More fun times from our Phoenix Children’s Museum. The boys really have a great time.
The boys have really been into helping lately, and while it is often more of a hinderance than a help, I don’t mind one bit because they are trying their hardest. Here’s a few of the things they’ve done lately:
Ezra cleaned up all the clothes, toys, hangers on their bedroom floor and put them in the hamper. (never mind that some of those things don’t go in the hamper, or that most of those clothes were clean clothes they removed from their closet, and part of it was the basket of clean diapers)
Noah set the table yesterday for their breakfast. He place both bowls of oatmeal on the table all by himself with no prompting from me. He also cleared the dishes and put them in the sink. (at lunch he decided to dump the remaining food in the middle of the kitchen floor for the dog)
The above picture shows Ez feeding Noah. They have both really been into offering each other bites. (doesn’t matter that the food often ends up on the floor, table, and themselves)
Ezra recently spit out some ibuprofen I gave him. I handed him a rag and told him to clean it up, both boys then proceeded to scrub the kitchen floor. All the while Noah was warning everyone the floor was slippery.
They both frequently bring each other their sippy cups, often figuring out that is what was needed before mommy.
I am sure they would do so much more if their mommy would let them!
Matt wanted to wash the car this weekend and I offered for the boys and I to “help.” He knew we wouldn’t be a help, but was happy to have fun with the boys while getting something done.
Tonight at dinner I had about had it with the boys’ behavior. I finally turned to Ez and said, “are you trying to push all my buttons?” He then started making electronic button noises and pointing in the air like he was pushing buttons.
(I know not my best parenting moment, but it was too cute not to pass along)
If you are like me, you love to find new yummy recipes to try. I find most of my new recipes from other people’s blogs. Apparently we all really like to talk about food, or just the people I follow do.
For the longest time I had no idea how to successfully organize the online recipes so I could find them when I wanted, I just had a folder on my hard drive that was a jumbled mess. I didn’t want to print them, because well then I would just have a jumbled mess of papers (okay I actually have several three-ring binders for this purpose, but was tired of wasting paper and organizing it). Enter my super, amazing husband who introduced me to Evernote. You can easily save, tag, make notes, and search recipes (okay it isn’t just for recipes that’s just my primary use). The best part it is FREE! It can cost money if you want to pay to have more monthly space, but really it isn’t necessary.
Do you want to see how easy it is? I took a few screen shots to show you. Just click on any of the images to see the picture bigger.
My someday dream is to have all my recipes in evernote, no more three ring binders. I can either scan them in and add them or type up short ones.
Evernote is backed up online, so I have no fear of losing my recipes. You can easily delete ones you don’t like, or make notes on what you want to change. It is super easy and I LOVE it!
We tried on the boys’ costumes from last year and they still fit, but the boys absolutely do NOT like having something over their heads. This rules out lots of cute costumes for toddlers.
I would like to hear your ideas for Halloween Costumes for twin boys, with no masks or head pieces. Hats might be okay, but probably wouldn’t last long. We are currently thinking of Ketchup and Mustard, but would love to have more ideas.