Monday, April 25, 2011


As promised, here are the pictures of the boys doing their Easter egg hunt. We did not have to tell them what to do; it appears that Easter egg hunting as an extreme sport is a genetic trait that I passed down to my children. Sadly, I did not participate this year (the first time in 25 years). Something about being 8 months pregnant... I am happy with my choice, though. I received enough joy from watching the excitement in my boys' eyes while hunting eggs.
Please forgive the creepy bunny - not my favorite decoration, either.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

happy easter to my peeps

Best part of the day? Watching the boys get excited over the egg hunt (pictures forthcoming).

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

We went to the zoo. Yet again. This is what happens with a zoo membership; you spend as much time at the zoo as anywhere else. This time Robert came with us. A majority of the time was spent at the splash pad. Why is it so hot in mid-April? Better question, how are we going to survive the summer?! Water. Lots of water.

Ps. I have one more month until baby boy #3 arrives. It cannot come soon enough (for SO many reasons).

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


These boys have reached their half birthdays recently and were BOTH rewarded with a visit to the doctor (Lucas for a well check, Joel for health issues). Lets start with the stud on the left.
Height: 37 inches (75th percentile)
Weight: 30 lbs (50th percentile)
Joel has become quite the communicator. Recently, his favorite thing to express is his preference in the opposite of what you want him to do (brush your teeth = "no brush your teeth", take a bath = "no take da bath"). His memory is borderline infallible. With the exception of yellow, he learned his colors after being given an example once or twice (he even correctly remembers car color, eye color, object color, etc. of certain people and things with only being told once or twice). In conjunction with his memory, his sense of direction is eerily dead-on. A YEAR ago, we had dinner at a Mexican restaurant in Chandler. Three months ago, when passing by the restaurant (for the first time since eating there), Joel began pointing and saying, "chips, chips" (which, of course, was what he ate for dinner at said restaurant a year ago). Joel notices things; he prefers to observe before jumping in. He is also showing signs of being OCD, which can be just as difficult as it is rewarding (he is the cleanest 2.5 yr old I know when it comes to eating a meal). He is our little brain.
Height: 31 inches (25th percentile)
Weight: 26 lbs (50th percentile)
Lucas is our "100% boy", through and through. Messy. Loud. Clumsy. Curious. Destructive. Unlike Joel, Lucas could care less about learning basics like letters, numbers, colors, & shapes. Instead, Lucas prefers to learn to do things with his hands (he learned to stack legos BEFORE Joel learned). He is a quasi-climber; Joel's naturally obedient demeanor has kept Lucas grounded from climbing on most things. We occasionally find him on top of certain furniture (such as the changing table, the piano, backs of chairs...), but luckily it is not a daily battle. Lucas is a button-pusher, testing Mommy nearly every day (or hour). He has no fear; he likes to test the limit and is enthralled with being on the edge. Unfortunately, this applies with discipline, too. Lucas looks at you bold face while being reprimanded... and often walks away unphased even when punished. He is anything BUT OCD, which pains Mommy when it comes to cleanliness (he would rather turn his food into finger paint and body art than eat it). He is our little psycho.

Friday, April 8, 2011


Finally renewed the zoo membership. Nice to be able to take the boys again.

Friday, April 1, 2011


Haven't blogged in a while. Which is probably better for all of us. Need to find my happy place. Then I will be back. Hopefully that happens soon, for my sake (and the sake of my husband and children).