Saturday, May 23, 2009


So, I have been out of homemade strawberry jam for a LONG time now! And we finally picked a day to go and pick some strawberries with the boys! I figured they would have a good time running around, eating strawberries, getting filthy, you know... theyre boys!

But I really had no idea exactly what I was getting into!

It took us like 2 hours to pick 4 buckets. Rylan only wanted to be held- he didnt like all the mud in the aisles. And Caden had to be watched constantly, because he especially liked the GREEN strawberries, and the ROTTEN ones! Nevertheless, we had a good time, got some good strawberries to make some jam, and some great pictures!

Today's Rylan-ism

So, I truly believe that Rylan is the sweetest child I have ever seen. He will share ANY toy, ANY drink, ANY food that Caden wants him to.

For instance- today, Rylan had been out with my mom to run some errands. They stopped at McDonalds for lunch. He brought home some left-over chicken nuggets and fries. We put him into his chair, next to where Caden had been eating (or shall I say, NOT eating) his lunch, carrots and sandwiches. Rylan looks at Cadens tray, and GIVES him a nugget and some fries! HOW CUTE IS THAT!

HOWEVER... Rylan can also be a vicious little thing... most of the time when caden steals toys, or whatever, rylan just sits and takes it... but other times, he turns into Mr Hyde and BAM! Takes a chunk out of Cadens leg, arm, neck, whatever is closest and just clams down with his piranha like teeth!

Bottom line is this- Rylan is 90% the sweetest thing you ever saw, and 10% Get Those Teeth Away From Me!!!!

But I love him just the same!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Today's Caden-ism!

So I know I need to start a notebook to write in all of the cute things that the boys do and say. Well I havent gotten one yet, so I thought I would write it in here!

So Caden LOVES to eat chalk (and candles, and crayons, and anything wax, and rocks, and dirt, etc)- but he knows that when I catch him with it in his mouth it goes bye-bye. I'm hoping that it will work!

So yesterday, I am lounging in my bathing suit in the sun, Ethan's in his jumper, and Caden and Rylan are coloring with chalk on the patio. Two minutes later, I open my eyes, and Caden is over in the side yard, playing with the wheels on the trash cans (of course), with the bright orange chalk in his mouth.

I call his name out... he looks at me, IMMEDIATELY takes the chalk out of his mouth, bends over, and starts randomly coloring as fast as he can!!! And then stands back up and looks at me...

As if to say,

ITS OK, MOM!!! Im coloring, coloring, coloring, can you see?... DONT TAKE IT AWAY!"

That little stinker! Anyways, it was cute, so I thought I'd put it up!