Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


It's been very exciting around our house the last couple of weeks. More specifically, it's been very exciting in the backyard!

Starting out...

Now there's a house!

And a climbing wall, and a slide!

Can't keep the kids at bay any longer

Whoa! That slide is fast!

Breaking in the wall

Loving the slide! And is that someone else trying the climbing wall!?!?

Sure is, and he can do it, too!

Now we have swings!

This car swing is great to have your brother push you in

And all finished!

I'm so happy we decided to get a playset. I have a feeling the boys are going to be spending a lot of time out there this summer! DT gets sad if he doesn't have time to go out to his "playground" before bed. TT usually takes pity on him and lets him get a slide or two in.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Knights of the Backyard

Friday, LT has "Castle Day" in Kindergarten. The boys need knights' tunics, basically a rectangle of fabric with a hole for the head. I had an idea of adding a little extra. I scrounged up some scraps, with the main part left from DT's card table playhouse, and I think they came our very cute. Of course, I had to make one for DT, too. There was one measuring mishap, but luckily I had a second stash of gray felt from LT's panda costume (Halloween #3).

Our Knights had to make due with a lightsaber. I was sure we had some foam swords somewhere, but perhaps we left them at Auntie C's.

LT was enamoured with his outfit and wore it for quite some time while playing in the backyard. DT, not so much. He just wanted the picture and then off with it!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Mother's Day

TT & the boys took me out for a very nice brunch for Mother's Day. I must say TT did a nice job finding one that was free for 5 and under instead of under 5. After our breakfast, we planned to walk over to the art musuem for a special day of music & crafts, only it was pouring rain. So we killed some time on some groovy chairs in the hotel lobby and soon enough it was a beautiful day. I really wanted some pictures of me and the boys. We tried. It's like herding cattle. I imagine, anyways.

Eventually, TT moved on to a more cooperative subject.

Happy belated Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Sandy Boys

We went down to the beach last weekend ... along with everyone else. I wanted to get a picture of the boys in these nice outfits Grandma & Grandpa T got them in Hawaii. This is the best we managed. Okay, we didn't try all that hard. Too busy enjoying the beautiful day.