Friday, December 31, 2010

Baby Meyers

We had our ultrasound this past Thursday, and I thought I'd share a picture of our "perfectly developing" third boy! We are excited to meet him and find out his name come this May!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

This Shouldn't Happen, Right?

So, last Saturday, my husband and I decided to brave the world known as Toys-R-Us-at-Christmas. Naturally, they didn't have the sale items that I needed for Christmas presents for my kids, and they told me that there were none at our other local store. My only option, according to the sales person, was to order it online at the sale price and maybe it would get to my house before we leave for our out of town Christmas celebrations. So I did it. Because they other store didn't have the game. Or so they told me.
Because I have all the time in the world at this time of year, I decided to run to the other store and just check and see if they had what I needed. Would you believe they did - and 5 of them! I went ahead and purchased what I needed, and called the 1-800 number to cancel my online order. Much to my dismay, I was just too late to cancel. I suppose this is one good thing about toysrus.com - they immediately start packing up what's been ordered. Thankfully they offered me a free return label so that I could ship my package back.
And then this is what I received in the mail today. It's half open, with paperwork dangerously close to falling out, one whole corner ripped up, and banged up so badly that the gift inside was slightly damaged. Awesome.
Moral of the story: Avoid Toys R' Us at Christmastime. And maybe UPS isn't the best way to ship this time of the year.

Monday, November 22, 2010

It's Official

Ok, people. It's official. I need to be locked up in a loony bin. Or at least in my house come Friday this week. That's right, I'm going shopping.

This year, it's not the usual get up early and go out route I'm taking. I'm starting at 10 pm, Thanksgiving night. At Toys R' Us. The most insane after-Thanksgiving shopping place EVER.

Now, where's my straight jacket?

Friday, November 12, 2010

In Search of Color

Despite the fact that it was November 11, the boys and I (later joined by Grandma) managed to enjoy a beautiful, sunny day at the Gardens. Sadly, November marks the month where all of the technicolor Chihuly starts to disappear, along with the beautiful fall foliage. I still went in search of a little color, and I was pleasantly surprised to find as much as I did. Fair warning: this post contains a ton of photos, but not too many words.

I asked Grayson to take his fingers out of his mouth for this photograph, and I got a kiss being blown at me instead. Oh well, it's still cute.
This is what happens when I say, "Grayson, put your hands down here," and put my hands on my legs. Monkey see, monkey do.



The place looks a little drab compared to some of the beautiful summer photos we'd taken. The Chihuly installers are in the final stages of removing all of the installations from this summer's exhibit.


Jayce found a friend to play hide and seek with - here he is counting.










We decided to picnic at the Gardens too. It was much too nice of a day to go home and eat inside.
So, we picnicked (is that a word??) in front of the horse statue. Gave us something to look at while we ate.








Out to the farm we went to ring the bell.





Then we walked all the way to the opposite side of the park to the waterfall. I had some very tired boys on my hands when we got done.
The last of the exhibit being removed. Sad day.

The Christmas trees are being put up and decorated. We took advantage of a photo opportunity while I had two willing participants. Unfortunately, Grayson and Jayce both got a little washed out. I'll have to work on that for next time.

Jumpin' In The Leaves

While Jeremy worked hard at getting our yard cleaned up the other day, and I kind of worked hard at the same, the kids decided to do some hard work of their own: jumpin' in the leaves.Before one can really jump into the leaves, one must rake them into a pile. Thankfully, the kids were willing to do their own hard work.
They actually worked at it for a long time before needing help from a bigger person with stronger arms to pile up the leaves.
Ok, well, actually one little boy asked for help and the other refused it. I didn't really enjoy raking with a kiddie rake, but hey, we do what we do.
Unfortunately, only one boy really wanted to jump after we worked so hard, but that was his choice.
Ready, set....
JUMP!!
I'd give this landing a perfect 10!
We had a lot of fun jumping again and again into the leaves.
Meanwhile, the other boy tried to swing on his own. Unsuccessfully. He's a little short to get up on our swing by himself.
He really didn't appreciate my taking pictures instead of helping get him into the swing.
Especially when I kept snapping more and more pictures because I thought he looked funny. Rest assured, this was the last picture I took before he went for a quick ride before playing in the nearly empty sandbox.
Do you now understand why I said that Jeremy worked hard, and I hardly worked? Hey, someone has to watch the children (and take pictures).