Monday, September 29, 2008

Liam, the Funny, Funny Jokester!

This morning as I was putting on my makeup, Liam stood there and watched me. I never put on very much during the week, if I put on any at all. I will smudge on a little bit of eye liner, one neutral color of eye shadow, and a thin coat of mascara. I'm all about being quick! So, as I was putting on my mascara, Liam says, "Mom, you look like a clown." He's such a funny, FUNNY little boy.

The Fort

So, we built a fort the other night. We were all so bored, and I was about to go crazy so we decided that the playroom needed to turn into a fort. It was an awesome fort, if I say so myself. I actually have quite a bit of experience in building forts, but this one was good and simple. The boys, of course, in having a secret fort needed to put on their Super's Masks. They might look like those soft headbands to the average eye, but I assure you they are masks that hide the identity of the one who wears it. I'm sure you have no idea that the 2 boys in the picture are Lex and Liam.

This is inside the fort.

Lily LOVED the fort. She crawled and screamed through the fort.

She eventually got frustrated with only crawling and had to stand and run, and of course, scream. It was hilarious!

The bump in the middle is her head.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Ice Cream Man is a Child of God, too!

So yesterday evening, as I was making dinner and while the boys were playing in the backyard, we heard the ice cream truck. The boys, not knowing where the luring music was coming from, came running into the house shouting to me about the mysterious music. I explained that it was an ice cream truck. I then had to explain about "the good ol' days" when ice cream trucks ran rampant through the neighborhoods, selling their goods to hundreds of children at a time. I told them about the wonderful treasures the ice cream men had to sell: bomb pops, parachute men, ice cream animals with gumball eyes, candy cigarettes, etc. Well, Lex and Liam, upon hearing of these wonders, had to get a look at this ice cream truck. I will admit that I was excited too. So, we went out front and waited. We heard the music but never saw the truck. I ... I mean ... the boys started getting impatient so we jumped in the burban and hunted the guy down. We found him just down the road but we still drove like it was 1985! He was stopped, waiting while the mom of 2 little boys already there yelled at those 2 little boys. We jumped out of the burban, took advantage of the short distraction and ran to his window. With anticipation and hope in our eyes, I asked what my boys could buy for a dollar. He pointed to 3 popsicles. 3. No ice cream animals with gumball eyes or parachute men or anything! I swallowed my disappointment, and the boys picked out a popsicle. They seemed to have enjoyed the event, but I couldn't really be sure. Not until Family Home Evening.

So this month in FHE we've been discussing how we are all children of God and how much He loves us individually. I asked, "Is Liam a child of God?" Lex and Liam said, "Yes." I asked, "Is Dad a child of God?" "Yes." "Is the mailman a child of God?" "Yes." So then Lex says, in an awed voice, "The Ice Cream Man is a child of God because he brings glory!"

Now I know. The ice cream truck may not have the amazing treasures it once had, but it stills "brings glory" to my boys!

P.S. Safety First! Always watch out for Chester the Molester!

Monday, September 22, 2008

The Morning Fare

Do you like Lily's pile of faffles (waffles)? This is what we eat every, single day and have eaten every, single day since Lex could mash the faffles with his gums. So we're talking around 5 years of faffles every, single morning. This morning the kids were being so silly, and we felt like we needed to archive it. Wow ... life is ... exciting.

Soccer ... Again

So, this is Lex's second season of soccer! Hopefully he will catch on to the game this season. Last season it was more spinning and frolicking through the field and sitting and pondering, while eating the grass, than it was actually playing the sport. Our little pacifist! If they could all just be friends and have a large soccer party instead of competition, he would be so much better! He does look so handsome in his uniform, though, doesn't he?

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Brushing Our Teeth

Proof that we do have some good hygiene practices! This was actually before church, so teeth brushing is obviously necessary - we've got to keep up appearances! Just kidding .... Lily was the funniest. She has a Thomas the Train toothbrush like Liam so it sings that annoying Thomas the Train song. She and Liam will turn their toothbrushes on and then Lily tries to dance and brush her teeth. Of course, being the awesome mom that I am, I allow her to dance around with a toothbrush in her mouth because it's hilarious! It's ok that she chokes - as long as we get a good laugh - right?

Lily playing dress up

It must be a natural instinct regarding girls and clothes. Lily was dressed just fine for the day until she found Liam's pajamas. She cried until I put them on her. Then, of course, the outfit was not complete until she had at least one shoe on. What did I get myself into?
"The things that are hard to bear, are sweet to remember."

~Lucious Annaeus Seneca

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

~Mark Twain