Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wordless(ish) Wednesday: Spaghetti Worms!

I've attempted to get Q to eat pasta about a gabillion times. Bowties, spirals, & regular spaghetti. Buttery garlic noodles, some with butternut squash sauce, some with regular ole spaghetti sauce. He won't eat any of them. The other night when I put the bowl of spaghetti in front of him he actually pushed it away like he was afraid of it. So we started being silly and acting like it was worms. He played with it, but still. Didn't eat any. Oh, two year olds. You sure are crazy little people, aren't you?

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A Little Trip to the Beach

This last weekend we took a trip to Deception Pass State park. I'm working on a post with more pictures, but here's a little sneak peak.

This isn't a super great photo or anything, but I love it. And it fits in with a photo challenge over at The Paper Mama right now so I'm linking up! Why not?

The Paper Mama Photo Challenge

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wordless(ish) Wednesday: 3rd Anniversary!

Three years ago today I married this sweet boy

He makes me giggle

He mostly pretends to listen when I'm blabbing

He understands how much I love cake and mostly trusts me not to bite his hand off

He's a good smoocher

And a good hugger

He doesn't mind that I'm a goof ball. At least, I don't think he does

He likes my crazy friends

Even when they tell a room full of people embarrassing stories about his new bride

I guess his friends are okay too

Let's not talk about crazy families ; )


 from your super cool wife 


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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wordless(ish) Wednesday: New Pool!

Sunday morning we went out to the store to get a pool for Q since it was supposed to be so nice out. It's pretty dang fancy. And even though the water was freezing, he had a ball.

Down you go!

Archer had fun chillin in the shade chatting and screeching

Hey! Who said you could get so big?! Please note the shovel which must come to bed with him every night now. 

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Friday, May 11, 2012

More Brother Sweetness

For all my squeeing at little girly dresses and striped tights, thing like my boys cuddling make me pretty damn happy to be the mama of two little boys.

Oh, plusalso? My husband saying stuff like "...then I wondered if they'd be each others best man at their weddings...". Um, sorry what now? I couldn't hear you over my heart exploding. As the girls* say, dead. Writing this from beyond.

*By girls I mean bloggers and such. I do believe my vernacular has changed a lot through reading so many blogs. It's much more strange to pick up words and phrases from people you don't know. Makes me feel a little like a strange stalkery weirdo type person.

Friday Five

Wahoo Friday! Yeah Baby! Love it! Can you tell I'm excited?! Well alright then!
Um. Anyway.

1. My hair is FINALLY mostly long enough to pull back. I say mostly because there's one wonky piece that's still too short, but I think will get in line if my hairs are wet. I am SO relieved if for no other reason than Archer is starting to get pretty grabby. I just love it when he gets my neck skin. He's lucky he's so damn adorable.

2. My nephew Devin turns 6 on Saturday, which just cannot even be possible. I do have to go to a Chucky Cheese though which is kind of a nightmare.

3. A couple of recent blog posts I've just loved. One from Emily @ Peck Life and this one from Mandy @ the Haps I'm not especially great at expressing myself (Which is why I won't try and explain why I enjoyed these posts) - but these gals are and I'm with them on so many points.

4.  Need last minute ideas for Mother's Day? I think Crappy Pictures has you covered

5. I'm not really going to say much about this whole Time Magazine cover controversy hoopla. I will just say I'm really sick of reading the back and forth about EVERY aspect of parenthood, and whether this or that is the right or wrong thing. Blech.

Happy Friday Dearies!

PS- There's not much time left, but if you want to donate some moolah to a great cause, some of my very favorite bloggers (including the two I listed above) are participating in the March of Dimes walk this weekend. Go give some money will ya? : )

Thursday, May 10, 2012


The other day pretty much the cutest thing in the history of the world happened. I was sitting on the couch and had been feeding Archer. Q was standing next to me playing with his new Mr. Potato Head. Archer is at that point where he's easily distracted when nursing. So he'd stopped nursing and was watching Q play. And he had just the BIGGEST smile on his face, and then just started laughing out of nowhere. SO ADORABLE. He was stretching his neck trying to keep his eyes on Q when he'd move, and laughed again. Just so sweet! You can just see how delighted Archer is by Q. And Q is pretty fond of him too.

Q likes to hold Archer's hand

Mom! Turn the flash off!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Talk Talk

I swear, everything out of his mouth is like a miracle to me! Like, omg, he put two words together! And it made sense! Call Mensa! He said mama fart! Wait. What now? No, mama most certainly did not. And does not. It's just so fun to hear him say something new almost everyday. So I will continue to shout it from the rooftops when he says something like "Green Hose" or "Play Train Mama!"

Sunday funday!

We finally had nice enough weather to get outside this last weekend. So Sunday afternoon I broke out the box of sidewalk chalk I'd been saving for Q.

He played with it for a little while, but mostly liked taking it out of the box and putting it back in. Or lining it up. Toddlers are weirdos.

Lining em up

What he really wanted to do was play with his new best friend, green hose. Seriously, it's quite the love affair. He learned how to say Green Hose last week and has been obsessed ever since. Getting in and out of the car when the garage door is open we just hear Green Hose! Green Hose! Green Hose! Shovel! Oh, yeah. He has his own shovels and he's a little obsessed with those too.

Diggin up random grass patch with dad. Notice orange shovel and green hose are present as well

The thing about the hose is that, for one it washes all the sunscreen off him. And secondly, it's freezing. So once we let him play in the water time outside is going to come to an end pretty quick. And you know what that means- Crazy ass toddler fits and histrionics like you've never seen (Well, unless you've had a 2 year old.) You'd think once he starts shivering he'd be willing to come inside. Nope. We've even try to get him out of the shower with less drama by slowing turning the water colder...and colder.. and ... He squeals with delight. Yeah.

Shawn finally agrees to turn on the hose. (He isn't trying to get me here, he's watering a plant. Which is good cause I'd end him)

Running away from dad and the hose. Notice Archie's outside set up. Um. Not sure where Archie actually is though. Bad mom. KIDDING! I was holding him. I think. Oh, also we just got a new lawn mower yesterday so the grass is no longer taller than my child.

Oh, and we also had our first ever skinned knee. He handled it like a champ. Well until the next day when I pointed it out to him again and then you'd think he was dying. ( I KNOW! Rookie Mom here) And I was not allowed to put a band aid on it.

Ended the day with a trip to the grocery store and a free cookie (The free cookie was shaped like a bunny, as big as my hand and covered in chocolate. Thanks Fred Meyer.)

half devoured

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