Our Little Boogers

Sharing our lives: two kids, two full-time jobs, one old house, and plenty of love and laughter. And baseball.

Friday, June 29, 2012


The little dude snuggled up with me tonight to watch videos of trains and kids' songs on the iPad (it's in my lap). It was pretty awesome.
What a cuddlebunny!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


I had an illuminating chat with the little stinkpot's daycare teachers today. Apparently there is a fungus in one corner of the playground that the kids were trying to eat-- and it kind of looks like poop. So THAT's why the little guy told us that we shouldn't eat poop.
Anyway, this handsome little dude rocked at swimming lessons tonight and put his face underwater like a champ. I didn't even get my ankles wet because I'm still traumatized from how cold it was last night. Lessons end tomorrow... It'll be nice to have our evenings back, but I think we'll all miss it, too.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Up to No Good

This is the face of a string-cheese loving child who hid his daddy's car keys in a rarely worn shoe at the back of the closet:
Don't let him out of your sight!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Pearls of Wisdom

The little booger has been entertaining us lately with little nuggets of wisdom he's picked up somewhere. Everything he says is true... but I'm a bit concerned as to why it needed to be said. Tonight he told us very seriously "Do NOT poke yourself in the eye. You'll get a boo-boo." A couple of weeks ago he said "Don't eat your poop. That's yucky." Also true, but really? Who had to be told that?
Awaiting his next piece of wisdom.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Pedis for Everyone!

I painted my toenails this morning before church-- my old polish was pretty chipped and I wanted to wear sandals. Well, it's monkey see, monkey do at our house. Ta-daa!
 Eric is thrilled.

In other news, the little boog can turn on the hose now! This means letting the little guy play in our new sprinkler is fairly hands off for Eric and me.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

More Swimming!

Sorry for the lack of posting this week... we've been swimming. We took advantage of our free-pool-entry-while-in-swimming-lessons today and (surprise!) went to the pool. The little booger *finally* jumped in the water!
He really enjoyed the 2' section-- he could easily reach the bottom and climb out all by himself.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Swimming Lessons!

Tonight was the little guy's third night of swimming lessons. They learned how to lay on their stomachs (and their backs) and kick.
 They also got to go down the water slide!
He might jump off the diving board (with a life jacket on, of course) tomorrow. I don't know if he'll go for it, but you never know!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


The little booger is starting to make some crazy faces at us. I got pictures of two of them Saturday morning. Here's his "Mo-om, you're SO weird" face:
And here's his scrunchy face:
What a handsome guy!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Playground Fun

We helped throw a baby shower for some very awesome friends of ours on Saturday. There was a playground right next to the picnic shelter, so all the kids at the shower had fun trying not to burn themselves on the old school metal slide.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Watering the Lawn

It's been hot and dry lately (I love it), so Eric watered the lawn yesterday morning. The little booger ran inside, changed into his swimsuit, and had a blast playing with the hose.
Happy Fathers' Day!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Ah, Summertime

We celebrated the little dude's FOURTH STRAIGHT DAY OF NO POTTY ACCIDENTS AT DAYCARE (!!!!!!) by going out for ice cream! (!!!!) We got to eat sitting outside in the sun. Mmmmmm. The little booger  enjoyed himself, but he wasn't a fan of getting his picture taken.
Already with the attitude. Yeesh.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wet Wednesday!

Now that it's summer, it's time for Wet Wednesdays at daycare! The little booger picked out his own swim trunks and rash guard, and he's insisting on wearing his way-too-small water shoes from last summer. This is how he wanted to pose for me this morning:
I really need to wash those windows...

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


I scored a kid-sized plastic basketball hoop at our neighborhood's garage sale for three bucks. The little booger LOVES it. Our neighbors gave him a little basketball, too, which was awesome. He's spending a lot of time outside shooting hoops!
Poor Beau is afraid of the hoop (and the potted plants, the grill, the chairs, the rabbit figurine, etc.), so his outside time is looking more like this these days:

Monday, June 11, 2012


We went to a cute park and had a picnic with some friends on Sunday. The little guy had a blast playing with two very well-behaved dogs (not ours) and on the massive playground. He was barefoot for most of it and he ended up absolutely filthy.
Luckily he's willing to shower these days, so we didn't have to clean the tub when he was done!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Busy Saturday!

We went to an art festival in the early afternoon and a youth baseball game (nine and ten year olds) in the evening today! We followed that up with a quick trip to Chick-Fil-A for dinner. Whew!

Here's the little guy enjoying some fresh-squeezed lemonade at the festival. There was live music, too.
He also got to decorate an airplane.
It was a gorgeous day, so the walk back to the car was really pleasant.
The little booger hijacked the camera and took his own pictures at the baseball game. I think he was inspired by the festival earlier in the day... his pictures cracked me up!
He's such an artiste. Hope your weekend is going well, too!

Thursday, June 7, 2012


The little guy just figured out how to open ziploc bags. So, tonight he got one out of the kitchen drawer and filled it with grass! What?

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

You've Got A Friend

The little guy has a little doll action figure that he calls The Guy. Here's a picture of our little dude and The Guy, sitting on our bench waiting for dinner.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Cow!

Our local Chick-Fil-A had a luau last night as a summer kick-off. We went, had a blast, and forgot to bring the camera. So instead of actual pictures from the luau, here's my terrible attempt at interviewing the kid about our evening. I hope you speak toddler!

Monday, June 4, 2012

As for this one...

She's on antibiotics and seems to be doing better today. She was supposed to fast all day, but she ate Eric's sandwich at lunchtime. Whoops!

Growing Up

He's already so corporate.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

No Idea

We didn't get any pictures of the little boog this weekend, so I searched back and found this unpublished photo:

I have no idea what he was doing when his momma took this picture but he is the goofiest little fella I know.  (I think he might not have anything on under that blanket!)  Granted, I don't know many 2 1/2 year olds, but this one is crazy.

In sad news, we are getting ready to take the big dog to the vet.  She's not been feeling well for a week and we are a little worried.  Why do the dogs always get bad during emergency hours?

Friday, June 1, 2012

Finger Licking Awful?

The little stinkpot is TERRIBLE at licking his fingers.
It's kind of hilarious, though... so I hope he doesn't get better at it for a while.