Wednesday, November 25, 2009

It's done!

Our sandbox is finally finished!

With some help from our fam we were able to move 1 TON of sand into our backyard! Simon had a great time! He was such a great helper. He could carry half a shovel full of sand in his bucket. He was so happy to be helping to build HIS sandbox!

The boys have been playing out there all day, every day since we got the sand in.
BTW if you buy a ton of sand at Lowe's it will cost about $100! We got our from a landscape company for $25! (But you have to supply the truck.)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

tickety-tock goes the clock

I had one of those nostalgic moments today as I sat in my PJ's at 11 in the afternoon thinking about how time goes by so fast and there is no stopping it or slowing it down.

Ryan is walking! He's 14 months old and I'm so excited that my sweet little boy has decided that he wants to grow up and walk like his big brother does. I'm excited but I'm a litte depressed that he is no longer a baby. He is officially a toddler. A walking, talking, personality-filled, fun-lovin', cuddley toddler!

Ryan was a tough baby. He was colicky, loud, and hard to please; but find myself longing for those little newborn eyes and tiny hands and feet that have grown so much in the last year. He was, and is, my little Ryan and I thank my Heavenly Father everyday for the patience and love I learned from such a tiny person.

So, on to the next chapter of our lives. (No, we aren't going to have another baby yet, so don't ask).
I'm ready for my house be turned upside down and my cupboards completely emptied by those little hands. Crayon on the walls, missing remote controls, toys hiding in places I didn't think they would fit. . . Bring it on!

I'm going to continue to enjoy every day that I have with my precious boys.

I love you both so much Simon and Ryan. I feel blessed beyond words that God would send you to me.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Pud Muddle

We're building a sandbox in our backyard! And not a moment too soon.
I always thought a sandbox would be fun for the boys but never considered it as a necessity. Well, it's gotten to that point.

We NEED a sandbox.


Our clever, mischevious little boys alway find a way to tear apart something in the backyard to find dirt to play in. They learned that all they had to do was move some rocks, or all of the rocks, to find the dirt hiding underneath.

Now Simon is intrugued with mud and it has been no easy task to keep the water off in the backyard for whole day so his mud puddle can dry. And just when I think Simon understands the "Don't turn the hose on" rule I find this:

Yep, he's sitting in a mud puddle, happy as a clam.

Big brother was just trying to make some mud for he and his little brother to play in.

Ryan is getting more than his fair share of baths lately.

Once we get that sandbox finished I'm hoping that I won't find anymore mud covered boys in my backyard. And maybe I'll be able to get my rock beds and grass looking like normal again.

Si and Ry

Si and Ry