Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mommy goes to Baltimore


The boys happily (?) spent a weekend with Dad so Mom could go visit her sis in Baltimore.  We ran a 5k on Sunday to off-set the calorie consumption of the amazing food we consumed all weekend long. 
Posted by Picasa

Home Depot Saturdays


We have fallen hard core for the Home Depot Kids Project Days.  Except for last time, which was a disaster.  This time I made Dad come too.  And, it was much, much better.  And there was no painting this time.  (Try to get a tantrum throwing three year old, a reluctant-to-leave older brother, two WET painted projects, two drink boxes, two cookies, two certificates and winter coats out of a major retail store by oneself.  Parenting is not for the faint of heart, or the prideful heart....)
Posted by Picasa

Lego Landing


Scott feels this is dangerous.  Ryan's lego collection is currently located on the landing of our stairs.  Someone might trip and lose a limb- it will probably be mom.  However, Ryan plays here by the hour, literally.  And that just might be worth a limb.
Posted by Picasa

Scotch-tape-o-rama!


Ryan's latest hobby includes scotch tape.  Lots and lots of scotch tape.  On the floor.  On the wall.  On the table.  We are flying through scotch tape like gang-busters!
Posted by Picasa

Aunt Kat Comes to Rochester


Although our plans took a nose dive when the Adams got the stomach bug, we still enjoyed having Aunt Kat here for a few days!  Alex is just starting to get over stranger anxiety and actually seemed to enjoy the presence of another adult, other than his parents.
Posted by Picasa

Packer Hats!

 
Posted by Picasa

Aaron and Ryan sport their new Packer apparel from Great Grandma Weber.  They were super thrilled to get an unexpected package in the mail.  Great Grandma had knit them each a winter hat in Packer colors.  The boys wore these hats for a few days straight, inside and outside the house!  Aaron even wore his all night long!
Posted by Picasa

Three Boy Tub


There was never such fun to be had in the tub!  Alex loves the tub and starts to get crazy excited when he hears the water running.  He will crawl like mad to get to the bathroom from wherever he happens to be.  So, he often ends up in there with his older brothers for a few minutes...and gets out before the going gets too rough.
Posted by Picasa

First Tooth!


Aaron reached the exciting milestone of losing his first tooth in February.  I never knew how much the issue of a loose tooth dominates a child's life.  We talked about it all the time.  I had to wiggle said tooth on numerous occasions and remark on it's progress.  Then we had to decide how much money to give for the loss of that tiny baby tooth.  We settled on a dollar, but then discovered between the two of us, we only had a five and a twenty dollar bill.  So, he got $5 bucks with the disclaimer that next time he doesn't get that much.  It was a first tooth bonus.
Posted by Picasa

Make Some Noise!


Our house is seldom quiet.  I don't expect much quiet in the next 18 years of my life.  Alex has recently discovered the joy of emptying cupboards and shelves.  Older brother, Ryan, was all too eager to assist.
Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Niner!


Our little Alex John is 9 months old now! He is scooting quite proficiently and navigates throughout the downstairs with no difficulty. He pulls himself up to his knees anytime he can get a grip on something. His napping habits stink, but he does go down to sleep beautifully at night- guess you can't win 'em all! : ) He's got a little stranger anxiety going on and definitely prefers Mom (or Aunt Stacey....). He has a cute toothy grin with all 6 of his little teeth moving into place. He likes to grind his teeth, which drives Daddy nuts. We love this little monkey like crazy!!
Posted by Picasa

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Aaron in Autumn


This was a rare photo taken of Aaron, in which he did not have time to fling his arms out and put on some ridiculous facial expression. (I keep telling him that one day he WILL regret this phase.... to no avail.)
Posted by Picasa

Love this boy!


This is not your classic cheesy smile pic- but, this is SO Ryan and I love this photo!! I had to bribe him to sit on the pumpkin with the promise of a piece of gum. (Note to self, keep gum in purse at all times.) Happy Fall!
Posted by Picasa

Family Fun Trip!


