Monday, May 13, 2013

Knock Knock

This Mother's Day I was in my bedroom getting ready for the day when I overheard my husband trying to teach our three year olds a knock knock joke. I was amused that they did not quite get the concept but did enjoy hearing each of them mooing along with daddy as they tried to be the interrupting cow. 

Daddy:  "knock knock"
boys: "who's there?"
Daddy:  "interrupting cow"
boys:  "MOOOOOOO"

On Sunday morning, I felt like one of the luckiest people in the world. My house was filled with little boy giggles spending time with their daddy and mommy.  I could not have asked for a better gift.  My three little boys are growing into big boys and I could not be prouder of them. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Going on a Space Adventure

I am not exactly sure how it all started, but all three of my little three and half year olds have become obsessed with the planets and outer space.  Just to add to the obsession, the Sid the Science Kid movie had a segment on planets, and both The Cat in the Hat and Super Why did a show on the planets.  Even the sensory gym I take the boys to has a Galaxy room displaying all the planets on the wall.  Before I knew it Caleb, Jake and Liam were reciting the planet names and were requesting to watch Sid in outer space almost every morning when they woke up. 

Since before they were born I have struggled with how to decorate the boys’ room.  Knowing the three of them had to share it, I wanted to pick something that they all enjoyed.  My guys are all so different so instead of picking something, I committed to nothing.  When the planet obsession surfaced I was doing some online shopping and stumbled across a planet area rug I could put in their room.  Finally a plan was set in motion.  The rug was perfect, it had a rocket ship, the stars and all the planets along with the name of each planet written underneath (this detail was an added bonus for my son Liam because he loves letters and spelling).    

 My husband happens to be a pretty talented artist and can draw free hand so we decided to head out to home depot and pick out paints so Daddy could paint three rocket ships on their bedroom walls, one for each boy.  I thought we would have three simple rocket ships with the boys’ names on them but once my husband started going there was no way to stop him.  He created one ship from Firefly, one ship from Star Trek and one Curious George Rocket Ship.  He did a fantastic job!  Even though the boys have no idea what Firefly or Star Trek is they love their spaceships.  I also ordered some planet decals to put around the space ships to add to the whole theme.   The boys finally have decorations on their walls!!!