Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Pumpkin, Pumpkin, Pumpkin!

I've been trying hard to keep up with my cleaning schedule with Justin being home and this week I've been doing really well. Doing projects with the boys, however, has kind of slowed down since he likes to put on movies during the day so the boys cuddle up with him and watch TV. Today though he is in class so I decided (after putting some laundry in the washer) to pull out some pumpkin pictures for the little ones to paint! They both actually did really well with it... normally they paint for a little bit and then are ready for another paper lol. But I got both of them to paint almost the whole pumpkin in and they were fine for me to take them when they were done :) Wyatt did a great job keeping the paint on his paper and not all over the table and his face :) Well, he did make a mess, of course, what can you expect from a 14 month old using paint lol, but he did pretty well over all. He even was using the paint brushes and had fun using 2 at a time or painting one brush with the other. It's been a while since I've bought paint and they are running low, normally I buy those types of things for the holiday's just so they have more things to open but I may need to buy some before then since I have so many painting projects that I want to do! I'm not sure how or where right now but I want to hang up their pumpkins (I have more so that Logan can paint one and CJ and Wyatt can do another one) and if it's not too expensive I think I want to laminate them and use them as decorations! After the boys go down for nap, if they are dry, I'm going to cut them out too and I can't wait to see how they look!

Monday, September 13, 2010


WOW! I have had some lazy days and crazy days but nothing compares to yesterday... I had finally gotten some energy and was really excited to clean my floors after the boys went to bed. All of the carpets had been washed and I'd gotten most of the floor swept and toys picked up and I was getting the boys clean and into jammies when my phone rang. Justin called and said he was in the hospital and I was going to have to pick him up! Ok scary thought when your police officer husband calls you from a hospital and needs you to get him. So I finished getting the boys bathed and into their jammies and loaded them up into the van (after packing some books, toys and snacks since I had NO idea how late we'd be there) and at 8pm - which is normally bed time, especially on a school night- we headed down to the hospital. Turns out he broke his right shoulder and will be out of work for probably a good 6 weeks. So there went my cleaning and any energy I may have had today to get it done. Now I get to take care of 3 little boys and 1 big one all while being pregnant... hopefully I can keep up somewhat.

I've come to the conclusion that starting this quest while pregnant probably wasn't the best idea... and with school starting and all sorts of craziness I have jumped into water a little higher than my head. Still, I am going to keep trying to keep up with everything and doing activites with the boys. They deserve the best mommy they can have and I'll keep doing my best to be that mommy!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sick day! BLAH!

CJ doing bath time art!
Wyatt and CJ got sick and then so did I and I'm telling you, being a mommy of sick kids and being sick is NOT good for being productive! I was sleeping so much! We are all starting to feel better, finally, so I'm getting to be more productive and actually starting back up with cleaning and laundry. I was so looking forward to doing activities with the boys but haven't been able to, but today I printed out some coloring pages and went through some ideas to do with them the next couple weeks. Even though I didn't do much the little boys did color in a bubble bath the other day. They had a lot of fun with that! Yesterday was labor day and so the boys played outside while Justin grilled some burgers. It was hot out and humid from being a little rainy so they didn't stay out long, but enough to get some energy out. They like to go through the tall weeds that their daddy has to cut down and they "high-ya" them and march around like they are going through a jungle or something, it's really cute. They will be so sad when we cut them down to put the tree in there! Tomorrow Justin is having surgery so we are dropping Logan off at school early (he is really excited to eat breakfast at school, weird kid lol) so after CJ, Wyatt and I make sure their daddy is safe in a room and doesn't need us we are going to head over to a McDonalds to get some breakfast and hopefully they will have a play place for them to run around in until we go back to bring Daddy home and pick Logan up from school.  

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Wyatt was a paiting machine yesterday! It had been a while since I'd had him try to paint so while Logan was at school, that's what we did. CJ painted too and he's become quite the little artist! At first Wyatt did a really good job getting paint onto the paper but before I knew it he had paint on his face... then more... then more... then even more! By the end of it he looked like someone had beaten him up!
But he still looked cute to me :) They had a really good time and I need to definitely do painting projects more often. It seems to keep both of their attention longer than coloring with crayons or markers. With the holiday's coming up it will be more fun to do painting projects with a fun holiday theme. I already have some ideas for Halloween that I know the boys will love. I can't wait to use their little hands and feet to make spiders and ghosts... to stuff paper into trashbags and hang ghosts outside... I'm going to definitely look up more ideas for more fun art projects for Hallowee, Thanksgiving, Channukah and Christmas since the holidays will be here before we know it! I just LOVE holiday time, it is by far the best time of year! So much fun and happiness and just a good feeling all together. Plus then the time will go by faster and I'll blink and it will be January and then Jameson will be here! I can't wait to meet my new little boy. Although that means Logan will be turning 6... then CJ will be 3... maybe I won't rush it too much :)