My Little Monkeys!

Here goes!

I always thought blogging was something meant for over achievers (something that I try really hard NOT to be) and horn tooters... (Sorry fellow bloggers, but I changed the errors of my way, right?) I figured if someone wanted to know what me and mine were doing, they'd be close enough to me for me to tell them personally instead of "publishing", "twittering", or "facebooking" it. But, I like to write and don't do enough of it. I also spend a lot of time at the computer. So, I thought I'd marry the two and call it some form of a journal. I have a fair amount of Mommy guilt too for not recording enough about my little people's rapidly passing younger years... so here goes!

Friday, January 14, 2011

I Got the Blues

I miss Spring. I miss Summer. Here's my tribute. These are some pics of warmer days that hold memories I especially love. I love these pictures... it's like a zap back to that moment. Ahh.

The duck pond with my guys, the cousins and slushies from Sonic.

Lazy evening in the pool with my hubby and my monkies.

Jared takes the kids to the tennis courts and teaches them stuff. Pretty cute.

My creature lover.

First day a Salem Montessori School. Look at my beautiful little men, lightly toasted from the summer.

What's a trip to the beach without miniature golf...

the pier...

or Poppa?

So, I like the beach, ok?

When you don't have a pool membership, grandma's backyard and a kiddie pool work just fine!
I feel a little better now.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Christmas Eve!

UGH! Why do I repeatedly forget to upload my pictures in reverse order. This is the "after" shot. We give the kids new pj's and a Christmas movie on Christmas Eve and watch it together. This year they got Elf... Seriously, that movie is hysterical. I laught out loud in every scene. (Also please note the lamp by Jakes' head. It is a "Leg Lamp" which will remind most of you of another oh-so-funny Christmas movie, A Christmas Story. Jared's co-worker got it for him this year as a gift. "Yay" :/ The kids haven't seen that one... not for a few years.)

Christmas Is in the Air

What a wonderful Christmas we had. The best ever, actually. For me at least. I felt
the true spirit of Christmas keeping me warm and toasty through the abnormally freeeeezing December.

We made it to the Washington D.C. temple which was the icing on the cake. My sweet children were absolutely thrilled to be there, even McKay, who's just two. He said, "temple" a hundred times, and that alone made it worth the drive and the cold.

We checked out the Visitor's Center and Jacob, Oakley and I caught a Bell Chorus perfomance which was quite cool. Oakley was pretty impressed that a bunch of bells could "make songs".
After we had seen all there was to see, we just let the boys keep themselves entertained. They didn't even get too unruly (gasp!). McKay kept making his way back to the Christus and hanging around there... I am so grateful for the temple, for the spirit that is there and that my children could feel that peace and comfort. I know they are grateful for it too. I hope they always remember that feeling and strive to keep it with them.

We had some fun too. We got an AWESOME snow right before Christmas. It was so fun to look at the Christmas tree and see snow falling through the window behind it. It was picture perfect, like my boys.

McKay got an early Christmas present. This is Roarbert, his Scentsy Buddy. It is the cutest thing ever and has a scent pak inside that smells like lavender. McKay inturn, smells like lavender too... I love to snuggle him (Mack☺) when he wakes up. He smells delicious. (No, this is not a ploy to get you to purchase Scentsy, but I do know a girl... wink, wink.)

Last year we decided that making Gingerbread houses, with the cousins, was going to be our new tradition. Elli and Luke came over, and we had lots of fun. I love making them... so much fun!

I loved making the Christmas tree my 'play area' as a kid. I found McKay putting Star Wars guys in ours.

The End.