Monday, June 20, 2011

Saltdogs Game

 We had a great night as a family going to a baseball game last Saturday.  Bug had his first experience rolling down a hill and he got the biggest kick out of it.  He was cracking up every time he climbed back up to us.  Bear enjoyed his first funnel cake and kept sneaking back to lick the powdered sugar up off the plate.  The weather was perfect that evening and it was fun to do something different.
 Pretty sure we have a "lefty" on our hands. Notice Bear eating and throwing with his left hand?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Percentages are a Funny Thing

 Today was the big day of the ultrasound.  I have been sooo anxious to find out if we are having a boy or a girl.  Obviously REALLY hoping it was a girl but doing everything in my power to be prepared to hear that it was a boy.  Well, the little thing wanted to keep it leg's as close together as possible so the tech couldn't tell 100%, but was 80% sure it is a healthy........

So I want to be jumping up and down with excitement, but am trying to restrain myself.  The next ultrasound isn't for two months.  Seriously?  Don't they understand that I could have an entire wardrobe made for this "her" by then?  Patience, patience.  Has anyone else had this happen and then find out it is the opposite gender as originally thought?

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Chess Master

I taught Bug how to play chess several months ago.  He caught-on almost immediately and remembered where all the pieces went after the first game.  I swear his brain is like a steel trap.....wish mine was the same.  He still has a hard time remembering how to move the knights, but other than that he can play his pieces independently.  Give him a year or two and he will be whipping my behind every time, not that that is saying much.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


We took the boys on their first family camping trip this past weekend.  I spent all day Friday getting ready and was so exhausted and tired of fighting boys that I wondered if the effort was even worth it, and promptly forgot the camera. As soon as we arrived at the campsite I was immediately kicking myself.  Grrrrrrrr........note to self ALWAYS bring the camera, even if you are in a bad mood.  Every thing about the trip was perfect.  The weather was soo nice, the boys were in heaven, our marinated steak/mushroom, green pepper tinfoil dinners, s'mores, and bacon/egg/hash brown breakfast were all scrumptious, and playing at the lake and beach the next day was a blast.   The ONLY that was bad was the drunken group of late 20-somethings keeping us up until 2 am (they were so loud and obnoxious and that is an understatement)..........GROW-UP PEOPLE!!! Luckily the boys slept through it all.  When the weather cools down again we will definitely be doing this again before the baby arrives. 

Monday, June 6, 2011

Ride that Pony

Our zoo offers pony rides for four dollars.  I think that is a little pricey for two laps around a small pony stall, so I have never encouraged or asked the boys if they wanted to ride.  Instead we admire the ponies and continue on our way.  Somehow Bear got it in his mind that he wanted to ride one and he was so cute talking about it that I couldn't ignore his desire.  He wore his "I rode a pony" sticker on every shirt he wore over the following three days. Totally worth it.
Bug is deathly scared of heights, and therefore did not want to ride......yes, so scared that even a pony seems high up to him.  He said, "I will ride a pony when I am four, on my birthday."  Instead he chose to feed the goats.  Which he did very bravely, I might add.  Bear would get close and then fearfully throw the food saying, "Eat this goats." 
Can you tell which child I still get to choose outfits for? :)