Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Don't wipe your nose with your chicken!

As heard at dinner tonight... The things you hear when you have little ones around...

Anyway, we are at our annual excursion to the beach. It's a little early this year; normally we go the week of independence day, but this year we went early to meet Kate and Emily's summer schedules. The boys seem to be enjoying it, despite almost all of us having a cold in various stages. The boys are sleeping well (which is nice since they don't always when we are traveling) and are swimming every day. It's interesting to see how they seem to enjoy kicking off one of us to the other, and instinctively trying to kick and doggy paddle in an uncoordinated tangle of limbs. They didn't care much for the beach tho - it took a little while to get used to the sand, and they didn't like the possibility of the surf reaching them.

I've been trying to take pictures, but I forgot my card reader so I can't download anything... so it will probably be a couple weeks before they get done.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A lesson from the boys

Last week, I made a sandwich and brought it into the living room to eat lunch while watching the boys. Of course, the vultures descended and ate about 1/3 of it. (I should have known better.) Since they handled it pretty well (mustard and all), we decided that we would add sandwiches to their diet.

So, a couple days later, I'm feeding them lunch including a quartered up sandwich each, handing them one quarter at a time and making sure they are taking bites and all instead of shoving it all in. Matthew pipes up to get my attention and I look over and he is brushing his hands together (flat. one on top of the other and palms together) and signing "please." Not recognizing what was going on, I tried to prompt him to sign "eat" or "more" or something like that (since they are getting lazy and just signing "please" for everything). He keeps rubbing his hands together and Nicholas is piping up, so I give up and hand Matthew his next piece and lo and behold, Nicholas does the same thing!?! After another second or two I finally realized that they had invented a new sign for sandwich! Pretty smart for only knowing what a sandwich was for about two days...

Thursday, May 1, 2008

One house too many

If all goes well on Monday morning, the MacDonald family will own two houses! Yes, we're a little crazy for both selling and buying in this market. Some people don't understand why we're moving now, and that's okay. The long and the short of it is this is a great time for us to buy in a neighborhood we want to settle down in. It's close to our biggest support system, and it's in a school zone we want our children to attend. It's located in an area that the boys and I spend a lot of time in. It's a little closer to our church. Housing prices in this area are at an all time low. Oh, and Dan hates the swimming pool and wanted to find a place without one!

Below is a picture of our new house (again, assuming all goes well on Monday.)

With that said, our current house is on the market. If you know someone who is looking for a great house, send them our way. :-) Say a prayer that someone buys soon.