Friday, April 23, 2010


I saw this bumper sticker yesterday and couldn't help but laugh. Sadly, for many of us, it is true!

Punish Men Severely

Friday, April 09, 2010

Easter Fun

This is what we woke up to on Easter morning. Luckily, the community Easter egg hunts were the day before. Of course it felt like it was this cold outside even though there wasn't any snow. What happened to spring?!

We went to two Easter egg hunts since they were right by our house and an hour apart. Both were over in 1-2 minutes. Joshua probably would have gotten no eggs except that he was on the far corner where no other kids were. The first hunt he had a hard time getting the eggs into his basket. He missed about 5 times with his first egg.

The second Easter hunt he only wanted one egg and the candy inside of it. Apparently we shouldn't have shown him there was candy in the eggs the previous hunt. He just kept asking to have his one egg opened so he could have the candy. When James encouraged him to put the egg in the basket and get some more, he went over to a nearby stranger and started asking her to open the egg for him! Silly boy. I guess if he was happy with just one egg then that's the important thing.

They also had a fire truck at the Easter egg hunt that Joshua (along with hundreds of other kids) had tons of fun playing on/around.

There was of course an Easter bunny to take photos with. Well, more of a chipmunk with bunny ears, but Joshua and the others kids didn't seem to mind.

At the first Easter hunt no one picked up the 0-3 year old prize for the golden eggs so someone gave it to Joshua. It pays to leave somewhere slowly sometimes.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

My little sewing adventure

For some reason Joshua's 2 and 3 year old flannel pajamas don't have a strap at the top to prevent a child from unzipping them. It took Joshua about 30 seconds to figure this out the first time we put him to bed in them this winter. Luckily he was pretty good about leaving his diaper on so although we often found a disrobed child when we checked on him before we went to bed each night, we didn't find a wet mess.

Although it took me an embarrassingly long time to do it, I finally bought some supplies and sewed on little strap that clasps shut to all his flannel pajamas. It worked like a charm! Of course there was the other option of cutting off the feet of his pajamas and putting them on backwards, but seeing as how a little hole in the toe of one of them distresses him beyond belief, I'm pretty sure this wouldn't have worked out.

On a side note, although this was a pretty simple task, I'm really proud of myself for doing it since I rarely sew anything. I don't even own a sewing machine. It was actually kind of fun to do so maybe there will be more sewing in my future...

Sunday, April 04, 2010

I'm sure many of you can relate...

"Silence may be golden but it's often also a warning that your three-year-old has got into your make-up drawer."

--Norma Sknockers

Friday, April 02, 2010

All bugs are friends to little kids

This little guy was walking around with something in his hand for several minutes the other day. I didn't think much of it until he came up to me and said "bug". I glanced down and was a bit surprised.

He was holding a wasp (at least I think that is what a wasp looks like)! I quickly, and as calmly as I could mutter, told him that bees were for looking at, not for touching.

So that's what we did the next ten minutes. We watched the wasp. Well, he watched the wasp and I watched him closely to make sure he didn't grab at its stinger.