Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
My parents laughed at me for being so excited over this little beauty, but I found it at TJ MAXX for a heck of a deal...$6.99. Now I love to make tassels, but it is not a cheap hobby.I could not make a tassel for that. Atleast not one with this much fluff. I am working on one for my Mom right now, and the topper alone was $5.
Okay, enough about my tassel. Now that we are back home I have much m0re important things to worry about. Like why did Connor feel the need to dump a whole bottle of body wash in the tub? They could fart and it would make a crazy amount of bubbles. I had to keep rinsing the tub out for an hour to get all those bubbles down the drain. I took this picture of Walker still enjoying the bubbles after Connor was already out of the tub. Keep in mind he is in about 4 inches of water, and the rest bubbles. Boys.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
We went back to the Dinosaur Museum that Walker was so afraid of in November. He loved it this time. He knew what to expect, so was not so scared. Connor really enjoyed the sand display they had and loved digging for fossils.
The condos we stayed at had an indoor pool and waterslides, so we spent a lot of time in the pool. Walker loved riding on Lon's back and pretending Lon was a dolphin. They are getting increasingly brave around the water. Connor really enjoyed jumping in the water "by myself", Mr. Independant.
We also went to Rainforest Adventure. This was a lot of fun since the boys love animals so much. They had a huge number of reptiles on display, but they also had a pretty good outdoor area with kangaroos, emus, goats, and sheep.
Dixie Stampede was one of the highlights for me. It was a little pricey, but Walker was really in his element. He cheered and jumped around like a little mad man. Connor was not so sure about all the country music. As you can see he plugged his ears quite a bit. The food was great, and while that apple turnover at the end of the meal was definitely NOT on my Weight Watchers plan, it was incredible, YUM!
We had some of our good friends come and visit one evening. Their little girls are really close to the boys in age, and they always have so much fun together. Walker was asleep when they got there, so Addi decided to wake him up by jumping on the bed. It worked! Walker and Addi also love to wrestle. This was the first time Hub (Addi's dad) had seen this and he could not stop laughing at how Addi held her own with Walker.
If you made it all the way through this post you deserve a gold star. I know it was long and there were TONS of pictures, but I had such a fun week I wanted to share the highlights with you. I hope you had a fantastic week, and I can't wait to start catching up on all the blog reading I missed last week.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Exercise this week has been swimming and chasing after the boys. No formal regimine.
Since we live close to the beach, we brought them to Pigeon Forge, TN for a few days. We have had a great time and the boys have loved every minute of having Nonnie and Poppy's (my parents) undivided attention. They have had a blast and it has been a nice break. I will try to get some more pictures up tonight, and I hope all my WW buddies had a great week. I will catch up with everyone later!
Friday, April 17, 2009
I have also decided that I am gonna paint the cement slab floor, and possibly do a diamond pattern on it, but that will have to wait. For now this is where we are on the patio. By the way, the budget is still @ $99 since the rug was free! If you want an exact budget breakdown you can go to this post for the details.
I am getting ready to go to the river for the night. We are gonna leave for family vacation on Sunday morning, but the boys wanted to spend some time at the river with Nana and Jerry first. I will post more later, but hope you all have a great weekend!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
I can't wait to hear from all my WW buddies. I hope you had a great week as well!
Monday, April 13, 2009
I have this area off the back of the house that seems to be a "catch all" of sorts. It is right outside the garage and I do all of my yardwork there. Lon pulls his grill there (instead of the deck) when it is raining, etc. To make a long story short, it is a HOT MESS all the time and I wanted to change that. A couple of weeks ago we were out there with the boys playing and it occured to me that it would be the perfect spot for a patio. Hello brain, where have you been? (Connor is crying in the before pic because he is so embarressed that I am even showing you this!)
I was obviously walking around in a fog not thinking of this before, but I am now awake and all cylinders are firing. Here we have it...
I am gonna get an outdoor rug, but that is probably about all that I am gonna change. So for the details...
