sing and dance-a-long

this video gets a post of it's own.
this is why i love my 'job' :)

and now, for your viewing pleasure...
a brady and lilly sing and dance-a-long

A few sidenotes :)

-I told the kids I'd put my thumb up so they'd know when to start singing... hence the thumbs up throughout the song :)
-They are watching themselves in the reflection of the TV :) (which they do a lot)
-I've watched this so many times, and it still cracks me up every time I watch it. I always have to watch it 2 times through... once to watch Brady, the next to watch Lilly. My sides hurt from laughing. When Brady watches it he tells me... "Jen, I'm hilarious." Yes, Brady. You are :)
-We listen to 'Ring of Fire' and 'Boondocks' (by Little Big Town... one of my favorites) almost everyday on the way to and from school.
-Mr A. (the pre-school custodian) plays music when the kids are getting picked up, and 'Who Let the Dogs Out' is one of his many selections.

Have a great week!


embroidery things

here are several pics of some things ive made over the last few months. most are gifts that i gave out, some are 'special orders' from friends and family.

i know people are going to ask... "when do you have the time?"
ah..... i find time. (i have to. crafting is my therapy.) it's usually when the kids are in bed, and/or on the weekends dave usually gives me some free mommy hours :)

and... i set up another (yes, another) blog as a little 'shop'.
there are more pictures there too! baby stuff and totes.

here it is... Jen Stitches

thanks for viewing!


food and pics

lilly had a snow day last week, and we attempted a little outing.

cohen wasnt too impressed with the snow in his face, though he liked crawling in the snow. the little suit he is wearing is a hand me down that we are borrowing from my aunt. it is the best little thing ever. easy to put on, and keeps the little man toasty. we get so many compliments on it, and it makes me less nervous to take him out in the cold weather.

as most of you know, i love to cook. i would cook something special every night if that were possible. recently, ive taken to photographing the foods that i am especially happy about having made. it's fun, and dave hasn't rolled his eyes at me yet :) plus, food always has a story with it, and i love having stories to share.

i've started the tradition of special valentine's meal and dessert...
i believe this is the 3rd year... maybe the 4th?

i made lemon chicken, and eggrolls.

...and a red velvet layered cake for dessert. the cake is the real tradition. one year i found a box on clearance, probably for 50 cents or something, so i created something fun and now it's become part of our valentine tradtion!
i told dave not to get me anything for valentine's, but he didn't listen. like normal :)

he got me purple tulips, and huge box of my favorite chocolates, and a mix CD of songs from The OC. he is a sweet boy.

so, the next day... cupid got him season one and two of The OC, since they were on sale at Target :) i figured since our little man is named from a character on the show, that it would be perfectly acceptable for me to buy them. i will be on the lookout for seasons 3 and 4 to be on sale :)

here is a pic of the little monkeys this morning...

have a great week everyone!


happy heart day!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Lilly (with not much help from mommy) made her school Valentines using a Mandarin Pixie stamp.

She's been working very hard on writing her name... and learning how to write 'Y' has proven to be very frustrating (for all of us), but she is getting the hang of it!

We were all doing a happy dance when she wrote this one all by herself!

and looky here... we figured out how to record and post videos!!!
very exciting :) you know you'll be seeing more of these!
(don't mind the little bit of spit up that cohen swallows... hehhe. oh my, i just love these little people.)


a bazillion photos.

im not much for making resolutions. but....

i am more than 6 months behind on pictures. (as in organzing them.)
there are over 400 pictures on the new camera...
i am about a year behind in scrapping. (that is another story.)

starting this year, i have given myself a challenge.

the 1st of every month... i will transfer, sort, save and print the previous month's photos.

im not off to a bad start... i at least got all of december and january's pics off the camera.

i have jotted down all the pictures that i want printed from june 2007-january 2008.
i need to download them online, and have them printed.

from there i hope to get them into photo albums, and whenever i am caught up on the photos that have already been printed to scrap, i will print new ones to scrap.

sounds like a plan to me.

and now, in honor of the kajillion photos that i would like printed, here are a bunch of pictures.

from our runny nose and coughing house to yours... have a great weekend!


i'm still here.
we survived the holidays, i havent blogged since then!
dave is recovering well from his surprise apendectomy.
we got a new camera, and i still take tons of pics though my scrapping is pretty much non-existant these days.
ive been busy with all the kids, and been having fun stitching in all my enormous amounts of 'free' time.
below are some recent pics, but i may backtrack a bit in upcoming posts so that you can see christmas pics too.

lilly requested mashed potatoes as her snack for pre-school a few weeks back. never thought i'd be making mashed pototes at 7:30 in the morning, but we were making mashed potatoes before the sun came up!
here is the little man posing for his 9 month picture :)

and miss lilly looking for a little limelight.

cohen loves his sippy and this is how he always drinks from it. goof.

ok.. that is it for now, but i am hoping to blog much more often.
we will see if life agrees with that idea :)
have a great week everyone!
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