Thursday, August 25, 2011


Daniel will be attending preschool this year to get some help with his speech (and possibly his nasty little habit of falling down a lot).  Today was the meet and greet with his teacher and classroom assistants.  He was nervous about going until he saw the classroom. The teacher has a flashlight! And it's just sitting out for anyone to use! I bet she doesn't even nag him about leaving it on and wearing down the batteries like someone at home does.  He loved playing in the classroom and is sort of excited about riding the big-boy bus tomorrow. He would be a whole lot happier if 'my drew' could go with him, though.

Flowers for his teacher:

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Pirate's Cove

Today is our last official day of summer vacation and I surprised the boys with a trip to Pirate's Cove.  We've never been there before but we will definitely be going back. It was the first time that Daniel has been able to do everything on his own and be one of the 'big boys'. It made it more fun for both of them.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

It's just hair

There are a lot of terrible things going on in the world today and a bad haircut should not be my main focus right now but it is.  Daniel had his first 'real' haircut today and it was much more traumatic for me than it was for him. I was crystal clear in my desire for him to keep his long, beautiful curls. I only wanted it to be evened out so that we were no longer getting this look (although he can rock a tank top):


I even reminded her several times of my desire for his hair to stay long.  Apparently, she had her own ideas. 

I should have taken him right then and made a run for it.

Oh. Look at those gorgeous curls...

Why is this picture blurry? Because my hands were shaking. That's why.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

1st Game!

The boys played their first official team game today. I've been trying to prepare them for the difference between practice and a game. Every time I mentioned soccer this week, Daniel would yell, "I KICK!"

I was amazed at how well they did. Daniel is still a little young to be a contributing part of the team but he rocks at practices! It took a little while for Andrew to figure out what he was expected to do but once he understood it, he was all in!

Put me in coach!

Tough guys.

When Daniel found out that not everyone gets a soccer ball like they do at practice, he was MAD.

All that time spent running up and down our hallway is starting pay off.

Good stop!

Run to second! Run to second! oh. sorry. wrong sport.

This was so funny. Andrew kept putting his hands together like he has seen Batman (circa 1960's) do before he fights. He came over to the sidelines and told me in a very proud voice that he was putting his arms and moving the other kids out of the way.

Bringing it back in.

Andrew had to do this several times.  It was amazing how he knew exactly when Daniel fell. He would immediately stop what he was doing in the game, help him up and give him a hug. He could stink at every sport he tries but if he is kind to his brother I will be the proudest parent on the sidelines.

Brotherly team work:

These crack me up--synchronized soccer.

 Good game!

We celebrated the first game with a slurpee and a trip to the park.

Is it wrong that I take my kids to specific parks in the afternoon because I know the light will be good there?

He is one tired little boy.