Wednesday, May 28, 2014

3yrs 8mo old!

CET 3 years and 8 months old!
There were so many good ones, I hope I picked the best one : )

Thomas and his brothers, swinging big boy style
Caleb is getting a little too confident
We love trains!
Tire swing fun!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Backyard Boys

Caleb just couldn't resist and had me put him up here for a picture
And of course the other two HAD to try it as well
C de Cebra, E de Elephante, T de Tigre
And in the right colors, I just couldn't resist!
So you say my hands are full, oh really???
Backyard boys
Ice is so yummy!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Good Memories

It was supposed to rain earlier this week so I had planned on doing my grocery shopping that day. But when I saw clear sky's that morning I decided to leave it for the next day when they boys would be in school. I figured we'd better just enjoy the lovely weather instead of spending it indoors : )

Love Caleb's expression here : )
Is it just me or do the buildings in the background look like they are leaning?
This is Caleb's "unimpressed teenager" look
Can you really not tell there is a difference between the two?
Here comes T for teeth
Annie's graham cracker bunnies time!
ETC, no rain just pretty clouds
Of course Eli is the first to write his name, it's the easiest! Funny thing is that he writes it really small (Pittsenbarger below I wrote in what in what I consider a normal size). Thomas is a close second (he can do T H O and A but many times it's out of order, although the T is always first) and Caleb is not too interested in writing his name but he does a nice C. 
Good Memories

Not sure if this is common or not but the boys have really good memories. Stuff that I had almost forgotten about they remind me and it impresses me that they still remember! For example, I for sure remembered who I took with me to buy the boys picnic table because the guy I bought it from had the same name. So to test my theory that the boys have amazing memories I asked the boys collectively who went with me to buy it and sure enough the other two stayed silent while Caleb says "me me me!" He was only 20 months old at the time! How does he still remember and I had never mentioned it since the day we went to buy it? And they do this all the time with just the random-est things ever???

Funny Stuff They Say (the boys crack me up all the time, I really need to start writing these down)

"Next morning Eli hace poop esos calzones," Thomas (translation: Next morning Eli will poop those underwear)

We'd been talking about how our friend Jonny is really tall (6'8") and Caleb says "Jonny come mucha cena?" (translation: Jonny eats lots of dinner?) It's only funny because I always tell the boys to eat their dinners so they can grow big and strong : )

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Gone Fishin'

The boys went on their very first official fishing trip outfitted with their very own fishing poles and worms that they helped dad dig up that morning. It gave me a glimpse into the future when "the guys" (future tense "boys + dad") will do serious fishing trips up in the mountains and big rivers, most of which I don't plan on partaking of. I envy my future self just thinking about all the me-time that's coming my way! Reading books, hobbies, shopping, gardening, baking, peace and quiet. I will be in domestic delight!

Phil found a good spot to take the boys on Sauvie Island
Eli and his brothers got right to snacking as dad got their fishing poles ready
Cars themed poles seemed to fit the bill just right with these boys : )
Maybe it was their non-stop eating but Phil and I marveled at how well behaved and calm the boys seemed. Its happening before my eyes and can't believe it but they seem to be leaving their animalistic tendencies behind them and maturing into civilized human beings after-all. I was told it would happen but deep down inside it was hard to really believe, ha!
Eli caught himself a pretty little blue gill!
Caleb marvels at the catch!
Another one!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Splash Pad!

Wednesday was supposed to be really hot so I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone and go to the splash pad adjacent to the boys school after class. To our great disappointment we found out that Portland Parks & Rec does not turn on the water until the first day of summer.

But it's 91 degrees people, come on PP&R!!!

The next day I made up it up to the boys by taking them to the children's museum's splash pad, it was not as hot but still pretty warm.

Eli was very disappointed there was no water to splash in : (
Caleb initially not wanting to get wet, just wanting to look cool : )
lots of head dipping
Love running pictures!
Go long!
Post splash pad exhaustion!
Here is a video of Thomas racing another kid. Who will win? Tall baby or small yet agile 3 year old....

SUCKER!!!! (Hahaha, just kidding)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Mt Tabor

Went for a little hike up Mt Tabor or as Phil and I remember it as "the race against exploding bladders." How can such a large park only have one bathroom (and not to mention it was at the very top)! The boys have never walked so fast (and to clarify it was Phil and I who had to pee). The hike down was more than lovely though : )
Teeter totter
The boys like playing a game where they throw their hats around and chase each other

Cany cane, cany cane!

It was a beautiful day with a beautiful view!