Thursday, May 28, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
I don't know whos idea this was, but the other went right along with it.
When it's not too hot we've been enjoying our backyard. Thanks to Susie V. (my mom's friend) we've had a pretty cozy swing.
She adores any small furniture, usually chairs, she loves stuff that's her size, apparently she thought this would make a nice seat.
Ahh, twilight in the backyard, isn't it pretty. Daddy had been pitching balls to the boys back there lately. We really are enjoying having a backyard more than we thought we would.
If you got to hear my talk in church on Mother's Day, this is what I was talking about. It's cat poo, no, none of the kids pooed on the bed. Peyton got into it, but she discovered pretty quickly it wasn't a good idea and came to me for help right away.
He has to take a break now and then to soak up some heat. The water is still a bit chilly.We have another fish on our hands with this girl. She doesn't mind how chilly the water is and has taken a few plunges and not gotten upset at all. Maybe she'll even start swimming at 2 like big brother Benji did! I love my water babies.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Ummm....Yeah, it's ALL in espanol. No, there is no Engles on the back. I looked through it all really well, all spanish, Si, es verdad. At least it's just propositions this time and No is the exact same in both languages. I better brush up on my espanol before the next election, no?
Friday, May 15, 2009
Ok, on to the pictures and mini stories from the month of April
This is of course my little mommy diva. There is no shortage of Girlie in her!
We love our zoo and go quite frequently. I loved these pics. Ben asked me to take the one below and posed for it all on his own.
He loves his sister.
I better get on to May soon before it's JUNE!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
In no particular order:
1. Sounds, like the sound of a fountain and windchimes, and I can't leave out babies giggles and children's laughter.
2. A clean house, or a clean room for that matter, only then do I feel that I can truely relax.
3. A good, can't put it down, book.
4. A booger free nose.
5. getting rid of stuff.
6. Good surprises. It can be a book or flowers, cookies, kids having done a chore on their own. Any pleasant surprise really. I love surprises. It was the best on the 2 kids I didn't find out the sex of. I wish I would have done that every time.
I now tag Becca, Janelle, Yolawnda, Jill, Allison ans Susie. If you've already done it, do it again!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Grandma Kay likes to take the kids and I to Toys R' Us every once and a while and spoil them. They think this is pretty much the best thing in the world.
This is Ben on our way out. Grandma will even give them quarters to either ride the rides or get candy or toys from the machines. Micah and Jacob always pick the machines, Ben always picks the rides. Smart kid, he just got a toy from the toy store!
He let Peyton share his ride, I like this picture because they are both wearing orange and Ben is being such a good brother.
This is pretty much my whole purpose in posting this, and of course because it's a tradition the kids love so much. Anyway, Peyton found this stroller, a doll stroller. She was not walking yet at the time, but this stroller gave her the confidence she needed (it was too light to really be of any help). She pushed that thing all over the store and would not let go of it. The very next day she realized she didn't need it and has been walking ever since. She still likes to push all 3 of her dolls around in it. When one falls out she just stops and tosses it right back in and keeps on going.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Micah is brilliant, and I don't say that lightly. Since he was just 3 years old he could spend hours just painting or drawing, and he does some wonderful artwork. He can sit down at the piano and pluck out any song his little heart desires. He's learning to read music too. He takes piano lessons from Jennifer Ward once a week and I think he's doing a great job.
For Micah, everything is black and white, good or bad. It's important for him to follow the rules and he's hard on himself when he slips up. He's a good boy. Everything is so literal for him too. You better say what you mean and mean what you say.
Micah has recently discovered that he does like sports. He can hit a ball really well now and is looking forward to playing baseball at school. I feel a connection to him and a love for him that I have not felt since he was a toddler. I get where he's coming from now, finally. His mind works so different from mine that I just didn't get it, well, now I GET IT. I can stay calm and I can do this. I can handle it now. Micah, I can be the mom you deserve now. I am ready for this.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Ok, so while Tyler was at the ER he called me to let me know they would be sedating him to relocate his shoulder. He called me a little while after and was talking funny (trying to make me think he had been sedated) he let me know that they didn't have to sedate him, he touged it out and the Dr was able to get it back in without too much difficulty. Anyway, he later asked if when he had called and was talking funny I thought he had been seduced. I had to laugh, he of course meant sedated.
So this is the before sod and after Tyler finished the sprinkler system. I am so glad he waited till those sprinklers were done to get hurt. I don't think I could have done that as easily.
Another before view. That is my Fountain that Ty found at OSH on major clearance and sale on top of that.
Look at us awesome ladies doing Man work! Thanks for checking my blog Kristie to know what was going on and take the initiative to come and sweat and get dirty! Yolawnda, thanks for always being there to help me with whatever and making me feel like I can always ask for anything.
My sister Morgan was the photographer, so I have no pictures of her, but she helped with my kids as well as Yolawnda's kids. They were very good. Morgan also cleaned up all the messes they made while we were working.
I was dreading laying sod, but I was ready to do it all myself if I had to, and I was prepared to suffer. Surprisingly, I enjoyed it. It wasn't hard. Of course, if I had to do it all myself I'm sure it would have taken lots more than the hour or so it did take and it would not have been as fun or as easy.
See, isn't he a great supervisor. Believe it or not, this is really hard for him. He would way rather be doing the work himself. He has a hard time delegating and not helping.
Cutting the shape into it, and keeping the edges wet. Tyler was telling me how cute my feet are in this pic, I like that we are both smiling. What a happy and fullfilling day.
Slep with one eye open, gripping your pillow tight.....this is how I found Ty sleeping. He has been catching up on sleep the last few days, so unlike him! I'm not big on letting him get much sleep, but I'm allowing it now because I think he really needs it to help him get better.