Friday, July 29, 2011

Picnic at the park

Yesterday the boys and I got to go play at the park with my friend Sarah and her cute, cute kiddos Peyton and Vandis. Peyton is about 2 months older than Joshua and Vandis is about 2 months older than Sammy. Perfect age for friends :) We went to the park and played a little and had some yummy BBQ chicken sandwiches and fruit. Well Joshua and Peyton had fruit at least, they ate it ALL!

Thanks for playing with us guys! I hope everyone had a wonderful week with this beautiful weather. We are going to the Anoka County Fair tomorrow with my family and hopefully Ryan's family too. There will definitely be pictures to come.

Love Love ♥

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Summer Blogging. Impossible?

Sometimes I feel like it is impossible to do consistent blogging in the summer. The beautifully HOT weather is calling our names, why in the world would I want to sit inside on the computer? SO we don't stay inside much, and because of that my blogging suffers. Oh well, I think we will all live.






More fun than blogging? I think so!

I hope everyone is having a great week. I have been going to bed way to late, and Ryan has been working waaay to early. We sleep in bed together for a total of 2 hours tops. It's awesome. Tomorrow is his last day of 2-2 this week, and I am SO looking forward to going to bed together at a reasonable hour. Turns out when he goes to bed early, I have no one to make me go to bed and I stay up ridiculously late. Awesome.

Love Love ♥

Sunday, July 24, 2011

And the winner is...

The giveaway officially ended last night at midnight.

The winner was picked by

and was....


There was no e-mail address left, so you have 12 hours to get in contact with me or I will be picking a new winner. Thanks :)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

2 more hours!

2 hours left in this giveaway. Don't miss your chance :)

A day at the park

Yesterday we spent a day at the park

Climbing and playing

Swinging and sliding


And enjoying the weather


We went to a new park


With all kinds of fun stuff


Okay so maybe we didn't spend the Whole day at the park


More like 30 minutes.


But hey it was hot out!

Love Love ♥

Friday, July 22, 2011

The Facts.

The facts of my life:

- I regularly use sentences like "get off your brother", "Stop eating dog food" and "Get out of the fridge" (literally)

- I have officially decided I have OCD. There are certain things I HAVE to do my way or I can't stop thinking about it. Like vacuuming for instance.

- My baby isn't a baby anymore. He is a toddler, and getting WAY to independent for me.


-I have been EXTREMELY blessed to have two boys who go to sleep so easily, lay them down and they are out in a few minutes with no fight.



- My baby-turned-toddler is ALMOST ready to get serious with potty training. More ready than I am I think.

- My husband is an amazing man.

- A day "out" now, is a trip to the park.


-My life is nothing like it thought it would be when I married my Army Man 4 years and 3 months ago. But it is SO much more than I could ever imagine and I am blessed to be here :)

Love Love ♥

Thursday, July 21, 2011

What a day

We finally had a beautiful day! Warm enough to swim and enjoy time outside, but not so warm you feel like you just took a shower 5 minutes after you step outside. Perfect.

Joshie played outside while Sammy slept

and played some more

And stopped only to cheese it up for Mommy who just wouldn't stop taking pictures

Until this nasty thing ruined his fun in the pool

It landed on his leg and stung him

So, naturally, he tried to brush it away and the stinker stung him again!

needless to say it was a rough morning for my big boy. After we had a snack and made him forget about his massively swollen thumb and sore leg, we went on a walk! Then right after we got back, Joshua got a hold of my keys and tried to "unlock" the outlet. Epic failure. He got a little jolt, and a BIG startle. Hopefully he won't be doing that again (who am I kidding, he tried to do it again 10 minutes later).

But he was a trooper and still did his chore before he laid down for a nap.

Here's hoping tomorrow will be a little less painful for Josh.

Love Love ♥

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

In a nutshell


Just a few words to describe what today is like (and supposedly the whole week is supposed to be like).


Just a few words to describe how Joshua is behaving today because he decided to wake up WAY to early.

