Friday, August 27, 2010

Let's rewind to Father's Day!

I forgot to post this picture from Father's Day. I saw the idea in a Family Fun magazine and made them for Miles. I think they are adorable!! And a perfect treat for him because he loves to grill and I love it when he grills! We're lucky to have such a great dad and husband.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

And so it begins...

First day of Kindergarten!!! Scotty is at school right now and I'm sitting here thinking how quiet it is here at home. Scotty has been really excited to go and today he was also feeling a little nervous and scared. We all took him to school and it was fun to watch all the kids waiting for their teacher, finding their desks and starting class. His teacher's name is Ms Johnson and she seems really nice. I just can't believe that he is this old already. I will miss him while he's at school, but I know that he is going to love school and do great!

All dressed up in his new school clothes.

New backpack.

Arriving at school.

Walking down the hall to his class. He remembered how to get there all on his own!

Waiting for Ms Johnson to come out.

Ms Johnson showed them "Lips and hips" to help them walk quietly.

Looking for his hook. Still with his finger on his lips! :-)

We found his desk and he was excited! I hope your first day of school is wonderful Scotty! We love you!!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Back to school dinner

We decided to have a fun dinner tonight to celebrate Scotty starting Kindergarten tomorrow. We let him choose the menu: Oh Boy! (a delicious casserole recipe from my Grandma Jackie), corn on the cob and mint chocolate chip ice cream for dessert. We covered (most) of the table with paper and then decorated it. Remember that I am not creative AT ALL, so don't laugh at my drawings!! The boys loved it and were excited to add their own decorations to it. And it kept them entertained and away from my legs and feet while I finished dinner!

Those pictures there are of his teacher Ms Johnson sitting at her desk and Ms Johnson standing up!

While eating our dessert we had a FHE lesson about prayer and talked about being able to say a prayer anytime, anywhere. We wanted Scotty to remember that Heavenly Father is always with him, and especially to remember that when he's at school and away from us. He seemed to really like it and even practiced saying a prayer in his head! We're all set for the big day tomorrow!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Double Trouble

This impressive mess took these two only 5 unsupervised minutes:

What you can't see is that under the big pile of books is 4 sets of puzzle pieces, a big basket of small random toys, the rings from a ring stacker, a box of lacing beads and a bin of small cars and trucks all dumped out and scattered.

It took a lot longer than 5 minutes to clean up! These two little stinkers are keeping me on my toes. They watch each other and so Grant does stuff that he has grown out of doing because he sees Collin doing it, and Collin does stuff he wouldn't normally be doing yet but he watches Grant doing it. And the tantrums!! Oh boy, they can throw some doozies. And the fighting! And the screaming! And the messes! And the running! And the poopy diapers! Whew. I'm just glad that they are both napping for a couple hours during the day and have an early bedtime in the evening! Having 2 under 2 was hard, but I think this stage of having 2 toddlers is harder. I've heard that it gets much easier when the youngest turns I only have to survive 7 more months!!

On the upside- they are both still young and think that I'm the bee's knees! Grant still loves to snuggle and I get to snuggle him a lot during the day. Collin is really becoming interested in reading books and brings books over to me to read saying "Plop!". (I say "plop!" when they plop down in my lap.) They are starting to interact more and more with each other and that is really fun to watch. They wrestle with each other and give each other hugs and it is adorable. I'm a lucky Mommy, a frazzled Mommy, but a lucky one nonetheless!

Friday, August 13, 2010


What do you get when you leave a 2yr old and a 1yr old in the playroom alone for 10 minutes??

You get this....