Sunday, May 01, 2011

Sharpie Markers

This morning Calvin woke up 30 minutes later than usual...or so I thought! Was it worth the extra 30 minutes of sleep? I'm still trying to decide.

I went in the boys room to get Calvin out of his crib before he woke Landon up and WOW did I get a surprise.

I had used a black Sharpie yesterday to label a bag of clothing I put away of Landon's that he doesn't fit in anymore, and absentmindedly, I must have left the marker on their dresser where Cal could reach it. This was my "Good morning" SURPRISE!

This is what I saw 1st.

Then, I saw it on his 3 blankets he had in his crib with him. I picked him up out of his crib realized how bad it really was. I took him to Jared and asked him to hold him. I was so upset, I began to cry. I was so frustrated with myself and him, I didn't know what to do.

He and I just sat on the couch for a while and then I realized that it's times like these (in the future) that you wish you had pictures. As frustrated as I was I began taking pictures which helped me to realize that one day I will laugh about it. I think what frustrated me the most is the hard work and effort I put into his cute little sailboat blanket, for it to be "personalized" by him so fast.

Every bar on the inside of his crib had a nice little scribble on them.

Jared got the dresser and crib sparkling clean by using, believe it or not, toothpaste with baking soda and an old toothbrush. The Magic Eraser didn't even touch it compared to the toothpaste. The wall still has some on it and the blankets.....well, I'm still working on those. At the moment the ink is now blue instead of black. I have pretty much accepted the fact that it will NOT come out.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A few projects...

For some reason I am thinking life as I know it ends after baby #3 so I am trying to get all my "projects" done before then...but for some reason, as I finish 1 item, 3 more have been added to the list. I'm beginning to wonder if I will be successful at this rate.

Here are a few of the projects I have completed along with some fun pics of the boys!

Matching sailboat quilts for the boys (which I started FOREVER ago) and fish pillows to go along with. Landon's blanket has blue outline around the sailboats while Calvin's has green. (Basically the only way to tell them apart) and the fish on the pillows have coordinating eye colors; blue and green. (their names are also on the back of the pillows)

While purchasing the piping for the pillows above, Landon saw this shark fabric and REALLY wanted it. I bought some and made him a little apron out of it, since he's getting a too big for the one he has. He loves to put his apron on and help me make bread.

We received this little toddler bed from my Sister-in-law, which came in handy when we were out of our house during the BIG construction. Now that we are having another baby, we need a crib and I asked Landon if he would be willing to move to another bed and give his bed up to Calvin, who would be giving his crib up for the baby. The only way I could get him to change beds was if I painted his "new" bed darker blue. So I have painted it blue (which once was white), sanded it down to antique it, and then applied a glaze to finish it off. I'm not sure about how it turned out yet, but Landon was so excited he came home from school and climbed right into it! I didn't get any close up pics beause I'm not real sure about how it turned out and plus my camera is being really fuzzy that the ones I did take turned out horrible--this project brings with it another project--repaint their room!

Calvin was even pretty excited about it. He played on it the whole time Landon was at school.

This is how I have been keeping up on the dishes, so that I have time to do my fun projects. But...don't forget, you must have your snow boots on in order to do the dishes!

Calvin and I went out shopping today. He insisted that he walk and carry our goods while I push an empty stroller.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

30 Years already?

Happy 30th Birthday to me! I can not believe I'm 30. Boy how time goes by.

I had a wonderful day spent with my little family I've made, and later in the day, my extended family.

I must mention my most favorite gift of the day had to be my boys' hair cuts. Landon hates to get his hair cut, so I asked him if he would let me cut his hair for my birthday and he was a very good sport about it. -I still would say he HATES to get his hair cut.

Calvin did very well, he just sat there quietly and didn't even move.

Thanks Boys!!

The other day I went down stairs to start a load of laundry in my new "basement" laundry room and this is what I came back upstairs to...a laundry basket (that I had just emptied) full of two cute boys!

