Friday, January 25, 2013

Sick Day

Ay yi yi. What a week. Last Thursday was a doctor's apointment for Milo for an eye infection and sinus infection. He passed both on to me. Wednesday, Lucas had oral surgery. Thankfully he's healing up and is much less swollen today. Milo started throwing up on Wednesday and spiked a fever. Yesteray I had a fever, too, but so far have kept all my food down where it belongs. Levi seems to have escaped everything except for the eye infection. We all look pretty pitiful.

I'm so glad it is Friday. I feel like if I can just get some rest maybe I can kick the last of this sinus infection. It really took me down. I'm still in a lot of pain from it.

Cuddled up with Netflix.  It looks like they are deeply enthralled in some heavily nuanced politico documentary but really they are just watching Blues Clues.
I told them to look like they were sick.  The expressions are a put-on but you just can't fake that skin pallor.

During rest-time Levi constructed a fort.  He used some peg-board (this one, in fact.  He had removed all of those screws!), paperclips, a fleece, and a bungee cord.

Milo's had a rough time.  Poor kid has needed a lot of cuddles this week.  Here he's getting ready to nap in his brother's bed because his bed has no sheets or pillows.  They are all in the washer.  Again.  I feel as if I need a Lysol bath.

Still has some sweet smiles for me even though he's struggling.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Bear Beware

Little boys and guns- this baffles me.  Levi and Milo have practically zero exposure to them but you wouldn't know it to see them play.  I think all they know about guns might have been gleaned from looking at plastic army figurines.

Here they are using the fireplace logs as guns. They are valiantly protecting me from a wild bear. Check out their respective glares. Those are bear-shooting expressions.

Sunday, January 20, 2013


A busy week here. Milo and I came down with a pretty nasty bug of some sorts. On the up side, there were a few afternoons of really nice weather. The boys loved being reunited with their riding toys.

Levi took the wood stacked by our fireplace and arranged them like this.  Then he requested some yarn or twine.  "I want to make a raft."  He declared.  I love the ideas he comes up with.  I also love that he has a Daddy that will offer some guidance with raft building.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Play Date

We had a play date with cousin Ben last week. The boys alwasy have so much fun hanging out with him. It was a cold and rainy morning so we went to Crown Center to check out the toy stores, eat our snack, and run through the sky walk.


Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Here are some more sledding shots. While we had snow, Levi was out playing in it as much as possible. Milo did not find the cold as invigorating and preferred to stay inside. We did coax him down on the sled a few times. He would only go down the hill with me on the sled with him. It is a small hill but really was fun- except the part when I got snow down the back of my pants.


Sunday, January 13, 2013

Snow Boy

Here are some pictures of Levi enjoying the snow-fall we got a couple of weeks ago. He was thrilled to have 'snowman snow'. The temps were warm enough that the snow easily packed.  He made four snowmen.


Saturday, January 05, 2013

Technical Difficulties

I've got pictures to share but have been having trouble uploading them here the past couple of days...

Wednesday, January 02, 2013


Levi and Milo received several creative kits as presents this Christmas. They have been having a lot of fun with them.

Special sculpting paper from Auntie Corrine:

Paint-your-own train sets from Gran and Grandpa: