Sunday, June 19, 2011

All about Daddy!

HaPpY FaThEr'S DaY, DaDdY!!

Mommy asked us a bunch of these silly questions and well, it's our gift to you! 

1. What is something Dad always says to you?
A: We can’t build our tree house.  ;-(
L: We can’t get the (basketball) hoop really far, far, far, far, far up in the air. (The one near the trampoline so that they can jump off of it onto the trampoline!)

2. What makes Dad happy?
L: When I give him a big squeeze hug
A: No, he always likes it when we say , “I love you “ ….okay, and when we give him hugs.

3. What makes Dad sad?
L: To say "You’re not in our family."
A: Jumping on him and kicking him.

4. How does your Dad make you laugh?
L: When he does silly knock knock jokes
A: When he makes silly faces

5. What was your Dad like as a child?
L: He was like a baby brother.
A: He was very athletic.

6. How old is your Dad?
A: (doesn’t answer)
L: I don’t know

7. How tall is your Dad?
A: (shows me by standing up on my bed and reaching very high up in the air!).
L: How tall are you, Mommy? 
M: I'm 5'5".
L:  Okay well Daddy is that plus 19 more inches.

8. What is his favorite thing to do?
A: He likes to fart.
L: He pretty much likes to go to rafting.

9. What does your Dad do when you're not around?
A; He goes like this, “Austin! Austin?”
L: Work and work so he can be off the next day to be with us.

10. If your Dad becomes famous, what will it be for?
A: Being the best fry cook
L: Basketball

11. What is your Dad really good at?
A: He’s really good at hide and seek and staying on the bottom of the pool.
L: At playing softball.

12. What is your Dad not very good at?
A: Dolphin diving.
L: Standing on his tippy toes and batting.

13. What does your Dad do for a job?
L: Arbys
A: He gets people food.  Really, really good food.

14.What is your Dad's favorite food?
A: Pretty much everything
L: Yeah – he eats anything, don’t you think so, Mommy?
M:  Yes, I do.  daddy's a very good eater.

15. What makes your Dad proud of you?
L: When we win every soccer game.
A: When I jump by myself on the trampoline

16. If your Dad were a cartoon character, who would he be?
A: Bugs Bunny b/c he’s he’s good at hopping.
L: Blue Ranger, because he’s pretty good.
A: Oh, well, then maybe the Green Ranger, too.

17. What do you and your Dad do together?
A: Make music.
L: Play softball.

18. How are you and your Dad the same?
A: We dress the same.
L: Cuz he got a new haircut like me.

19. How are you and your Dad different?
A: Me and Dad are different because we have different belts.
L: Cuz we don’t do the same thing. Like, he works.  And we play.  So that’s different.

20. How do you know your Dad loves you?
A: He plays with us.
L: Because he’s a part of our family.

21. What does your mom like most about your dad?
A; That they’re both married and that they’re the same people.
L:  Uh, she likes that they’re married and that they get to be with their two little boys.

22. Where is your Dad's favorite place to go?
A: Rafting!
L:  Raftng!
(It's true - Daddy likes to go White Water Rafting!)

M:  Okay, boys.  Anything else you would like to say about your Daddy for Father's Day?
Logan: Daddy likes to play with us and he likes to do his jobs. I think that’s pretty much it.
Austin: I love Daddy because he’s in my heart.


There you have it, Daddy!  I think you look pretty good from your children's viewpoint!  And I sure do appreciate everything about you, too!  You work so hard for our family.  And when you are off, you play just as hard!  You set such a good example for all of our boys. 


True Male Bonding!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Is summer over yet?

;-)  The kids have been out of school for about 3 weeks.  It's been hotter than a pig in a blanket and lordy, my boys are going full steam ahead!  I haven't pulled the camera out since the last post.  I even went back and tried to find some old pics to make a post out of.  But nothing.

So, here's a verbal recap of what the camera is not showing.

Austin and Logan's last soccer game of the season - and they got TROPHIES!  Austin was beside himself proud (Last year he got a medal.) Logan was all sophisticated athlete grabbing his trophy like a pro.  ;-)

Austin tried to drown Logan.   Right in front of me, too.  They were "playing" in the water, except the game was "Don't let Logan come up out of the water."  Logan said Austin pushed him down three times when he was trying to come up for air.  It scared the crap out of him.  He was crying and shaking and very, very mad at his brother.  10 minutes later they were best buds and right back at it.  I guess so much for hoping "traumztizing" events teach them lessons.

