So it's been almost 3 months since my cop-out post of the kids as elves and I finally got the chastising I had been due to pick back up on my blogging. So I am going to try to get in two blogs a week from here on out. No promises, but I will try. :)

We are all doing good. Mr. Bean has been CRAZY busy with work with week long projects that keep him at work up to 15 hours a day and they have been going on every month. March should be the last one allowing him some down time and all of us a bit more relaxation.

Baby Bean is so grown up these days! She is 4 years and 2 months now in case anyone has lost track and she is full of surprises. She is learning math right now. The other day we were riding in the car and she said, "dad, does 3 and 2 equal 5?" Now granted, if she gets past ten and therefore runs out of fingers to use she gets a bit stuck. But she is very interested in how you add numbers to get bigger numbers and take away numbers to get smaller numbers. I tried getting her to count to 20 the other day and she got to 13 and said she couldn't go any further. I told her I would help her and she said she didn't want to learn to count and she didn't want to learn to read she could already write and that's all she wanted to do. Quite emphatically actually. God bless the teachers that get her in class because they are going to have their hands full! :) She got to go to see Beauty and the Beast the play this weekend with her us parent Beans, Aunt Bean and Grandma Mielke Bean. She felt like such a grown up. Oh, and she if finishing medicine for a 7 on a 10 scale ear infection. We have actually been blessed that this has only been her 2nd ear infection in 4 years.

Baby Bean 2 is growing so much! He is now 1 year and 15 months and weighs about 24 lbs. Baby Bean is only 29 lbs so he is soon going to over take her. That will be fun. He is climbing everything learning to talk. He says thank you, up please, milk please, truck, football, shoes and juice. He is speaking clearly for those who are unfamiliar with deciphering toddler speak but it is very clear that he is saying the phrases at the appropriate time so now we just have to work on the pronunciation. He is full of messy wavy hair and has a thing for shoes and coats. He wears both around the house all day every day. He just this weekend got over pink eye in both eyes and a head cold. You would never believe how wonderfully still a one year old can lay while you drop medicine in their eyes. This kid is like non I've ever seen! Amazing is all I can say. Needless to say our house has been quite the croupy mess lately.

Well that is about all I have for an up date today. Baby Brother Bean and his misses with their bundle on the way will be here for a 3 day visit this weekend for the first time since we've lived here so I am ECSTATIC!!! Next update will be next week with photos of their visit. Here are a few of the kids from recent ventures. Oh, and my latest two cakes. One was zebra stripes with pink and green trim and flowers for a 14th birthday and the other was for a 5 year old girl's birthday party and was themed Princess and the Frog. Enjoy!

My men all cute in their green shirts in front of the fire together. Priceless!

Baby Bean dressing up from a box of dress up stuff Gramma Von Bean gave her for Christmas

Baby Beans eating in their big kid chairs before going to the gym with me one morning.