Friday, September 18, 2009

First Day of "School"

Not that you'll zoom in on this one, but Bubs has a distressed "I-see-Mama-and-she's-not-picking-me-up" kind of look on his face.

Both Bubs and the Bean are in both Mother's Day Out this year, which is SO nice! They are both doing one day a week, and they both love it. Bubs cried a little on his first day, and as you can see from the pic, I tried to go back and take a "first day" pic very inconspicuously. It didn't work. The Bean had no problems leaving Mama as usual. Mama has no problem leaving the Bean and Bubs either. :) The Bean's class is learning Psalm 100 this year, and so far she's got "Make a joyful noise" down pat! They learn; they have fun; I'm happy; they're happy. Ahhh...I love Mother's Day Out!!

Veggie Tales

Ha ha - so the title is kind of a joke, since this is a post about veggies. A Tale about Veggies...get it? (I think I've had too much coffee this morning...forgive the dumb joke!!) We don't eat broccoli much at our house b/c RR doesn't like it. But he has given me the green light (no pun intended - ha,ha) to serve broccoli every now and then so that the kids will eat it. (I like it too, just for the record.) So I made chicken and rice the other night and steamed some broccoli to go along w/ it. No cheese sauce, just plain steamed broccoli with a little salt and lemon pepper seasoning. When I told the Bean what we were having for dinner, she immediately said, "I don't like broccoli." I said, "Have you ever tried it?" (Which she had, but it had been a while.) So she tried it. And boy did she like it!! She kept on asking for more and more and more. I had made one large bunch of broccoli, thinking that I needed to go ahead and use it up b/f it went bad, but never thinking that we'd actually eat it all. But we did! The Bean only ate about two bites of her chicken and rice (a kid favorite, right?) and ate probably 1/3 to 1/2 of that large bunch of broccoli, and Bubs ate his weight in it as well! His little mouth was covered in bits of broccoli after dinner was over. So maybe I'll make broccoli a more regular part of our menu from now on!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Pics from my nephew's b'day party

Last weekend we went to my nephew's b'day party...he's only 2 weeks younger than the Bean! He had a train theme...we played at a park in their hometown that has a train, so all the kids got to ride the train and play at the park too. We had hot dogs and a train cake, and fun was had by all! Bubs had a really good time. He basically stomped around in the mud for 2 hours. Fun times! We love you, Evan! Happy Birthday!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Bean turns 3!

Wearing one of her presents...

Opening presents

Enjoying cake and pizza w/ some of her pals...

The cake and "cupcapes"!

I'm a little behind on posting, but the Bean recently had a b'day party and turned 3! I didn't take very many pics, like a dork, but I did get a few. Her b'day party was a ballerina theme...somewhat random, since she doesn't take ballet or anything, but she loves to dress up like a princess or ballerina and I didn't want to "use up" a princess theme. :) (Incidentally, when I asked the Bean what kind of party she wanted to have, she would say "chocolate." It was brought to my attention that I could have made a cute theme out of that, but being rather uncreative I went w/ ballerina.) I appliqued a little ballet shirt for her, and my friend Shanna did a ballet cake. Speaking of the cake, when I asked her what kind of cake she wanted for her b'day, she repeatedly said "cake and cupcapes." And no, I didn't misspell that...that's how she says it! So we had cake and cupcapes. She got lots of fun presents and had tons of fun w/ all her friends and family. In general, I think a good time was had by all!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sibling Love

Holding hands

Loving on sister

Sweet snuggles
Side note: The Bean is super focused on the cartoon she was watching in these pics. And she does have on undies...she wasn't sitting around completely in her birthday suit.

Bubs initiated this lovey dovey snuggle time...which actually lasted for about 5 min. Bubs rarely sits still that long! Sweet times!