Thursday, February 24, 2011

Around the House

Until last week, we have been a one car family. This winter has been quite a bit colder and snowier than the previous years since we moved to Lexington. As a result, Noel hasn't been able to ride his bike to school very much at all. Last winter, I would just take him to school on the days too cold to ride. But this year, chances are that one or both boys are asleep when he needs to leave for school. So he just took the car. We've been home a lot the last few months. So here are some pictures of the boys just chillin' at home.

Greg and Brighton on a "stay in your pj's all day because Mom is feeling lazy" kind of day. We have more of those than I'd care to admit.

One day, we were running a bunch of errands, and I totally wore Greg out. He fell asleep on the couch and his feet slid off when he rolled over. He was still dead asleep.

My beautiful boys.

Brighton enjoying the Bumbo seat. He really likes sitting in it but usually ends up spitting up like crazy because it squishes his belly.

What better place to eat your breakfast than on the step-stool?

Check out those cheeks! I can't get enough of kissing Brighton's squishy, adorable face!

Ya like Noel's black eye that he got while playing racquetball against Gordie? was his own shot that hit him.

Towel Monster

We are all creatures of habit in the Dickens house. Bed time routine is basically the same every night. And depending on Greg's mood, it is often identical. He takes a bath before bed and has to have one of his hooded towels, which he calls "towel monster." He gets out of the bath, Noel wraps him up, and he stands in front of the mirror and says, "Towel monster. Ha ha ha." It's pretty funny.

When Brighton was born, my friend Jenna gave him this adorable hooded towel. It was perfect...a towel monster. Darling! What a cute little "towel monster."

Little Buddies

We are lucky to live in a ward with LOTS of little kids. When I say lots, I mean TONS. There are about 30 kids in nursery, and 10 more entering nursery this year. So obviously there are lots of families in the ward in kind of the same situation as us. We've made many great friends and so has Greg. It's so fun to watch him play with his little buddies. It's great to hear them talk to each other and laugh together. Everynight when he prays (we still help him by telling him what to say), we tell him to say, "I thank thee for my friends." Which he does and then he starts listing them off. So precious.

We had Brynlee and Ashley over on Monday. Here is Greg and Brynlee playing with the rocket. They thought it was hilarious. Every time one of them would stomp on the pump, they would both crack up. So funny!

Since Monday was President's Day, my parents had the day off, so we Skyped with them while the girls were here. It was so cute. When I told Greg we were going to Skype with Grandma and Grandpa, all three kids jumped up on the chairs by the computer. They all wanted to Skype. :)

These two little boys LOVE, LOVE, LOVE cars. Whenever Jackson comes over, the race track is always going.
What play date would be complete without an indoor picnic (chicken nuggets, of course) while watching "Cars" ?!?!