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

an exciting visitor


Sunday, April 13, 2014


So it is mostly still brown, but at least it is not covered with 2 feet of snow anymore!


Friday, April 11, 2014

This week spring weather finally arrived, and we have been loving it.  Here are a few iphone pics from this week...

A visit to the park.

Walking at Shelburne Farms.

 A little construction work in our yard happened when we weren't paying attention, oops!

Evening scooter ride.

Coffee walk!

Short sleeves and lots of work to be done in the rock box.

truck man


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Thomas investigation

One of Parker's favorite things to look at is the little pamphlet that comes with any of the Thomas trains.  All it basically is is a little index of all of the different trains they make, but he will sit there and read it forever.  This particular little piece of paper has had to be taped back together numerous times, that is how much he loves it.  Anyway, he likes to go through all of their names, discuss which ones are friends, what type they are, it is quite elaborate really. 

But the cutest part is that he likes to show Flynn all the trains, and Flynn gets SO excited.  Basically Flynn thinks anything Parker does is super cool, but it is still very sweet to see them bonding over similar interests.  ;)


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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