Friday, March 30, 2012

Did You Catch One?

The triplets tried really hard to catch a Leprechaun on St. Patty's Day this year. They each built a Leprechaun "motel" for them to sleep in. They even had gold inside to lure the little guys in. Unfortunately, they didn't catch any this year. Maybe next March.



Art Show

The triplets' school had an art show this year and with my kids being the creative, crafty kids they are decided to enter. Here are their beautiful creations at the show:

Didn't they do a great job?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

My Room

We have lived in this house for 5 1/2 years now and our room is basically the last one to get done. As my mother in law calls it, our room is the "shipping and receiving" of our home. When something doesn't have a place or kids don't know where something goes, it ends up in our room. Our room is a collection of hand me down or DI furniture (except for the bed) and it just wasn't a nice relaxing place to unwind. So, I finally did something about it. Ever since we moved in, we knew we wanted our room to have a tropical feel. We bought these nice bamboo blinds and that was as far as we got. The only 2 channels that I watch are DIY and HGTV so I have gotten lots of ideas. I started off with a fabric that I loved and made a pillow for my bed. From that we got the wall color. I had wanted a very light yellow, but ended up going with "Arizona Tan" which is more golden. But I love it! It really makes the pillow pop. Then we added some nightstands, lamps, and the tin decorations I found at Confetti. And now at least one of our walls looks great. We still need a headboard, and lots of decorations on the walls, and I am going to refinish a beautiful but old vanity. It will be great!I am also debating whether to make some window panels out of the same fabric as the pillow. But that fabric was super expensive and I would need a lot. We are so excited to finally walk into a nice relaxing room.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Valentine's Day 2012

I got to plan and participate in Brooke's class Valentine's party this year. It was a great way to spend the morning. We had lots of fun. And I also taught the after school reading club. We read poems and then made Valentine's for someone. Aspen made me one with words for each of the letters in Valentine's. I already packed it away, but I should have taken a picture of it first. Our favorite word on their was for letter T. Toilet. Awesome. Thanks Paps. Connor wrote one for Dave that said, "Dear Dad, I wink, you stink." Ha ha. And sweet Brooke wrote two poems in a card for Grandma.
For Valentine's Day for our family this year, we basically did what we did last year since it was so much fun! I decorated the table with roses and heart glasses and we had waffles with strawberries and whip cream for dinner. Then we had a treasure hunt all ready for the kids to do. At the end of the hunt they found their treasure: a box of candy for each of them and Just Dance 3 for the Wii! We love that game. We busted it out and played right away. It was so much fun!

More Alex

I just love this baby! He is so sweet and cuddly, covers my face with slobbery open mouthed kisses, and I am his favorite person on earth! Aah, he melts my heart. Well, he is doing good. He is moving around on the floor a lot more now. He is even starting to push himself forward to get toys. He should be crawling within the next month. He is also loving his table foods. He is getting to the point where he doesn't want us to spoon feed him any more, he would rather pick up his own food. Unfortunately, he has also gotten his first real sickness and he has been sick for almost three weeks now. Colds suck. Also, this cute boy finally got a hair cut. I waited so long because he is my last baby and I loved his soft baby fine hair. But, his hair was in his eyes, so I took him to my neighbor and he got a big boy hair cut.
Before: (he doesn't like the flash)

After: (It sticks up again now that it is short. So cute.)

He also is now taking a bath like a big boy.

He loves to sit on the floor surrounded by toys. Especially when Owen is napping and doesn't steal them from him.

And it is just too adorable when babies fall asleep with toys in hand.