Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Fun Times

We are having such a great time in Naples!  The weather yesterday was not that great, but it didn't matter!  The earth is green and alive and the boys are having fun with G and G and Jeff and I.  They have just been maniacs exploring, playing the balls and cars and just loving having all of around to dote on them.  :)  Owen has taken all of 2 naps equaling a total of 1 1/2 hours combined.  He's usually my sleeper so this is unusual.  He's also been up at 5:30. Do you think the lack of sleep is getting to him?  Even though he's not sleeping much he's still chipper.  They love to be by the pool fighting over the duck, throwing balls in the pool for Grandpa to fish out with the skimmer. 

Yesterday we hung out inside in the morning and played, went downtown Naples to the park and walked along 5th Ave.  It was great to be in the sun.  The boys got lots of oohs and ahhs.  Jeff and I went out for dinner last night and had fun being out on the town with the 65-70 year old grandma and grandpas. :) 

Today we are playing in the sun, went on a long walk, which turned into Jeff and I carrying the boys, and we are heading to a park with a beach, then going to a late lunch, then to visit a high school friend of Jeff's.  There is never a dull moment! 

Chase won't wear his sandals. He cries and screams.  It's fun.  Right now they are out by the pool running around.  It's just a great scene.  I better sign off and go enjoy the fun myself. 

Pictures will come when I get home, it takes too long to upload here. 

Hi to friends in SD, MN, CO, VA, OH, IL, and beyond. Wish you were here . . .

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Many Firsts in Florida

We made it to Florida!  We left early this morning and arrived about noon, Naples time.  Boy, does it feel great to be here!  There are many firsts taking place.

1.  Chase and Owen's first time to Naples to visit Grandma and Grandpa Berger
2.  Owen's first time throwing up all over me and himself on the airplane upon descent-it was not pretty, trust me. He had to change his entire outfit (thankgoodness I had thought to pack extra pants) and I had to change my shirts and had to deal with my pants)
3.  Owen got his first scraped knees-oohh poor guy, he's had a rough day.  Running down the sidewalk is tricky for a little boy.
4.  Chase and Owen had their first swim in Grandma and Grandpa's pool
5. Saw big birds dive into the water to get fish
6.  We can't wait to continue to explore!
Owen with Grandma
Owen's skinned knees
Daddy and Chase
Owen looking sad about his boo boo
Mommy giving sympathy about the boo boo

Friday, March 26, 2010

Pucker Up

Owen loves to give kisses and he's very good at it.  He is so good it makes us laugh every time he does it.  He sure puckers up those lips!  Each night he kisses me, then he HAS to kiss Chase even if Chase doesn't want to, then he kisses Daddy.  It's very very sweet.


Last weekend the boys, Jeff and I had a chance to explore the backyard.  It was fun to look at the leaves, the dirt, the rocks and the weeds.  Owen had the most fun exploring.  I can't wait for it to green up and be able to explore more!
Daddy and the boys
Owen is shaking something he found-maybe an old brick?
Owen reaches for a weed
I found some weeds Mom!
Preparing to throw weeds
What a weed! thinks Owen
Look at me!  Playing under the deck is fun!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The 10 Gallon Hat

Jeff got out his hat last night.  Boy oh boy cowboy, did we have fun!  Owen sure loved to wear the hat. He thought he was a cool dude.  Chase didn't really want to wear the hat.  He only wanted to grab it off of Owen's head.
Owen loves the big hat
Chase tries on the hat
Jeff tries to get Chase to wear it, from his expression you can tell he's not thrilled.
Look at me Ma!
I think the cow shirt is very appropriate for this ensemble.
"I heard there was a round up going on in this here part of town." 
Notice Jeff holding Chase back.  Notice Owen's chubby little thighs?

Chase tries to take the hat and Owen is prepared for it! He uses the head tilt to get away.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Last week when we got home from school I let the boys loose.  They ran to the mailbox with me and Chase found the sand in the street.  He began digging in it.  He picked it up, put it on Owen's head and started rubbing it around.  Owen didn't seem to care at all.  Then he picked up the sand and began putting it on his head, over and over. Then he started rubbing it in while laughing.  Oh, I have a messy on on my hands.  It was funny but I just noticed some of it is still in his hair. This isn't a good thing. :)
Chase with sand on the side of his head and in his hair.
Owen with sand all over his head.
Chase's messy little head.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Ring Around The Rosie

This is how Ring Around the Rosie ends.  Owen falls and Chase falls on top of him-on purpose!

Playing Ring around the Rosie-Owen is shirtless

Grabbing hands is fun and difficult.