Monday, February 27, 2012

February 28

Happy Birthday to my Baby Boy Ben! Ok, so he's not so much a baby anymore. He is now 3 years old. Wow time flies.
Some things he does that crack me up :

  • saying "Just a sec" while he holds up his finger.

  • Sneaking outside and peeing of the back deck. (Don't know were he learned that one. But I got a pic of it this morning..but I'm not allowed to post. Text me if you want to see a cute little bum :D)

  • Singing Awolnations "Not Your Fault"

  • Pulling his belly skin out like stretchy skin boy

  • He still calls his big brother Garrett "Gee Gee"

  • When he wants something and I say, "no," he holds his hands under his chin and says,"Please, Please, Please Mommy!" with pouty lips and sparkling eyes.

He sure does keep us entertained and full of giggles. I'm so thankful for him. He really is a special miracle in my life. He is a constant reminder of how much Heavenly Father loves me and answers my prayers!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

This Week of Februray

I'm sure I've blogged about this week every year that I've been blogging. The week of Presidents break for our school district. A whole 5 days off for the holiday. In my opinion... A WASTE OF TIME!!! We just had Winter Break and soon we will be having Spring break. But Whatever. Normally I go insane and the kids drive me to the nut house, but this year wasn't too bad. I slept in EVERY morning. Even to 11 one morning. It was nice. The fighting wasn't too bad. I think it had to do with Riggles being home and not working 3 out of 5 of those days.

I decided to be a 'good mom' and come up with something to do. I think last year we went bowling. But with two adults and 4 children that can get expensive. So we went on a hike up to Tiger Mountain.
There are some great 'kid trails' and one in particular about a mile long with a little story a long the way about a Raccoon and the Swamp Monster. We spent about two hours hiking along the different trails. Good exercise, fresh air and the only time the ipod came out was to take pictures.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Very Pinteresting

I've hopped on the bandwagon and started "pinning" on Fun stuff! Even Riggles has been somewhat impressed at the ideas that I have gotten. I've even tried a few of the 'pins' myself. ie Shower rod under kitchen sink to hang cleaners, tried new recipes, (one good, one not so good). And I've bought supplies and ingredients to try some more new things. Here is the project I did last week for the girls room.

I turned ugly brown closet doors into ....

Leverage. I mean.......great play time!

(I was going to make my own chalkboard paint, the big idea from Pinterest, but buying it was sooo much easier :D)

I will chalkboard the inside of the cupboard to keep my shopping list too....I just havn't got to it yet.