Photo Friday – 01.21.2011

Video time – 01.18.2011

This is how the boys react every time they spot our car when we are leaving the grocery store. every time. We’ve been know to make people laugh. Sorry for the quality and the bumpiness of the video, but I’m pushing a giant, heavy cart and using my cellphone.

Our Car from Stephanie Adams on Vimeo.

Here’s a video of Noah cooking for Ezra and then feeding him.

Noah cooking food to feed Ezra from Stephanie Adams on Vimeo.

Noah finally figured out his bike. He is so proud of himself. (I’ll be honest though the video isn’t super exciting, but we are still proud of him.)

noah on a bike from matt adams on Vimeo.

Ethiopia Reunion – 2011

We had a little reunion with the two other families we traveled with in Ethiopia this weekend. We had a ton of fun. It is amazing to see how much all our kids changed since we traveled in June 2009. On Friday night I served up Ethiopian Sloppy joes, it is a nice cheat when you still haven’t perfected injera. Then on Saturday we went to the zoo and only lost one kid for a bit (don’t worry the missing child was found quickly and had no idea s/he was missing). We got to see the stingrays, some even got to pet them, the boys just loved that they got to play with water. Sunday we served up sandwiches for lunch and let all the kids run around the backyard and get nice and dirty. Some naps were had and then pizza to end the weekend.

I hope we can continue having these every few years and watch the kids grow together.

You can see some more pictures here.

Abby’s B-day

Abby turned two December 31 and had her b-day party at Chuck E. Cheese this year. All the kids had a lot of fun and all the adults were thoroughly wiped out.

Happy Birthday Abby!

Photo Friday – 01.14.2011

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The boys love to pretend to put on makeup. One of the things I personally love about this age is no gender roles are established in their minds. Whatever mommy does is pretty cool to them. I don’t mind them pretending to put on makeup, I know they will grow out of it eventually. It doesn’t make them any less of a man.

Today while I was dusting in our bedroom, the boys snuck into our bathroom and shut the door. I let them be for a few minutes before I checked on them. The only thing they had gotten out was my makeup and were busy putting it on. I let them, and of course, I took pictures.

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Photo Saturday – 01.08.2011

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Ez’s Favorite Game

Ez has a new favorite game. He has requested it every evening this week and we played it most of the morning (including one 45 minute stretch). He calls it “mommy night night.” What is mommy night night one might wonder? The rules are simple, mommy has to lay in bed while Ezra and Noah jump, wrestle, tickle (each other), giggle,and sometimes cuddle with mommy. Sometimes they do my hair, sometimes we sing songs, but mostly they act silly while mommy bums around. I promise you I did not come up with this game! Ez tells me, “mommy night night” or “mommy bed” and I just obey!

I have it tough, don’t I?

First Snow Day

We took the boys up to Papa and Nama’s cabin yesterday to see some snow. There was a lot of it too, over a foot! It was soft and fluffy and not really good for making snowmen or snowballs, but it was still fun. Noah kept taking his mittens off so he could more easily grab the snow for snacking. They also just kept digging in the snow, I wish I would have thought of bringing their sand toys up, they would have had more fun with those. I think they enjoyed the snow and tolerated the cold okay. It was a fun way to start of the new year!

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