Wednesday, March 28, 2012

St. Patty's Minute to Win It Date Night

This having three kids thing is really cramping my blogging style.  I can't seem to find the time to get on and blog as frequently as I used to, or do anything as frequently as I used to, you know shower, sleep, those kinds of things. I can't say I'm it just different, but in lots of better ways!
We had a great time celebrating St. Patrick's Day with some friends a couple of weeks ago. With
green clothes,
 green food,

 and minute to win it games.
 Get the oreo into your mouth from your forehead with no hands.
 Balance five blocks.
 Lift the M&M into your mouth on the pencil "elevator".

 Balance pencils from the top of your hand then throw them up and catch them starting with 2 then 4, 6, 8, and 10 . Bondy rocked this game.  I think it only took him about 18 seconds.
 Unroll the entire tp roll by spinning yourself up mummy style.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Like a Fish to Water

 Belle was a good nurser from the start and she seems to like cereal just as much!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Bear's Party

Bear in all of his Chuck E Cheese glory!

 Every time I make a cake I start out excited and having fun, but by the end I feel totally stressed and think I will never do it again.  But this is probably one of my favorites and both the boys LOVED it.
 Cute party kids.
'S' signing the Happy Birthday Song while we sung to Bear.
 Loving every bite of his cake. I guess he thought using his fork would take too long?
 After the party we took naps, and then the boys proceeded to play this "Angry Birds on thin Ice" gift for the next 3 days straight.  I had a hard time getting them to even take breaks to eat and go to the bathroom. 
 I think I look WEIRD in this picture but it is the only one I have from the day that I am it and I think it is important for moms to be in the pictures too, and not just behind the camera.
Happy Birthday our BIG THREE YEAR OLD! Mommy and Daddy love you so so much.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bear's Third Birthday

When the boys arose they were given orders to get geared up to fight birthday balloon ninjas.

Afterwards Bear headed into the kitchen to see his gifts. I really wanted to get him a big boy bike but they just seemed too expensive. Then Gigi found him one at a thrift store for only 8 bucks!
 Next we sang Happy Birthday and ate chocolate chip pancakes topped with strawberries and honey.

 The weather was beautiful so we headed outside to play.
 Before bed the boys read books to Belle. 
Bear had a very happy day!

Thursday, March 8, 2012


Sunday's have become quite the conundrum since adding Belle to the family and "losing" Bondy to the Bishopric.  If I didn't have my parents to help during Sacrament meeting I don't know what I would do.  Luckily the kids are pretty well behaved during that hour. I attempted to get a good shot of the kids after church but it was more like a wrestling match.

Courtesy of Bug

Courtesy of Bear

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Dr. Seuss

My friend, Alissa, threw the cutest Dr. Seuss Birthday Party last Friday.
 After reading Cat in the Hat, the kids searched through rice for items from the story.
 And they ate One Fish, Two Fish cupcakes and goldfish.
 Belle observed from the sidelines.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Will Someone Please Stop Time?

I seriously have a hard time wrapping my head around the idea that in less than 48 hours Bear will be THREE! I wish he would stay my sweet, kind hearted two year old forever.   Multiple times a day he tells me, "Mommy I love you......because you're so pretty."  He gives the BEST hugs and melts my heart with his tenderness.  A couple of weeks ago I was still in my pjs and it was late afternoon.  My unshowered and undone hair had a hideous blue bandanna in it. 
 Bear looked up at me and said, "Mommy, you look pretty with that blue thing in your hair.  Bug, don't you think Mommy is pretty?"
Bug: "Yeah, super pretty, way prettier than Daddy."
Being a mom of three under 5 is VERY challenging, exhausting, and chaotic, but I LOVE MY KIDS SOOO MUCH. They make my life full of crazy joy.
A very generous friend gave us a toddler bed about six months ago.  Knowing Belle was on the way, I was not ready to let Bear move into a big boy bed yet, because I wanted to assure he would still take his nap after she was born.  We had been storing the bed in our garage with the promise that Bear would get it when he turned three.  He has been thrilled about the idea and it finally came to fruition for him.

 I made this rag quilt for his big boy bed and used some of Bondy and my old jeans in it.  I included the pockets so that Bear could store his "friends" in them.
 When I checked on him he was sleeping soundly with his "Hoppy" on his face.  Thirty minutes later he was asleep on the floor.  Hopefully he'll get the hang of not rolling out.
 Bear was an AMAZING potty trainer.  In fact, he potty trained himself before he was even two.  I have kept a diaper on him at night since he was still in a crib and couldn't take himself potty at night.  When his last diaper ran out, we put up his bed and celebrated with banana splits.
 Adding some marshmellows....
 Um, that IS a smile.