Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spring Walk

The first weekend of spring was cold and spitting snow. The boys wanted to go for a walk. So we bundled up to walk around the block.

They were so excited, Kaiden wanted to walk in the snow.  It had been so warm that the snow wasn't sticking.
They didn't have gloves with them, so I put some of mine on them, they weren't too bad on Kaiden, but they were so funny on Trevin.

They ran ahead of us and would stop and wait for us to catch up.
Finally, at the end of the block on the north side of a fence we found snow.  There was just enough to have a quick snowball fight.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mr. Clean



If they would only continue to like to clean!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Leprechauns and Green Eggs and Cheese


Kaiden got a calendar for Christmas and he is pretty good about following the days.  We were talking about the special days in March and I tried to explain St. Patrick Day to him telling him about the leprechaun's pot of gold and that you need to wear green so no one would pinch you.  He looked at me like I was making up stories.  A few days later he told me that tomorrow was Leprechaun Day (it wasn't).  He told me he could read his calendar and there was writing on the next day so it had to be Leprechaun Day.  I realized the writing would be Ash Wednesday so I tried to explain that one to him also.  He looked at me like I was making up more stories.

One of the special days in March that isn't on my calendar was Dr. Spock's birthday.  Kaiden and I are big fans of Dr. Spock, so he was very excited about having Green Eggs and Ham at school that day.  I wonder why Green Eggs and Ham is easier to understand than St. Patrick's Day and Ash Wednesday?

Trevin is a little bit of a ham - he loves to say cheese when you get the camera out!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Birthday

Last night Nathan and Stacy and the boys took us to dinner for my birthday. They also brought me flowers.
After I smelled them, Trevin wanted to also.  He buried his whole face in them and would take a deep breath and pull back and smile.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Tornado Dance

We found this globe at a thrift store and bought it for the boys. They have really enjoyed it. One day Kaiden told me they could make a tornado by spinning the globe around and blowing to make wind.
Which is exactly what they did.  
Then Kaiden left Trevin in charge of spinning and blowing and showed me what the people did during a tornado dance.

I marvel at his imagination!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day

My dinner dates for Valentine's Day


And what would Valentine's Day be without a little something sweet - decorating cookies with Tito.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sweet Memories

Kaiden and his family spent the day of his birthday at Boondocks and by the time Tito and I made it to his house that night he was already in his pajamas.

One of the presents we got for him was this book and I was able to read him a good night story.  He is so anxious to be able to read, he can pick out some words and is so proud of himself.  I know that there will be fewer and fewer moments like this with him as he starts school and friends and other pursuits will be more important to him than Gram, so I treasure them so.  

When we were leaving he handed me 3 of the tickets he had left from Boondocks - the kind you get as rewards for playing games and can spend at the gift shop.  He said these are for you to buy something nice.  

They did - a very sweet memory for Gram.