egg hunt

Sunday, April 20, 2014


Friday, April 18, 2014

Flynn played with playdough for the first time this evening and loved it.  He likes arts and crafts but mostly because he likes eating them, especially crayons.  So today was a big deal, he only had one very tiny taste and then he was quite entertained for 10 minutes or so.  He has been seeming like such a big guy lately!

diggers at the aquarium

Yesterday Parker and I visited the Echo Lake Aquarium & Science Center.  It was something I have been wanting to do with him for a while and I am so glad we finally went together.

Of course his favorite part of the whole place was this...

Although we spent most of our time with the vehicles and very little time with the actual was still a big hit overall and I can't wait to visit again!

evening light

Thursday, April 17, 2014

tractor time

April in Vermont

afternoon reading


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

hi there.  It has been a while since I actually wrote on here, so I thought I was stop by and say hello.  I don't really have any reasons for why I haven't been posting anything more than pictures, it is mostly just pure laziness I suppose.  Writing takes thought and effort and posting pictures takes hardly any time.  And to be honest, I have become super addicted to watching Dexter on Netflix and that is basically what I have been doing at night when the boys are asleep.  I know I am like a million years behind on that one, but oh man, is it good!  But yes, I am not sure why anyone would still be reading here because seeing pictures of someone elses kids can only be interesting for so long, so sorry about that! ;)

So let's see, what is new...we still haven't made too much progress in the whole selling our house thing, but we are getting there...  It is definitely a lot to take on and I have lots of respect for everyone I know that has moved recently and made it all seem so simple!! Yikes.

The kids are good.  The nice weather(except for right now because it is snowing) has been awesome and actually spring-like, and really it has made such a huge difference in our day to day life with the boys.  Just being able to be outside has totally made the days feel at least a little easier.   We still have our challenges like always but the fresh air has definitely been a mood booster for everyone.

We recently found out that Flynn is into bugs, like basically obsessed with them, especially ladybugs.    He finds them everywhere, real ones and also ones in books, on kid's backpacks at gym school, on water bottles, etc.  It is very cute.  He loves the huge bugs that Aunt Toni gave us, and loves to fly them around the house.  He is also way into reading these days which makes me very excited because it is something all three of us can do together during the day that is semi quiet and relaxing.

It is funny because it really hasn't been that long since Parker was at the stage Flynn is at now, but in a lot of ways it seems like forever ago.  There are so many things, good and bad, that I completely forgot about life with an almost 18 month old.  They are dangerous!!!  Like we have to watch him every single second .   It is also very interesting because they are just so different from one another, in looks, in personality, in interests( well besides vehicles...) food, etc.    I know this should be a no brainer because "duh, they are completely different people!" but it just has been eye opening in a lot of ways because a lot of how a child is is just the way they are made and their own personality.  In some ways this has been comforting because sometimes it isn't anything you are doing as a parent, but just the way they are, as people.  Well except for sleep, I am pretty sure we messed that up somehow, both times, haha!

Anyway, Parker, like basically every other young child under 7ish, is totally into Frozen everything.  We listen to the soundtrack every single time we drive anywhere.  We read the book, we act out the scenes with his figurines and he likes to perform the Let It Go scene both with the singing and Elsa's arm movements.  It is a good time.  Thank goodness I like the movie!!

Lucas and I went on a triple date with Mandi and Derek and Kyle and Erica this past weekend and it was so fun.  Although Lucas and I both get out fairly frequently with our own friends, we really don't go that many places together.  It just is usually easier to coordinate with one of us taking turns and staying here with the boys.  It was a good reminder that we need to prioritize doing stuff together too, it was really nice.

Other than that, not too much else is new.  We are leaving for our annual family trip to Longboat Key next week and I can't wait.  I am not going to lie, we are kind of terrified for the plane ride because we have very vivid memories of Parker at Flynn's age sitting on the plane and him screaming "get down, get down, down, down, down!!!!!!" for 3 hours trapped in our seats but we are hoping we are a little better prepared this time, I guess we will see!

bug party

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