Saturday, May 29, 2010
We have an overabundance of caterpillars in MN this year. We've found several and it has been a joy to watch the boys play with them. They are very gentle. Here is a series of pictures of Chase holding his first caterpillar. They are so sweet. If you know him well you know what he is saying with each facial expression.
Chase discovers his caterpillar
Ooooooo, says Chase
Oh my! Look at it crawl on my finger!
Wow!! Says Chase
Posted by susie at 6:15 AM
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Jeff's parents came home from Florida! We went to Pat and Lindsay's to have a fun day with the family. The kids enjoyed playing Ring Around the Rosie with Grandma. They also enjoyed eating suckers from Grandma. Cousin Sophie is just 6 months older than the boys. They sure have fun playing with each other.
Owen grabs Chase's hand
Owen falls on his back, even Grandma falls down
Owen and Sophie play together
Owen's preparing to fall down
Boom-Sohpie falls on Owen
Sophie and Chase enjoy their suckers together
Owen, Sophie and Chase are little cuties
Chase is silly
Chase and Sophie laugh together
Owen and Sophie love their suckers
Owen shows us his blue tongue-post sucker
Posted by susie at 9:39 AM
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
When my parents were here a few weeks ago Jeff began flying the boys around by their jammies. It was hilarious and they thought it was pretty fun too. Here are some shots of my boys flying.
Chase flying and loving it!
Owen flying through the air
Daddy carrying his luggage
Posted by susie at 6:57 AM
Monday, May 24, 2010
WOAH! Who's the goofball? It's OWEN! Owen came down in these glasses the other day. I have no idea where he found them or whom they belong to. :) He thought he was pretty funny.
The boys' new word is "WOAH". They say it all the time in all different circumstances. There are different ways to say "woah"
1. "Woah" - very low tone of voice-typically said by Owen when he sees a big truck or something boys would like-it's a very manly "Woah," meaning, "That's big and cool".
2. "Woah"-change in vocal intonation in the middle of the word on the vowels, but still lower in tone - Said when something is interesting to them - This is what Chase said after Owen took the hose and sprayed him point blank in the face. Seeing birds or big dogs also warrents this "woah".
3. "Woah"-flat vocal tone, used to make a statement about something, like running into a door or falling.
4. "Woah" - a big yell as when Chase saw a kazillion ants in the backyard, usually accompanied by a gesture or slapping of the legs in excitement.
Posted by susie at 9:56 AM
Friday, May 21, 2010
We have fun playing at our house. We good around a lot and have lots of laughs. This morning I was holding Chase while making toast. He pointed to the toaster and I said, "toaster" he repeated me! It was great. Owen was getting ready with me and was pointing at the hand soap. I said, "Do you want this?" while pointing at the soap. He said, "This". He and Chase say "this" all the time and now I know why! Terrible. We need to teach our kids better vocabulary.
Owen is getting kissed by the baby
Chase is laying on the floor pouting
When we get home from daycare I give the boys a small snack or a drink. They then go into the playroom and sit on these stairs. Chase takes the bottom, Owen the top. Chase is usually the first one in there and he pats the bigger stair and yells for Owen to come sit next to him. They are pretty good friends.
Posted by susie at 9:00 AM
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I bought the boys some watering cans for Easter so they could help me water the plants. The problem is, the water gets dumped out in 2 seconds flat. There is no gentle watering of the plants. When the water is dumped out, the boys want more water in their cans, so I don't even get to water the plants! One afternoon while Jeff was cleaning the driveway the boys got to have all the water they wanted. We ended up very wet!
Owen gets his can filled by Daddy
Owen and Chase trek across the yard to water Mommy's flowers
Owen tries to put his can in the stream of water
Look at the flying water drops!
How did Chase get both watering cans?
Chase finally makes it to Mommy's flowers and successfully empties the water on the flowers.
Posted by susie at 10:00 AM