Saturday, March 27, 2010

This Little Piggy

Bryce's rendition of "This Little Piggy" as told on Davis' toes:

This little piggy went to market,
This little piggy went to Wal-mart,
This little piggy went to Target,
This little piggy went to the grocery store,
And this little piggy went...
(big inhale)
"wee wee wee" all the way home.

...hearty chuckles from both boys....

Girls Weekend

Recently I was able to get away for a girls weekend. Woo-hoo! I met up with my college friends, Melissa and Jennifer, at Jennifer's house in Charlotte, North Carolina. We have remained close friends from those good ol' Tech days almost ten years ago now. Melissa is expecting her third little boy and Jennifer has a little girl that is just a few months older than Claire. It was a fun time of hanging out with the girls, shopping, and relaxing.

Melissa, Gretchen, Jennifer
(Gretchen holding Claire and Jennifer with Piper--notice their matching outfits)

Gretchen and Melissa
A big thanks to my mom for your help with the boys while I was away. Brian was super-dad for the weekend. He and the boys had a lot of fun together. I don't think I was missed at all!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Brotherly Love

While I am immensely enjoying the new experience of being a mom to a little girl, I still love being a mother of boys. It is especially fun watching the interaction between my boys and seeing the special relationship of brothers.

Recently Grant had a rough day at school. He usually loves going to school but on this particular day came home upset about the way another child had treated him and all around had just had a bad day. We talked about it and he cheered up quickly but Bryce took notice. Later that afternoon Bryce whispered in my ear that he wanted to write Grant a note that said "I love you" and hide it in his backpack. The next day, all on his own, Bryce cut out a piece of paper, found a pencil, and wrote a message to his big brother. He then had me put the note in Grant's backpack.

When Grant found the note he gave Bryce a tackle and tousled his hair, which (now that I am somewhat familiar with boy language) I interpreted as "I love you too."

Friday, March 12, 2010

Two Months and Too Cute!

Here are some recent photos of our Little Miss. Two months old now...

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

School Days, School Days, Dear Old Golden Rule Days

Grant did not give me his usual smile when he got off the bus yesterday after school. After saying hello he complained of a headache.
I told him I'd give him some medicine at home and casually commented that I hoped he wasn't getting the stomach virus.
"It's not the stomach virus, Mom," he told me. "It's the math virus."