Thursday, April 29, 2010

Right now...

Right now I am sitting in the car downtown waiting for Jon to get out
of work so he can take the kids and Bowman to meet Bonnie (my mother-
in-law) who is keeping Bowman for the week while we are on a much
needed vacation (big thanks to B and R!) while I go home to finish
packing, wrap up the last of my outstanding orders and clean the
house. Noah has a crazy hat on and no shoes and is doing his fire
truck impression over and over and over. Millie has also taken off
her shoes, pulled one arm out of her shirt and is singing her 'pretty'
song...'pretty' loud! (if you have ever heard a cat fight, it sounds a lot like that). The sunroof is open, windows are down,
passersby are staring...or laughing...and I am giggling too.
Welcome to my crazy life.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

My Incredible Hulk

It is 80+ degrees outside and my son is wearing his 'credible polk'
outfit. Where did I get these kids?! They are nuts!

Thanks Jamie M for this hand-me-down. It gets lots of use :o)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

No pictures please.

How stinking cute is this? Millie found a set of 'play' keys (my old
keys from college) and wanted to bring them with her to run our
errands. I have been saving that little Vera Bradley purse for almost
a year to give her for her second birthday, but today I just couldn't
wait...and I am glad I didn't! She is (usually) such a trooper when I
cart her around with me to run errands (which has been just about
everyday lately!), so I consider it a little reward for her patience
with me. It also serves a gives her something to do while
I am lugging her from place to place. Today she was all set for a
quick stroll down Armitage in Lincoln Park...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Our Easter 2010

We had a nice Easter in Chicago this year.  Here are the highlights...

On Friday, we invited our neighbors down to color eggs with us.  It was crazy fun!  After the kids went to bed, we enjoyed a nice of Jon's specialties...roasted lamb - delicious!

Millie looved dumping her eggs in the dye...most of them ended up with cracks on them, but who cared? 

N&M after church.
  Millie was pretty tired and this is Noah's standard 'smile' when we say...'Noah, smile!' 
Real nice Noah. 
The only way we can get him to smile is to tell a knock knock joke...

After the knock knock joke.

Hunting for eggs in the front yard.

Noah finds one in the tulips.

Millie managed to find a few...even after Noah pretty much 'cleared the field'

After their hunt, they both sat on the sidewalk and worked on peeling their eggs.  This kept them busy for at least 15 I know how to entertain them when I need to get things done...bring on the eggs!

More concentrating...Bowman keeping watch.
Although they look so innocent with their eggs...the moment was not without a little rivalry.  A couple times Noah caught Millie stealing an egg from his bucket.  He was not too happy, but in Millie's defense...he had 90% of the eggs!!

I hope everyone had as wonderful an Easter as we had.
We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful morning!

I looove it!

Until now most of Noah's drawings start out nice, or at least have a
little form to them, but usually they end up a scribbly mess...until
today! I could not believe my eyes when I saw the picture he drew
while waiting for lunch to be ready. (NOTE: he told me he wanted to
draw a picture...instead of me suggesting it and getting turned down,
like most days)
I am in love with this little guy (Noah AND the circle man)! I might
have to use him to make Noah some new stationery...