Thursday, February 25, 2010

Hair Cuts

Today was a very busy day but I found the time to stop and get the little guys hair cuts.

This time Beau's hair turned out exactly as I hoped....but Liam's is too short in the front again! UGH!!!
The person doing Beau's says this is called a Prince William hair cut...looks like a Prince Beau hair cut to me!!
Liam loves it...he says it's an Austin hair cut! What a sweet boy he is! He loves his big brother.
This is the face I get when I correct him and he realizes that I'm right! LOL!! What a face! Hopefully he won't give this face to his teachers next year.

Coldest Winter in 20 Years

We are having the coldest winter in 20 years.

Thick fluffy snow!

Liam is wearing his snowsuit. The snowsuit kept Liam warm and he had a great time!

Beau didn't fit into the other snowsuit so it wasn't as much fun...but he did have a good time.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


We have 3 dogs. So the statement "Please take the dogs out" is said often. Austin takes all three out every morning, when he gets home and before bed. I take them out during the day when he is at school. Today Beau and Liam each asked they could take out a dog. So I let Beau take Brewster out...I will probably have to help a couple more times before Beau can do it on his own but I think Beau can start doing Brewster!! Liam took Max out. Max is Austin's dog but I know Austin would be thrilled not to have to take him everytime! Liam did very well and I will probably only need to help him a couple more times. For the next couple years I think it's gotta be Austin, Handsome or myself to take out Corps. I love that the little boys are willing to take on more responsibilities. They are growing up very fast. I know Austin is going to be thrilled to pass on some of his chores!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Board Games

Now that Liam and Beau are 4 and 5 we can play board games!!! I have such great memories of playing board games with my Grandparents and with friends. I used to play board games with Austin for hours. I remember my Grandpa Fred teaching me life lessons playing dominoes. He would tell me to make sure I was lining up more than one move at a time and that I needed to be willing to change my moves without getting live! He would point out some moves look good but if you look 2 or 3 moves later they weren't the best choice. He would take the time to explain to me that is like life...You may think you are making a good choice but it's really not the best choice and to pray and look ahead before you make your life choices. I hope to be able to pass on the same lesson to my boys. I also hope to teach them how I learned that from my Grandpa Fred. I miss him greatly!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Why is it babies are afraid of the vacuum, but bull dogs think they are great and want to chase them?? Corps thinks my vacuum is fun to chase. Olivia cries when I vacuum so I don't do it when she is here. Corps is up while she is here so now he is out while I vacuum.
Never boring!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Grandma Shirley

I have been calling her daily. For the last 3 days she has sounded stronger! She is able to breath much easier. I think that is because smoker are now not around her. I wish I could move her to our house. I think she would love it here and would get stronger. I know she isn't up to the travel to get here so I know for now all I can do is pray.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Back at it...

Last fall I lost 20lbs. I took off the holidays knowing it would be too hard to avoid the holiday cookies, sweets, bread...etc... I started to do this last month but there were too many stresses that popped up. Well I'm back at it and going strong. I'm going to do protein shakes only for the first 5 days to give myself a jump start. I put on 6 of that 20lbs back on so I'm hoping to drop those in the next week or two then get started on the next 20! I did the dread mill today with Disney music going. The kids love dancing to the music and Olivia thinks they are putting on a show for her! Great times! I'm looking forward to my clothes getting loose again. I bought a couple things last month to encourage myself to keep it up and motivate myself. I have a black dress I want to get into! My goal is to drop 20lbs by the end of spring.

Beauty and the Beast

I love this movie. I love the lesson of don't judge a book by its cover! I also love how Bell is not a princess and loves learning!
Almost every slumber party I say "Let's watch Beauty and the Beast" Everytime the boys say "AAWW...not Beauty and the Beast". It's become a funny thing to say knowing they will say no way Mom. I haven't watched it in over 6 months, but last night I did pick that and enjoyed it. The boys fell asleep quickly and didn't see much of the moive.
I'm going to miss my slumber parties with the little guys when Liam starts school.
I know before long we will only be able to have a slumber party on a Friday or Saturday night.
I need to start taking some pictures of them at our next slumber party.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Grandma Shirley

My Grandma Shirley is sick.
She is very sick and in the hospital.
She had a pacemaker put in today.
She needs to have her gallbladder removed. It's infected.
They found out today she still has pneumonia.
She has been battling pneumonia for about a year now.
The Dr.'s don't think she is going to make it another couple months.
She has been in and out of the hospital for months.
She is very weak now.
I spoke to her tonight. Her voice was soo weak and she coughed 90% of the time.
Sadly she hasn't meet Beau. Her last visit I was pregnant with Beau.
I have a picture somewhere of her holding Liam.
She has been trying to save up to visit for a couple years....but then her health went downhill.
Please pray for my Grandma Shirley.
I want God's will more than anything.
I personally would love for her to meet all of my children.
I want her to be healthy.
I want her to know my boys.
I want to introduce her to my Handsome.
I'm not ready to say good bye or to let go of the hope of introducing her to my family.
I love you Grandma Shirley!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Daydreaming of Summer

We are having the coldest winter in 20 years.
Enough!!!! I call Uncle...bring on the warmer weather already!!
When is Spring going to get here??
I'm looking forward to Spring.
I miss flowers.
I miss my green trees.
I miss the sounds of birds singing their "Thank you" songs for the bird seed.
I miss warm breezes.
I love my fireplace but hate the cost of running it!
I love hot coco...and warm cider.
I love a good snow ball fight and sliding down the hill.
We have done all of this...please God bring on the warmer weather!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Snow Pictures

" I'll stay by the fire...have fun! " Max
Austin watching the little guys and Dad going down the hill

Austin...snow ball ready to get Dad
Beau getting Dad with a snowball
Going down hill...what fun!

Liam...pure joy!