Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Lights

Ian had a wonderful idea when we were playing outside in the backyard this weekend. He decided the boys should put up Christmas lights on their playground clubhouse. The boys had a blast winding the lights around their playhouse and through the tunnel underneath and around the slide. :) It was so precious and in the end they were so proud of their little clubhouse!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Hide and Go Seek

It is so precious now that the boys can play together. They have just recently gotten into playing Hide and Go Seek with one another and we keep encouraging them because it helps them practice their counting skills! Here are a couple playful clips of the boys...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Christmas Show

Elijah and Joaquin had their annual Christmas show at church for the Parents Day Out program they attend. The kiddos were supposed to get dressed up in their "Christmas best" and perform their Christmas songs they had been practicing. Last year it was hilarious because Elijah wouldn't stand still long enough to stay on the stage. This year it was practically the same thing with Joaquin. Ian and I were switching back and forth between sides of the stage because Elijah's class was positioned on one side and Joaquin's was on the other. Those "performances" are crazy! Whew, it made me glad I was never a teacher for little kiddos. They were way too unorganized for me with kids and parents running all over the place. It seemed more like a designated photo op on a stage in their Christmas clothes than an actual program. Anyway, here are some cute pics from the "event".

Joaquin did ring his jingle bell bracelet for a couple minutes at the start of singing Jingle Bells.

Proud Daddy and his boys after the show. (Elijah attempting to say "cheese" for the camera)

Elijah singing (standing) on stage for the Jingle Bell song.

Kiddos from Elijah's class

He was NOT putting on a show for anyone.

Getting all dressed to go to church

Monday, December 6, 2010

Little Drummer Boy (birthday-suit version)

Elijah was quite the character today. After changing his diaper I was trying to put back on his pants and I said, "Elijah come here, I need to put back on your pants", to which he replied, "no you don't cause I'm gonna be naked in a minute". Then he suddenly whipped off his Velcro pull up diaper like a Chip and Dale male dancer and said, "there we go!" then ran to the drum set to play his drums completely nude! Is there some inner artist mandate that you can only be at your most creative when you strip down to being just as God made you?

That being said, of course I had to grab my camera to blogify the moment. :)

on the throne

and playing the kick drum...

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Elijah's debut

Elijah has started doing the cutest thing! He picked up a packet of breath mints that sorta resembled a pick and started strumming the guitar while singing. He has played around on the guitar before, but this "act" is new. He actually put the guitar on his lap as if he was playing it, grabbed something that looked like Daddy's pick, and started serenading. Here is a video clip I tried to get. He was on a role and of course when I got the camera out he wasn't belting it like he was before, but you still get the picture.