Sunday, July 22, 2012

Bumper Boats

Alek and his friends have been enjoying the heck out of the pool this summer, so I'm glad that we decided to put it up after all. Mikah has been slow to warm up to swimming, and Lukas has been almost impossible to get into the pool. I guess our next door neighbour noticed, and he brought over a present for the little boys today. He thought these motorized water-gun boats might entice them to get in the pool.

And boy did they! Check out these happy little faces. I think they spent about an hour cruising the water. And wow, do my boys have good aim. I was starting to tell Mikah not to squirt me because I was going to be taking some pictures, and the little fart squirted me right in the mouth! Yuck! Salt water does not taste the greatest.

Monday, July 16, 2012

New Family Members

We recently had two new additions to our family. Naming them took awhile, and eventually I just gave in to the silly names that the kids wanted them to have. Their names kind of remind me of this craziness from Friends...

So, here are...

            Nibbler Cute Yum-Yums                    and            Zoidberg Yum-Yums Cute

Obviously we haven't been as vigilant about television monitoring as we should have been. Can you tell what parts of their names Lukas had a say in???

They are really sweet (for the most part), and we're really happy to cuddle them and watch them cavort crazily through out the the house (usually).

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Pre-School Grad 2012

Mikah and Lukas had their last day of pre-school on June 26th. The teachers they had this year were awesome! I'm amazed at all of the outings they planned and all of the learning that went on in the classroom. Both of my boys are able to print their first and last name, and copy most other letters. Lukas also learned how to write Lloyd (wonder why LOL), and Lev. The boys sang quite a few songs to us, and really like to do interpretive dances to the songs that they practiced at school. Unfortunately, neither of my boys would have received a participation award because they sure don't like to show that they are enjoying school at all when they are there. Ugh. I literally had to show their teachers pictures of them smiling and videos of them singing the songs at home just so that they would know that the boys could do those things. We had many laughs over the year about the ridiculousness of Mikah and Lukas :)

The boys did tend to loosen up over the year though (somewhat, and sometimes unfortunately); and we're really looking forward to seeing how much they grow next year when they are finally separated for part of every day. Who knows, a participation award might even be in their futures!

Here are some pictures of their first and last days of Pre-School...

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

At the knee of the Master

I was going through some pictures today and I found these ones that I forgot to post. I think these were taken last year on one of the many visits to Grandma and Grandpa O's.

The boys had quite a little band going with their grandpa. The love that the boys have for their grandpa sure is evident in their eyes. It was a magical experience :)

This was taken just minutes after pulling out of their driveway. I love that they still had the flowers that their grandma gave them gripped tight in their little hands. On a side-note, I love the trips that start with two passed out little boys - it makes for a much more pleasant traveling experience.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Overheard From the back of the Van

"I've finally figured it out mom! Air tastes just like water, and I know it because I just had a lick!" ~Lukas