Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Beating the Habit

A neighbor stopped by today and we chatted at the door for ten minutes. Who knew how productive a 3 year old can be in ten minutes when you take:
3 SEALED packages of gum
1 gum chewing obsessed preschooler
and a distracted mom...
Here is the damage

All three packages skillfully opened and dismantled through out my car
5 pieces of partially chewed gum
another piece shoved quickly into his mouth when he saw me!!

These boys will keep me on my toes! Although to his credit, he is trying to break a nasty binki habit and a little gum chewing has proven to fill the void during a sensitive transition time! ;)

So instead of getting pictures that look like this:

We are starting to get more pictures that look like this:

Keep at it little man! We love the smile! Just take it easy on the gum!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Cousins & Cottage Grove

Kyle and I had the opportunity to whisk our little nephew away with us camping this last weekend at Cottage Grove. Collin was ecstatic as his cousin is just a year ahead of him and just the right age to camp with. The boys got their own tent and spent ever ounce of energy during the day trying to out do the other on the water.

A look out at the reservoir at the campground

Picture of the boys. Sadly, it was just before this picture that poor Brody got his fourth - yes, i said fourth, bee sting of the trip.

Hit it!

Surfin' Dudes

Jumping competition ...canon balls, belly flops, biggest splash!

Boys were back on the water the next morning by 10am before we left!

Another great summer adventure!