Monday, March 28, 2011


It seems we've added two more dogs to our family. They are super cute with blond hair and blue eyes well trained.

The big guy, in the middle, goes in there to get away from the kids. He looks pleased to be sharing his spot, doesn't he?

She's not amused. It's her crate.

Friday, March 25, 2011


The kids have been spending a lot of time outside with the beautiful weather. Bohdan walks in with his pants down around his ankles and his shirt up. He's potty trained now, so I'm concerned about what he's been doing. Our conversation goes like this:

Me: Did you pee outside?

Bohdan: No.

Me: Then why are your pants down?

Bohdan: I got pee on my shirt; see?

Me: So you peed outside?

Bohdan: No

Me: Then how did you get pee on your shirt?

Bohdan: Making cake.


Me: You PEED in the dirt to make MUD????

Bohdan: *sweetest expression possible* yeah.

Conclusion: A shirt with a bit of pee on it is no good, but making mud with pee is just fine.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Pink Playhouses and Worms

Last summer, we bought the boys a playhouse at a garage sale. Yes, it's pink and blue and kitchen-y, but the boys love it. They quickly dirtied it up, squished down the roof climbing on it and figured out how to rig a slide to get off.

We put it in the backyard thinking that we would drag it from spot to spot so it wouldn't kill the grass. Riiiight. Where do you think the boys got the mud from? The floor of the unmoved playhouse.

Since we are selling our house and paying to have the lawn treated, we moved it to a spot we are going to mulch over anyway.

It's right near the birdfeeders. You can see Bohdan is happy with it's new home.

When we moved it we found this in the sink.
Yup, they have a worm colony in the sink.


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Pop's Birthday

Today is Pop's Birthday and Stasiu sent him birthday wishes.

The Boy Turns 40

Last weekend we went to my brother's house for his 40th birthday party. We had a wonderful time there celebrating and meeting his girlfriend's family.

On the way down, Bohdan kept insisting he wasn't tired.


Rob and Renee have a kinect for the girls. Here, Ashlyn is showing Bohdan how it works.

If one noisemaker is good, two is better.

Making new friends.

Taylor and Stasiu trying the kinect.

Birthday cake is always better when home made.

Rob even cooked at his own party. What a host!

Double fisting the chips.

Renee put beautiful flowers on the table.

You know how I love to take pictures of flowers.

Taylor, Rob and Stasiu.

Patiently waiting for cake.

We also had puppies! Meet Cosmo

And Jazzy!

We had a great time, loved meeting Renee's family and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

Happy Birthday, Rob!!! We love you!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Birthday Party for a Sweet Girl

On Saturday the boys and I went to a birthday party for one of our favorite girls, Marialice. We had a great time playing on the inside swing sets and running around like crazy.

This is Lucas, her big brother.

Bohdan on the swing.

The boys on the tire swing.

Her baby sister, Penny. Isn't she cute?

The birthday girl!

He's got red cheeks from playing so hard.

Saturday, March 5, 2011