Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
The boys are so different in so many ways - from their looks to their personalities. But when you meet them at the same time, people comment on their eyes. Sammy has such light blue eyes (the picture doesn't do them justice) and Roo has such dark brown eyes. It is good to have such two different individuals...sometimes.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Pictures beginning in the upper left hand corner: Roo ready for a water balloon fight, the boys' first lemonade stand (lasted a good 5 minutes), Sam jumping through a fountain at a park, the boys getting ready to race down the slip-and-slide (Sam pull up your trunks - a common summer phrase), Roo on our friend's boat, Sam's master piece of Mr. Potato Head with sidewalk chalk, Sam hanging on his boogie board in the backyard inflatable pool, Roo getting a ride from Sam and Sam jumping into the lake at their cousin's lake house.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Yoda thought I should snap a picture of the two enemies posed together. What cracks me up is that Yoda thought the enemies should be friends for the picture and hold hands...notice Yoda must still crouch down. (You have got to love that Sam just goes with what Roo wants him to do..)
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
The boys playing Army men at the bottom of the stairs. Roo insisted on wearing his fashionable Batman muscle shirt.
No weekend is complete without the flying of paper airplanes. I was impressed that I caught Big Brother 2's in the air!
All 4 boys showing off the pj's and their airplanes. Little Brother 2 has got the Vogue look going for him. When I was looking at this photo, I noticed for the first time, that all the boys have baby blue eyes, except for Roo - he is always doing his own thing!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Well, Roo was into this too. He pointed out to a few little Lego numbers that he thought would be good to get. So the boys head to their piggy banks to count and gather their money. Sammy comes back with his...no problem, he is a little saver.
Roo came back with his and had a whooping five dollars in his bank. Well, Sammy could NOT believe this...Nanny had given them money several times for birthdays and gifts and change from her purse. "ROO - WHAT DID YOU DO WITH YOUR MONEY?" insisted Sammy.
Meanwhile, I was in the other room while the 2 boys were having this conversation. When Sam counted Roo's money, and announced the amount, I said very quietly to myself, "Oh Sh..." because I suddenly remember that I had just cleaned out Roo's room and took a lot of things to Goodwill. Roo had two piggy banks on his dresser and who really needs two piggy banks? So I shook both of the piggy banks, the monkey one had money in it - I heard the change. And the other...well, it didn't make any sound. I just assumed it was empty - NOT FULL OF HIS BILLS!!
So, to make a long story short, I took Roo's piggy bank, the extra one, the one full of bills, to Goodwill. I had to tell Sam this so he would back off of Roo. "Well then, mom. You owe Roo 20 dollars." "How do you get twenty?" I asked. "Because that has to be the least amount that was in there. He has been alive for 3 years." "Okay," I said, agreeing to this logic.
After that, we were off to the store, money in hand, (Roo's in my purse) to purchase some new Legos...great day...the entire lesson was to teach Sammy how money doesn't grow on trees, and it ended up costing ME $20.00!!
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
If you have not seen the movie A Christmas Story (you'll shoot your eye out!) then you won't understand the picture...so I will try to explain...in the movie there is a little boy named Randy...a lot like Roo...Randy gets bundled up to go outside. He is SO bundled that he can't even put his arms down and he is said to look like a stuffed tic! Well, Randy falls down and just rolls back and forth in the snow because he is so "stuffed" that he can't even get off the floor by himself. So, that explains the "Randy Roll" that R0o to demonstrating. It just makes a mom so proud...
This is a picture of our backyard...in front of the play set there is a large retaining wall with a flower bed and steps leading to the play set. (you can just see the corner of the wall on the left side.) Notice there is no footsteps out in the backyard. The boys haven't been out to play for THREE days due to the -100 weather we are having!! (Never got that lawn furniture in either...see lower right hand corner - I wonder if it will crack?)
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
This is a picture that I think will always be one of my all time favorite pictures. It was taken in 2006, during one of those times when we were all just messing around taking pictures and trying to catch ourselves "in motion." I laid on the floor and the boys jumped off the bed. We decided to have Sammy stand close to me and JB jump off the bed. At this angle it looks as if he is about to touch the ceiling. In reality, he barely cleared the bed....have more "action" photos from over the years that I will post sometime...they do make me LOL!!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
Oh - thanks to my dad for letting me borrow one of his zoom lenses for my camera...it worked awesomely and I got some great shots!!!