06 May 2011

Spring Things at School

Today Tucker had a Mother's Day Tea at his school. He gave a me a planted flower in a pot that he decorated and a sweet card decorated with his fingerprints. We snacked on grapes, strawberries, and cookies of course. He was having a great time until he realized that once he finished eating with me he could go outside and play on the playground. Thankfully he posed for a picture before he had to go...definitely the sweetest boy around!

Caroline had a big day at school, too. It was Friends and Family Day and the kids performed in the Lower School Spring "Concert." Caroline's class sang about 5 songs. They did so well! Caroline was literally front and center and extremely focused. She kept her eyes on her music teacher and did every move exactly as she was supposed to. Finally, towards the end she smiled and had some fun. It was very cute and I was so proud of Caroline! She is the best little girl ever! (She is on the front row, third child from the left in the patchwork dress)

15 March 2011

Oh Tuck!

Tucker hasn't been the easiest child since he turned 3 a few months ago. I guess this is what people say about "the terrible 2's." I must have been spoiled because the 2's weren't so bad for Tucker...he was super sweet and loving! Maybe he just feels like a big boy now and challenges Caroline (and me) on everything. Here is a quick story of an situation that just occured.

I am sitting in the chair watching Tucker and Caroline watch a new Curious George. Tucker comes over and sits in my lap, gives me a sweet kiss and says "I'm gonna marry you Mommy." I said "what did you say Tuck?" He replied with excitement in his voice, "I'm gonna marry you Mommy!" I give him a kiss and snuggle with him as long as he will let me hold him. All the while, I am loving this moment and thinking about how he used to do things like this all the time...well, at least sit in my lap and snuggle. About two minutes later he gets fidgety and kicks me. I told him not to do it again. Sure enough, he does it again. So, I popped him on the foot. He cries (mostly fake and only because he was shocked that I did it) and runs to Caroline saying "Mommy hit me" and pulling the pity card. She buys it, hugs him and says "come here sweet boy" in the most pitiful voice you can imagine. The she says "I'm sorry Tucker. Sometimes Mommies and Daddies have to do that." This of course in the most rational, adult voice you can imagine.

This occurred in about a three minute span...imagine how many more of these little scenarios happen throughout our day...and you wonder why the blog isn't updated more often.

06 February 2011


Christmas 2010

Tucker and Caroline had a very Merry Christmas! Santa brought lots of fun things. Caroline got the Candy Land game, art supplies, Barbies, makeup and much more. Tucker got a Spiderman fishing pole, Ironman mask, trucks, trains and his favorite a Speed Racer Mach 5! They seemed to really understand this year about Santa. They went to bed well because they knew Santa was watching them and first thing the next morning they checked to see if Santa had eaten the cookies we left out. They were so cute on Christmas morning showing each other what they got. I love to see them so full of joy!

Tucker and Makeup

This is what happens when Tucker is left unattended for just a few minutes! He got into my makeup, specifically my mascara and smeared it all over his face. He also put mascara and lipstick all over my mirror...I was not very happy with him!