Wednesday, November 25, 2009

These are a few of my favorite things!

Chocolate Carmel Corn

My popcorn helpers! Gotta love those sort of smiles! What nuts!

We had one minor mishap with the popcorn at the beginning of our afternoon! OOPS!

The end result!! We didn't have enough butter so it's a not as shiney as I would have liked, but the taste was spot on!

This week we made a yummy treat. I'm trying to find new and easy things to add to my Christmas plates and I think this ones a winner. We had a blast together making it and the result was delicious!

Friday, November 13, 2009

I need to remember...

I love my kids! They are an amazing blessing in my life and I wouldn't trade them for anything. Although I have days when I forget to show it as much as I should. More often then it should happen I find myself feeling bad that we didn't play more, or be silly, or noisy. I give lots of hugs and say "I love you" often enough, but I wonder sometimes if my actions always back up what I feel for my little ones.
I've been following Paul Cardall's blog (link on the side bar) and he posted a quote this evening that I'm going to put on my bathroom mirror, a gentle reminder of what my kids should feel.
"All you need in your life is a mother who loves you and you have within you the power to become a giant among men."

Thursday, November 5, 2009

He sits!

Mason's been getting so big, rolling, and babbling, but today we hit a big milestone. He sits!! He's been sitting with help for a couple of weeks, but this afternoon he started sitting all on his own. What a big boy!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A few random shots

Tired Eyes!
We had our first really beautiful day in a couple of weeks and the munchkins jumped on the trampoline for 2 hours!

His "I just ate lunch" face. What a ham!

Kena loved this little pumkin and didn't put it down for a couple days after we got home from the pumpkin patch.

My big boy with the pumpkins. I can't believe how big Trace is getting. He's such a big help to me and I love how much he can do now!

Brothers don't shake hands...brothers gotta hug!

We have darn cute kids and I thought I'd share a few of the pictures I've taken over the last few weeks.

6 Month Old Mason

My little boy is so big. He's 6 months old now and did his doctors appointment like a trooper. She said he was the happiest kid she'd seen in a long time. All grins and giggles, and she especially loved that when he stuck out his tongue it was curled. He's getting so big I can hardly believe it. Here's some stats:
Weight: 17 lbs 13 0z
Height: 26 inches
He's average for his weight and little on the short side but with parents who are short he doesn't have a big chance of being huge right?!? But he is healthy and happy and that's what we care about.
Mason has started to eat solids and loves pears and sweet potatoes. He's also figured out that dinner time means everyone else is eating and if he doesn't have something to munch on he gets very indignant. We are keeping the folks who produce biter biscuits in business. He's all grins all the time and we love him so darn much. Our family just wouldn't be the same without our "Sason".

Pumpkins are like rabbits...

...and how is that you ask? This year we picked so carefully and were sure that we'd only grabbed Jack-o-lanterns. Turns out we must have gotten at least one Jill-o-lantern because the morning after Halloween this is what we woke up to...

Every Jack-o-lantern from the neighborhood made it's way into our yard and they were all looking at our house. In years past the neighborhood kids had smashed our pumpkins, but apparently this year we got the extra special treat of having to throw away 30 some odd pumpkins. The joys of Halloween right!