Joe and I always make fun of snuggies!!! Every time I see one I just have to laugh. Well, my mom sent early christmas package for the boys and guess what they got...SNUGGIES!!! I was laughing so hard! They actually really like them and they are perfect for them! THANKS MOM!
Monday, December 14, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
So today there was a primary activity!!!! I tried to say that as excitingly as I can since Joe and I are Sunbeam teachers and they asked all the teachers to be there to help. After 2 hours...yes 2 hours (crazy!!!) of crafts and running the halls and fighting, because there was nothing to do, and a 10 minute practice the kids put on a play for all the parents (that would be in hour 3!!!!). Joe just happened to be gone all day today at a high school wrestling thinger (he's an assistant coach) so I went with Travis and Tyler hanging on my leg. After getting all the kids on stage I went to the back and this is what I saw...
Yes, that is Travis looking at the baby doll Jesus. He was supposed to be a sheep but apparently the shepherd had a hard time keeping him with the rest of their flock. The older Travis get the more an more I can see his father in him.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Where to begin....it's been a long, short, rough, and blessed few months to say the least.
I didn't want to cross the street so this is what you get.
The first few things that I worked on getting done was the dinning room and the kitchen is actually still in progress. The two place I spend most of my time.
Even before we moved in I went and got this shelf thinger. it was on clearance and I talked them down 50 more bucks!!! The black door (I was on a black door kick) is the door to the garage so this is where we walk in the majority of the time. I hate piles of stuff so I wanted it to be as organized as I could get it and this is what I came up with.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
I was packing stuff in the garage when Travis came over to me with his bike and told me he wanted to ride his motorcycle. I figured he was just pretending and said, "yeah, go ahead." He responded by saying, "no mom take these off and make a motorcycle!" He had pointed to the wheels. I figured if he wanted to try it out I would let him. So I we got the tool bag out and took them off. He got on the bike and tried to just take off. He soon found out that it wasn't that easy. I took him to the side walk and held the seat and he was off!!!! I couldn't believe it!!! He had problems turing but I was suprised that he kept on trying and trying. When Joe got home we went outside and showed him Travis' new trick. He was so proud!!! Mostly because he wasn't a sissy about falling off. The funniest thing was Travis' giggle while he was ridding. He got so excited that he couldn't help it....enjoy!
Monday, May 11, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Let me just start off by saying that I'm not a camping or "roughing it" type of girl. I hate dirt, unless there's grass on it, I hate numerous amounts of trees in one place, I hate the smell of campfires and the only place that I like to sleep is my bed. Joe knows this and he has known this since we've been married and that is why we haven't been camping. Well, next weekend is that father son camp out for our ward and Joe will be out of town for it. So I told him that he should just take the boys and go this weekend. He kept on bugging me and bugging me to go with them until finally I decided that it couldn't be that bad and decided I would go. So we surprised him and left right after work on friday.
Travis and Tyler were so excited!!!!! The first thing they did when we got there was set-up the tent. This was probably the only thing they helped with during the trip.
I hate tents so I blew-up the air mattress and was going to sleep on it in the car with Tyler...so I thouhgt. It ended up being way cold so we all slept in there. Yeah, I won't be doing that again.
Yes, that is a smile on my face, probably the only one that whole time. Poor Tyler's hands kept getting too cold, and he didn't understand how to stop it from happening or how to make it feel better, so he spent a lot of time with me (not much change there). Luckily, his crying made the whiners next to us move to another campsite, so we had lots of room to run around.
That night for dinner Travis roasted a hot dog and Tyler pretty much only had pickles and Oreos.
After a cold, cramped, and smelly (campfire) night we woke up and I decided that we should go home. Joe decided that we should go see the waterfalls. "Just one and it's not that far of a hike," he said. I should've known better when he used the word hike. So we packed up the car and drove to the falls. I didn't know it was going to be cold so I didn't pack pants for Tyler but I figured it wasn't going to be that long of a "hike" so his pajamas were fine.
After all that complaining I do have to say that we had a fun time and I love spending time with my boys especially here in Oregon.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Holy cow it's been a busy three weeks! First it was Joe's spring break then it was grandma meg's spring break and last week it was grandma meri's spring break.
