Thursday, December 31, 2009
1. Greg was working to put together our weight bench downstairs this morning. As usual, Ethan was chatting his ear off. "Be quiet, Ethan. I'm trying to concentrate." "Yeah. You're right. I'm a blabbermouth . . ."
2. Ethan and Greg are playing around after our dinner/games guests leave. Greg: "Whoa! You hit like He-Man!" [more playful punching] Ethan: "Whoa! Dad, you hit like She-ra!" Greg looks at me: "This is totally going on the blog, isn't it?" How could I resist?
3. We keep telling Ethan the New Year's Elf can't come fill his shoe by the fireplace with goodies until he's asleep . . . or maybe he won't find us at all. Ethan: "I'm pretty sure he has a GPS on his suit or something. He can always find us . . ."
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Later at home when I was getting the boys ready for bed, I peeled Lincoln's pants off to change him in his jammies and started laughing out loud. "Greg!" I yelled down the hall to our bedroom. "Lincoln is wearing Depends!"
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Front/Great room - kitchen off to the left, looking from the hallway. And yes, we're working on the lack of furniture thing.
Half of my master closet. More hanging space and LOTS of shelves on the other side. Yummy.
I know - we're lacking the decorative touch as of now, but are you not in love with this brick wall!?
Seriously folks, this is NOT a house you want to miss visiting . . . so get up here!
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
AND ... with three boys gone that left only Porter and me to fend for ourselves. We went on an impromptu trip with Becky and her girls up to Jackson to visit the BEST dollar store ever - seriously. That's all. An hour-and-a-half both ways just for the dollar store. It's amazing how carefree and easy it is to pick up and go with only one child. Porter has never been away from his brothers for this long and, as it turns out, he's pretty independent and very happy to entertain himself. It lasts a lot longer, too, when nobody's bossing or pushing or teasing him. He's delightful. I always knew it ... but this weekend was a good reminder.
I did miss seeing my Kemp girls ... but could hardly pass up an unsolicited offer from Greg to take not just 1 but 2 boys away overnight. I feel refreshed and happy. Sometimes mommies just need a break.
This weekend's quotable quote: Ethan said to Greg on the way back from Utah, "Daddy, drive faster than the signs tell you and if a policeman makes us stop we will tell him we have to go fast because our puppy is cold!" Ingenious.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
He talks and talks and talks and talks and can make just about anyone laugh - even against their will. And any day of the week (yes, even in the 10 degree Wyoming weather) you will more than likely find him in shorts and his red rain boots. Why discourage such a cute thing?
At the moment, my computer won't let me upload his 3-year-old photos. I spent nearly 15 minutes trying to get a good picture . . . and it never happened. When I get more technological cooperation, I'll post the best of the best - which don't do him any justice at all.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
A fantastic side note about Wyoming and hunting - all school children get the first day of hunting season off!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
A proud daddy and his little boys (who were SO proud of daddy and his "deer"):
As we speak, he's bringing home his second ampewope. At least we won't starve this winter! Way to go, Hunter Greg!
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
The verdict is in: My body and lungs are definitely not in high school anymore.
...but I'm already counting down until I get to go back for more!
Monday, September 14, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I wish I could post a picture of his face when he said it . . . he's too smart for his own - or maybe just my own - good.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Sigh. I swear I'm listening. Ice cream is in Ethan's future.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Some of the highlights include playtime at the ropes course, the splash pad, catching "suicidal grasshoppers" in the field across from L&D's apartment and spending as much time outside as possible. Thanks for such a fun visit Lee and Dani! We'll see you soon.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Here's how it works: Be one of the first three to leave a comment on this post, and you win an item handmade especially for you by me! Winners must post this giveaway on your blog once you receive your gift, meaning that you will Craft it Forward too, creating a handmade gift for the first three bloggers who leave a comment on YOUR post about this giveaway! The gift that you send can be any price range and you have 30 days to make and ship your item(s). Phew! If no one wants to play, it's totally okay . . . but I LOVE my bracelet (sorry for the lousy picture - camera troubles). . . and who knows what I'll come up with for MY craft . . .
Monday, July 27, 2009
They just don't make TV shows like they used to.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
We all love Mr. Potato Head and his trusty sidekick. Lincoln wears those glasses all day - no joke.
My garage sale find of the year: A signed sketch of John Wayne in barnwood frame for $2. Greg still raves about it...maybe his favorite surprise ever. Some of my other favorite finds include Burton snowboard and boots for me at $35, fat sterling silver ring $1, replica Confederate States of America canteen, rusty spurs and an old ice grabber to be used as a paper towel holder (idea courtesy of mom and dad) $35. Seriously...I live for Saturday mornings, load the kids in the car with snacks and distractions, and try to beat everyone else to the best sales around.