I'm sure you can already guess by reading my title to this blog that the boys decided to get the slip and slide out today. They just love playing in the slip and slide! We bought a pool this year, but never got around to putting it up. Maybe next year! However, our slip and slide has gotten very good use! Today was a very hot and muggy day, so it was perfect weather to play in the water outdoors. We lathered all of the boys up in sunscreen and headed out for some fun! After slipping and sliding around for a while the boys decided they wanted to do something a little different. I was playing with the baby and helping my hubby (more talking and watching than helping, but I like to say I was helping..he he) while he was prepping an area that we leveled out and tilled up for the play set. We laid landscaping plastic down today and are planning to add small gravel to the area and then put the play set in the center. I didn't really pay a whole lot of attention to the boys putting the hose … [Read more...]

Can a Beanie fly???

This weekend there were a ton of yard sales going on in the surrounding areas. I'm not sure how many of you are familiar with it, but they had the World's Longest Yard sale. Here is the link if you would like to read about it. We decided to venture out a little and see what was out there. It was actually pretty fun! Ever since McDonald's started giving away Beanie Babies again in the kids meals the boys have been wanting Beanie Babies, so every sale we stopped at they had to look for Beanies. They found a TON of them too! We got home and the boys headed upstairs to put their beanies in their bedrooms. They were up there for quite some time, but I didn't really want to bother them because they were being so good playing and were being so quiet! Now I know that whenever they are quiet for too long I really should check on them, but I was tired from all of the walking we had done and I figured they couldn't be doing anything that awful bad. So I let them go for a bit. About 10 minutes … [Read more...]

I have been Picture Tagged!!!

Yonca at Yonca is Cooking has tagged me! It's a picture tag! I have never been tagged before, but I think this is going to be fun!So the rules of the picture tag:►Open your first photo folder►Scroll down to the 10th photo.►Post that photo and story on your blog.►Tag five others (or more) friends to do the sameOk, so I cheated a little! Since I don't show pics of the kids faces on my blog I scrolled past the 10th photo and used one a little bit further down (probably about the 15th photo...and I added my logo to the pic before posting it here.) I didn't figure you all would mind! :)This photo is of our littlest guy when he was about 10 months old. I was doing a photoshoot of him and he really wasn't into it. He turned away from me and I kept shooting photos. Sometimes ones from behind are just as cool as the ones from the front! :)Ok, on to the picture tagging...I'm tagging 5 of my wonderful Bloggy Friends. I can't wait to see all of your great photos! Here are my choices...*Stacie at … [Read more...]

It’s that time again…

It's almost back to school time for us. Since school is to start in just a couple of weeks the kids and I decided to load up and head to town to purchase all of our school supplies. This is the first year that we have bought school supplies for 2 children. We have one going into 4th grade, one in Kindergarten and one in a 2 day a week (2 & 1/2 hr) pre-school class. The day started off rather well. We all dressed and were out the door in record time today. We had arranged to meet up with my Mom in town. There were some sales going on in town and we were hoping to check out a few. We didn't have a whole lot of time to get ready as my Mom was already on her way to town to meet us. I think we did quite well getting ready and heading out the door. Everyone even looked pretty good! After going to the sales in town with my Mom we headed to Wal-Mart for school supplies (Just the boys and me.)Gotta love our Wal-Mart trips! I was so stressed by the time we left the store, and not because of the … [Read more...]

You all are GREAT!

We had a very busy day today. We went to Wal-Mart in hopes to get the kids school supplies. (I'll post all about that later!) When I got home to check my inbox I had another award! You all are great!!! I REALLY REALLY appreciate it!!! Thank you so very much Thanks Mail Carrier!!!!Here is the Award...Now I am going to pass it on. Here are the Rules:This award is bestowed on to blogs that are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to six bloggers who must choose six more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award. I will pass this award to some of my bloggy friends that I find exceedingly charming… Here are my choices:*April @ Raising Normal Kids*Xenia @ A Party of 6*Natalee @ In The Mommy Trenches*Paula/Mommy24Cs @ … [Read more...]

Wow, Another Award!

Wow, you all love me! You really do! (He he)I am really honored to be receiving another blog award! I haven't been blogging for long, but in this short amount of time I have met so many wonderful and sweet Mom Bloggers! So here we have it...Today I received a Loyalty Award fron Natalee from Raising Normal Kids.YAY! Thanks so much Natalee! I love reading your blog as well!This award is given to loyal followers and friends of your blog who really spread the love….Here are the 4 Friends that I have chosen. I really thought this through and these friends have been so loyal to me and have been great about following and commenting on my blog. Thanks so much ladies! Annette Piper @ Under the LoupeHeather @ Theta MomPaula(Mommy24Cs) @ A Party of 6Kiana @ Mommy of Many FacesIt was really hard choosing just 4 because I have some of the best followers! I really do appreciate you all coming to read what I have to say every day! Thanks to everyone that visits! You all deserve an award in my eyes! … [Read more...]

Trade you What???

I always find it funny how little boys can be so competitive. I guess I can remember being somewhat competitive as a child to a certain extent, but it seems like my boys are always trying to out-do one another. For instance, if one of them jumps for no particular reason, he just wants to jump, one of the other boys will have to try to out-jump him! They do it with everything! They are always trading things too. When school was still in session this past year my oldest son came home with some Pokemon cards. He said that the boys at school are always trading them. So, being the nice Mommy that I am I have been buying them each their own Pokemon cards to trade with their friends. The baby doesn't care about them yet, he just wants to bend them and eat them when he gets his little hands on them. I don't really think our (almost) 4 year old cares a whole lot about them, although he likes to pretend to. His older brothers are always pulling fast ones on him like...Older Brother: You trade me … [Read more...]

Sweet little conversations….

I like to think of myself as a pretty sneaky mom that is somewhat on top of things. We have baby monitors in the boys bedrooms, our bedroom and the living room so that when we are sitting downstairs and the boys are in bed we can hear exactly what is going on. The boys like to try to whisper so that we can't hear, but to be honest I can understand what they are saying better when they whisper. You can't fool Mommy! So they are laying in bed tonight and I'm sitting here listening to their little conversations they are having. It's pretty funny to listen to them talk. I really don't understand what they are getting at or what the point of their conversations are, but they are talking and giggling, so they must just get each other. It's great! As I'm sitting here listening to them with a smile on my face the baby climbs down off of my lap (he is awake because he took a late nap today) and crawls over to Daddy. As he is climbing up on Daddy he is saying "Momma, Momma, Momma!" Daddy is … [Read more...]