Showing posts with label Brooklyn. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Brooklyn. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Playing Hard

Kamryn thinks she's big enough to ride this BIG WHEEL. It's hilarious. She just pushes herself around backwards.

Miss Lauryn rides her scooter like Bob Burnqist. She plays so hard, all her jeans are holy. hehe.



We found a ladybug! Happy Day!

ladybug on arm

Here's another cute clip Lady Robin made!

Every time Kamryn sees a ladybug she scrunches up her body and squeals!

Here's what's left of Lauryn's jeans. Worn in and out!

holy jeans

I was at Michelle's house and she said she was going to make all of her daughters holy jeans into skirts with ruffles. It inspired me and I came up with this-

They were suppose to be ruffles. Maybe the next pair will come out more ruffly. I still like this pair and Lauryn likes them too!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Cabin Fever

It's the first of June and it's still in the low 50's! Seriously! I AM GOING CRAZY! I need some real vitamin D. I am stilling at my desk, blogging, with a jacket on, a blanket around me, and my heat on. Did I also mention that it's raining. I swear it wouldn't be so bad if it was at least 75 and raining. Then we could play in the rain!

Oh, what a lame sob story. Really, I have so much to be happy about. A wonderful job, my three beautiful girls, a nice home to live in, a van, thrift stores, and so much more. It could be worse. I pray for those who have suffered so much from all the tornadoes. It is so heartbreaking. So, the girls and I have tired to find fun in lots of different ways. Here's a few:

1. Doing the dishes together! The water is warm and there's bubbles!



2. Jumping on the bed. Well, it's always a good time for that.


3. And lots, and lots of coloring.

{photo taken with ipod touch}

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Once upon a sunny day...

I actually got to wear some sandals!


The girls picked and picked dandelions until there weren't any left.




Friday, May 6, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Billion Bubbles!


I've been working on so many projects! Getting ready for Bryan's Graduation party! Can you see the chalk board wall calendar and the bunting banner? That's a few projects to name. And have you ever bought a bubble machine? I am in love! Why didn't I buy one before?!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Girl's Hair Cuts: Take 2....... or 8 inches off

I guess this all was my fault. I was the one who laid down to take a quick nap. Who knew I would wake up to my girls chopping each other's hair off. Guess I learned my lesson. Just this last Sunday I took extra time to do their hair so they would look extra cute as they wore their spring dresses for the first time. So, here are the pictures of the girls on Sunday, then pictures of their self cut hair dos, and finally pictures of the new hair cuts.





Monday, February 28, 2011

Brookie Smurf

She found a blue marker. Not sure how she colored her face so perfectly or why she did it. Maybe she wanted to blend in with the furniture.


The marker was on her bed.


Also on the walls.


If it doesn't stop snowing I'm going to go NUTS! Good news, we have a good tax return coming soon!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

No Car = Dance Party

Most days I spend without a car. We only have one and the hubs takes it to work. Which job I am so grateful for. So, I have to figure out how to keep myself from going insane since it's still winter and all 3 girls are at home still.

Check out one of my childhood friends keeps her stay at home wife life unpredictable and exciting! Go HERE! Oh and Move over Katy Perry!

We have the usual dance party's too! There's just something about it that makes all the reminders of daily life routine go away!

Everyone out there join us at 3pm everyday for a DANCE PARTY!




Sunday, December 5, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween Night

Since Halloween lands on Sunday this year, we do trick or treating on Saturday. Our ward was having a party tonight but I am still too sick to go. I have been feeling so bad for my girls. I LOVE Halloween and I'm usually up for all the festivities. This year was different. Luckily my fabulous husband came up with a last minute Halloween Scavenger hunt at Walmart. We were to find:

1. Mutant Neon Fish

2. My Little Pet Zombie Shop

3. Arcane Coloring Book

4. Spiky Crayons

5. Tricky Treats

6. Poisonous Pez

7. 8 Legged Rings

8. Ferocious Fangs

9. Mummy Tissues

10. Witchy Hat

Once we were home with all our finds, we put our newest members of the family in their home. We got 3 goldfish. These fish are the first pets we have ever had. Lauryn has been talking about getting a pet for a while. I think fish will do for now. Here's the photos of bringing Frankie, Frankie, and Spooks home.





Friday, October 29, 2010

Sick Days

When mom is sick:

1. You get to stay in your PJ's all day long.

2. You get to leave your hair in a shaggy mess.

3. You get to watch movie after movie.

4. You get to eat all the Halloween candy mom bought for the ward party.

5. You get to play computer, a lot.

6. You get to eat whatever you want for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

7. You don't have to clean up your messes.



Friday, October 22, 2010

Picture of the Day


U of I Homecoming 2010

Fall Homecoming, 2010 – by Bryan

Friday night was a little unconventional. It started normal with dinner, picking up the house, pajamas for the kids, teeth brushed… then, around 7:30, somewhere in Moscow, the marching band started playing. The drum core was hitting a fantastic rhythm, followed by a brassy Vandal fight song. As I listened to the cycle repeat a few times, a reckless idea began to form in my mind: Must find the band…

Here I was, mere minutes away from being done: 4 hours of blissful parent time right around the corner. Kids would be in bed, the house picked up; nothing to do but sit down and exhale. A lot. But the idea was gaining momentum: Must find the band! I stared out Kamryn’s upstairs window for about 8 minutes, looking in the direction of the commotion, a fierce inner battle waging inside: Bed vs. Band. Finally “Band” won - I raced downstairs, coats and shoes in hand, and whirl-winded everyone into the car.

We found the band. They were in the street, the entire street. We parked the car, grabbed the kids ( who were very happy that their bedtime had suddenly been upgraded to “marching band” ) and joined the throng.

Our line wove a path about 2 miles long through Greek row. As we passed each house, our followers grew. Soon, there was a sea of students surrounding us and the band. Hundreds of students walked along with us, yelling out vandal pride with the fight song that kept repeating. Lauryn and Brooklyn were ecstatic.


Then we went to the bonfire. That was pretty sweet. We heard them announce homecoming royalty ( colleges do that? ). And as we started packing up to go home, homecoming Friday had one more sweet surprise: Fireworks! I yanked everyone back out of the car, and opened the hatch so we could sit and watch.



Finally, we pulled up in the driveway at 9:45. It was an awesome couple of hours. Needless to say, I was very glad I listened to my “inner kid”

Kate and I learned a couple of things Friday night:

1. We’ll follow a marching band anywhere.

2. “Fireworks Show” is the best way an unplanned family adventure can end.

3. Listen to your inner kid, especially if you have a lot of outer ones!!!

In all honesty, the real reason I went out Friday was because I wanted Lauryn and Brooklyn to have a few amazing memories of our time in College. Sure it’s usually loaded with stress, but college years are also full of exciting opportunities not found anywhere else. Who knows what a 3 and 5 year old can even remember. I’m hoping the good times stick more than the stressful ones. They probably do.

- Bryan

Sunday, October 10, 2010


We went on a walk today and tried to take some family pictures with my tripod. We dressed in our favorite colors and went for it. I thought it would be cool to have a family picture on such a special day. I am so glad that we did it! Happy 10.10.10!

the foutchcoutch

{PS- If you couldn't tell, I cut lauryn's face out of another picture. She was doing something weird in this one.}

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Adventures in COLOR: At the Farmer's Market


We decided to play a game this Saturday morning at the farmer's market. The game was to find every color on the color wheel. Brooklyn looks very pleased here!


Here's the final product!


We found another color wheel of socks!


Finally, something you don't see too often. A picture of me! We had a fun time together finding all the colors! You should do this with your kids too!