Thursday, February 23, 2012

Different Definitions of “Clean”

This is a conversation I had with the boys at dinner yesterday that basically sums up the differences in their personalities perfectly…

I told the boys that if they ate their dinner they could have some dessert.  Ty finished his dinner and asked for some cake.  I said yes.  He handed me his dinner plate and said, “But I need a new plate, because this one is all dirty.”

Easton then pipes in and says, “Ty, you don’t need a new plate, just lick your plate like this (he begins licking his plate), and then it is all clean again.”

Ty said, “No, Eastie.  That’s gross.”

Let me just point out that my 3 year old is teaching my 6 year old about cleanliness and manners…pretty sure that should be flipped around.Casper_50

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Easton is 6!

I have a six year old.  I feel like I just keep getting more and more shocked every year, and time just keeps going faster and faster. 

Easton, on the other hand, is thrilled to be six.  Since we knew Ellie was going to be born so close to both the boys birthdays, we opted against any big parties.  Right before Ellie was born, we let Easton and Ty decide what they wanted to do to celebrate…they ultimately decided on a trip to the dinosaur museum.  We went on a weeknight, and we were literally the only people there.  So great.001005006010012017020021030042044046

Then on Easton’s actual birthday, we had a little family gathering with presents and cake.   This year Easton asked for a spider-man cake.  Again, I had plans to make an awesome spider-man cake, but again my laziness got the better of me so I resorted to spider-web cupcakes.  Easton is pretty much a spider-web drawing pro, so he was happy to help me out.005011He is so proud.013Ty had to help out too.015Our final product.

023We had some trick candles that turned out to be not so tricky.029Opened presents031Ty was real interested in all the opening of presents, and somehow managed to get his cute large head in most of the pictures035041047

Easton raked it in with all his gifts and had an overall great day! Happy Birthday Eastie Beastie!

Thursday, February 2, 2012


Suddenly there is a whole lot of pink in our house.  So much so, that Ty is convinced that Ellie’s name is not Ellie…it’s Pink.  He refuses to call her anything else.  So, Ty has officially given Ellie her first nickname—Pink.

Easton can’t seem to refrain from calling her “it”.  Every time he sees her he says, “It’s so cute.  Let’s keep it!” 

Here’s just an overload of pictures from the last week…079060093118135137Jesse and Lauren were real concerned about their germs.


She looks a lot like her brothers, but she surprised us with her dark brown hair.  She is sleeping really good.  She eats good, as long as it’s from a bottle…for some reason since day one, she has refused to nurse…it’s the only thing that makes her mad.  We are working on that…  When she is mad, the sure fire way to calm her down is lifting her in the air up and down…it works every time.  My official due date isn’t until Feb 6th, and I am so glad to not still be pregnant.  She is so sweet, and we just can’t get enough of her!