Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Do we really need a dog?!

At our Father's Day dinner for my Grandpa this past week, my aunt & uncle brought their new puppy. Zachary just fell in love with it. I will admit that it was really cute but I am pretty sure that is only because it is little and I wouldn't feel the same way once it was grown. My beloved husband thinks that a puppy would be a great idea, I on the other hand am not sold. No matter how much help I am promised by boys and husband, it will be I that will be doing the training, feeding, cleaning, house breaking, etc. I am pretty sure that Ian has forgotten how many hours he works and that he won't really be able to help. So the dog debate goes on but here is a really cute picture of Zach with the puppy.

Almost cute enough to make me give in on getting a dog. Almost!!

Ben or Bernice

I have a very good friend that has three little girls around the same ages as my boys. We spend alot of time together. I a couple of weekends ago we had a garage sale together. Both my friend and I were in the garage running the sale and the kids were in and out of the house and backyard playing. Part way through the first morning I look up and Ben & Emma (who is not quite a year older than him) are standing in the door way dressed for tea!

He thought the red sparkle maryjanes were so cool!
That boy needs to spend more time with boys!

ER Visit

Because of the new sand, shovels came out of the shed and the boys were shoveling like crazy. I just knew that someone's toes were going to get chopped!
So as they were playing one night I hear the cry I had been waiting for but instead of the toes it was the head. Zach swung up as Ben bent down and the tip of the shovel caught him right between the eyes!

Surprisingly it didn't bleed very much but it was just wide enough that I wasn't sure it would need stitches or not. Ian had already gone to work and with it being between his eyes I decided to take him to the ER. So Grandma came and watched the other two boys while been & I made a trip to the ER, not his first visit but the first one for stitches.

He did a great job. Once we got there the doctors were able to push it together and "glue" it together so no stitches. Ben was very brave when we discussed the possibility of stitches on the way to the hospital but I think he was relieved that he didn't have to have any.

In the waiting room

Waiting for the doctor

All done & glued up!

Trip to the Zoo

We have a family membership to the zoo but hadn't gone in quite awhile. So on one of Ian's days off, before the weather turned hot, we made a visit. We were able to see several animals that usually are always hiding when we go to the zoo.


We got a couple of pickup loads of sand to fill the sandbox & it entertained the boys for hours. Apparently there is nothing better than fresh sand.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Visiting Uncle Jon

The first of May we went on a day trip to Uncle Jon's house to celebrate birthdays and Mother's Day. It was a fun day even if it rained most the trip. Visiting the park and painting flower pots kept the boys busy and happy.

Easter 2010

Coloring Easter Eggs

The boys were able to color Easter eggs this year with my family. I think Daddy & Papa had almost as much fun as they had.

Joe spent most of his time hiding in the blanket cabinet. It is one of his favorite places to play.

Grandma & Papa Cooper's April Visit

Grandma & Papa Cooper came for a visit to celebrate Josiah's birthday.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

March 2010

I know that haven't posted anything in a REALLY LONG TIME. I am going to try to do better. Here are some highlights from March.