Tuesday, September 20, 2011

What's New?

We have a new obsession in this house. Blocks! This is just a small selection of what we have. I found a huge bag of pink blocks for Brileigh at a garage sale for $3! They will sit for hours and play. Rylan especially loves to stack them as tall as he can get them and then carry them around. Brett however loves to knock them down.

We have had a bit of an issue lately with trying to crawl out of our cribs. They are great at climbing up, the getting down, not so much. There is a thud then a cryyyy. This mama is so not ready for toddler beds. The thought of them being able to get out and about any time they want. Yuck! They are so monkey see, monkey do, if one would get up the other two would follow. So I ordered crib tents.

Brileigh waited anxiously for the boxes to arrive. Doesn't she look so grown up with her hair back!

Once the boxes came she was ready to open them up and see what was inside.

Good thing the boxes weren't sealed very good, so she could dive right in.

Rylan checks in to see what new...

Oh boy instructions!

We had better read them them carefully!

Brett helps get everything out of the box.


And just like that! They are up and installed!

They have been a HUGE hit! As soon as I got them put on, the kids demanded to be put in their cribs so they could see what they are all about. They love them! It is nice to know they can't get out. After putting them on, one night Brett got up and needed a little back rubbing to fall back asleep. I unzipped the window just enough to get my hand in. When he was asleep I didn't dare zip it back up in case I would wake him. So that is one draw back. But overall they have been wonderful!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

What have we been up to?

I think I have come to the realization that the terrible twos start when your children hit the 20 months! I don't know what it is about the word NO, but when I say it to one child because they are getting in to something, or being naughty, the other two come running and to the same thing! There is no way only one child can get in trouble in our house. They just wont have it! I've finally given up trying to keep them out of their dresser drawers. Today safety latches got installed:
We have been getting outside a little more, which really helps wear us out! Our town's festivals were a couple weekends ago. We made it to the parade in the morning and then back downtown for supper.
Daddy was cooking brisket and Brileigh thoroughly enjoyed herself. BBQ sauce all over!
 Can't you see how excited we were with the parade!
This last week we had our first summer colds. They usually only last a couple of days, but when I am up all night with kids, it seems like months! You can tell Brileigh is a little worse for wear in this picture!
I think we are about all healed up. The kids have been running around like crazy today, so all's back to normal!