Tuesday, August 27, 2013

My boys.

These two kiddos right here have my heart, forever and ever. They are growing up so fast and I'm so proud of their little daily accomplishments.

Logan- he is SO like his Daddy. Not only in looks, but he is stubborn, and a know-it-all, but he also has a warm heart. He is the second pickiest eater in the house (next to Daddy), but we do still have a few things in common. He is my fellow board-game and game-show lover. He likes to watch Hollywood Game Night, Wheel of Fortune, and Family Feud with me. And he always wants to play board games. Now that he's older its been fun teaching him more "grown-up" games like rummy, phase ten, and yahtzee. He is so smart. He had his first "real" test last week- spelling and multiple choice- and he aced it! :) Definitely hanging onto that one for the scrapbook! So hard to believe he is six years old and in first grade, seems like just yesterday he was a baby. I'm so proud of him.

Brody- To sum it up in one word... hellraiser. Not sure which parent he gets that from. But he loves FOOD, just like Mommy. He would rather share a salad with me than a happy meal. And he loves to mess with all of my things, and play dress up with anything he can find. He's been wearing his older brother's watch for the past week, even sleeping in it. He loves costumes. And animals- he really loves animals. Specifically bears, and elephants, and moo moo cows, and horsies, and birds. He is so destructive lately, but that smile wins me over every time. He's so smart and grown up. He skipped over so many "baby" things because he wants to be just like brother. He refuses to drink out of sippy cup and wants a "real" cup, and he hasn't ridden in a stroller since he started walking. Love him to pieces, my little momma's boy.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

My summer bucket list:

At the beginning of summer, I decided to make a little list (I'm the queen of list making), of fun summer activities to keep the kids busy and happy this summer! Since Logan only has seven more weeks of summer before school starts, I doubt most of them will get accomplished, but it will be fun to see how many we can check off the list!

Bowling (kids bowl free during the summer)
Spend some time at the lake
Have a picnic
Drive in movie (hoping that Monster's University will be playing soon!)
Busch Gardens
Strawberry picking
Story and craft time at the library
Go see $1 movie
Take the kids to the Home Depot or Lowe's Saturday workshops

So far we've been strawberry picking and planned our Busch Gardens trip. I signed the kids up for the summer library program, but we've the husband's been kind of slacking about actually taking them.

Here's a couple of pictures from our strawberry picking adventures:

(The end result-- yummy!)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

a birthday for Brody

My little man turned two recently. I can't believe he is growing up so fast! I just want to slow down time and keep him a baby forever... well maybe not forever. Just a little while longer!

To celebrate Brody's birthday, we decided against doing our typical birthday party this year (which we are also not doing for Logan's birthday). Instead, for each boy's birthday, we decided to do somthing special with just them, one-on-one, and then keep things simple and have cake and presents at home.

For Brody's special day we decided to take him to the zoo, since he loves animals lately. He has so many (toy) animals at home that he carries around, and a board book full of animal pictures that he is learning all the names of! As expected, he LOVED the zoo. His favorites were the monkeys, the bears, and the giraffes. Here are some pictures from his special day!

I think he had an awesome day! I'm really glad we decided to change things up this year. Having the same old types of birthday parties every year is just getting old, and it was nice to be able to spend some one-on-one time with Brody. 

Monday, March 12, 2012

Junk drawer = tackled!

So, I didn't manage to get a whole lot done this weekend, but I was able to mark one thing off my "to-do" list. I went through my overflowing junk drawer while the kids were napping and did a little reorganizing. Here's the (embarrassing) "before" shot:

Recipes, cookbooks, magazines, paint cards, menus, sunglasses, cords, greeting cards, random small toys that I've confiscated, scissors, manuals, receipts, scrap paper...Yikes.

And here is the lovely "after" shot. Yay! Organized at last.

My biggest organization was putting all of my recipe cards and print outs into a binder (with menus in the front pocket). So much better! Now I can actually find what I'm looking for instead of digging thru the drawer every time.

I showed the hubby my pretty little drawer and he said, "I give it a week". Gee thanks.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Happy Friday!!

Can't wait to spend the weekend with these two! :)

So much to do, so little time.

I desperately need to get organized! Here are some projects that I really need to accomplish soon!...

Scrapbooking and/or Shutterfly books. Haven't scrapbooked anything since December 2010. FAIL. Pregnancy, holidays, birthdays, baby, and so much more, is waiting to be scrapbooked all nice and pretty. Brody is almost 1, so I need to get on that sooner rather than later.

Organize/decorate Brody's room. Poor kid. Don't most parents decorate the nursery before they come home from the hospital? The rate I'm going, his room might be 100% by his birthday.

Go spring shopping. I'm beginning to think that little elves snuck into my closet while I was sleeping and shrunk all of my clothes. That totally happens, right? I mean why else wouldn't they fit?!

Stain the deck and re-gravel driveway. Think I'll delegate that to the hubby.

Hang photo collage in dining room. I have the frames. I have the pictures. Why hasn't this happened yet?!

Decide on paint color for living room. And paint it.

Clean out junk drawer(s). (I just typed drunk drawer, LOL). Instead of a million receipe cards and print outs- organize them in a binder or (if I'm really feeling fancy), cute little shutterfly book.

Buy easter baskets and put together. I've at least started on this one. Got a few things together, just need to get baskets and finish them!

Plan birthday parties. Thats right, not one but TWO back-to-back parties. These kids are going to break me... Need to:

1. Pick a theme (Brody)
2. Book bowling alley (Logan)
3. Figure out cake ideas (both)
4. Order decorations and invites
5. Figure out present ideas. (Stumped on this one. 5 year olds are hard!)

Ok, at least now I have a game plan. Now if only I could take a week off work to get it all done....

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

happy hearts day!

I have not one, but three sweethearts to spend my day with! :) I'm a lucky girl.

Here's one of them, after being woke up with a Valentines balloon (he was pretty excited about it).

I smile everytime I look at these :). Happy Valentine's Day!