Monday, June 27, 2011

Happy Father's Day! Love, Greta

Here is a questionnaire I had Greta complete about her Daddy:

My daddy's name is: Quick Lock

He is: 77940 Rocky River Rd. years old

He is: (arms spread apart about 6 inches) tall and weighs: 67 pounds

His favorite food is: sour cream and brussel sprouts and french fries, hamburgers, tea, 697 and chips and strawberries and carrots.

My daddy is really good at: spankings, at work, driving the car when we go to church, eating a lot.

He loves his friends: Joey, Meghann's husband, Taylor, Jackie's wife.

My favorite thing(s) to do with my dad is: watering the garden and lawnmowering and going to Lowes and getting the bench all fixed up.

What I love most about my daddy is: hugging him and saying bye bye to him when he goes to work.

It makes Dad happy when: he doesn't give us spankings.



Dear Daddy, I hope you have a nice day at work and I want to make a picture for you.

Love, Greta

Friday, February 25, 2011

My 3 Beautiful Kids

I got a new camera and my kids will be my sole subjects for the next ummm...16 years. Okay, I may throw in pictures every now and then of something I can find better than them, but no promises. :)
Only Greta...


Always messy-faced, but who notices that with his pretty blue eyes?


Shy boy face. He gives me this look every Sunday when I pick him up from the nursery. He sighs deeply and says breathly, "Mommy. Mommy." Makes me feel like a million bucks.



Sweet girl and little mother in training. She takes a baby, diaper bag and stroller everywhere we go. She also insists on wearing that fur shawl everywhere we go.


Teaching Wilbur how to pedal. Oh yeah, the pink gloves are part of the outfit. She wears those too.


Will loves to destroy. In this case...a leaf.


"Take my picture, Mom."- Greta



You read the title right. I said 3 beautiful kids. Here's the 3rd....


Due August 3rd. We could find out next week whether this one will be a fur wearing diva or a sweet little destructive tornado but we are keeping this one a surprise. Yes, we are those people.
Well, at least this time around. :)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Will's Happy Birthday Party

Will turned 2 yesterday and we had some close friends over to celebrate. We invited just playdate buddies which made for a cheap and easy party which we as the parents actually got to enjoy also!

I have to admit, October snuck up on me quickly. I was and had actually attempted to send out e-vites, but at the last second decided to whip up something creative instead. Mind you, I'm not dogging e-vites, I love them and use them (although now I use pingg.com; much user friendly for me) but c'mon people what kind of mom can't make 3 stinking invitations? So, I hopped over to my friend Sarah's blog, Create Studio for a refresher of a construction party she threw for her little guy. Using her simple and FREE idea of using cardboard and duct tape to construct them together, I was very happy with the result. I even used painter's tape and tool stickers I had from scrapbooking years ago.

The invitation read:

CAUTION:
Will is Turning 2!
A birthday party is under construction and will be held Friday, October 15th at 6:00 p.m. Please join us for dirt cake and spontaneous bouts of singing the Bob the Builder theme song. We hope you can make it!
RSVP: General Contractor (Natalie)

Here was the front. I wrote the name in white paint pen since all I had was black duct tape.

Adam and the kids had fun by decorating with caution tape all over the front of the house and trees in the front yard. Made me a little nervous of what the neighbors might think about us...or what they think might have happened to us...;)
My mom gave me some money for Will's gift to with strict instructions to get him anything construction since he seems to be into that now. The dump truck was the perfect thing to get and put part of the dirt cake in. I layered it with saran wrap for a quick clean up so Will could get to driving his new "dig dig" once it was gone.


The kids loved the cake and had fun finding the worms I put in it.


These are the Hasty boys, Seth and Jake (with their mom and sister, Meghann and Aubrey, in the back :). Meghann is my good friend and neighbor who lives a mile down the road so we get together with these guys a lot!


I think every picture I have of Audrey, she is pushing a stroller around my house. She is quite the girly girl with all her baby dolls and hair accessories!

Baby Aubrey, the youngest at the party.


While talking out the party ahead of time with Bridge, she suggested making cars out of cardboard boxes. I took it one step further and made "diggers" that the kids could race with. Here is Will modeling the backhoe. It even had a front end loader that swiveled using brads, but every thing else was used with boxes, hot glue, paper plates for wheels, black fabric for the straps and lots and lots of spray paint.


Will and Cohen who is modeling the dump truck.
The races were really the highlight for me of the party. It was so cute seeing the kids waddle their way as fast as they could to the "finish line" which was caution tape held up by two of the dads.



Greta and Eli, Cohen's big brother, our other great buddies.
FYI: If you ever happen to try to make these trucks, a word of warning that yellow does not do a good job to cover up hot pink diaper boxes. SO, I used black as a base coat and then yellow on top which resulted in kind of a neon green. All you do in this case is play with them as the sun is setting and then no one notices! :)


On your mark, get set, GO!


When it was present time and everyone went inside, the birthday boy decided to take a cruise on his bike. I think he wanted the whole "fashionably late" title and not look to eager.


My sweet, handsome boy.


Present time!


We got him a couple interactive construction books and he loved one so much he actually left the party to go read it by himself.


Sitting in the entry way for some peace and quiet. :)

The menfolk hanging out in the kitchen. Notice anything new?! We got our beautiful concrete counter top in the day before! It was perfect timing for this weekend!


Playing with his new farm toy from Eli and Cohen with their mommy, Holly, in the background.




He loves the CARS placemat and utensils! Thanks Aunt Bridge and Gretch!


Here's a picture of some roads I made, one for the table and one for the island. I just used black fabric as a table runner and dotted it with paper backed with double-sided tape. And of course, my Cabarrus county non-prize winning happy birthday banner in the background that you will see for many birthdays to come. :)


My buddy tuckered out at the end of the night. So, I guess you could say the party was a success!

video

Friday, October 15, 2010

Will's Birth Day

In honor of Will's birthday, I'm linking up to the blog post of the day he was born. Happy Birthday little boy! We love you so much!

http://adamandnat.blogspot.com/2008/10/wills-birthday.html

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

T-Ball Picture Day

This was the classic move of Greta while getting her picture taken with the rest of her team. The photographer had to take multiple shots and we ended up getting one with her actually sitting for 2 seconds. The rest of the time she was doing this.

Now, 4 weeks later, although at this age I would think most of the parents would say this about their own children, Greta gets the "Most Improved" in my book. From this first day pictured above, we had the small goal of just staying on the field. The next week was to just stand when out in the field. 3rd week was trying to field the ball, etc. In any case, now she hits, runs the bases (the correct way), hustles after the ball and is the highlight amongst other parents with her batting stance which is practically the splits. Now our next goal for her to work on is to be excited for the games and not have to practically drag her every time!

Saturday, October 09, 2010

The Princess and the Frog

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful princess.

And a handsome, yet frog prince.

Mommy told me if I kiss you, you'll turn into a real prince.



Greta: Why didn't you turn into a prince?
Will: Seriously, you have to warn me before you do stuff like that.



Greta: (continuing to kiss him on his back)
Will: Mommmmmmm!!!

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Lordy Lordy, Look Who's 32!

I'm such a good sister, I even made you breakfast in bed...

...3 years ago :)

Interesting facts about Bridgette:

-She won a talent competition at a teen pageant in Kenai. We were SO proud.
-She had a "magic bear" when I lost something and she would help me find it using her "magic bear."
-She married her first and only boyfriend.
And the best news of all....
-She's expecting #4!!
Happy Birthday Bridge!