Friday, October 24, 2008

I am what I am...

Last year for Halloween, Little C decided that a costume was not cool. He screamed whenever I brought his pumpkin outfit over to him. For his Halloween party at ECFE and finally on Halloween night, he refused to wear his costume! He decided he was going as himself!

Fast forward one year.... I started asking Little C what he wanted to be for Halloween. One day in Costco, I saw the costumes and started to show them to him. "Would you like to be a cow?", "no, no cow"; how about a horse "no, no horse". This continued for every costume I showed him.

A few days later (in the peak of his Thomas the train love), I asked if he wanted to be Thomas "Yes, I be Thomas". I am thinking - all right, I will have a child in a costume this year. So off to Target we went - Little C, found the costume, and carried it all the way home - excited as can be. Bliss for all.... or so I thought.

Last weekend was Zoo Boo - we took the kids; Bean in her Pumpkin outfit, and a Thomas the train for Little C. However, when we arrived - Little C announced that he is not Thomas!

I am what I am.... Smart little boy.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

What are we up to?

Little C - Favourite show is WORD WORLD - Try to say that... I think he can pronounce it better than me... go figure. Back to riding his bike everywhere. Favourite foods - PB&J sandwiches, eggs, oatmeal, spinach stuffed raviolis, pizza.

Princess Bean - Talking up a storm and loves to chase her brother. I am sure one of these days she will catch up. She is attempting to learn to kick a ball - which is pretty funny to watch... Favourite foods - yogurt, raspberries, cheese, mac & cheese, green beans.

Mommy - loving the beautiful fall - the leaves are absolutely beautiful - definitely the most striking of the years we have lived in Minnesota. I am looking forward to parents visiting this weekend.

Daddy - has lost 16 pounds!!!!! Great job - I commend him for his dedication to the diet!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

To my little boy 3

You are 3!!! It is hard to believe that 3 years ago you entered our world and changed it forever (for the better of course).

You are full of life and laughter. There is never a day when you are not laughing hysterically and making me laugh too. I love your energy and zest for life. You make me appreciate the small things - the other day we were going to the car and you saw the moon and wanted a better view. You notice the yellow leaves, the boats on the water and the bugs on the ground! The world is a funner place with you.

This has been a busy year for you..

First, we remodelled the house and you got a new room. You are now on the second floor with all the rest of us and are sleeping in a big boy bed. Shortly after you moved upstairs, you started climbing out of your crib, so we knew it was time. For the first couple of nights you would climb out of bed and come looking for us - and we would take you back to bed and often fall asleep with you. Now, you ask me everynight to lay down with you and cuddle with you for a "few minutes". I rarely say no and we talk about things you did that day and what tomorrow holds. Last night when I ask you about the day you said "we had fun mommy. Daddy was funny".

You have also become quite the responsible big brother. Now that your sister is walking, you keep charge of her and make sure she doesn't go where she is not supposed to. When you stop her from walking to the road, I sometimes answer"thank you Mr Policeman"!

You play with your sister all day long - I sometime wonder what you would do without her! I think your favourite game is to climb in her crib and play Bunny! We build a fort, and the two of you jump around with froggie and bunny and make up new games. Bean loves this too - you make her laugh like no one else! You two also love to tackle each other and roll on the ground.

Preschool also started for you. You love it so much! The other week you were the leader of the class - the teacher said you were a natural leader and liked to be in charge. The only bad part was that the leader got to bring in a favourite toy from home. You brought your Thomas the Train book and toy. Oh how you love Thomas!!!!

I look forward to each new day with you and wonder what you will start to do next. You are a pro at kicking a soccer ball and shooting hoops! You ride your tricyle to the grocery store, and love to meet new friends at the park.

I love you Little C!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

This is what happens when mommy leaves and goes to work....

Let the party begin! Mom is out of the house....

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

A pretty girl


A fall weekend at the lake

A beautiful weekend at the lake... what more can you ask for - the sun was shining, temperatures in the 70's and Mama and Papa joining us.


We had lots of fun exploring.... And swimming (Bean with Mama after dunking her face)
And finally the naked party... jumping off the dock with papa


Little C is 3!

A good friend of mine has a tradition in her house - on your birthday, you can have the cereal of your choice. I think this is great since we don't allow sugary cereals in our house and gives the kids a special treat (without being too bad). This year, Little C got Lucky Charms!!!! The marbits are the heros, but in total Little C and Bean ate about 3 bowls of cereal Saturday morning - A real treat!!! Blowing out the candles!
And so proud...
Bean and her war paint! Believe it or not, she did this herself, while eating the cake with a fork! You've got talent little girl!