Thursday, October 29, 2009

Playing Together

I remember well over 2 years ago finding out that Rowan was a boy. One of my first reactions was that I would be glad that Chandler would have a brother close in age to play with. Most of the time when Chan and Row are "playing" together, it's more of Chandler sitting on or hitting Rowan while Row screams. Tonight the boys have been wrestling, laughing and playing together. Rowan has realized that it's ok to wrestle with Chandler and is starting to stand up for himself. I know it's still going to be a process, but it's fun to see them actually playing together! When they were all wrestled out, Rowan sat down next to Chan to watch a movie and I snapped this picture.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Pre Halloween/Birthday Party

On Saturday we had a party. It was the first time we've had a get together at our house, and I must say it turned out rather well. It was Halloween themed, and Jason's 69th birthday. Oh wait, maybe it was his 70th.... :) (Just have to give you a hard time Jason)
Anyways, we had tons of good food, great company and a grand old time.

The treat table - treat bags for the kids, carmeled apples, sugar cookies

I think this pumpkin was a little too big for Rowan.

Dad & Marsh

Deep thoughts by Justin & Avry

The kids watching Horton Hears a Who

The girls and mom carving gourds

Jason's Happy Birthday sparkler cake. (I think Avry said it was made with 12 milky ways...mmmm)

Checking out a prize from his treat bag

My dad took Chandler to get a Halloween costume that night and it was pretty funny what he picked out. You'll have to wait to see that.

And I got a new.......DEEP FREEZE! (Thanks to my mom and dad ) I get so frustrated when there's a great deal on meat or some other frozen item and I can't stock up because we have no room to store it. Then we end up paying more for the meat because it's not on sale. This is something I wish I would have had a year ago. Marsh lost his job a few weeks ago and we have been living off what food storage we have. I'm sure this will be so nice to have.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Snuggle Worthy

I have a pretty fun lineup this holiday season on my Babes and Kids blog. My boys love it when the UPS or FedEx man comes because about half the time it means it's a new toy for them. Today it was a "toy" for me.
Check out my new Campus Quilt: (Click on it to make it bigger and see it better.)

I used pictures from when Marshall and I started dating and ended with pictures from when we were married. The first and last blocks of the quilt are hard to see here, so here's pictures of what they say:

I'm in love with it, they did a really great job! If you do read my review blog, watch for a review and giveaway in the next few weeks.
I tried to get some snuggle time in with Chandler and the new quilt. It's pretty soft! (Notice Woody tried to make his way into the picture)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Monopoly & Mr. Alligator

Isn't it funny how you watch your kids for entertainment? The boys are so silly and do so many cute things. Marshall set up Monopoly and was playing it with Chandler. Well, kind of playing it. So here he is playing Monopoly....and singing the Alligator song.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


This last week, I worked full time, just shifts that I have picked up. This week, it's overtime. 50 hours in 4 days is a LOT of work, and that doesn't include the 6 hours I've commuted during those days. I come home exhausted and want to sleep all day. I know Marsh is often thanking me for everything I do in our home, but I never realized how much it takes to work full time when you have family at home. Ever since we've been married, he comes home from work and is awesome at helping out and generally I throw the boys on him, because I've had enough for the day. I have a newfound respect these last couple weeks. I loved on the boys for about an hour today before I had to head back for another 12 hour shift. It's hard. I miss my little boys and Marsh too. So this is for you love. Thanks :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Gotta Love Them

Somedays it's hard, and somedays I want to resign as a mom. They never seem to stop moving. But gosh, these little guys are cute.