Saturday, June 21, 2008
Just thought I would share a picture of Jakob. He was almost exactly the same age as Aiden here. It funny because I forget so much of Jakob being that small, but when I look at pictures all the memories flood me! Just thought I would post and let you see all the similarities and differences between my little fellas :)
Friday, June 20, 2008

Fatherly FUN!!

I wanted to start this by sharing the craft we did for Father's Day! Bobby will soon have his long awaited Chicago Bears gameroom, so we decided to make him a gift that would fit right it. I actually made one of these when I was litte for my mother on Mother's Day. We decided to do Blue and Orange GOOOO Bears colors and we used a empty beer bottle for even more "Gameroom" appeal :) !! Here are a few shots of the boys making it:

And here it is when it was finished:

Bobby loved his handmade Gameroom decoration!!

I also wanted to share some pictures from Jake and Daddy's father-son movie night. They do this every so often and this time they saw Iron Man! They both had a really good time, Jakob loves his special time with Daddy!! Here are some pictures:

Getting Ready to go:

My Muscle Men :)

After the Movie

Thursday, June 12, 2008

WHAT a day!

So I am having a rough day to say the least! The first part was pretty good.. playgroup then lunch with a friend. Once we got home... WHEW!! So Aiden is getting a molar and has been VERY whiny today. I have tried everything but he will not nap and doesn't want to be held... he just wants to whine. I am trying to get ready for the weekend and they both seem to need me more then normal. I love being a mom, but WOW, a little! My house is not clean.. in fact I would be quite embarrassed to have anyone see my cluttered mess! I have a MOUND of laundry to fold... someday :) I also have a pretty bad migraine! Okay I am whining more then Aiden.... but you get the drift NOT a great day!! I am just exhausted and have SO much to do today! Okay I feel better now that I have blogged my frustrations out!

The Thursday Three

I decided to post three surveys I have done a myspace for My Thursday Three today:

1. So this one is really random, but so am I so it works :) :
Coke or Pepsi?
Coke! Pepsi gives me migraines
Regular pool or heated pool?
Regular... It HOTTT outside!!
Hot tea or ice tea?
Iced... Again It is HOTTT outside
Sunflower or daisy?
Red rose or pink rose?
Salt or pepper?
Red or Green Apple?
Yellow :)
Red or Blue?
Christmas or Thanksgiving?
Pink or Green?
Hamburger or Hot dogs?
Music or Movies?
Heaven or hell?
Heaven... what kind of person answers hell???
Comedy or horror?
Comedy.. I don't watch ANY scary movies
Purse or backpack?
Milky Way or Sneakers?
Not a big candy bar fan... but sneakers over milky way
Vanilla or Chocolate?
Phone or Internet?
Steak or Shrimp?
School or Work?

2. This one is in honor of my Daddy for Father's Day
How old is your father?
Fifty Somethin
What do you call your father?
How is your relationship with your father?
Very good
Does he have another other children other than you?
yes three
Is he a good mechanic?
Oh yeah, he has spent many an hour working on one of my cars :)
Where was he raised?
All over.. he was born into a Traveling Circus.. I am not making this up!!!
Do you love your father?
When was the last time you saw your father?
Too long ago :(
What is his favorite TV show?
Anything on the Discovery Channel... the man is a sponge... a BRILLIANT sponge :)
What is your father's favorite restaurant?
Kabuki.. he loves sushi too
What kind of music does he like?
My father loves any and all music
Does your father work?
Does your father spoil you?
yeah, Ive been pretty lucky!!
What is your father's favorite store?
My dad isn't a big shopper... I think he like those fishing hunting type shops
Does he know who Britney Spears is?
Is he a good driver?
Yes very good
What is his favorite color?
mmmm... probably blue
Where is your father right now?
At home :( :( :(
What did you give your father for fathers day?
I cant say because he may see this :)
Your father is ...
Amazing, I have been blessed with a GREAT dad!!

