Friday, February 26, 2010

Na, Na A Boo, Boo!

So I am sitting on the couch, with Will snoring like a train sleeping peacefully on my lap, trying to type with one hand.  I know you are thinking to yourself, ‘what is so important that you must blog about it right away?’  Well lucky for you, my camera was right next to me because I HAD to snap a quick picture for Mr. Cow (old cow).

I was smelling looking at him, thinking he needed a bath when I noticed this…


cow tongue


What is that??  Is he sticking his tongue out at me??

This is what Mr. Cow used to look like…


I am guessing that the pink used to be the nostrils.  Poor Mr. Cow.  He is so well loved.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Red Car, Red Car

Today, I found William in the foyer with his cars…


All lined up and in order.  William likes to line up his toys.  I will often find his blue trains or his red trains lined up on the table.  I wasn’t sure if he knew his colors (and if you ask him show me the red car, he doesn’t know to point to the red car) but he does know how to match colors. 

Caroline did this same exact thing when she was a toddler.  She would line up all of her toys that were alike.  All pink ponies together, all purple toys together, etc. 

The kids are different in so many ways, yet so similar!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Two years ago this week...

William was being a dare devil doing this....CLICK HERE.


Caroline was getting her craft on doing this...CLICK HERE.

I think it is fun to go back through the blog and see what the kids were up too. And look how small they were!!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Kinda Tired?

William decided that he might like to take a nap. But instead of telling me he wanted to go to bed, he just decided to lay out a baby doll blanket. Bless his little heart...

Monday, February 15, 2010

Good Grades

**this actually happened in January, but I am just now posting. Sorry!

Last month Caroline got her report card. She had a GLOWING report card and we are so proud of her. She went from knowing 11 sight words the first quarter to knowing 46 words the second quarter. She also got perfect scores in all other areas of her report card.

So we asked Caroline what she wanted to do to celebrate her success. After throwing around some ideas she finally decided on glow in the dark mini golf. So we went golfing one Friday night. Will had fun kicking his ball into the hole!

It was a lot of fun and both kids enjoyed it. We are very proud of Caroline for working so hard at school. She is a genius!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Blues Winter Carnival

Last night Josh and I took the kids down to the Scottrade Center for the Blues Winter Carnival. The Winter Carnival is an annual event hosted by the Blues for the season ticket holders as sort of a fans appreciation type of thing. This was our first year attending so we didn't really know what to expect.

We had a great time! The kids had a blast. There were bounce houses set up all over the place for the kids, face painting, balloon creatures, jugglers and games. Caroline did it all! At most of the things there was a Blues player helping the kids. So there were several photo opportunities too!
Caroline with Andy McDonald
Caroline with Carlo Colaiacovo
Caroline, Cam Janssen, Josh and William

**side note: Cam Janssen was awesome! He was very friendly and happy to be taking pictures with the fans. He was one of the players that came to the hospital and visited with Will while we were there back in December 2008. Around the holidays each year some of the players go to the local children's hospitals to visit the kids. We met him then and he was just as cool. He is just really awesome with every game there is one fan (that happens to have Down's Syndrome) that stands in the same place on the glass during the warm-up time. Cam goes and slams against the glass right in from of the fan every game. The fan LOVES it! I am sure that Cam is totally making that kid's day by doing that, which makes me like the guy even more!!

Me with Cam Janssen. I love it when Cam is on the ice during a game because you know the gloves will be coming off soon!!

Caroline's favorite player is TJ Oshie. She really wanted to have her picture taken with him but his line was three miles long. She was pretty excited that she got to be "really close" to him anyway! She keeps asking me why her Blues jersey doesn't have a 74 on the back of it like Daddy's (74 is Oshie's number)!

Caroline, Josh and Will sitting on the Blues' bench.

Caroline, Josh and Will in front of the Zamboni machine!

Caroline in the penalty box, she got 5 for fighting! (kidding, only kidding!!)

All of them had to sit in the penalty box.

Caroline trying on some of the hockey gear.

Trying out her slap shot.

We left the house as soon as Caroline got off of the school bus and didn't get home until well after their bedtimes. It was all worth it because the kids had a great time and Josh and I even enjoyed ourselves too!