The cushions are made, by me, from an outdoor table cloth from Target. It was $15 and I still have a lot of the fabric left. I stuffed them with some old pillows. I still may make seat cushions, but I'm not sure yet.
That bicycle was my mother-in-law's when she was little. I found it hanging in the barn at the farm and laid claim to it. Don't know why, but I loved that little thing. I simply sprayed it off with a hose and had it hung up.
These wicker sofas were purchased on Craigslist for $75 for both of them. They are very sturdy and all of the other outdoor furniture I looked at started at $150 and went up. No way Jose', not in the budget. So I got these and spray painted them red with the cheap spray paint from Wal-Mart. These vintage signs were from my mother in law. She has been buying all the vintage signs she can find for her house at the river. We found 25 signs on Craigslist for $100. She gave me these.
Don't you just love it when a plan comes together? So here is the final rundown...
Wicker loveseats $75, red spray paint $4 (3 cans @ $1.25 each),palm tree $5.00, cushions for chairs $15 for the fabric, and everything else I already had or was free. That makes a patio re-do for $99. YIPPEE!!
I'll post again when I put my rug out there or make more changes. Any thoughts so far?
Sunday, April 12, 2009
3. Walker loves the jokes on popsicle sticks. I think he eats them just so he can get told the corny joke when he's done.
4. Hunting Easter eggs 5 times this week. Yes I said 5 times.
6. A fun day at the river.
7. Walker FINALLY catching some chickens on his own. He is so very proud of this accomplishment.
8. Both boys staying in "big church" instead of the nursery and being very good.
9. Spending a day shopping with Mama and the boys.
Walker questioned his pants, but Con either ignored him or just knew how cute he looked! HA!
I hope you had a fantastic week too!
Saturday, April 11, 2009
I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend with all the wonderful things that entails!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
(Oatmeal and coffee, all in one)
3/4 cup old-fashioned oats (quick oats work too)
2 teaspoons instant coffee
3 teaspoons Splenda
1/4 cup skim milk
1/2 cup water
Monday, April 6, 2009
This is how it looked:
Here is how it looks now...
And because I know some of you will ask, I got this massive picture frame from Peebles for less than $20. It had originally been $60 and was reduced to $30, but had a coulple scratches so they took even more off. Now I just need to add my own picture to it.
What do you think now? Better or worse?
Sunday, April 5, 2009
2. Lon teaching the boys how to take pictures. They are using a little digital camera I used to use, and they ALWAYS come out with their fingers in them.
3. Having a Beaufort Boil for supper. YUM!!
4. Connor and his crazy self wearing his Handy Manny goggles, and my bicycle helmet.
5. Hunting for Easter eggs at Mama's.
6. Walker telling the man at the tire store that "Mommy's car is pooped out." We thought our brakes were messing up on the Armada.
7. Playing outside, in the rain, just because we could.
8. A Wisteria bush that I did not even know I had is blooming, and it is beautiful. (This is our first spring in our house, so new things are blooming all over the place.) 9. Toni came over and brought the kids. They had a blast, and we even moved the rollercoaster outside for its maiden voyage.
10. Walker and Connor enjoying their Dollar Tree surprises to the fullest. A Whoopie Cusion, and a 3-D dinosaur book that included some cool 3-D glasses. Best spent $2 that I can remember.
I'll leave you with one of my favorite shots from "Onnor" (as she calls him) and Mary Grace's driving adventure...
Hope you had a great week!
Friday, April 3, 2009
This so this morning I thought I would capture a few shots of the streak (with his diaper on)in action. Here is Daddy stealing some sugar before he leaves for work.
And this is the little man "hiding" in his Diego storage tote.
Now if I can just get some clothes on him without this reaction...
And for those of you wondering what Walker is up to, he is just enjoying his new movie that Nonnie and Pop sent him "Home on the Range", and telling me to "get away" when I try to take a pic of him. That is definitely a "Talkin' to the hand" picture. I will be working on some long overdue projects later this weekend, and I'll keep you posted on the progress! Hope you have a great weekend!