Monday, July 25, 2011

Dirty Little Boys

Only a few short hours after the boys were clean, slept, and then woke up, my father came by so Will could help him load on our spare dryer since theirs kicked the bucket last week.

Little did Dad know he was going to end up helping Will shovel a ton of dirt we need to lay around our yard. Earlier in the spring we had our front walk finished finally. Will had started it 2+ years ago when he was laid off, and virtually the week after it was all ripped up, he got a call back about a job he had interviewed for, and had no time to finish.

Well now we are leveling out portions of the yard, including the front where the new walk went in... and the dogs pen in the back yard because so much dirt has washed away in the couple years we have been here.

So needless to say the boys have been eying the giant pile of 13 yards of dirt since it was delivered at the start of the week. It had been WAY too hot to go out and play in it though... so with the cool down yesterday, Mommy dealing with the baby, and Daddy and Grandpa watching the boys they took full advantage of it...

This is what I came outside to after feeding Addison...

Thanks to Grandpa MoMo for the fun, although now my bath tub needs a nice cleaning too! Maybe I can get him to come over and clean it for me since this was his bright idea!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

There are no words

Ever hear a song, or have a moment that no words can describe to you? Well this afternoon after returning home from a ton of fun including pediatrician appointments, and lunch, a song came on the radio and it solidified how extremely lucky I am to have three amazing, beautiful, smart, and loving kids.

I cannot imagine my life without them, or my amazing husband.

I took some great pictures of the kids on Sunday when we went to visit Grandma, so I thought I would share. :)

Fail at trying to get all the kids in one picture...

World's best picture of Camden!

I love this dress!
($4.00 on clearance at Carters!)

It is so hard to get a picture of Ben these days.
He refuses to stop and pose!

The hose is one of our favorite toys when it is this hot out!

Addie staring at Grandma

Ben and his ice cream... Of course he made a mess! LOL
What else is new?

Camden really isn't a fan of pictures these days either...

Addie truly has my exotic bird hair although it is so cute on here huh?

Camden looks really amused huh? Brotherly love!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Busy Times!

Well, one sick child, crafting, and just life in general has kept me from updating the past almost two weeks. Things have been insane with different activities, negotiating for a new writing gig (I promise I will give you the details once I can!) and changed with the fire house.

I also decided to re-open my Etsy store with encouragement from friends and family who love the hair accessories I have been making for Addison. So I took the plunge, ordered a ton of wholesale supplies and started the crafting process.

So, some pictures from the past couple weeks...

Some of the hair clips I made... (Tons more styles, just haven't photographed them all yet)

The boys wanted to join Addie on her play mat

Great picture of the boys... Addie was less than amused...

And this picture came next...
I love this onsie though... My cousin Courtney, or as the kids know her "Auntie Courtney" made it for Addison!

The next couple days, and weeks is going to bring a lot of busy work, travel with the kids, and day trips. I will be sure to include updates from that... I have been seriously slacking! Sorry!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July

We did a ton this weekend, but two out of the three days I forgot my camera at home. While I am super bummed out about that... it also enabled me to have a good time without sticking behind a camera the whole time.

I still had my iPhone camera too, so it wasn't all that bad if I wanted to grab a picture.

Yesterday we went to a picnic at a friends house... on a farm! The kids were super excited about it, and they had a blast. Ben was completely fearless around the horses... He would have walked right into their pen to play if we let him, yet the Bunny Rabbit flipped him out... Oh well!

A couple of the horses... and yes those are mini horses too... OMG they were so cute! And they actually were "rescue" horses. I have never heard of it, but I guess all kinds of animals became rescue at some point unfortunately.

One of the sheep...Dad and his best friend's motorcycles with the horses "Jake and Elwood" haha!

And lastly... the video of the horses playing in the water Camden gave them in their big tub. I have never seen horses play in water like that! One put his whole face all the way up to his eyes into the tub!