Thursday, December 8, 2011

Bears for Breakfast?!

If you've been around our house lately, you'll know that Owen is currently he is obsessed with bears and being a bear. Soo...we made bear pancakes for breakfast today! ...It's the little things that can make anyone's day, right?

When I went to wake Lilly up, Owen came rushing in behind me announcing, "La-lee! I'm eating a bear bekfas!" She was still in a deep sleep and did NOT share in his excitement. At least not yet... Here she is giving her bear an inspection.

And her conclustion was: It's good enough to eat!
(Actually, they both ate TWO bears!)

And here's Owen growling at his bear.

Monday, December 5, 2011

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas....

Our tree is up!!

Here's Owen getting the tree all set in the tree stand with Lilly's monitoring.

Helping Daddy get just the right placement.


Little Lilly just couldn't stay up for the decorating part. Tiredness hit and with fighting to get over RSV, she just needed to go to bed. She'll enjoy the surprise when she gets up in the morning. Next year, she'll enjoy decorating. But here she is playing on her stool in the kitchen earlier in the evening.

Friday, December 2, 2011

It makes me smile

I went downstairs to switch a load of laundy and came up to here both kids giggling. I found them laying side by side in the pack and play (which had been turned on it's side so Owen could "be in a cage") kicking their legs and laughing. They played for 15 minutes together, just laughing, crawling in and out, playing peek a boo in the pack and play.

So fun! A sneak peek of days to come. I hope they are super good friends for life!

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Owen was playing with moon sand (it's supposed to be like sand but stick together like sounds about as impossible to be true as it is) and had a blast creating shapes and exploring with it. I forgot to take a picture of him actually playing with it, but here's what is play area looked like when he was done.

All on his own accord, he got down from his stool on a mission. He came back a couple minutes later with the vaccum and announced he needed to clean up the mess on the floor. I helped him get it all set up and he spent quite some time sucking up all the crumbs. By golly, I think he got every little spec! I was quite impressed!

And here he is stacking beads on a toothpick. (Thanks for the idea, Alex!) So simple, but yet quite the attention grabber. I couldn't believe how long it entertained him.

The joy of birthday cards

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My baby is ONE

(Sorry for the blurriness. I don't know what's up with my camera.)

Yesterday Lilly officially turned a big one year old. Poor thing was sick...and is now on the mend with her breathing treatments...for her birthday and slept just about all day and night. But when she was awake, she was in good spirits. She's a trooper. She is walking EVERYWHERE and making her presence known. She wants to be everywhere her big brother is and play is everything he does. Her latest favorite thing to do is go the the "snack cupboard" and grunt/moan until I come and find her a snack or she gets the door open and finds something yummy. Then she takes it to her chair and asks to get up in it so she can eat.

She is pure joy and I can't believe she's already one. Where did the time go? We can't imagine life without her.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

While Mommy is cooking dinner...

The kids do their thing in the kitchen too.

I think Owen played with, then ate half the can of black olives while I used the other half in our dinner.

And Lilly toddled around jabbering and asking to be held.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sun in November

It was a beautiful sunny day and we took advantage of it. Owen got a tractor ride from the neighbor. Lilly practiced her walking outside (She did NOT appreciate her hands on the cold gravel when she fell).

Then Lilly received her first tractor ride.

And guess who's feet found the gooiest mud puddle and loved every minute of it?

You guessed it.

And this is what Lilly thought of it.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Little helpers caught in action

Owen has been "working" tonight. He found our contractor's caulk gun and was caulking around the door.

And Lilly thought she would help me load the dishwasher. (I was washing some dishes and looked over and she had climbed up and was playing with the bowls in the top before I got her down, of course, I had to take a quick picture.)

Then a little later Owen was helping me vacuum. We were emptying the dirt into the trash outside and on our way back inside when he tripped on a step and ended up with a deep cut and fat lip.

Here he is after we got him all cleaned up.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Evening Stroll

We went to for a bike ride and walk on the trail in town tonight. Perfect fall evening. Beautiful. So fun to watch my kiddos enjoy God's creation. They are so fun. Lilly enjoyed the stroller and playing peekaboo with me as we walked. She even said "aboo." Owen was such a big boy riding his tricycle. He was soaking in EVERY second of it.

Here they are taking a little break down by the river.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

2 Little Pumpkins

The other night we carved pumpkins with the kiddos. The pumpkins we accidently grew in our garden this year. (Some seeds must have gotten mixed up.)

Here they are with their pumpkins.

Lilly just wanted to eat hers.

Owen helped to get the goo and seeds out of his and dictated to me what facial feature to carve next on his pumpkin.

The lighting.

Get ready. Get set.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pretty Girl

Fun in the Leaves

It started like this...

then this...

and finally progressed to this...

Our adventurous boy loved every minute of it!

Eventually, Lilly ventured over to see what kind of fun she could have in the leaves, too.

But she preferred to WATCH the boys rumble in the leaves.