Saturday, January 21, 2012

Robot Land

Wow I can't believe a week ago my oldest son turned 7 and here I am racing to get things together for my youngest son turning 1! I don't know where the time goes! I have been obsessed with Robots for Jameson so of course his party is all things robot! The party favors were easy since I found these cute little robot bobble head candies and just added in some bubbles or play dough and for the little kids they got animal crackers instead of the candy, wrap it up in a cello bag and you're ready to go!

Party Favors
Robot Cake

Sunday, January 15, 2012


I just LOVE parties. I have so much fun working the themes and baking and decorating the cakes. Celebrating the birth of my boys and having family and friends share in the fun is so special to me and seeing their face makes it even better. This year Logan picked Space, more specifically rockets, for his 7th birthday party. It is also the first year we've invited mostly friends from school so we got to do a lot of games and prizes! We played Pin the Flames on the Rocket, Hot Rocket, Freeze Dance, and musical pillows! It was a great party and I'm ready to reload and have Jameson's 1st birthday party next Sunday!
Rocket Sandwiches

Tasty Rocket Fuel

Yummy snacks


Pin the Flames on the Rocket


Monday, January 9, 2012

Party Games!

This Saturday we are having Logan's 7th Birthday party and he picked space/rockets for his theme this year. So I already have a set to make a rocket cupcake-cake and I bought rocket cookie cutter to make rocket sandwiches :) I have to find a rocket pinata though... I found a party hat that I may add some wings too and call it gravy. Last night and this morning I started getting the "Pin the Flame on the Rocket" (pin the tail on the donkey) game made.

I am excited that he is finally at an age where we can really play games! We also have a toy bean bag Rocket from the show Little Einsteins that we are going to use for "Hot Rocket" (hot potato) and then since I don't think I have enough chairs we're going to play "Musical Pillows" (musical chairs). I'm stressing out but I think things are coming along nicely and I'm super excited to have his first birthday party having invited his class (although only 2 people have rsvped). Then it's on to stressing about Jameson's 1st birthday (Robots) which I have pretty much NOTHING planned and it's the weekend after this one! EEk! It's still hard to believe this month that my age range of kids will be 7-1... Mostly I can't believe I'll have a 7 year old... scary stuff!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Best thing I've done...

Bed time used to be SUPER stressful for me. Hubby isn't always home (well is almost never home) at bedtime so it's all me. The nights he is home they pretty much go straight to sleep, for me... not so much. I got so upset fighting and fighting with them to stay in bed or be quiet or whatever and it was even more frustrating with a new baby. I don't think Jameson being older has really made that big of an impact, he still always wants to nurse right when I'm putting his brothers to bed but I made 1 big change other than sticking with a routine. The routine is NOT what has helped them, but I do like that it gives me more structure and helps me remain calm. I have learned to just let go. If the come down stairs they get sent back upstairs but as long as they are upstairs in their room I let them be. Logan get's tucks and reads himself a book and turns his light off and goes to sleep on his own so it's just the middles I have to worry about. So I tuck them, give them kisses and say good night... usually within an hour they are asleep. I wonder why I stressed so much before? This way is so much easier. I know it isn't something that would work for everyone but hey, they are still usually asleep before 9pm so I can't complain!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Productive Parents

I try my best to stay productive during the day and not get distracted by the computer or something but when my husband is home I find it difficult to do things when he is 1. sleeping or 2. playing a game or on his phone or something. When he's lazy I want to be lazy. Now, I know he works all week and everything and he has every right and reason to be lazy at home (sometimes) but it's hard for me to do stuff when he's sleeping for some reason! LoL So today I was excited that he was up and busy today! The other day I took down the majority of the Christmas decorations and outside lights and today he finished up with the roof lights (I'm afraid of heights so I don't deal with those lol) and then I got him to blow the leaves off the yard and mow the lawn! HORRAY! :) AND then he made dinner! (well, most of it). So then of course that means I was productive too! I got the rest of the decorations down and put in the garage and got things straightened up and the kitchen cleaned (oy, the never ending chore).

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Facebook Page for a Blog???

Well, I'm thinking about it anyways... I feel like people who may be interested in my blog miss a lot because they don't think to check on here (I know I don't check in on the blogs I follow hardly ever). I know some people make pages for their blogs on facebook so I thought maybe I should too. I'd really love some input though! What do you think? Should I create a facebook page for this blog? Would you "like" it?

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Welcome 2012!

My Resolution:
Keep up with my quest and do even better! Don't give up! Be strong!

I rang in the new year with all 5 of my favorite guys and got all my kisses in from each of them. My life is so blessed! This year is going to be the best one yet as I embrace everything that life has to throw at me. I know it's going to be a crazy one and I am prepared. I have my special education teacher certification test to take, more observations, one more class for my degree then student teaching before graduating with my master's degree! I have 4 birthday parties to plan, I can't believe come July I'll have a 7, 4, 3, and 1 year old! My house will remain in a state of cleanliness that will keep me sane and I will spend more time with the boys teaching them and playing with them. We will also work on the boys picking up after themselves more and helping more around the house. The schedule we have set up and keep falling off the wagon with is post on the fridge and we will ALL be sticking with it. Hubby has been working out and I need to jump back on that train as well. Lastly I will be going more green when I can. I already have changed a lot from just recycling cans, paper, cardboard, etc.

Be ready 2012... I'm coming for you!!!

What are your resolutions for this year?