Monday, March 31, 2008
Oliver has a new best friend. This is the "Horton" stuffed toy he got for Easter from Grandma. As you can see, he and Horton get along pretty well. He loves to yell at Horton, beat him up, and try to bite off his trunk....most of all he loves to snuggle Horton and fall asleep with him. Horton offers the same security for Oliver that the "cool yellow monkey blankie" does for Tavin. Hopefully Horton won't look as repulsive after three years of use!
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Yesterday we took the boys to Hello Cupcake. It is this great little cupcake shop in downtown Tacoma. They only serve cupcakes, but they have some great flavors. Tavin is enjoying red velvet with butter cream frosting. I reccomend coconut! For those of you who have tried the Puyallup cupcake store, this one is sooooooooo much better!
Sunday, March 16, 2008
We had our church Easter Brunch yesterday. Tavin's cousin Ethan came too. We had waffles with strawberries and ice cream! I had never heard of ice cream on waffles for breakfast, but they boys sure loved it. The main event, of course, was the anticipated egg hunt. We had a great time.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Tavin has created an alter ego...This is "Jaymer." Jaymer likes to do magic, his favorite color is blue, and his favorite food is peanut butter. Tavin says he loves playing with Jaymer, but sometimes we hear Tavin and Jaymer arguing in his room! "Don't do that, it's not nice!" "But I like to do it, it makes me happy!" "Don't hit!" "But I want to!" It goes on and on like this. Occassionally Tavin will run out of his room and tell me that Jaymer is being bad. Sometimes Tavin says he is Jaymer. We aren't really sure if, in Tavin's mind, he is Jaymer, or if Jaymer is his imaginary friend. It is hilarious either way. Hopefully this isn't an early sign of some sort of split personality disorder!
The past 7 months it have been my mission to get Oliver to smile for a picture. He is so stubborn and serious in all of the pictures I have of him...until now! He seemed happy to ham it up for the camera yesterday! He is actually smiling! I wonder if it had something to do with the fact that this was a naked photo shoot???
Friday, March 7, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Today I took the boys to my grandparents house on the beach in Des Moines. It was a little chilly, but it was beautiful! Tavin started crying when he realized that he had to step on the shells to walk. I think he believed that there was something living inside them! So now he will no longer walk on the beach, but he will only be carried. It might be a while before we go again!