Friday, April 17, 2015

The love of Jesus!

Isaac and I were just going about our usual routines yesterday.  I was cleaning up the dining room table and he was playing in the living room. He and I were having a conversation and I said to him, "Never forget that Mommy loves you and that Jesus loves you!"  Isaac says to me, "I could never forget that Jesus loves me.  He tells me every night!"

I hope that is always true!  I love Jesus and I sure love this family I have been blessed with!  I'm so thankful I get to have days where I can be with my boys all day.  I love these moments where I am forever blessed by them!

Sunday, April 5, 2015


We had fun dyeing Easter eggs! 

We painted a few

and broke one
Here are the masterpieces

The boys had a scavenger hunt to find their Easter baskets on Easter morning.

There were still a little sleepy when they started the hunt

Reading the first clue

Looking for the next clue

We had a great morning at church and enjoyed some steaks on the grill tonight!    What a great day celebrating our risen savior!!

April Fool's Day

Brodie was so excited for April Fool's Day, so it was a little harder to fool the boys this year.

He was concerned I was going to put jello in his juice glass again.  But, instead I froze their breakfast cereal.  They thought the cereal looked a little funny, so they figured it out before they tried to eat it with a spoon.

Everything looks pretty normal...

But, the spoon couldn't get any cereal

Ravioloi for lunch (really peanut butter and jelly mini sandwiches)
The "peanut butter and jelly sandwich" was slices of pound cake with brown and purple frosting in the middle

I had to work that day, so I didn't have much planned after Brodie got home from school, but I did have one final trick.  We were downstairs watching TV after dinner and I asked Brodie to go upstairs and bring down the pan of brownies.  He loves brownies.
This is what he found.  
He said, "Mom there's only a pan of letters up here."  When he figured out it was a pan of brown E's, he thought it was pretty funny.  I did have a real pan of brownies for us to eat.

I will have to start planning soon for next year :)

Monday, March 23, 2015


It's beginning to look a little like spring.  Here are a few of the clues I've seen.

The boys have had been able to play outside!

Brodie had a friend over that likes football as much as he does.

Waiting to catch the football

They played football all afternoon!

Isaac had fun playing with them

We went to the spring penny carnival for school.
Isaac got some cotton candy

He also played some hungry, hungry hippo

It was a lot of fun!

Brodie in a water gun competition

Isaac lassoing a "bull"

Ahh...March Madness!  We all filled out brackets and the winner will get a big trophy :)

OK maybe the trophy isn't so big :)

The boys making their picks

Isaac kept saying, "oh..this is a tough one..."

Brodie trying to decide who's going to win it all
We went for a few hikes up the Monument!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

St. Patrick's Day

Even though we weren't quite as prepared this year, we had a great St. Patrick's day.   The boys made their leprechaun traps the night before St. Patrick's day. 

Checking out the supplies


Brodie's final product.  The cage on top drops down when the gold at the bottom is removed

Isaac's final trap

I had such good ideas for the leprechaun.  Unfortunately, I didn't execute them well enough.  Brodie came out of his room Tuesday morning crying.  He said he had seen the leprechaun's hand and it wasn't small.  It was a big hand and it took his gold.  He said it was very scary.  Apparently, he saw his mother's hand as she was hiding behind the foot of his bed.  Well, I had to tell him I was pretending to be the leprechaun.  He actually took the news better than I could have hoped.  He's done a great job with Isaac.  He just wants to make sure that I will act like the leprechaun again next year.

Eating green pancakes

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That naughty leprechaun

Brodie checking out Isaac's trap

The leprechaun turned Isaac's hair green

and he turned the milk green

Isaac said the milk tasted like a leprechaun
 All in all it was a pretty great day!