twins' check up. I still can't get over the fact that 3 years has passed. And get this, I made the appointment for 8 am. I do this everytime and then complain about it. I can tell that today will be one of those days. Hunter also has early release - ack!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy Birthday Hunter

Today Hunter turns 9. Where in the world did my baby go? I just wanted to share a few photos that I took from my scrapbook. Photos of photos... hmmm... sounds odd huh?

Here is a picture of him as a newborn.

Here he is eating rice and broccoli. If you notice my child couldn't possibly get the "normal" 2 top or bottom teeth first, but rather he got his 2 eye teeth first. He was my little vampire.

Here is Hunter outside during the spring. He was copying his dad with the earplugs.

Just another pet... That is Sitka on the left who passed away a couple of years ago.

This is a picture of his cake, what makes it funny is that every year after this Hunter had to have Cheesecake for his birthday. He is a creature of habit. He has grown out of his desire for cheesecake on his birthday, but he had it every year until just a couple of years ago.

Here is Hunter when we took a train ride. He and I had a great time - it was such a great experience.

And for my last picture... so typical of Hunter. He was upset after having some sort of disagreement with us.

And here he is at the present.

I want to post few pictures of Thanksgiving... soon.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Children can sleep anywhere

This is what greeted us when we walked out into the living room this morning. Unfortunately, all the boys in this household are sick. I guess my turn will come, but then at least it will just be me.

This is Will.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween Fun 2008

Here we go friends :) Halloween was a lot of fun - luckily for us, the weather turned for the better. I was really afraid that we would get very wet, but thankfully we didn't. So without further ado, here you go.

Here are Will (left) and Nate (right). Nate is starting to give me the "I see the camera smile". I thought they made the cutest little pirates and they did super keeping their pirate "hats" on.

Here is Hunter joining his little helper pirates. He wanted a "dirtier" pirate costume. I did have eye patches for them all, but those didn't stay on.

Here's Nate with his loot and there is his "I'm supposed to smile" smile.

And here is Hunter working on his Pumpkin. This year he was all about removing the pumpkin guts. In year's past, he was more than a little hesitant to get his hands in there.

And here are our pumpkins. These designs are straight from the pumpkin carving books out there. I did all the cutting on the skull and crossbones and did about 1/2 of the tombstone. Kevin did the 1st part. Pumpkin carving is a sure fire way to give yourself carpel tunnel.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Days seem to last Forever, but Years seem to go by in a Blink

I was doing my daycare duties the other day and there was this lovely lady named Norma in the nursery room that I was working in and she said something that was truly poignant. I don't think these were her exact words, but it was very close to it.

Days seem to last forever, but years seem to go by in a blink of an eye.

This statement is so true. Just the other day, I was anxdiously awaiting the arrival of Kevin so I could literally leave the house and be by myself. It was just one of those long days. It was early release and Will was having potty training problems of the very wet kind - like multiple times.

So, I thought I would just share these 2 pictures with you. I can't believe that Hunter is closing on 9 and Nate and Will are so close to being 3.

This is Hunter - not exactly sure what age he is in this picture, but still very much a baby.

And here are Nate and Will

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The pumpkin patch

I'm late in sharing, but not too late. We decided to go to a pumpkin patch south of us because it is so casual. There is a lovely farm east of us that is a lot of fun with animals, a hayride, maze, etc. but we opted for the self service patch. We ended up going to Frazier Farms down in Burlington and they had tons of pumpkins and lots of great photo opportunities. I just wish our little ones and big one were more willing to pose :) Anyway, here are some photos.

I have a picture of all 3 together, but its being cut off by blogger so I'll have to work on that one.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Another Hair Cut

Today we went and saw Tammy. Hunter has seen Tammy his whole life intermittently when we can and Tammy did the Nate and Will's first "official" real haircut. The boys have been elsewhere but this visit was their best.

Nate was awesome and got right up, sat down, made faces in the mirror and was good to go. Will on the other hand struggled the 1st half, but settled down towards the end.

Here are the before and after pictures. Nate is 1st. I have to admit though, I like their long hair.

And Will

And before you even ask, think, or wonder... they are still in their pajamas. I like to bathe them after haircuts so I didn't see any good reason why they should get dressed and then get hair all over themselves and then get redressed. So there (lol)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Halloween from the past Part 2

Here we go friends... This was the sequence of events for trying to get a nice picture.

This is Will

This is Nate

Last year's costumes :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Nate and Will's 1st Halloween - blast from the past

So, I (thanks to Kevin) have finally figured out how to get pictures from Smugmug (photo holding/sharing website) onto my blog and am enjoying sharing older photos of the family. I don't like to double post so I put some on my craft blog and didn't want to repeat them here, but since Halloween is right around the corner and I need some incentive to get going on this year's costumes I thought I would share some photos of the twins' first Halloween. Argghh... I'm being such a procrastinator too.

Its so nice when they are little because I get to choose what to make and what they wear, although Hunter has always been easy so I guess I'm just making a statement. Anyway, 2 years ago was Nate and Will's 1st Halloween and I decided they would be very cute as mice and I was right on! Hunter was also very cute as Robin Hood for I think the 4th year.

Its so sad... I don't know who is who... I am pretty sure that Will is on the right.

And since we are talking 1st's, here is a picture of Hunter on his 1st Halloween as a Lion. This costume was a lot of fun to make.

He was only 10 months old so he wasn't eating candy, but he did need some token pieces in his basket.