Saturday, March 31, 2012

The girls

My fellas are very shy around the ladies. They get all quiet and try not to smile. It's so cute!
They were very bashful around Belle.  She got down on their level and tried and tried to get them to talk.
Ariel, also talked and talked with them.  They said NOTHING!!

BUT, when they saw this little lady, they both ran and gave her the biggest hug.  You can see Mickey TRYING to get their attention!!!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Jedi Academy

Nate and I were able to get the kiddos fighting Darth Vader this year!!
 It took two videos, but we got it to work. The first video is them training for their fight.  
 This video is of them actually fighting!!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


When Link gets mad, he crosses his arm and gives you "the look!"  Both boys had well kiddo check-ups today in preparation for our move to Germany.  Link was due for FOUR shots!  He is seriously the bravest darn kid I have ever seen.  He rarely cries when he gets hurt.   He was was so good during his shots.  He didn't cry at all.
As a reward, we went to the zoo.  After about an hour, he was having a hard time walking.  His poor little legs were sore.  As the day wore on, he got crankier and crankier.  Tonight, we got lots of "looks!"  I am hoping he sleeps his crankiness off!!!
On a side note.....he has gained four pounds since October!!!!  He's in 20th %ile for weight and 10th %ile for height.  Ethan is in  20th %ile for height and 20th %ile for weight.  The doctor (a very elderly man) said, "Oh they are very little!"  Link gave him "the look" and said, "I AM BIG!!!"
He may not be the biggest fella, but he has a BIG attitude!!

Monday, March 19, 2012


I TRY to do a bit of work with Link three to four days a week.  We have our own little station set up.  For the most part, I let him lead how we work each day.  Some days, he is really into his numbers and wants to put stickers on the calendar and count and write his numbers.  Other days, he loves "reading" and we work on his letters and a bit of phonics.  This boy has really, really, really good handwriting.  I have no clue where he got it.  Nate and I do not!
I will be the first to admit that I am not a stay-at-home mom.  However, I think Link and I are doing a pretty good job and getting this fella ready for Kindergarten next year!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Last day

We didn't do a whole lot this week so we packed it all in today!  Ethan was off of school for unused weather.  We started the day off at the zoo.
The animals were out and active today (my animals and the zoo animals)!

This is an eagle that the zoo lady brought out to get some outside time!
After the zoo, we went to lunch at "Hot Chilis,"  went to see the Lorax, and then had dinner at Jason's Deli.  Marilyn leaves in the morning and I am going to have some sad boys!  

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Sour seeds

Nate loves sunflower seeds.  We usually always have a bag around the house.  As Nate was eating them outside yesterday, Link said, "Hey pass me the sour seeds."  

I think he likes the sour seeds.

Earning his keep

The weather was gorgeous tonight.  We sat out front while Lincoln rode his bike and Ethan tried to make some money by charging people to dribble his balls.  

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Itinerary

Link told me yesterday that he had a few things that he wanted to do with Mar FIRST THING!  First, he said, "I want to do this to her."  Then, he head butted me in the leg.  Not sure what the heck that was about.  Then he said he wanted to cover her with pillows and take a picture of her with his DS.  He did this to her last visit and she screamed and screamed which meant he laughed and laughed!  This morning he had his Toy Story Wii game all ready for her! 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Baseball Practice

Ethan had his first baseball practice yesterday.  His team was able to practice at his coach's church.  The very best part of being able to practice at his church is that we can sit right in our car and watch the whole practice.  In fact, ALL the parents can sit in their car and watch practice.
Which explains why my pictures are blurry.  Maybe Thursday will be warmer and I might get out of my car to get a better picture.....maybe.

Auburn Basketball

 Our friends, the Blaus, invited us to go to Auburn this weekend for their last basketball game of the season.
 Ethan was LITERALLY on the edge of his seat the entire game!  It was so fun watching his excitement.
 At one point, Nate pulled him over to explain a few things in the game.  
 And then....I grabbed him for a photo opportunity.
 They WON and he was soooo happy!
 David and Andrea took us for a walk through the campus.

We ended up at an old pharmacy that sells ice cream and lemonade.  We all shared a few lemonades and then headed home.  The fellas were so happy to spend the day with their friend, Aaron.  I am so glad that we were able to make it to a game this year while we are here!  

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Not literally

(yelling into other room)

Ethan:  Why would they cut him?

Nate:  He hurt his neck and they don't think he will be able to play this year.

Link:  But, why would they cut him?

Nate:  They don't want to pay him if he isn't going to play.

Link:  (with big eyes)  But, why would they CUT him.

Nate:  OHHHHHH.  They aren't really going to CUT him.

Saturday, March 3, 2012


 Thursday afternoon, the weather was gorgeous!  Unfortunately, I have the laziest boys on the planet!  You think I am kidding, but I am not!  You should have heard the moans and groans when Nate and I told the fellas that they were going to ride bikes after school.
 Ethan is great at riding his bike, but he has difficultly starting and stopping.  He needs to practice.  
 He was so mad.  He actually said he wanted to go inside and do his homework.  Nate and I told them this was their homework!  RIDE YOUR BIKE!
 I even got out there and rode the scooter around.  It was such a nice day!
Nate and I were the judges.  If Ethan started and stopped his bike well, he was awarded points.  When he scored 100 points he could go in and do his homework.  We are such horrible parents!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Book Parade

Ethan dressed up as Honest Abraham Lincoln for his school's book parade on Friday.  Lincoln and I were  able to go to his school to watch the parade.  I videoed him walking across the stage, but he was walking so fast on the stage that my video was blurry!    He was so cute!


 The last Monday of every month, Link and I deliver meals on wheels to twelve elderly people in Montgomery.  This past Monday, we had Lincoln's little friend, Greyson, with us.  The boys were so sweet and wanted to help out.  Link pushed the cooler to the car.
 Greyson passed me the newspapers every time we arrived at someones house.  
They even carried the food and paper to the door.  The last little lady smiled and smiled when she saw those cute faces!!!