Wednesday, February 24, 2010

mr. chubs

mr. chubs had a dr. appt. today. he got shots.
ive been looking at this sad face all day.
there has been cuddling and holding and rocking and feeding, trying to make this mr. chubs comfortable and happy.
doesn't seem to be working.
maybe a walk outside will help, or maybe we will just be disturbing the neighbors with his high pitch cry.
maybe a warm bath?

i wanted to mention...
mr. chubs is 18 lbs and in the 95% for his height and weight!
his numbers are the same as that of a 6 month old.
mr. chubs is 4 months old today.
mr. chubs is chubby!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

nothin like a little girl with two braids

we have been patiently waiting for addies hair to grow out from this incident...
can you believe it took over 2 years to get her hair all one length!

i was looking at her the other day and thinking, "maybe her hair is long enough to do braids??"

now i am no braid expert. but i do love them in little girls hair. so i sat her down and we braided her hair, for the first time in 2 years! its still short with a lot of fly aways... but i love it!

and boy, so does she. she asked to have braids for three days in a row.

makes me happy.

Monday, February 22, 2010

8 hrs on a greyhound

my brother, kyle and his girlfriend, nina, drove on a greyhound bus from california to arizona and surprised my parents with a 10 day visit! we were able to play with them a little before they went home. we went the the park and fed the ducks, ate culvers ice cream, and played under the sun.

all that day and the next, all i heard from the girls was, " i really miss kyle. i realllly miss nina."
cant wait to see them again! maybe we will have to come to them and play on the beach.

Friday, February 19, 2010

another spring

we worked in the yard all afternoon yesterday. our summer garden is planted and our flower beds are filled with little petunias. boy does it make me happy. i have really come to enjoy working in the yard, making things grow, feeling the earth in your hands, improving the view from our kitchen and living room windows.

i love that the girls are so interested and wanting to help. they loved digging the holes and putting the flowers in, then covering them with soil. the smiles on their faces were priceless.

i cant wait to see the progress of the garden. i defiantly feel more confident in it this year, knowing what to plant, what we will eat from it.
welcome spring, i cant believe you are here. you wont last for very long.
you are such a lovely season.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

noticing things

the trees are blooming.

ready to be sent.

ready to go "out".

desert bounty.
in daddies arms.
beautiful day.

life has been challenging recently. go figure, 3 kids under the age of 4. they have been trying lately. the girls are constantly fighting and crying and whining. they dont say thank you, they are extremely sneaky, addie has been lying... a lot. it seems as if we need more sleep, but they wont sleep, even if i gave them $5.00 they wouldnt sleep. walker is a fussy baby. he likes to be held, constantly. if he isnt held, he is screaming, a high pitch scream. which is frustrating to say the least. i cant hold him all the time. frustrating. im sure you all have experienced what im telling you. im sure you have felt the emotions and feelings of a tired mother. i need positivity in my life. people and things that are positive. or i break, i buckle. i have been working on finding beauty all around me. finding joy, even when i hear screaming, or crying in our home, i try to see beauty. im constantly trying to notice the peaceful, calm, ahhh moments. through music, scenes from the car window, my children's happy little voices, where ever we may be . i woke up this morning, did my work out, took a shower and i could tell it would be one of those days though, a hard, slow day. i was (am) so tired today. so i knew i had to find joy around me to get me through this day. i kept my camera close to capture those ahhhh moments to remind me that life is good. life is full of joy. there is beauty all around us.
so to leave on a positive note,,,
a few more images of our day that brought a smile to my eye....
dinner at the park. a beautiful sunset, perfect weather. happy, beautiful faces.

p.s. how do you keep positive in this crazy world???

Monday, February 15, 2010

bits of vday

morning breakfast.
daddies shirt.
bed head.

hand stamped flowers made at preschool.
whole wheat heart pancakes.

hiding fridge.

chocolate overload.

chocolate monster!

tell me , tell me what little things lit up your valentines day?

Saturday, February 13, 2010

we are lovers

i got to sneak away with my love( and our third wheel, walker) tonight for a little valentine date.
we went to anthro. mark sat on a beautiful pleated chair while i shopped for a few little things for my kitchen. then off to our favorite little thai place(surprise, surprise).

i love this guy....
thiiiiiissssssssssssss muuuucccccchhhhhhhhh!

happy valentines day shnook!
(ya,,,, i call him shnook, hehe)

Friday, February 12, 2010

pink and red

the kids i luv.......

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

some random thoughts and priceless photos

i am so inspired by this time of year. the weather is gorgeous. we played outside all day today. all day! the stresses of the holidays are over. i really feel like this year is such a growing one to me. i want to be who ive always wanted to be. my weekly goals have really kept my mind positive and on the right track. i truly want to be better. and i cant be better if i don't try. i cant be idle. i need to fill my life with lovely things and people. this month is so special to me. my grandma passed away in the month of february. i am reminded of her and how i want to be like her. i have so many people that i love, that i care about. especially my kids and my husband. i love them so so much.
i don't know where all that rambling came from.
forgive me.
here are some sweet moments of my girls in the (soon to be made over) kitchen on sunday morning. we made valentines for some of the people we love.

we will be taking a trip to the post office today to drop them in the box.
how are you celebrating this month of love?

Monday, February 8, 2010

weekly goal

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Friday, February 5, 2010

fun never ending

mimi came to town to visit us for the last few days. it was non stop fun.

picked out new dresses.
wore new dresses at the mall.
went to build a bear.
played at the mall.
got ice cream.
went antique shopping.
played late night games.
ate more ice cream.
did crafts.
ate more ice cream.

all photos via mobile upload

now im ready to pass out from having so much fun.
thank you so so so much mimi!
we love you!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

after nap snuggles in the craft room