3. This one is all about LOVE LOVE LOVE:
1)Two names you go by:
Momma or Honey
2) Your Favorite song:
Patience by Guns and Roses
3) Are you currently in a relationship?
4) Have you ever been given a rose?
5) What is your all-time favorite romance movie?
The Notebook, Dirty Dancing
6) Have you ever been in love?
7) Do you believe that everyone has a soul-mate?
Yes, but I think they usually are not your husband or wife, it is you best friend, or your sister... mine is my sister :)
8) What's your current problem?
I am a lagger :)
9) Your thoughts of long distance relationship?
never tried it
10) Can you Define love ?
Have a child and you will know
11.) Are your parents divorced?
12) How many kids do you want to have?
I have two and we want one or two more
13) What is/are your favorite colors?
Pink, green, purple
14) Do you believe you're truly only in love once?
15) Do you believe in love at first sight?
Yes, I have experienced this twice, with my kiddos, and a bunch of times while clothing shopping :)
16) Imagine you're 40 & your spouse just died, you would...
This is something I think about way to often... I am not sure what I would do, but If I ever look out the peep hole and see two officer in uniform I am not opening the door
17) At what age did you start noticing the opposite sex?
I don't remember
18) What song do you want played at your wedding?
Bob and I danced to Its Your Love
19) What do you hope to be doing in 30 years:
Traveling the world
20) Who are you currently in Love with?
3 Fabulous Fellas :)
Tuesday, June 10, 2008

South Mountain

Last friday we decided to taka trip up to South Mountain. It wasnt that hot outside and the boys really needed out so off we were. The view is AMAZING up there, we could even see the stadium. Bobby gets calls while on duty and has been there many times but for the boys and I it was a first. Once we get back to some nice weather ( in five months..hahaha :) we plan to take another trip up, maybe pack the picnic basket and take a hike. It was a really fun day, here are some pictures:
Family Shot

Daddy and his Boys

My sweeties and I

The Boys Exploring

Great TV Find!!

So, my DVR has been pretty empty lately now that all my favorite shows are on hiatus! I was roaming the channels a few days ago a came across a show I loved. It was on the DIY Do It Yourself channel and it was called Scrap. Now I am not a scrapbooker, I have given it a couple shots but came up short! However this show isn't just scrapbooking, in fact the three episodes I have seen haven't had much scrapbooking at all, just AWESOME craft ideas. My favorite part of the show is the host. Okay so make a mental picture of what you think the host of a show called Scrap would be, probably a lady right, older, wearing a shirt with a cute animal on it... WRONG! The host is a GUY.. with sleeve tattoos and a slight Pompadour hairstyle. He refers to himself as a professional crafter and scrapbooker... how cool is that :) I love it and my DVR is set to record every episode! Just thought I would share!!
Sunday, June 8, 2008

So Many Ideas....

So I have been having so many ideas for home decorating lately... and no energy to get started! I thought I would share my favorite idea that is sure to be the first on my to do list:

One of the main reasons I fell in love with my house was that it had alot of architectural detail. Pillars, arches, cutouts all over! I have not decided what to do with this space as of yet. It is supposed to be a formal dining area, but with two little men we hardly dine formally! However, I have decided to do something creative with the arch in the area:
I was roaming around the web and found this idea for an Initial wall art:

This is off under Fabricationsbylin. I thought it was so cute, and I decided to get crafty and make my own. Soon I will be painting the cutout and raises on the pillars a darker green. I plan to put one with our Initial K in the top center of the arch cutout and two more with hearts on the pillars surrounding the arch. Then I am going to fill the arch with my favorite photos of our family! I cannot wait to see how it turns out!!

Just thought I would share :) !!

