Monday, September 24, 2012

The Visitor

Last Wednesday we had a visitor. He had a nice time in our yard. Enjoyed a large breakfast. They boys ran from window to window watching him.

Eventually the turkey realized he could not find an exit and ran around the yard in a panic.  Joe eventually drove him to the gate opening and off he went on his way.

Pictures of Recent Events

Taking a break from catching up on older posts, here are some pictures of recent outings and fun.Here is a picture of Jason in his balloon hat, sword and scabbard. We attended "Natick Days" which was full of fun. Here Jason and I are behind a fire truck. It was a nice day, sunny and a light breeze, and the boys had a great time eating ice cream and having lots of fun.
Kevin has been an understanding brother. Especially as Jason has garnered a lot of attention at home and at school with his loose tooth and now missing tooth. Here he shows us his big beautiful smile.


This one is from last Friday and a visit to Lowe's. The boys are driving a Lowe's NASCAR race car shopping cart.



In other news, the boys had their first sleep over the next day, Saturday. They did very well sleeping over at Mimi and Papa's.






Here are the boys at play. They are scuba diver, repairmen. Note the goggles, masks and power tools. The rocking chairs are overturned for repair.


Jason Loses His First Tooth

On Thursday Jason lost his first tooth. It's been loose for awhile. Courtesy of a fall and a break in the gum line. On Wednesday the tooth bled. He insisted that he would not lose any teeth. Ever.

We've been reading books and talking about the Tooth Fairy in order to be prepared.

I arrived at preschool to pick up the boys and Jason ran up to me excited and breathless, eager to tell me and show me all about his tooth.

He was brave about the whole thing and very excited. You can see here that he's giving his best grin in these 2 pictures.

Later that night, the Tooth Fairy visited and left an envelope under Jason's pillow. In the morning, I asked Jason if the Tooth Fairy had visited. He ran into his room and looked under the pillow and exclaimed, 'She left me a message!"

Jason tore open the envelope and discovered some stickers and a dollar bill. He has carried the stickers and the dollar bill around the house ever since.



Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Cute Pix

 




Kevin - Ukulele Rock Star

Joe got a ukulele for  his birthday. Kevin took an immediate liking to the ukulele. Here are a few pictures of him rocking out with Joe's uke.

On Saturdays we will frequently have in-house concerts. Jason likes to set up his drum kit and will also play my keyboards. Kevin likes to play a variety of instruments ranging from a train whistle to a kazoo to a harmonica. He also likes to play Joe's violin while Jason likes Joe's 6 string guitar.
It's always a fun time and the boys have a great time creating music and trying new things and being in charge of their own orchestras.

Joe's Birthday

Continue on our tour of 2012, we celebrated Joe's birthday with a Star Wars theme. Here you can see his ice cream cake from Ben and Jerry's with Luke and Darth Vader battling it out over who will get the biggest piece.


The boys helped Joe blow out the candles.

 The happy birthday boy with his boys.


Having Some Fun

One night I was bouncing the boys on my knee while singing the soccer anthem "Ole". I've tried to post the video but it's too large so here are some photos that also capture the fun.






Snaps of Snips

The boys aren't fans of getting haircuts. We've tried the Snippits chain twice. Lots of tears and too much stress for everyone so we do snips at home. Here are some snaps of the February haircuts. You can see how Kevin's turned out on the left while Jason patiently waits to be finished.

What motivates them to be so good for something they dislike so much? Check out the huge green race car lollipop in Kevin's hand. Now THAT is motivation.
You can see we still had the Christmas tree up in February. There was no snow so we clung to the holidays to counter the brown grass and dreary New England snow-less winter.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

First Day of Preschool!

It was a big day for our boys. Their first day of Preschool. The day started out dreary and rainy and Kevin has a terrible cold. However, the boys were looking forward to their first day. Although, Jason expressed disappointment when we pulled up to the same place we'd been going to all Summer. In fact, his words, "Why are we here? I want a new preschool."  Kevin had no comment. Blame the cold as he's rarely without a comment. Jason attends class downstairs and Kevin attends upstairs. They come back together for lunch and nap and then the rest of the day, who knows.

Kevin ran to me and jumped up into my arms when I arrived to take them home. Jason ran over and then ran back to play a bit more before leaving. They had a snack of chocoloate Cheerios and Scooby Doo gummy snacks in the car. Jason asked if there was anything else to eat in the car. Aside from the stale Cheerios on the floor mats, nope.


They both said they had a great day and played with lots of kids. They learned a new song about a hot dog sizzling in a pan which Kevin sang to me while our corn muffins baked. Cute song. Yummy muffins.

All in all, a good day. The top picture and the picture to the left are serious ones that I managed to capture by telling them that the next one could be a silly one.

Love,
Kathy

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Boys Turn 4

The boys turned 4 on the 8th. They had a great day filled with fun, frosting and more fun. We had gifts, birthday cupcakes and then dinner. Here are some snaps from the celebration. Enjoy!










Sunday, February 26, 2012

Kevin Runs on Dunkin



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Somewhere at some point in time, Kevin and Jason saw a Dunkin' donuts commercial or Joe told them about Dunkin. The Doherty men do like to go out on a Sunday morning for some coffee and donuts so I shouldn't be surprised by this video. And yet....

Teamwork


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Sometimes the boys work together. Sometimes it's sweet and dear like when one boy brings Fred or Chewy to his brother when he's hurt. Or when one boy hugs the other to cheer him up or gives him hand. And, then there are times like this. Going nowhere and leading to nothing but still pretty funny if you are there to witness it.

Capt. Barnacles and Kwazii

This is a picture of Captain Barnacles. He's a polar bear and the leader of the Octonauts whose motto is to explore, rescue and protect.The Octonauts are one of the boys' new favorite tv shows. Kevin says he is Capt. Barnacles. Jason says that he's Kwazii. Kwazii is a pirate cat who has led a life of adventure. I tell you this as there's a funny story at the end of this blog and it ties back to Kwazii and his eye patch.



When the boys watch The Octonauts, during the intro when the Octonauts are running through the octopod to get to headquarters, Kevin and Jason jump up and run in place imitating Kwazii and Barnacles. Joe managed to capture that here:


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*Funny story here:


We had lunch today at CJ's in North Framingham, a frequent and well-liked haunt for us. Today as we sat at the counter eating ice cream and watching the news on one of the 2 big screen TVs (have you figured out what the boys like about CJs yet?), a woman with an eye patch came on and was speaking about something going on somewhere in the world. Kevin yelled out, "Hey, look! A pirate!"




I can only imagine the look on my face and on Joe's as the girl behind the counter who had just served the boys their ice cream saw our expressions and said,"Well, thank goodness she's on TV."


Amen.

SNOW!

After last year and the crazy amount of snow we had, no one is really excited about snow this year. Except for Kicky and Jumpy. We got a teeny bit of snow in January. There was just enough to throw snowballs and play "Yeti". Yeti is a game the boys made up where Mom is a yeti and they chase Mom and throw snowballs to chase the yeti away.















Enjoy!

Superbowl - Not So Super

There's no point talking about the Superbowl. Some Doherty's are still sulking. Mom and the boys watched a little bit of the game. The boys had fun reenacting the game but in their own way.


Have a good one!






Sue's Birthday


We celebrated Sue's birthday in a non-traditional manner. We had a birthday cake made of Sue's favorite pie. McDonald's apple pies. Here are some pix of the birthday girl and 2 boys pretending to be birthday presents.