Friday, July 31, 2009

A Tale of A Beach Romance

Yesterday the boys and I spent the afternoon at Solimar Beach with my friend Jen and her family. Jen and I met in birth class and have been great friends ever since. Luke and her daughter Olivia adore each other.

Here's the story; Luke fell asleep on the way there and even slept for a couple hours when we got there. In the meantime this is what went down....

- A Tale of A Beach Romance -

Jakey (a.k.a. Warrior Boy) immediately sheds all restricting clothing, grabs an oar and soaks in the sun plotting his attack...

Closing in...
Me Warrior Boy, Me get girl!

Warrior stance.
Mission accomplished!

YES! Now for our quick getaway...
Kayak, check; brother's girlfriend, check; ill-fitting life vest, check!

Then...just before the ship set sail Prince Lukey awakes and sweeps into rescue his damsel in "distress". She is overjoyed to be reunited with her betrothed.

However Princess O's is a bit apprehensive when Prince Lukey decides the more the merrier and invites Warrior Boy to get dressed, abandon his pirating missions and live happily ever after with him and Princess O!
(as long as he get his own little lady)

Later Warrior boy changes his name to "King of Everything"!

- The End -

Jake found my plastic head band under the bathroom sink and wore it for the afternoon...even to the YMCA where he played in the nursery with Luke while I worked out.
I have to admit I think he pulls off the "Axle Rose look" nicely!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Dentist & More...

Jake has just been crackin' me up lately and luckily I've been able
to catch some of these funny moments on "film". Plus he's gotten SOOOO cute!
Disclaimer: this post is not intended to show favoritism toward one Imbler boy or the other...some posts just end up that way!

Our little men were ideal patients at the dentist this week. Since his visit Luke has brushed his teeth about 20x/day; Jake is less diligent! They couldn't have been better...minus the Goldfish crackers Jake had a death grip on and wouldn't let me have before he got into the chair. I don't think the dentist ever did get all those fishies out of his teeth!

You can't exactly tell in this picture below but Luke was staring at the dentist almost longingly like "SO, how do they look? Please tell me you love my teeth and I don't have any cavities...
like mommy!!"

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Fourth of July!
We had a great day going to the kids parade downtown, BBQ'ng with Lawlers and ending the night with friends watching fireworks at our house.

Unfortunately I must have ordered the "extra-smoke sparklers"! After a dozen or so sparklers the entire backyard was filled with smoke and we were all practically gaging so we resorted to enjoying the more serene and festive glow-sticks! The kids were just as happy!

Think he's impressed? Which one you ask?

Oh, look the little "sleeping family ham" and his side kick 'Giggles'...aka...Lukey!
About 10 minutes after this picture was taken Jake was sound asleep. But I was glad they both lasted for the fireworks!

Swim Lessons!

Like most kids Luke loves the water. He dives for things, jumps off the diving board, floats on his back and is getting down the strokes and kicks too! He's taking lessons for 5 weeks, 2x/wk with a private instructor...and two of his new friends.
Best part I don't even have to get wet!!
Fun, Fun!

Jake's "NOOOO" expression!
I guess he didn't want his picture taken.

and his other sensitive side...

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Yes, I'm saying it...are these not the sweetest & most beautiful little boys you've ever seen!!?

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I LOVE the Ferris Wheel!!

And this is even before our "car" starting swinging!!!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

We could all use more sleep in this house!

If they'd nap during the day we wouldn't have these yesterday afternoon. We were just about to head out about 5:30, I was on the phone and the next thing I see is Luke out...WITH his backpack on and THREE pair of underwear inside which he insisted on brining to a sleepover at Nani's house . Don't ask me why!!

Today Jakey refused a nap but around 6pm sleep got the best of him.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Bradley's Birthday!

We celebrated Brad's 35th birthday on the April 21st with pizza, homemade party hats (I KNOW, they look store bought, huh?!), carrot cake (his fav), balloons, a few decorations and a lot of love.

We e-mail Brad this pic earlier in the day to let him know we think he's pretty super!

Luke and I made a "#1 Super Dad" medal for Brad along with some Shrinky Dink keychains..."#1 Super Dad" and "#1 Husband" (you can't BUY stuff that good!!).

Jakey was more interested in sucking the frosting off the ends of the candles to really care about much of anything! Look at that face!

After dinner activities...

I'm considering not feeding my children dinner anymore. For some reason after dinner "their" witching hour is in full affect! I promise I'm providing them a balanced meal and not a plateful of sugar! Anyways, here are pics of the fun "we" had last night. As you can see they have found creative uses for the toy grocery cart and couch...

This is the life!

Future World's Strongest Man...look at that leverage!

OR...Future Olympic Diver!

AND...our future astronaut...
One big step for man and a giant leap for mankind!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Easter & 'the cruiser'

Just thought I'd post some cute Easter pics for your viewing pleasure...

AND pics of my new beach cruiser!! The bike trailer is on loan from a friend but I bought the bike off favorite shopping indulgence (next to Longs sad, but true! haha). I might have to splurge and buy a trailer of our owne...Jake, Luke and I took a 40 minute bike ride tonight. Luke rode his own bike while Jake enjoyed being chauffeured around "the hood"!! Wow, I can't believe I am at this point in motherhood already...out biking with my kids!! It's amazing!