We took a family trip up to Niagara Falls this past weekend with the two older boys. Special thanks to Grama Susan for keeping our little Alex safe and sound in our absence! : ) We got a chance to stay in a fantastic fallsview suite and enjoy all that modern day hotels have to offer- namely, the pool.
Posted by Picasa

The Falls


We took Aaron and Ryan for a walk down to the falls during our visit. It is, after all, one of the 7 wonders of the world. They were much more estatic over the fuzzy caterpillar that they found crawling along the fence and Aaron declared the falls, "tiny". Sheesh. The excitement of the caterpillar was quickly trumped by a chance to ride an escalator.
Posted by Picasa

Hot Tub!


Ryan loves hot tubs. He would scamper off to climb in here as often as he could get away with it. This is such a classic Ryan face...
Posted by Picasa

The 'rents


We have recently discovered that Aaron can be occasionally utilized as family photographer. Here is a pic we had him take of us at the Rainforest Cafe. It's probably one of the better shots we've had taken in a while! : ) Thanks Aaron!
Posted by Picasa

Rainforest Cafe


We dined at the somewhat-overpriced-but-super-fun Rainforest Cafe for dinner. Ryan was a little out of sorts. You can imagine him saying, "I'm not getting my picture taken, never, ever." However, we did enjoy our dinner complete with thunderstorms and animatronic gorrillas.
Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Guess Who Goes to Kindergarten?


Aaron's first day of kindergarten was Tuesday, September 6. He has been so excited about school all summer and the big day finally came, much to Mom's surprise! The big, yellow bus came a rollin' down the street and Aaron climbed aboard without even a backward glance. Mom cried as that bus carried her little boy away, but it thankfully returned him a short three hours later. Guess half day kindergarten is okay by me! : )
Posted by Picasa

First Cereal


We tried a little bit o' rice cereal with little Alex John a few nights ago. See, Alex hasn't been sleeping so well at night. He seems to be inclined to eat at about midnight and four every night. This schedule is rough on the mama. So, why not try some cereal? Desperate times call for... desperate measures. Alex seemed to enjoy his cereal. He ate it well and didn't gag. And so, we went to bed. And then he was up at midnight and four. Darn.
Posted by Picasa

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Tilt-s-whirl!

"No, Aaron. Mom does not go on the tilt-a-whirl." Aaron loved this ride and he and Scott went on several times. Ryan braved it once and found the ride "scary". Thankfully, he held out for the duration of the ride, regardless!
Posted by Picasa

Beach Baby


We embarked on a family vacation last week and... had a great time! We chose Old Forge as our exciting destination, primarily because it is only three hours from Rochester. We spent two beautiful days on the beach, a day at the Enchanted Forest Water Safari, a day on the town and one day in the rain. Aaron and Ryan thought it all just grand. Mom and Dad thought it was a lot of work, much like every day life- but, with better scenery! Special thanks to Nana Ensign who managed to get all our vacation laundry done in one day- amazing.
Posted by Picasa

Three Months!


Alex John was an adorable three month old. He's four months now, but I didn't post this one yet! He is so smily and such a sweet baby, for the most part. Mom appreciates that his hair is starting to grow back- gotta love that Ensign boy hairline! He loves his swing and loves to lay on his back on the floor. He's got quite the appetite these days which often translates to an over-tired mama.
Posted by Picasa

Takin' the fam...


out to the ball game. We finally made it to a Red Wings game this season! I love going to the ball games with the kids. I'm not the hugest baseball fan, but it's just kind of fun to be there. We had a great evening and the boys had a super time. Sometimes I still can't get my head around the fact that I have three boys- yikes!
Posted by Picasa

Ready for Bed


Aunt Amy babysat the boys so Scott and I could go out to dinner and then to Harry Potter, in IMAX, in 3D. It was a great way to view the flick. Although, I was kinda grossed out by the reusable glasses. I wondered if the teen kid cleaning them with paper towel and a spray bottle of ? has been properly schooled on infection control. And then I saw the sign on the rest room- "Please do not take your 3-D glasses into the rest room. Turn them in and get a new pair when you come out." Because 2 out of 3 people do not wash their hands when leaving a public rest room. Scott assures me they are all men. Anyhow- the kids were all in their pj's when we dropped them off.
Posted by Picasa