Then my mom, my sister and her two girls came up to spend their spring break with us. We stayed in Salem because they have better shopping then our little old town. Pretty much our week was... shop, get lost, eat, play, shop, get lost, eat, go swimmin', and then a little sleep.
This was a funny picture...at the hotel they gave us chocolate cookies and Tyler put it down on the chair because it was falling apart and then continued to eat it.
We went to the Portland zoo and Travis' favorite thing was the zoo train, he is still talking about it.
We also went to the tulip festival and rode this train thinger they had. It was really bumpy and Travis screamed the whole time. I was the lucky one that got to ride with Tyler and he loved it!
They had these water pumps and then they had rain gutters that you can put rubber ducks in to have races. Travis got really into it...tongue and all.
After everyone went home we dyed eggs. Tyler tried to put all his eggs in one bowl and he decided that using his hands was easier then the dipper.
Our church is at 11:30 and yes we were late so a picture by the car is all we got. After a long week of staying up late the boys didn't wake up until 10 and they are my alarm clock. It was Tyler's first day in nursery!!!!! He did great and I did also.
The Easter bunny didn't come to our house until late afternoon.
I though that I put the easter stuff up high enough...I found out that I was wrong on monday morning.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
We haven't been doing much of anything lately so that's why the long pause in posting. Here are some pictures..
My children have been getting up before me lately and are very quiet about it too. One morning I woke up to the car alarm, Tyler had found my keys and pushed the panic button. It wouldn't shut off with the remote so I had to go outside and put the keys in. I wasn't a happy mom that morning. Then a few days later I woke up to the door opening. Travis got my keys and was trying to open the car to get one of his toys out of the car. I went down stairs and just had to laugh! He was wearing shorts, a t-shirt and sandals but he took the time to find a beanie to put on his head.
Lately the boys have been very interested in baking. They love to help pour and mix and wait by the oven until the first batch comes out.
This video was just last night. Joe had to drive over to Washington to take care of some family stuff so it's just me and the boys for a few day. Tyler has yet to sleep through the night (I blame myself). He usually wakes up and just comes into bed with us but last night he was wide awake at 10:30!! He wouldn't stop crying and once I got him to settle down he finally asked to watch Incredibles. It's the cutest thing to hear him talk.
Friday, February 27, 2009
I think I love being in primary so much because I get to make some pretty fun stuff. I'm always looking for new ideas and I love when people share what they've done, so I thought I'd share some of what I've done.
I did a sharing time last month and took this idea from someone else. I made finger puppets and we talked about the different roles of each family member and how if they all work together and are all there then it is easier to "pick things up". the kids loved this!
I got this for the hand book, it's called a roller box. I punched christmas lights through the box and then covered it. I kids draw pictures and then you tape them altogether, turn the lights on and "roll" through each picture. Our junior primary NEVER stops talking but for this there was complete silence! We've also used this for FHE too.
I made this for a primary activity day. It's a foam dice with velcro on the sides so that you can change the sides t adapt to different lessons. It's also good that it's foam so that it's easily kicked around. I've used it for singing time and I'm planning on using it for FHE also. There's this stuff you can buy to print off pictures onto fabric so I'm going to print off our pictures and put them on the dice and then play a game with it.
I'm always making new things so I'll post them to share. If anyone else has things they've done please share with me.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I've never done a tag before...so here goes
3. I didn't have a wedding cake, I hate cake
Monday, February 16, 2009
I've been looking and looking for weeks on craigslist for bunk beds and every time I found some I would call and they'd be gone! I finally found and got some! We had to drive and hour to get them but even when we averaged in gas we still saved about $600! They are only a year old and just what we were looking for...I love Craig's list!!
We got back home around 9pm and it was cold! But the boys were so excited they really didn't notice and still wanted to help unload it.
I just wanted to go to bed but on the way home Joe told Travis that they would set them up tonight. Travis was so excited to work with the man tools. If you look real close you can see his tongue sticking out. He does that when he's concentrating...so does Joe.
At 10 we finally got it all put together and it was story time! I told Joe to only put the bottom one up but the next time I looked they were both up, minus the top mattress! I wasn't too happy, I had thoughts of monkeys climbing and then falling to the floor. Joe, being the kid that he is, said he put it up because it would be easier to make forts. Boys will be boys! I'm just happy Travis is finally staying in bed at night.