Wednesday, June 22, 2011

baby lucas is (summer) school bound

my little man is off to pre-k summer school tomorrow.  this will be his first time in a classroom and...

i do not feel ready for it.

i will be able to sleep tonight because:

it's only for 4 hours.
it's only 3 days a week.
it's only for a month.
and, most importantly, it's with one of our most favorite people, miss mandy.

updates to follow...

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

profile: isaac

it has become necessary to record some recent notes about isaac.  why?  

reason 1:  he seems to be undergoing some kind of personality-growth spurt.

reason 2:  he finally fell asleep tonight after shouting, "i hate this family!"  and it broke my heart a bit.  

passionate declarations of all types are isaac-trademarks.  sometimes, the context is clear.  other times, like earlier today when he said,

"i cannot push people in holes!  in deep holes!"

it is less so.

one thing is for certain.  he has strong feelings that intersect sharply with a flair for the dramatic.  

also certain, his appearance on "inside the actor's studio" will be riveting.  

although i enjoy most of isaac's performance moments, his leading-man roles are the funniest, and most endearing.  

scene 1:  isaac takes my hand while riding in the car, nuzzles his face against my arm and says,

"i love having a crush on you."

scene 2:  isaac taps a tutor on the shoulder, and says,

"this little kangaroo is looking at you, holly."

holly:  "what little kangaroo?"

isaac smirks and hops up and down.  (seriously no idea where/how he came up with that...)

when not trying out pick-up lines, isaac likes to tell jokes and ask a lot of questions.

today's questions were tricky ones, like:

"what am i smelling right now?"


"why is that baby crying very far away from here?"

many of isaac's jokes are the result of accidents, or like a couple of weeks ago, serious questions...

isaac:  is soap disgusting?

me:  what?!?!  no!  soap is good!  

isaac (unmoved):  well, it's disgusting when you eat it.

and, you know, that seemed inarguable.  

also inarguable, i love having a crush on that kid.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

boys of summer

yesterday, auntie tia took us for our ride in her jeep, felix.  we couldn't fit lucas, so he stayed behind with oma.

the sun beat down.  the wind whipped our hair.  jacob asked to push the "close button" over and over again...

we got icees and drove back through loomis.

and i wanted summer to last forever.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

you spin me round

isaac commandeered jacob's neon glasses

as summer started to settle in today, we found ourselves:

listening to dead or alive.

eating root beer floats.

making a gigantic mess in every room.

and having a water bottle fight with one squirt bottle filled with water, and one filled with method antibacterial bathroom cleaner...

essentially, a water fight for germaphobes.

also worth noting, jacob is breaking in his "sleep boots" as i type this.

he was fitted for night splints a little over a month ago in the hopes that we can reduce his toe-walking.  although, i'll miss his tippy-toe-prance, i know that this is the right thing for him.  and i'm crossing my fingers that he will have sweet, sweet dreams while his rainbow-foam and car-printed splints work their stretching magic.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

welcome, summer

ok.  technically, it is not summer.

but school is out.

the sun finally showed up.

and, although we've never felt more scholarly...

we're going to go ahead and call it.

it's summer.

today, to mark our first day of vacation, i made the "big, pink cake" that i promised jacob.

dear summer, make a wish

admittedly, it's lacking in aesthetics.  but it made up for its homeliness with handfuls of chocolate goodness (handfuls is accurate because lucas and i ignored our forks).  

jacob sang a modified birthday song and cut the cake when i wasn't looking.  isaac ate his entire piece within seconds.  and lucas basically re-enacted his first birthday, including getting cake in his nose.  


isaac, wishing i would take the picture already
lucas, ditto isaac

cake + kids + sun + free(ish) time = welcome, summer.