Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sunday Snapshot~ 17 months

only 17 months between them,
but they are night & day.  
they've played just about every sport together since they were 5 & 4.
 soccer was not their favorite,
but baseball was, and still is:)
i was told by someone after our second was born that they would be the best of friends being so close in age. well, for the most part they are, but they do have their moments.
i've lost track of how many characters we've been over the years. 
the 2 of'em were always dressing up as something or someone! 
i still have those Batman and Robin costumes. they wore them to death! last year they found them in a closet, squeezed into them went runnin' out into the cornfield behind the house. i'd show you the picture that was taken but it's a bit disturbing, so i'll spare you. 
yes, there were weapons, many kinds. we had no problem with that:)

and still have those football costumes too, one of them actually still fits in the Steeler's costume...not sayin' who. 
i remember this day like it was yesterday. lil' brother didn't want to sit still so our oldest had a death grip around him. i always loved that look of determination on one and desperation on the other that was captured. can you tell which has which?
ahhh... the magician and chef stage. the foodie is still around, but thankfully the magician has not "re-appeared" 
yeah, these two are the best of friends and i'm so happy they will always have each other 
they've already promised each other that when their wives die they will buy an old house in the woods and sit on the front porch together with their dogs and grow corn.
they've had this plan for the past 6 years. i think it surfaced about the time they watch the movie Second-Hand Lions for the first time.
 we've told them since they were very little that no other friendship will be as important as the one they have.

 and a girl should never, ever come between them.
here's hopin' they will always have each other's back..  
and their Batman and Robin costumes:)
Ni Hao Yall

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

let's go back to Easter, shall we??

because I don't recall how I forgot to post these, but that's okay. as I always say, better late than never!
since it looked like this, we couldn't do our egg hunt outside, so we did it inside 
and yes, we made everyone participate. mostly because it was great for the Lil' Lady to have a visual of how to hunt for the elusive egg. next year, I think i'll have to let go and let the boys sit out the hunt. unless they want to of course:)

this year she got the hang of it much quicker! 
she loved the fact that there was one in a shoe 
and even though she couldn't read her sibs helped her read the clue to where her Easter basket was hidden. 

a willing participant to help eat a chocolate bunny pop 

at this point I don't remember too many of the details which is okay ya know because the most important part was not the jelly beans and eggs but someone who made a promise. a promise to return to us, and He did.
He has risen!
He has risen indeed:) 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Sunday Snapshot~ dad's day & a birthday 2013

the hubs had a birthday not too long ago so I decided to post those pics along with some flashback photos of him with the kids for father's day.

it was a great little birthday party, accentuated by the fact the cake i ordered from Coldstone wasn't quite ready when i went to pick it up. in fact, it wasn't going to be ready for two more days. you see they wrote the date down wrong and they felt so bad about not having a cake for us that they gave us 3 outta the freezer for the price of one. plus a pack of cupcakes.
let me tell ya, those kids were psyched.
and the hubs was too as you can see from his plate below:)
happy father's day babe.... you sure have earned your stripes throughout the years with these 4 squirts.



Ni Hao Yall