John David Pate-3years old

James Daniel Pate-3years old

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Just some random...

We have a new routine each night now. Kinda funny how it all started. Over the past couple of weeks, I have been trying to wean the boys from breast to cup. They rarely nurse to sleep now. (Yes, it makes me incredibly sad), but they are growing up and now go to bed awake and then fall asleep on their own. However, around 8:30, before we put them in their beds, they both crawl into the kitchen and hover at the pantry door for cookies and P-NUT BUTTER! It is really cute and the picture of me with the boys was from tonight, we sat in the floor by the pantry door and ate animal crackers and a spoonful of peanut butter.

Here are some pictures from Monday when the kids were out of school. They had a blast but everyone was so tired from our play date at IJUMP (inflatable kid park) and Veteran's park and jumping on the trampoline for an hour, playing softball outside, and running a mile.

Here are my two kitchen helpers from last night and tonight. Ellie helped to prepare spaghetti with fresh peppers and salad. Jenna helped peel apart broccoli, mix garlic and tomato paste, scrape out spaghetti squash and wash and clean mushrooms. I always enjoy their questions as we are preparing supper. Tonight Jenna says, "Should I turn off the light, it will be more peaceful"...haha! and Ellie asks me if everything we cook has to "stink" because we like vegetables too much in our family. I asked her what she would want to eat if it was her choice and she said, "Just honey buns" and then she continued, "I would want four honey buns cause I am four"

Jenna practicing writing her "J's"...I told her how proud I was of her and she said, "yeah, I am proud of you too mommy, you do good J's"...haha!

We are most thankful right now for the health of our children. We continue to pray each day that the boys (and the girls) will remain healthy and free from sickness during the winter months.


Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

You have the cutest family! I love your little pantry mice picture. That is what we called our girls when they used to get into our pantry. Love Jenna's J's!

The Taylors said...

Honeybuns??? Jenna sounds like a woman after my own heart!