Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Friday, January 26, 2007


I caught Colby trying to look at Shane to see what he was doing.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007


Today during Matthews class they had a cooking project again. His teacher really makes it fun with all kinds of interesting learning instead of just paperwork and book work all the time. Here is Matthew checking out the next steps in the recipe.

Leek Soup

Tuesday, January 23, 2007


Latest Flickr Upload

This is our latest upload to Flickr. I usually upload a few pictures of the kids every month along with funny or unusual pictures. I sometimes upload pictures I just happen to like even if they aren't the best. We've been busy with other new internet projects, so daily pictures haven't been happening.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Google Video

I stumbled across this Horse video on Google. This horse looks like a pretty good pet.

Click here----> Patches the Horse

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Jumping for Joy

Colby James
Okay so we got another jumping thing to add to our collection. It was a pain to put together. Ted was not impressed. After how much energy he saw they used jumping on it, he thought it was a good thing. Hey one more thing to take all that energy out on. Now that I believe it is official I can share Colby's good news. We are all Potty Trained! Yeah! Colby started this on his own a little after our November Disney Trip. He has been potty training for a while (Since before he was two) but for some reason after November he did great. I wasn't very consistant since he has had his potty sitting out since he was 18 months. After Christmas he has just done well on his own. He did it by himself and he hasn't had any relapses or accidents in a month or longer. 9I know that we will probably have some of these eventually) We just started taking him out in underwear THIS WEEK instead of putting him in pullups. I bought underwear in the beginning of December but he didn't really start wearing in until the middle of December. (Me again but his pullups were always dry) I am still in shock since he got this so much quicker than his brothers. Matthew and Shane were potty trained with number 1 for a long time until they got number two. Like it took them alot longer months and months later for the second step. We are SOOO proud of him.

Jumping is fun and it makes me tired hopefully

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Trooper Tuesday

Art for the day Well it should really be Super Trooper Tuesday. Thats what our neighbor calls Shane. I'm glad I have a SuperKid. We had so many places to be and so many things to do and I just got home. I think I'll have to do a better update tomorrow.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Beach time in January

Smile guys and look here
Please look at the camera
Riding on the boogie board
We got to enjoy the beach for a little bit this evening. The water was a little chilly but the kids had a blast anyways. These pictures were taken with our video camera. The digital camera I took out with us today is BROKEN. I'm not sure if it will work again, but its one of the ones we don't use as much. I got lots of video from today so eventually I'll make a clip for google.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Shrimp, books etc...

New Minnetonka Moccasins
I cheated and posted pictures I took last night after I already put the other pictures on the blog. I was too busy today doing stuff, and I wasn't home to get any pictures. As you can see these guys really like to get in costumes and pretend. Its a pain to pick up different outfits and help them change all the time, but they enjoy it so much. Right now I'm letting them keep a mounded up pile of outfits in their room. I have no better way of keeping them easy to get to. I'm trying to come up with a solution but I don't have any good ones yet. Oops forgot his hat earlier Matthew and I went out to look for some new clothes for him and then we got to go to the library by ourselves. He found a few books he wanted and I got the other guys a whole bunch I knew they would enjoy. Train books for Colby, and Cowboy and lots of Adventure books for Shane. I also picked up some bug books that have great pictures. This evening we went out to a nice seafood resturant on the water, and had a nice time. So I never got around to getting any pictures.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Where can I buy more time

Hmm interresting blog
Catching up on Blog reading

Third try and getting them both to look at the camera
Posing on Slide Platform

Shooting birds in a Air Force outfit
Trying to figure out what to do for Matthew's upcoming birthday in between 2 Boy Scout camping trips, a week long school trip, a moms retreat, and Ted's birthday, I need to get a little more time. If I had only thought ahead last weekend we could be having a party this weekend. We have a few plans but we will have to see what pans out. We just might be celebrating with friends in March (No kidding) In the meantime the second half of the school year is in FULL swing, and I am swinging. LOL! We just have alot of things coming up and we still have schoolwork to do, in between all of it. We've managed to fit in playdates and stay at home days too, so we are doing great. Today was a stay at home day, and some friends came over to play too. Ted picked the boys up some Putty for boys yesterday. Matthew came outside and freaked out our neighbors with his putty. They thought he was sick or something. Check out our Flickr pictures to see them playing with the putty.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Say Cheese!

We met some friends who treated us to Chucky Cheese and and endless amount of tokens to play games with. I don't think the kids realized that tokens cost money. After we got home I told them we really have to thank our friends today for the special treat at Chuckie Cheese.

