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What the heck have we been up to?? Well, a little crawling, a little sledding and a LOT of dancing courtesy of Noah.

Ray crawls!!!!


Noah and his sweet dance moves (watch out Uncle Ian!!). In case you’re wondering, that dead looking set of legs coming out of the middle of the red couch behind Noah is just Liam – passed out napping.

you’re welcome :)


Well, I figured it was about time to move on from the depressing posts I’ve been up to lately and post something fun. I’ve been doing a lot of projects that I can’t post here because they are a surprise for someone …. anyway, today we did valentines.

I’ve been looking all over pinterest for good, fun ideas to make for my boys to give out at school. I really love this. Every year I love this. I may not be a “room mom” or be on the PTA but I make valentines for the boys’ classes and really get into it. I usually like having a picture of the boys on the valentine and this year was no exception. Here are the raw cards …

I will have to take apicture after they have stuff on them. Liam’s will have a bracelet he’s giving out to all the girls around his hands and Noah’s will have either glow stix or pixie sticks as his light saber. can’t wait.

I love the outtakes too. I just set up a white sheet in our front room and snapped these shots. Liam wanted to dress up (but didn’t need to) and Noah found his Halloween outfit and came dressed and ready  for pictures. Here are the outtakes:

Liam dressed in totally random dress ups.

I asked Noah to smile and he said, “I can’t, Luke doesn’t really smile that much” …. so many of the pictures are very serious.

But I got this one smiling :)

This is actually my favorite one. I made another valentine with this picture, but didn’t show the finished product yet, I will later. My Noah … he is so intense.

OK, so then Liam saw that noah was really getting into it and giving it his all and Liam wanted to also. It is so funny to see Liam “performing”, he is so much like Daniel and so NOT a performer. So when he willingly puts himself out there and performs, I am always surprised and delighted (I feel the same way when Daniel performs … it is delightful). Anyway, it is like a tiny window into Liam’s quiet and brooding eyes. He has so much hidden and every once in a while, it busts out and this time, I had a camera handy.

He’s not even looking at the camera. He is just engrossed in becoming a real Jedi here.

Happy Valentine’s Day early!


I just did 7 loads of laundry. no lie. You’d think I deserved 7 loads of laundry if I had neglected it for about a week, right? Well, guess what? I did laundry about 4 days ago. And I know for a fact that it’s not me who is a major contributor to the ridiculous pile of dirty clothes because I have barely enough underwear my size these days to get me through a week and as I folded my 7 pairs of pants I realized something else – all of my pants are either pajamas or stretchy pants. sad. wait, I do have one pair of large sized jeans. yeah. I save those for date night :)

A few days ago we got some money we weren’t counting on and so Daniel asked if I wanted to use some of it to get myself something and of course I jumped at that! Heck yes I want to buy stuff …. let’s see, what do I want first?! …. hmmm, what do I need? … what would I use the most?? ….. yeah, I think you know what I got. I went to Target and bought a matching set of jammies and some yoga pants to workout in. I also snagged a few pairs of short socks to workout in. And that’s where I am right now. That pile of stretchy clothes are a symbol of my life these days.

I clean stuff, wash stuff, make food for small people, drive kids to school and back, make dinner and if I’m lucky, I get to go potty before noon. The things I do for myself are very rarely things I really want to do. For instance, I usually spend my “alone time” away from the house doing food shopping after Daniel gets home from work. I also work my butt off trying to plan everyone’s schedule just perfectly, feed everyone, dress everyone in major snow clothes, warm up the car, bring snacks, more food and get out the door so I can …. work out at the gym. Yup. My reward for all that preparation is to go and sweat it out at the gym to get my body back from this flabby, fat mess that child bearing has done to me. Most people have a hard time fitting the gym into their schedule and find it hard to be motivated to get there .. imagine how hard I have to want to get to the gym to not only fit it into MY schedule but try and plan it into the lives of 3 other individuals who are trying to sabotage my plans constantly??

OK, enough about me, cuz that stuff is usually sad these days. Man, January and February are doing a serious number on me. In other news: Ray is crawling!!! It’s more like scooting, but he does it and gets around enough that I had to bring the gate up from downstairs and put it into use!! More videos on that next time. Gotta go pick up Noah, leisure time is up.