Friday, May 30, 2008

Carson's Turn

These pictures are a little deceptive, because they look like Carson is just wet, but in reality he is covered in Vaseline. Brent changed his bum and put vaseline on him because he was a little sore. I didn't realize that Brent hadn't put the vaseline away, and I look down to find Carson looking like the above pictures. As well as, Mailee's blanket, stroller, doll, and my carpet. Needless to say, I was not as patient as when Mailee drew all over herself because 1) Mailee did just draw on herself, and 2) Vaseline DOES NOT COME OFF!!! So after washing Carson in the tub (again) with Dawn, and throwing the blanket and all rags used to clean up everything else in hot water in the washer-with Dawn, we made some progress, but you can still see the nice darker grease spots in everything. ERRRGGHHH!!! Husbands not putting things away, and babies having extremely quick eyes and hands!!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Mailee+Black Sharpie Marker = FUN

Last week while planting our garden (I was using the Sharpie to write on the stakes) I went around the corner to plant the squash, and Mailee found the marker. I was gone about two minutes and returned to the above pictures. I started busting up laughing, but Brent didn't think it was so funny (his sense of humour is not as um...developed as Mailee's and mine!) We had some pretty funny comments at church the next day, because that stuff does not come off. She still has it all over her legs and tummy 5 days later! Luckily I caught her before she got to Carson!

Don't you love the troll feet? :)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Our crazy, fun week!!

This week was absolutely crazy, but a lot of fun!!! It started on Monday...over the weekend I got a phone call from my best friend from high school. She was flying into Boise from Washington D.C. and wanted to get together one of the days. Naturally I was ecstatic to see her and her new baby. However, I had had great intentions for the last couple of months to make a baby blanket for her, but I had not yet started. I started Monday night and finished on Tuesday around 10:00pm. I even had time to make cupcakes with my kids and go for a bike ride. (My new sewing machine makes sewing a dream:))

So this is me holding the finished product. I am really proud of myself. This is the first quilt I have made that is not just 8X8 blocks. I also machine quilted for the first time -- SCARY!! But it turned out great.

The entire quilt!!

While in Boise we went to the zoo. My kids loved it. They really liked the statues and toys more than the animals, so that is where we spent most of our time. This is Mailee and Carson in a turtle shell.

Kaylee Grace and Nicky. Kaylee is absolutely beautiful.

Mailee sitting on the lion. (Don't crink your neck. I forgot to rotate!)

So we got back on Thursday from Boise around 6:00. I made dinner and told Brent I was going to bed because I wanted to get up early to clean--my parents were planning on coming on Friday morning. However, at 8:30 I got a phone call from my parents saying they were on their way and half way here!!! AWWWWWWW...MY HOUSE WAS A WRECK!! Sewing just seems to do that! So, I got out of bed and cleaned until they arrived at 11:30. It looked and smelled great.

Friday morning we ran some errands in town for my parents, then my mom, a couple of friends, and I went to a scrapbooking class from 4-12p.m. It was great...a nice break from the men and kids.

My brother, his wife and daughter arrived Friday night, and the couple I lived with my senior year and their daughter and boyfriend came Saturday. We had a blast just visiting, catching-up, and geocaching.

Sunday we said goodbye to everyone in time to head to Brent's sister's house in Twin Falls to see his parents, brother and wife (whom we haven't seen since Dec 2006) and another sister. WE SAW A LOT OF FAMILY!!!

We needed all of yesterday to catch up on our sleep, but how lucky we were to share this week with so many, and for our kids to play with cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents. It was almost a family reunion.