Monday, December 12, 2011

sky diving

the other day I was on the phone with my mom telling her about this place out here that does indoor skydiving (you know all the thrill without all the risk:) my kind of excitement well josh said we can do it for my late birthday present. so anyway matt heard me talking about it and proceeded to start jumping off the couch onto the cushins so i ask him what he is doing and he says to me "i'm practicing skydiving but i want to do outside sky diving instead of inside skydiving" so i told him mommy wont do it outside so we were going to do it inside his reply was "but mom we cant do it inside because if we do it inside we will get everything all wet!" i had to then explain what skydiving was and that it did not include water:) love that boy.
side note: ever since we have had the skydiving talk he has tried to jump off of everything from the couch and bed to the 6 ft high wall outside in the courtyard! the scary thing is he's not even my daredevil (jacob is) i think i may have to get insurance for those two boys i cant take my eye off them for a second. p.s. jacob has started following his brother off the couch.

Friday, November 25, 2011

christmas pictures

there was alot of this to get the pictures we got:) mainly from my end;) (actually he just fell and was scared of the waves that were coming onto shore) i couldnt not take a picture of it:)

We finally took updated pictures of the boys. they are growing sooooo fast i cant believe it! so there are several:) and more to come because there are some on josh's phone i dont have access too until he gets off work. We did take these with our cameras on our phones so bare with us:)
these are uncropped and unedited because i dont have the program anymore.

Friday, September 16, 2011

matthew says

I know blogs are more fun with pictures but all i have for you today is a story:)
Matthew came to me the other day and says while he is getting dressed "mom something is poking me in the tummy, i think i must have swallowed a golf ball or somthin!" i turn around because this now has my attention and he is pointing to his sternum, you see the harts have sternums that stick out quite far, this did worry me too at one point when matt was a baby but josh, rick, and grandad all have it so i had to try to explain to a 3 year old what it was, he was ok with it when he found out that all 4 of them have it:)
the other day matt was getting dressed and i told him he could pick out his shirt and that he could wear any of his t-shirts long sleeve or short (he always wants to wear his long sleeve ones) because it was cool out but that he wasnt to wear a sweater or a button up shirt his reply was " oh because they are for church and going to the city" i think we must live in the boondocks more than i thought:)
last night we were going into "the city" and matt says to me "mom wake me up when we get there i'm going to take a little nap" ok said, then when we got close i couldnt tell if he was awake or asleep (i was pretty sure awake) so i asked "matt are you asleep?" his reply "yes" lol i love that kid.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

innocent enough

That face looks innocent enough right? well think again! see that smirk he has it means business and keeping mommy super busy!! just today I couldnt hear him which all in itself is bad news which most of you who have kids know. I found him in the pantry playing in flour all over the floor, he saw me open the door looked up at me and closed the door so i couldnt either get mad or see i'm not sure what was going through his head. then he had a 3 hour nap so a good chunk of the day right? 2. he found a cup of dr pepper he does really well with straws so i decided to pick my battles and this wasnt going to be one of them wrong again, i turned around and he was dumping it out of the straw onto the couch and playing in it! then 3. he comes in with a handful of diaper wipes the entire container to be exact! by this time it's only 3 oclock then i turn around from my desk to him ripping a book apart!! oh my i'm in trouble with this one he isnt even 2 yet so i dont know what to blame it on!! good thing he is super cute and knows how to work his momma, he already knows it takes a smile, a kiss and a snuggle and i melt:) love these boys but they sure are making it really hard for me to want any more! lol

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

matt rides a bike!

Matthew can ride a bike without his training wheels all by himself and he is only 3 1/2 years old! he loves to ride bikes and will ride all day long so we took the training wheels off a couple of weeks ago and he took to it pretty well as long as i helped give him a little push. We went to my parents for a week and he had to leave his bike at home so today he went out to play I happened to look out the window and he was riding his bike I was so excited he didnt need me to help hold the bike while he started or anything! yea matthew we are so proud of you and the accomplishments you make everyday!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

grandma's house

playing in oscars pool. the boys had so much fun with oscar on the last day anyway:)
matthew holding baby eleah he loves her sooo much and whenever she would fuss he would say i think she just needs her cousin matthew:) and a few of the times when he would take her she would stop:)
jacob found a peach on grandma's table things like this happened often at grandmas since there was always some sort of food on the table:)
and this is what happens when you leave a 1 year old alone with yogurt for 2 seconds:)
we went to visit grandpa at work one day and the boys just had to ride this boat so of course grandma found quarters for them. thanks for letting us stay at your house this week. it made josh's absence a little better, and we had fun with you!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

home sweet home

warning: there are a whole lot of pictures on this post:) for all of you who are upset because i never post anymore here you go;). matthew said to me the other day "mom isn't it so good that we are back home where we belong" although we love going on the road and have fun seeing places we wouldnt normally get to see or live it has been a long time since we have been home and it is nice. we were living in an apartment in new york with lots of snow all winter and then in a hotel room for the last 2 months of our job. needless to say we have been living it up in our yard since we've been home and i've put josh to work with my very long honey do list. enjoy the pics

matt loves to help we finally got our front room painted! i love it we have had the paint for it since matt was a baby...he's 3. it looks awesome
jacob is my happy little baby. he loves doing anything matt does and loves his things;)
a little trip to cici's there werent any where we were and the boys love pizza
i bought a little blow up pool for these hot hot days and the boys love it they spend most of the day out there and on the slip n slide
we havent had an oven for about 2 months so we made some brownies when we got home the boys liked licking the batter more than the brownies i think.
this was a long day in the car getting supplies for some of our home renovations, matt didnt even take a bite out of his hamburger before he passed out lol.
just relaxing on the pool, i really didnt have him pose this
playing on the slip n slide with joe and ryan. the boys love living so close to their buddies matt goes and plays with ryan, joe, and mike everyday they do all sorts of fun things

you cant really see it in this pic but jacob likes to drink the water like a water fountain and matt is really getting good at sliding now but as you can see in this pic he mostly ran down the length of the slip n slide and jumped on his butt at the end. (much like how i slide into a base in softball;)
these pictures are from chicago. we stopped there for about 2 weeks before we came home for a little short job. we found this grassy area by the hotel and the boys went out and ran around. it didnt last long because jacob decided the cars on the road looked more fun than his toy cars in the grass.
jacob pointing to the cars on the road
this is in the gym in the hotel both my boys love the workout equipment:)

