Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Kid Craft Ideas

Calling all crafty, creative moms out there. I already have a few of you in mind so I better get some response from you :)

Brody craves artistic, engaging playtime these days. He wants someone playing on the floor with him, coloring, doing puzzles, going over letters, etc. And I'm stuck in a rut. I feel like we do the same things everyday and he definitely gets bored. He's at an age where I think he would really enjoy doing crafts so I've been researching online. There are so many ideas its overwhelming.

So I'm coming to you for help. I need ideas for a 2 1/2 year old. Letter and number activities, animal activities, painting, glueing, coloring, everything. Anything you've tried that your child loves.

Are there certain links you use to get ideas?

Also, where have you found a good deal on craft supplies? I plan on hitting up Target, Michaels and Hobby Lobby but I don't want to spend a fortune.

Come through for me moms. I won't name names but I expect a comment from a few of you in particular :)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

This is my Life

I saw this on Heather's blog and had to share. This is my life...with more swagger.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Its Summer..Its Summertime. ITS SUMMERTIME! (Thank you Yo Gabba Gabba)

This is just a few pictures of the fun we've been having this summer! Today is a rainy, nasty day so we're stuck indoors. The boys just stare out the storm door, watching the rain. Brody says "Its raining. Yuck" and Carson just looks up at me with those big eyes as if he's saying "Mommy, why can't we go out?" So here's what we wish we were doing!

Here's some fun rainy day activities. Building a big boat!
(See those cool underwear? We gave it a try. After 3 weeks and talking to some moms at church, we decided that we weren't ready. We're going to try again in a few months after we figure out what's going on with all of his medical stuff.)

Playing Peek-A-Boo when Mommy comes to get you up.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Kitchen Makeover and a Change

I know you've all been waiting anxiously, anticipating the reveal of our kitchen facelift. I know you have..don't lie. So, I'll get straight to it. Honestly, there's tons of photos. But for the sake of time, you get to see just a few. You'll get the full effect, no worries.


Overall, the main changes (in order of completion) were new countertops, painted cabinets, new hardware and tile backsplash. We contemplated changing the floor tile but decided against it for many reasons. (it seemed like a lot of work.)

So, on to the bigger news. After all of the work we have done to our house in the last 2.5 makeover, landscaping, room addition, updating, etc...we have decided to sell it and move on to a new home. This home has seriously been such a blessing to our little family. Matt and I moved in here with just one baby on the way (I was pregnant with Brody). Over the last 2.5 years we have seen both of our boys brought home from the hospital into this living room, sleep in their cribs for the first time in these nurseries. We have loved our first house. And as of today, it is on the market! We are so excited to see what home the Lord is going to provide for us. We're praying its one that we can stay in for a long time and will be blessed with the quick footsteps of more little feet. 

So if you or anyone you know is looking for a great starter home, let us know and we'll put you in touch with our realtor! This post really wasn't a plug for buying our house.