Tuesday, April 28, 2015

4 yrs and 7 mo

CET are 4 years and 7 months old!
Saturday we rode our bikes to our favorite pizza joint! Its 1.5miles each way from our house. Everything went smooth on the way there. On the way back I think the boys were too tired from skipping their nap and from indulging on too much pizza because there were about five falls and or crashes between the boys, ha!
Monday we had a beautiful 80 degree day so we went
back to our new favorite park (Westmoreland Prk).
Running around : )

Thursday, April 23, 2015


Thomas, when I don't dress him, lives in his "football" clothes or his NYPD shirt.
I don't know why but he just loves them!
On sunny warm evenings Phil takes the boys on bike rides around the neighborhood. 
They ended up at the bluff and did some off-roading. 
Apparently Caleb really liked it : )
Wanted to write down some of the boys 'word-isms' before they stop saying them (some already):

English word-isms
kepatch - ketchup (this is one of my favorites)
kisspies - rice krispies
coffee cup - coffee shop
i cheam - ice cream
chain chax - train tracks
fisket - fix it
ice kicles - icicles
contruntions -instructions
simsims  - the simpsons
movie games - video games
shanet - sandwich

Spanish word-isms
memicina - medicina
jarifa - jirafa
pacito - despacito
epekako - helecoptero (another one of my favorites)
piquito - poquito
lusta - gusta
amiamsa - ambulancia
busula - basura

And one more thing. The boys came up with this term called 'crunchy crunch.' I like to think of it as the boy version of hair pulling. Crunchy crunch is when one brother grabs a handful of another brothers skin and claws at it. I can't tell you how many times someone has come crying to me saying that his brother crunchy crunched them!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Sunny Days

Just some pictures from the last couple weeks...

ECT after story time at the library
The stump sprouted new branches!
We discovered a new park and it's amazing!
If you are local you must check out Westmoreland park, we could spend all day here. I didn't take pictures of it but they also have this huge sand/water area that's super cool : )
Can you find the hidden Eli?
We had some friends over and there were a couple guitars out so Thomas went and got our decorative (but functional) ukulele and joined in the fun!
The sandlot boys, they just need their baseball hats : )
We had a picnic at our local park today and Eli said "picnics are my favorite!"
Thomas thought it was so funny to ride with his handlebars backward : )
Caleb had been arguing with us about how you make applesauce and I found it so funny I started recording...the boys responses crack me up!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Noah & His 3 Sons

A week from last Friday was our Commemoration of Jesus' death so we dressed in our best!
I let the boys pass the bread this year, which they did great but I told them they'll have to be much older before they can pass the wine : )
The morning of the commemoration we talked about the significance of the bread and the wine, then I gave them a little quiz, here are their answers (well mostly just Thomas and Eli answer)...

The next day we had a congregation drama party and the boys and Phil did one of the skits.
Phil played Noah and the boys played his sons Shem, Ham & Japheth. 
The boys did so well, even better then when we practiced it!
Noah and his sons.
Hey maybe his sons were actually triplets : )
They probably didn't have neon yellow sandals back then but that was the closest thing we had, ha!
Back stage getting ready
With some friends 
These robe/dresses have become the boys favorite pajamas, they wear them all the time now. I may never have to buy them pj's again, haha!
Here is the video of the skit the boys and Phil did. If you watch any of it at all I suggest just the last 30 seconds of it when you can hear the boys prerecorded voices. They sound so cute saying "I will help you father" and "yes father! (only they say it in Spanish).

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Personalities 4.5

I started working on these updates back in November, shameful! I finally got around to finishing them and posting. The first picture that accompanies the personality update is a picture I took at home before picture day at school last month (I was too cheap to pay for prints, other than one class picture)...


Caleb is our "cool dude," he's laid back and doesn't sweat the small stuff. Caleb loves to say gross stuff too because he knows it'll get a rise out of those around him. He'll say stuff like "poop is yummy," or "eat stinky feet." Whenever he's being cheeky or "smart" or pretending to be upset he does this duck lipped face that is so darn cute I just want to snuggle him immediately. The boy can eat too, he's always the first to the dinner table and last one to leave. And he really savors what he's eating, it kind of makes you want to eat what he's eating. Caleb knows how to relax too, even when he's sleeping he's got his feet crossed and his hands behind his head. He's the type that's gonna be smart without trying and I can already see it. He doesn't always like to pay attention when I'm trying to teach them something new. Caleb loves being a nay-sayer, he's the first one to say no to something without really meaning it. But with just a bit of insistence he gives right in quite easily though. Lately Caleb has become a "flopper." He flops just like in basketball! It's pretty funny to see at times because he'll be arguing or fighting over something then his brother will lightly brush up against him or bump into him and he'll throw him self to the ground. Sometimes several seconds will go by before he falls over, ha! I guess he's not very good at it : )
Caleb has a deep love for cats, real or stuffed.
Here he is with his "Honey Race Juice."


Eli is one smart little dude! You tell him once and you can bet he'll remember it. Eli is a rule follower and always wants to please. He is such a good boy and knows his limits so he doesn't get punished nearly as much as his brothers. Eli is full of opinions and he isn't shy about sharing them or expressing how he feels about something. He's a bit of a motor mouth too, he can talk and talk and talk. He'll tell you anything you want to know from what he did at school today to how to build a tree house. He's very confident and he'll convince you that he knows what he's talking about. When I ask the boys something collectively Eli is always the first to speak up, he's kind of the spokesperson of the three. Eli takes our homeschooling activities very seriously and a lot of the times he finishes first and gets the least wrong. He's always been a very affectionate and tender boy. The best way to calm him down when he's upset is to offer him a hug and he'll just melt in your arms. Eli gets scared really easy and likes to say he doesn't want to try something because he's too scared. Like when we'd talk about our trip to the east coast he'd say he didn't want to ride on the airplane because it was too scary. Well when the day actually came he was more than excited to jump on the plane. He even proclaimed after take off that "this is not scary mami!"
Silly Eli!


Mr. T is our dorky triplet with impeccable bad timing and he's a bit clumsy too. Because of this he's also the most underrated of the three because there are so many good qualities about him. Thomas is very creative and figures out how to draw stuff and in turn teaches his brothers to draw the same things because they see how he did it. He also loves to write letters and numbers. He's also very independent and always wants to do things for himself. He also can go long periods of time playing by himself. Thomas seems to build the most elaborate and complicated vehicles with his lego's. The other day we got him a little lego set and he didn't want our help building it. He just looked at the picture on the box and built something that looked pretty darn close to the real thing! The boy just cannot sit still, he's always moving or kicking his legs even in his sleep. Which stinks because he almost always ends up in bed with us, but on the bright side I get to snuggle him first thing every morning! When Thomas wants his brother's attention he call them by saying "hey kids" and it's really funny to hear since I think he came up with it all on his own. He also always agree's with me when I compliment him about something, he'll say "si mami" and then go on to explain what he did or what he made.
Look at this dorky boy!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Party Time!

So finally getting around to posting about the last couple days of our east coast trip...the reason we came, the wedding!
All gussied up!
Phil's sister, nephew and cousin lookin' good!
With all their nephews and nieces from both sides of their families
Thomas and uncle C
Silly boys
At the reception the boys got a little wild like usual
Caleb and Thomas danced pretty much the entire time (Eli was not much of a dancer)
For a bit Caleb danced with this little girl and she even gave him a kiss on the cheek : )
(His first kiss!)
With the bride and groom (Phil's brother)
I gave Caleb some water in a wine glass and he thought it was the coolest thing ever, haha!
On our way home!
Eli checking out the cock pit : )
Waiting impatiently at JFK airport!