Wednesday, February 16, 2011

awww baby's growing up

Greg's big brother was in school all day today.

The Greg man took advantage of having no one home to run him over, push him over or generally attempt to trample him. And showed off just how far his walking skills have come.

Although he's been taking 1 to 3 steps for months now. After one or 2 he generally decides its faster to crawl, or just launches himself at you or the nearest piece of furniture.

But today I watched him walk from the kitchen table to the dog kennel half way across the room. 10 big steps in all!!!

No More Crawl-ee Mc-Small-ee

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Key to My Heart

The boys loved their "iPods"! Okay maybe Chris loved his and Nathan was too busy ripping into to it trying to find candy...but whatever they were a hit.

The "sweetest" thing about my Valentines was the Key to My Heart Cupcakes I made. But Boy were they labor intensive, wrapping the bottoms and cutting out all the heart and key shapes?!?!?

Then I "created" an impromptu cake stand. I don't own a real one but the cupcakes were just to darling to throw them on a plain plate and call it a day. So I took a candle holder and placed the plain white plate on top and then used a little bud vase and the smaller version of the same plate for the second tier. I won't win any awards but, it seemed like a more grand presentation that slapped on a plate.

( I got the wrapper and topper printable set from PaperScissorsCake on ETSY and bought these adorable circus dog ones at the same time, I can't wait to use them for one of the kids Birthdays? or maybe the end of school celebration? I'm sure I'll come up with an excuse soon...)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

snowman cookies

This weekend we celebrated some of the "breaks in the weather" -Yay plus temperatures and melting...with melted snowman cookies.

Actually I originally saw the idea here, I've been dying to make them for awhile but this was the first time I had both the time, energy and a clean enough kitchen to undertake a new project

But they turn out sooooo cute- really who could resist???

Monday, February 7, 2011

Rockin' Love

Tonight I made it a priority to finish my Valentines for Nathan and Chris.
How stinking Cute is this???

An ipod candy Valentine, because you know...... they Rock!

So Cute and so simple. The idea is from the family fun website. You can download and print the menu circle and the playlist. Or even edit a playlist to write in your own songs. I did for Nathan's (He is kind of young to get the ipod concept) I put in songs that were sort of love themed, but that he would know, like You are My Sunshine.

and then just a few simple "ingredients" and your done! LOVE IT!!!

baby curls

With all of us down sick for the week. (This cold has been BRUTAL)our only big excitement was going to the "kid" hairdresser on Saturday.
Yes, I have to bribe Nathan to cut his hair by offering up a place with a ball pit, and fun colored hair spray.
But they have a blast, and I get get him cropped in the process.

(is it strange I think Nate looks like some kind of raptor in this picture?)

Do you love the punk green look? He insists on it every time. But it washes out quick, and it seems like a small price to not have the hair cut fight.

This pic of Greg makes me giggle.
He fought so hard to chase after the big kids and go in the ball pit.
Then as soon as he was in in.
This was the face.
Balls are really hard to move in when you still can't walk.

Of course cutting Nathans hair made me take a hard look at Greg's! I always hate having to give them their first hair cut. I think it was only after Nathan got called  a girl 4 times in like 2 weeks that I relented and cut his hair. But right now I'm so in love with the soft downy feel of Greg's baby curls I can't even fathom cutting them yet. And this time I think I might cry when it does have to be done. You want your first to grow up and keep moving, but the baby? he can stay a baby as long as he wants!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

my life is so boring

My life is so boring, that the big excitement of my weekend was getting snow pants.
no. I'm serious. I was just about giddy with excitement over finding snow pants at the store yesterday.

Mostly because it seems that all the stores only carry these "new" type of snow pants

I have been on the hunt for "Old School" bib style snow pants. For literally 2 years.

I finally found a pair in Walmart yesterday. They are Black, and only cost me $30. I was giddy.

Yes, I am aware I need a life!

But think of how many snowmen, snow forts and snowball fights the kids and I will both enjoy now. vs. the norm, where the kids are more than happy to play in the snow and I'm freezing and ready to cry.

Presto Change-O

It snow AGAIN last night, about another 10 cm. Daddy's busy trying to dig us out. So Mommy and Nathan are having some costume box fun...

 Presto Chang-o

Watch me wave my paintbrush er...magic wand...

and pull a rabbit out of my hat.