Friday, April 16, 2010

Spring Photos of My Lil' Fellas

The boys will be two and three in a little over a week. Wow, time DOES fly. Everyone was right. I am excited about their party. I think they will enjoy the friends, fun, pizza, cake and their gifts. I am pretty excited about what they are getting. I put a good bit of thought into it.

Finley will start preschool in a little over a week with the school district. It's a special preschool for those that need a little extra help. We all know he's a genius. He just needs a little help expressing it to the world. I am having mixed emotions. I know he needs it, but I am going to be boohooing sending my little three year old to school on the bus!

Kieran is probably excited though. He'll have some free time to enjoy his toys without having to fight for them.

This past weekend we visited the boys great-grandparents. They had a fun time seeing everyone, riding tractors, eating fresh strawberries, great homemade food and taking photos for Mommy in the flowers. Well, maybe they didn't enjoy the last part, but Mommy enjoys the results and I hope you will too. This is one of the rare times I have gotten good ones of them both smiling and being sweet to each other in the same photo! Daddy has tricks up his sleeves that work miracles.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Easter Hunting Photo Fun

As you saw in the video, the boys had fun at Easter. Here are some photos. Sorry for the delay.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter 2010

Finley has the concept down, but Kieran sees all that open space as an opportunity to ruuuuuuuuuuuuuunnnn!

Thought I'd share this video... photos to come soon!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Dramatic B&W at I ♥ Faces: You Can't Get Meeeeeeee!

This week at I ♥ Faces their photo challenge theme is "Dramatic B&W". I think this photo totally captures the theme with my little boy happily running away from Daddy with his tongue stuck out and Daddy chasing after him in a stern mood. I always keep my point and shoot camera in my pocket or diaper bag to capture these "can't miss" moments.

Just click on the I ♥ Faces button above to head on over to their site and enter on Monday and Tuesday.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I Miss You All But...

This view is comforting me. :) If you aren't following my other blog at Potamus Prefers, check out my video and other updates there! Off to Xel-Ha today... I will be posting more photos here and there so keep an eye on both blogs.

Have a blessed day!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Don't Worry, Be Happy!

Adults can learn a lot about pure joy from little ones.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Contemplating whether I wanna slide or not. I prefer running loose!

Too many people and too loud so I'll hang with my friend Thomas.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Dad, You Can't Get Me!

Dad looks pretty serious... good thing he can't see Kieran's face! ;)

Mommy Is Fired: Meet The New Bloggers!

lkjsdfjsdkl333 223 (Dear Readers),

23409328lseilk afdksja --- dskflsdkas (Mommy is fired. We are taking over the blogging reigns).

32948732lsdlisdslsls d kdkddkkkkkkksddffd (Have a nice day!)
fffffffffffdddddddddds (Finleypotamus and Kierbear)

Fine Print: The preceding was a post by the boys with translation included.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

All dressed up and ready for Moppets last week. The boys love going there while mom is at MOPS. Finley made a crown and they have fun playing with other children in a loving, understanding environment. The director is always going above and beyond.

Kieran is being silly as ever. He saw the camera so he covered his face. He is always walking backwards, dancing around and being a cute little clown.

Okay, not completely wordless, but oh well!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Mommy's Little Helper

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - PT Playroom and Cool Pants

Monday, March 1, 2010

A Monday Conundrum

Can someone help me with a conundrum? I am not sure which "kid" had more fun at the park yesterday. Can you help me out here?

Here are the case files:

So, what do ya think? Who will it be? As for me, I just can't decide.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Photos Glorious Photos

I take a lot of pictures. Well, that is a huge understatement. I think I am about to wear out my Canon point and shoot. That camera has seen things in the bottom of the diaper bag that no camera should see (crushed Goldfish and stale Cheerios, anyone?). :) Anyway, why do I take so many photos and appreciate those that help me out in this task?

I got to thinking about that today. Time is fleeting. It goes by beyond fast. I look at pictures taken of the boys (by me or their grandparents or their awesome babysitter, who took the photos in this post) and see just how much they've grown and changed in such a little time. We are so very busy living life, going to appointments and planning this and that, that sometimes we don't stop to truly enjoy the moment. By taking photos, and lots of 'em, we can relive that moment months or years down the road.

Another reason I love photos is to enjoy the moment when I can't be there. The photos in this post were taken by Jody of Got Babysitter?. I found her through my very good friend Mari who raved about her. Finley didn't do well in a traditional mother's day out, because he's wonderful and learns a little differently. She is kind, patient and loving and has been just what the doctor ordered for a few hours each week. I get a few hour break and the boys get to play in her huge yard and make crafts and cupcakes and interact with her sweet kids. I am not there though and, as most moms can relate to I am sure, I miss not seeing them experience things for the first time. She takes photos and gives them to me. That blesses me beyond words. Without these photos, I may never know Finley's sweet first meeting with her puppy dog or how he intently made his Valentine's art project. I would never know that somehow, someway, she got them to pose sweetly for the photo together on the swing.

