Sunday, May 8, 2016

80's Day!

Evan's school had an "80's Day" the day before Spring Break. I had too much fun with this one. Evan kept asking me "why did you dress like this?" Who knows, kid, who knows.



He had to strike a pose worthy of the outfit. Ha!



Saturday, May 7, 2016

The Rock Star and the Spaz-bot

Two year olds are crazy. I remember this vaguely from when Evan was two, but you tend to forget as the years pass by, just how wackadoo toddlers are. Then you try to get a photo and out comes the full on drama.

Seeing as how we have a very Irish last name, I figure for St. Patrick's Day I should try to get a photo of the boys in their green. Last year's effort was a challenge because Connor had just transitioned from walking to running, but his smiles were pretty genuine. This year though he gave it his all in showing me the many, many ways in which he could contort his face. So, here it is, a run down of St. Paddy's Day bloopers. The editing is not consistent because quite frankly, these are just for laughs.

The day started out pretty well...he wore his Sham Rocker shirt and even smiled!



The rest of these were taken after school/work, when all bets are off.



He broke out a lot of dance moves.



Evan was soooo patient with his little brother.



Rock star.



Spaz-bot.





The wind up...



...to this. What the?



That's the reality behind every one or two "good" photos. Always an adventure.





Friday, May 6, 2016

Pinewood Derby

On the eve of the Kentucky Derby, how about a little Pinewood Derby fun? Evan joined the Cub Scouts this year, and is having fun with all the activities, including the classic Pinewood Derby car race. The boys have to pick a design, construct, assemble, design, and ultimately race their cars at the official Derby. The cars have to meet a strict weight requirement, so it's quite the undertaking to make sure the car is up to specs for race day.

I'm not sure if this is an anxious face or a "can we get this show on the road?" face.





Waiting at the finish line!



The boys really came up with some creative designs for their cars! Dan suggested the chalkboard paint so Evan could change up his design if he wanted to.



Thursday, April 21, 2016

Christmas Recap

Now that it's 80+ degrees outside, why not post a Christmas recap?

Connor seemed to "get it" more this year, or at least he enjoyed the fun of opening presents (and playing with the box and tissue paper), and all the Christmas songs that are still being sung nearly four months later.

We visited with Dan's family Christmas Eve and the boys had a ball.







Then we headed back home so they could see what Santa brought on Christmas morning.

This was at 8:00 a.m., and surprisingly the boys weren't awake yet!





Evan repeatedly asked Santa to bring him a book light and a remote control car. He was happy the big guy got the message.



Little brother was happy with a Remote Control Thomas too.





What every Martial Arts student needs, right?



My parents came over for dinner and for some gift unwrapping too.





Seems like ages ago now, but it was a wonderful holiday!



Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Snow Days

Oh boy do I have some catching up to do here. If only blogging were as quick/easy as Instagramming. With two active kids and a busy job, it's hard to find time to update this, but I'll try to get caught up on the highlights of the past few months.

The kids had a few snow days this year, thankfully fewer than last which meant we didn't have to make up as many.



This was the first year Connor really got out IN the snow. He was a little tentative at first, but soon found his footing.





They played with neighbor friends...





and threw a few snowballs.



The boys received sleds from Santa this year. Connor was mostly interested in dragging his about, but he tried being pulled along as well.



I think that's a thumbs up!