Thursday, December 29, 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

The Family Room

I thought I would post a couple pictures of the family room since it has been truly clean for the first time since we moved in two months ago.  It's been fun putting all our old decorations back up in a new (to us) house.  Here it is!

Headed to Church

I enjoyed having Christmas on a Sunday.  To me, Christmas day always feels like a Sunday anyway and it's nice to attend Church on Christmas when we're supposed to be thinking of our Savior anyway.  Our sacrament meeting this Sunday was wonderful despite our boys best efforts to ruin it.  They looked so adorable in the outfits I threw together Christmas morning.  And yes, Taft needs some church shoes and Brigham's pants are way too short... one day I'll get to that...


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Cute Boys Moving In

I can't believe it's only been three weeks since we moved to Delware.  That's right, we moved to Delaware.  It's on the east coast, a couple hours north of Washington D.C. in case you are wondering.  I certainly had no clue where it was when Tyler was approached about the job.  Maryland?  Delaware?  Never heard of 'em.  Tyler is working in Maryland, but we live 15 minutes away in Delaware.  It's crazy how close together the states are over here!  The day we arrived it looked like these pictures below.  This is the view of our street from the front steps of our rental house.  Within a few days all the tree had changed colors and it had poured and snowed on us.  I was not ready for that but it was pretty cool!  Things have gotten warmer again and we are currently enjoying absolutely beautiful (though sometimes chilly) weather and gorgeous fall leaves.

I don't know how, but we didn't get a picture of the outside of our house.  I'll post some soon!

Moving in was tough with three little ones.  They were crazy and we were exhausted and frazzled!  I am happy to say that now each room of our house has no more than two unpacked boxes in it.  Yay!  We still have a lot of organizing to do.  I hope to get to some decorating as well, but it's been so much work to move across the country on our own, that I just don't care about decorating at the moment.  We'll see how long that lasts. 

Here are some pictures of the boys being silly outside on the steps.  By the way, that plunger has never been used.  Just though I'd throw that in there.

Showing his "owie"

Brigham introduces himself to everyone we cross paths with in public.  He will literally stop a shopper at Target and say "Hi, my name is Brigham.  I'm four years old!"  Every time. 

How could daddy put that face in time out?!


Here are the boys, all ready for the ward Trunk-or-Treat.  We actually ended up trick or treating inside the church building because it was cold and rainy!

Halloween Night:  The boys were soooo good.  This was the first year we did not have to fight little boys into their costumes.  They were very proud to be a monkey, chicken, and dragon.  Taft and Brigham were especially excited to trick or treat for candy.  Taft ran as fast as he could till his little body couldn't any more, and then he just wanted to eat each piece of candy as he received it.  Brigham wanted to lead the way and was upset whenever we tried to.  Bentley enjoyed trick or treating as well.  He fell asleep in the stroller and napped the whole time!

Why did the chicken (try to) cross the road?
Because his mommy told him not too!

Digging into their stash...

Sunday, June 5, 2011

It's Finished!!!

Last year I inherited the bunk bed set I slept in as a child. My sister had it before me and passed it on when her girls tired of it. I was so excited to revamp it for my little boys. It was kind of a blonde white-wash look straight from the 90's, and very feminine looking. Originally I wanted to strip and stain it but soon realized how much work it would be. Instead we painted it blue and put a shiny clear coat on top. It took months and it is not a perfect paint job but I am so happy with how it turned out! The kids will just scratch it up anyway, right? One day I would like to paint the room again (white, probably...) and add some decorative touches (I have awesome ideas!). Once Taft is ready to leave the crib I will rearrange the furniture to come up with a more aesthetically pleasing layout and add some accessories to make it look more finished. Oh, and by the way, if anyone is considering getting a crib tent (which is that white thing over the crib) you should do it!!! I used to think it was child abuse and that if a kid could climb out of the crib they should just be in a big kid bed, but I was so wrong! Little Taft is not ready for that freedom yet and this contraption has saved our sanity!! It is so helpful that I'm even willing to put up with how goofy it looks in the room!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Dinosaurs and Apples

When our little Taft is not being a stinker and getting into everything, he is so much fun... I love 1 year olds! His vocabulary is not very large right now, so we get excited over every little word or sound he learns. Right now he can say Mama, Dada, bubble, bumpy, yay!, Bobby (Bob the Builder), ouchie, uh-oh, apple, go, and oh (which means yes), hot, and of course "NO!". Here he is showing off his newest tricks...

Friday, March 4, 2011

Hanging out with Grandma and Grandpa Smith

Last weekend we met my parents at a race (Ragnar) that my dad was doing (GO DAD!). We hung out while it was wrapping up and Tyler managed to take some beautiful photographs of our little rascals. It was such a fun day with great weather and good company! By the way, Bentley was asleep most of the time, which is why he's not in any of these photos.


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