Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The week in review

Emergency vet visit for Clara's mystery ailment: $65
New septic pump (which fortunately didn't flood): $650
Broken gas line on car (which fortunately didn't blow up): As yet to be determined lump sum
Eamon smearing butter all over Clara and dousing her with cinnamon sugar: priceless.

All in all, a typical week in Casa Chaos.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Frogs and Monsters

We spent another fun day at the Museum of Science. It's one of our favorite places to wander when we have the urge to get out of town and head for the city for a while. There were two new exhibits this month: Frogs and Mythical Creatures. Both are high on the list of the boys' favorite things. We saw amphibians of every shape and size, cute ones, spiky ones, sticky ones, bullfrogs as big as dinner plates that ate live mice and birds. We saw Bigfoot and Unicorns, Japanese sea monsters and Chinese dragons, Griffins and mermaids. As Liam closes in on his fourth birthday, he has his own moments of being a monster lately. You can see the daily fluctuations in his photos. Happy-go-lucky morphs quickly into Pouty-go-Growly. I guess we'll have to keep him though, in case he morphs back into his usual self oneday soon!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Trouble and his brothers, Whine and Pout.

Can you match the boys with their appropriate moniker? Here's a small snapshot of what they've been up to. Unfortunately, Pout was too pouty to make it into any pictures this week. Just envision his lower lip out in your heads...

Eamon can not only dress himself now, he can also UNDRESS himself. And does so every day, especially at nap time. We have to duct tape his diaper on so he doesn't shower his bedroom with his little hose.

Eamon is also the master of the safety scissors and loves to cut, cut, cut all day long. He also is enamored with buttons, glue and paper scraps.

Liam's "rolling boat".

I believe this is me. Colin made shape pictures of both Christopher and I for us to bring to work so we "don't miss each other". Cute.

Thanks to a table from Auntie Kelly, the boys could set up the iMacs Daddy got for them. Have you ever seen boys (big and little) look more excited? I'm not sure who was happier, Daddy or the boys!

Trouble, getting his name by stealing my "everlasting" lipstick and trying to impersonate the Joker.

Colin doing his Harry Potter impersonation with my glasses. Fitting for our studious little guy!