Tuesday, May 27, 2008

While storms hit at home we spent a beautiful Memorial weekend up at the farm and Aunt Karen's for Cassie's graduation party.
Everything went great except the fact that the car seats are now permanently separated....

Of course we had to stop at the cabin first for some water wading!

When we got to the farm the kids had to greet the dog first.

Cade finally got ice cream from Jimmy's ice cream machine again...

and Abby force fed him cotton candy...

Later Eve was forced to try some as well...

We then headed to Cassie's Grad party, where they had tons of stuff for the kids-
A sand box (and more trucks than they knew what to do with!! aka HEAVEN)


A trampoline!

All of us had so much fun and wish we didn't have to drive home that evening. We figured the kids would have been out as soon as they got in the car, but instead, they both kept us company the whole 4 hour car ride home. (They maybe each slept 20 mins...!)

Friday, May 16, 2008

Proof they are totally related...

Cade 17 months...

Genevieve 17 months...

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The kids still aren't 100% up to par. They've both been acting up a little (aren't they just supposed to lay in bed when they are sick?) so we've been doing everything possible to keep them busy and their minds on not feeling sick. I'm not sure how well it is working, but they are having fun, and that is all that counts.
Last Friday I took them to the Como zoo. I purposely forgot the stroller at home and made them both walk. Everyone marveled at my perfect little kids walking around the zoo holding my hands. (Especially those moms with their 7 year olds still in strollers...) They were actually perfect at the zoo. Cade asked so many questions about every animal that it just blew me away. Eve had a great time really being able to see the animals and not at the mercy of where I pointed her in a stroller like she usually is. We even had some excitement on the tropical trail! As we were watching the Sloth, she decided to come down from her tree, something she has never done before. She is not fenced in so before we knew it she was coming down the path. No one seemed to care till I grabbed one of the workers, within a minute the whole area was surrounded with security. Someone told me sloths come down from the trees to go to the bathroom about once every three months, so who knows what was going on. We left just in case they had to do something to the sloth I didn't want the kids to see. We had a picnic lunch in the park and enjoyed the nice day. (No photos, my hands were busy)
Andrew also put a rocket together for Cade because he is in love with all things rockets right now. We had a great time launching it off...

Yes, that is where our rocket ended up...We are now waiting for a windy day.

The Saturday before Mother's day, I headed out with my mom and sister and Andrew was in charge. It was total mayhem. They ate dinner outside, in a tent, in the rain. They LOVED it.

We've also been lucky enough to have some nice weather lately so the kids have been outside a lot. I hope all the fresh air gets the little funk out their systems and back to normal!

He's up to 50lbs. now...(he was 43 when we got him a month ago)

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Why, oh WHY is it that the kids get sick whenever something big is happening. I'm not talking about just the holiday's, but if I have something planned, you better believe that one or both will get sick.
The week started with both of them having small colds, which were really not too bad- though Eve sounded like a dying cat- and ended with an ear infection for Cade and a double ear infection for Eve. Please don't even ask how the trip to the doctor's office went or it will end with a huge political rant as to why I am voting for a democrat.
It was a bad week to be sick with Mike, Dorie and the cousin's in town. Cade and Eve missed out on getting to know their two cousins as well as a lot fun with them. But we did have a great time when we were with them-probably because just about everyone else was sick too!

Of course we had to try for the group shot of all the cousins...My kids never cooperate, this time it was Eve who wouldn't sit still.

Notice Cade's face as we get towards the end...

These three stayed to cuddle for a while after the photo shoot!

We had a big dinner to celebrate Mike's birthday before they headed home to Connecticut. It was suppose to be outside but it was snowing or raining or cold, or something... (I'm not paying attention to the weather anymore until I can wear a tank top for a week straight.)
I have no idea what is going on in this photo but

When we were eating cake, Madeline got COVERED in frosting and ice cream! It was adorable, but for the life for me, every time I went to take a photo something like this happened...

Or this...(proof even the photographer was sick as well, right?!)

The day after they left, the kids and I went on a big bike ride with Grandma and Grandpa R. and ended at a park. (Yes, Cade does live in the sweatshirt! It is his all time favorite at the moment.)

The nice big brother waiting to help Eve slide down the big slide in his lap...

Oh wait, he just put her there so he could push her down by herself...(thank god she is a dare devil too and doesn't mind)

The kids are so used to the big kid swings that they weren't quite sure about the toddler swings anymore. Unfortunately the"big" swings at this park were way too far off the ground, so they had to be in these.

Perhaps another reason why we named him Trash?...