Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Our Weekend with the Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar spent the weekend with us in January. Eddie LOVED having him with us, and even took him to bed with him! And yes, he even went ice skating with us!
He went to elementary school with me and Eddie when we put up some posters. Notice Eddie's cheesy grin? I don't know what that's all about, but you'll see it again!
He played Yorkie the tuba.
Yep. There's Eddie's cheesy grin again!
That caterpillar went with us EVERYWHERE that weekend!

Monday, March 26, 2012

My Monsters

My kids each got a DS Lite for Christmas. Danny and I assumed that they would each go their separate ways and play alone, but they discovered they can link up and play MarioKart together. They spent a lot of time playing together over the Christmas break. I loved how quiet they were!
Eddie LOVES the Old Navy dog. Everytime we go, he insists on sitting on it! So, on this random occasion, I took a picture of him doing it, and Tommy and Anna ended up in the shot with him! These kids may fight all the time, but they really do love spending time together!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Meeting Michael Buckley

Michael Buckley (author of the Sisters Grimm series) came to our local Barnes and Noble a couple of months ago. Anna LOVES the Sisters Grimm series and was so excited to meet the author! Michael Buckley spoke for about 30 minutes, then led a question and answer session. He was hilarious, really nice, and spoke to each and everyone who came to the book signing. It was so fun!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Ice Skating!

The Stars Center hosted a free skating day in January. Since we live less than 5 miles from the rink, and the kids have never ice-skated before, we decided to take advantage!
They piled mounds of ice shavings (snow) in the corner of the rink for the kids to play in. Eddie thought it was awesome! Eddie did a pretty good job of skating. The kid has great balance, and a low center of gravity, so that came in handy on the ice!
Anna was dying to learn to skate, but she struggled quite a bit. If she doesn't get something right away she gets really frustrated. Ice skating is a lot harder than she thought it was! She ended up learning a lot, and didn't give up! We'll go again when it's not so busy, so she can practice some more.
Tommy is super independent and refused our help with skating. He went out on his own and did a pretty good job. He ended up spending most of his time in the snow!
They also had a snow machine that sprayed snow all over the kids in the corner. Tommy loved to just stand there and try to catch it in his mouth!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

2012 Already?

Yeah, I know I suck at posting. Time has just flown by and I can't believe it's already three months into 2012! Yikes! I'll try to do better at posting, but I won't promise anything!