Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Summertime in March!

Sorry to all the folks in the west who are dealing with snow... It was 86 humid degrees here in Jeff City. That spells P-O-O-L where I'm from! Pool temperature was not ideal, and it took a little while for the kids to get over the initial shock of the cold water.

Corrinne got really in to flicking cold water at Ty, which he was not really a fan of...

So, he returned the favor by chasing her around with the brush we used to scrub out the pool, which she was not a fan of. Ahhhh... siblings. : )

She got the brush back and turned it on me, of course.

It was fun to just sit back and watch my cute kids be cute kids. I love days like this.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Luck of the Irish

St. Patrick's Day, for me, has never really been a big deal. Maybe wear a little green, just for tradition sake, but that's as far as it has gone for me....Until today.

Thanks to my son's creative little preschool teacher, Tyler took hold of St. Patrick's Day with the kind of enthusiasm only Tyler can. His teacher told him that leprechauns were real, and they got a letter from "Lucky" the leprechaun yesterday telling them that he had hid real gold on the playground. After that, Ty was hooked. So, today I decided to play along too.

Ty and I made this hat together, but just the hat was not enough for my very enthusiastic little leprechaun. He also requested we make a pot of gold and, of course a matching belt.

Apparently, no leprechaun outfit is complete without a matching belt covered in shamrocks.

Once Tyler got a look at himself in the mirror, he was in little boy leprechaun heaven. "I look so CUTE, Mom!" And I decided we'd better share some of that cuteness with others. So we drove to the grocery store to get some candy for his pot of gold. Tyler followed people in the grocery store around to make sure they saw his costume. "Mom, that lady smiled at me. She thinks I look so CUTE!" So, we took the cute boy and his extremely unwilling, uncooperative sister to Daddy's office to hand out candy to the staff. I figured it would be poor form to give it to the patients who were there getting their teeth worked on. He was, of course, a hit, and hammed it up the entired 5 minutes we were there.

But here's what made it all worth it. As were were getting shoes on to go out the door to Matt's office, Ty looks as me with a big leprechaun grin..."You are the best Mom ever!" My work is done. : ) Little sister got a hat too, but don't let that adorable face fool you. She refused to help me make the hat, ran away screaming when I tried to get her to wear it, and only gave in and actually put it on her head after the promise of a handful of jelly beans for her sacrifice. And, though it is the middle of the day when this picture was taken, Corrinne had once again changed back in to her princess pajamas for the third time, and I decided that changing her back in to her green shirt just for this one picture was sooo not worth the effort. I'm sure it would have required another handful of jellybeans as well. Pick your battles.

On today's menu (though not pictured here...I didn't get the camera out till the end of the day):

Cinnamon rolls w/ green icing
Green Yogurt
Green Milk

Green grilled cheese sandwiches (found out by experimenting, you can put green food coloring in the butter before you butter the bread...turns the bread green as it grills...really).

Green eggs
Green ham
Green hashbrowns
More green milk

I used up almost an entire container of green food coloring today. It will be interesting to see how things turn out tomorrow. Overshare, I know. But hey! It's my blog. : )

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Cheese eating grin

This is what happens when I let my two year old out of my sight for five minutes.
Yes, that was a brand new block of cheese, opened yesterday. She had just eaten lunch. Apparently not enough.
I need a lock on my fridge.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

What I love about fall...

I have decided this fall that I am obsessed with going to pumpkin patches. This is the third time I have been to one in the past two weeks and, well, I have enjoyed each time. In fact yesterday I went to one (forgot my camera, of course) that took me an entire hour to get to. Didn't mind the drive, though, there was a pumpkin patch at the end. Here are a few pictures to show you why I like them so much. It always has more to do with the look on the faces of my two favorite little people.

Tyler was determined to be the wagon puller "all by myself!", despite the very muddy, very deeply rutted ground. Tough job for a four-year old, but for a stubborn four-year old, it was the only way. He also enjoyed getting to clip his own pumpking from the vine this year. Little scary for Mom. No big deal for such a big kid. Cute kid. But then again, he's mine so I'm a bit partial. : ) Cute couple.
I love this little girl.

Found my pumpkin!

Uncle Brett came to stay for the weekend and was lucky enough to join us on our little family outing. He fit right in. Family is great.

My little animals, checking out other little animals. : )

Corrinne was hugging and kissing this dog. So cute.
Playing in the corn box. A lot less messy than our sand box at home. Kind of wishing we had invested in a couple bushels of corn instead of a couple hundred pounds of sand. Live and learn.

Happy Fall!

Monday, October 12, 2009


No, it's not a camera trick, that is a yard full of snow. About five inches, I'm guessing. This weekend, we took a car trip to Omaha to visit family (which is now a lovely 6 hour drive, instead of just 3...blah). The plan was to spend the day at a pumpkin patch, one of my favorite activities this time of year. I guess mother nature had other plans. The kids still had a great time sledding, and playing in the snow. Corrinne must have been really hungry because all she wanted to do was eat the snow.
Even without the pumpkins, we're glad we made the trip. : )

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Rainy day FUN!

So I was standing in my kitchen trying to think of something to do with the kids since it has been raining and raining and raining... I looked out my window and what did I see?? Our back patio had magically transformed in to a pool. Sweet! Puddle time!

Wishing I had a camera that took better action shots. Just try to imagine it without the blur.

Rare moment when they are both looking at the camera and standing next to each other.

The water was deep enough in some spots to cover over Tyler's shoes.
She saw her brother do this ONE time and since she fears nothing... tally ho! Yes, she landed on her feet.

I think this is the cutest picture. This is Rinne's reaction to the sound of thunder rumbling...
followed by this... Guess she didn't like the loud noise. What a doll. : )

Both kids got a nice warm bath when we were done. Ty was ready to go in long before Corrinne, however, and the following video was captured. The sound is a bit muffled by the rain. She is saying... "No! I like it!"

It was a great time!