Tuesday, February 15, 2011

proof we're still alive

So... I haven't posted for-EV-er... and I'm not sure why...

-could be because I'm pregnant and I like to use that as an excuse for everything
-could be that I'm lazy
-could be that I feel we're just too boring
-could be that I've kind of forgotten to take pictures of things we do
-could be that I feel if I do post something, you could just look at posts from the previous month and year and see the exact same thing
-could be all of that
either way, here's a small little post to show you that we are alive and have been doing a little bit.

Unfortunately I don't have pictures of us bowling - which was Peyton's and Trey's first time - and Trey just thought it was the coolest thing. So did Cole and Easton - especially when they both got their first strikes.

Or pictures of when Seth took the boys sledding.

Or pictures of the boys playing in the snow.

Or pictures of our new minivan. Yes, we just purchased a new minivan. We held out for a long time but with almost 5 boys, it just couldn't be avoided.

Or pictures of our Valentine's Breakfast - heart shaped, pink pancakes, strawberry milk and strawberries. (But never fear, we're having our family Valentine Dinner tonight since my wonderful parents offered to come stay with the boys so Seth and I could go out last night, so I'm sure I'll remember to get the camera out for that. Maybe. Although I have fondue planned, so I better remember to document that.)

And on a side note... I have 8 weeks left of this pregnancy! Yay! It sure flew by and I'm sure this last little bit will be over in a flash.

Anyways, on to a few pictures...

Here's our new chore chart that Seth and I made. I saw something kind of similar on one of the many blogs I follow and loved it, so I showed Seth and he made it. It works wonderfully!! Really. :)

Here's a Valentine decoration I made with my fabulous sister Vannessa

Here is the Valentine Cole handed out to his class. Yes, the same one Easton did last year, but Cole remembered it and really wanted to do it.

Here is the Valentine Easton handed out to his class, with a treat attached to the back. Everyone in his class loved it - even a certain young lady in his class told him it was the coolest one she'd ever seen. :)

So much brotherly love always going on around here, with occasional disagreements or full on battles, but it takes them all of about 30 seconds to forget it and go back to being best friends. 

Trey continues on the ability of our boys to be able to fall asleep whenever, wherever

He ate lunch, laid down on his chair, with his legs hanging off and stayed there for a while, until I moved him to a bed where he continued his nap


Christie @ A Lemon Squeezy Home said...

What a fun update--I want to see your van:). And I love the Valentine's-- I told my boys next year I'd be a cooler mom and make something better for them than the ones I bought last year for 75% off:).

Tara Wengert Hendriksen said...

I love the Valentines!!! How do you do that?? That's so awesome. I love the picture of Trey sleeping on the chair- haha. Oh and the one of Peyton and Trey watching TV with his arm around him- sooo cute!!

Amy said...

This is the first time I've even looked at blogs in ages, so we're right on track! How I miss you guys. Big hugs to everyone.