Monday, March 29, 2010

Concert

Last Thursday Lee had his first Kindergarten music program! It was SO much fun! Our Lee just loves to sing, he's been singing for as long as I can remember. When I was 8+ months pregnant Frank and I went to a concert. The concert was Trans Siberian Orchestra...was one of the coolest concerts I had been to in a long time! Well through the whole concert Lee was kicking and moving around to the beat and the rhythm of the music. He's not stopped since!
So that evening was no different! He sang, he did the motions, he smiled, got bashful when he spotted us all there....typical!Caught in action...not sure what song they were singing here. Elephants Have Wrinkles or Going To The Zoo (the song is not lost on me, we who already LIVE in the zoo). Lee really likes the Zoo song...I hear it at least once a day if not more.
One of the other really fun things we got to see was a little square dancing I'm guessing. It really looked like Lee had a GREAT time! He had a smile on his face the whole time! He had a lot of fun dancing the night away! Can we say American Idol?

Sunday, March 28, 2010

VERY Belated Birthday

So on March 20Th at 3:42 AM, my baby turned 8 this year!!! I just can not believe this! Where has the time gone? Absolutely blows my mind!

Here is Ian...he's about 4-6 months old. I still get this look...what!?!Here is my son 8 years later! SOB! Time for birthday spankings from daddy! Quite fun!
Dru joined in the fun...they really do enjoy it when daddy holds the big brother down, easy target!
Lee really going for it...check his stance out!Even Eli got in on the fun...he didn't spank nearly as hard as the other brothers...of course he wasn't quite sure what was going on anyway...he just wanted to do it too!Ian and his birthday ice cream cake! He lives for ice cream cake! What a handsome fella!

He had a good day and got a gift he's been waiting for since he saw it and Grandpa Lee and Grandma Paulson's house on Christmas day....thank goodness they came through and got it for him! He got some money and some great outdoor games and items! He had a great day! I love you Ian!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Been Awhile


So it's been awhile since I last posted...darn life getting in the way! I tell you what!
So I picked another picture of my nephew...cause he's cute and I like looking at his face! What cracked me and his parents up is how close Eli and Samuel are. Samuel was 6 months at the time and Eli was 15 months. These two are only 4lbs difference between them and Samuel is almost as tall as Eli...craziness! Love me some boys!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Samuel and Auntie

This is my all time favorite picture of me and Samuel! Love that babies smile and he LOVED being in the sling! Eli on the other hand was not quite sure why Samuel was up there on my hip at the same time as he was. He looks concerned. I miss that baby...he NEEDS his Auntie badly!! Or is it the other way around?
Have a good day tomorrow everyone!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Triple Dog Dare Ya!

To pinch that baby for not wearing green! You'll find it a bit hard to pinch him.
Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!

Can you see me?





Someone tell me they can see me in that baby! I am the one in the 70's picture...in case you needed some help.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Snoqualmie Pt. 2

Here's McDreamy...a.k.a Frank (for those of you who were confused!). I was taking a picture with his camera...his is easier to take. His is small and slim, fits right into those pockets. Mine does not.
Dru was so proud of himself that he could do the Magic Carpet by himself.
I think Ian was just glad he wasn't falling down so much....this was the part where he really was able to start skiing by himself while we just kept an eye on him. I think Grandpa Lee was happy about this. Grandpa Lee was the one helping Ian that day, a lot!
Ian practicing his pizza slice...so proud of him! Practice! Practice!

This is how Grandpa Lee and Ian spent most of the first part of the day doing. Ian laying around in the snow until someone finally came and helped him. I found it extremely annoying! Thank goodness there were more people there more willing than I to put up with him...I just wanted to give him the tools he needed to help himself up or at least try. He wasn't even trying...just would lay there...I had visions of someone plowing right into him. He didn't care though, still doesn't really! I love my Ian but he drives me crazy more than the other boys...I have no idea why...

Well I think that's end of our journey skiing! Suffice it to say, Dru again asked when we were going back skiing so I think even though he fell and his legs and feet were hurt pretty bad, he wants to go back up.
Hope all had a good day!

