Thursday, December 10, 2009

While I was Away...

I think it's been quite awhile since I've blogged... so sorry...I'm sure you all miss me so much :)
So here's what we've been up to:

-um we celebrated Thanksgiving- have I blogged since then?

-I have lost my camera charger- I have tore the house up looking for it!! I'm going to have to look into buying a new one soon or we'll have no pictures of Christmas!!

-We painted the hideous wood paneling in our office/sewing room and it looks great!! But took a few days, so we've been without a computer (it's been hard, very hard..)- I'll share pics as soon as I have a charged camera again...

-We've started baking cookies!!!

-We decorated for Christmas and Eli has only pulled the tree down once so far!

-We have all (well except for a very few small items) our Christmas presents bought!

-I cut Eli's bangs! It was hard, very hard, but he doesn't look too bad, I don't think it's really that noticeable that it might be a teeny bit crooked, but it was hard! He needed them cut though, they were way too long.

-We got the boys pictures taken- the first time we've ever paid for pictures- and they turned out great! Although I don't think it's something we'll be getting into the habit of, I can't believe how much those places try to rip you off!!

-That's about it obviously exciting stuff going on around here

I have to try!

MckMama has a very cool giveaway going on right now for a brand new HP TouchSmart Computer!! And even though I never win anything... this one is too good to not at least try for, so head on over and check it out!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Another Apron Giveaway!!

The Secret Stitch Club is having another apron giveaway. I love this blog, they make the cuteset stuff- check out the Robot onesie, and I've gotten some really cute sewing isead from them too. They are giving away this cute Christmas apron, but have a whole bunch of cute stuff for sale in their etsy shop. They even have some adorable little girl aprons in their shop!

So anyone want to start a sewing club with me and wear and make cute aprons?? :)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Brotherly Love

This weekend Eli started coughing, he sounded pretty bad Saturday night so Mike took him in to Convient Care Sunday morning. Of course it was my weekend to work so he had to go with boys, we expected a long wait (it is "flu season") so Mike was prepared to bribe Rowan with whatever to keep him good (half kidding...)! The doctor thought he had pneumonia and wanted to do a chest x-ray, so of course they ended up being there for at least 2 hours. Eli does have pneumonia and is now on antibiotics (he really always acted fine though just his cough mixed with his other breathing "issues"). But the strange part- Rowan was good, like really good the whole time!! And when they did the chest x-ray, wich involved Eli being sort of being strapped into this thing (I wasn't there) Eli was not happy and crying, and Rowan (according to Mike) started to get up and go to him, and told the person "not to hurt my brother!" Now that made me want to cry! Of course I also wanted to cry because I wasn't there with him, and didn't hear anything for a longtime, and couldn't get mind off of him while at work..... but it's alright he's fine...

(these pictures are from several weeks ago, when we were still out enjoying the nice weather!)

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

First you have to find the perfect pumpkin...

Then draw out your perfect design....

Scoop out the slimy insides....

Then watch while Mommy and Daddy do the carving....

Light and put outside....

Rowan's pumpkin(on the right) has many eyes, ears, teeth, oh and a USA butt (see picture above) he came up with that all on his own!

Then dress up and go get lots of candy...

Monday, October 26, 2009

Bird-Watching and Book Reading

"A bird!"

Signing "thank you" to Rowan for reading him books

Friday, October 9, 2009

Trick or Treat Bags

Last year I wanted to make Rowan a bag for trick or treating, and never got around to it (of course). So after Halloween I bought some fabric on clearance to make some bags for both boys for this year. I finally got around to doing it this week, I thought they looked a little big, but after seeing the sizes of some of the bags they had at Target, I think they are just fine! Rowan is requesting the one with the orange, hopefully we can fill them up!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fall Days

We are enjoying this weather, and hoping it lasts for weeks and weeks! The boys always love to be outside, but something about this weather makes me want to never come in. It must be thought that winter is not far off and then we will spend way too much time shut in doors!! Last week we headed to Clinton for the Apple & Pork Festival every year my aunt has a family weiner roast, usually during this festival so everyone can go there first. We love it, there is great food- real food, not just fair food, if you are local you should defienetly think about checking it out next year. They even had green ice cream cones, Rowan's favorite color!!! Rowan wanted his picture taken in front of this green tractor, but other than that, lately he has been boycotting the camera, so most of the pictures I get are when he's not looking or expecting it.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

One A Day

After: Boys room curtains, it's a pretty bad picture, but you get thepoint- before it was a blanket hyanging up tp block the sunlight.

The floor Before: Now I would like to say that we did not cover the floor before painting the fridge, because we planned on replacing it soon, so this is a pic after the fridge was painted. So the black stuff all over the floor is paint, not dirt :)

After: but before fridge was put back, you can see Eli is already throwing stuff on it