Wednesday, December 31, 2014

4 yrs 3mo!

The boys mirthday picture is a bit late but at least I got it up before 2015! In less than 3 hours 2014 will be over and I'll be un-ringing in the new year asleep in bed, ha! Even before kids, midnight is just too late for us : )
CET are 4 years and 3 months old!
silly guys
51 mo old
This is testament that you should never let your children pick out their own clothes until they are, I don't know, 12 years old! At least I didn't let him out in public like this, ha!
TEC, looking as handsome as ever before meeting
Mama Elda is here for a visit and taught the boys how to play Loteria.
It's the closest thing to a board game that I played growing up : )
Caleb getting comfy for bedtime stories
Eating lunch at OMSI : )
Here is a video of Eli going crazy on some thermal camera thing at OMSI...                  Here is a video of the boys acting silly on the greenscreen...

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Oh Crap! moment #77-81

Oh Crap! moment #77
Last summer I sent the boys out to the backyard (fully clothed, mind you) to play while I cleaned up the house a bit. I was checking on them every few minutes and at one point I found them like this!

We use this old wood stove for outdoor fires in the summer
Sorry for the blur but this was the only picture that shows all three in there that's not indecent
yuk yuk yuk!
Straight into the bathtub after this!
Oh Crap! moment #78
How we often find the cheese. This block of cheese can easily last us one and a half weeks, only it doesn't because I'm always cutting off the chewed up parts (well actually I stopped doing that and just use it unless there is visible mold on it, ha!).

Oh Crap! moment #79
Someone glued this wooden letter to their bed and it won't come off!

Oh Crap! moment #80
Whoever thinks the boys don't get as much exercise in the winter as they do in the summer is just plain wrong! Between jumping off the top of the couch and chasing each other all over the house, the boys end up a sweaty mess by the time bedtime comes. 

Oh Crap! moment #81
The top five things the boys like to play with that aren't toys are:
1. sticks
2. my shoes
3. chopsticks
4. tupperware
5. fruit...the evidence is in this picture. A weeks worth of bananas (not all are shown) and one apple, gone forever : (

This was out of character since their preferred method of produce destruction is to "pack a lunch" where they fill up tupperware with whatever fruit or vegetables they find and cart them around all over the house. Usually by the time I find them they are all gross and bruised!

Friday, December 19, 2014

My Boxtrolls

A month or two back I took the boys to see The Boxtroll's movie and I absolutely loved it! I can't wait till it comes out on dvd so Phil can watch it as well. The boys seemed to like it too but Eli said it was little scary. Anyways the other day there was a lot of recycling laying around and the boys went to town pretending to be boxtrolls.

Meet Beer
...and Cheerios
...and we mustn't forget Chocolate Milk!
Another one from the lego party, I like this one since it's a candid and we're all in it!

Monday, December 15, 2014

LEGO Party!

Phil's work threw a first ever lego party/build off where several company's that his firm works closely with all participated in building a building or structure for the lego city. Then everyone at the party voted on the best ones and those that won got awards (which were built out of legos). All the legos used to build the city are going to be donated to Doernbecher Children's Hospital (it's the same hospital the boys were born at). They had lots of lego's for all the kids to play with and a craft station with a lego themed activity. The boys filled up on lego shaped candy, cookies and juice. At one point the boys got so sugared out that they asked for water and drank a ton of it!

Before heading out we took pictures in our cute party attire!
When I got home and looked at the pictures closely I realized Caleb's collar was all messed up!
Lego building!
Here's the lego city that was collectively built, it was pretty impressive!
Caleb working on his lego mask.
They had the lego movie playing in the background and it wasn't helping his concentration, haha!
Eli's lego mask, the marker he used was too light so you can't see the mouth and nose he drew : (
Party guys
The boys thought the lego city was pretty awesome
"CET architects, Eli speaking!"
(the boys playing at Phil's desk)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Zoo Lights

So every year the zoo, as the title implies transforms into a zoo of lights! We wanted to go last Saturday because it wasn't raining and relatively warm but we didn't get around to it. Then again we meant to go on Sunday but that did happen either. I had given up on the idea at least for now when on Monday Phil suggested we go that night after he got off from work. We rarely go out at night during the week so this was quite the adventure for us! And we were sooo glad we didn't come over the weekend because it was so packed out we could barely find parking. And we waited a good 45 min in line for the train, I can only imagine what the wait was like on the weekend!
Watching the ocean display doing circles as we wait in line for the train.
Thomas so happy to be on the train finally!
Crazy Eli and I
Caleb on the train
Warming up with some hot chocolate, although we were anything but cold.
I think we all over dressed, ha! 
Caleb and I
Riding the wolf pack
The train looked so cool!
Eli metamorphosized
Here is a little clip of us on the train and our view...

Friday, December 5, 2014


Most of the time you can't appreciate the boys unique eye color...or shall we say pattern since it's two different colors? But then there are times when the light strikes their eyes, just right and they sparkle like little emeralds : )
Eli right after poking himself in the eye with a stick
At the children's museum the boys excitedly ran to the "construction zone" and dawned all the gear.
This construction worker has a soft side : )
Caleb was digging the new dig pit, haha!
I'm always surprised at how much they like the vet station
Thomas riding Dorothy's bike at the new Wizard of Oz exhibit.
CTE, evidence that not all our group pictures turn out well.
But some are funny : )