Happy 4th

Made a cake, and spent the day with some family!

Matt’s cousins Zach & Bailey with 2 little boys making silly faces.


We made ‘merica’ a birthday cake. The boys blew out the candles.

Pueblo Zoo

Nana & Papa took the boys to the pueblo zoo today. Lots of fun, and we practically had the place to our selves. We saw all kinds of animals, but saying noah loved the otters may be an understatement.

Silly rules

We have had to create a lot of silly rules in our house. Some of the best are worthy of sharing.

No Sleeping on your headboards
  • No hockey sticks on the bed
  • No guitars in the kitchen
  • Get your brother out of the ottoman before closing it
  • No standing on the sit and spin
  • No eating crayons
  • No crayons in your ears
  • Don’t park your bike in the kitchen
  • No sticking your hands in your drink
  • No hanging from the curtains
  • No “helping” with your brothers diaper change

I think its clear are little boys are all boy. Im sure there are more rules. We have to make up a dozen new ones every day it seems.

Family day 2011

Can you believe it’s been 2 years? We cant. Sometimes it feels like just last week we were in Ethiopia meeting these amazing boys, and some days it feels like it was forever ago.

Want to see some exhausted parents who just traveled around the world to meet their sons?

Last years Family day Post

danger boys

my boys are such boys. They hijacked a cooler sitting out to dry and turn it into a game.

why we have a mattress in our living room you ask? daddy still needs to build out big boy beds, and this was a logical storage spot.

no toddlers were injured in the making of this film.

fresh hair cuts and muffins

check out these stud muffins. and home made muffins by mommy.

Sporting some new short hair cuts for the summer. Little boys looking so much like big boys.

Thomas the train ride

Just before the boys hit two, something clicked. Boom, thomas the train was the coolest thing ever, and they very quickly became obsessed. It was like someone flipped the little boy mode switch on. Everything was about thomas, and anywhere they saw that iconic blue tank engine, it required pointing it out and chattering about thomas.

We fueled the passion a bit by letting them watch a bit more TV, and the boys received lots of thomas stuff for their birthday and christmas. Little cars, shirts, undies, etc. Lots of thomas in our house, but we try and keep it reasonable.

When we found out that Thomas the Tank Engine has a touring full size car, train ride and a day of activities, we knew it would be a hit. Nama & Papa took the boys for their first train ride, and to meet thomas. It was a long drive, but the boys loved it.

Bike crashes

So the boys have been riding their bikes more and more, so today i took them out front and down the street. They are moving pretty good, but slow and get distracted too easily. But still.

Today ezra decided on his own to bomb down the hill into the ravine. First through the rocks, then i convinced him the grass is much softer to fall on. He fell all three times, but kept wanting to go again.

I got the second one on video. Notice after pick him up he wants his bike asap. Sad news is his bike may need some repair and wood glue after the third crash.