Sunday, October 7, 2012

Team Darnell on Wheels!

We took the boys to the skating rink today. We were not sure what to expect but the boys had a great time!

They did not have anything for the boys to use while learning so Daddy and I were their assistance. Daddy was able to help with two of the boys while I helped the third.

They did great! Wes was super confident and was the first to 'let go' and skate on his own. He would use the wall for his aide and slowly became more and more confident.

Andrew was the next to let go and skate. Jared was doing really well but didn't want to let go. Shortly before leaving, he was skating on his own. There were a few falls but the boys were quick to get right back up and try it again.

The skating rink did the traditional Hokey Pokey, limbo and races. When it came time for limbo, Wes wanted to give it a try. He made it through the first round. On the second round, he dropped to his knees and crawled under... he was out! But, he had fun and was really proud.

When we were leaving, the boys did not want to leave. The quotes upon leaving were "that was awesome," "that was the greatest day" and "I want to go back 100 times."

Needless to say, we will be back! We stopped for ice cream on our way home. It was another wonderful day with the our little family.

A video of Wes (he was fine after the fall) and some pics from today:

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Rocking Soccer!

The boys rocked it out at soccer this morning!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Bath Time Update

In February 2009, we were able to give the boys a bath in the big tub at the same time.   It was a fun experience and little did I know the amount of fun we would have in that bathroom.    Over the past three years, we have experienced some of our greatest moments of laughter as well as our most intense moments of frustration.    From about age 2.5 until they turned 3, the boys were maniacs in the tub!   They would splash and splash and did I mention... splash?    Well, we survived and with some maturity came a renewed calm in the bath tub.    While the boys can still get a little splash crazy, they know that splashing will end their bath time for the night.   

Since it had been a while since I took any pictures, I broke out the camera tonight.   I fear that the days of all three boys bathing together may be coming to a close.   You will see why in a moment.    I know I say this all the time but, I swear it was yesterday when I took this picture.... 
And now, I see these big boy faces looking back at me in the tub...  
 This picture shows why I think their days of sharing one tub may be coming to a close...
 However, they L-O-V-E bath time!   They ask for a bath and now easily head to the bathroom after dinner for their bath.  
 They are such big boys, they are able to draw their own bath, with perfect temperature for the drawer.   Andrew likes it a little warmer than Wes and Jared is right in the middle.   If we attempt to skip a bath one night, we are bound to encounter at least one fit!
 They are growing up so very, very fast...
 Love, love, love these moments with them...

Take care, 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

A Classic Quote!

At lunch today, the boys were all talking.   Andrew wanted to sing a song and Wesley would not quiet down to allow Andrew to sing.   Then came what will become a classic quote in our family.   From Andrew to Wesley...

"Wessie, Wessie, Wessie, when my mouth starts to move, your mouth should stop moving!  Ok?  Ok."   

This is made even more classic by understanding the dynamic between Andrew and Wes.   For Andrew to say something like this to Wes, it's just perfect!!!     

Take care,