Saturday, November 19, 2011

Your face is funny

Hello all! Did you miss me?? I sure did:) Sorry for the lack of posts.....I'm getting grief from Brian for not updating this in forever. We're still here. Keeping busy, and obviously not taking any pictures or doing anything exciting or blog worthy. Not that I'm complaining about the fact that there's really nothing too crazy or exciting going on in life right now. I'm totally 100% completely okay with that. The three littles are just keeping me busy, driving me crazy, and still saying the funniest things. I've said before that I don't really enjoy the toddler stage, but man do they say some funny things! Brian is done with soccer (at least for a few weeks before pre-season training starts for girls). Can I get a Hallelujah!! It's so nice having him home. But he's really been trying to talk me in to getting a puppy. Funny huh? Never gonna least not for several years.....then we can talk. I figure I should probably get the kids "house trained" before I have to deal with a puppy! At this point I think he might go blue in the face before he convinces me that a puppy is a good idea.

Okay, enough of my random ramblings. Let's get to the meat and potatoes of this post:) Several weeks ago, Brian's friend from college (and photographer:)) was in town for the weekend. He had some openings for some photo shoots, so I figured it was about time to get some updated family pictures. The last ones we had Kamdyn was only 6 months old. She looks so different now and we've added a sweet little boy....time for some pictures on the wall with him in them:) I've recently realized that we are pretty darn lucky because we know/are friends with an awful lot of people who take photos. Good thing too because our kids sure cooperate for them a lot better than me! Anyways, Luke was in town and took some family pictures for us. He did amazing. Not that I expected anything less from him:), but I was very happy with the new pictures I have. I really wanted to put all of the ones he took on here, but I didn't want to get too carried away. Guess you'll just have to come see us to see them all. So I put a few favorites up. And I do mean a few, because really all of them are my favorites (is that even possible??).

Truly amazing.....ALL of us are looking at the camera....even our 3 year old, 1 1/2 year old, and (at the time)9 week old. This may not ever happen again.

I sure do love him. He puts up with me and my craziness on a daily basis. Not easy to do folks.....this man is truly amazing and I'm thankful he seems to love me too:)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The lazy way to decorate a pumpkin

Let me be up front from the beginning.....I hate Halloween. In my opinion it's the dumbest holiday, and if we didn't celebrate it, there would be no tears shed by me. BUT, it is cute to see the kids dressed up in costumes:) So despite my dislike for the holiday, every year we get our obligatory pumpkins to carve. Only I also hate carving pumpkins. Geez, I'm such a scrooge, aren't I? Our poor children:) It's not that I don't actually like the look of carved pumpkins, I do, it's just that it grosses me out to touch the "guts" of the pumpkin. Not really my idea of fun. So we went the lazy route this year with the kids. It was probably a good thing too, because this way they could actually both be totally involved in the decoration of their pumpkins. They got to paint their pumpkins. It was a pretty big hit. I just had to bite my tongue and let them get busy crafting and not try to make everything perfect....not the pumpkins, just the paint and themselves....all those colors got mixed ,hard for me to be okay with that!:)

At this point I said to Brian, "this is why I don't craft with our kids." Kamdyn is a very messy artist. But she was sure funny. They were stripped down to diapers because I knew they'd make a mess. But Kamdyn would get some paint on her fingers, look at them, and then proceed to wipe her hands on her chest. She was quite the beautiful painting when she was done. Her pumpkin was too:)
We even had daddy decorate his own pumpkin for us.
This will probably be the tradition in our house for several years to come. So much cleaner than carving!!