Tuesday, August 26, 2008

good clean fun

you know those days when you're trying to get stuff done around the house and you just want the kids to entertain themselves for a little while...well, this is what i get for cleaning the house. i'll never do that again!

clean house, filthy kids.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

cutting it close...

notice ben's recent handywork? yep. right before the wedding ben heard us talking about a haircut and he beat us to it. we disguised it as best as possible last weekend and assumed ben wouldn't stand still long enough for anyone to really notice.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

wedding crashers

we spent the weekend in kansas city. rob's neighbor growing up FINALLY got married (no pressure). they were brave enough to ask the kids to be involved. (even the wedding photographer thought the blonde kids were mine and the brunettes were my sister-in-law's...we still think that's funny.) as you can see the kids had plenty to do while we were waiting...


- caleb and hogan lit candles (thankfully, nothing else) and survived wearing a real tux (after much eye rolling)

- sydney and sarah would have worn their dresses all weekend if we let them...they were in the wedding party and greeted guests and passed out programs

- ben was the ring bearer...he took his job VERY seriously and got to the end of the aisle, looked up at the groom and back down at the fake rings on the pillow...then proceeded to rip them off the pillow to hand over

- the kids danced til midnight...seriously, even ben

- sydney caught the bouquet

- caleb caught the garter

- we caught a flight home sunday night

- we're all hoping to catch up on some sleep

Saturday, August 9, 2008

in moderation...

please keep in mind it was his birthday so we let him have full access to the cheese...not a typical treat so he REALLY enjoyed the freedom...obviously a little too much.

if you think you know...you don't. just watch...until the very end.

(germ-a-phobes beware)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

best day ever...

i'm sure you've been worried about me all week...and i thank you for your concern. we kicked off the week with ben's 3rd birthday and i crashed with an ear infection and am recovering slowly. i don't mean to sound like a whiner...but wow, it was bad.

back to ben...ahhh, to be 3 again. his birthday wishes included:

DONUTS (can't blame him)
BOUNCY BALLS (the people at Old Navy thought we were nuts...we walked in with an empty bucket and $4 in quarters...ben thought it was HYSTERICAL!)
PIZZA (at chuck e cheese of course!)

we threw in a big balloon of his hero 'Pablo' from the Backyardigans and ta-daah. perfect day.

we just finished off his birthday cake yesterday and he was running down the hall yelling "it gone...gone, we neeeeed cookie cake with Pablo on it."

i'm so proud.