Thursday, March 26, 2015


A local gymnastics gym has open gym every Thursday for little kids to come and play. I took the kids for the first time a few weeks ago and they LOVED it!

I mean, what is better than a super long trampoline, 

A soft, bouncy floor,

A rope swing, 

And a balance beam?

Oh, and the bounce house they have set up, the foam pit, and free reign of the whole place? Not much, I tell you!

It was fun for me too to be back in a gym. It brought back so many memories of my gymnastics days!

We will definitely be going back to 'nastics (as Ellie and Nathan call it)!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Double Trouble

A tale of two brothers, working together to destroy the book shelf:

The aftermath:

I'm sure this is only the beginning of the trouble these two will get into together!

And I have to admit, I think it's kind of cute. (for now...)

Monday, March 23, 2015

Funny Kid Quotes

Here are some funny things that I have been writing down on my phone since the last kid quotes post.

I was telling Sam that I thought Jonah had a fever because his cheeks were red and he was warm. Ellie looks at Jonah and says, "Happy Birthday, Jonah!"

 Ellie: "Running around in your panties is like working out." (Hmmm... I should probably re-think which workout videos I let her do with me.)

Ellie and I were doing yoga together, and when we went into downward dog she said "this is my favorite! Doggy bum!" She legitimately thought that was what it was called. Even now, a month or so later, she still calls it that no matter how many times I tell her it is "downward dog."

Ellie was not happy that I was making her take a nap and she said, "You are squeezing my whole life!"

At dinner Sam, Ellie and Nathan were going back and forth with "I love you's." Ellie looked at me and said "I love your best friend." I asked her who my best friend was and she pointed at Sam. She's right! 

Ellie: "When you wear that apron you look like a Grandma." I'll take that as a compliment!

Ellie, talking about our neighbor who was working in his yard as we pulled out of the driveway: "He is just so handsome with that white hair!"

Nathan: We were listening to "Bring Him Home" from Les Miserables and Nathan says "He's singing silly!" Then tried to imitate him with a breathy, vibrato-y voice.

Ellie: "Wow, that's a really old lady! I never want to be an old lady."

Sam: Nathan, did you play with Emerson at church today?
Nathan: No, Emerson is Ellie's favorite.
Sam: Well who's your favorite?
Nathan: Orange 

Ellie: "I don't want to grow because I don't want them to cut the babies out of my tummy." We then had a conversation about how having babies hurts, but it's ok because doctors have medicine that help you feel better. I guess I should have been a little more careful about my explanation when she asked tons of questions about this picture of when Nathan was born:

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Park Day

Two cute boys at the park.

I am so incredibly happy that the weather is warming up!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Silly Nathan

Kids take such weird things to bed. I mean, the trash can lid and Jonah's car seat?

Silly boy!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Family Movie Night

Every weekend we make pizza, and sometimes we eat it in the basement and watch a movie as a family. This past weekend we watched "African Cats." It was surprisingly good! And of course the pizza was delicious.

The girls:

Mom and Nathan:

Mom and Dad:

Don't forget me, Mom!

It was a very fun night together as a family.

Even if there were the typical "get out of my way! I can't see!" moments:

Friday, March 6, 2015

Laundry Day

Image found here.

Now off to fold a pile MUCH bigger than the one Ellie and Jonah are sitting in.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Sneaky Sneaky

I can't leave Nathan alone for more than 5 minutes or he will climb on the counter and do whatever he pleases.

This, for example:

When I caught him, he said "I just wanted bread." (Never mind that he had already had 2 pieces of toast for breakfast)

And this day he kept asking for "bread with butter" and I continually told him no since he had just had breakfast. When I came back into the room, he had climbed up on the counter with his trusty laundry hamper, gotten his own piece of bread, buttered it, gotten the peanut butter out of the cupboard and was trying to open it so he could put some on his bread. He was as happy as a clam.

I wish Ellie never would have shown him how to push a chair up to the counter to get what he wants... I guess I better be on my toes! 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Around the House

I love finding funny things that the kids have left around the house:

Animals on the window sill,

A used potty in the closet,

And a baby in my boot. 

I told Sam that this is one of the things I will miss when my kids grow up!

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