Thursday, April 26, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
So that was before... here it is after with a couple different views. You can all do a silent drumroll in your mind as you scroll down!
I had canvas wraps of the kids made for the big empty wall. (The pictures were taken by my friends at laughingstarsphotography.com).
We got all new furniture... a couch and ottoman, two armchairs, a few little tables, a rug and a tree, and then my dear friend Jessica who has much more talent for these things than I do painted the wall unit for us and I LOVE IT! I was nervous about that part (which is why I would not do it myself... painting is not a talent of mine) but I love the result and the room feels so different.
So... what do you think?
Thursday, April 19, 2012
They requested McDonald's for lunch... I wasn't really asking for lunch requests, but I took them anyway and then dropped them at school. I was feeling uninspired about birthday cake this year... so instead I let them decorate it, and they loved it...perfect! It had ALOT of different kinds of sprinkles on it. Claire had dance class, then Jacob had t-ball.
We had our friend Chris over who has been here for every birthday in Oregon and had what the kiddos requested for dinner... hot dogs, fried shrimp, and strawberries. Opened presents and had cake. Wrestled them to bed.
Tonight they went with a friend to John's Incredible Pizza (think really nice Chuckee Cheese) to celebrate.
Jacob is really into basketball currently (he loves to play with the big neighbor boys next door), he just started his second year of t-ball. He loves school and loves to be with friends and around other people. He is a sweet sensitive kid that is very obedient and always watching out for the feelings of other people, he is a great little peacemaker. He is a funny big brother and so so good at helping out with and wanting to play with his baby brother and sister. His eye surgery went well last week and he has been such a trooper through the whole thing. He remembers everything, he loves to ask questions and read non-fiction books and once you tell him something it seems like he will know it forever. Jacob is our cuddly guy and just really loves his family and loves to let them know it.
Jared and I always love how much they look out for each other; when we go to a store or appointment with one and someone gives them a sticker or sucker they ALWAYS ask for a second one for their brother/sister. It is so fun to watch them pretend together, listen to them talk about little important things when they are going to sleep at night, and just play together. They are great friends and I am so glad to have them both and so glad they came together. Happy Birthday Sweet kiddos!
Monday, April 16, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Saturday, April 07, 2012
Probably one of my least favorite feelings is that one where you accidentally step on a Cheerio or Kix with bare feet... ugh! Sometimes I hit one, grimace, continue on only to hit another on the very next step!
And sometimes I crunch a stray one far from the table because it was stuck to a baby when I picked him/her up and it was transported somewhere I wouldn't be as vigilant about watching my feet.
Okay, it is kind of funny - but I really do dread that inevitable CRUNCH!
Friday, April 06, 2012
Liam loves to splash - he gets really excited in the tub.
Kate and Liam have different reactions to water being splashed in their faces or dripped on them - Kate thinks it's hilarious, and Liam is surprised by it.
Kate also loves to suck her thumb when in the tub - I think she likes the taste of it when it's wet (gross!!)
Sunday, April 01, 2012
- "Kamakazee Kisses" - you pick her up, and suddenly she's seemingly eating your lips... nope, that's a kiss.
- The face Kate makes when she's about to give you a kiss. She gets a little serious and stares at your lips. It's really funny
- Getting her out of bed. Or picking her up. Often you get a Kamakazee kiss :)
- When Kate is sad when she's sitting on the ground, she bends herself in half and sticks her forehead on the ground!
- The crazy look. Sometimes, her smile and the look in her eyes is a little crazy (see smile below)!
- Putting her to bed. She lays down and sucks her thumb. Sometimes she'll put one or both her hands behind her head to sleep.
- When throwing her up in the air, she kicks one foot straight out and giggles. Just recently, she's started kicking both out.
- Watching her with Jacob and Claire - they love her, and she loves them!