Saturday, November 2, 2013

It was a DINO Halloween!




We had a couple of cute dinosaurs in our house for Halloween this year! It was a busy day that started with a birthday breakfast in bed for Daddy and ended with a full hour of trick-or-treating in the neighborhood. In between was filled with classroom parties full of crafts, snacks, and games! Mommy was one worn out pregnant lady by the end, but the boys had a blast!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Taking the Plunge

Our Henry finally decided to participate in his swimming lessons on Thursday night! He had been through 2.5 lessons watching from the sidelines, unwilling to join in the fun. His father and I chalk it up to his current view on life which is "I will do the opposite of what anyone wants me to do unless it involves eating candy". This has been a tough stage for him..... and us. We are so proud that he finally let himself take the plunge and have fun with the other kiddos!
That's Henry doing his back float!


 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

We love our Grandma!




We recently spent the weekend with my parents at their house. We did lots of fun things like visit a horse farm, going to a movie and getting popcorn, and hitting the pumpkin patch. The boys loved it all! But none of those things compare to spending time with Grandma and Papa. My Eli loves his Grandma so much that he cries when we have to leave her house- and he's not one to cry usually! I love this picture because it really shows why our Grandma is so wonderful!

Pumpkin Patch Fun!

Eli sitting on a giant pumpkin getting ready to explore the pumpkin patch!

The boys being ghosts- they are both BOO-ing!

Henry loved feeding the goats- despite their level of aggression for food!

Eli did a little corn shooting with Papa's help- he won a free bounce house ticket!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

DIY Crazy!

I'm not sure if it counts as nesting yet, I'm only 26 weeks along after all, but I have been on a DIY kick lately that cannot be rivaled! My husband can attest to the fact that I spend WAY too much time on Pinterest, to which I would say at least I'm doing some of the things I pin. And anyone who pins things on Pinterest would applaud that! Two of my recent projects were to make my own laundry soap and to re-do a free play table that I got from a friend of my sister's. I tackled the laundry soap first- the hardest part was finding all the ingredients, the funnest parts were crafting my container and mixing all the awesome-smelling soap in a garbage bag! Here is the finished product!
I love it sooooo much! I think it works 100% better than the super cheap soap I was buying. They tell me it will last a year but I'm doubtful. Even if it makes it 6 months that will be a lovely cost savings and how nice not to be running out of detergent once every 2 weeks!

My next project was to re-do a play table we've had for at least a year or two. It came to us covered in marbled contact paper which the boys and I pulled off one day about 3 months ago because I just couldn't stand the ugliness anymore. It was plain white underneath- not awful but not play room fun! I decided to spray it with chalkboard pain and add some of my own fun (but removable) vinyl stickers. It took me a total of 2 days to get it all finished. It awaits someone with muscle to help me put it back in my basement from my garage- I try not to do too much heavy lifting :) Here it is all done!
Eli loves tic-tac-toe so I thought on the chalkboard surface that would be a fun thing to play! I'm always surprised when my projects turn out how I picture them- probably because of my usual high failure rate. So with these two under my belt I'm off to newer, better projects! I'm going to tackle some closet dividers for the baby out of old CDs, maybe some painted curtains for my living room, and if I'm feeling really ambitious I'll make homemade soap to put in some cute molds my sister found! The possibilities are absolutely endless- or will be till I bring home another busy little body!


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Littles Head to School!


Henry and Daniel were both very excited for their first day at preschool! Hopefully Henry is just as excited tomorrow when he has to go it alone and be "mommy free" for an hour :)

Sunday, September 1, 2013

iPhone Expirementation

So the last two posts were handily using photos from my iPhone. So convenient! Why has it take me so long to realize I can blog with pictures off my phone? Probably from lack of computer savvy :) I really need my brother Tim and my sister Cammie to live with me and help me navigate this world of iPhones. So I've now decided to try to upload a short video that I took earlier in the summer of Eli learning to skateboard.....

video
I'll trial post this and see if it works! If not I'll try, try again :)

The Big Brothers

Here are two pictures of my soon to be big brothers! They are both very excited for the baby, although Henry has less of an idea of what to expect than Eli. Eli is certain we are having a girl, as is his cousin Eva. Henry says boy more than girl but has picked a name for each. He's chosen Snaps for a boy and Apple for a girl.... Mommy hasn't signed off on those, although Snaps Welch has a nice ring to it!


Our Next Project!

A friend (Sarah Murphy) once said that you can tell if someone is expecting a new baby because they stop blogging :) Now, that has not always been true in my case, it's usually just good, old-fashioned laziness on my part. But not this time! So here is the first picture (of many I hope) that I'll post of our newest Wee Welch addition!


We don't know what kind of baby we'll be getting this time. Dylan opted for the surprise option! We'll find out come December!