Wednesday, February 16, 2011

He felt left out...

Since my little Oli-bug was asleep in the car the other day and didn't get any pics up, he was a little sad...okay so that is a lie!
Oliver sad?
Only when his mom isn't holding him or isn't within reaching distance!
Look at this kid! He is a happy go lucky, adorable, fun to kiss on little monkey man and I just love him to absolute pieces!

Wouldn't you?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

A Day with the Boys at the Ranch

We went to feed the horses today, and while we were there I took Bekah's 7 year old pictures.
Well I couldn't leave my handsome guys out! Oliver was asleep in the car...
Love this little Valentine!
Those dimples on this little stink pot are his saving grace!
Only looking at me this time because I promised him candy...
Topher and his beautiful, takes my breath away. Every. Time.

Love these cute little pills.

Oliver-January in Review

This little guy was stealing hearts and taking names this January...
  • Got to meet a lot of his cousins, aunts and uncles while in Utah at Grandma Mona's
  • Went to a his very first 'second Christmas' at Grandma Julie's
  • Started Grinning and Giggling on purpose
  • Gives sucking face kisses
  • Sleeps like an angel in his swing
  • No more colic!!!
Things he loves right now;
  • His mom
  • The rest of his family too...especially his big brother who is always by his side
  • Nursing
  • Dancing
  • Laughing
  • The shower
Things that make him just plain mad;
  • Putting him down
  • Trying to feed him anything but mama's milk
  • Getting out of the shower
  • Getting dressed
  • Being ignored

Porter-January in Review

This little guy had a fun January, and gave his mom and dad some more gray hairs.
  • In Utah for New Years with Grandma Mona
  • Went to Portland for 'second Christmas' with Grandma Julie
  • Got a new fridge and play food for his kitchen
  • Got his first Build-a-Bear that he named 'Bear Bear'
  • Painted his mom and dads room and laundry with finger nail polish
  • Colored on every surface of the house.
  • Spilled many boxes of cereal and crackers
  • Spilled even more cups of juice, soda, milk and other like liquids.
His favorite things right now;
  • His baby brother
  • Playing Kitchen
  • Watching Diego and Dora, the Goofy Movie and Lilo & Stitch
  • Saying naughty things like; "Beat it Doofus!"
  • Making Messes
  • Torturing his older brother
  • Saying the word NO
  • Staying up late
  • Eating just about anything-as long as it's on his terms
Some things he's not a fan of right now;
  • Behaving
  • Eating at meal times
  • Not getting his way
  • Going to bed

Topher-January in Review

Topher had a fun January:
  • In Utah at Grandma Mona's for New Years
  • A trip to Portland for a 'second Christmas' at Grandma Julie's
  • Got his alphabet crown in Pre-School (he knows all of his ABC's and the sounds they make)
  • Starting to read simple words
His favorite things right now are;
  • Playing his DS-Mario Party is his favorite
  • Playing the Wii
  • Staring at the TV, no matter what is on
  • Going to school
  • Eating Peanut Butter & Honey Sandwiches
  • Being crazy and loud
  • Talking back to his mom
  • Giving hugs and kisses
His least favorite things right now are;
  • Not being able to be attached to some sort of screen
  • Cleaning his room
  • Listening to his mom without having a 45 minute discussion of why he needs to listen to his mom
  • Being quiet

Bekah January in Review

January was a great month for Bekah!
  • In Utah for New Years celebrations with Grandma Mona and family
  • Turned 7 on the 12th!
  • Got a big doll house and lots of fun presents
  • Had a great birthday party with all of her friends and lots of 'Tangled' stuff
  • Took a weekend trip to Portland to see Grandma Julie and got a whole 'second Christmas!'
  • Started Second Grade
  • Still doing great in Piano and really loving it
  • Still loving Ballet and Tap
There were sad times too...she had a hard time when her beloved Guinea Pig Emily escaped.

Her favorite things right now are;
  • Reading EVERYTHING! Her favorites right now are American Girls & the Roald Dahl books she got for Christmas
  • Playing Farm Frenzy on her DS
  • Playing Jumpstart and Webkinz on the computer
  • Eating Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches
  • Making cards for everyone
  • Playing the piano for family nights
  • Taking pictures
Things she does not like;
  • Watching Diego or Dora over and over again with her brothers
  • Writing long papers for school

Bekah Birthday Photo Shoot

Over a month late...but hey she's still "this many" right?We went to feed the horses today and while we were there, I finally got off my keester and took a few photos of this little angel. So blessed to have her as my sweet daughter! :)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Life as I know it

I thought I would have all of this free time on my hands once I was done with school.
Not so much.
This sweet little baby that has me wrapped around his finger is kind of a spoiled little pill. He needs me to constantly hold him or at the very least be in arms reach these past couple of weeks. When I put him down in bed he cries like he is in immense pain and it doesn't stop until I pick him up...then it's all squeals and smiles.
So that's been fun!
I am a little bit grateful for this though...he is my last after all, and being 'forced' to hold and snuggle him all day and night...well it's not all bad!
The dishes, laundry, crafting and to do list may be ever growing, but at least I know I am getting my daily dose of baby slobber kisses. :)
My other child problem this week is with this little angel...with whom I rarely have a problem. She is usually peaches and cream with extra sugar on top.
These last 2 weeks though, she is giving me all sorts of grief with her school work.
I love that I get to home school her and with her doing online work, it has made it easier to spend time with all of my kids and still be able to help her when she needs it.
She is super smart and can fly through her lessons, but she just wants to skip right to the tests and quizzes and just not do any of the assignments, unless she needs to hand them in.
Well I want her to do the assignments so that she gets writing practice, and math practice and such, and we have been butting heads constantly over it.
Her piano teacher also wants her to say her letter notes out loud while she plays, and she just doesn't want to.
The grief that I am getting from this sweet one is making me CRAZY!
Yesterday she cried for half an hour saying she didn't know what 4 + 1 was-because she didn't want to do the speed math sheet I gave her.
I wanted to throw her through a window...of course that low one we talked about. :)
It's amazing how kids that drive me so absolutely nuts-completely have my heart isn't it?