Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mostly Wordless Wednesday

These are some pics from the 1st Astros game we went to.  The 1st professional baseball game for my hubby and boys!  Very exciting!

Before the game, they got to walk around the field - these are my guys on the BIG screen.

The Chief:


Con-Man getting an autograph:

Players doing stretches - one of them is pretty silly looking:

As far as favorite activities to do with boys, taking them to a professional sporting event ranks really high for our family!  They've since been to one more game, with just Dad and had a blast.  I can't wait to take them to hockey, basketball and football games!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Summer Bucket List - Tutorial

Can you believe how quickly this school year has flown by?!
My boys have less than a month before their summer break begins.
That gives me heartburn.  Just a little.
How on earth can I keep them occupied and not fighting?
Not tearing up the house?
Not driving me to the brink of insanity?

Part of the answer is routine - my kids thrive on routine.
They get it at school and they do awesome!
But summer comes & we let all routines fly out the window.
Not this year.
I learned the hard way last year.
The kiddos are going to wake up at a decent hour, get chores done and eat at normal times.
The rest, though, will be free time!

Do your kids get bored with too much free time?
Mine sure do!
I decided to revamp an idea I shared back in December.
I'm making a Summer Fun Idea bucket.
{Would have been a jar, but I'm fresh out.}
In case you want to make one, too, here are the instructions:

What you'll need:

Jar or bucket
List of activities
Summery scrapbook paper {for tag}
Twine or ribbon {for tag}
Scissors or paper cutter to cut list into strips


1 Cut list of activities to same width
2 Cut into strips {there are lines to make this super easy}
3 Fold up or roll each strip
4 Throw in bucket
5 {Not shown} Make cute tag for your bucket/jar
*I know this is so simple that you probably didn't need instructions, but I did them just in case, you know?*

Whenever my boys get bored this summer, they can take turns drawing a slip of paper out.
I plan to do all the activities as a family and hopefully beat the boredom blues.
Who knows, maybe you'll see some of our fun in action this summer!

Get your list of activities here - change, add and omit as you see fit for your family!

I'm linking up here:


Friday, May 6, 2011

Friday Funny - Monkey Man

So I suppose I should start this post off with an announcement.  
A really BIG announcement.
Turns out having three wonderful boys in our lives is just NOT enough.
We are expecting another baby in November!
The whole family is SUPER excited - it's all we talk about.
Though I'll try to spare you guys here. :)

Monkey Man has been sleeping in our room since we moved (late last summer.)
He has his own bed in there, but still!
He says he's going to be scared of the dark when he moves upstairs.
I explained yesterday that he'll have to move soon because when the baby comes, s/he will sleep in my room.
He said ok, and seemed fine with it.
Last night he fell asleep upstairs in his bed while he was playing.
I left him there, hopeful he'd stay all night. 
And see that it's not so scary after all.
2:30am, he comes running into my room searching everywhere.
He said, "Mama, where is the baby?!"
I told him in my tummy and he got the biggest frown.
He asked, "Well, then why was I asleep upstairs?"

That poor little guy was so excited, thinking the baby had come!
He's going to make a great big brother this fall.


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