Sunday, October 25, 2009


Here is Carson rolling over from belly to his back! We miss you, Daddy!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom

I really miss you. Especially today.

Monday, October 19, 2009


Pumpkins: Cortney's, Colton's, *Jesse's*, Christopher's and Carson's

Carson and his Buzz Pumpkin

Christopher and his Woody pumpkin

Colton and his happy pumpkin
(he carved most of it himself)

My Mickey pumpkin

Friday, October 16, 2009

Monster Mash!

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fall our way!

So, I don't think that we will get any fun fall colors this year due to the early cold snap. Seems like the leaves went right from green to dead and falling off of the trees. Sad because my two trees in the front are made to turn a beautiful deep red... not this year. So I took one of my old preschool crafts and expanded on it. We made our own fall leaves using coffee filters and watercolor paint. Christopher totally got into this project, every step of the way! I think I have my little crafty buddy (at least for now!)

Step 1. Paint the coffee filters. You really can't go wrong with this step. I only gave him red and yellow to work with (because I still wanted it to look "fall"ish)

Christopher really got into it!

Colton really got into his moon shoes and jumped around us!

Here's the dried coffee filters- ready to be cut into leaves.

Step 2. Cut into random sized "leaves"
Christopher figuring out how to use the scissors. He did pretty well for a first timer. Esp when the safety scissors can barely cut warm butter! It became more of a snip/rip maneuver!

Step 3. I took the "leaves" and just randomly folded, taped, etc... across a piece of string til it was full. They looked really cool with the light shining behind them! Next week I think we'll do some pumpkins for the corners.

Christopher was very proud of himself!

While waiting for the filters to dry, Christopher snagged my camera and took some pictures of me holding Carson.

Monday, October 12, 2009

10 things going on here!

1. What I get to see when I wake up!

2. Making "hand" spiders

3. Roller skating (yes, they still have those brown w/orange wheel skates!)

4. Piggy back rides

5. I was trying to get his attention, but Carson kept smiling at this spongebob cup!

6. Tummy time

7. Colton with the Bumbo (not the potty) on his head. Being a gladiator.

8. Christopher has been ASKING to hold Carson!

9. He is officially ticklish!

10. Christopher went pee in the potty! Here he is with his marshmallow reward!

Thursday, October 08, 2009

In love

I am so completely in love with my boys. Lately I have been *less than patient* with them and dare I say-a little growlie! (You can't believe what the children say!) So tonight I just had a moment to reflect and count my blessings. I have been reading the book Praising boys well (For parents and teachers by Brewer) and just felt that I needed to share how much I love these kids!

Colton is endlessly funny and so deeply loving that I forget how fragile his feelings can be. Forgive me for being impatient with you and remember that you live on your own time, in a special place that has to conform to this "world". God has such amazing plans for you. I can't wait to see how your tenderness and crazy personality is going to change the world!

Here we are goofy around! I had to find one to show off his two tooth gap!
I'm secretly sad that his cute little toddler grin is gone.

Oh, Christopher and those mischievous eyes! Colton caught this picture and when reviewing the random, mostly-fuzzy pictures of Christopher and Carson playing in the tub, I found this gem! He is my laid-back, want-to-do-everything-Colton-is-doing, slip quietly away to do what I'm not supposed to, little boy! He is patient and loving and says to Carson "Oh, cute" as he pats his baby brother's head! What a joy it has been being your mom!
And, Carson, my little "pork chop". I am so in love with your little fat rolls, the way that you light up with joy when you see me, pressing my cheek up to your warm little cheek right after you have waken up from a nap. Only time will reveal how God has created unique little you.

As I was trying to tear Colton out of bed, we walked up to the kitchen and found that Christopher had taken it upon himself to get his own breakfast.
Thankfully it wasn't too much of a mess!
Yup, I love these kids!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

I've tried to quit!

    1. Compulsive physiological and psychological need for a habit-forming substance

Friday, October 02, 2009

Movie Night

this blog is temporarily excused on account of the fact that my children have hijacked their mother and coerced me to let them stay up late and fill them full of yummy-yums.

Fun movie- check
Popcorn- check
Snacks- check
Refreshments (hot cocoa in honor of our movie choice)
Snuggly jammies- check

Three satisfied customers!