Saturday, February 28, 2015

Random February

February was quite a random and somewhat busy month as we prepared to welcome little Mattox into our family and move to a new house.  We also had a little winter weather after a very mild January.  We are looking forward to so many big changes in March, but we do have to finish documenting February first.  Here goes...

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Brody helped Mommy practice photographing him in black and white.  I had forgotten how to do that on our camera and was trying to refresh my memory. 

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Brody continued his preschool lessons with the letter E.

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E is for elephant!

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We read Horton Hatches the Egg and made our elephant E.

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Brody has found my stash of markers lately and has made a few messes.  Sigh.  I am going to have to hide these better.

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The boys playing peek a boo.

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Some more black and white photography practice.  I just love black and white photos. 

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I just love his sweet face.

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And those smiles!

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And these smiles too!

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Yep and this one too.

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We took the boys bowling so that Evan could earn his bowling belt loop for Cub Scouts.

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Evan likes to try to bowl like his Daddy.

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And Brody likes to do it "all by himself!"

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"Yes!"


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High fives for Evan.

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And Brody.  

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Brody got a strike!

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Evan got a strike too right after Brody's shot because one of Brody's pins got knocked into the lane and wasn't picked up.  Evan's ball hit that pin and pushed it into the other pins to help knock them down.  I told Evan he owed Brody for that strike.  Haha!

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Brody enjoyed some more finger painting crafts as he painted some Valentine art. 


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We also made Horton the elephant from Horton Hears a Who with Brody's hand print for some art for baby Mattox's room. 

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Brody's love art.  He just painted on cardstock paper, and since he got the paint pretty thick, it was hard taking the tape off without the paper tearing a little.  

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I painted a heart. 

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On a warmer weekend, the boys got out to practice baseball.  

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We wanted to see if Brody was ready for t-ball.  He has not shown much interest in using his little plastic t-ball set, but when we got out the real bat and ball, he was hitting like a little pro. 

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Daddy helped show him the proper way to stand and swing. 

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I think he will be ready for Spring t-ball!

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Our Valentine's decor.  Daddy and I just enjoyed celebrating together at home watching "The Best of Me."

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I bought us some yummy treats at a local bakery...chocolate ganache cupcake for me and big chocolate chip cookies for the boys.  I offered to share my cupcake with Daddy, but he didn't want any.  ;-) 

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Brody working on his letter F.

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We read a frog book and made a frog out of hearts for Valentine's. 

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Brody sorted his conversation hearts by color. 

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I made Evan's teacher a little Valentine. 
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Who wouldn't want a jar full of conversation hearts?
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I made Evan's dinosaur Valentine's. 

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Brody made his wishes in the fountain at the mall for baby brother and snow.  We got the snow and hope baby brother arrives sometime tomorrow. 
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This boy loves any water he sees. 

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Evan made a little red-headed friend.  I think redheads like to stick together. 
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Mommy was feeling nostalgic driving around Raleigh with the boys while Daddy was working and just had to check out the place where she and Daddy first met about 15 years ago.  Wow, we are definitely getting old!  

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I just love this shot of Brody in the car with the setting sun shining brightly over his head.  

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Evan took advantage of his snow day to catch up on his reading...Harry Potter of course. 

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Brody and I got some good fortunes which we hope come true tomorrow! 

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I thought Evan's was very applicable as well since he is such a kind-heart little man.  

2 comments:

  1. You had a busy February but I know March will be even busier! I LOVE the art Brody made for Mattox's room -- that is such an excellent quote.

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  2. You had a great February- you know, like a whole month ago. Man, I got so far behind. Bad me.

    I love the black and white photography. I'm going to have to check and see if my new camera can do that. I'm not sure. Have you done black and white with Mattox yet?

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