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Green Monster


This is from skiing on Saturday....he was eating a yummy cookie (as you can see) and was fine up until he turned around and saw me. Can't you tell by the look on his face? After that...he didn't care about the cookie and just wanted to be held. Secretly I think he enjoyed the cookie.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Snoqualmie Pt.1

These are a few pics from out ski trip to Snoqualmie pass. Eli cracked us all up with how bundled up I had him...right out of the movie Christmas Story! Thank goodness he wears diapers and I didn't have to hear about needing to go potty after all that! I think he just put up with the ski trip, I don't think he really had fun nor do I think he really liked the snow. He kept slipping and it was cold...unimpressed I believe.
Frank and Dru going back up the magic carpet and down the Bunny Hill. All in all Dru had a good time up until his little fall. Then he was completely unsure after that. Also his legs started hurting and he was DONE but wanted to keep skiing. After Frank and I finally told him he was done (to which he was sobbing hard because he didn't want to be but wanted to be...oh to be 3 again!) I took his boots off because that is where he said they hurt and low and behold he had bunched up socks that looked like they would hurt. Turns out his boots were WAY too tight and after taking the boots and socks off...bruises started popping up and his ankles and feet began swelling a tad bit. Poor baby! I think today, Sunday, they were finally better! Whew! He did ask to go back up again today so his first time up couldn't have been all bad...thank goodness! We are hoping to go back up soon...maybe not Snoqualmie but maybe Crystal. It's closer to home! Eli and I and it started snowing at snack time! I had such a work out chasing after Lee and Ian, but it was so much fun and exhilarating! I worked hard...so they had fun and I got my work out! I'm sure I burned a few thousand calories...or something anyway! Ian...he had so much fun that day but today was a hobbled old man! He's limping around, I think he used muscles he didn't know he had! Hopefully he'll heal soon or it's going to be a long week for me. And I don't put up with whining and acting like a baby very well...one of the drawbacks of me.

Lee and I after coming down the bunny hill! This kid...he picked up skiing like a duck to water. After the last time he skied, which was last March, it didn't take him long to remember everything. Before too long I was watching him go up the magic carpet by himself and going down the hill by himself! I think he really enjoyed himself the whole time! Isn't it nice I look so frumpy! With 3 layers on it's hard to look your best...I might invest in my own snow pants though instead of wearing a pair of Franks...

Well there are a few pictures to start off with on our ski trip...more to follow later, maybe even some video that Frank took.
I hope all had a good weekend. I know we all did. Frank was able to take the weekend off and we had a special Sunday breakfast (chocolate chip pancakes w/whip cream and of course sausage and bacon) and of course our day trip on Saturday! Frank and I are hoping to go snowshoeing in a week or two...keeping everything crossed here!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Caught!

I am still trying to figure
out how he managed to get in the second draw from the ground. I may not want to know. He certainly thinks he's a monkey though and certainly didn't care he'd been caught that's for sure! Funny thing was he was stuck...got himself in there and then couldn't get out. And if you'll notice in the second picture his way out was to climb up the crib!?! Really? There are day where I often tell myself that if he would have been the first he very well might have been the last! He has me clueless! I know you aren't suppose to compare your kids but what do you have to go off of except your previous experience with your other children right? Oh well! I'd say it will get better when he can talk to me but you and I both know that's not true either!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend so far!









Thursday, March 11, 2010

Hugh Jackman

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Made you look!
Although Hugh Jackman is tall, dark, and handsome....this Wolverine is cute, short and huggable! Think I'll keep this one and wait for Hugh to give me a jingle!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Dog Whisperer


Meet Cesar Milan! He lives with me and my other children and husband. He says he can talk to dogs...he also says if you look them straight in the eye you'll get messages. He's a regular Dr. DoLittle this one!
I'd like to know where the Child Whisperer is...I could probably use a few hints or something....
Ian cracks me up and just so you know...he's dead serious about him being able to talk to the dog. Should I be concerned?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

MY Samuel


Okay, well he's not really mine per say...guess he really belongs to his parents but that is neither here or there...really it's not! Trust me! What you don't trust me!?! Whatever!
Any who...my brother and his wife came up this last weekend for my mom's 50Th birthday party, so on their way to my parents house they stopped by and visited with us. They no sooner got into the house than I was itching to take that baby out of his car seat...thankfully he was up and not sleeping. THAT would have been torture! This is Frank with Samuel and Eli.
The funny thing with Eli and Samuel is that Eli is almost 16months and Samuel is 6 months and they are very close weight and height wise...I may grow my babies big but they grow small.
Auntie and Samuel! Look at that baby's smile! I also got a kiss from him...my first! It was the BEST! And yes as you all have guessed I am the best and the favorite! To think otherwise is blasphemous!




I see my brother all over my nephew's face! I miss this baby terribly! Thankfully I get to see him in July and I will make (OK well the goal is) it to his 1st birthday....He needs me and I him....I wish he (and his parents of course!) didn't live so far away. It's so hard having them live so far away from me! I don't have many people to annoy around here!
Well that's enough showing off and bragging about my nephew...don't want to start making people feel bad about not having this handsome feller as their nephew!
Take care and have a good day tomorrow!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Another One Bites The Dust


So I know it's hard to see with this picture but Lee came home with some very exciting news! He lost his other loose tooth at school! Oh what excitement! I asked to see the tooth and he said he lost it...he lost it at second recess! What a bummer!
Do not fear folks! At school if you lose your tooth there they have these special tooth shaped boxes that you put your teeth in. This time though, there was no tooth to put in there...hhhmmmm! Not to fear again! His teacher though saved me from figuring this one out too...she's good to me! She sent a note home in the tooth box...to let the Tooth Fairy know that there was no tooth and that he accidentally lost the tooth so to please come by anyway! It was so cute!
All in all it was a big day for us here at the Paulson household! Lost teeth...Tooth Fairy...and MONEY!
Did anyone else get snow at their house? We got some flakes showering down on us around Noon, but it didn't' stick and it was like 3 minutes...if that! There's talk around town about snow this week...I also know we are going skiing (well not me but the boys) on Saturday...it could be that we get some new snow up there for when we are there...could be!
Take care and have a good night!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Our Day At The Park

So I decided on Saturday that we would go for a walk...walk where I didn't know. And then I decided we'd go to the park. It's been awhile since we have been there and the boys would love it. So the park we went...Charlie was a bit of a handful but he was just terribly excited to not be left behind...silly dog! Ian wanted me to take this picture of him. It's not a half bad one at that! I can't believe this boy is going to turn 8 in a few days! Seriously! Where did the time go!?!
Here is my Eeyore...My Lee-Lee...this boy walks to a beat of a different drum...you say right he says left. We want pancakes he wants waffles...people like to say he's stubborn...really at times he's a brat...not stubborn. He's a good boy though!
Lee wanted to push his little brothers on the swings...this won't last forever...quicker than I want to he's not going to want to have much to do with me or his little brothers...or big brother for that matter. Am I really up for this? 'Mommy...I'm going to wear my deer shirt...I like my deer shirt.' says Dru. 'OK Dru...you wear that shirt!' says mom. This kid! I tell you what...from the day he was born Frank and I have always said, 'lucky this kid is so cute...or__(fill in the blank)_____' This kid...he's got looks (how that happened I don't know!) He could be in so much trouble and then he'll look at you the right way...and not be in so much trouble! Goober! Here's my other Eeyore...I REALLY like this picture...not too bad if I don't say so myself. (patting self on the back). This kid...he had so much in that swing...going up the stairs and meeting Ian at the slide and then going down the slide with Ian. What fun the curvy slide was! It really was a good day and the boys had so much fun and Charlie did REALLY well! I'm so impressed with him sometimes and then he does something stupid like eat a diaper....not just any diaper though...you get the picture I hope and I want to shake the dog and ask why!?! NASTY! Anyway, Eli is up...again...(still think his ears are bothering him...stuff hasn't been right since)...so I must go to him before he wakes the whole house up.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Eli and Charlie

So these two...I'm not sure who this will end...Eli does nothing but torture poor Charlie and every time he just looks at us pathetically. In hopes that we'll make it better somehow. We haven't...yet! Eli really thinks Charlie is just over the moon fun! Doing some teeth checking...yup all there!
Charlie wonders just how tasty little feet are...just a lick mind you..or maybe a nibble here or there! He'll never miss one of those little toes!
How far can Eli poke Charlie with his feet? So far he's Eli's personal foot rest, personal little pony, the ears and tails are hard to resist, to not pull on the ears and tail. See the look on Charlie's face...it's pleading to me! MOMMA! Please quit taking a photo of this torment and SAVE me!
This is where he's exiled himself to...not in his bed (where Eli has purposely put toys in it so he can't lay down) but underneath the side table...with his bones and toys. Pathetic!!!
Eli is pushing Charlie around...not sure how long he's going to put up with it. So far he's being a good boy about it! Letting some kid stand on his rib cage to get on the couch or whatever...maybe Charlie feels like he owes the little fella after all the times Eli has fed him, while he sits underneath the highchair...maybe it's a trade off...I don't know...only time will tell.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Birthday Shout Outs!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR MOTHER! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
My mother turns 50 years old today! Can't wait to see her on Sunday! Love ya Mom!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Monkey

Isn't Eli just the cutest!?! Oh shoot wait a sec! I was mistaken...this is NOT Eli...have no fear folks!Here is Eli! This is a monkey too. He is rotten to the core people! Today I caught him standing on Charlie (who for some unknown reason was putting up with it...what's up with that?)...and not just on Charlie but on Charlie's rib cage! What gives! All so he could reach something by the TV! He's also been caught standing on his 'bikes' and also on his dad's sub woofer speaker! You know he really is like a puppy. Sucks you in with his cuteness and how little he is...and then BAM! He shows you what he can really do. Puppies are like that you know...all cute and cuddly for awhile and then they aren't puppies that are cute and cuddly...but dogs...with needs and issues of their own...they become a terrorist in their own way...I think God made kids that way...suck us in for the first year and then after that it's all on your own people!