Lately the boys have been going through a lot of the normal issues that arise over not wanting to share toys and just being cooped up from this long and freezing winter. So moments like this, they are nice.
The other weekend Flynn was playing with Lucas so Parker and I decided to make banana bread together. I make this recipe a lot but most of the time I just do it myself because it gets so chaotic with both of them. It was fun to do this together and Park was such a great helper.
We used my friend Rachel's recipe which is my very favorite. I think it is the sour cream that makes it extra amazing.
And of course we did have some help from his monster truck.
I haven't shared iPhone pics in a while so there are quite a few. Here is a little of what we have been up to so far in February...
Picking paint colors, Parker of course wanted to do red, pink and purple for the living room...
Parker went to Uncle D's basketball game with daddy.
Lucas did a lot of painting.
We tried to keep the boys busy and out of the house while Lucas painted.
While Flynn napped I became a pro grout cleaner.
It does make such a big difference! We also did it in our other bathrooms and foyer and just need to do the kitchen now.
This is what happened when I tried to do stuff while he was awake...
A visit to Home Depot.
Flynn had his 15 month appointment!
It snowed a lot.
We played at the field house a lot.
Visited daddy's office and made some phone calls.
Lucas an I had a nap time date downtown.
As involved as Pippa ever gets with play time. ;)
Early morning snacking at the gym.
Flynnie waiting for Aunt Mandi to arrive!
Mandi helped so I could clean out the guest room. If only all our other bedrooms were this easy to keep clean....
We had our monthly girl's night and had a Valentine's day gift exchange.
Parker worked hard on his Valentines for his classmates.
The Valentine from Parker's class that they made.
We stocked up on some cookies.
The thin mints are all gone now, I have no self control with them.
Valentine's Day brought another big snow storm. School was cancelled so we spent a rare full day at home.
There was lots of shoveling to be done!
Flynn was pretty excited about the weather!
The snow died down by evening time and we headed in to town to celebrate Valentine's day with Grandpa, Meme, Aunt Mandi and Uncle D.
Because of how cold it has been this winter, the lake froze over for the first time in a while. We ventured out with Aunt Juji to enjoy all the snow. It was so weird to see the waterfront from the other side!
Although it was a good idea in theory, it ended up being quite the wild adventure with a few good tantrums out in the middle of Lake Champlain. ;)
Parker tried to give Walker a ride.
Walk at the dog park with Juji.
Parker was in his first play at school!
They performed Three Billy Goats Gruff. Parker was a goat which he was very excited about!
Snack time with Liv.
Parker's Valentine's day celebration had to be delayed until Monday but they did end up still exchanging their cards. Thank goodness because ours took forever!!
Reading with Rozzi and Meme.
Making pine cone bird feeders.
Parker loves drawing the farm.
Reading at the library in the cozy pillow corner.
We have spent a lot of time here this winter!
Flynn loves picking up Parker at school.
Some of Parker's recent artwork from school.
Early morning reading.
A selfie during brother's nap.
Aunt Julie came for a visit!
Ice cream date.
A visit to the farm.
Saying hello to the new baby lamb.
Feeding the goats with Aunt Mandi.
Last weekend was warm and sunny and just so nice. We definitely took advantage of it.