Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Just a little taste of life at the Alder house

Tonight Russ is going to be late coming home. I decided to try and get ahead of things and give the kids an early bath so that I can have all the kids to bed and dinner ready when he gets home. Since the weather today is SO WONDERFUL here I have all the windows open and the doors to the screened in porch open. The boys love to play out there and here is a little video of what I saw when I peaked around the corner. FYI, this is NOT out of the norm for our house. Oh, and by the way, if you can't hear what Ashton is singing, it is "What will we do with a drunken sailor." That is one of the songs that he and his daddy like to listen to in the office!! haha!! Only Russ!! Got to love him!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Can I start by saying that I am so happy most of my friends haven't posted much over the summer? I feel like a terrible mom but wow, we sure have been busy. I am vowing to be better as soon as we get back in the swing of things.

Today I took the twins to see Elmo. Ashton wasn't able to come since he is now going to IC for preschool. Kellie, Owen, and my mom also went. We had so much fun! Everyone really liked it but I have to say that I really got my moneys worth with Henry's ticket! HE LOVED IT!! Never even moved a muscle!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

First day of preschool

Ashton had his first day of preschool today. He was a little unsure this morning when he woke up and had very little to say. On the way there I asked him if he wanted to listen to "his songs" and he told me no. I then asked if he wanted to watch a little bit of a movie on the way and he told me no again. I decided to just talk to him and he told me to be quiet. I guess it was the nerves because he never wants to sit in a quiet car.

As soon as we pulled up at IC he got very excited. That made me feel a lot better because I thought I was going to be in for a rough drop off. We walked in and talked to his teacher, Wendy Hindley. Next we walked to the room next door to see his cousin, Aiden. All was well until I took him back to his classroom and told him that I had to go home to take care of the twins but that I would be back in a little while to pick him up. Well, that is when things turned around. His little eyes swelled up and and he told me, "I not want to stay at big school with Miss Hindley. No thank you Mommy!" As much as I hated seeing him so upset I knew that it would only be worse if I stayed because that would just drag it out. So I kissed him goodbye and handed him to Wendy.

I am DYING to go pick him up this afternoon!!! I can't wait to hear how he did after I left. I sure hope he didn't cry for long.

Here are a couple of pictures of Russ trying to teach Ash how to ride a big boy bike. Look closly at his bike, YES it is a Dora bike!! I know that it is supposed to be for a girl but he LOVES Dora!!! I always say that he has a thing for older Hispanic women!! hahaha!! Oh, and yes he is wearing a pink shirt. He is very secure in his manhood. How else could he ride a Dora bike and wear a pink shirt at the same time!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Such BIG boys!

The twins are growing so fast and are really enjoying feeding themselves! So, we decided to just give them a bowl of mashed potatoes and see what happened! They can definitely make quite the mess, but unless we want to feed them until they're 18, guess we'll have to deal with it! :)

And of course, we don't like to eat peas if the are on our plate, but if they belong my brother, I will eat them up!!