Sunday, January 6, 2013
|For some reason Robert didn't have a fabulous time this trip to Randy's Gym. He sat in the "soft tunnel" and watched his cousins play most of the time, but isn't this an adorable shot?!|
|Hank loved running around and had a great time with cousins at Randy's Gym.|
|My sister +Anna White and her husband +Joseph White came up with their kids. Here are their boys, Johnny and Tyler, with my sister +Jenae Dixon 's daughter Maya. They had quite the fort built from cones and mats.|
We had a VERY merry Christmas. The boys loved their cars/race track, Avengers, and especially....the dragons! +Andrew Smart loves his gun history books and I love my new bling watch.
|Hank ventured from his post on the steps, with his crackers, to check out the new rack track. Robert got dragons (actually one is Hank's but he's not too into it) and took them everywhere!|
|Okay so Hank played with his green dragon for me to snap this picture, but mostly he played with his new cars...AFTER the crackers were all gone.|
|Robert also got "shackles." When we wrestle he likes to tie the other person up in "shackles" so he got some REAL shackles and loves shackling anything and anyone.|
|I wish I knew what Robert's thumb gesture was all about. It's SO cute, but I didn't hear what he was saying, something about Hanka I guess. They both got more race tracks from Grandma +Janet Dixon|
|Grandma +Janet Dixon was amazed at her family tree chart we printed off in poster size for her. It goes back 9 generations and is all color coded!|
|My sister +Jill Van Orden spent Christmas in Pocatello (she brought her family of course). Her son Andrew got a bunch of survival stuff and was THRILLED anytime someone needed him to use his knife to aid in opening presents.|
|Robert's cousin Emma, +Jill Van Orden daughter, found this giant dinosaur for Robert. He wasn't sure what to think about it at first, but warmed up to it and includes it in all is battles with the dragons and Avengers he got also.|
|And of course +Andrew Smart received a gun. Actually, the gift was money to go shopping because +Jill Van Orden wasn't quite sure what kind of outdoorsy thing to buy for him. I think Robert has commandeered this little Nerf gun since Christmas.|
|The merriment didn't stop as we headed over to Grandpa and Grandma Bob and +Sheryl Smart 's house. I love this cute smile on Robert's face as he opens his new transformer.|
|Hank is all about phones these days. Anything that looks remotely the size of a phone goes to the ear and he starts babbling. Grandpa and Grandma Bob and +Sheryl Smart found this great toy phone for him to play with. Robert had a little trouble transforming the transformer, truth be told +Andrew Smart had a little trouble too.|
|I love this face! He's deep into some pretend battle or something with one of his dragons close at hand of course.|
|Grandpa +Bob and Sheryl Smart built the boys a new toy box. It's beautiful!|
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
I have stopped guessing what Robert will come up with next. This morning he was trying to lug his toys from his room to the family room and struggling a bit. Then he says, totally serious, "Mom, I wish I had three arms. I need an arm out my belly to help hold my swords and guns and shield." I'm not sure where to go with that, but laugh behind a very sincere, "I bet it would be easier too carry sooooooo much stuff with three arms, but God made you with two. Why don't you just take some of the stuff and then come back for the rest."
Sunday, September 16, 2012
We aren't avid water people.....we don't have secret fins or anything. We go swimming every now and then, less than I want to, but just often enough to keep the boys happy. However, when we go outside......they go straight for the hose. They live to water everything. Hank watered himself the other day. I don't know of you can tell from the picture but he is soaked head to toe.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
The boys hair is getting sooooooo long so tonight after dinner I asked Robert if he would let me cut his hair with the buzz clippers. He was excited so we went out I the back deck and buzzed him. Andy took over when it was time to do the finishing touches, then he started on Hank and his poor misshapen fuzz head. Well I heard the ice cream truck, what I thought was right around the corner. I grabbed Robert and we ran to catch the ice cream truck. I didn't want to miss it so I didn't stop to put my shoes on. Thankgoodness Robert already had his on because we ended up running 4 blocks. We stopped at each corner to listen for the music and see if we were getting closer and which direction we needed to go. We came back home with a fabulous Rocket Pop to share with Hank.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
My boys think when we are outside it is automatically time to play in the house. I didn't get a video, but Hank was soaked today! He was flinging the house this way and that, spraying his belly, trying to squirt anyone who came near, getting drinks out of the hose and superfund his face while doing so. I had it turned on just a little, but he loved spraying himself.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Robert's first day if preschool was today. He goes to Tami's Tots with Tami Swallow. My bit is growing up! He's been talking about not being big enough to go to school and it finally dawned on us that he was probably expecting to wake up one day and be physically big like his cousins who go to school. It's been quite the ordeal to correct that teaching. He doesn't actually need to be big to go to school, but rather old enough. Wow, it's been a long week trying to get him to accept that the other kids in preschool would be his same size and that really out was about being old enough. He went and had the time of his life. Success!