Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter....Preschool Style

Today was the Easter party at Jack's preschool and kudos to the party moms who put this one together because it was FUN!  They had yummy snacks which included a nice smattering of both sweets and healthy stuff plus a cupcake with more green frosting on it than I have ever seen in my life!  Added bonus - the mound of green cupcake frosting held a bunny ring!!! By far one of the coolest finds of the day for Jack. :)  Then an Easter craft was followed by an Easter egg hunt outside.  A super savvy twist on finding the eggs - the kids all had to find 13 eggs with their name on them!  How smart.  And each child received an adorable little Easter bag to put all his/her treasures in...too cute!!  The weather was beautiful albeit a little windy but we had bright sunshine and warmer temps.  Wonderful!

Jack with his adorable Easter bag which I believe was hand-made by one of the party moms.  My children will unfortunately only possess items this crafty because someone else made them!!

Found one!

Found another!  See his name on it?

And the twins had a ball playing with all the toys in Jack's classroom...especially the kitchen!

Twin Escapades

So keeping up with two curious and fearless (which equals ornery!) toddlers is proving more difficult by the day!  I literally find something new each day that they can now scale (as in furniture) or get into (as in they're not supposed to and are causing trouble)!  It has been said to me so many times...."what one doesn't think of the other one will" and boy is it the TRUTH.  Two heads are better than one and certainly more mischievous!!  But they also love to laugh and have fun so it's hard to stay cross with them for very long. :)

Why would we need the toys in the basket when WE could be in the basket!!  Shortly after I snapped this picture, they climbed out of the basket, took out the liner, and started stripping pieces of the basket off.
(Matthew in blue, Nathan in brown)

Look Ma, we can climb up on the sofa now...together!  And above the sofa hangs a painting done by my grandfather during the Depression which quickly became fair game for tiny hands.  It has since been removed.

This must be a much better vantage point than the sliding glass door right next to the window.  I had to raise the blind all the way up because that was just too fun to resist.  And see that latch on the chest?  They figured out how to get that off too!!!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Soccer In The Rain!

Today was the first practice and game for Jack's soccer team - the Fever!  Jack has decided that he does NOT like this name and would "rather prefer" the name of his team last year, the Mustangs.  Oh well, sometimes we must endure that which we do not like. :)  An added bonus this year is that one of his good friends, Conrad, is on his team so this makes it WAY more fun to sort of pay attention to what's going on with the game. 

Today started bright and early with pouring rain but the YMCA was undeterred and soccer went on as scheduled.  What was to be quite an ordeal with an "opening ceremony" and such was thankfully shortened to just a quick practice and then a game.  It rained off and on the entire time which made most of the adults quite miserable, but at least the kids didn't seem to mind too much.  Of course, after everyone had pretty much wrapped it up and were heading out the sun came beaming through the clouds!

Go Fever!!

Jack and Conrad doing what most preschoolers do when you ask them to smile nicely for the camera.
(photo courtesy of Conrad's mom)

Thursday, March 4, 2010