Some pics that needed to be shared!

Last week Evrett had his “Beary Special Day” at his preschool. Every kid gets one day for this and they do the usual picture board, getting to be line leader, etc stuff. I’ve posted the photos he chose for his little ‘all about Evrett’ poster just because they’re cute. Enjoy!!!

We have here, from starting from the top and moving across each line: Evrett as a baby(to compare with how he looks now, which the teachers like to do); Evrett wrestling his cousin Cole; our family taken just last week and including Bailey the wonder dog, as well as Evrett’s teddy bear and Ben’s stuffed puppy; our boys with their cousin Jake and their uncles Brian and Adam; Evrett and Ben being super heroes for Halloween; and Evrett in his own ‘homemade’ super hero outfit complete with gloves, boots, mask and underwear on the outside because Mr. Incredible and Superman have that. He’s a weirdo, but he’s our very own adorable little weirdo and we wouldn’t trade him for the world!

This is weird right?

Yesterday we had to be out of our house part of the day, so some men could finish repairing our sewer line. So despite a Ben’s fever and my lack of desire to haul him around town we packed up and went to a nearby coffee house for some breakfast and time-killing. While we were there a cat wandered into the shop from the adjoining shop next door. Ben usually loves all animals, especially dogs and cats, so I was more than a little shocked when my poor little guy took one look at the feline and began to scream in absolute terror!! It should be noted the cat itself was doing nothing menacing or odd, just walking around on the floor about 4 feet away. I felt sorry for it, actually, since Ben’s piercing shrieks frightened it so thoroughly that it spread all 4 legs out in fear and then disappeared back into its own shop at lightning speed and did not return. Benett switched from screaming to sobbing fairly fast, but took several minutes to calm down even though I held him and rocked him and did all manner of soothing Mommy-esque things.

So that’s a bit odd, even for my kids.

Well it’s almost done

The boys just have some painting left before they can play on it non-stop. They’ve already had a nice time on it pretty much all day Monday and didn’t even get any splinters. So far so good–and it was really really good for Evrett to have the extended time with Daddy. He’s still a bit needy but is a little more reasonable about it.  He is also very very excited to have any and all his friends over to play on it, apparently every day for the rest of his childhood. So let us know if your little ones are in need of a play date, because he’s all for it!

We’ll let you know how this goes. . .

So lately Evrett has been acting a bit forlorn and working harder than usual to get our attentions. So today Ross and I decided he needs a special project for “big boys”. He and Daddy are going to build him a ‘real’ pirate ship for the yard to go along with his rope swing.(Like a playhouse, but Evrett-style) The weather is supposed to be great today, and the rest of the week so he’ll have lots of time to play in it. I’m not sure exactly how this little endeavor will turn out but we’ll try to keep you posted.  Have a great Sunday folks!