Monday, November 5, 2012

30 Day Declutter Challenge

OK, so I haven't blogged since March, but I thought I'd post on here about the 30 days of decluttering I'm starting today!  My little house has become rather cluttered up with the stuff of 5 people floating about, and I need to clear some space and get organized before Christmas comes!

Day 1:  My 3 junk drawers.  Yes, I have 3.  Two were organized a few months ago, the 3rd has just always been a wreck.  The organized ones have of course become wrecks also.  So here's the before/after:

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Strong Museum of Play - Part 2

The Wizard of Oz special exhibit.  Please note Lexi's Dorothy dress and ruby red slippers.  Also, the three children separated almost immediately upon entering the exhibit hall, and it was absolutely crazy!  I stayed with Ed, which is why most of my pictures are of him.  He loved the exhibit, and was totally oblivious to the crowds.  Ben... not so much.

We did take a quick picture of Ben with the Tinman, since that was the inspiration for he's costume last Halloween.

Ben spent most the this exhibit snuggling on Mama's back.

Lexi pretends to be the scarecrow.

Lexi decorates a scarecrow.
Farmer Ed, growing some corn on Dorothy's Farm.
Farmer Ed petting the cow.
That's an Ed of a different color!

Ed and Lexi survive the haunted forest.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Strong Museum of Play - Part 1

This is from last month when we visited the museum of play with Ang's parents and some of the Buffalo clan.

The boys enjoyed their snack on the drive.  Lexi called them "bar beards." (from the chocolate granola bar snack they had been eating)
Maggie helping Lexi up the climbing wall.

Ben in the special toddler area, he was busy claiming all the toys.
Climbing the stair in their superhero capes (Ed in red and Ben in Blue)
Superhero on the move!!!
Lexi on the carousel all by herself, such a big girl!

Monday, March 5, 2012

All bundled up and no snow!

The boys playing outside on one of the nicer winter days.

Ben finding treasures

Ed and Mama

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Happy Birthday Kelly!
We made some yummy treats - flourless chocolate cupcakes with chocolate dipped strawberries. 

Lexi wonders why anyone would bake a cake with flour. :-D

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Grocery Cart:  Its meant to be ridden on, not in, right?  (and FYI, this is Benjamin)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Lexi painting her name

The artist at work.  Note the smock and the plastic on the table.

She picked out the purple and green herself.

Painting is serious business.  The final product is hanging on her wall.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Grandma's Visit

So you can tell that I need to update when these pictures are from a month ago when my mom visited... oh well.  I always get to the blog eventually.

View from my kitchen...