Last Sunday after church, Bob and I attempted to take some pictures of the kids for an address change card. Let's just say the photo shoot was less than inspired and full of crying. I was unable to procure a picture in the Klein/Gabriel school - in the box wearing job/location appropriate attire. Oh well, maybe for our next move.
Ryan refuses to get inside the box at all, & don't even think about making him wear a hat that is not a Rangers hat.
Since it's been pretty rainy here this month, we've had to find several indoor activities that are not watching TV (primarily the Lion King or PBSkids). James and Michael really liked painting. They did several pictures each. Thanks to Tawnya & Courtney, we have lots of cool paints to use.
Michael is also a great painter, but he prefers to paint his hands and face. Maybe he's going to be a mime or a clown. Either way, he's going to be brilliant. He can say all the letters in his name without any prompting with the exception of H which he says is an L. He's always reading and can identify all of the basic colors - we are currently working on gray. His favorite color is yellow, and he likes to read "yellow books."
Ryan is telling us all about those acorns he found. They are seeds from that tree over there. Thanks Cat in the Hat for teaching us about seeds.
Michael tries to hang up his old swing. The boys love the new swing set, but they do miss their old swings. I'm trying to figure out if we can find a cheap A-frame to hang them from so that they can all swing at the same time again. Hello craigslist, remember me?
Ryan attempts to play both golf and fly through the air on his swing.
Michael (after splashing around in the water collected in various receptacles around the yard) takes his turn on the swing.
James sporting his swinging skills. He can't get much height, but he sure does spend LOTS of time soaring through the air both semi-upright and prone.
My sweet little Michael likes to put all kinds of crazy disgusting things in his mouth. He routinely eats sand and here he is pretending (thankfully) to drink rainwater out of his splash table. After he would put his face near the water, he would stand up and say...
"tasty delicious!!" He also likes to pretend he's the cookie monster and eat his food like a maniac.