Friday, April 30, 2010

1 For You. 1, 2, 3 For Me

This is my first artichoke (the edible bud & leaves) last year.

I remember doing that, or having it done to me as a child. 1 skittle for you. 1, 2, 3 skittles for me. Or maybe I would play that joke on kids I would babysit, I don't remember.

At lunch, Carson and I were eating an artichoke (one of my faves) and that was kinda happening. Since he is learning how hard you need to actually scrape each piece with your teeth, and since I already know, I was eating 3 or 4 pieces to his one. Just kinda naturally happened that way. ;) I'm not complaining, and while he doesn't notice the difference, I will continue to let it happen that way.

Is that mean? :)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

UpSide Boys

Carson. 4.16.08

Gabe. 4.22.10

MY cubs

My little guys.

I posted about the CUBS shirt Gabe is wearing, here, but have not told you about "Space Cubs." The shirt Carson is wearing used to be his Uncle Cam's shirt. Pretty fun to have shirts, blankets and toys that used to belong to a family member.

Oh, and by the way, this was not planned. Well, the picture was, but not wearing "cubs" shirts on the same day. I didn't even notice until Grandpa pointed it out. :)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


On Saturday, Trever and I (Carson got a ride in the trailer) rode our bikes out to Shop N' Kart. Blackstone Audiobooks (one of our Uncle's favorite places to visit when he is up here from Nevada), was there with a table set up for purchases, information about Relay for Life and a chance to win an audio book.

I entered. Hoped I would win, but didn't really think I would. Well, this morning I got the call! I won! I get to pick a book of my choice from their selection of over 3,000 titles! That made a hard morning much better! :)

I am very very excited!


P.S. I have no idea how I am going to make my decision on which book to choose. Any suggestions?!! Part of me wants to get one that the kids can use one day, and the other part of me wants to be selfish, since I won, and get one only for me. :) I really like mysteries. I have no idea how I am going to make this decision!

Monday, April 19, 2010

8 Days and Counting

So last week I was reading over one of the many blogs I follow. Sarah Mae posted a "Get Dressed Challenge" for her readers. I read what she had to say about it, and thought I would join in (not officially) for getting dressed every day. Part of what she said was "lets look lovely for our husbands, our children, and ourselves."

I am happy to report that I have actually gotten dressed these last 8 days. On Saturday I was in comfy clothes a little earlier than every other day. But, I have done it. I have to say, I kinda enjoy getting my outfit put together the night before (even earrings and maybe a ring or bracelet too), along with the boys clothes too. I don't go to town on make up, just the basics of mascara (unless an event is planned), but the dressed part helps out for the feel of the day, I think.

I have asked you before about your attire for the day, just thought I would share with you the challenge. Join in if you want!

BTW, 8 days goes by oh so fast!!! Amazing.

And on that note, I gotta go get all our clothes ready for tomorrow!

Goodnight! :)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Pillow Case

Please take note of the pillow on the coach with the pillow case on it. This area is the boys play area. Needless to say toys end up all over the place, as do the pillows and the coach cushions.

Gabe was playing great this morning and then got really fussy all of a sudden. Being the mom I am, I thought it was because he heard my voice and wanted to eat his breakfast really bad...

...BUT! I think it was cause he wanted out of the pillow case!? We had quite the laugh with this one! :)


Craft Project

I had this pink jacket (seen below) for a while and didn't wear it very often because of the color. I was going to consign it, but then I thought I should try to dye it.

So, I went to Bi-Mart and got the dye color and had a project for my mom and I to do.

I didn't know how much of a project it would actually be! Lots of stirring, rinsing and washing.

top center picture before dye project.
others during dyeing project and
after dyeing and washing project.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mr. Independent

Carson has become Mr. Independent lately.

A couple of mornings ago, I made Carson and I some toast. Well, I actually put the bread in the toaster oven and then was on the phone and I heard Carson pushing his stool around the kitchen (and being pretty quiet). Once I was done with the phone call, I headed into the kitchen to find Carson holding the buttered toast! He got it out, put butter on it and was eating it! Too funny.

This morning Carson was showered and dressed and onto the kitchen scene before I was finished with make-up, so when I came down, I was informed that he had had some crackers (saltines) and butter (he even put the clothes pin back on the twisted saltine bag with the part that you squeeze together to open the front pinching part). And was now working on peanut buttered bread. He was telling Trever that since he can't have a knife, he would use his spoon. He got the peanut butter on his bread and his shirt and enjoyed his bread.

A couple days ago, Carson had a pen and then put it behind his ear. We have no idea where he learned to do that!? Thought I would a picture of it! Crazy idea for me, huh??? :)

My little guy is growing so much! Hope you are enjoying your every moment (good, bad, sad, hard) with your little ones. They grow oh too fast!


Monday, April 12, 2010


We had Easter lunch at Guy, Debbie and Zapata's with my mom and Grandma. We had to run out of there though, because it started to snow, a lot! It was fun while we were there, just too short.

Thanks for having us G, D and Z!


HERE are pictures from March.

HERE are pictures from Easter.


Playing with the new toy

Carson and Gabe playing with the new toy that Grandma got for a deal (that I mentioned, here)!

Facing Forward

Gabe has now joined the rest of us! Well, in the car, facing forward, that is! :) The brothers are so big! My goodness!!!