Saturday, July 14, 2012

July 14th: Building

I know you're wondering why did I post the *cutest* pic of the kids on a day labeled building. Well, I'm glad you asked, and the answer is...
We are re-building the bathroom! ta-da! The boys first bath (insert here an aside that they have in fact bathed, just in the shower- Thank heavens for two bathrooms!!) since we started this project. See the bath was full of, er, stuff. i.e. scraps of cement board, random nails and screws and pieces of old flooring. So after a rousing game of wrestling and a quick clean-up job, I deemed the bathroom safe enough to use the bath. Viola. Building. (i knew it would come together in the end. ha. and aren't they cute with glo-sticks!)

Friday, July 13, 2012

July 13th: Open

(insert picture of the kids so sweeting opening a box of goodies from their Great Aunt Connie.)

Parenting fail.
No picture available.

They did so sweetly open their package. They did love and look at the books and workbooks and planters. Do I have proof? nope. Do I feel sad? yup.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

July 12th: Texture

This is texture you can eat, my friend! We prefer ours with butter and warm from the oven. Drooling yet?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

July 10th: Your favorite color

Just because I should be talking about my kids doesn't' mean I have to.
Aren't these the best colors *ever*.

Ok, here's a snippet of our day:
Trip to Target:
No, children we aren't getting any legos,
shoe section,
me containing kids in buggie,
plastic baggie section,
no, we aren't getting those horribly unhealthy fruit imitation thingies- no i don't care they're shaped like transformers....,
shampoo section,
N., Sit down now!,
mascara section,
L., Stay on this aisle!
*ahhhh, polish section!*
check out line,
shampoo hitting the floor...
Please, dear Lord, don't let me throttle my kids in front of anyone!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Saturday, July 7, 2012

July 7th: Garden

My garden of recycled plants. Yes. You read that correctly. I have learned over the years I cannot seems to create an atmosphere for thriving in a dirt garden. (i.e. I forget to water it....) So i have come across a few ideas via Pinterest (yes, i like to pin things.)  I found that your green onions will regenerate if they are kept in water, near sunlight. I can do that!  ANd they i read you can regrow celery if you stick the end in a pot of soil. Well, I thought to myself the soil and I can never agree, so why not try the water idea. It worked. Now the running joke is that 'we'll have 15 calories in 3 weeks'. And I say, slow and steady wins the race.

Friday, July 6, 2012

July 6th: Chair

This chair is a sad representation of my home upon returning from our mini-vaca to the mountains. Long story, ending in a flooded bathroom, hallway and kitchen. Thus you are looking at my kitchen chair holding some of my cooking notes and magazines that experienced baptism by immersion.
The silver lining? We get to gut our bathroom and get a new one, replace the floor in the hallway and kitchen. Now, please know, I did really want all this done, however, I did not pray for an inconvenient flood.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

July 5th: On the Floor

This morning, this was on the floor. Bare Feet. I love sweet, soft, squishy, and stinky little boy feet! And they met all the requirements. At the cabin in the woods, these little feet were sometimes bare and sometimes shod. They explored the beautiful wrap around deck, blowing bubbles and jumping and down through the weeds to the fire ring where the bow and arrows abound. (poke) The rustic wooden seats and log beams made their imaginations run wild! Childhood fun at its finest!  A wonderful mini-vacation, so sad to leave family and fresh mountain air behind!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

July 4th: Fun

July 4th was spent with family:
1 Late morning meal at Cracker barrel
1 spilled cup of ice water
2 napping boys
2 romps on playgrounds
2 happy meals (ack)
40 beautiful fireworks explosions
hundreds of sweet kiddo giggles and long talks with family!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

July 3rd: Best part of my day

Today we ventured out of our four walls. As spontaneity would have it, we jumped in the van with little planning to go to A'ville for a few days. My aunt and cousins were vacationing in the mountains and it was a great and rare opportunity to visit. It has been years. I mean YEARS. See, they live in Florida and I in SC.  The drive up was smooth enough. Lots of new-again toys and books to pass the time. Upon arrival we hit up moms favorite discount store. The really fun part started when I realized the 'hide-a-key' was not there. or anywhere. With the thoughts of sleeping in the van, I texted said cousin and just let them know our little predicament. Then, the heavens broke open, in quite literally a providential meeting. We were invited to join them at their cabin! Praise YHWH a real bed and bathroom! And sweet fellowship and lots of laughs to share! But as you can see, the best part of my day were those two little rascals. They did a super job in the car and I love them!

Monday, July 2, 2012

July 2nd: Busy

This photo depicts my family schedule. It's a rocking good time around here, there is always something amuck. Not only have I limited our kid related outings (as best I can) to one day a week, but I mixed it up with throwing in more and more work related/ prenatal visits and a birth here or there. But time does fly. Here we are in the middle of the summer and the boys are growing like weeds, loving life together and keeping me on my toes. I am pleased to add we're beginning a Home School Co-op next wednesday. That will be fun! Mommy has become more and more focused on educating the boys and L more and more curious about life and surroundings. Cause I know you want to see their gorgeous faces, I'll post some pics of them soon! 

Sunday, July 1, 2012

July 1st: Self Portrait

Only those with keen eyesight would notice the turtleneck. and yes, i cheated. However I do solemnly swear to henceforth take pictures every day. Amen. Also, you won't have to look at this mug very often, I hope to make this more about the boys than me! You're welcome!