Friday, July 29, 2011

happy birthday jacob!

these are backwards but you can get the picture. Jacob turned 1 may 22 but we were in new york so we waited to have his party till we got home. here he is with one of his presents i'm pretty sure the one he liked the most. at first he was not so sure about the sound it made but they became friends. Ty liked the present too but was also not sure of the weird sound that came out of it.
letting grandpa rick share his ice cream cake. thanks grandma laura for providing such awesome cake.
matt and wes decided to help jacob figure out what to do with the frosting
he finally decides to dig in sort of. mostly he just poked holes in it.
he was pretty excited about the singing we were doing just for him. the cake is suppose to be a ball but we had a little trouble with it lol. it turned into a blob but jacob didnt seem to mind. he is growing up so fast!
jacobs 1 year stats
weight: 24 lbs
height: not sure
favorite food: everything he but his very favorite is whatever is on someone elses plate
favorite movie: i believe at this point is dispicable me he will sit and watch and laugh at that everytime but he likes pretty much anything with lots of color and music. he loves to dance.
favorite toy: he really likes cars and balls but what boy doesnt. he also really likes his monkey that sings and dances, he will follow us around the house and yell at us till we push the button for him then he will dance until the song is over.
Jacob is so much fun to hang around, he loves his brother and wants to do anything he does. he loves the water and is going through a toilet phase, he likes to put anything and everything in it, the latest... a car, a hair clip and josh's toothbrush, luckily i saw that one and was a good wife and informed him before he used it. he doesnt talk very much mostly yeah and uhhu and momma, dadda. he is our pat and pointer, but he's very smart he knows what he wants and how to get it most of the time, he is also such a momma's boy which i love most of the time;) we love you jacob and are so excited for what this next year brings!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Eleah Virginia

Here is the latest picture of lindy's baby, she decided on the name Eleah Virginia. those are my dad's hands in the picture to kind of give you an idea of her size. i cant wait to see her and hold her!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I'm an aunt!!

my sister lindy had her baby this morning via emergency c-section. both mommy and baby are doing great. no names yet so we will call her baby stack for now. she was about 5 weeks early or so i dont know alot of details at this point, but i do know she was 4lbs. 6oz. and 17 1/2 inches long we are excited to meet you little baby girl:) congratulations to lindy!!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

April happenings

alot has been going on in our house this month. we started it off April 9th for Josh's birthday with cupcakes a day at the park with his new wiffle ball and bat that matt got him, matt told me that night it was the best party ever. if i had known that i would have not done so much for his;)
We also celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary on the 13th, no pictures taken.Ryan came over and we decorated cookies for Easter. the boys tried to make them 3D i think, there were alot of sprinkles and icing on and off the cookies.

jacob didnt mind though he thought the cookies were delicious.

this was just a fun pic we took of the boys, we were trying to get dinner ready and jacob is teething so he is super fussy, josh gave him part of matt's popcicle and he loved it.

Easter morning, matthew had soo much fun finding eggs that the easter bunny hid for him and jacob. jacob thought that the "balls" on the floor were fun too, (everything is a ball these days to him) so of course he had to throw it, it fell and cracked open and jelly beans were everywhere, he did a happy dance of course which is a mixture of quick feet, head moving side to side and left hand out to the side and waving back and fun we loved it.

these are the ties i made the boys. i couldnt find a little boys tie anywhere that i liked that was eastery so i got 2 adult ties and just did my own thing i do think they turned out rather cute if i do say so myself. i also got josh a yellow one that matched the boys.

me and my boys

my three handsome men. i'm so lucky to have these 3 all to myself:)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

5 years and counting

I cant believe that we have been married for 5 years!! it's crazy to think about because it's gone by so fast. We have had so many adventures together, lived lots of different places and have had 2 very crazy boys:) i love you josh you are my one constent and we still have so much fun together, here's to many more years of adventures and fun together!:)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

spring break

for springbreak my parents and jayse came up to new york to see the boys we use the word spring very loosely;) we went shopping and to the childrens museum which was probably the highlight of the trip. matthew loves the museum and any chance we can go and i think my family enjoyed it for the most part. this is a picture from the crooked room, it is actually pretty hard to walk through and you get very dizzy in there jacob went in and as soon as we turned the corner went "oooo" lol i think it made him dizzy too.
on their last day we went to niagra falls and palmyra we all kinda wished we had just gone to palmyra especially cause it was soooooo cold but it is what it is. this was after we walked up the entire hill which is extremely steep, after we got to the top we saw a parking lot at the top i guess we all got a little bit of a workout;)
here is my family at the falls we have been there before but i lost all my pictures from it.
this is my absolute favorite picture of jacob he is so lovey and was always on someone's shoulders he especially liked my dads cause he had a button on top of his hat that was super tasty i guess;) this was at the childrens museum looking at the aquarium he really likes all the colorful fish.