Thursday, July 31, 2008

What's Going On?

So, what has been going on with us the last few days? Hmmm...not a lot of sleeping, a bit of grumpiness due to the lack of said sleep, but all in all pretty good times. Miss Lillie has found her toes and they entertain her emmensely... look - she eats with them, she chews on them and they also make a great pacifier - everyone should be blessed with a pair of their own. Hers are constantly in the air - gives me muscle strain just watching her.




















Avery has finally started eating. He is almost 3 years old and I often have to trick him into eating supper - like the mom does in the movie A Christmas Story with the little brother, Randy...remember? "Show me how the piggies eat..." It is so nice to see that he can take the initiative in keeping himself alive now...he doesn't necessarily need me to hound him to take in sustenance. Avery has most recently discovered that he has a love for bing cherries. Well you know, I have heard that that's what life is all about...




















We have also had quite our share of the rain lately. Very unusual to still be getting so much so late in the summer around here (much to the chagrin of the unpaid lawn mowers...). Last week it rained over 5 inches within one morning...and yesterday it rained some more - all. day. long. The boys were getting quite a bit stir crazy and since them being crazy makes mom crazy - I sent them outside. There was no thunder, no lightning, just a steady gentle rain - they made a mess, but boy did they have fun.

Out of all the territory in which they could roam, Avery found the one small low spot in the yard and decided to help encourage the mud puddle that was beginning to create...remember boys and their mud puddles? So, you know, where the little one finds trouble, the big ones have to try it out as well.















And oh no, standing in it just would not do...
A shot of Avery trying to catch the rain with his hands and/or tongue - how can you say no to that joy-filled little face?





















Huston and Isaiah got their share of the wet too - Isaiah thought his feet were quite protected in his big yellow rain boots, but "sadly" he was mistaken...

Their clothes and shoes are still trying to dry out - I had to just throw Huston's underwear away, they were so mud stained I could never view them as clean again. At least it prevented the household from climbing the walls...now to just get them to understand the importance of sleep - at least for their mother's sake...

2 comments:

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Great pictures! The kids are so cute! :) Thank you for praying for my Kennedy during her surgery! I've added you to my reader and look forward to following your journey!

Our Four Sons said...

It is so funny that Isaiah takes his socks off, rings them out and then puts them down to get wet some more in the rain!