As I mentioned above, I have a new laundry room in the basement. The old laundry room is being turned into the Nursery for baby #3! I have 4 weeks until my "due date" I guess we probably should get going on the nursery. This week for FHE we worked a little on it as a family. (I''m sure we were more a hindrance than a help, but the boys had the time of their life thinking they were helping build the room for their baby sibling)

I really think the boys are excited to get a new baby whether it's a boy or a girl. (Although Landon could tell you otherwise-he absolutely knows its a boy and does NOT want a little sister!) They will be such great, BIG Brothers.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

FuN fUn FuN!

So here are a few things we have done so far this year...that have been captured on film.

I was doing the laundry one day and Landon INSISTED that he lay on the washing machine and take a little "rest"-doesn't look too comfy!

We love blueberry smoothies...especially when we are wearing white shirts! Chip-ees are always a great snack. We went to Kangaroo Zoo for Cole's 5th birthday and had a blast!

We then went to the Hogle Zoo at the end of February and Landon kept asking "what zoo?"

He was very disappointed when he learned that the Hogle Zoo was not the Kangaroo Zoo!

These boys' favorite thing to do in the a "show" on Daddy's phone.

We played out in the snow and built a snowman that didn't even last through the day.

For some reason all children that come to our house, love these glasses. I couldn't leave this photo out.



This is a photo of one of my projects I finished. I have nicely organized my closet. Keep in mind the BEFORE was my closet, with Jared's stuff shoved and crammed in so the house construction could be completed.

Another one of my projects that I completed was the Laundry room...the old Laundry room. I got it organized and in shape to have a smooth flowing laundry process. I LOVED it! It was great...but now the Laundry room is down in the basement and right now it is chaos! I guess I shouldn't have wasted my time, but it was great for the few months that it lasted, plus how was I to know it was going to end up downstairs.

I guess I should mention the reason why the Laundry room has been moved downstairs. We have decided to turn the "old laundry room" into a nursery.

We are having baby #3!

whether it's a boy or a girl, we do not know. We will find out May 19th (or sometime around there- depending when the little babe decides to enter this world). We are very excited!! It sure seems like time is flying by and like we are running out of time to get all of our "projects" done before this wee little one arrives.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Happy 2011!

Ok so I have failed at blogging for the most part of the 2010 year. I am hoping to be better at it this year and I am going to start with a recap of 2010.

January= Happy New Year 2010-who knew this year would bring so much to our family. Jared's trip to New Orleans.
February= My first photo shoot with my new Christmas camera. (Landon was napping so he got left out)
March= begin house construction move in with Grandma Susan,Grandpa Boompa, Heather, Colette, Cole, Hallie, and Eli. It was a FULL house! (I had pre construction pictures of our house, but I can not find them ANYWHERE-so frustrating)Our house on the move!
April= House still under construction, my 29th birthday, and Easter
May= House still under construction. Long needed vacation to Disneyland, Sea World, and our favorite- the beach.
Our storage room
June= We moved home, construction sill everywhere, and Calvin's first birthday!
Our new front porch.
Following are the effects of moving a house. I would say every wall in the house has at least 2-3 large cracks like these. Little did we know that we would have to re-do almost everything in the house:

Happy Birthday Calvi! We love you!

July= Landon's 3rd birthday, Landon and Calvin had a "Western Cowboy Party", and our annual trip to Pineview.

August= Family Photos (I did do 2 posts earlier for August-yay me!-check those) September= Our marriage turned 6 years! Landon's first day of pre-school; I am a proud mother! We went with Papa to see the trains. October= Wheeler Farm fun, Our trip to New York City, Our Halloween Party with the fam, and Remmington our new puppy!
November= One project after another! Beginning of siding project. Begin/finish living room project.
Before siding removal
After removal

Calvin is Daddy's little helper.

December= Winter fun and the Boys' Christmas Pictures