Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Story Book Walk

With the kids getting older, it is a lot easier to go out and do different activities with them. The local Park and Rec had a story book walk a month or so ago, so I took the kids to that. They had a lot of fun. You basically followed a map around the park and at every stop did an activity. The walk was based off of an Eric Carle book From Head to Toe. So every stop you acted like a different animal.
Brileigh and Rylan worked together to stomp around like elephants.
Brett thought he could manage on his own.

Every child needs to know how to walk like a penguin don't they?
And the best part? We won one of the Eric Carle books the library was giving away! The kids love reading the book and playing out all of the animals at home.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Egg Dying

One of the activities I did with the kids lately is dye Easter eggs. They were so excited talking about it non stop after we bought the dye kit at Wal-Mart. As most of you know, I'm a bit of a neat freak, so giving my kids spillable glasses of colored dye was a big deal to me. Especially in the new house! After a lecture about how we were going to NOT spill, splash or break our glasses, we began.
Of course the kids thought they needed zero help from me, but I managed to assist a little. 
They all picked out their favorite colors to start with, Brett's was blue.
Brileigh's Pink
Rylan's Green
By the end they were masters of the process and only needed a little help removing the eggs from the dye.
All in all our Easter egg dying was a huge success!

Monday, April 28, 2014

I know, I know....

It has been FOREVER since I've posted. I know! Maybe one look at these cuties and you'll forgive me? This is from the Easter egg hunt last weekend.
This one is from 2013
and 2012. We caught up now? LOL
Oh what have we been doing? So many fun things. In the fall we started school! They were enrolled in a pre preschool, just 2 days a week for a couple of hours. They've enjoyed it so much (so has mom) I can't believe they have less than two weeks left.
 We also trick or treated for the first time this last year. Now that they are in school, I can't ignore these things anymore, they're totally on to me.
All in all we've been having a ball these last two years. I guess the biggest change for us, is that we have moved. We spent the last year building a new house. (pics to come later, as we are still getting settled) The first night here was the first night the kids didn't sleep together in their whole life. They did amazing. They never cease to amaze me.
I plan on getting back into the upkeep of this blog as it helps me get important and not so important things in our life documented. If you follow my other blog, you've seen the kids these last two years as I've been scrapping them all along. If I seem to lack in my posts in the future, feel free to give me an email kick in the butt, I need it some days!
As always... Until next time

Friday, March 2, 2012

New Things

The new year has brought new things! We've had a pretty mild winter, (which is awesome!) but we did have a little snow recently. The weather was beautiful the next day, so the kids got to go out and play in snow for the first time. Overall it was a success. They had a lot of fun playing and slept hard that night!


The other day while browsing on pinterest, I saw these car carrier/playmats. I decided to try making a couple of them. If I do more, the design will change a little, but for the most part they are useable. Brett got his first and thought it was absolutely awesome!
Next Rylan's was unrolled and he got busy lining his cars up on the road.
For Brileigh I decided to make a coloring book. This girl is seriously all about coloring these days. She pleads with me not stop to "culor!"And let me tell you, she is good at it! She is obsessed with Pink crayons and staying in the lines when she colors. As soon as she opened her coloring booklet I made, she grabbed the pink crayon and went at it.
This is what happened across the table, I guess I have 2 more coloring pads to make...

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Years!

Really! 2012? How did that happen? It seems when another year clicks by you really stop and realize how fast time does fly by! Another daily reminder is how quickly my kids are growing up! As my husband says, "they're turning into real people!" Here is our shot with Santa this year. They did pretty well, Rylan did manage to spill out that he wanted a Choo Choo!
 My darling daughter... She has become such a little mommie. She always makes sure her brothers have what they need and is the first to come to me if there is an "uh oh". Her current favorites are cooking for her babies and doing their hair.
 Brett, he is certainly the one who is keeping us on our toes right now. He is a go goer for sure. He has a love for cars and blocks. He love stacking them as high as he can, then stands back to admire his work with a "Whoa!"
 Rylan, my first born, has always been a quiet thinker. He was the last to talk, but has made up for that by being the first to string words together. He loves, cars, trains and elmo. He also comes running up to me multiple times a day just for a hug.
 The boys are their daddies pride. As soon as he comes home from work and grabs the remote, both boys run in circles chanting football game, football game, knowing what their dad is going to put on tv!
I can't wait to see what 2012 holds in store for us all! I wish you all a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Birthday Post

So on Thanksgiving day this year, the kiddo's turned 2! 
We went to my mom's for the holiday since my brother was back. It's kind of nice since the kids are young and don't really care, to lump the festivities into one day. I'm sure in a couple of years, they are going to want their own day!

They did amazingly well the whole day. They were so busy they didn't have a nap. They were excited to play with their cousins and get new toys.

 Here are the 2 year olds! Rylan, Brileigh & Brett

They really enjoyed their cake!

 I made hats for them. We really didn't have a lot of success keeping them on though!

Here is Rylan playing in one of the 3 tents they got for their birthday!

And last the cake! Thank you pinterest for the idea!