Sunday, April 29, 2012

April Happenings ...

It's a little obvious from my lack of blogging that not only have we been keeping busy - but blogging hasn't been as much of a priority the past few months ... just so much going on.  I'd like to say I'm going to get better ... but I guess we'll have to see if I really DO get better with baby Chase about to be here :-)  One of my MAIN projects before Chase gets here was for me to get caught up on pictures and photo books.  I was about a year behind, but I'm happy to report, I am COMPLETELY caught up - so exciting! Now that I'm caught up there, I can concentrate a little more on blogging :-) 
Things are good, though.  We are staying busy, which is helping time just hurry on by.  It seems like a long time since I've seen Chris, but the day to day/week to week is cruising on by.  I can't believe May is 2 days away!  Busy is always good, SO here is a little of what we've been up to this month.  In addition, the boys spend every other weekend with Gram and Poppy and Aunt Katy, Aunt Becky, and Aunt Jenn, so they've been doing lots of fun things there, too.  The boys are missing Daddy ... but LOVING life and all the attention these days!  

We went to the National Zoo in DC with our friends the Leporatis.  Gina was our neighbor growing up on Toluca Road, so it was fun to get to spend a day with them!  Unfortunately, Mom was sick, so she wasn't able to go with us.  It was a beautiful day!  I didn't get too many pictures, b/c it was just so crowded (it was over Easter weekend), but here are just a couple.  
The kids are feeling what Tiger skin feels like .... 

Here we all are at the end of a FUN day at the Zoo :-)

I feel like they are getting SO tall :-)

If anyone has the iPhone4, you are familiar with Siri.  For those of you who don't know, Siri is a "program/woman" on the phone who gives you verbal answers to your verbal questions.  One night, the cable and internet was out, so Mom, Dad, and I were having fun with my iPhone - and asking Siri all sorts of questions - and she was giving us answers.  Here are a couple.  It was actually quite hilarious - all of it.

Cole is starting to really enjoy - and get really good at working puzzles, so we do LOTS and lots of puzzles these days.  This is a matching puzzle that he was working hard at :-)

Buzz and Woody :-)

Love this big boy!!  Is that the sweetest smile - or what?!

I think I was 32/33 weeks in this picture.  I'm totally losing track.

Lots and lots of Angry Birds .... Jake is learning to build it himself, too - and getting pretty good.

Practicing soccer one afternoon w/ Papa Dee.

Jake and Papa Dee as Cowboys :-)

Marine Corps Playground picnic with "Miss" Valerie, Elise, and James one BEAUTIFUL, hot afternoon.

They LOVE to swing - especially Jake.

Attempting a "group picture" :-)

Cole getting a haircut.  He's such a BIG BOY ... He hopped right on up there - and loved it :-)

Doesn't get much more precious!!!

So, Jake tends to be Papa Dee's shadow (and Poppy's shadow at his house).  One day, my Dad was on the phone - and I noticed Jake sitting right next to him, talking on his "pretend" phone - and Jake was literally repeating EVERYTHING my Dad was saying.  It was pretty hysterical.  You always know that where Papa Dee is, Jake won't be too far behind (and like I said, the very same with Poppy)!

Getting a picture to try to send to Daddy :-)

Chef Jake :-)

Building "things" at his work bench at Gram and Poppy's house ...

Cuteness ....

Silliness ....

Playing together :-)  It was so sweet for the 3 minutes that it lasted - ha!

Jake and Cole's first trip to Mike's American Grill.  YUM!!!!!!

Jake's new haircut.  He went with Poppy :-)  So so handsome!!  I always feel the boys look so much older when they get their haircut!

Helping Poppy fix the railing ....

Cow face made at school :-)

Marine Corps Playground picnic one evening with Aunt Jenn, Aunt Becky, and Aunt Katy.  I love picnic nights ... and I love this picture ... and I love all of them!!!

And of course SILLY FACES have to be involved!!

Helping Poppy remove the liner in Daddy's truck, so a new liner can be installed :-)

Jake and Cole wearing Daddy's Auburn Tiger hats, while riding in his truck with Poppy ... They are going to be so excited when Daddy gets home!!!

As you can see .... very BUSY ... but having SO MUCH FUN!!!

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