Sunday, February 27, 2011

Our Little Dorks

Higher, Sam!

There you go!

Oh, my. Not sure I should admit this was 100% their idea, but very glad I got a few shots for their senior yearbook photos:)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Yum! Sugar and toys!

Mom, can I wake up from nap every day just like this???

Look at my bag of goodies!

Money, too???

The boys were really excited to receive Valentine's treat boxes in the mail from Michigan and Wisconsin. Thanks to everyone who made Valentine's Day special for us:) We loooooo-oooooove you very much!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Happy Birthday, Daddy!

Jack's TopTen list for Reasons I Love Daddy:

10) He's a part of my family
9) I like to play with him a lot
8) He tucks me into bed
7) He likes to play cars, trucks, and farm
6) He plays outside with me
5) I like it when I sit and watch TV with him and Band-aid Ducky
4) He takes me to the pool when it's summer
3) I like when he takes me to McDonald's and then the airport (overlook park)
2) I like when he takes me hiking, and I want to camp with him in the woods
1) I just love him so, so much
***Sam agrees with Jack on all points:)
Happy birthday, Rick! We respect, appreciate, and love you for all that you are and all that you do for us!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Playing together?

Sometimes my kids seem to be playing together, but not really. The following pictures prove this, and really, you couldn't write this stuff any better than they come up with it. The one prop they share is the lasso (home-made from twine and my inferior knotting skills)--the connecting thread to parallel imaginative play?
Superman Sam ties a lasso to the console table while wearing noise-canceling headphones

Cowboy Jack

This is one weird picture:)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


He hasn't paid for a single meal in almost three years, so I put him to work. He's a fairly good dishwasher, and because it involves one of his favorite things (running water), he is motivated. Love my little dishwasher:)

These Boots are made for Cleaning

Sam is helping me clean by vacuuming with his doggy vacuumAlign Center. Why the boots, Sam?

I'm sure this is equivalent to cleaning with those shape-ups or easytone shoes. Maybe he's just trying to maximize his workout?

I clean with a cheesy smile and large boots!