Wednesday, February 29, 2012

"Breakin' in" our Elmo PJ's

BrotherBean got to have "PJ Day" at his little school this week! He was so proud to get to pick out his own PJ's to put on that morning...oh and VERY opinionated about it as well :)
I laid out all his favorites: Moosh pj's (moose), a pair of Christmas ones that he just couldnt' part with after the season was over, his Choo Choo pj's (train pj's), and of course the Elmo ones.  Each time I would lay out a new pair he would toss them back in the drawer and say "No, I wear Elmo pj's to cool". BooderBean and I were cracking up at him picking them out. Of course Elmo won, and then we dug out our Elmo socks and of course had to put our Monkey cowshoes (house shoes) on. 
We even left the house 10 mintues early to have a mini photo shoot in the front yard before we loaded up and headed out for the day.

This whole fun, happy moods, morning came to a jolting halt as i realized i had just locked us all three out of the house with no house keys, no car keys, and a dead cell phone in my hand!!! Long story short, I learned how to break into our house and BooderBean got to climb through a bedroom window! 

I told him to do a funny pose...this was what he did!

he ws showing me is wrestling moves while in PJ's

My little cheeser!!
BUT we did all this in Elmo PJ's so it made it all better right :) right?????

Popsicle fun over the weekend

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

the HERE and NOW

Like many things in my life lately...i feel like I'm spinning out of control and trying to take on too much, do too much, be too much, to everyone! I find my blog that I used to update weekly, or more, being neglected because I either haven't taken enough photos or I haven't got the time to sit and post for five minutes.  And then...I went to Ash Wednesday Mass today...and my eyes, heart, mind, and soul were opened up to what is in front of me that needs more attention than anything. And what is that something you ask, LIFE!! Heard a great Homily, a much needed one in fact.  About how God put these 40 days in front of us so that we could step back and reflect on our lives, where we are going and what we are doing.  I realized I needed to take a look at the small picture in front of me every day, and not the big picture and my big "to do" list. 

Last night for example was EXACTLY what I needed to do, a friend asked me on a whim to come to the park with her kiddo after work and play with my boys and then grab some dinner and relax at her house...I instantly thought "no way can i do that tonight, I didnt' plan on it. Therefore I don't have a change of play clothes for the boys and I, I'll be in my work clothes, I didn't pack pj;'s for the boys for the ride home, I had plans of what needed done around the house tonight that i should do." But you know what i did instead...I left work, grabbed all of us a yummy drink (my last Starbucks for the next 40 days!), grabbed up my excited boys, and headed to the park to play! 

I am a big believer in "Everything happens for a reason".  God puts people in your life for a reason...this sweet friend of mine is opposite of me in many ways.  She is creative and crafty where i am not, she is most always living in the here and now when I am not, she makes me step outside of myself and just BE ME when she knows i need to, she is that person that i know i can call upon anytime of any day and she would never judge.  I realized today in Mass that God has placed me where i need to be in a BIG way.  Thank you to my A Girl.

Here are a few photos of events that have happened over the last few weeks that are my "here and now" photos...random, i know, but they are true life!
boys watching the mini hail storm

on a walk with my boys

they don't have clothes on, the room is a mess, but they are playing together haveing SO much fun

my BrotherBean playing

my BooderBean reading

BrotherBeans first time in a booster seat!!

(The photos will not turn for me for some reason...who cares :))

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

My funny Valentines!

These two literally LIGHT UP MY LIFE!!
I am so blessed to be their mommy and so thankful that God chose them for me. 
I couldnt' have asked for better Valentines!  I received hugs, kisses, flowers, shopping money, cards, my favorite wine and ice cream...but best of all i got snuggles from my boys!
And heard BrotherBean say "Happy Birthday Valentines Day"
(he hasn't quite gotten it out of his head that it's not his birthday anymore :))

At the Valentines Parties

Sugar High!!!!

Opening his gifts from mommy and daddy

He ate more grapes and fruit snacks at his party than anyone i think!!

BooderBean proud of his Valentines bag they made at school

Super Hero sucker--he said this was his Super Hero face!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Hands on Adventure

A few weeks back school was out for the day, so we packed up for the day and headed out to the Jasmine Moran Children's Museum in Seminole, Oklahoma.  Have you been there? No matter your age, if your answer was just "no" then you are missing out my friends!!! This place was so amazing!  We spent 5 hours there, and could have spent at least 2 more. 
I'm about to go on photo OVERLOAD because there are just too many amazing photo ops throughout the day, I couldn't help myself :)

The Light Board:

Drs in the making:

Krout boys to the rescue:

Exploring the Fun:


Earthquake table:

Giant bubble maker:

My little Diggers:

Grocery Shoppin' like a pro:

Dino bones:

Here he is saying "NO, i can do it myself"

From the Anchor Desk:

Probably my favorite photo of the day! I told him to make a "serious" face.

And then the only shot that momma got in...was taken on the ol phone :)
ME and my COWBOY