Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Here is another post about my BAB challenge. During this next week we don't have any special challenge set up, but my goal is to stay AWAY from Halloween goodies. This year we are going to try science experiments with the candy we collect. Jaren is really into science and it's a great way to use up the candy without it going into thier mouths. My sit ups went ok, it's really hard to do them with a little girl who thinks it's fun to crawl on top of you while you do them. Down just under 2 more pounds this week

Monday, October 26, 2009

A 4 year olds view on Fall...

I'm having some problems getting pictures to download to I hope to have some pictures posted later on this week. So this post is about Lukas's favorite things about Fall.

1."Throwing snowballs" ? (HMM ok, we live in Oregon and don't get much snow in the Fall)

2."Staying inside"

3."Going under the snow." (Yeah refer back to #1)

4. "Petting birds" (We feed the birds with our bird feeded, but we never pet them)

5. "Taking pictures in the Fall."

6. "Seeing the birds"

7. "When it's raining leaves." (This is one of my favorite things to)

8. "Going hunting."

9. "Going to the flower patch" (Ok I have NO idea where this came from.)

10. "Writing inside" (We have been working on his writing)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A 4 years old habit..

When I was getting ready this morning I started thinking about all the little habits my children already have, good and bad. While some of these habits I despise, there are some I truly love and decided I needed to do something so I would remember. This is one of my favorite habits that Lukas does every day.
Step 1. He always asks for his vitamin and a cup.
Step 2- Pop the vitamin into his mouth.
Step 3- He always takes a drink before he can chew it up.
Obviously this kid has seen me take my medication to many times. Now he thinks he needs water so he can get the vitamin down. I just love this habit.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Week 4...

Week 4 of the BAB challenge. This week are challenge is do work on sit ups. I can't stand sit ups, but I will be stepping up to the challenge. I'm hoping that my husband (hint hint I know your reading this) will help me work on this after the kiddos go to sleep. I have slacked off on my water intake during the last week, and realized I need to work on drinking more again. I had lost a little over 2 pounds during the last week, but gained almost 1 pound back. Dumb pumpkin spice cake and panini that I ate during my girls night out. Ugh. Here is to a better week. Check us out over at

Monday, October 19, 2009

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Check out this really cute giveaway over at Little Miss Heirlooms

Spooky Cookies...

Our family starting getting in the Halloween spirit by frosting cookies with some family. The kids enjoyed putting on as much frosting and sprinkles as they could on each cookie. Of course they would have ate them all if we would have let them. Jaren was a little sprinkle crazy =)

The Finger licking froster!

My little girl was to busy eating her Baby MUM MUMs to bother with cookies.

Eat at your own RISK!! This was one finger licking froster.

My niece Sierra with her Uncle Justin

Thursday, October 15, 2009

We Have A Climber!

Since Aubrey has been walking along the furniture, she has also decided to try and climb as well. She will push her BUMBO chair across the floor to get to something and then climb in it just to get a little taller. Next if turns into her little ladder and she try's to climb to a higher surface. Here is one of her climbing adventures I caught on my camera. Getting her BUMBO chair ready. Check Now it's in place. Check
Climb inside. Check Ok then I put down the camera to take her off the rocker. Safety first people.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Week 3...

Ok so I have been slacking a little, ok a lot in the posting area of my life. I have to admit. I will post some new pictures in the am. So do check back to see what my family has been up to. For now I just wanted to touch base on the Body After Baby Challenge. We are just starting week 3 now. I have lost just a little over 2 pounds during the last week. Not super great but still it's a start. I have been running on the old tread mill and boy does it feel good. Even though I'm not noticing a huge difference on the scale, I am starting to get the saggy jean butt look. I usually NEVER dry my jeans, but I have had to start drying them just to get them to shrink some. YES!!! So this next week our challenge is to work on eating from 2 different food groups at every meal. Check back with me next week to see what is going on with the challenge. Meanwhile you can go over to and see what the program is all about. Wish me luck to a better week.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Under ATTACK!...

This was the first time Aubrey joined in on the boy's playtime. They were playing with some of Lukas's Star War guys when she decided to play along. They were fine with it until...
She attacked the good guy!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Storytime given by a 4 year old...

Lukas LOVES to read to Aubrey whenever he is given the chance. Of course his favorite book to read her is this Princess book or a book called, Pinkalicious. Aubrey must think he is a great reader because she will usually sit by him until he is tired of reading to her. I just love these pictures. If you haven't read Pinkalicious yet I recommend reading it or just give me a call and I'm sure I have a 4 year old who would love to read it to you. Lukas always shows her how do to the picture slides in the book.

Aubrey won't let him change the page.

Starting week 2 ofMamaNotes challenge. This week our challenge is to walk or run more. For every 15 mins. we are out walking or running we earn 1 point. With a max of 4 points per day. I'm thrilled with this challenge because I already love to walk and I've started running on my tread mill. So far I've lost 3 pounds since last week. Pretty good right? I'm happy with my results so far, I was worried because I tend to eat when I'm stressed out. Since my husband has been gone hunting, let's just say it's been a little (OK a LOT) stressful around the house. If you want more info on this challenge just head on over to Until next week wish me luck!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

OOOHHHH if you head over to Xazmin is having a wonderful Fall giveaway. Everyone loves a giveaway, but I really love a Fall giveaway. Even if you don't like Fall decor, the blog has great craft ideas. Have a great weekend!