Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Snack Time

Ike managed to put new batteries in Thomas and set up a track on the table.
I had a crankier than usual baby (he's hoping to get his two front teeth for Christmas) so I set him in the table seat and gave him a snack. Noah and Ike watched the train go round and round for quite a while.

Winter is here

The Permanent Marker Strikes Again

Thanksgiving 2010

My Grandfather

Noah's first Thanksgiving

After dinner Iphone time

Cousin Evan (age three)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

EARLY Party Planning

Cupcake flags

Cupcake tree

Birthday invitations
With Kate and Noah's birthdays shortly after the holidays, I've started my planning early (three months early to be exact:). Because I'm . . . well, because I'm me, it's amazing that I've thought that far in advance . . .

Monday, November 15, 2010

Heidi's Laundry Room

- Paint color: Dolphin Cove (Valspar/Lowes)

Thursday, November 11, 2010


While I write this, my two year old is bopping my head and saying "Excuse me, Mom. Excuse me." My six year old is asking for goldfish crackers and . . .what is the baby chewing on now!?

Duty calls. Be right back.

It's been quite a day. Today I caught my daughter eating whipping cream straight out of the container . . . that I'd thrown IN THE GARBAGE. No spoon needed of course. I had to pick stickers off the baby's head that she lovingly decorated him with. I folded laundry only to come out and find that the wash cloths got turned into snow for the train tracks. I had to solve a squabble about who gets to push the garage door opener this time. Big stuff I know! I had to wash puke out of Tinkerbell's friend's hair. My son decided to use one of the breast pump's hoses as A STRAW. After he finished his drink he tried to see if he could blow enough air into the juice box to make it blow up. Shortly after he decorated the bathroom mirror with bubbles. Kate has taken to carrying around the Yahtzee game (she loves the dice) and calls it her "happy box." It's cute and it makes her ridiculously content. Who knew?

On the bright side, my teething baby had a restful day and took two three hour naps! All the kids are now clean and resting. My Bill will be coming home tonight, even if it is six hours after his usual estimated time of arrival. My washing machine works. I got covered in hugs and kisses. My baby laughs so hard he snorts (a wondrous sound!). I have a peach cobbler cooling on the counter. I have a cold which has blocked my sinuses which in return has made diaper changing SO much easier!! I got to embroider a bit on my tea towels. My house is a wreck, but it is filled with life:) I should go clean, but I'd rather turn on my Playlist and soak in a HOT bath.

Tea Towels Make Me Happy

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

Edible Centerpiece

Baby Food

Cook the oats for 10 to 20 minutes. Add ground flaxseed and a little coconut oil -- organic of course. Blend all the ingredients with water. Noah gobbles up every last bit.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Ike's Pumpkin

Ike brought this chunky pumpkin home from school the other day.
I LOVE it:)
As a side note, I think I'll put clay in the Advent calendar this year!