Monday, March 31, 2008

The Gym

Happiness for two little boys is 2 hours at the gym! They have such a blast, burn off so much energy, and do some pretty great tricks too!

So we hit this gym this morning, after dropping off the car at the local dealership. It's funny to write that, as it sounds "SO" easy. The reality of dropping the car off is this..... convince 2 kids to get in car (in raincoats and boots as it is POURING today), get to dealership, unbuckle kids, walk thru puddles (or jump in them), talk to service guy, sign paperwork, wait for loaner van to be ready.....wait a little more. Then, put 2 kids in loaner car, and then proceed to kill myself getting 2 car seats out of our car and into loaner car in the rain (did I mention it was pouring!?!). Anyway, the kids had a grand time running in circles in the back area of the van (where the 3rd seat should be) and I contorted myself to get 2 seats out of one car and installed in the other. Of course, the best part...I get to reverse the process tomorrow when I get our car back! But there's no other way to get the car just can't be done! It's taken 6 months avoiding what I did today, for me to realize I just have to do it this way....I apparently can't spend 1 day at home without a car!

So we finally hit the gym and the kids had some energy to burn off....and so they did!!! Here's some photos to prove it!

Trevor running down the track to the pit:
Blake in the pit:
Trevor in flight into the pit:
Trevor climbing the cargo net out of the pit:
And falling back down into the pit (his favorite part!):
Blake just having fun:Blake on the trampoline:

Blake and Trevor in the pit:Blake pushing Trevor in a 'wheel':

It was a great time!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Bunk Beds

Allright....I'm joining the 21st century, and I'm gonna try this 'blog' thing!! Since having kids I've lost some of my techy geekiness, and I'm just out of touch with some of this goes!

Tonight's fun was....building a bunk bed!!! With 2 helpers under age 4 (yeah, really helpful!). The boxes of parts and mattresses were delivered this morning, and Trevor and Blake were just antsy all day for Daddy to get home so we could build them. Dinner is finished, and the building begins....
Everything was already in Trevor's room, and the building started! At first both boys were trying to help with nuts and bolts and screws, and getting pieces of wood (not always the right ones, but it's the thought that counts right!?). Then Grandma stopped by and after seeing the beds (tour courtesy of Trevor), she took the boys downstairs to play while Steve & I finished building. Thanks Grandma!!!

The boys couldn't contain their excietment for long and soon were hanging out in the hallway with all their new sheets and blankets.....just waiting for a bed!!

We weren't sure where Blake was planning to sleep (the new bottom bunk or his old room) but he suddenly showed up with his pillow and Elmo, so we were pretty sure he'd decided the bunk's were a good thing!!

Finally, the building was done, the beds made, and everything squished into place in Trevor's not-so-big room.

And now the games begin:
Trevor: "I'm up here. Who's down there? Is that you Blake? It's me up here, Trevor."
Blake: "I down here. I come up there?"

And they continue to go up and down, down and up, having a grand old time..... Why did I want to put them in bunk beds in the same room????