Nonnie and I took the boys out for Double Date night last night.  We had a GREAT evening, even renting paddle boats and going around the lake (I know, can you believe, NO pictures!!).  We had a fantastic dinner down in the really, neat, beautiful part of the city.  And then we pushed out luck by taking the boys out for ice cream.  Details, details, blah, blah, blah.  austin had a meltdown o EPIC proportions!  EPIC!  And he is getting too big or me to physically restrain him during an outburts - but traffic and all, I really needed to "keep ahold of him."  Lordy - he is BIG.  And STRONG.  and LOUD.  And has a TEMPER that I know my Daddy just loves!  At least - he always told me how much he loved my red-headed hot temper!  Austin makes my childhood fits look like Shirley Temple having a bad day. And his more resemble a scene out of "Possessed!" 

The ice cream truck is still driving by my house 2x a day.  Thanksfully, Nonnie made the boys Ice Cream money containers and every time they earn money, they put it in there.  If they have $ for ice cream they can get it.  If they don't have the $ - no ice cream.  No fussin'.  It's worked out GREAT!  Mom and Dad's pockets are much fuller thanks to not having to pay the crack dealer his exhorbirant prices for his store bought goodies!

Logan is having a certain (private) behaviour/issue that I strongly believe is related to adoption issues.  However, he surprised me by saying almost just that the other day.  "Mommy, I think 'Logan' makes me do this.  Maybe we should go back and start over."  Me; "Huh?  Start over?"  Logan: "Yeah, you know, like go back to where I was before you and Daddy came.  What was my name then?   Maybe if I was HIM, I wouldn't have this problem."    Pretty intelligent kid, huh? 

The boys are still great eaters!  They are willing to try anything.  Although, I'm pretty sure onceAustin learns what a "Vegetarian" is - he will demand we adhere to that lifestyle for him!  ;-)  Logan's taste are developing too - We'll ask him, "Did you like the Salmon, Logan?" his response is, "Well, I ate it.  It's okay, but I'm not really a fan of it."

Austin begged and begged me to buy a sugary cereal at the wholesale club.  Neither boys drinks milk, but we can get a bowl of cereal in about 3 to 3 times a week, if we're lucky.   So - whatever vessel it is, if it's gonna carry milk, I will probably buy it.  However this one - was chocolate and peanut butter - two things he doesn't normally like.  I did inform him that the GIANT size box was going to be all consumed before I bought him anything else at the grocery store.  He kept exsiting he LOVED it (and I didn't know when he had ever had it before.)  I was still grumbling putting it in the car while I was talking to Nonnie about it and finally I guess he felt the need to defend his breakfast choice, "But Momma!  Peanut Butter C*ptain Cr*nch is a BALANCED breakfast!"  Don't ever doubt advertsing does it job!  Happy to report that we discussed the all important term "PART o a balance breakfast." and also happy to report that he has made a huge dent in the box over the last month! 

Back around their birthday, Logan came home rom school with a piece paper and stuff scribbled all over it.  He informed me it was his "Blueprint" for a Power Ranger WipeOut Birthday Cake."  ;-)

That's long enough for now.  Hoping to get my camera out soon!! 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Boys will be boys!

Tracey and I waited until the temperatures reached about 125 degrees
(yes, that's Farenheit!)
(no, I am not exaggerating!)
(okay, maybe by 5 degrees or so, but jes'sayin, it was H-O-T!)
to take the boys out to our local Mini-feeding-zoo-that-has-lots-and-lots-of-hills-and-a-creek Park. 

 This was Zak's first time to Maymont!

Yep, ONE seed.  That's ALL you're gettin, buddy!

This next photo had both Mommies in near tears!
What could be more precious than two sets of hand holding best buds!?!
(Austin and Van in the lead, and Logan ever by Zak's side.)

 Some were ready to JUMP right in the fun...

 And others weren't quite sure!

Hmm, looks like a set-up!


Water rolling over rocks.
That is the image in my dream that I believe my brother sent me the night before Nonnie and I went to choose the location of his memorial tree.

And just in case you need/want to HEAR happy, happy laughter, click below: