Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring BREAK

This year Joshua’s Birthday fell on Spring Break. I had Jenna all week so decided to take off a couple of days to spend time with them and celebrate Joshua’s 9th Birthday. Even though it was hectic, we had so much fun! Playing outside, inside, napping, cleaning, whatever we did we had fun doing it!

I got a few great pictures of the kids outside playing on the swing set and in the sand…


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Jenna wanted to swing in the big swing! How sweet is Bubby to play along?

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What a Beautiful Day!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Happy 9th Birthday Joshua!!!!

We decided that we would have what I like to call a “low key” birthday party this year. Which simply means that the MONTHS of planning, making, crafting and baking are cut out…

Joshua was allowed to invite two friends over for the night, bowling the next day then home. Fool proof plan, right? HAHAHA! NO! I was lucky however, that the kids didn’t fight, they played nicely, and even included Jenna in on some of the fun (which was super sweet).

The night started out great, calm, cool and collective…

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Joshua invited 2 boys over, notice only one is in the picture above, this is what happened about 20 min after the second friend showed up…

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Now mind you, in Joshua’s 9 years of life, nothing I repeat NOTHING has ever gotten broken. Go figure! :)

We all quickly got over this accident and had a great evening. Hey, it adds character. My house now looks LIVED in, as if it needed help!

The boys played in Jenna’s house more than she did!! (only because she couldn't fit with all of them crammed in there) They were sooo embarrassed when they realized that I was taking pictures of them! If only I could show the “girlfriends”, or maybe I’ll save that for junior high/high school :)

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They pretended like Jenna was “BABYZILLA”.

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The next day, on Joshua’s Birthday Libby Jo, “Coach Kidd” and I took the boys bowling. They had a great time! And apparently I suck worse than I thought. Embarrassing! The kids even beat me! :)

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Sean, Joshua & Elishua, ready to bowl!

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Joshua and Libby Jo

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Happy Birthday Big 9 Year Old!!!!!!

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Coach was nice enough to get Joshua not one, not two…but four cans of silly string and a baseball glove!!!  This is how it turned out :)

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They had a BLAST!!!  Thanks Jeff! My sidewalk and yard are still multi colored. Just in time for Easter!!! :)

Jenna’s Bedroom

It isn’t finished…but its CLOSE!  Mom and I rearranged her furniture and all I can say is that I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!

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Playing Peek-A-Boo behind her new curtains.

Bye Bye Ugly Closet Doors!!!!

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Her Quilt Shelf is being made, should be here any day! I’m super excited to finish off her room.

The next step is turning her bed into a toddler bed.

HAHAHA That should be fun!

Thursday, March 18, 2010


We REALLY enjoyed the wonderful weather for our St.Patty’s Day walk last night.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Lazy Granola

Lazy Granola:

Quantity Measurement Ingredient
.5 cup brown sugar
.5 cup canola oil
.5 cup honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla
6.5 cups oats, old fashioned


Mix brown sugar, oil, and honey in a small saucepan.  Bring to a low boil. Remove from heat.  Stir in cinnamon and vanilla. Pour over oats in a large bowl.  Stir until well coated. Spread oats in a 9×13 pan.  Bake at 375° for 10 minutes. Take out and stir. Return pan to oven.  Turn oven off. Allow to sit for several hours. Pull out and when completely cool place in zipper freezer bags. To serve: Pour from bag & ENJOY!

Source: Amysfinerthings.com

Monday, March 15, 2010

Pillow Fight!

Nana went on vacation last weekend. When she got home, the kids were very excited to see her….and her pillow! They had a “pillow fight” – literally a fight over the pillow. It was so cute! Jenna would sit on Bubby’s back and push his head down. Every time his head popped up she pushed it back down and yelled “DOOWWN!!!!!!!!”.
Get 'em Girl!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Swim Lessons

Jenna’s Second Swim Lessons were this past Sunday. Nana went with us this time and got a lot of awesome pictures of Jenna jumping in the pool! She’s such a big girl!

Bubby also bought Jenna a swim Barbie to take to the lessons with her (with his very own money) he’s an AWESOME big brother!!!

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Nana & Jenna

(it just didn't work in the college hehe)

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