Saturday, March 27, 2010

Gabe's favorite indoor activity

Let's go fly a kite (or two, or three)

the one we lost - then found again in a neighbor's yard
round 2 with Dora...still not happy Barbie was gone

Happy times with Barbie

I guess it depends on how many get hung up in power lines. Barbie was the only one today but much longer and there would have been more. Ella was devastated when she let go - I mean when the wind pulled Barbie out of her hands! I had forgotten how much fun flying a kite was.

Welcome to the 80s

from left to right (if you need it) - Sweet Breath (and it had some in it - we sprayed it in the sink and it smelled just like 7th grade), a REAL Transformer, a cassette (yeah, we don't know what is on it because we don't have a cassette player), foldable Ferrari sunglasses, as well as glow in the dark Tom Cruise glasses, He man (and all alot of the characters), Rubix cube and Knight Rider
just a few Star Wars figures (these are not the old 70's ones - the kids already have gotten into those, these are the ones from when the movies came out the second the 90's)

Mimi and Pops came this weekend and I had asked for some more Star Wars stuff of Jonathan's for the boys room. They brought very fun things for us...the good ole toys are nothing like the toys today :)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

What we did on Spring Break....

The boys sleeping




It started on Monday with "girl day"...only I was soooo tired (I guess I was excited about Spring Break and stayed up too late) that we had lunch together and picked up the boys comforter then headed home for a nap. Then Ella decided she would rather play with the boys - Lofton, Landon and Jude - than get a manicure, so that is what she did. On Tuesday, I worked in the morning then the boys furniture was delivered and Ella went home with our old neighbors - Emma, Clark, Gwen and Owen - for a few hours while I set the beds up (and ate lunch). Afterwards, we had manicures. Wednesday (St. Pattie's Day) was supposed to be bowling and ice skating. The bowling was fun. Lofton, Carmen and Landon met us there but the ice skating was ditched due to "synthetic ice"...the lady said it was hard to skate on and we needed no casualties. Thursday was another partial work day and then home for a picnic and off the the Melting Pot for dinner (Ella also had a birthday party that afternoon). They had fun there - Ella read the Hooter's sign as we were leaving and they both thought it was funny but had no idea why...Jude also befriended a homeless man. Friday was the prettiest day of all and we hit the zoo. I think everyone had the same was crowded (and has caused major allergy havoc on our house). After the zoo, we went to pick up tile (not really exciting for Spring Break but we did) and then to the McConnell's for Puh's dinner - chicken, baked potatoes, green beans, corn, brownies and some really good spinach dip that I ate so much of before dinner that I was not as hungry as I should have been. Friday night Lofton slept over - Jude's first sleepover guest. They all had fun, woke up and Wiied it around 1:00 (they said that it "looked" like a 7) but they did make it back to bed!

Spring Break

It all began with Gabe heading off to Nana and Pepaw's for the week. (A side note here I need to add is that my husband so graciously gave up his ticket for the SEC championship game on Sunday so that I could go see UK with my dad, brother, aunt and uncle...what a great game!) Anyway, back to Gabe leaving. Jude asked that we take his picture so he could remember his face.

Student of the Month

in front of her classroom

Gabe didn't want Jude in the picture.

banana burrito

The Monday before Spring Break Ella had a note in her backpack to "the parents of Ella Griffin". The note said that there would be a PTO meeting on Thursday and that Ella would be honored as Student of the Month for December 2009. I laughed and showed Jonathan that they forgot to change the date on the letter. I said that they must have meant March. When I picked Ella up from school that Tuesday I said "we had a very exciting letter in your backpack that I just read this morning, do you know what it was about?" She said " uh, yeah - I was Student of the Month in December." Now, I am wondering how in the world she could have forgotten to tell us that. I mean I know how many times she has been hit in the head with a dodge ball, how many paper cuts she has had and what most of her friends wear...Student of the Month - not a big deal! Anyway, when she realized my mom was going to be here it turned into a much bigger occasion. We went to dinner, complete with dessert and Ella wore "celebration clothes".

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Gabe is so big...

or he thinks so. His highchair was left outside on that nice day only to get rained on then, while it thawed in the garage Gabe ate at the table. OR Gabe would periodically sit at the table and then get up and then sit back down and then get up all while eating.

At least he does clean the floor.

Mohawks, Sunshine and Flag Football

Fallen Mohawk

the ringers

learning the rules (the hardest part)


He had an ok Mohawks...Jude's hair was too long.

This is where it warmed up for a weekend and we spent all of it outside - much to Jude's dismay. I pretty much forbid anyone to step foot in the house! Luckily, the McConnell's came over to play too.

Cold but we have to get outside...

See, so long since I took these that I can't really remember much - I guess that is why I blog :)! Anyway, it has obviously been cold, their noses are red but we are all outside anyway!