Monday, January 30, 2012

Loos Family

Loos girls and Kelner boys

I love Halle's faces in these pictures.  She definitely takes after her dad.  :)

Pretty Kaia.
Cute Deke

A few weekends ago the Loos family came down.  We so enjoy having them over. 

We had basketball tonight for Tyler.  When we got home, I made pizza for them and as we were sitting around the table, Ty begin to tell us about his day.  On the playground, they play chase and the girls chase the boys and lock them up and when the boys get free, they get revenge on the girls.  I asked Ty what he thought about this and he responded with: "I like being caught by the girls."  And so it begins.  
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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Christmas Morning Pictures

I got Ty a Packer's jersey for Christmas, but I couldn't resist teasing him by wrapping up a Patriots Jersey and giving that to him first.  He was a little surprised, but still so polite.  "Well, I like the Packers, but this is still nice." BTW, our boys apparently have an aversion to clothes.  They just don't like wearing P.J.'s

Finally, gave him his real gift.  He loved it!

Deke was super excited about all the Scooby stuff he got for Christmas.

Sorry, these are so late, but I guess better late than never.  We went to church today and the boys were both being a little rowdy.  Joel took Deacon to the back and Ty followed.   Ty is too old to stay back there and when they came back, he was being a little loud.  He wanted water and was running around the back a little bit.  It really annoyed me and when he got back to the pew, I shot him the "mom" look and mouthed "sit down and don't move".  He could tell I was not happy and he's now learning to read and write so he got the etch a sketch and wrote "I my sory mom."  Well, you just can't stay mad at that, so I gave him a hug and told him I loved him.  He then wrote: "Thank you"  and continued to write little notes to me all through the service.  It was still a bit distracting as he doesn't know how to spell all the words so he would ask me.  Some of his other notes were: "I will do 2 chores."  Haha.  I never make him do chores, but apparently he knows it will make me happy if he does them.   It was just too cute and he's reading skill are really coming along.  His teacher does routine assessments and his last one she highlighted all the words he knew and wrote "Wowza" on the assessment sheet.  Can you tell I'm a little proud of my guy?
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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Happy New Year


It is soooo gooood.

These were some funny pictures from New Year's.  The boys drank some sparkling grape juice and I showed them how to do toasts.  Ashley and Malissa came over to babysit for them so Joel and I could go out with some of our very close friends (Bradbergs and Polly).  The town may never be the same.  What a great way to ring in the New Year. 

We took the boys ice skating today.  Joel and I made the grave mistake of thinking that we could put on skates too and skate with the boys.  Yeah, that was not going to work and we figured that out pretty quickly once we couldn't get past the bridge without falling down.  We both took our skates off and put our boots back on so we could help the boys.  Tyler actually did pretty good without us. At least he skated better than either Joel or myself. 
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

So Tired

Deacon is trying to give up on his naps and for the most part, he's doing pretty good with that.  He can get a little crabby toward the end of the day, but even that is getting better.  On this day, he was up on the stool, eating a snack and just fell asleep.  I'm suprised that he didn't fall off the stool.
A typical weekend morning at our house.  Both boys tend to come to our bed around 7 in the morning.  I love it and I know it won't last too much longer.  

I'v decided to do a 1/2 Marathon in May.  I'm working really hard on increasing my mileage. Unfortuantely it's very cold up here so running outside is not an option for me.  So, I'm on the treadmill which I hate.  I'm slowly inching the mileage up there, but I think I may have developed shin splints, Ugh. 
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Thanksgiving Stone Soup

It is so hard to believe that Tyler is in Kindergarten.  They had a program before Thanksgiving that the parents were invited to and I was able to make it to it.  His teacher had made stone soup.  Apparently, you put a real stone in the soup and the person that gets this stone has good luck for the new year.  It took us a while to find the stone, but eventually somebody did get it. 
We had a quiet Thanksgiving with just the four of us.  A ton of food because I feel compelled to make everything that I would have had if I was home in Texas.  We had sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, ham, green beans and for desert, pecan pie and pumpkin pie.  Everything was so yummy and pretty much just Joel and I ate it.  Except the pie, the boys have no problem eating pie.  

Ty had swim lessons today and when I picked him up, his eyes were super red.  He wouldn't stop rubbing them and he said they were burning and this was two hours after swim lessons.  I'm going to have to go get hime goggles tomorrow if I can find any.
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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Snow Ball!

Ty and Daddy have a snowball fight!

Manny enjoys snowball fights too.  He loves to try to catch them.

If you won't throw me snowballs, I will catch the snow as you shovel it.

Adorable Deacon
Joel and the boys made a snowman.  

Earlier today we took the boys sledding.  It is amazing what a difference a year can make with these two.  Ty was able to use his snow board and slid down the big hill and stayed upright all the way down.  Deacon wanted to sled all by himself and loved it and the best thing of all, is they were both able to walk back up the hill with their sleds ON THEIR OWN!  YEAH!  No more carrying them up the hill.  It was pretty darn cold, but the boys loved it out there.  Deke did not want to quit.
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I'm back!

I love Deke's face!

Ty had no problem going to see Santa.  Deacon was too scared to sit in his lap, so he just stood by Daddy and yelled at Santa what he wanted.

Such a cutie!
It's been a while since I blogged, but I'll try to get everything caught up over the next few days.  I absolutely hate the computer that I currently have and its the one that hosts all the photos, so I tend to avoid using it as much as possible.  It is just impossibly slow and it does this jerky thing when you scroll down.  It also tends to overheat and will just shut down on me if I don't keep an ice pack on it.  Needless to say, I get very frustrated with it which is why I haven't been using it.  Too bad new computers are so darn expensive.  :)
Anyway, enough complaining about my computer. :) The boys have been doing great.  They pretty much got everything they wanted for Christmas and I did not go overboard on the toys.  They mainly got clothes from us and Ty did get a foosball table.  Technically, that's a family gift and we've all gotten a lot of use out of it.  Ty is pretty good at it and has no trouble beating me at the game.  He's been teaching Deke some of his moves and now they gang up on me when we play.  
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