Wednesday, May 16, 2012


"Hey Mom, did you know I'm allergic to big ants?" - Bryton

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Break Time?

This week is "spirit week" at the boys' school. I wasn't too concerned about it until I learned that one day (tomorrow) is costume day. Turns out I just donated a bunch of Halloween costumes and packed the ones that I didn't donate. Spectacular. Thankfully a friend volunteered some costumes for the boys: a fireman and a superhero.
Unfortunately both boys wanted to be the superhero (of course). It was turning into a big ordeal, and then Archer said "Mommy, I feel left out because I don't have a costume!" Well, you can probably guess where this is going...I ended up taking a "break" from packing to make 3 superhero capes and masks. I think they turned out pretty well considering I made them completely spontaneously with stuff that was on hand and easily accessible (in other words, not packed in some random box in the bottom of a stack). We ended up with Batman, "Flash" (although I don't think Flash has a cape, but Preston designed his and called it Flash so that's what we're going with), and Super A (this was going to be Super Why but I didn't have the right color fabric and I wasn't really sure I wanted to attempt a book appliqué).

My superheroes!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day

We just agreed to move up the closing date on our house to NEXT MONDAY, as in ONE WEEK from now. Seriously. So obviously the bulk of my Mother's Day was spent packing, but here are a few other highlights.

I woke up to little footsteps sneaking downstairs and opening the closet where my present was hidden. Then I heard those footsteps sneak back upstairs and return to bed without disturbing anyone! Definitely a miracle in this house. After everyone was awake, the boys bounced into our room smothering me with hugs and shouting "Happy Mother's Day!" over and over. Of course I had to open my presents immediately (pictures below of the homemade presents), and then Preston asked me what I wanted for breakfast. I said "how about pancakes?" knowing that John and the boys do pretty well with making which Preston replied that he had something better then pancakes for me. He rushed downstairs and was rustling around down there for a few minutes, then he came up and informed me that my breakfast was ready.

At this point I started to get a little nervous. But I went downstairs to my Mother's Day breakfast of...cereal with chocolate syrup on top. I have the sweetest boys in the world. Luckily they wanted me to divide it up between us. :) And they ended up having seconds while John cooked me an egg!

The outside of my card from B!

The inside: a rainbow, teddy bear sticker, and a new house! Love that boy!

Dear Mom Preston (he said that's how I know who it's from, obviously!)

The wrapping paper (that is Preston jumping in case you couldn't tell)

And the gifts. So sweet. B's is on the right, and they used their fingerprints to make the bugs. Preston painted rainbow stripes on his.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

New Blog for the Summer

We're moving into a trailer and camping for the next couple of months! I'm planning to document our journey at Trailer Daze of Summer.
Check it out!
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