*Refusing to sleep
*Eating constantly

a few words describing how Samuel is acting today, because his brother is being so loud and naughty.


How I am feeling today after being up all night with a crabby baby, massive headache and an uncomfortable pillow.

My day in a nutshell so far.

We are praying it gets better after an early lunch and early naps :)

Love Love ♥

Saturday, July 16, 2011

A picture worth a thousand words

Every once in a while I capture a moment that just makes me smile. I could try and describe what's happening but I would just be wasting my words. Some pictures are priceless, and this is one of them.


love love ♥

Friday, July 15, 2011

I'll bet you've always wondered

I'll bet you've always wondered what we do when Samuel sleeps in. Well today is your lucky day, you get a little glimpse in the morning of Joshua when Sammy decides to sleep late

He likes to start his day off with a yummy breakfast of Life cereal and grapes

Then he likes to pretend he is the baby again

He loves the attention Mommy gives him while he plays with [in?] his toys

Joshua actually sits still once in a while to watch some fun shows [Like expedition impossible] with Mommy when Sammy sleeps in

He likes to take wonderful morning pictures with Mommy

He loves helping fold laundry while we watch TV

Joshua of course loves doing the computer

And he enjoys watching the rain and storms outside. Wishing he could be out there playing instead of stuck inside with boring old Mommy

This is what our mornings look like when Sammy sleeps in... aren't you glad you took a few minutes out of your day to look at my cute boy? Love love ♥

Oh Psst... check out my giveaway! Only another week or so left

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Busy Busy Busy!

Wow has it really been 5 days since I have been on here? Oops! We have been busy busy busy. Spending time with family, FINALLY buying a second car, and enjoying this baby who is finally starting to be happy. It's amazing how much less stressful my life is when Sam isn't screaming non-stop :) I can't tell you what changed, but for some reason he is much easier to calm down the last few days and we are enjoying it immensely!

I don't have my camera with me so you just get to enjoy some beautiful cell phone pictures for now.





I hope everyone is having a great week. We are just starting our weekend :)

Don't forget to check out and enter my giveaway

Love Love ♥

Friday, July 8, 2011

All Smiles

My little boy is officially smiling :) This doesn't mean he doesn't still cry all the time, because he does. But now we get a few minutes of smiles now and then and I LOVE IT!

Don't forget to checkout my very first giveaway!!

Love Love ♥

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

My very first giveaway!

If you know me, you know that I LOVE taking pictures. Here is a giveaway for any of my blogging buddy's that enjoy pictures as well! is an online printing company that does all kinds of cool things, from business cards to calendars. This giveaway is for a 16X20 rolled canvas print

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Mandatory Entry- eave a comment telling me your favorite thing to take pictures of

2 extra entries- Blog about this giveaway (linking to this post) and leave TWO seperate comments with the URL to that post.

make sure you leave your e-mail address in every comment you leave so I know how to contact the winner.

This giveaway is open to US residents ages 18 years and older and will end July 23rd at midnight.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Seven week old Sammy

I can't believe my little man is already 7 weeks old! Where has the last month and half gone? Usually when you think of a seven week old baby you think of a baby starting to be happier, sleeping more at night and less during the day, you know becoming more of a person right? WRONG! My little boy has been a MONSTER the last couple weeks.

I kind of feel bad because I don't have very many pictures of him from the last couple weeks but honestly, all he does is cry and sleep. IF I were to show you pictures of him, most of them would look like this:


Now I feel like a mean mom for posting that!

The only other option really is pictures like this:


I guess we will stick with those from now on.

So Samuel James, here is a little bit about YOU at 7 weeks old.

You have really bad acid reflux and constantly look like you are chewing something
Your big brother LOVES helping you be happy
You cry on average, 10 hours a day.
You are in size 3-6 month clothes
You are almost too big for size one diapers.
You weighed 14 lbs 7 oz. a week ago, so I'm assuming you are close to 15 lbs now
You are happiest when you are swaddled and I am holding you
You are starting to smile, on the rare occasion you are awake and not screaming
You are getting to be a pretty cute little baby!

love love ♥