Monday, January 30, 2012

30: 365 Nifty Fifty

Kate loved the music! Kate loved the minicorn dogs. Most of all, Kate loved the candy displays!!!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

29:365 Bucket Head(s)

So today Kate comes out of her room with this thing on her head and her arms through the handles and says in her best robot voice, "I am a purple robot. Be afraid."I laugh and tell her I am terrified. She is happy. Then I asked her if she could get that off her head and she freaked out. She couldn't because her arms were in the handles. Of course I helped her....after I took her picture :).

 This is yesterday...Luke thought it was great fun to play in the cupboards. Until he put the ice cream bucket on his head and couldn't get it off. Seriously, what is it with my kids getting things stuck on their heads!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

28: 365 It's Derby Time!

Today the kids got to make pinewood derby cars they will race in a couple weeks. I thought we would be getting a car all cut out that we just got to decorate and slap some tires get a block of wood that you design and cut out. Thankfully there were some handy guys around to help the kids since Jared was working. Without them the kids would be racing a block of nicely decorated wood with tires slapped on!
The drill press line
Grace designing her car

Kate working hard making her platform. (I love where she put her orange while she hammered)
Kate taking a little break from all the hard work.

Josh cutting out Grace's car

Friday, January 27, 2012

27: 365 My little bucket head...

Luke figured out how to open the kitchen cupboard today. He also figured out how to put an ice cream bucket on his head. He could NOT figure out how to get the ice cream bucket off his head. Being the good mom I am I quickly grabbed my cell phone and took a picture before I rescued my adorable baby from the mean ice cream bucket.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

26: 365 What's your favorite action?

I loaded a bunch of actions for Photoshop Elements into my program from The Pioneer Woman and actually did it correctly because they work!
What is your favorite action for this picture...or is it the SOOC (Straight Out Of Camera) shot that you like best?
Straight Out Of Camera
f/5.6, iso 2800, 1/10th exposure, 55 mm

PW Seventies

PW Black and White

PW Colorize

 PW Cooler

PW Heartland

PW Soft Faded

PW Vintage

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

24: 365 Play Date

Today we got to have Erica come and play while her momma worked. Erica will only call Kate, "Tater" and therefore she calls me "Taters Mom". The girls had a great time all day. Going from trying on all of Kate's shoes to coloring to having snacks to playing Little People to tormenting playing with the dog. They should both sleep very well tonight!
Erica and Tater

Erica brought a lunch bag so of course Kate needed her lunch in a lunch bag too.

i LOVE her eyes!
Come back and play anytime Miss Erica!

Monday, January 23, 2012

23: 365 M.O.M.

How do you spell MOM?

Luke will hand you letters....from his mouth!

We might need to work on our letters some more!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

22: 365

The line for the bathroom.....
Sorry, it's all I got yesterday....

Saturday, January 21, 2012

21: 365 Girls Day Out!!

Today I got to go scrapbooking with the girls! This is the longest I have been away from Luke since he was born...and trust me I can tell :).
Us and our mess...

A definite necessity for a day of scrapbooking!

Organized chaos.

Friday, January 20, 2012

20: 365 Let's Jam!

While the snow was flying out side, Jared brought his guitar and gear upstairs and let Kate and Luke "play". Luke was not sure about the headphones at first but ended up screaming at Jared for taking them off a couple times :).

Kate LOVES to play the guitar and hear her songs.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

18:365 CHERRIOS!

Luke thought this was kind of funny....we thought it was really funny!

Monday, January 16, 2012

16: 365 Puzzles and Sweet Potatoes!

Kate is finally feeling better and wanted to put together puzzles...all the puzzles we have. Grace started out helping her.
Hello Kitty and size.

Then Jack finished helping with the big Cinderella puzzle. She kept telling him "good job" whenever he put 2 pieces together.
Jack has stepped in so the Cinderella puzzle will get finished tonight.
Luke sat in his chair at the table eating his 1st sweet potato (that wasn't from a baby food jar). He wasn't sure at first but ended up eating almost the entire thing!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

15:365 The lake is OPEN!

The lake is frozen. The ice rink has been plowed off (thanks Kevin!) and the kids now live outside. Call us if you want to bring your kids over for some ice skating. We will provide the hot cocoa or hot apple cider and maybe even a bonfire on the lake!
Hockey & Playing in snow banks anyone??

My Snow Goose.

She loves digging tunnels.

Jack LOVES playing hockey...he will skate for HOURS.
(I just started figuring out the actions from The Pioneer Women....LOVE THEM!...used: Colorize & Bring out the eyes then dropped the light and increased the contrast)

The original (before Photoshop)

Saturday, January 14, 2012


The flu has hit my house. Within a 3 hour time period three different people in my house were was a long night and has been a long day with both Luke and Kate still sick. Kate is sound asleep and Luke is fighting's hoping for a better day tomorrow!

Friday, January 13, 2012

13:365 It's a love/hate relationship!

Kate has been begging all morning to play in the snow. She LOVES the snow. She would have stayed out in the freezing cold and wind for hours but was lured back in by hot cocoa (thankfully).

So happy to be outside!
 Luke on the other hand was NOT amused by being put into a snow suit and wearing girl mittens.
Who put these GIRL mittens on me and what am I sitting in??

Maybe this has something to do with not liking snow?
Can we go in NOW?

Honey LOVES the snow, long as we are out playing with her!