Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Came home Saturday to find this little guy roaming the backyard. Luckily he's a good snake and we decided he can stay. We've been finding a lot of mouse holes lately and he's a good thing to have around. Sugar wasn't so sure about it though. But as it slithered away into the back of the yard, she barked and barked as if she was trying to convince it to stay!

Saturday, April 23, 2011


My sister came over Friday with her kids and we had a BBQ and colored eggs. Then of course we had an easter egg hunt.

Hayden and I had another hunt with Taryn and her kids on Saturday.... Hayden was more interested in all the toys there and even threw and egg off of a car so he could ride it! Sunday was relaxing, Paul's parents came down and surprised us when they popped up during church. We just ate lunch and hung out then they had to go home. I was planning a Ham dinner, but I had a headache all day so that didn't happen. It was a good day though.

Friday, April 22, 2011


The circus came to town! Since Paul was out of town, he said I should take Hayden. I didn't think it was worth the money, but since Hayden is 2 he was free, so it ended up being cheaper than I thought it would.

The best part of the whole show.... the lion and tigers!

The hula hoop girl

The trapeze lady

They had some other stuff too but these were the best acts! If I go to the circus again, I'm going to make sure its a bigger one, one with Elephants!! But Hayden had fun, so that's what counts!

Student of the Year ceremony

Wednesday was the Student of the Year ceremony. We looked at the program and saw that Nursing was like the 5th department to be awarded. That was nice because Hayden did not want to sit still, much less even be there. Before the thing even started I was wandering around with him. Yeah.... we left right after Paul received his award.

Paul and his teacher Thelma

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Poopy in the potty


sorry if its gross to you!

I haven't started potty training Hayden but ever since he saw Carsten going potty, he wants to try and go a few times a day. Either that or he just likes getting his diaper off so he can run around naked for a while... Well today after church Hayden wanted to go potty so I took him thinking he just sit there a minute and want down like he usually does. Well he sat there a minute and wanted his diaper on. I knew he needed to poop because at church he tried a few times with no luck. I told him to pretend the toilet was his diaper and to push hard and listen for a plop sound. So we sang a few songs and he had me leave for a while then I came back and sang a while longer. Pretty soon we heard a plop! And a few more plops!! Then a BIG plop! He even went potty too! After that big plop he said all done and had a HUGE smile on his face! After he was all cleaned up, we told daddy and daddy got him a treat! There was lots of "GOOD JOB's!!" and high fives! I was so proud of him!!!

Student of the Year!!

Paul's class voted him Student of the Year this year! They all had to write down a name of who they thought should be student of the year. They went to break and when they got back Paul's name was written on the board. He thought it was a joke and carried on for 10 minutes saying "ok really, who wrote my name up there?" He didn't believe it to the point that he said "if I really won this, I will shave my head." (Yeah that's what I said!) Turns out, it wasn't a joke. He had his appendix out last semester and works while going to school so I can stay home. I guess the class felt like he's worked pretty hard this year and deserves it (Paul is still saying yeah right to that!). He has worked hard this year! I'm really proud of him for all his hard work!!

well.... as hard as it was to bring the clippers to his head..... he did it, because "sometimes a man just has to be a man" as Paul put it.



And after..... (Hayden took this picture so sorry its all crazy.)
He wore it like this for about 2 days (with a hat on of course) then he shaved the Mohawk off. Sorry no picture of that. But Wednesday is the award ceremony thing where they give him the award and stuff so I'll post pictures of that ASAP!


It sure warmed up (except that one weekend!) and Hayden wasted no time getting outside to play. Good thing Sugar loves Hayden because this is what he does to her....

I planted the garden the first week of March. This is about 2 1/2 weeks later...


We took a drive one day and I couldn't miss the chance...

Saturday, April 16, 2011

hand prints up close

I forgot these in the other post and I hate when they are out of order so here you go....

some turned out cute....

some turned out like bear feet prints....

But Hayden had a lot of fun doing it! I helped him with about 10 of the blue ones and he did the rest all by himself! It was so much fun!

Hayden's Room...Done!

I have been wanting to repaint this room and make it into Hayden's room since my brother moved out last summer. I knew I wanted to do blue and brown but I didn't want to spend money on a wallpaper border or chair rail. I painted the ceiling and baseboards and primed the room and it sat that way for about a month until I figured out exactly what to do. Then I got it done in 3 days. So happy to be done with that project!

This is the before.... no offense to my sister, but this was horrible. It was a cute idea, but then it turned out like a 13 year olds room, not a girl in college's room. Also that lady that painted the faux finish didn't know what she was doing so it turned out terrible. It also had this purple wall paper border on the top with flowers and butterflies on it. It would have been cute if Hayden was a girl, but he's not so time for a change. (when my brother lived with us, he didn't care to paint it, so he lived in this room for about 2 years.)

We went to storytime at the Library last week and they had the kids to a finger paint hand print and I got the idea for the room! I didn't want to spend a lot of money on the room so this is what I did.... I used 1/2 can of the blue that was left from the bathroom and 1 gallon of this blue we bought for the bathroom but hated, and a little white. The color came out pretty close to the color of the bathroom. The tan is left from the other 2 bedrooms (we bought a 5 gallon bucket). I spent about $20 on the whole thing... tape, primer, and paint rollers.

Next up.... curtains and a quilt like the one from "Llama, Llama, Red Pajama." Hayden's been asking where his quilt is like "Jama's" So I guess I have to get on that. We don't really have any twin sized blankets anyway so it'll be fun.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

knit monsters

Over at Make it and Love it, she's had a guest poster who has been teaching us how to knit! Well today that guest poster is offering a giveaway! A book of patterns for her knit monsters!! So cute! head over to www.makeit-loveit.com to check it out!

Friday, April 8, 2011

The Woombie Swaddler

Do you follow Make it and Love it?? Ashley at Make it and Love it is having an awesome giveaway!! It is for baby items that are awesome! Check it out here: http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2011/04/woombie-swaddler-youre-going-to-love.html