September 29, 2010

A toothless smile

Brylee lost her first tooth today! Last night I was flossing her teeth and I noticed she had a pretty wiggly tooth. I asked her, "did you know your tooth was loose"? She said, "it is" ?!? Silly girl! She's usually quite aware of ALL things, so I found it pretty funny that she didn't notice. After much anticipation and wiggling it came out this morning. She is SUPER excited for the tooth fairy to come and could hardly wait to go to bed tonight! Here is her little tooth...squint hard! She does have a cute toothless smile! But I don't know if I'm ready for her to be this grown up yet...sigh.

September 27, 2010

Our new obsession

Because Brylee learned to ride her bike without training wheels and because we enjoyed our little walk last weekend so much, we decided to try a bike ride at the walkway this weekend. We borrowed my in-laws bikes for me and Ben and my brother-in-laws bike trailer for the little boys. It was a success, we had a blast! We ended up going to the 21st street pond from Riverdale. It was a 8 mile round trip, but it didn't seem that far on bikes. The kids were perfect, they enjoyed it so much they didn't complain once!

In fact we had so much fun we decided to get Boston a bike. He loves it!
He was having some trouble getting the idea of keeping his feet on the pedals and he kept stopping to readjust his footing. So me and Logan had this idea to duct tape his feet (totally redneck I know) but it worked like a charm! He rode smooth after that, he still wants me to tape his feet every time he gets on though...we'll have to work on that.

Since Boston got the hang of his bike, Chewy got to take his place on the next ride in the bike trailer. Fun, fun, fun...I love spending time with my family!!!

September 22, 2010

Hooray for Brylee!

Brylee can ride her bike with NO training wheels! HOORAY for Brylee!!!

I'm so proud of her, she's not quite as adventurous as the boys are. She was really scared at first. But after of a couple of days she is a pro!

I'll have to give most the credit to Ben he was really patient and persistent with her.

September 18, 2010

Boston's stitches...Round 2

What was supposed to be a fun evening at the Riverdale Parkway turned in to a night at Urgent Care. Boston crashed on his scooter and unfortunately caught himself with his forehead. There was tons of blood and luckily I didn't see how bad it was (thanks to Ben carrying him the whole way) until we got back to the car. It helped me not to freak out too bad, cause I tend to do that in these kind of situations. I am getting a little better at them though, thanks to some busy boys. Not even two months ago Logan broke his collar bone then Carter split his chin open at my sister's wedding and 10 months ago Boston had stitches in the same eyebrow. With three boys I think I'll have my fare share to come in the future too!
Boston did so good, he acted so big this time he only cried when they gave him the shot to numb it. Which made me cry too...mother's instinct, I guess! To get him to calm down the nurse asked him what happened and Boston proceeded to tell her the story amongst many others for 10 minutes straight (I had to remind him to breath in between words) while the Doctor stitched him. While the Dr. was finishing up, as you can see in the picture below, he was so famished he decided to take a little nap.
Ahh, this little guy is one of a kind, I sure do love him. 17 stitches. 4 under the skin in his muscle and 13 on top. And a black eye to boot. What a trooper.

He did get a buzz lightyear toy he's been asking for. Not the way he planned on getting it but happy nonetheless!

I love you my big hearted, bruiser, bulldozer (and as Quinn would say) Bostonator! Please don't give me anymore least for a while!

Riverdale Parkway

Last night we decided to let the kids ride their scooters at the parkway. Here is a cute picture I snapped of them. Shortly after this Boston somehow managed to crash on his scooter and cut his forehead open. We ended up spending the rest of our evening at Urgent Care.

We decided to resume our trip this morning since we didn't really get very far before the catastrophe the night before. Boston opted out of riding his scooter, I don't blame him at all!
This is an old railroad bridge built in 1906 kind of cool . When we went underneath it, it had the creepiest looking spiders everywhere....GROSS!

It was such a beautiful and peaceful place. We've agreed we'll be going back as often as we can!

September 15, 2010

What we've been up to...

Making yummy jam with the peach's from our tree and raspberries from Aunt Shauna. Such good helpers I have! Bry's been playing babies a lot!

Enjoying the last of the warm days outside. This is their new favorite place to sit...on the chest freezer! I know I have monkey's for children!

For FHE this week we made sugar cookies and these two insisted that I make a snowman cookie like on the package!

And reading lots of books in our new favorite place! I love this time of year I'm back on a schedule and feeling a lot more organized! I'm ready for fall!!!

bunking the boys beds

So a couple of weeks ago I decided to bunk the boys beds together so they would have more room to play. They've been taking over Brylee's room, our bedroom and the living room with all their toys. I felt that they were old enough to do it and hoped they wouldn't fall off. They have done awesome and LOVE their "new" room!

September 7, 2010

Labor Day

We went to Soapstone with the Caldwell's and my sister's family this year. It was lots of fun as always. And was a much needed vacation...although I'm still not doing laundry!!!

The boys in the tub...look at that bath water, yum! Playing games

Looking for cool rocks!

Being silly and hiding in the field!




Every year we say we're going to go here more...I hope we do!

September 1, 2010

Brylee's first day of Kindergarten

I knew this day would come but it sure didn't make it any easier! She is more than ready to go, I just can't believe she's already so grown up. Time goes too quickly! She picked her outfit out...a week ago! She looks WAY too grown up in it!
What a cutie!

Her teacher handed this poem out to the parents as we left.
The First Day~
I gave you a little wink and smile
As you entered my room today.
For I know how hard it is to leave,
And know your child must stay.
You've been with her
for five years now,
And have been a loving guide.
But now, alas, the time has come
To leave her at my side.
Just know that as you drive away,
And down the tears will flow.
I'll love her as I would my own.
And help her learn and grow.
For as a parent, I too know,
How quickly the years do pass.
I have been in your shoes and had to
take my own child to class.
So please, put your mind at ease,
And cry those tears no more.
For I will love her and take her in
When you leave her at my door.

I waited until I was home to read mine...thank goodness. I had done quite well, then came the waterworks...sigh.