Tuesday, January 15, 2013

It's been awhile.

I'll probably do a real post soon, but it's late and Gabe just walked out of his room. Here are some pictures for anxious grandparents and Aunts.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

We've got a Snaggle

Marguerite is always on the go. Carrying her is a bit of an aerobic workout. She's always lunging down toward the ground, but as soon as I put her down, she wants back up. When she is exploring happily she's in full-on destruction mode - disrupting order everywhere she goes.

Saturday, December 1, 2012


We tried a new form of painting the other day (with medicine droppers), because I thought it might be less messy than our typical painting projects...

At least he's creative.

Gabe actually thought the idea was cool and while HE was less painted than with a normal project, we discovered that the medicine dropper can shoot paint pretty far - to the walls, to mom's hair, etc.

The world is Josh's canvas.

(not blood...)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Mr. Golden Sun

The other day I heard Gabe yelling outside so I went to investigate.

Gabe: (yelling at the top of his lungs) MY. BIRTHDAY. IS. ON. MAY. 23!!!!! MY. NAME. IS. GABRIEL.

Me: (looking around to see who he's yelling at) Gabe, who are you talking to?

Gabe: The sun. I'm telling him when my birthday is, so he can give me a present.

Me: Oh. What do you want the sun to give you for your birthday?

Gabe: I want him to come out.

Luckily, the sun shines most days here in Texas, so I think we'll be in luck on May 23, 2013...

Friday, November 16, 2012

 We had visitors this week. Marguerite was so excited to see cousin Jackie, and quickly greeted her with enthusiasm. Jackie wasn't super impressed with Marguerite's form of socialization. Poor Marguerite. She actually cried a few times when Jackie would take cover and crawl away. (Not that I blame Jackie, what with M's sharp nails, monster grip, and exuberant scream.)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Josh's Words of Comfort

Gabe: I'm NOT going to the Doctor for shots!
Josh: It's not scary, Josh. It's OK.
Gabe: Stop telling me things, Josh!
Josh: It's not scary.
Gabe: Josh! Stop talking!
Josh: It's not scary, Josh. Doctor not scary.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

I love this whole series of pictures. It really shows the kids personalities. I think my favorite one is the second, where Marguerite is staring at Gabe with somewhat of a scowl. The boys loved being spiderman (like 90% of the boys their age) this year. My hints to be more original went unheeded. In the end, they had a lot of fun at the different festivities and created fun memories.