Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Valuable Lessons

If you ask Jack or Owen what they want to eat for any particular meal they normally have one of two responses 1. NOODLES! and 2. PANCAKES! I went with noodles for dinner last night. I spent most of the meal trying to teach them to eat their spaghetti over their bowl so that the noodles didn't get all over them and the table...and do you see any noodles on the table by Owen? No! Jack on the other hand...failed, if only I had taken a picture of that one.

Our Little Home

Even though I'm still in the process of getting Christmas stuff up I thought I'd get some pictures posted of our new place while it's somewhat clean! The dishes in the sink are even clean! Here's the inside of our front door, pretty exciting stuff...
Here's the front room...not quite sure where to hang up our stockings though. Last year I finally bought cute hangers for them but now I have no place to put them. Overall we're pretty happy with where we are (except for the heating bills we haven't had to pay until now!) and it's kinda nice not having such a huge place to clean up!
As you can see, Owen tried to get into every picture I took, if only he would smile. Off from the front room is the dining area/kitchen and that door leads to our 5x5 ft concrete slab a.k.a. the backyard.
Not a great shot but this was taken from the front door so you can kinda see the layout of the house.
And here's Jack and Owen's "space room" that is hardly done. It's harder to make a cute room when you have to stick with stark white walls.
So there's more rooms in the house but that's the end of the clean ones :) they're not very important anyways. And even though we no longer have a guest room we have awesome couches to sleep on if anyone wants to come visit!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Sunday afternoon out

We've been wanting to get some family pictures done for a while now and it's getting colder every day so we thought we'd go have a nice day out and take some finally. Not sure if they'll make the Christmas card but they're not bad! This is Owen's usual face, can you feel the love?

I think the beginning of winter in Idaho is especially ugly with nothing on the trees and all the color fading away. Maybe when we get some snow we'll get some better shots....except then we'll all be in coats and hats.

The Many Faces of...

Who knew these two little guys could have so many different moods! I think having 2 two year olds is about as close as I'm ever gonna get to having a girl! One minute they're happy and laughing about everything and the next minute one of them is screaming and stomping his feet while the other is sobbing and pounding his fists into the floor. It's hard to find the joy in parenting at these moments. But when I get moments like these pictures somehow it doesn't matter anymore. And YES I've gotten their hair cut since these were taken!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

When's Halloween?

Well.....I decided to take the easy route for Halloween this year- ready made costumes! I'm so glad they love them but now they won't take them off!

Saturday, August 25, 2007


They all insist they know what they're doing! I just stay away...

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


We took Monday off from everything and took a trip to Yellowstone with my parents. I grew up going at least once a year, sometimes more, but it's been over two years since I was there last. I love going, I'll never get tired of spotting buffalo, elk, and sometimes a bear. This time we got to see ducks, elk, antelope, buffalo, deer,a moose, and even a bear! I know everyone was wanting to see pictures of Jack and Owen but it looks like we didn't take any! My picture will have to do until I get some from my parents :)

First Trip to the ZOO!

We took Owen and Jack to the zoo a couple months ago for the first time. I now know that it's worthless to go on a really hot day because none of the animals are out to see and the boys get cranky cause they're so hot! It's a pretty sad day at the zoo when the most exciting part is drinking water from the lions mouth! Apart from that we saw a few ducks, birds, and goats- not too exciting!

Celebrate Youth in the Park

The school district puts on a "Celebrate the Youth" day in the park every summer. The boys are still a little young for most of it but there was free dinner! We ended up at the playground for most of the time. Going to the park is so weird with them, they don't hardly play they just sit there and watch all the other kids play! We almost have to force them to do anything, my silly little boys.

Friday, August 17, 2007

New Beds

I've been waiting for these beds to arrive for two weeks now! Although they were truly a pain to put together I love the way they look.

I thought the boys would love them, too, but although they LOOK happy in them that wasn't quite the story last least for Jack. He cried off and on all night until I finally went and got him around 4:30. Wonderful!

Now I just need to decide on some cute blankets...that don't cost a fortune. Watch for more pictures of the finished room in the near future!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

We're back!

Since Ashlee has brought to our attention that it's been an entire year since we last posted :) we thought we'd better make a dedicated effort in keeping this up to date a bit more! Since bedtime is about the most exciting thing that happens at our house here's some pictures from a few nights ago.

They love these jammies, Ash, because they can dress themselves! Such independent two year olds we have- I wish I could say I loved it all the time! Like yesterday when I went to get them up from their nap they had decided to change their own stinky diapers...need I say more?