Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Gate Refinish

It's been a while!  I have more pictures of Jackson asleep pretty much everywhere and I will be doing a sequal to "Oh the Places He Sleeps".  But for now, This is my latest project...refinishing our side gate.  As you can see in the before pictures, the wood had turned grey. 

I removed all the worn hardware and gave them a coat of black spraypaint then stained the wood.  I think it looks so much better!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Oh, The Places He'll Sleep

Jax can fall asleep just about anywhere...and he has!
Christmas 2010
 Eating Cheezits...
 After school in the playroom...
 At the table...
 At the table on Dad...
 In our bed...so cute!
 At the table at Grandma Shorty's...
 At karate...
 As a scientist...
 On top of the couch cushions...
 On the floor...
 Picking his nose...
 Holding a water bottle...

Thursday, August 16, 2012

What do you want to be when you grow up...

Logan:  "Mom, what did you want to be when you were a little kid?"
Me: "I wanted to be a nurse."
Logan:  "Are you a nurse?"
Me: "No, I'm not."

I was just about to tell him that things change when you grow up.  That you change what you want to do, etc...

Logan:  "So you're just a Mom?"


Me:  "Yes Logan.  I'm just a Mom."

Thursday, August 9, 2012

First Day of School

So here are the pics...

The kids did awesome!  They have really enjoyed their first two day at school, and so have I! :0)  The first day we walked there in the wagon, and it was very HOT!  I think it ended up being 113 degrees that day!  We were smart and drove for pick up and the second day.  But we look forward to cooler weather so we can bike, scooter, or take the wagon!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Love this Blog!

So I was recently told about this blog from a coworker and I have read all her posts in 2 days!  She is hilarious and paints (or draws!) the perfect picture of parenthood.  Here is one of my favorites!


Did you read it?  Hilarious!  I do this! Well, not the finger part but I will stratigically eat ice cream after bedtime so I don't have to share (don't tell the kids!).  If you aren't an ice cream lover and couldn't relate, try this one...


or this one...


I could go on for a while, so check it out!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Before and After

I realized I never posted before and after pictures of the house!  There are still little things here and there that I'd like to do (isn't there always!), but here they are!

Here is what will become the toy room...

 Transformed into a fun place to play! 
 The art wall!  I saw this on Pinterest and love it!  They are held on by clips and strung on picture wire.  That way we can change out the pictures as new art is made! I will be painting the word "Masterpieces" above it.  One of those projects I was talking about!
 Stairway...The entire house was painted a beige color...I mean everything! Ceiling, railing, walls, doors, and even a few outlets!
 We painted the main areas a grey hue.
 The dining area
 Love our new light fixture!  I can't count the number of time we ran into the other one!
 Other than paint and buy a fridge, we didn't do anything to the kitchen.  That was a little beyond our budget :0)  Another project for another time...
 Living area from the stairs

 Moose's room.  We have three bedrooms upstairs and the boys share a room.
 So Moose hung some of his favorite pictures in here and so far it is a work in progress.  But I absolutely LOVE our laminate wood floors!
 Master bedroom
 Master bath
 Special thanks to Grandma and Grandpa Robello for removing the wallpaper border and painting our room!
 Love the bay windows!
 And double sinks!

 And walk in closet!
 Boy's room
 The bunkbed finally arrived!  They fit in the room perfectly and I love that they have a staircase instead of a ladder.
 Moose's infamous wall mural with an added cork board for picture and bookcase for bedtime stories!

Well, I guess that's all folks.  The boy's bathroom pictures are missing.  Someone "ah hem" who will remain ananomous missed the toilet and hit the shower curtain, so it was in the wash.  You'll just have to come over and see it in person :0)

Thank you Shorty for being my painting buddy!  And thanks to Pops, Jin-gee, Kelly and Robert, my mom and dad, Grandma and Grandpa Longfield and Robello for helping us make our house a home.  Love you guys!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Vacation Pictures

Huntington Beach, CA
The Frame's girls helped us with the kids a lot (thank you!).  Kali is in the pictures below with Jackson.  He called her Cat Woman, since you know, he is Batman.  Just ask him!

 Here is Moose and Gage, another one of the Frame's kids.  They were swimming out to see the dolphins!
 Logan did not want his picture taken, as seen in the next two pictures :0)

 Just getting to Seaworld!
 Shamu was first...
 Toucing the sting rays...Jackson pretended he wanted to touch them but freaked out when they came close!
 Petting the dolphins!
 Close ups!
 You can't see very well, but there are sharks in the tank behind them.  Boys are being goofy!
 The new, beautiful Sea Turtle exhibit.  We miss the Manatees though :0(

 The boys LOVED the rides!

 The Beluga Whales

 Isn't he cute!