Tuesday, September 30, 2008

My all-time FAVORITE artwork yet!

Okay, so call me crazy but I think this is the cutest picture in the whole wide world! Brinley loves drawing and is constantly adding new "features" to her people. It started with heads with arms and legs out of them. Slowly she'd add hair and ears and bodies and eye brows. Well, here's her most recent addition...EYES! I think she is figuring out how our eyes have layers within them, she's just not accurate yet as to how many and that some of them are filled in with color and others solid black. So this picture of our family makes us look like mad people (maybe we are a little crazy!). But she was very proud, also the spikey hair is new too! It goes from left to right...Brinley, mom, dad, Braden, and Tyler. I just get so giddy looking at it, it makes me so happy! I love you Brinley!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Grandma Hansen's Visit

My mom came to visit after Tyler was born. She was wonderful! She helped with everything around the house and with the kids. They had so much fun with her here (I did too - she's my emotional support - even Marc will tell me to "go call your mom" when he knows I'm irrationally emotional and I just need to talk to another woman). So needless to say it was a wonderful week for all of us.

Making cookies is always funner with Grandma - she lets you make them whatever size you want and wherever you want on the pan. (Yes they went in just as you see them). She also lets you layer on the frosting and just dump on the sprinkles. They were so excited!
But not nearly as excited as when they "grew doughnuts" with Grandma. It was the cutest thing I would recommend it to anyone to try. My mom brought a little baggie of cheerios and told the kids that they were doughnut seeds. She had the kids fill up cups with dirt and they "planted" the seeds and added water. She also had them each color a tongue depresser and stick it in there for the doughnut to grow on. We had intentions to leave it overnight, but didn't have the patience. So while they were playing in the living room, my mom stuck a doughnut on each stick and we called the kids in to come and see that they had grown. It was as exciting as Christmas! (See the video)
Brinley refused to take the doughnut off of the stick, she kept saying "look at how beautiful my doughnut is" (as if it were a flower). Braden however did not hesitate - he just ate the doughnut. This is definitely a new tradition with Grandma that will last!
My 1st child enjoying his "doughnut." I think he liked this tradition as well. He probably also liked having a home cooked meal every night while my mom was here too.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Look how cute!

Here's a couple of pictures with Tyler awake. He has just started smiling. He smiled once for me on Saturday morning, and again today for Grandma. We have yet to get it on camera though.

Got Milk???

Here are the kids with their favorite babies, this is the baby that Braden has been carrying around everywhere. It's actually really cute, it gave us a little taste of how Braden was going to be with Tyler before he came. We just got a little nervous when he would drag it by a foot or chuck across the room when he was done playing with it. Normally he would sit with his arm around it on the couch. It was darling.

This one is a little random, but this was Marc loading up our car on Labor day. I thought it was just a funny sight. But we had a great weekend. Marc's parents invited us to come stay at their time share on Sunday night. We played games, ate great food, played in the sand at the beach, and the kids enjoyed swimming with everyone in the pool. I also got a lot of sleep with all the help there. It was a perfect weekend!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Mommy's Little Helpers

The kids love Tyler so much and they love to hold him. Brinley especially loves to hold him "on my shoulder" and Braden loves to hold him generally no longer than 2-3 seconds (literally). At least that way I don't have to sit by him too long to protect Tyler.

My cute boys!

Tyler enjoying the lounge w/Brinley

Tyler not enjoying the lounging with Braden

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Tyler's 1st Bath

What a sweetheart! He loves taking baths, he just lays there eyes closed. It's amazing, especially with Brinley and Braden constantly pouring water on his arms and legs, and cleaning him with the wash rag.

Cute little bundle of joy!

Picture tagged!

Ashley...sorry it's taken so long...but I did take the pictures that night. It obviously just takes me awhile to post anything.


This was really fun! Sneak peak into my house!
Read after the last picture to see if you've been tagged....The rules are you have to take 10 pictures of the following things and you have to do it right away. No straightening, cleaning or wiping your child's nose (I mean it!). Then you tag six others.

Take a look:
1. My closet

2. Laundry Room
(a closet really)
3. Fridge

4. Kitchen Sink
5. Favorite Room
(Also includes my favorite place to sit)
6. What kids are doing right now:
sleeping - also a favorite :)
7. The bathroom
8. Favorite shoes
9. Dream Vacation: France
(yes it does include Marc)
10. Self Portrait
(obviously pre-Tyler...told you I took them that night)

I tag: Stacie, Heidi, Lanay, Abby, Marly, Wendy