Sunday, July 27, 2008

Too Much!

Just when I have spent the day wondering why I have been challenged with two such miserable children, God gives me a heaping helping of guilt by having them do something like this.
We had just been to the grocery store, and I was ready to leave Bug there. He was acting soooo terrible! (He missed his nap today. We're getting to that place where he no longer wants to take a nap everyday...) He fell asleep in the car on the way home. Brian carried him into the house, and he put him on the couch in hopes of waking him up for dinner. As you can see, he was nearly comatose. Maggie just couldn't stop hugging him. She would play for a minute or two, then return to the couch and give him a big hug. I guess I'll keep them another day!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

We took the kids swimming at the Monon Aquatics Center today. It was our first visit to the outdoor aquatics center. They had such a great time! Fortunately, they were both content to stay in the toddler pool, so we stayed together as a family the entire time. I was afraid that Ben would want to do the "big-boy slide," and Brian and I would each have to take the kids to a separate pool, but he was content to do the little slide in the toddler pool over and over. Maggie could have played at the water table all day long. We took them for a little cruise down the lazy river too. Maggie sat on Brian's tummy, and Ben rode in a tube with Mommy. We loved it!

I totally love this picture of Ben and Brian pushing Maggie in the stroller. Ben can't get enough of SpiderMan these days. He doesn't even know who SpiderMan is. He has never read the comic book, seen the cartoon, or seen the movie, but for some reason, he has to have all things SpiderMan. He got this towel for his birthday, and I crack up when he walks around in it like this.

Babysitting for Becca

We babysat for Becca Howard last night. The kids came along for the adventure. It was sooooo much fun! Becca took a little while to warm up to Brian, but, before too long, she was treating him just like her own daddy. Ben was treating Becca just like his own sister (i.e. steamrolling her every chance he could get!). We wondered if that's what life would be like if Maggie had been born a twin... Although the pictures we incriminating, we allowed Cara and Bill to see that we let the kids jump on their bed while they were away. Will we ever be invited back to babysit again?

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Breakfast with the Martins

The kids were just cracking me up at breakfast this morning. I had to take some pictures.