Wednesday, March 31, 2010

hopscotch 101

a little note:
i am making my grandma walkers chocolate mahogany cake today with chocolate frosting. it is a must try! i will post the recipe over at my recipe blog in the near future. it would truly be a wonderful easter desert!
until next time!

Monday, March 29, 2010

keepin it real moment # 1,485

pen drawn on the complete length of every limb.

large glass jar of crayons, history. (i learned my lesson. glass for crayons, is a no no.)
red sucked on and spit out sucker, right in front of the back door.
callie trying to explain it all.
one frazzled mum.

over the weekend

:: girls at the table ::

:: "playing" with the neighbors ::

:: silly face ::

:: pretty package for a pretty friend ::

:: mama & son ::

:: daddy making breakfast ::

:: ::

:: potty trained ::

:: mama & daughter ::

:: sleepy in the car ::

Friday, March 26, 2010

question from a 4 yr old

:: doing girls hair in the early morning hours ::

the other day, walker succeed, yet again, to poop everywhere but in his diaper. how does that happen? every time!
i was getting him out of his clothes and cleaning him up.
addie turned to me and asked as serious than ever,
" does jesus love brother, even though he blew out of his diaper... AGAIN!?"
oh, her little mind.
yes, sweet girl, jesus loves us, no matter what.
he always will.
have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

more time outside

:: mobile uploads ::

we found another awesome park yesterday. we could have stayed there all day if we could. as you can tell, we have been spending a lot of time outside. i am taking advantage of these cooler days while they last. we will be eating outside and going to the park everyday until the heat gets cranked up past 90 degrees.

its my hubby's weekend. we are going to go to costco, watch movies, pick weeds, get the car washed, and just enjoy our little family.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

being together.

yesterday for Family Home Evening we had a picnic in the backyard. i picked up a $5.00 pizza and we sat by the citrus trees and inhaled the sweet aroma. that is one of my favorite smells... of all time!

we talked about showing people we love them. we talked about making people happy. we talked about our day. we talked about not picking the orange blossoms off the tree. callie picked all the pepperonis off her pizza to make it the "cheese kind." we talked about spring. i watched addie kiss callie on the cheek and give her a hug. me and mark laughed, but i cant remember what about. i remember feeling happy, seeing his smiling face.

its in these short moments of time that i gain strength and courage to get through the hard times. moments of just being. being together.

it is such a sweet moment in our lives we are living.

Monday, March 22, 2010

purty pillows

walker, loungin on mamas new purty pillows.

this swing is ready for hot summers, mama and baby watching girls play in sprinklers, late night bbqs, sunset watching, and lemonade sipping.
whenever i get a chance, i want to paint this pretty little end table. im thinkin red.
i was thinking yellow. i Love yellow! but our chicken coop is yellow, and my kitchen is yellow.
red will be cute. i can just picture it now....
red table, vase full of sunflowers sitting on a lacy doily, glass of lemonade....
purty purty!

Friday, March 19, 2010

scattered thoughts and happenings of the morning

:: view from my pillow ::
i either got food poisoning or a 24 bug.
laying in bed, listening to the birds sing a spring song.
im afraid to try and eat breakfast.
mark took the kids to run errands this morning.
i am thoroughly enjoying this quiet.
can i muster up enough energy to clean my bathrooms?
walking from room to room and opening the windows.
the perfect cool breeze is making my drapes flutter and its wonderful.
i didnt tell my girls good bye before they left this morning with daddy, shame on me.
date night is called off due to my sickness... i will have to have mark go on a redbox run for tonight instead.
off to take a warm shower and let my ears soak up this absolute quiet.
enjoy your weekend.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

walker with hair....

pictures taken by addie while she was giggling at walkers silly hair.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

sometimes you just have to laugh

i know! i said it too!

what the???????!!!

this would be addie with mud makeup.
she found dirt (aka fly poop) in her window sill, (bad house keeping on my part), went to the bathroom and got a cup of water and poured it in the window sill to make mud, and continued to make mud(poop) makeup.

i know,,,
what the????!!!!!

it has been one of those i cant even explain to you what actually happened.
thank heaven for tomorrows right.
i will be waking up with positive phrases going through my head,

keep calm, carry on.
its all going to be ok.
yes, you can.
its going to be a bright sunshiny day.
peace be still.
breathe and smile.

now that i mention it, one of these uplifting phrases would be perfect in my kitchen.
front and center, to remind me that life is good.
even if i find my daughter slathered in fly poop... i mean, mud.

Monday, March 15, 2010

monday morning in the backyard

little tid bits of info:
:::this morning we discovered that our lemon and orange trees are covered in blossoms!
what a joy!
:::mark worked some crazy hours this week. he worked about 20 hours in a 24 hr time period. hes crazy and i miss him.
:::i found a super adorable linen set at goodwill today. that is always the first thing i check out when i go. i am in love with vintage linens. someday i will gather my collection and make something like this... and in all honesty, we both know it wont be as rad as kellys, but still!
:::addie is has been obsessed with my ummm, cough cough, chest area. she told me my "booties" were beautiful. yikes!
:::i think walkers mullet is in need of a trim job. need to put that on the list.
:::my kids are in love with this cd. and i have to admit, i love it too.
we checked it out at the library and then downloaded it onto our itunes. shhhh.
their favs:
#1 A-Tisket, A-Tasket
#7 Molasses, Molasses, Its Sticky Icky Goo
& #8 The Bean Bag Song.
good ol classics i tell ya!
:::callie has taken interest in potty training. i just cant for the life of me get excited about it.
why is that?
:::i was so happy when i went to the farmers market this afternoon and saw all the delicious fruits and veggies. i am so excited for a big variety of summer produce this season!
happy monday my friends!
i plan on making a yummy fresh dinner, taking a walk to the mailbox and possibly watching a movie tonight with popcorn!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

a note to my hunny

dear mark,

life is moving too fast. i miss you. thank you for all the sleep you loose to work for our little family. dont know how you do it. excited to have you home these next few days and nights. ive been getting cold at night.

our kids are hilarious. and smart. they get it from you. man, we make cute kids, you and i.

i love you, Jessi xoxo

ps... lets get the propane for the grill refilled... im craving bbq lemon chicken.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

easy art

for the longest time my little downstairs bathroom was bare, i couldn't find any art that i liked to display. couldn't find the colors i wanted or the print i wanted. but i did find some fabric that would be perfect... if only i could display it in some way.

well i could!

my cute cousin from boston shared this simple, cant get any easier idea to make simple art.
here it goes...
go to your fav craft store,
buy an art canvas, the kind that painters use,
buy some rockin fabric that you cant part with,
iron out any wrinkles in your fabric,
lay your canvas over your fabric and cut around it leaving about to inches on all sides(like wrapping a present),
fold over your edges and staple with a staple gun to the back of the canvas,

and whaddya know...

your done.

love this idea so so much. canvas' come in all sizes so it makes for a truly custom project.
thanks cuz for this diy!

Monday, March 8, 2010

weekend happenings

this weekend we enjoyed:
being in our backyard with the "perfect" weather.

painting my kitchen a sunny yellow.
(i wouldnt say i enjoyed painting it, i double hate painting... but i did enjoy it once it was done!)

attended one of the cutest birthday parties put on by the cutest mama around, beth.
happy birthday rory!

early mornings...
again, not enjoyable, but to see my sleepy babies faces is sure adorable!

we also:
got to go on a double date.
ate bbq.
cleaned the whole house.
watched home videos.
had a surprise visit from mimi.
now im pooped...
and i need a weekend to recover from my weekend!