Monday, January 31, 2011

Snowy Days!

These were some videos I took earlier this month of the kids:

Friday, January 28, 2011

Lego Man

Stratton has discovered how much fun Legos are! He had some before and has enjoyed them... but always within the limits of what the instructions dictate ("No Mom, I can't use a red one, the picture says it has to be a blue piece!" - very frustrating). For his birthday and Christmas he got a few more Lego sets and has spent a lot of time with them since. And thanks to some serious playtime with Uncle Jacob, he has learned to think outside the box (or the directions).

These are pictures of his "Star Wars aircraft" that he labored over all morning today. He then insisted on taking these pictures himself (including the self-portrait) so that his cousins could see. So here they are!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Freezer Food Fridays...

... has moved!

In order to appease my husband and children and also satisfy my desire to still post some favorite freezer meals, I have created an entirely new blog devoted to freezer meals. Go check it out!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Creighton's New 'Do!

The boys got haircuts Saturday night. After, I put all 3 kids in the tub and walked into the other room (yes, totally unsafe, I know). I was gone maybe a minute and a half, tops, and came back to find this:
Big trouble!!! Cratey had gotten out of the tub, climbed back up on the chair (naked and dripping water all over the hair mess), grabbed the little neck trimmer, and added to my haircut. It was not fixable.
So I shaved him bald. He cried the whole time. I wanted to cry too. His hair has never been this short! This is him checking it out after I had finished:
I made sure to really make him feel badly about cutting his own hair and now having to be bald. I had visions of him cutting Keely's hair if I didn't make him feel appropriately remorseful. (I even instructed Ric that when he got home he was not to laugh or tell Cratey how cool he looked.) Evidently Creighton doesn't yet understand that hair grows, because after I put him back into the bathtub I said, "It's okay, your hair will grow back after a while and you'll look normal again." Immediately he brightened up and said, "Really, Mom? Oh sank you!!" This is his relief: