Saturday, April 26, 2008

Only in Petersburg...

From the Police Report in the Petersburg Pilot, April 17, 2008:

Plastic wrap was observed strung across the intersection of 1st and Excel Streets.

As has been stated before on this blog, we do live in a dangerous town.  Seriously.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Spring is finally here!

Out for an evening walk. 
On the run - Mr. T. amazed us by running almost the entire time.  O Boy, on the other hand, slowly strolled far back in the distance picking up as many treasures as his hands could possibly carry.  We had to stay somewhere in between.  Since it's spring, one never knows when the bears will start to make appearances...

Here's O Boy with his hands crammed full of treasures.  Look carefully!

I love the beautiful mountain reflected in the water behind O Boy.

Throwing rocks - an activity that could consume hours.  Good thing there's an adequate supply!

Fish spotters: Phil and O Boy looking at baby fish.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Mr. T's preschool visits the fire station

Spring in Alaska

Spring means lots of icebergs breaking away from the glacier around the corner from our town and floating around offshore.  Sometimes they even end up on the beach!  Even though it looks sunny (and it was), it was still blisteringly cold and windy down on the beach.  We're a long ways from summer...

Just like Dad!

Mr. T. discovered one of Phil's old high school basketball jerseys in our dress up box the other and decided to wear it around for the rest of the day.  He's ready to join the team...except the shirt might need a little hemming!

Car parade

A rare smile from O Boy - yes, that is a smile! showing off his carefully constructed parade of cars.  Right now the current two favorite activities with cars are lining them up for parades and parking them all in rows like a parking lot.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Yankee Doodle

One of our children's books features all the words to Yankee Doodle - it's just an illustrated version of the song. (There are lots of verses that I'd never heard before). Our boys LOVE it. They both flip through the pages trying to sing it. Here's Mr. T's version:

Friday, April 11, 2008


As anyone who's worked with Mr. T. knows, we've been working up to jumping for a LONG, LONG time.  A few days ago he started bouncing on our trampoline, and the next day he suddenly discovered he could actually jump!  Hooray!

And not to be outdone...we should of course mention that O Boy has been bouncing around the house for months. His jumps on the trampoline practically rocket him into the stratosphere. But would he let me catch all this on video? Barely.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Helping Mom with a Happy Birthday

Guess old Mom needed a little helping blowing out her one candle on the delicious carrot cake baked and frosted by Phil!

First night in the big boy bed

Round one for O Boy...Round two for the parents (Mr. T. is STILL sleeping in his crib despite numerous attempts to promote him to a big boy bed.) From the first night he's happily adjusted to this new situation and has only gotten out of bed once to get books. We can hardly believe it after the hours of wrestling with Mr. T. to get him to stay in bed. O Boy has even condescended to sleep with a pillow and blanket in addition to his beloved blankie and doggie. Amazing!

Slumber party!

Haven't heard of this sport yet?

Here's a new sport invented by O Boy yesterday call Bubble-Basket-Tennis:
1. Take bubble wands that he discovered in a cupboard ("TENNIS!" he shouted when he found them).
2. Round up the huge, heavy basketball.
3. Line up at opposite ends of the hallway.
4. Knock the basketball back and forth, laughing hysterically all the while.

Mr. T.'s power backhand: