Friday, February 26, 2010

things we love this week

Seth: Being in Young Mens. It seriously took being with them once to come home and tell me "These are the greatest boys ever!"

Dezi: Seth. He works so extremely hard for us and makes it possible for me to stay home with our boys. (Not that I don't love him every other week too, I've just been feeling pretty dang lucky lately and realized how much I take him for granted.)

Easton: Reading. It's such a beautiful thing to go and check on the boys and see them sitting all squished together, listening to Easton read.

Cole: Puzzles. Not only can he sit and do puzzles forever but he can do puzzles that I don't think he should be able to.

Peyton: Bubble gum. No explanation needed. Luckily he's a lot better at keeping it in his mouth than the older two were at this age. One morning Seth woke up stuck to the pillow because of gum from one of the older two (we never found out who). I still laugh when I remember him saying "I'm stuck!!"
P.S. Peanut butter works great at getting gum out of hair and off pillowcases.


Trey: Brothers. No one can make him laugh as hard as his brothers can.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I love this!

So I somehow came across this blog today and this awesome woman was sharing a tutorial on how to make the following. I loved the idea! She said she could do it for you if you just emailed her a picture and were a follower. You can check our her tutorial here or even ask her to do it for you. :) I commented on her post that I was bummed I didn't have a good vertical picture. She sent me an email and said she could try cropping a picture for me. How awesome and generous was that?! So I emailed her a picture and she sent this back so fast!

I love it! I do think a wedding picture in black and white would probably be my favorite picture to put with it, but since I'm such an old lady and got married so long ago, I don't have any wedding pictures on a cd or my computer. But nonetheless, I love it and can't believe she just did it for free cause she's awesome!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

i'm taking a break...

So many of you know that lately I've had an obsession with entering giveaways and winning- yes winning. Shall I make you jealous and list some of the things I've won? Nah.

But thanks to Seth I realized it was becoming more of an addiction (isn't admitting it the first step?) than just a fun little hobby. So I'm taking a break from entering the giveaways and have decided I'm going to spend a little more time decorating my home. Just yesterday, while standing in my bathroom, I thought to myself "Sheesh! We bought this house with the intent to fix it up and here we are 4 years later and this bathroom is still yucky. What's up with that?!"

Anyways, I haven't decided which room I'm going to start with, it probably depends more on ideas or inspiration (or money). I love looking at different kids bedding, even if it's just to dream. I really like this set, especially the wall hangings - they look like something I could do my own version of.

So there you have it, hopefully by letting the world know, I will be true to my word - and actually do some decorating, instead of just wishing and dreaming the next four years away.

P.S. If you've made it this far, I just wanted to let you know that there will be actually be a review and giveaway on my site, yes this very site you're on. I won't tell you what it will be on, but one of you, my loyal followers, will get a little taste of what sucked me in.

Monday, February 22, 2010

monday moments

"Look at me!
Look at me!
Look at me NOW!
It is fun to have fun
But you have to know how."
—Dr. Seuss (The Cat in the Hat)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Things We Love This Week

A long time ago I had been doing "Things We Love This Week" and don't know why I stopped, so I'm starting it again. We'll see how long it lasts this time. :)

Seth:
Steak and crab. If Seth could only have one food for the rest of his life, it would be crab, but unfortunately for him, it is not cheap. We did have it for our Valentine's dinner with the boys and he definitely loved it!

Dezi:
Having a baby to cuddle and make laugh. I can't get enough of my perfect little baby.

Easton:
Sliding down the stairs. One day he grabbed my lap desk and slid down the stairs and now does it all the time. He also tried sliding down on a diaper box but one day he suddenly remembered the sled we have and now uses that.

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Cole:
Learning magic. I taught him a card magic trick the other day and he loves doing it over and over on me. Maybe some day he'll be able to do it without telling all the secrets out loud as he's doing it.

Peyton:
Copying his big brothers. The other morning he asked me for some apple juice. After I told him he could have some he exclaimed "Yes! I knew it!" (Obviously a phrase he's heard his brothers use.) And when he asks me if he can play the Wii, he says "Please! I'll let Cole play." (Something he's definitely heard Easton use to try and convince me to let him play.)

Trey:
Moving all over the place. He loves rolling, scooting and getting up on his hands and knees. It is so fun to see, the other boys get especially excited- "Look mom! Trey was sitting over there and now he's over here on his belly!" (This video isn't particularly exciting, it's mostly for an aunt who lives far, far away. :)

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Monday, February 15, 2010

monday moments

One morning Cole came in, sat by Trey and asked me to take their picture. (Just thought I'd explain Cole's funny hair.)

"There's no other love like the love for a brother. There's no other love like the love from a brother. " -Astrid Alauda

I've started doing Monday Moments, which was started by my friend Angie. You can check out her's here and join in the fun :)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

easton's valentine

I saw the cutest idea here and really, really wanted to do it for Easton's Valentines for his class. He was hesitant at first, but once they were done he LOVED them. I think they are so stinkin' fun!! Isn't it the cutest idea?! Plus he didn't have to write his name 26 times, which I'm sure would have not been pleasant for either of us. :)
All I did was take his picture while holding his fist out, print them off, and then stick the sucker through to make it look like he's holding it. Super easy and super cheap!

Monday, February 8, 2010

monday moments


"Babies are always more trouble than you thought - and more wonderful." -Charles Osgood

Monday, February 1, 2010

monday moments


"I can't think why mothers love them. All babies do is leak at both ends." -Douglas Feaver