Friday, June 6, 2008

A Few Things About Me

Here you go Bethany :)

1. What is your occupation? 24/7 Mommy!
2. What color are your socks? No socks for a few more months :)
3. What are you listening to right now? 100.7 Classic Rock
4. What is the last thing you ate? A smoothie
5. Can you drive a stick shift?I wouldnt even dare try
6. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Yellow
7. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Jessica
8. How old are you today? 24
9. What is your favorite drink? Green Tea Latte
10. What is your favorite sport to watch? Football... GOOOO BEARS!!
11. Have you ever dyed your hair? Many Many times
12. Do you have any pets? No, not an animal fan
13. What is your favorite food? I couldnt pick one, but it would be something sugary!!
14. Last movie you watched? Ratatoulle
15. Favorite day of the year? Thanksgiving.. Bobby is always off this holiday!!
16. What do you do to vent anger? I call my sister and cry
17. What was your favorite toy as a child? I had a panda bear named Pinky White
18. What is your favorite season? Fall... love the colors!!
19. Hugs or kisses? Love them both
20. Cherry or blueberry? cherry
21. Who is most likely to copy this idea and post it on their blog? my little sister might
22. When was the last time you cried? yesterday... missing home
23. What is on the floor of your closet? clothes in a hamper and luggage
24. Favorite smells? so Id have to agree with Bethany, Baby Magic is the BEST smell!!
25. Who inspires you? My kids and my sister
26. What are you afraid of? Being a widow... it is my greatest fear!
27. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburger? cheese please!!
28. Favorite car? not a big car buff... but we are loving the new Jeep Rubicon 4 door!
29. Favorite cat breed? Not a big cat buff either :)
30. Number of keys on your keyring? 6... my house, car, mailbox, bobbys car, my mama's house, and our safe.
31. How many years at your current job? I have been a SAHM for a little over a year
32. Favorite day of the week? Friday.. Bob is usually home!!
33. How many states have you lived in? Two...Arizona, then California, then back to Arizona
34. Do you think you are funny? Oh yeah Im a riot!!
35. Team Heidi or Team Lauren? Niether, they both bug me.. Team Audrina!!
36. Team Aniston or Team Jolie? Anisto,n, but I think Angelina does AMAZING humaitarian work!!
37. Obama or Clinton? whew.. Im thinking Obama
38. Favorite animal? One that is not mine
39. Last book you read all the way through? Seven Up by Janet Evanovich
Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Fun with Colors

So as the weather begins to heat up here in Arizona, I am trying to come up with indoor ideas to keep my little guys entertained. Jakob has been very interested in colors lately. He has known all the colors for some time now, however his new curiosity lies with mixing them. Everyday I hear "Mommy did you know blue and red make purple" or " Red and yellow make orange!" It all started with a red and blue magnifying glass set he got with a toy. He would put them over different colors and he would get so excited to see the new color made. Recently I bought him a DVD that teaches them about mixing primaries in order to get all the other colors... he is simply fascinated! So in my quest to keep us both in the cool indoors and entertained as the triple digit temperatures creep up, I came across a color mixing activity. Basically you use paint brushes and food coloring mixed with water to decorate a coffee filter. Once you are done with your masterpiece you turn it into a butterfly using a pipe cleaner! The boys had a blast mixing colors and painting the afternoon away! Here are a few photos of our fun:
Jakob Painting
Aiden Painting



Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Jakob's Findings

So normally my camera is completely off limits to the boys. I have experienced the sadness of loosing precious photos and since then am very protective over it. Well Jakob has been very interested in the whole "spy" idea, he has some spy toys he plays with constantly and even begged for the Spy Kids movies.
The other day I was cleaning the kitchen and he came in camera in hand and said " Mommy, can I use your camera to document my findings." Normally I would have freaked and took the camera back, but really what Mommy could say no after her four year old said something so cute. I told him he could take a few pictures and showed him how to use the camera. Well a few pictures turned into TWENTY!! He was great with my camera and watching him play spy is really cute. As of tonight he has a file in the computer with over ONE HUNDRED photos in it!!
Here are some of Jakob's "findings":

A Priceless Work of Art

A Venemous Beast

Caught Red Handed

All Caged In


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