Sunday, April 13, 2014

Crazy Boys!

Last Monday was GORGEOUS!! 

That morning I told the boys it was going to be 72 degrees and that's when Owen said, "That's swimming pool weather!" Not really! 

When we got home from the park and grocery shopping they were insistent on as least running through the sprinkler. 

They love to run under the arching stream of water. I remember this was one of my favorite things to do as a kid as well. 

Then they got out the balls and played this game they made up where they run out and try to grab as many as they can without getting wet. 

They were out there so much longer than I thought they would. 

In the end Owen was actually sitting right in the stream of water! 

It was nice to see them enjoying the outdoor after such a gloomy winter! 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Uncorked Canvas - Round Two!

 On Sunday I got to go to Uncorked Canvas again! This time it was for my friend Starr's birthday. It was a private event just for her and her friends. It was great! 

Before we got started Starr snapped this selfie of us. I love it! Good friends are such a treasure! 

Time to paint! 

Since it was a private event Starr got to choose which painting she wanted to do from their gallery. At first she asked for suggestions, but then she decided to pick the painting herself and then keep it a surprise. When Katelyn the teacher of the class revealed it we were all pleased. It's a very pretty picture! 

I really do love painting...more than I thought I would, but the worse part about it is the aching back I end up having. Those little stools with no support for your back are killer! 

Thankfully the sun for this picture was much easier to paint. 

Getting the posts to turn out right took a little planning. 

The clouds were probably the hardest part for everyone. I'm actually really pleased with how my clouds turned out. 

The vineyard was the part I was worried about the most, but I think it ended up looking pretty good. 

All of us ladies with our works of art!

Happy Early Birthday Starr!!! 

Friday, April 11, 2014


That's how it sounds when Zeke says Seahawk. He says it every time he sees a Seahawk logo. Last Friday when I wore my Seahawk shirt he wanted to wear his too. Really it's Jack's, but he doesn't mind. 

Not only did he want the shirt, but he wanted Jack's beanie as well. 

I'm pretty sure he's the cutest little Seahawk fan EVER! 

Thursday, April 10, 2014


For the last couple of weeks Zeke has seen his Thomas the Train in the garage. We have a bunch of stuff in the garage that's needs to go to my MOPS rummage sale so there really wasn't room to set it up in the garage unless I wanted to park my van outside, but I didn't want to do that. So after hearing his cute little voice ask for the twentieth time I couldn't say no any longer. 

I ended up pushing the coffee table way over so it could fit in the living room. This little man was so happy! 

So was Ella when we could get Zeke off so she could have a turn. 

The only problem with Thomas is the button you have to push to make him go is a bit hard to push and hold down for an almost 2 year old. I was getting really dizzy holding the button down and going around and around. That's when I brought out the masking tape and it did the job. Around and around and around Zeke went! 

Then it was this girls turn to have some fun! 

Don't even ask me what she is doing here, but it looks like some funky hip hop dance to me! 

It wasn't long and Zeke wanted back on so I thought they might both be able to have some fun, but that was when Thomas got really tired! All that non-stop around and around caught up to him and he was done! I had to take the battery out and plug it in. 

Zeke is such a good boy and doesn't get mad about this stuff at all. I just told him Thomas was tired and he needed to take a night-night. Zeke waved and him and said, "Nigh nigh"! and then kissed him! 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


Zeke always loves to be in the middle of things and sometimes that comes in handy. He loves to help put the silverware away. 

He grabs one or two utensils... 

walks over and puts them in the drawer. 

Then back for more. 

Of course it takes him quite a while since he's only grabbing a couple at a time. 

After he put most of them in the drawer I went over to put them in the correct divider, but he had a fit about it! I think he thought I was messing up his work or something. He was not happy with me at all. 

Time to put more away! 

When he was all done he even shut the drawer and then signed all done!

Now lets just hope he still enjoys doing this in 3 years when it's his actual job! 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Are there actually any kids out there that aren't into Frozen right now. It's Elsa this and Anna that at our house all the time now. It's really cute actually! 

Last week I thought it might be fun to braid Ella's hair like Elsa's. She LOVES her side braid. 

She was one happy girl! 

Logan didn't want to feel left out so I put her hair in two pigtails which was the closest I could get it to Anna's hair. Later on I heard them playing in the other room and talking to each other as Elsa and Anna. They were both so adorable!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Monkey Boy!

One of Owen's favorite things to do right now is climb on the door frames. He loves it so much he won't wear socks during the day because he wants his feet to be super sweaty when he gets home so he'll be able to climb better! He's a nut! 

When he first started climbing he would just try to climb up as high as he could. Not that he can make it all the way to the top he's had to go a step further. 

Now he can climb up a little, cross over and go down the other side. 

I think we might have to contact America's Got Talent! ;) 

Love this cute climbing boy! 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

French Braid!

Also on Thursday...Thursday was a busy day...I decided to watch a YouTube video on how to french braid. It's been something I've wanted to learn for a long time now. Ella usually isn't that patient with me when it comes to her hair, but today she was in the right mood, she was watching Tinkerbell and eating a snack! 

Started out with just one side of her head. Let me tell you parting her hair is hard. First it's curly and then she has her nobbies as we call them from having Hydrocephalus so it can be hard to get it right in the middle of her head. I did the best I could though. 

Since her hair is curly its hard to keep everything smooth so the braid isn't the neatest. 

In the end I was super pleased since it was my first time. I'm sure it will get easier and it's going to be fun playing around with other styles. 

I just need to keep the movies and the snacks handy! 

Monday, March 31, 2014


This cute boy is surrounded by girls during the day so he naturally plays with girly things. All the boys did though! It's so cute to see them being sweet with their babies. Usually the boys would pick up and snuggle their baby and then drop or throw it on the ground. Boys! 

On Thursday Zeke was having fun pushing his baby through the house. He's very concerned that his baby is strapped. 

Walkin' around! 

Sometimes obstacles get in your way! 

Time to pause to give baby a kiss! 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Nail Polish!

On Thursday I decided to paint the girls nails with some new glitter nail polish I picked up at Fred Meyer's. 

I had the girls sit at the table and then I just kept going back and forth between then. Ella got pink, Logan got pink, Ella got glitter polish, Logan got glitter polish, Ella got a clear top coat, Logan on a clear top coat. 

Then I had the girls sit there while I painted my nails so make sure they were really dry. Before they got up I had them blow on them just in case. 

Zeke was pretty sure he needed to blow on his nails too! 

Pretty girls...pretty polish!