Monday, June 29, 2009

A Day in the Life

6:45 Justus is up and at 'em bright and early, as usual. Walk out to the living room with him, turn on the "Penguin movie" from the library, and head back to his bed to get a few more minutes of shut-eye. (Titus is still asleep in our room, so I didn't want to go back in there and accidentally wake him up.)
7:15 Justus is back, telling me the penguin movie is over, and he wants to watch it again. Titus is awake anyway, so I get up to make them breakfast. I head BACK to my own bed, but I just lay there and listen to the boys being sweet to each other at the kitchen table. (I love being a "fly on the wall" for moments like this.) They converse about Daddy being at school today, about Eli still being asleep, and about what each of them is eating. Then, they move to the little craft table and make birthday cake for each other out of their play dough and take turns singing "Happy Birthday" to each member of our family.
7:45 Titus comes in to see me, and I pretend like I'm asleep. He walks in very quietly, wiggles my toes, and walks out, closing the door quietly behind him...he's so sweet. I get up and head out to join the boys for breakfast.
8:00 Eli is up. Nurse him, change his and Titus' diapers, then we all go back to Justus' room for some music and dancing.
9:00 I come back out to the kitchen to clean up and throw a load of towels into the washer.
9:30 Eli is tired already, so I nurse him, change him, and put him down for a nap. Titus, Justus, and I pull out the markers, paint, crayons, and other craft supplies and begin making all kinds of crazy things. Justus decides that we should ALL paint our feet and put our footprints on paper. I tell him that is a GREAT idea for him and Titus;), so we get out the supplies and get to work...eventually doing hand prints as well. I make sure to label each paper with their names and the dates, so I can treasure them forever.
11:30 Realize that it is 11:30, and I need to get to work on making lunch!! The boys clean up the arts and crafts stuff and decide to make some more "birthday cakes." Eli wakes up from his nap, so I nurse him and leave him to be entertained by J and T while I fix lunch for the rest of us.
12:00 Lunch time! Eli plays in the exersaucer while I sit down to eat with Justus and Titus and read a chapter from Baum's The Wizard of Oz aloud to all 3 of them. (They LOVE it.)
1:00 Naptime for Titus. Justus and I make some Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip cookies while Eli watches us from the floor:)
1:45 Justus and I EAT the cookies we just made. Yummy!
2:00 Eli needs to nurse and then nap again, so I tell Justus it's time for his nap, too.
2:30 Justus calls me into his room and tells me that he has slept...hmmm, I don't think this is the case, so I tell him to close his eyes and rest some more. He tries to argue his way out of it, but after doing my best to convince him of the fact that he will be SOOO whiny and will fall asleep in the car later, etc. etc., I leave him in his bed with 2 of his stuffed bears and hope for the best. I come out to the living room to clean up our baking mess, throw the towels in the dryer, and hope for a little (or a lot of?!) quiet time.
3:30 Eli is awake (and stinky!!!!!!!:))...Everyone slept! Yea!! I worked on my meal plans and grocery list, planned Justus' birthday party, and hung out on the computer:) (Justus and Titus are still sleeping, too, so I get Eli up and nurse him and keep him occupied so he won't wake up his brothers! haha)
3:35 That didn't work...Justus comes down the hallway rubbing his eyes and heads straight to the kitchen without a word to get some water and another chocolate chip cookie:)
3:45 Titus continues calling me from his bed, so I go get him. Change diapers, get dressed and cleaned up, and head to the gym.
6:00 Come home, nurse Eli, and start making dinner.
6:30 Put Eli to bed and sit down with J and T to eat. Read another chapter in The Wizard of Oz.
7:00 Go outside with J and T, so they can ride motorcycles until Derek gets home.
7:30 Realize mosquitos are EVERYWHERE, so we come back inside to get ready for bed. Brush teeth, wash hands, change clothes, read books, lights out!!
8:00 Make Derek's dinner, then head out to Target to get a few groceries
9:00 Watch "Here Come the Newlyweds" with my hubby!!!!!!:)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Eli is 7 months old!!!!!

