Saturday, July 31, 2010

How our plan backfired....

We have spent most of our summer at the pool due to the extreme heat and the fact that I am literally an oven for Baby Girl. Peanut has not always been super cooperative at the pool. He tends to try to eat the dirt from the plants to get a rise out of me, escape from the baby pool area whenever possible and climb up the steps to the water slide every chance he gets. This afternoon Papa Bear and I had the brilliant idea of letting him go down the water slide so that it would scare him and he would leave it alone. It seemed like a good plan at the time. Papa Bear let him walk up the steps and Peanut seemed reluctant at the top and tried to go back down. We figured "success!!" and then he turned around and went to the top of the slide. So Papa Bear put him in the slide and Peanut seemed eager and Papa Bear gave him a little shove and whoosh down he went! I caught him at the bottom and he immediately laughed and splashed and clapped his hands and tried to swim to the side. As soon as I put him on the side he went right for the stairs. So instead of scaring him off, we have created a monster. He went down 4 more times until we called a halt to it and made him go back to the baby pool. We should have known better, we really should have - the kid has no fear and finds humor and fun in just about everything!!

The Case of the Missing Credit Card

A mystery has been solved in this house and it's resolution had 2 wonderful outcomes. But before I give it away, let me start at the beginning or at least where we thought this started.

A few weeks ago I was buying something on the internet and had borrow Papa Bear's credit card to do so. After using it, I laid it down on the table and a few minutes later it was gone. Papa Bear hadn't picked it up and I hadn't seen it disappear but we figured that like most things that disappear in this house, eventually it would reappear.

And it did! In the most surprising spot! Two days ago, my computer was once again on the table and Papa Bear looked down and spotted the corner of the credit card sticking out from the optical disc drive on my Mac Book. This was amazing for two reasons. First, we were just about to cancel the card and give up on finding it in the house and second, my optical drive hadn't been working for the few weeks. It was rejecting any CD or DVD that we loaded and we were about to take it to the apple store to get fixed. So two mystery's solved really, the missing credit card and the broken optical drive.

We asked Little Man if he had done it and he denied all liability. We believe him as he is constantly telling on himself. Like this morning when I asked him if he put all his pee-pee in the potty and he said "No, I put it in the trash can." He knew he was going to get in trouble but he hasn't reached that age where he actually learns how to lie about it. (thank goodness) So we are decently sure that Peanut who is at just the right height to see the credit card on the table and find a perfect hiding spot for it is the culprit. It isn't that surprising since we are constantly having to check his hiding spots around the house for things like the remote control, the phone and his binkys. What a stinker!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Little Gems of Little Man

When Little Man wouldn't move over so that Peanut could sit on my lap too.
Mama Bear: Little Man, you have to share Mama with Peanut. You know that.
Little Man: Mama, you aren't a toy. You know that.

While playing grocery shopping with his friend Kate at a playdate.
Kate: I am the mommy and you are the daddy
Little Man: I am the Big Daddy
Kate: Ok, come on Big Daddy

While discussing Baby Girl - although obviously the gender is still in question in one of our minds!
Mama Bear: Are you excited to meet your baby sister?
Little Man: Yes! I hope she is a boy!

Because he is really training to be the perfect husband for some wonderful girl one day.
Little Man: Mama, you look super pretty today!
Mama Bear: Thank you so much, that makes me feel happy.
Little Man: I will tell Papa to say you are pretty so he can make you happy too.

Reminding Kate of their planned secret rendezvous at the pool when she was sad about their playdate ending.
Kate: I don't want to go! I want to stay
Little Man: But remember (nudge nudge). It's ok, remember.....
Kate: Oh yeah!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Summer Cuts

Today was Haircut Day. Typically, to both save money and time, I give the boys their haircuts. I can handle trims and bangs and touch-ups - but they needed overhauls so we went to the semi-professionals at Hair Cuttery. Peanut was not impressed with their facility or their smiles. He cried/whimpered and clung to me the whole time making quite a mess out of both of us. Little Man, a pro a hair cuts, was adorable in his flirting with the stylist and giving her pointers as she went. I know, why are hair cuts at this point blog worthy. Well, it is mostly in the Peanut world that it is blog worthy. My baby and his curls are now an almost dirty blond little boy that makes me do a double take. So grown up and boyish in his charm that if it weren't for his baby fat chubby cheeks that jiggle when he walks or his roll of beautiful fat beneath his knee I would probably cry at the loss of his littleness. It is just so wonderfully difficult to watch them grow and become little boys because I know that they will soon (much sooner than I am ready for) become men and I want to keep my baby boys little forever. So the next over haul hair cuts might not be for a while. Here are my handsome little boys.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

We are doing cartwheels here....

Little Man had his first gymnastics class this week and it was a huge hit. He loved every second of it from warming up to the high bar to the cartwheels. He has never been so much in his element as he was at the gym. We are looking forward to the next 7 weeks of his class. Below is a video of him practicing after his first day.

Monday, July 5, 2010

In This House...

We don't always the proper utensil to eat our cake...

We encourage late night naked swims instead of baths whenever possible....

We don't always make it upstairs before we fall asleep...

We aren't afraid to show off our cream cheese mustache and awesome bed head...

We love to dress up as robots

We sometimes are allowed to play with our food

and fire...

We may not follow your rules, but we follow ours and that is what makes us a special and unique family.