Thursday, September 24, 2009

Oscar loves the slide


This is a video of Oscar at a park. We could not stop him. He would climb the stairs and immediately go down the slide head first without anyone helping him. Then he would just go head first off of the slide and back up the steps. This kid has no idea that he isn't as big as the other kids and will try anything. He has no fear when it comes to playing at a park or in water or pretty much anywhere.

I just said last night that I have never seen a little one who wants more to be like his brothers. He will copy everything they do and try to copy everything they say. It is really helping with his language.

Last night we were in the car and we were trying to help Griffin learn his letters by saying our names like, "G G G Griffin. D D D D Daddy. M M M M M Mommy." Wouldn't you know that Oscar started saying all the words just like that. It was great.

I just love this kid.

Moving the shelves

While moving these shelves on Saturday, Griffin decided to climb onto one of the shelves. Ryan saw a photo opportunity and it turned out SO cute. I couldn't possibly choose just one so I put a few.

Aren't they adorable!

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009


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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Evan quote

As we all know last week was Sept. 11. This was the first year that Evan learned about this tragedy. I'm pretty sure we have talked about it in the past but he was really into it this year.

On Thurs evening, out of the blue considering I hadn't said a word this year about 9-11, I was serving the family chicken pot pie. I said as I placed it on the table, "Be careful because it is pretty hot."

Evan said, "Is it as hot as those two buildings?"

It took me a second but then I remembered what day it was going to be on Friday.

Ryan said, "No, those buildings were much hotter. " and went on to explain a bit more of what happened that day.

Evan, "If the buildings were twins then how would people know which one to go in because they looked the same?"

Ryan, "Well, they had different numbers on them like their address so people knew which one they wanted."

Evan, "Graham and McKenzie (Ryan's twin brothers) looked the same too, right?"

Ryan, "Yes, they were in MeMe's tummy at the same time and looked very much the same. Some people had a hard time telling them apart. They had the same DNA and they looked the same. "

Evan, "That is kind of weird."

So we go on and all of us start eating and Evan says to himself under his breath, "Why would Jesus do that?"

It was really funny. Ryan did explain more to him and I think he understood.

I love this kid's mind. It never stops thinking about how things work and why things are the way they are. He wonders why Jesus does things and I seriously have trouble keeping up with him. He and Ryan have recently been watching the show, Mythbusters and it is so fun to watch him learn about the way things work and talk about them for days and days. I feel like I have to study just to answer his questions.


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Our stay at the Haley Hotel

We wanted to travel for one of our long weekends in August and had plan after plan fall through. Ryan's sister, Lindsay, offered her home as our hotel and since she lives near DC we decided to make a vacation out of it. Not only did we get to spend time with family and friends, but we were able to see some fun sites as well.

We started the weekend by meeting them at Greenbrier State Park which has a great man made beach. We loved it and the kiddos had a wonderful time. They simply adore the water. Oscar especially.

The following day we met Camie for breakfast at the Eastern Market in DC. The line was long but the food was amazing as always. We then took the metro in to the mall and went to the Air and Space museum and the Museum of Natural History. Again it was a wonderful time and we really enjoyed it.

weekend in NJ

I am really behind at posting some of the fun things we did this summer. The weekend after Ryan finished with camp we went to NJ to spend some time with his family and to visit one of our favorites, Van Saun Park and Aviary. The kids just love holding the birds and having them land on them. It really is fun.

I'm not fat for my height. I'm short for my weight.