Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Life as it happens

Just thought I would share a little of what's been happening in Team Larsen land...
My mom and nephew came down for the weekend and we had tons of fun.

There is always an abundance of "treats" when Gabby is around.
All of the Larsen kids are in sugar detox this week.
We also discovered a new resident in the garage. A bird built a nest in the fish nets and has 5 or 6 eggs. We can't wait to see what happens!
This is just to remind those of you without toddlers what daily life is like...
He's working to perfect this look

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Cool Hand Luke Rides Again!

Well, actually, for the first time!
Yesterday we decided that it was time for Luke to say goodbye to the training wheels and hello to bike riding freedom. He, on the other hand, was not so sure that it was his day. With much reservation we headed to the field by our house to give it a practice run. Chris and I took turns with the dreaded "Run behind the Bike" role (well, I took one turn). Honestly, after my run I was ready to put the training wheels back on and chalk it up to a good parenting effort. After about 15 min. of trying (I'm not a perseverer), I went over to visit with a friend that was in the area. When I got back a few minutes later, Luke was standing at the top of a small hill ready to show his stuff. I felt a little concerned but Chris looked confident so I acted hopeful. Amazingly, he hopped on that bike and pedalled full speed down the hill like a pro. I was shocked!
After about 30 mins. at the field, it was time to head home to bed. Luke was excited and wanted to try to ride on the road. We decided to give him one shot before we ushered him in, fully believing that after about 30 sec. of trying he would be done and ready to head in.
This is what happened...

That dude hopped on his bike and took off! What in the world! I guess he's a bike rider! If all of the kids would only be as easy as that. It was so fun to watch him zoom up and down the street. He loves it!!
Now, all we have to do is get him off the toddler bike and we're set. lol!
If anyone knows of a good deal on a 16 in. bike, we're interested!!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

What's on YOUR floor??

Anyone who knows me knows that I am not a gifted cleaner. Okay...that might be an understatement. Regardless, I am embracing being an imperfect wife and mother and in order to help you do the same, I am posting the contents of my kitchen floor after sweeping this morning. (Yes Chris, I actually swept the kitchen floor)

1 star wars helmet, 1 small car, 1/2 an Easter egg, 1 remote control back hoe, 2 hand-painted yard gnomes, 1 green croc, 1 foam bath letter, miscellaneous dirt mixed with cheerios and graham cracker pieces. (the cheerios and graham crackers are exciting because it means cuatro is starting to eat real people food!)

Okay...I have to confess...the hand painted yard gnomes were NOT on my kitchen floor. But they WERE on my island so I added them for Anna's enjoyment. :)

The thing about having all of that other stuff on the floor is that

it makes that amount of dirt and trash on my floor seem minimal. NICE!!

What's on your kitchen floor today??

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Bring on the eggs!

The boys had their school Easter egg hunt today. Let the good times roll!! We have now started the new influx of candy followed by much begging/candy sneaking. Is there ever a holiday that we don't celebrate by gorging ourselves on sweets??

Even John Patrick got in on the fun!