Tuesday, February 21, 2012


One of the winter activities that I actually enjoy is snowshoeing. I will never enjoy it enough to actually LIKE winter, but I guess it lessens the blow a little. Sunday morning we woke up to lots of fresh snow, with more coming down, and decided to go snowshoeing. This was B's first time on snowshoes (last winter he rode in the ergo), and he did really well...when he wanted to. He actually preferred falling in the snow which was both cute and annoying since we had to haul him up to his feet most of the time. I'm looking forward to next year when hopefully all 3 boys will be on their own snowshoes!

I have about a million things left to blog about, but I just can't seem to find the time. I was sick for pretty much a full week (miserable) and then woke up this morning with swollen eyelids and a rash on my forehead! Random and seriously uncomfortable. John had to cancel some patients to run the boys to and from school thanks to the Benadryl that was making me loopy. Now I'm realllly hoping for a nap this afternoon...

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Monday, February 13, 2012


"That makes me want to throw this penny in your eye!" -Preston, in the midst of a temper tantrum.

Friday, February 10, 2012

"Not Crafty" Valentines

I am NOT a crafty person. Partly because I just don't enjoy crafty things, partly because I don't like clutter in my house, and partly because I have 3 young and rambunctious boys.


Today I did something almost crafty. Amateur crafty, for sure. And to be honest, I didn't particularly enjoy it...but 2 out of 3 of my boys are skiing, and the other was napping so I decided it was time to conquer a "sort-of-craft" for the boys' Valentine's parties at school. Store bought Valentines aren't really my thing (and my boys don't know that they exist yet so no pressure to buy superhero Valentines just yet...), so I started looking for something homemade, EASY, and cute.

I found a couple different tutorials and merged them together to make these cute little guys:

Yeah, I'm pretty proud of myself. When the boys get home, we'll stuff them with a couple of chocolate kisses and a fortune. I know I probably should have had them help me make them, but seriously, it was a big step for me WITHOUT the assistance of a 4 and 6 year old...not sure my patience would have lasted through 21 of these with their help!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


"Isn't it amazing what just three kids can do?!" - Preston