Friday, June 29, 2012


It's Friday again... So that means it's time for me to share what's been going on this week through the eyes of my iPhone.

Sunday nap time for my boys

Day 24: laying around the house... That's what this sweet cat does best!

Both Addy & Alex were sick all this week. On Monday I brought them both to the doctor. Alex's nose started bleeding on the way & he smeared it all over his face. Luckily, I thought to grab a whole bag of baby wipes before leaving the house, just in case... Good thing I did because the backseat of my car looked like a crime scene!

Addy had a 103.4 fever when we got to the doctor's office.
She obviously wasn't feeling very well.

Day 26: Joy... These 2 little people bring me so much joy! And sometimes they even bring each other joy, lol! Like when they're snuggling up in bed watching cartoons.

The kids were starting to feel a little better on Wednesday so we decided to make paper plate masks. Alex the Lion says Grrrr.

Addy the elephant

Day 27: the letter K... Thursday morning Alex told me, "Let's go outside Mommy & practice writing our letters." So we did. Here's a K, L, A & E that he wrote.

And his name!

Nick scraped his elbow & asked me to get him a band-aid. So Addy ran & got her doctor's kit & fixed Daddy right up!

Daddy didn't think his injury was bad enough to need a sling, so Alex offered to wear it.

And while the doctor kit was out, Doctor Daddy had to give Bailey his daily check up!

Nurse Addy assisted in giving Bailey his shots.

Today, the kids are really starting to feel better. Addy has actually been awake & out of her bed for the whole day! (First day all week that she hasn't taken a nap!) So I thought it would be fun to paint using some of her new art supplies that she got for her birthday.

Painting an apple tree

Alex said this is a painting of Clay at the playground! He misses his friend :(

Addy & Alex's beautiful masterpieces

And Addy & I worked on this one together.

I'm so glad the kids are finally starting to feel better. Hopefully next week we'll be able to get out of the house again!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Father's Day

This post is a little late, but better late than never! So Happy Belated Father's Day to my amazing husband! Nick is an incredible father to Addy, Alex and Maryse. We are all blessed to have him in our lives. I couldn't ask for a better man to be their dad.

Nick loves cool bracelets, so for Father's Day I ordered him a Survival Strap. It's made of a super strong military issue paracord that can be unraveled & used in case of an emergency. I'm pretty sure that Nick will never be in a situation where he'll actually have to use it, but I thought it was pretty cool anyway! (And I ordered it in red & black, Verizon colors!!)
I saw this questionaire on Pinterest & thought it was a really cute Father's Day idea. So I made up a similar one & had the kids answer some questions about their daddy, PopPop & Granddaddy. (Their answers are in red.)

I also saw this really cute idea on Pinterest, a back massage shirt. You trace a roadway on the back of a white t shirt & then the kids can drive Hot Wheels on the road & it is supposed to massage Nick's back. Click here to see how easy it is to make. I think it turned out really cute! They haven't gotten a chance to try it out just yet, but I'm sure they will soon!


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Happy 6th Birthday Addy!!

On June 15th, Addy turned 6 years old! That's so crazy!!! How can my sweet little girl be that old already??

Since Addy's birthday was on Friday & we were heading to Florida on Sunday, Nick & I decided to just have her a family party at the beach this year.

Happy Birthday to Addy!

opening presents

Mommy & the birthday girl

Since Nick was in training on Addy's actual birthday & because there was ABSOLUTELY NO WAY that we could fit anything else in the car on the way to Florida, Addy opened her birthday presents from us the following Saturday after we got home.

Birthday presents from Mom & Dad

opening her presents

Opening games, art supplies & an ant farm, which she specifically requested. (I have to send off for the ants which Addy was not too happy about. So she went in the backyard & tried to catch ants, lol! Needless to say, she wasn't able to catch any but hopefully in just a couple of weeks we'll have a bustling little ant community.)

Animal puppets for every letter of the alphabet!

A is for Alligator

And of course, Addy & Alex have opened just about everything that Addy got for her birthday & have been busy playing with all her new toys!

The kids playing in the ladybug tent that Aunt Kelci & Uncle Jeff got for Addy. Thank you guys, they love it!

How low can you go??? Playing Limbo

Scatterpillar Scramble

 And I'm sure Addy will be creating some great artwork soon with all her new art supplies! I can't wait to see what she makes!

Friday, June 22, 2012


It's that time again....Insta-Friday!

This week we spent most of our time at the beach. I didn't take a lot of pictures on my phone this week. But I did take a lot on my camera & I will be sorting through them & writing a post. So be on the lookout for that post soon. But until then, here's a little peek into our week & our Florida vacation...

Someone needed a haircut before going to the beach. He REALLY REALLY REALLY did not want to get a haircut. I had to sit in the chair & hold him. Even had to hold his head still. The stylist ran the clippers over his head 2 times & he said "Stop. I want to sit in the chair." And then he sat there the rest of the time & let her cut his hair.

Saturday afternoon, we went swimming at Wayne & Tracey's house. Addy pretended to be a puppy dog on the way there!

Alex did too!

We left for Florida at 5 am on Sunday morning. This is me along the way. No makeup & watching One Tree Hill on my phone.

First day at the beach. This may have been the only day that Addy played in the water. After that, she mostly just played in the sand.

Peyton burying Alex's feet in the sand.

Baby Charlie


Cousins eating some FunDip


Me & Nick

Me & Hannah



Addy ready to go snorkeling



making a sandcastle


digging in the sand


Addy splashing in the water

Headed home. When did he get so big???

Laying in bed with Pablo, Uniqua, Brobee, Diego & Mr. Dinosaur.  I think someone was glad to be home!

And there you have it... Our week through the lens of my iPhone. And like I said, that's just a sneak peek of our Florida vacation. Just wait til you see the rest of the pictures!