Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Bunny Arrived

We had a great weekend for Easter. We spent the day at Grandma and Grandpa's house. It was seriously like Christmas for Avery... He got so many toys. It started with an easter egg hunt around the house, which he did great at. He really got into it, put each one in his basket, and went looking for the next one. Then he got a new backpack (for our trip this week) and it was stuffed with goodies. Avery had a blast.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Family Time

Avery's new thing is to pull Mom and Dad together. He grabs my hand, then Dad's and has us hold hands, or sit down together, group hug, group kiss, or pulls out a book and has us all read together as he gets a huge smile on his face and a look of satisfaction.

It took me a moment to realize why this makes him so happy - but when Dad comes home from work it is usually my time to finish up dinner, clean that last dish, straighten up a bit, etc. etc. We always sit together for an entire meal, and we play games together each night - but Dad doesn't get home until 6:00-6:30pm so family quality time is limited weeknights. I realized that only a very small portion of each weeknight includes all three of us sitting on the floor together - it is usually one or the other for the most part. And Mom and Dad usually don't hold hands then either!

Funny how he feels that Mom and Dad sitting together, holding hands, giving kisses is so important and makes him so happy. He is usually the one that gets held, gets the kisses, and we hold his hand - funny and absolutely adorable he wants Mike and I to do that.

I am happy we have every weekend together as a family and every other weekend is a three day weekend with Mike's work schedule - More family time the better!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Puddle Jumping - New Arrival

Avery loves puddles. Thankfully he likes his galoshes so that he can play in them to his hearts content. Today we spent an hour outside just trotting through all the puddles on our street from the recent warm temps. No snow suit even needed today!

In other news - we have a new baby in the circle. My dear friend delivered a baby boy early on the 5th. I got to visit her for a couple hours during labor late Saturday night after picking up her sister and mom from the airport. I could not believe how strong and upbeat she was after much inducing, and 15 hours of labor (plus pain meds :) They were about to give her a c-section but the doc agreed to one more try using forceps, and wah-la Hugo arrived at 4:20am. Went to visit them yesterday and they are both doing great.


This weekend Avery got a new ride from Grandma and Grandpa - a very spiffy hog made by Hot Wheels. He LOVES it - he can't reach the pedals yet, but he can move himself around using his feet just fine. He loves the all the sounds it makes too. This is his first bike type of toy. For now it is in the house until more snow melts - but he does not seem to mind at all.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Fools!

Any tricks up your sleeve today? My husband likes to be pranked and scared... so naturally I had to pull a few tricks today.
  • I moved Mike's beautiful new truck down the street at a friends house - so when he woke up this morning and walked eddie his truck would not be in our driveway.
  • I put food coloring in his milk - which grossed him out and still couldn't eat it
  • I switched all the settings on the computer
  • and I put color tablets in the faucets so the water came out blue! fun fun fun!