Saturday, April 19, 2014

Things That Make You Big & Strong

The boys right now are really into asking me if what they're eating will make them big and strong or if it will just make their tummy's big. Not sure how this started, it may have been an explanation about why we can't eat treats all the time or because I've been trying to cook healthier lately (more veggies and whole grains among other things). I've defined for the boys that things that we eat for meals and snacks will make them grow tall/big and strong like dad (don't want them to think they'll be any taller than that because at the rate they're growing they'll be lucky to just get to dads height, ha!). And treats are things we eat occasionally and not a lot of because the only thing treats will make grow is your belly, hahaha funny but soooo true! It's been good toddler psychology because after they ask me if something will make them big and strong and I concur they immediately say "show you mom!" and proceed to take a big bite of what ever we might be eating at the moment. The boys have never been picky eaters (for toddlers that is) but this has helped them try even more new and strange things (aka spinach and lettuce)! 

The following pictures are from our circuit assembly last Sunday. It was quite the magical experience since two of the boys sat with our friends the M family throughout the entire assembly and with only one kid to watch, Phil and I pretty much listened to the entire program! That hasn't happened since before the boys were born, one kid was so easy! The M family must be toddler whispers because the two boys that were with them behaved so well and they even got both to sleep through the second half. I tried rocking the one we had to sleep but to no avail, not a blink was slept, what gives?!

In their first suits, but not too enthusiastic about getting their picture taken, ha!
Not a big fan of suits because of all the pieces and time it takes to dress them but the boys love looking like dad so to make them happy I got them some Target specials. I took the boys with me to buy them and I asked Thomas which he liked better, the striped suit or the plain tan suit. Of course he said he liked the tan suit better since it looked a lot more like a suit dad would wear! Maybe next year my son, the seersucker suit is sooo much cuter : )
I also busted out the backpacks I was saving for preschool because their current Elmo backpacks were in rough condition! "Elmo backpacks, the trashcan welcomes you."
Maybe I've been watching too much teen mom but pictures like these make me so grateful that the boys have a loving father that cares for them as much as I do!
The boys LOVE these two ladies!
After the assembly ended I took Eli to go get his brothers and as you can see two are fast asleep!
(the other boy is in the back and you can only see a bit of his yellow shirt but I assure you, he is asleep)
The next day (Monday) was another beautiful day so we hit the park for some fun and exercise!
Monday night was the Memorial and that morning our cheap bow ties from China finally came, yay!
Don't they look so charming!
CTE with their favorite peeps!


Jonalyn said...

Bow ties are cool. :)

How nice you guys got to listen to the program!

nan cee said...

The boys look so handsome in their matching suits! They are growing up so fast. I hear Ed & Sue will be up there soon. Please give them a hug for me.
Love you all,

Jessica said...

They are rocking the bow ties! The year will come when they can be trusted to pass the wine and bread at the Memorial. Will you be ready for that? :0)

Sara 诗媛 said...

Javan's cheap bow tie from China arrived Monday morning in time for the memorial too! They are very cute in their seersucker target suits,;)

Phil said...

Thomas was smiling at the thought of knocking over the table of wine on the stage fortunately my fast reflexes prevented any post memorial tragedies.