Sunday, January 31, 2010


Well this is my second post of the day, and only because I have a quiet-ish house. I decided to work on some scrapbooking while Charlie was sleeping. Then I thought I would take some pictures of previous pages I've done. Im working on my second scrapbook for Ricky, from his 1st to his 2nd birthday. These are the pages I have so far.
Pudding Face!
Winter Wonderland
Body Art
Feeding the Fishies!

Mr. Grumpy Pants

Ive got some sort of bug, sore throat, tired, achy etc.. So thankfully my parents came to pick up Ricky for the night for me, which left me alone with Charlie aka Mr. Grumpy pants. He was super gassy earlier, and not knowing really what to do for him I put him in the wrap. If I was walking around he was fine, but the minute I sat down he FREAKED! One giant poopsplosion later and he was okay. And now he's in bed having a little nap, and I finally get a bit of quiet time. I think im going to make a cup of tea and lay down with the book Ive been trying to read for the last few days, I cant seem to get into it, hopefully it gets better.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

My little bakers!

I was feeling lousy today so I decided I better get off of my butt and do something. So the boys and I baked some cookies! Oatmeal chocolate chip.

Progression of the cookie making. I actually only made half of the recipe (I wasnt going to have enough oatmeal) and this is how many cookies it made! This is the recipe:
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 C sugar
2 C brown sugar
2 C shortening
*Cream these together
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
4 tbsp cold water
*add and mix well
3 C flour
6 C quick oats
2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
2 C chocolate chips
*Mix & add to above. Blend well.
*Form into large walnut size balls, bake at 350 F for 8-10 minutes. Better to underbake than over bake.
And finally a picture of my little monkey eating a cookie!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Dont take my picture!

Today we had a picnic lunch in the living room. Well not really a picnic as there was no blanket or anything, more of a grab and go lunch. Ricky is still on his "dont take my picture kick, so Ive been getting some very funny faces lately!
And here is Captain Droolypants in all his glory. My poor baby is teething so bad, his shirt is constantly soaked. I really should remember to put a bib on him in the morning when I get him dressed. Hes content enough though. He was a bit cranky this afternoon after his nap, but I think I would be too if I was getting new teeth!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Not feeling well

Poor Ricky, he definately wasnt feeling well today. He was up in the middle of the night with a fever and felt crappy all day. He stayed in his pj's because he didnt want clothes, hardly ate a thing but drank a ton. Poor little guy, I hope tomorrow he feels better!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

No Pants Day!

No Pants Day was today. Every now and then Ricky decides he DOES NOT want to wear pants. Actually today it was more of an "i dont want to wear clothes" day. I told him he needed to compromise. If he didnt want to wear pants he had to wear a shirt and socks. Well it was a no go on the sock so i told him he had to wear slippers instead. He seemed pretty content with that, but was pretty irritated when I tried to take his picture!

I love the intense look of concentration Charlie has in this picture. Hes trying to figure out how to pick up all of the toys and mash them into his mouth. At one point he was slamming himself in the face with the turtle rattle and having an awesome time of it. He seems to really like the teething ring, poor little guy, I wish he would just cut the tooth/teeth hes working on already. He certainly does like to chew/knaw these days, be it on toys or my fingers. And he is officially Captain Droolypants, kids almost as bad as a St Bernard!! :D

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

This morning Ricky told me he "didnt want to smile" so thats him pointing his finger at me telling me NOT to take his picture!
Then we decided we were going to build with blocks, so i layed Charlie down on the floor with his wrist rattles, which are his new favorite thing, because they make noise AND he can eat them!
I built Ricky some towers with his letter blocks and he thought that it would be a fun thing to crash them with his trucks!
So far we've had a good morning, lots of fun and laughs. Its now 2 in the afternoon and Ricky is STILL refusing to nap these days, so hes watching a movie now laying on the couch while his brother naps!
Looking forward to tomorrow because Im actually getting out of the house for a little bit without the kidlets, my dad is coming over to watch them so i can do groceries. Not the funnest thing to do, but at least its an hour of peace and quiet to myself! :)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Monday morning snuggles

This is what a typical Monday morning looks like. Only I'm usually in bed as well(yielding the camera this morning). Rick climbed into bed with the baby and I this morning and Ricky followed when he woke up. Seems to be a Monday morning ritual. I however normally get up with the kids and let Rick sleep in. Sometimes I wish it were me sleeping in, then again I cant complain, i didnt climb out of bed until just after 9. I love it when everyone sleeps in!(sort of-Charlie was up at 3 then again at 7 to nurse, but went right back to sleep both times!)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Getting ready for bed!

Today we went to my parents house for dinner. Ricky fell asleep in the van on the way home, but Mr. Charlie stayed wide awake. So when we got home, after putting Ricky to bed, Charlie and I decided to do some internet surfing before getting him ready for bed! I swear that kid is at his absolute happiest at the end of the day when he gets into his jammies to go to bed. He knows the bedtime routine and hes just perfectly fine with it and happy as a clam to get his diaper changed one last time and get into his jammies. As difficult as the first two months were with him with the colickiness and whatnot, hes truly turned into an awesome, happy baby.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Daily destruction

This is what my living room looks like at the end of the day, every day. Gotta love two year olds! And unfortunately tonight im just too damn lazy to clean up after him, so its going to sit for another day :)

Friday, January 22, 2010

New Slippers

My mom and dad have been bugging me to remember to pack Ricky some shoes or slippers when he goes over there so that he can play in the garage. We went shopping this week and he picked out the yarn, thus, new slippers! Added some hot glue to the bottom of them so they dont slip and voila!

This is dinner tonight! Roast pork in the slowcooker with lots of onions and garlic to hopefully kill Ricks cold and prevent the rest of us from catching it!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Good Morning!

This is what I woke up to this morning :) Ricky thought Charlie would like to play with his trucks, and his linus. Charlie of course was happy as could be :)

From Yesterday

Well I totally forgot to post yesterday, i was overrun with folding 8 loads of laundry, plus cleaning up after dinner & bedtime stuff.

Ricky loves playing with his little brother, even though Charlie cant exactly "play" with him yet. It still amazes me how good Ricky is with him and how little jealousy there has been since Charlies arrival. I cant wait until theyre bigger and can actually play together, theyre going to be such good friends!*i hope!*

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I did it all by myself!

Ricky sat and did his puzzle today, all by himself! Normally I have to help him/ show him where the pieces go, but he figured it out all on his own! My boy is so smart!

Monday, January 18, 2010

The first 2.5 weeks of 2010

Starting my 365 blog, these are the pictures I have (almost one a day) from new years day up until today. Im hoping I can keep this up, it will definately make me get out my camera more.

Ricky, asleep, two hours after telling me he didnt need a nap ;)

Sitting in his brothers borrowed bumbo chair!

So happy to be sitting and playing :)

Chillen and being happy :)

One of the first scrapbook pages ive done in a long time

First time really "playing" in the snow

Brothers hangin out!

Look at what I did momThis is the first time I've picked up a paintbrush in well over a year, I think they turned out pretty well!

They play so well together!