Mar 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

We will be out of town at the time this will be scheduled to post.  So, Happy Easter from South Carolina!  I didn't realize until after we made the plans to escape during Spring Break for our first family vacation that Easter would fall within the same week.  As some would say, "That's how the cookie crumbles", right?  Well, I panicked a little, I'm not going to lie.  We always have Easter with our boys on Easter morning - baskets and an egg hunt.  And then I thought that the Easter Bunny could visit them in South Carolina.  After all, he is the Easter Bunny, and he goes everywhere, right?  Duh!  Once the light bulb went off, I felt a ton better.  So, we will be spending Easter morning with my sister, for the very first time in history, and then heading home.  I can't wait!

I took some Easter photos of the boys, like I do every year.  And let me just say that it takes a real man to wear a bright, Barney purple and look this darn cute.  Just sayin'.

Happy Easter, from Landon and Liam (and parents)!



The nosy toddler.



















Mar 18, 2013

Outdoor Adventure

Since our weather has been crazy here this month, the boys really haven't had that much time outside yet.  I was hoping it would be a bit warmer by this time, but I guess Mother Nature has other plans in store.  We had a beautiful day in the 70's a few days ago, then rain, then SNOW and chilling temperatures!  We're flying off the sickness charts lately with the violent changes in weather. 

With Landon being in baseball this year, Aaron has been taking him outside (when possible) to throw the ball back and forth.  So far he really enjoys it, which pleases me beyond words.  I didn't feel right leaving Liam inside while the other two boys ventured out to play ball, so I let him run around a little bit to stretch his winter legs.  I'd say he had a good time playing with the big kids and enjoying some fresh air.

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Dads wearing lounge attire in public rock! 


Needless to say, Liam is very affectionate.


A little someone was tuckering out.




Liam had to get in on the action.




 






Mar 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

With both of my boys having Irish blood running through their veins I like to do a little something with them for my own pleasure.  I typically don't do anything fancy or super creative, just a few snap shots for me (and the boys) to hopefully look back on one day. 

It was extremely cold the day I took these photos.  In fact, we had a few snow flurries earlier that day.  I knew I didn't want to include big, heavy coats because I felt that it would take away from what I was trying to do, or the look I was going for.  But man, would it have helped!  Landon wasn't as cooperative.  As soon as he hit the cold air the complaints began.  I told him before we left the house that if he cooperated we could get the picture-taking over with quickly and the quicker we could get back to the warmth.  Well, no such luck.  He squirmed, he got up to leave many times, as well as made these God awful I'm-in-pain faces, which made our time out in the cold last longer than anticipated.  Getting good pictures of him now is a bit cumbersome.  So, if you'll notice I don't have too many of him.  Liam?  Liam was awesome.  I thought for sure Landon would have shined more being older, but Liam was my golden boy this time.  He was a hoot, and he didn't let the bitter cold weather stop him or change his mood in any way.  Being the laid-back kid that he is, he was just happy to be outside!  Sure, he tried to get up a couple times (pretty normal stuff), but nothing like his older brother.  I was absolutely amazed.  Both of my boys did great, all things considered.

I heart this picture of Liam!

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He looks like he's crying, but he's cringing from the cold wind.