Thursday, July 29, 2010

New (to us) Bunk Beds!

Yeah! We finally found the right bunk bed set for the boys. They are super excited, though it has been an adjustment. :) We were up until almost midnight the first night that they slept in it.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

One more 'stitches' picture!

I wanted to post this pic of Micah. We took this picture when we got home after going to the ER. Micah is showing off his identification armband and some stickers that he got while there. Hopefully this will be the last I post of ER visits and big cuts for awhile!

Last week

Last week was an interesting week. Trying to stay active with Micah, but not being able to get wet or play rough, was challenging. We had lots of inside play and library time. Here are the boys playing with play dough. The morning after his big boo-boo, Micah requested french toast for breakfast. We usually only make big breakfasts on the weekend, but it sounded like a good idea to me! :)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Stitches are out!

We took Micah to get his stitches out on Monday afternoon. It was a quick and painless procedure. Here he is with a couple of steri-strips on his forehead.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Well, we made our first trip to the ER this evening. For that matter, I made my first call to 911 ever and had a nice visit with the EMT's and Firefighters. Micah and Joshua were playing, not even rough housing, and Micah somehow managed to slip and fall over the couch and hit his head on the fireplace. It was one nasty cut and required 6 stitches. Yikes! Micah was such a trooper and very brave while he was getting stitched up. I also have to mention that Joshua was the best big brother ever! He was so helpful and thoughtful! After the whole ordeal was over, we took the boys to get milkshakes at Chick-fil-a! Whew. After all of that, I think I'm headed to bed!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Cooling Off!

It's been hot here the past few days, so hot that the boys haven't wanted to go outside and play in the evenings. Tonight they decided it would be fun to splash in the little pool. They put on their suits, grabbed their diving toys, and enjoyed the cool water for a long time. Here they are waiting in anticipation for the pool to fill with water. :)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Camping Out

We weren't really camping...but the boys got to "camp out" in our room while we had guests staying at our house earlier this week. Neil read books to them in our bed before they went to sleep. As you can see, they had a good time! Note that Micah is holding our alarm clock. This can be dangerous. :) Last week, when we were visiting my parents, the alarm clock in my room went off at 2 a.m. All I know is that Micah had been playing with it before we got ready for bed. What am I going to do with that boy??!!

Bike Riding 101

Micah decided earlier this week that he was finally interested in getting on his bike. I sent him in to get shoes on and rain boots are what he came back wearing. :) He did a good job pedaling, but had a hard time staying out of the grass. Then he would get frustrated that he couldn't go forward. It was hot outside, so we didn't stay out for long. Hopefully this is just the first of many bike rides for him!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

On The Hunt

The boys and I went to visit my parents for a few days last week and had a blast! We went to the park, ate at chick-fil-a (twice), had a picnic at a local state park, paddled around a lake on paddle boats, spent a morning at a local nature center, and went roller-skating (the first time for the boys)!! And that doesn't even begin to describe the hours spent tromping around the yard, hunting for bugs, and splashing in puddles! What a fun, busy, few days we had! The pictures above were from splashing in the creek at the state park. Micah hunted for perfectly round rocks that were great for making towers! And Joshua hunted for crawdads. My Dad hunted for anything that the boys were looking for. :) I do not have pictures on the paddle boats, since I was one of the ones paddling. And I forgot to take my camera when we went roller-skating. All I can say about that is that Joshua had a blast and Micah even got out on the rink to try his hand at skating! I enjoyed it as well, as it brought back many memories of my years spent skating. Thanks, Mom and Dad, for a great visit!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Dino Books

Dino-Soccer, Dino-Hockey, and Ten Terrible Dinosaurs have become some of the boys favorite books! Check them out!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Rainy Days

We've had over a week of rain here. I'm not complaining because we needed it. Here are the boys playing in the rain and having a great time. They splashed in puddles, hunted for bugs, and dug in the mud. Today the sun is finally shining again.