5 things Eli LIKES:
1. Taking a bath and splashing like crazy
2. Sucking his thumb
3. Watching his big brothers play
4. Putting everything in his mouth
5. Exploring the house and the treasures all over the floor:)

5 things Eli does NOT like:
1. Having a wet or poopy diaper
2. Getting his diaper changed (if only he could figure out how to make numbers 1 and 2 a positive thing, since they work together!!:))
3. When Justus and Titus get really loud and start screaming
4. Getting stuck behind a door
5. Pulling up to a standing position on the couch and then slowly doing the splits, unable to figure out how to get back down or back up...hahahaha

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

Put down the Duckie

Happy Father's Day to my Dad and to the Daddy of my kids!! We had a great weekend with Derek home. Saturday evening, we went to the park to feed the ducks (and pigeons and squirrels) and play.

It ended up being a little bit too hot for us, so we didn't stay that long. We came home and the boys swam outside in their little pool while I made dinner.

Sunday, I made cinnamon rolls for breakfast. Here's a picture of the boys taking breakfast to Daddy in bed. (No, he wasn't still sleeping. He was reading:))

After breakfast and showers, we went to church. What a wonderful sermon, complete with the best description I've ever heard of life after God gives us the gift of the new heaven and new earth. You can listen to that here, although when I'm writing this, the June 20th sermon isn't on there yet. (Just click on the podcast, and it will open in iTunes.) As we drove home from church, Derek and I decided that we HAD to get our car checked out today, because it has been making an awful noise that just continues to get worse and worse. SO after we ate lunch and the little boys laid down for their naps, Justus and I went to National Tire and Battery. Turns out we need new shocks and a new wheel bearing...which they didn't we are officially stranded at home until we get that fixed!

ANYWAY, onto Father's Day!!!!! We went to Putt-Putt for some fun, family time, and food. Yes, we ate dinner at Putt-Putt. I think the boys are not quite old enough to appreciate all of the games in the arcade, but we had fun anyway. Derek and I enjoy playing the games, Titus is still young enough that he can "play" the games without actually having to put any tokens in ;), and Justus and Titus both like those silly, cheap toys you can buy with your tickets. Here's pictures of our time there, and a slide show I made for Derek for Father's Day is at the bottom. We love you, Derek!!! We appreciate the sacrifices you make for us, the hard work you are putting into your new career path, and the love you show us each and every day!! Happy Father's Day!

Titus ate 3 pieces of cheese pizza!!!!!

A kiss from my sweet boy:)

Justus eating his candy bracelet

A kiss from sweet Daddy:)

The boys!!!

Oh...J and T picked out these little rubber duckies as a couple of their prizes, and they were singing Ernie's "Put Down the Duckie" the whole night. We started our fun weekend with the ducks and finished it off playing with toy ducks and singing about ducks. haha

Enjoy the show! (You'll have to pause the music in the playlist at the top right on this blog if you want to hear the music on the slide show.) There were captions on the show, but when you want to share it with anybody away from the site, you have to pay for those features! Hope everyone had a great weekend!!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

I love this...

Cooking and cleaning can wait till tomorrow,
For babies grow up,
we've learned to our sorrow.

So settle down cobwebs,
dust go to sleep,

I'm nursing my baby and babies don't keep.


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

Just pictures

All 3 waiting at the door for Daddy to get home:)

The happiest 6 month old baby

Eli attacking the printer...Yes, he pulls up to his knees and to stand now!!!! (He is currently standing up next to the couch talking to me:) Guess it's time to go play!!)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Monday, June 8, 2009

Man's Justus' and Titus' Best Friend

Derek's brother, Jack, went out of town for the weekend, so guess who came back to visit.....Nugget!! For those of you who don't remember (or perhaps you forgot), Nugget moved in with Jack after a horrific bout with the fleas. Derek and I didn't mind having her back for a few days, because she is such great entertainment for all 3 of the boys. They L-O-V-E her. In fact, when Jack came to pick her up on Sunday, Justus was already talking about Nugget coming back to spend the night another time. We said that would be just fine:)

Eli got plenty of kisses, J and T loved walking Nugget, Justus enjoyed having a shadow, and I vacuumed every room when she left;)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Happy 30th Birthday, Derek!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Birthday to the sweetest husband, the most fun daddy, and the best friend a girl could ask for. We love you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

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