Say Cheese

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Monday, January 08, 2007

Billy Bob Teeth

One of the only non Teeth Pictures
We haven't taken the time to upload his pictures but I finally did. Here is a link to Shane's latest Pictures. Most of them are self potraits. Click here for link!

Even though I didn't take any pictures today, I will provide you with some fun links

Online Pac man game

Centipede Online

Curious George Online stuff for little kids

I'll have some pictures up tomorrow.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Snappity Snap

Snap Dragons We let the kids play with these Snap Dragons snappers today. They had alot of fun. Everyone got to throw some, even me. Don't worry they are safe. I didn't let anyone put them near their month. Nor did we sell them singly.

Do not put in month

Friday, January 05, 2007

Cowboy Colby and Cowboy Reach

Yaaaa hoo Cowboy Sproket Just broke out of the range! We never have a dull moment around here. Today we had 6 kids running around the house playing all sorts of stuff. After it calmed down and it was just our kids, they played dress up.

Zorro the cowboy?

Cowboys playing Knights with Firestation in the background

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Ideas for Recycling

He looks better today

We took down our tree today. So its a little early for some people and late for those who take down all of their decorations on New Years Day. We had alot of candy canes from this year, that we managed to accumulate. What do you do with old candy canes? Save them for next years decorations for the tree? Recycle them? Eat them? How about give them to your cat for a special treat?

Ha Ha not even Sawyer gets this special treat

Oh Yum too bad this isn't catnip flavored

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Hair Today Gone Tomorrow

Hairodynamics it looks like Shane cut off a little bit more than I realized. Yesterday I just didn't notice. He did manage to cut some of his bangs, but it could be alot worse. I don't think most people would even notice. Today we didn't even realize at first because Colby was really sick this morning. I had a weird bit of a virus with a really strong major headache last night that lasted a couple of hours. It hurt so bad my stomach felt sick too. So back to Colby and his morning. He woke up and did his normal potty thing and then he climbed in bed with us (Which is a little weird) Then after we all got up he started screaming his head off (Which is very normal) I happened to think maybe I should ask him if something was wrong. His lips were gray or some weird color combination but not what they should have been. When Matthew or Shane's lips get like that its usually a throw up virus. He then told me his mouth was hot, and then said I have to go to the bathroom. We put him on the toilet and I told Ted wow he is really sick. He never did use the toilet. He cried I need medicine and held his Nemo blanket to his mouth. (Which still hurt) We put a pallet down in the bathroom because I knew he would eventually need to throw up or something. Well he laid on the floor of the bathroom for awhile and his eyes were weird and he was extremely tired. We started asking him questions, like what did you eat. Even though he looked weird he answered all of our questions normally. We finally put him in our bedroom on the floor (I thought this would be a big THROW UP MESS mistake) He slept for an hour and then woke up very hungry and kept asking for food all day. We fed him (Me all the time thinking he was going to throw it all up) He looks really sick now (No white lips anymore but he is pale and his eyes are puffy and sicky looking) If this is how he takes a throw up virus (I'll take it) Even though I was really scared this morning thinking something other than a virus. Matthew gets sick like this and has one episode of throw up and maybe a few bathroom times and then he is done, Shane on the other hand is sick two days, and then better then sick again until almost a week has gone by. Then it takes him a few days (last time 2 weeks) to bounce back (Which I should be thankful for since he is always NON STOP) Hopefully Colby will be the one and only to get this weird sickness besides me. So all the people we played with and saw over the past few days (Even Yesterday) I guess Colby might have passed germs on to you all.

Shears to you

Monday, January 01, 2007

Disco Fever

This morning I found big clumps of BROWN hair in the bathroom trash can. Someone gave them self a haircut this morning. At first I thought it might be Sawyer hair but there was too much. Then I found a spiky part on the back of Shane's head. Luckily you can't see his haircut you can just feel it.Shane somehow has picked up some kind of Dance Addiction. He is constantly moving, dancing and wiggling. Every times he hears any type of music or beat going on he turns into a dancing freak. Last night we went over to a friends house and he had a blast dancing to music. They have a BIG disco ball and it was hilarious to watch them all dancing. Matthew got the same disco ball for Christmas but his is much smaller. They got the disco ball and the black light out tonight and had a mini dance party, until laughing at each other with the black light won out.

Yellow Teeth my favorite

Look we are all covered in dust