January 31, 2011

Monster Truck Jam

Just about every little boy and dad I know went to the Monster Truck Jam over the weekend.  That, of course, includes Hunter and Heath.  Hunter has been looking forward to this for weeks.  Every morning he watches past shows on TV memorizing the truck's names and picking his favorites.  He was well versed in monster truck names by the time the event came around. He had a blast and they'd definitely go again.

They walked around in the pit before the show and got to see some trucks up close.
They're huge!

They met up with Dedi and cousin Ashton.

Then they had seats with cousins Evan and Jacob.

Ear protection is a must for little ears.

Look at the air these things get!

And as a result lots of broken parts.

Here's a little video if you're never been or have never seen it on TV.

January 28, 2011

Friday already?!

It's Friday.  It's date night (can I get an AMEN!).  And we have some fun stuff going on this weekend - birthday party, Monster Truck Jam, girl's night - something fun for everybody!

Here are the last two weeks Project 52 photos.  I've made it through 4 weeks.
P52 - Week 4


And these are from when we went to Dinosaur World.  I just finally got around to editing them.
The girl of many faces.




What can I say, she's excited about the weekend, too!

January 27, 2011

Embrace the Camera: January 27

I'm cheating today.  This post really isn't about Daddy, but he's in one of the pictures.
But look at baby girl walking!  I still can't classify her as a full time walker, but we're making major progress.  She'll finally walk on surfaces other than our shag area rug.  I have hopes she'll be a full time walker before she's 18 months (4 weeks away).  This girl sure does things in her own time.



January 25, 2011

Well, Hello!

I guess I took an unexpected blogging break.  Been busy, I guess.  And not enough time to take and edit pictures to share.  I forgot to mention that I made a new blog header a couple weeks ago.

So, Peyton usually looks like this by the end of dinner time resulting in a mandatory bath pretty much every single night.
What a mess!

Hi cute little girl!

Hunter joins once Peyton's been washed up and they play for a bit.

I think this is my fav in this series.

Lots of shenanigans go on..

sneak attack!

He's totally plotting something.

She loves him.

Hunter has always been really good with her, but she's finally getting to an age where they can actually play together.  Cute story.  The other day I heard the kids in another room and could tell that Peyton had walked a few steps on her own.  Hunter came running in to where I was and said, "Mommy, Peyton walked!  I'm so proud of her!".  Ah, I melt.  Such a sweet boy.  

January 20, 2011

Embrace the Camera: January 20

This week snuck up on me.  I didn't make it a point to take any pictures, but I do have two to share.  Two moments that I want to make sure are documented.

Please tell me he'll always want to hold my hand.

Nightly game time with Daddy
19/365 Nightly game time with Daddy

January 19, 2011

Silly Boy

Hunter is definitely entering that phase where he just acts silly all the time.  He has no interest in letting me take his picture, but if I let him act silly he'll usually oblige.  So, here we have Hunter and the stick.

January 18, 2011


I read lots of sewing/crafty blogs.  They're always taking some piece of clothing and making it something else.  And of course it's always really cute.

I knew I somehow wanted to extend the life of this jumper.  It's from GAP's {red} line.  It was a gift when Hunter was little.  He wore it and Peyton's worn it, too.

Going to attempt to turn this into a dress

I came across this tutorial for a ruffled dress and decided this was how I could extend the life of this outfit.  I think it turned out pretty cute.  I'm not really sure I want to do it again anytime soon, ha!  I need some tips on sewing with knit fabric.
from jumper to dress

January 17, 2011

Some days....

Some days (most days) I feel like I'm trying to keep up with so many things.

Some days it all doesn't get done.  Some days I drop the ball.

But I just keep going, crossing things off this list.  If it doesn't get done today, it'll get done tomorrow.
Apparently, this whole multitasking thing starts at a young age :o)

January 14, 2011

Friday Randomness

It's Friday!  Are you this excited?!

Lose something?
lose something?

Hunter was the "Fruit of the Week" at school.  In his words, "I showed peace".
11/365 Fruit of the Spirit (peace) this week!

This week I started transitioning Peyton from 2 naps to 1.  It's torture, pure torture.  She wants to nap at like noon which I don't like.  She's needs to hang until at least 1.  And then she's only taking a short nap. NOT OKAY.  Do you hear that Peyton?  It's not okay!  I'm hoping this is just all part of the transition and she'll settle in to napping a solid 2-3 hours like most kids.  My biggest problem is keeping her from falling asleep in the car because she does not transfer from car to bed without waking.  Totally sucks!  Hunter was not that way.  And in case you were wondering, she still won't walk.  Well, she can.  She can walk across the living room on the carpet, but ask her to do on a hard surface and she refuses to even try. Stinker.
Fell asleep in the car while I was unloading groceries

I hit the big Target toy clearance sale today.  75% off clearanced toys.  We're stocked up for birthday party gifts for the year and possibly even a couple Christmas presents!  I paid $65 for all the stuff below. I think there are 13 items in there... and one of them was $20 alone.  That's a lot of other cheap toys.
All this for $65 at Target - 75% off clearanced toys started this morning!

Enjoy your weekend!  We're starting ours with a big photo shoot Saturday morning.  9 adults and 8 kids.  I hope the photographer is prepared for all of us!

January 13, 2011

Embrace the Camera: January 13

I don't know how it's Thursday already, but it is!

We went to Dinosaur World over the weekend.  The Other Grandma joined us, too.
I got the tickets on Groupon so it was super cheap for a weekend activity.
To be honest, it was alright.  I mean, the dinosaurs were big and all, but they didn't move or anything.
Hunter had fun and I think it's fun for his age, but probably not for kids too much older.




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