Friday, September 23, 2011

Happy First Day of Fall!

 Here are some shots from our Annual Fall Photo Shoot- Bear 2 1/2, Bug 4.  The boys added the hats to their outfits as we were walking out the door and I think they added the perfect touch.

Can you tell which boy was easier to take pictures of? :)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Carseat Tent

I am really nervous about having a newborn in the middle of Winter.  Hopefully her new carseat cover will help keep out the germs and cold.  Tutorial found HERE.

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Wreath that Keeps on Giving

I made this wreath last Christmas Season using THIS tutorial.  It was adorned with a green fabric braid which was then  switched to this pink one for Valentine's Day. 
When March rolled around I spray painted it green and reused the braid from Christmas for St. Patty's Day.  Easter followed and the pink braid was then rehung.
 Now that Fall is in the air and Halloween is soon approaching our wreath is Pumpkin Orange. 
If you want to make one, now is the perfect time to start collecting your acorns!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Preschool and The "how to find a good friend" Factor

 Bug started his first day of preschool today.  He will be attending three afternoons a week.  I really wanted him to be able to be around some kids his age and make more friends. Here is how our conversation went when I picked him up.
Me: Did you play with any of the other kids today?
Bug: Yeah, I liked two boys but not the other ones. (there are three girls in his class and seven boys)
Me: Why didn't you like the other boys? (he does NOT like playing with girls.)
Bug: They were skinny.
(Um okay, I thought he was going to tell me they were mean because that is what he usually tells me.)
Me: Did you need the snack I packed you?
Bug: No we had cookies and chocolate milk for some one's birthday.
Me: Oh! Who was it for, Maddox? (I had seen the cookie cake out side of the classroom with the beginning initials of "Ma" on it)
Bug: Yeah
Me: Is he one of the boys you played with?
Bug: No.  He didn't have chubby cheeks.  His were just skinny.
HAHA! Talk about a bizarre preference for how to pick friends.  But whatever works. lol
 These two boys love each other so much.  For the most part they play so well together and keep each other entertained.  It is going to come in handy when their baby sister arrives.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Bear World

 We all had the BEST time here.  The boys got to ride their first "roller coaster" and rode all of the rides as many times as we would let them.  Plus we saw tons of cool animals.  At some points the bears and wolves were literally brushing up against our car as we drove. 

 Look at the pure childlike joy in their eyes from a simple train ride.
 I love my camera.  Who knew a thistle could look so pretty?
 Feeding deer at the petting zoo.

 The largest bear ever walking by us as we drove out.

The Simple Joys of Cardboard

I wish they would stay this small and innocent forever.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Rexburg Temple

The sky was soooo pretty that day, it made the temple that much more breathtaking.

 View across the street.