Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Children's Museum

Thursday, Quinn, "Pa-Paw" M and I set off on an adventure. . . The Indianapolis Children's Museum. Cade was at school (after the 2 hour delay), so it was just us, and we could focus on what Quinn wanted to do. Needless to say, with Quinn taking the lead, I was wore out by the end of the day! He walked - no, ran - the entire museum. The stroller held only our coats. We were off to the races!!
I have no idea how long we spent at the trains. . .but it seemed like forever!!!

He was so mellow on the Carousel. We thought he might be tired. But as soon as we got off, he was on the run again.

Quinn was intent on showing Pa-Paw what was in this case. (Lots of birds.)

He loved the sand table!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Anyone that knows me, knows that I look forward to snow days as much as the kiddos! I LOVE snow and everything that comes with it (ok, except for that muddy slushie stuff left on the sides of the roads). So, you can imagine how happy I am today! Here are some pictures of our fun time in the snow. Afterwards, we came in and had some hot cocoa and watched Snow Buddies. (Yes, I know. . . corny!)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Jesus and the Leopards

Today at breakfast, we were talking about Bible Stories.

Cade: I like the story of the Leopards and Jesus.

Me: (Silence while I try to search my brain for any reference to leopards in the Bible.)

Cade: Remember that one?

Me: No, honey, I really don't. I don't remember there being any leopards in the Bible.

Cade: Yes there is. There are leopards, they have spots on them.

Me: Hmmm. Nope, I don't remember that one.

Cade: Well, it's in there. The leopard asks Jesus to heal him. He heals them and tells them to go see a priest.

Me: Don't you mean LEPERS? L - E - P - E - R - S?

Cade: Nope, it's leopards. Because, you know, leopards have spots.

Monday, January 26, 2009

100th Day of School

Today was Cade's 100th Day of First Grade! They had a party and fun projects to celebrate. In addition, they told them that they could wear 100 of something to school. Cade wanted to wear 100 Lifesavers. What a project. I should have counted how many times I stuck myself with the safety pins I used to attach them! He loved it though and was very proud of it!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

King of the Train Table

We were all in the basement, and Quinn was playing at the train table. I could tell what was going to happen. . . he kept reaching for a train but couldn't quite make it. It didn't even phase him, he was up on top of that table so fast . . . and as you can tell . . . he was quite proud of himself!

Monday, January 19, 2009


Since the kids had the day off for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we decided to take them bowling. Cade and his buddies Hogan and Grant had a great time. For some reason, I only got a picture of Hogan from behind. . . that's probably because he was tearing up the lanes! All of them did a great job. Cade actually had a personal best! :)

Friday, January 9, 2009

Waiting For Big Brother

Every day around 3:15, Quinn and I will go sit on our steps and watch for Cade to come home on the bus. Yesterday, around 1:30, I heard Quinn jabbering out by the door. I turned the corner, and there he was, all sweet and innocent sitting on the steps. When I asked what he was doing, he said "Bubba" and pointed at the window. Then he patted the step beside him . . .he was saving my spot for me. How sweet! He even stayed there while I ran and got the camera. Poor little guy. . . he wasn't thrilled when I told him "Bubba" wouldn't be home for about 2 hours!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Lego Maniac

For Christmas, Cade received a lego set of Boeing 787 which had 1,175 pieces. It was a work in progress, but after 3 nights of hard work, he and Michael completed the airplane! This was the biggest set he had ever done, and as you can see, he's pretty proud of himself!

A Son's Testament to his Mother's Cooking

Last night, I was cooking grilled cheese sandwiches for the boys for dinner and got distracted. I noticed they were burning (literally smoking - I guess I should say) and in order to get them out fast and not set off the smoke alarm, I opened our porch door and chucked them out onto our deck. This is the conversation that followed when Cade noticed 2 sandwiches cooling on our deck:

Cade: Why are there sandwiches on our deck?

Daddy: They are for the bunnies in case they are hungry. (We have rabbits that live under our deck.)

Cade: I didn't know they liked them that black.

Fun In A Box - Literally!

So, we have (finally) emptied most of the boxes from Christmas and the boys have taken a particular liking to this one. Sometimes it's a "race car" sometimes a "house" othertimes they both pile in and just have some fun! Figures. . .tons of new toys and they prefer an empty box. That's how it goes!