Monday, April 1, 2013

Things to come . . .

I am going to start posting regular pictures of our adventures as we transition out of the Army and onto our next journey.  I have decided to make this blog private at this time.  If you would like to continue following our little family please comment, e-mail or leave me a message on facebook so I can add you to the approved list. Thanks.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Finally an update (in pics of course!)

So I know lame title but I was trying to make it a little more original than the usual "crap I've fallen behind again so here's an update."  Even if that is what it is. So some how even without posting I've remembered to take a photo almost every day.  Yes, I admit I have missed a day here and there.  At first I just felt defeated but then I had to think about why I am really doing this which is to try and document what is happening in our family on a day to day basis which even missing a day here or there I am still accomplishing.  So here is a bundle of photos from what we've been up to over the past month (or two.)

Photo 67: St.Patrick's day center piece that I put together today.

Photo 68: Happy Birthday to me!  Sorry Hayden had to stand in since I had to take the picture.

Photo 69: So this is a photo the starting photo for our future garden location.  I was going to document the sun during different times of the day because I was worried it wasn't going to get enough sun.

Photo 70: Homemade pizza, yummy.

Photo 71&72:

Photo 73: I love that Hayden still loves to play with this shopping cart.

Day 74:

Photo 75: Preston spoiled me with an iPad for my birthday, if you'll notice that little hand someone else also thought it was great.

Photo 76: Green eggs and ham for St.Patrick's Day!

Photo 77:
 Photo 78: Today on our walk this is how I caught Hayden lounging.

Photo 79: I love the signs of SPRING!

Photo 80:

Photo 81: We caught this woodpecker outside our kitchen window this morning.  It was so neat to hear it just pecking away.

Photo 82: Hayden has found he loves helping us dig in the dirt and asks to get his shovel out whenever we are outside playing.

Photo 83: So we decided to use up all the extra gravel we have from last years projects to cover the ground around a fire pit.  The weather was so nice today we were able to get out and get it started and to burn of some of the fallen tree limbs that were littering the yard.

 Photo 84: Day 2 of working on the fire pit and a finished project!  Wow and only 2 days by far one of our quickest.  Now I can't wait for our burn ban to be over so we can use it.

Photo 85: This is what happens when I make the mistake of placing the juice boxes at Hayden's level in the fridge.

Photo 86: I figured I was time for another basement update.  We are finished hanging drywall in the 2 bedrooms, the storage room and now both hallways!  I love looking down this hallway and can't wait to finish.

 Photo 87: Today we managed to build an airplane, a garage and a tower out of  "egos" as Hayden calls them.

Photo 88: I just finished sewing up this adorable basket for Hayden.  Lucky for me he doesn't mind sharing it as a center piece.

Photo 89: Well we got a little overwhelmed hanging drywall today and I forgot to take my photo sorry.

Photo 90: Today we had a FRG troop Easter egg hunt at Thompson Park.  Hayden has such a great time playing on the playground and finding eggs.  He was only a little nervous around the Easter bunny this year.

I can't believe how big he is getting and that he could straddle these tires all by his self.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

1st Week of March

Yea for being caught up! I'm so happy to finally be posting something on time, I love when that happens.  The weather here has been crazy lately we go from a 20 degree day to 60 degrees 2 days later.  What is up with that?!  We're not really complaining as we were able to go outside and play a few days this last week which is very unusual for us this time of year.  Spring is just around the corner and we can't wait.

Day 60:

Day 61: Just like his daddy, Hayden loves his sauces.

Day 62: This is what happens to Hayden at 5:30 when he tries to skip out on his nap.

Day 63: You just can't beat Oreo's with milk for a bedtime snack.

Day 64: Hayden is trying to give up nap time so our compromise is that he has quite reading time in his bed alone.  I really enjoyed listening to him tell this story in his own words, so cute.

Day 65: I made up these boxes on the Cricut today for the sisters I visit teach.  I'm so excited with the way they turned out and the fun "gold" Hershey's nuggets inside just in time for St.Patrick's Day.

Day 66: I can hardly believe it we hit 60 the first week of March.  I'm starting to wonder if we're in the north country or not!  Of course we couldn't resist it and headed outside for a walk with Trigger.

February (Photos 31-59)

Wow where did February go?!  We have been busy this month which means I've had a hard time stopping to update our photos.  So once again I am hoping to do better at posting weekly.  Good news is I'm still at least taking my picture so half of my goal is being fulfilled right.

Day 31:

Day 32: Well we made our first full attempt on potty training today.  This is our pile of goodies and motivation for Hayden.

Day 33: Red Velvet Cupcakes!

 Day 34: Playing with daddy!

 Day 35: Super bowl goodies, cake batter rice krispys.

Day 36: Hayden has loved snaking on carrots lately.

Day 37: 5 Guys peanuts!  I think the peanuts are Hayden's favorite thing when we go out to 5 guys.

Day 38:


Day 40: Homemade bread bowls, yummy!

Day 41: Today we had a chance to take Hayden bowling for the first time.  He enjoyed it so much we'll have to take him again sometime soon.

Day 42: Hayden made this adorable Valentine in his nursery class today at church.

Day 43: Hayden opening his Valentine's gift from Grandma Connie.

Day 44: Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Day 45: Well today I tried out a cleaning trick I found on Pinterest to clean our grates.  I always dread cleaning them due to the huge amount of elbow grease it takes.  What a difference this trick makes, here are our before and after shots, with just a soak and rinse!

Day 46: Finally a nice day outside.

Day 47: Lowe's, our most frequent store.  Hayden loved riding on the cart with all the insulation we were picking up for the basement.

Day 48: Today we woke up to this beautiful snow, though I wondered what happened to the nice weather we had just two days ago.

A second photo for today, while it snowed outside we had the great joy of insulating inside.  See how far we've come!

Day 49: Everytime I turn my head lately Hayden has found a new pose for laying on the couch.

Day 50: With Preston having the day off for President's Day I decided to make a special breakfast treat, apple cider donuts.  They were so delicious and relatively easy, we will be making these again.

Day 51: My two guys chilling on the couch together, just melts my heart.

Day 52: Today I have been sewing up a burp cloth storm.  I just love how adorable they turned out.

Day 53: Hayden loves trying to play on the computer, I should probably look into some educational programs for him.

Day 54: This is what happens when Hayden plays on his own in his room, complete destruction sheets and all.

Day 55: Hayden trying to be a big helper.

Day 56: My first attempt at lava cakes, so good and super easy.  Thanks Mom.

Day 57: Today we tried playing with aqua gems for a fun sensory activity.

Day 58: Our first 2 panels of drywall are hung!

Day 59: Adam was able to come over and play for a few hours together.  I loved how they were sitting together on Hayden's little chair and fulfilling their thirst after playing so hard.

Thanks for hanging in there and sharing our February with us.