Wednesday, July 6, 2011

This 'n That

Oops. It's been a month since I last blogged. My bad!!

We haven't been up to much lately, just the daily grind of life! We're staying busy playing in the sun, swimming in the kiddie pool in the backyard, going to parks, and hanging out! Here's some random pics of what we've been doing:

Lily has been into picking out Jameson's clothes lately. She will lay them on the floor of his room just like this, complete with socks and shoes! It looks as though the rapture happened!

My handy husband always has some crazy ideas. And this was one of them! He was tired of spending money on flowers every spring, so he decided to build a greenhouse! I'll admit, I totally made fun of him for this! I'm such a mean wife! But, he has proved me wrong! He planted the teeny, tiny seeds in egg cartons in March (which he now realizes was too late) and kept grow lights on them in the garage until it was warm enough to put them in the greenhouse outside! Crazy!

Here is his little set up. And the wooden shelf in the corner was filled with trays of plants, but he had already transplanted them into pots before I took this picture.

The pots on the ground in the picture are beans! AJ had fans set on timers and everything going on in this greenhouse. I was impressed. And the pots of flowers and veggies are even bigger now! I'll have to update with pictures of them soon!

I just loved Jameson's outfit that I had to take his picture! He isn't thrilled with the flip flops, but he'll still wear them!
Lily was waiting for Jameson to wake up from his nap and she ended up falling asleep on the floor! This is a rarity around here!
This picture melts my heart!! I was inside and when I looked out the window Lily was loving on Charlie. I had to try and take the picture without them knowing because once the dog saw me he would've ran over to me-which is why that silly bike is in the picture! Oh well. Isn't it so sweet? Charlie is a great dog with the kids. He'll be 9 this Christmas!
And a GIANT dog! A couple from our church started this little summer "game" of dropping off the dog on a door step with a riddle. We woke up one morning to find it on OUR doorstep! Freaked me out. The kids had a blast with it for a couple of days until we took it to someone else's house late at night. :)
I love matching outfits! I figure I can get away with this now until Lily realizes it's not cool to dress like her brother :) But aren't they cute? This was before church one morning. You can see that Jameson is saying "cheese" in the picture!
Jameson is into EVERYTHING!! It must be a boy thing because Lily was not like that at all! We were getting ready to go to my in-laws for dinner one night and I was with Lily helping her do something. I walk into the kitchen and find Jameson had pulled down some leftover berry pie I was going to take to dinner and he had a giant chunk of pie in his hand that he was munching on! I go in there and before I say anything he looks at me and says, "Num!" HA! I just had to laugh and grab my camera! I was amazed he could reach the counter where the pie plate was at and carefully pull it onto the floor and just peel back the foil a little bit to get into that pie! I definitely have to know where he is at all times!
Love these two! My mom had bought a Groupon a while back to Picture People to get like 100 pictures or something for super cheap! So we went a couple of weeks ago and it was not easy getting a good photo! Jameson is at that age where he just wants to run or walk everywhere. I mean, what almost 20 month old wants to sit still and smile for a stranger?! I don't blame him for not cooperating. And then Lily has this really cheesy, fake smile in most of the pictures! This was the only picture with a true smile! And when we walk into the studio room, they have props everywhere like little chairs, stuffed animals, a wagon, and BALLS. If you haven't been around my son much, you wouldn't know that he is OBSESSED with balls. Every time he sees a ball or something that resembles a ball he screams at the top of his lungs while pointing at it and says "BAAALL!" So when he walked into this studio he sees 3 different balls. I said out loud, "Looks like we'll be having a ball in our picture today!" I wasn't planning on that, but you gotta go with the flow. So, the picture above is the best we got. At least they look happy and you can only see a little bit of the ball Jameson is holding! : )

Well, that's the latest news with our family. We did just get back on the 4th from spending a week in Eagle Crest with AJ's side of the family. Did I bring my camera with me? Nope! I was so mad!! :( I took a few pictures with AJ's cell phone so one of these days I'll put those on here. But we had an amazing time relaxing, swimming every day, AJ playing golf with his dad and brother-in-law a few times, Andrea and I riding along in the golf carts one day with the boys, shopping, eating delicious food that I didn't have to cook, playing games, and having fun! And my updated living room is almost complete! Just need a few last minute touches and I'll do the reveal :)


Family of 5 said...

L.O.V.E. the picture of LIly with Charlie! So sweet! What great pictures! Your kids have so much fun!! I love that LIly lays out J's clothes too! hehe!