Thursday, February 25, 2010

What Makes It All Worth It...

This week has been another doozie. Both kids sick, another snowstorm, and this morning, Nick woke up and came downstairs with his right eye swollen shut. Mind you I went to the dr. yesterday to have him checked before the storm today, got medicine just in case we needed it, and here we were having to go back to the doctor. I cried of course, but then got in the car and drove while praying for the first time in snow to get him rechecked. It turned out to be a sinus infection that impacted his eye. Poor guy. Needless to say, we spent the day having fun indoors, however, Mommy is more than ready for Daddy to come home.

Tonight, I was tucking him in and giving hugs and kisses. Nicholas said, "Mommy, I love you more than racecars." I told him how much that meant to me and then he said, "Mommy, I love you more than Ocean City." I laughed and then he said, "Mommy, I love you more than ice cream too."

Kids know just what we need. They take care of us too. I love being a mom. There is nothing like it in the world.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Blessings of February

We have one more week of Daddy being away to get through. We are ready for him to be home full time. We miss him so much.

Daddy was away for the third blizzard of this year and we luckily didn't lose power. We didn't get outside to play either, because Mommy was not able to shovel with two kids going crazy inside. Daddy took care of it when he got home and there was plenty of snow still left to play in. However, Mommy and the boys made "snow pudding" and enjoyed our time inside! Nick will tell you how to make it in the video.

Valentine's Day was also fun for us despite the snow. Nick's school party was postponed so he was a bit bummed about it. However, we had tons of fun at home with everything heart shaped and filled with chocolate!

Nick's shirt says it all!

Boys enjoying heart shaped chocolate chip pancakes and pears for breakfast.

Nick eating the melted chocolate for our chocolate/marshmallow sandwiches for lunch.
(No one said V-day was healthy!)

Nate is almost done taking the sandwich apart!

Dinner last year was spaghetti and heart shaped meatballs.
This year Mommy was not up for that.
Instead, the boys got heart shaped "sweet potatoes on a tray."
(Sweet potatoes "on a tray" is taking the already done potato, slicing it thin, and putting it in the oven with butter and brown sugar on top--
my Grandma Rose's specialty that I used to beg for as a child!)

Baby John and Aunt Francesca visited us this past week. We had a great lazy time together. John is so adorable and already smiling and cooing. Nate was enthralled with him although he was in time-out once for kicking him. It is hard not to laugh at him since he just turned 18 months today and he acts like he is going on 3. Make sure to watch the video of him and the baby. It is too cute.

Align CenterThe next two videos captures the best of the boys. First, Nick is imitating me "stomping" to Nate to get kisses. It is too adorable. Second, we did not teach Nate to sing "Born in the USA." We caught him doing this and I ran to get the camera. What 18 month old do you know that can sing it? I am a proud Mama of a Boss fan. We are raising this boy right!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

A Prayer....

Here is a quick video of Nate. Nick had already said our prayer before dinner, but I always forget to have the camera ready.... so we quick prayed again. Nate is adorable!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Enough Already....

So I am done with the snow. Nick isn't, but I am. The big day planned by my husband for my birthday was taken away in a blizzard. Now with the third round of snow, we have had at least two days off from school and Matt's of course away at training in southern Virginia. Such is life. Needless to say, here are some pictures from the past month. Stay safe and warm everyone!

My big boy in his Elmo pajamas.

At the Philadelphia Auto Show. The boys had a great time!

Soon, they will be off doing boy things and Mommy will be left in the dust.

Nick taking Daddy for a dream drive.

The two cutest boys.

My Birthday Blizzard. Nate lasted 10 minutes.

Mommy's birthday cake made by Daddy and Nick.

Nate after the destruction of cake.

Nate when we told him that the cake was being put away.

Nick with his heart sugar cookie tonight. We had plenty of time inside to make the dough, chill it, roll it, cut it, frost and sprinkle it!