Friday, January 27, 2012

He's Gone To The Dark Side, I Fear...

I miss my sweet boy.  I think my worst fear that the other two evil children have brought my sweet baby to the dark side has been confirmed to me these past few weeks.  This is the view of my Kub all too often these days.  Add to the crying and whining, kicking, tantrums, slapping and hitting and making every mess imaginable and we for sure have one that's gone to the dark side.  *Sigh...

Photo A Day Challenge January 27, 2012

I forgot to take a picture of my lunch so here's Kenai's lunch I found in his room.  Apparently he was having too much fun to worry about a silly thing like lunch.

Photo A Day Challenge January 26, 2012


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!!!

Apparently, Joaquin is pretty hot stuff in these here parts.  I found out today by lucky chance (the communication at HS is awful!!) that Joaquin was on the front of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal for an article they did about Headstart.  He looks so cute!  He's on another picture that was in the paper as well.  Although the article isn't very positive it's still exciting to see one of your kids in print:)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cocoa and Cookies

Baily LOVES snow!  So she has been pretty disappointed in the lame Wisconsin Winter we've had so far.  When we FINALLY got our first snow she was so excited and was the first one out to play in it.  She loves getting all her snow gear on for school and every day when I pick her up all she has to talk about is what snow game she played that day.  On the way home from picking her up from school today she asked if she could play in the snow when we got home.  I said yes but that most of it was all melted.  (We are having super warm sunny days again this week).  She exclaimed "NO!  I hate the snow melting!"  She was quiet and serene the whole way home and when we pulled up I asked her what was wrong and she just said "I'm not ready for Spring.  I didn't even get to play in the snow that much."  Apparently that was what was on her mind the whole drive home.  So as soon as we got home she didn't even go inside- she went straight to work at playing in what little snow we have left.  Afterward she came in and promptly requested the necessary "after-playing-in-the-snow snack"... cocoa and cookies.  And who am I to turn down such an understandable request.  As you can see, she thoroughly enjoyed said snack and she's got quite the bit of hat hair going on.  

Here's to Winter not being over yet!!

Just a Boy and His Superheroes

Joaquin is all about superheroes right now.  His favorite cartoon to watch right now is The Avengers.  On his birthday cupcakes he got a set of small superhero toys and from Santa he got a big size version of Captain America and Thor.  Today I thought I'd capture his love for superheroes.  This was what he was busy with while I was doing dishes.  I love that he's got such a vivid imagination.  He's at such a fun age right now.  Oh how I love my Super Joaquin!!

Photo A Day Challenge January 25, 2012

Something I Made
Right now I REALLY don't like my body.  But I will always be grateful that it was able to make my 3 healthy babies.  This is my Bug, my Monkey Bread and my Kub fresh and clean after their baths tonight.  They are my proudest accomplishment!

Photo A Day Challenge January 24, 2012

Guilty Pleasure
That one was a no brainer.  Nectar of the gods...

Monday, January 23, 2012

Just Because...

Just because I love my babies and I love it when they have fun and play together and get along:)

Photo A Day Challenge

I found this cool thing to do on the link above.  I think it looks like fun.  I won't promise that I will do it every day but the days I do will be fun.  I will do pictures from my awesome new camera on the blog and from my phone on FB (different pics for each).  I'll also have a page on top of my blog so you can refer to the whole challenge as I go:)

So today's challenge is something old:
A copy of the greatest book ever- The Book of Mormon.  This copy may not be that old but this book was written thousands of years ago and is for our day!!

One-on-One Dates

On Saturday we planned to have our one-on-one dates with the kids.  This month it was Baily with me and Joaquin with Robert.  Kenai went to a sitter's.  I know that sounds bad but he is too young to know the difference and he already gets way more one-on-one time with us than the other two.  Maybe we'll work him into the mix in a few months.  Anyway it worked out perfectly that we planned on having these dates on this weekend since Monster Jam was this weekend as well.  So Joaquin and Robert were so excited all month to go see the Monster Trucks.  They had a blast!  I heard about all night longs.  Joaquin said his favorite was the truck named Ironman.  I think Robert loved it the most.  I'm so glad they had such a good time together and this will be something they'll remember for years to come.

For my date with Baily I gave her a few options like going to see Beauty and the Beast in 3D, going to the art museum or the Domes.  She chose none of those and instead chose somewhere I hate- the mall!  But it was her choice so I said ok and was determined to make it a fun day for her.  
First though we went to one of her favorite restaurant- Wendy's.  She could have gone anywhere and that's what she chose- lol.  At least she's easy.

After our lunch we headed over to Southridge mall.  We got pretzels first even though we only ate a few bites since we were still stuffed from lunch.  After that we went to Bath & Body works and I cashed in my giftcard and then some.  Let's just say I'm well stocked up for the year:)  After that we headed to her favorite store- the Disney Store.   I told her she could pick one thing to get and I had to approve it.  She had a hard time deciding between a Rapunzel musical jewelry box or Lotso bear.  As you can see, she chose Lotso.  He has not left her side since!  He really does smell like strawberries too.  After that we stopped and looked at a few more shops, she rode the little train and then we headed home.  We laughed, talked and just had  an awesome day.

I loved these one-on-one dates and look forward to having them each month this year!!

Girl's Night Out

On Friday I had a GNO (Girl's Night Out) planned for dinner at Texas Roadhouse.  I had planned it early on in the month in hopes that we would have a big group.  I ended up having 5 girls planning on coming out which I was excited about.  Well... snow ruined that. 
 One by one I kept getting calls, texts and FB messages that my "girls" were cancelling due to the snow storm.  I was bummed.  Especially since on Friday I had 6 kids at home all day to watch over and I was fried by the end of the day.  But gratefully one friend prevailed and we decided to still go even though it was just her and I.  I'm so glad we did.  It was actually pretty nice with just us- we got a lot of time to chat and get to know each other better.  I'm grateful for a husband who realizes I need these nights every once in a while and supports and even encourages me leaving the house for the night.  I lucked out with that man!  Thanks Shalise for the fun night and as always, thanks to my favorite restaurant ever- Texas Roadhouse.  The steak they gave me was heavenly, divine even:)

Friday, January 20, 2012

I'm Ba-aaack!!!

Guess who's back?
Back again?
Sarah's back.
Tell a friend...

So I got the internet again!  Yay!  There's no possible way I can catch up on all the parts of my life I've missed so I shall start fresh and my posterity and friends will just have to refer to my FB timeline to fill in the gaps.  Can't wait to get back into the blogging jig again:)

For my first "back to blogging post" I shall simply post some pictures of my adorable offspring.  These were taken after a very sweet FHE (we're making up for not having it on Monday) about doing the errands of the Lord taken from the First Presidency message in the January Friend magazine (link below).  We also watched the video "The Coat" (link below) from MormonMessages.  My kids loved it- they watched it like 4 times.  We all talked about times we've received service from someone and a special time we've given service to someone.  It was awesome- the Spirit was strong and I was a happy momma.  Afterward the kids had popsicles as their treat and, as you can see, they were happy kids!