Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Next One

All right, its been a couple of days since I started this and nothing has been written yet. So I think I'll just post some random pictures to give you an idea of what we've been up to. Let's see if I can figure this out.

Oops, already had problems. The pictures didn't go where I wanted them to... Do you have to put all the pictures on first and then go back and write about them??? Or can you add them as you go? Someone with experience, let me know...

Oatmeal night!!! This was, I believe, the third night in a row that Dave had night flights and the boys dined on one of their favorites - oatmeal. Luke is a little messy, but hey, at least he's learning to feed himself. (And dinner is right before bathtime)

Here's Luke sitting in Calvin's (emptied) toy basket and playing peek-a-boo. He cracks me up.

Wow, both boys actually sat on the couch and watched Elmo's World while I made breakfast. For the most part, Luke has no interest in t.v., but he can say "Elmo" and he'll watch it for a bit. Calvin, on the other hand, will watch absolutely anything. He actually sat with my dad for about 30 minutes one night watching golf (talk about boring). He really loves the "All About" shows (trucks, spaceship, motorcycles, etc.)

This is Luke's new favorite pasttime. He climbs up onto the safe beside my desk and plays with well, really anything. But here he is with a penguin solitaire game that I have. He takes the tiny penguins out and places them on the pegs (I'm actually pretty impressed by his fine motor skills), and only occasionally shoves them in his mouth.

Finally, here's a shirt Calvin will never wear outside of the house: My cousin gave me this shirt (it was her son's). Actually, she threw it in Dave's truck when he wasn't looking. At first Calvin said, "this is a girl's shirt", and Dave said "that's my boy". But then Calvin changed his mind, "actually, Dad, I think I like this pink shirt" and he had to try it on. But only behind closed doors... Tracy, I'm sure I could send it your way if Mikie is in need of a PINK shirt.

All right, that's all for now. Thanks for looking and I hope to stay on top of this, as I enjoy reading everyone else's news.


Holley said...

Steph this is sooo great! I really enjoy reading the blogs too. It is a great way to keep up with everyone. It cracks me up how everyone's "voice" comes through. It is so fun to see the pictures of the kids. I don't know what Dave is thinking Pink is soooo Calvin's color!

Holley said...

Oh I forgot to mention that you can actually just cut and paste the pictures like you would in MS Word and place them where you want on the page. I have had more luck with that then trying to drag them.

Amber said...

Steph, thanks for starting this! I can't wait to hear of your adventures. It is so fun to read all of these blogs.

Tracy said...

So happy to see you've started a blog! It really is a great way to keep up with our friends, since phone calls are few and far between with the noise levels in our homes. Loved the outfit Calvin chose. Mikie is starting to have an opinion too...it really isn't worth the fight (except for the pink shirt...there's no way Michael would let us own that one! Although I'm sure Mikie would wear it everyday!)