Jan 25, 2013

Busy Bees

This is what has been happening in our world over the last few weeks.  Since deciding to not do Project 365 this year, it has been quite a challenge not to take photographs on a daily basis.  I find myself picking up my camera to snap a photo for the day and then quickly realize that I am on a break and put it down.  Those moments give me goose bumps, because no daily snapping means the more time I've had with my family.   Then, I find my kids doing something worth capturing.  Naturally, I have to get the camera out.  I never win.

So, here goes.

Learning to cook.  Landon will make a fine husband one day.  I will make sure of it.  I couldn't be married to a guy who sits and waits impatiently for his meal to be prepared while the woman slaves her rump off in the kitchen.  I like a guy to join in and get messy, no matter what it is.  Aaron loves to cook.  A guy in the kitchen who genuinely loves to be there?  There's nothing better, in my opinion.  Between the two of us, our spawn should be nothing short of the next food mastermind.  Okay, maybe not, but a girl can dream, right?

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And then there's our future cook in training.  He looked adorable in his frog apron.

But, I think Liam would much rather eat than cook at this point.


This is the look I got when he realized I had my camera out.  Typical.

He lightened up and played along with his "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" attitude.  When I turned my camera to the side, his head went in the same direction.  Goofy kid.

I heart this picture.

 And then, the real fun began.  All boys (or kids in general) love jumping on beds, swinging, climbing, being lifted up in the air, and so on.


Outside time was bound to come.  It's cold here, but nothing stops my rugrats from bundling up and hanging with friends.  There's always time for that.

Jan 4, 2013

Project 365 {2012/2013}: Week Fifty-Two in Review

December 29th:  We had a big snow fall and made a snow man with the boys.

December 30thth:  I was going through some of Liam's art that he made at school and found this reindeer candy cane.  I love little projects like this.

December 31st:  I knew New Year's was quickly approaching so I made sure I jotted down a couple of things to go by.  So far, so good.  I have lost two pounds and I have pictures on their way to my house!  I'd say it's a pretty great start.

January 1st (2013):  Day one of hardcore potty-training.  I have introduced Liam to the potty before because I wanted him to get used to the idea of it.  I knew it wouldn't stick at that point, but it was a good place to start.  With the lack of communication we have, we're doing great. Or, I suppose I should say LIAM is doing great!

January 2nd:  Liam taking a potty break after a little nap.  Again, doing a wonderful job.  He's had about four accidents since we began the process.  Not bad!

January 3rd:  Landon had the last piece of cake in the house.  He had been eyeballing this puppy all day.  

January 4th:  This cool mom made blueberry muffins for breakfast.  I'd say all my boys were pretty happy.

That's a wrap, kids.  I guess it's on to 2013 (even thought part of this post has already started the year).

Happy New Year!!  I hope 2013 is better than the last!

Heart Attack Central: Living With Boys

It's never a dull moment in our home.  These boys keep me very busy playing games, running all over the place, getting into everything, you name it.  Having boys can very easily give a mom a heart attack, too.  All they do is bounce, jump, attempt to fly, flip, roll, and even come up with their own stuff that I've never seen before.  I'm always cringing at every leap or every fall fearing they will land wrong.  And, let's not talk about how stinky or noisy one house can be with a bunch of boys living in it.  Drives me insane at times.  Landon has been building forts for as long as I can remember.  He started moving his mattress off of his bed to make a "jumpy slide".  Lord, help me [insert said heart attack].  Liam noticed how much fun his brother was having and off he went.  His eyes grew as big as silver dollars, he lunged toward the bed and I haven't been able to get him off of it since.  Awesome.  It boggles my mind to think how active and flexible these two are.

Disclaimer:  No children, parents, toys, or furniture were harmed during picture-taking.

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