I am also ever so lucky to have the best mother-in-law and father-in-law in the world. Without them, our weekly occupational and physical therapy visits would be much harder to swing. When I am not there, they are great about sharing photos like they did when I was in Nashville (see here).

Speaking of glue and markers, I recently found several great blogs and sites for crafts and preschool projects. You can see my favorites section at left if you'd like to check them out.

So, yes, this blog has always been and always will be very picture heavy. I hope you enjoy! I think they tell such a story.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A Boy and His Dog

The boys have been sick. Finley has strep (he's getting better now thanks to prayer and antibiotics) and Kieran tested negative for it Saturday (although I think he might be getting it now). It's a good thing a boy has his dog Chloe to comfort him (and Sprout on TV) when he's feeling bad.

I have been sharing a lot of little "moments" like this on my Cozi Family Journal as well. Click here to check it out and we'd love a "smile" if you like.

How do you like the new look of the blog thanks to The Design Girl. I will be putting most of the personal posts here and trying to keep up with it better than I have. All of my reviews will still be at Potamus Prefers.

Have a blessed and lovely day!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Thomas Is Like Medicine?

Look at Finley's new Thomas jammies from Grandmommy and Pabba! Even though he's sick, I was able to snap this sweet photo of him walking to me for a hug. Love him!

The Vintage Train and The Magic Chair

When Daddy was a little boy in the 1900s (in the early 70s), he won a train set. He thought it had been given away years ago. Imagine his surprise (and our utter delight) when Grandmommy found it at our our great-grandparents' house this weekend. Daddy fiddled with it until he got it working perfectly and then when we woke up this morning, it was like Christmas morning. We couldn't hold in our happiness.

See the little chair that Kieran is sitting on? That chair belonged to our daddy's daddy when he was a little kid. Mommy now calls it the "magic chair" because Kieran will sit still in it for long periods of time. Kieran NEVER sits still. Magic indeed!

Here's a video of the fun:

We think Daddy enjoys playing with this set too! He sure was happy when he saw his old train set along with some of his other childhood toys. We hope he will share with us. :)

Grandmommy also brought the old packaging to Daddy’s Fisher Price Little People plane. They don’t have what was in it (bummer), but Mommy was excited about the packaging. She wants to decorate our playroom in vintage toy photos and this will look cool when she’s done… or so Mommy says. We trust her!

Daddy also has a well loved Winnie the Pooh from his childhood and a cool Mrs. Beasley doll. We aren't allowed to play with those right now, but they are really cool. It's neat to see the toys Daddy liked as a child. Do you have a fun post about a toy from childhood? We'd love to read it. Just leave the link below. If you don't have a post, just tell us the story in the comments if you'd like.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Well That's One Way to Stir the Frosting

The boys made cupcakes at Mrs. Jody's house. Finley found a tasty and easy way to help out. Mrs. Jody is awesome at taking photos of the boys while they are visiting!

Don't you hate it when your mouth is too small for the awesome cupcake you want to eat? Kieran is my eater. Boy does he love to eat. Can you believe one of his favorite foods is fresh cut green beans? Yep it is! Another favorite is blackberries.

The boys are learning so much every day and are such entertainers. Finley is walking so much on his own now and walks what we call his obstacle course all over the house. The funny part is he doesn't like doors open so he closes them all (including baby gates behind him). Then he has a little issue when he comes back around the "course". lol

Kieran likes to dance along with The Wiggles on Sprout and spin and kick with the Nutcracker ballerinas. He even tried to "skate" across the living room when watching Olympic speed skaters. When they skate off of the TV screen, he runs and looks behind the TV to find them. Classic! Such a comedian that boy is.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Bean Bags and Thomas

For Christmas, the boys received Bean Bags from Grandmommy and Pabba. They enjoy watching their best friend Thomas the Train from their comfy perches (have you noticed that Thomas is a recurring theme around here?).

Enjoy this while you can, they don't sit still for long. Here you can see their sweet faces. Yesterday, we went to see the horses near our house and feed the ducks. The boys had a wonderful time. Finley enjoyed feeding the ducks and Kieran enjoyed what he always enjoys... feeding Kieran. Finley is walking so well lately and really enjoys exploring the world on his own two feet as much as possible.

Visiting Ducks and Horses Is Fun!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Handsome Men on Valentine's Day