Saturday, August 30, 2008

Bunch of Silliness!

Today I took Abby out just the two of us to do a alittle running around. Her favorite stop I think was the Dancer's Closet. We stopped there to get her ballet shoes and a skirt for her dance class that she is starting next week! She is so excited! She has changed in and out of her leotard, skirt and shoes about 10 times this afternoon! On our way home the sun was reflecting off the car behind us, Abby had turned around and spotted it, she turned back and said "Hey the sun is driving in the car behind us! I saw it in there! I think he (apparently the sun is male!) is listening to music like me but not Strawberry Shortcake songs (her obsession) like I have those are for girls-he listens to boy music". I wasen't able to get what "boy" music was but whatever it was that is what he listens to! She is so funny! I love to be able to get a glimpse of the world through her eyes! It is quite entertaining!
A couple days ago we decided to wash the car. Usually Bryan takes it to a car wash the do-it-your-self kind cause it is easier but those things scare me so I thought it would be a fun activity for the kids if we washed it at home. It took them a short while to not freak out when ever they got water on them! But then Dylan found the hose and it was all over after that!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Play'n ball and eating sticks!

We were outside yesterday-it was absolutly beautiful and cool. It was just a really nice afternoon! Bryan was trying to teach Dylan how to bat for the first time. It was really cute. He showed him how to hold the bat and hoe to swing it. He was sort of getting the hang of it but as you can image, a two year old's attention span isn't very and he was soon distracted and looking around while Bryan was throwing the ball at him and then lost interest and went to play in the sand box!
While this was going on Lacey decided that she was hungry!
I guess we don't feed her enough!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

No More Olympics

Some of you might be wondering why I haven't taken the olympic pictures off and well I am going through post-olympic depression and they make me feel better! I absolutly love the olympics and between the 3 channels that we got it on it was on seriously 24 hours a day! It was so much fun! They were absolutly spectacular! I won't bore you with all my favorite moments but I will bore you with some pics!! Since the summer games are over I guess I will just have to settle for counting down to the winter games in Vancouver! Feb. 12, 2010! Only 18 months

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sunday Afternoon

Well I don't know how you guys spend sunday afternoons but ours are spent with kids draped all over! Bryan in an effort to keep the kids out of the kitchen while I made dinner had all the kids sit with him to watch a movie. Dylan who did not take a nap snuggled up and was asleep in about 2 minutes flat! It was really funny! He was out so fast! Unfortunatly he only slept like 20 minutes so was very very grumpy the rest of the night! Oh well I guess you have to pay a price for a cute picture!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

A Fun Site

I just found this site. If you like fun crafty things then you might like this one! It has fun kid things and a variety of other things! http://www.makeandtakes.com/

Monday, August 18, 2008

Monkeying Around!

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I painted Dyan's room like a jungle a while back and he has some monkeys with velcro hand that he and Abby like to play with. They were having such a fun time pretending to be monkeys I just had to take some pictures of course! The camera is never very far at our house and they know it!! You also get a glimpse of Abby's fro! Poor girl! Obviously we didn't get around to doing hair that day! Whoops!! I will say in my defence they had asked for a "jama day" so that explains the pajamas altleast!!

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Two Popcicles

I bribe it's true, I admit it! Sometimes on days when the kids have had a hard day and behavior hasen't been the best they will ask for a snack. So I will ask them "well, I don't know have you been good enough for a snack?" and of course they always say "yes". So yesturday we had been outside for a while and when I said it was time to go inside I was immediatly met with opposition so I asked "do you want a popcicle?" That did it. Abby and Dylan raced inside, I asked what color and got what each of them wanted. We had the kind that are connected and that you have to break down the middle. So I break them and give them each one and Abby turned and said "Mom, I have been good enough for two" She is one smart little girl! I guess I need to switch somethings up on her!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Grandparents Visit

Well last week Bryan and my Dad went up to the Boundry Waters for a week long canoe/camping trip with 6 other people. They had a great time and we had fun while they were gone! My mom hung out with us. The kids were so excited to have them here! It was really nice now that they are alittle older and didn't have the warm up time for grandma and grandpa! Our week was pretty busy, Breaking Dawn came out-which was totally awesome and jam packed with good stuff!-so I had to juggle my time! I was trying to read when I could but my mom and I had projects planned also. We went to the zoo with a friend who's husband and oldest son had also gone on the trip and my mother-in-law Jenny. Who honestly is, and they both will tell you this, is exactly like my Mom! This was way fun and also Dylan's first time. He was so excited to see all the animals that we talk about and learned the sounds of! It was alot of fun to watch him!
After we were done at the Zoo we went to a park for lunch and let the kids play and run around. We had beautiful weather and a great afternoon. The next day my Mom and I painted my kitchen. My poor kitchen had been sadly neglected while the other rooms in the house got all the attention! We painted a red around the bottom and a lighter tanish/peachy color and also put in a chair rail, which I cut by myself-I am kinda proud about that!! I wanted to decorate in americana style so my mom brought out all her extra americana stuff (and she has alot) for me to pick and choose from. Thank you tons Mom!!! We also used her cricut, which I totally have to get now, to do some lettering on the wall. It says "Land of the free and the home of the brave". I think it turned out completly wonderful!
So we got all that done in time for the boys to come back and dump all the camoing stuff all over!! It really wasen't all that bad. Then we have some friends at church who have a brother who has a corn field that he grows for himself and his neighbors and from the extra you can go get all that you want. Jenny and Bill, my in-laws, got a truck load and so my mom and I got about 25 dozen ears of corn to make frezzer corn. It was ALOT of corn! All together it took like 2 hours to get it all shucked and cut. So lets just say that this year my mom will really appreciate what goes into making the corn when she eats it this year!!!
We let Abby and Dylan help alittle and it was so funny because every ear that got done Dylan would yell "corn its corn!" It was like he was suprised everytime! It was way funny!
video video So we had fun during our visit and Abby kept asking why granda had to go and saying that her house was too far way. It was really cute. I am really greatful that the kids get to see and spend time with my parents as much as they do!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

More to come!

Well the Olympics have started so my free time is limited!! I absolutly LOVE the Olympics! Bryan and my Dad went on a week long canoe trip so my Mom hung out here. We had a total blast of course! So I have pics to post from that and I have been trying to finish Breaking Dawn but since we had other projects I haven't been very successful and then with the Olympics on-well it will all get done some how!! I don't know about you guys but our house is all olympics all the time!!!!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Photo Mosaic Meme

Alright Jeanette here you go! Some of those questions are kinda hard!!

Here's how it works: a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search. b. Using only the first page, pick an image. c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd's mosaic maker. Choose 3 columns with 4 rows. The Questions: 1. What is your first name? 2. What is your favorite food? 3. What high school did you go to? 4. What is your favorite color? 5. Who is your celebrity crush? 6. Favorite drink? 7. Dream vacation? 8. Favorite dessert? 9. What you want to be when you grow up? 10. What do you love most in life? 11. One Word to describe you. 12. Your flickr name. (kid version: favorite animal?) Alright I am going to pass this on to- Jen H. Tara Jen B. Josie Have fun!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

This is gross!

This is gross not blood and guts gross but yucky gross! My mom and I and the kids were driving in the car yesturday. Dylan started screaming and crying so I asked Abby why he was crying he said "He wants my gum" Now I knew that I hadn't given her any gum and the last time they had some was like 3 days ago. So I asked her how she had gum and she said "I put it on this" She held up and black plastic thing that she found in the back of the van. "Abby-that is really gross!" I said to her. She didn't think there was anything wrong with saving it I guess! So the gross part was we got home, I got out of the car and went to get the kids out, I opened the door, unbuckle everyone. Dylan came over to get out, I looked at him and he was smacking on Abby's-three-day-old-stayed-in-the-car-during-super-hot-days-and-high-humidity-already-chewed-gum! And he was just like "Hey look at me I have gum!" kids can be so gross!