Friday, June 18, 2010


Here are a few random ramblings of late.

Bennett and John are doing really well with their speech...Bennett in particular loves to tell you about what happened during the day...he is becoming quite the talker.

Taylor is enjoying her summer and is DYING to go swimming...almost everyday she asks..."mom can we go swimming today?" I just haven't felt brave enough to take all three of them by myself yet...we'll get there don't worry....oh well and the weather hasn't helped much either!! She is still just a little smarty pants and can't wait for Kindergarten.

John is a funny dude and loves teasing everyone....A LOT!! Frankly it is getting a little old, but what do ya do...just enjoy the screaming I guess.

I have started running for the first time in my life and I really like it!! SHOCKING!! I am working on getting faster and increasing my distance a little at a time. Right now I am at about a 10 minute not too bad for someone who hasn't run before.

We are still working on our projects like crazy and hoping to get them all wrapped up so we can get some good summer playing in!! Random update...done.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Pic update...FINALLY!

I have been wanting to post some updated pictures of the kids for a long time and finally did it! YAY to me! Last night we took the kids to the park after dinner and we were smart enough to bring the camera...again YAY to us! So here are some of the fun moments we captured...I think that we may have some of the cutest most photogenic kids around.

This was hilarious trying to get 3 kids to smile in the same direction at the same time...after about 30 pictures Kirk and I were both saying.."ok on the count of 3 who wants to go feed the ducks.....1.....2.....3.."....then as the chorus of "MEEEEEEE" rang out Kirk would snap as many as he could hoping that one would work....this one is John's latest excited face. When he gets excited he squeezes his hands as tight as he can and shakes his arms...hilarious.
This is John trying to avoid Momma kisses.....he really does love them I am sure!

We did manage to get one with 3 smiles all looking in the same direction...miraculous I just need to photoshop out the trailer in the background.
My boys! They are at a really fun age right now. Both are doing really well with their speech and really talking a lot...THANK GOODNESS! For a while there their favorite form of communication was to scream at the top of their lungs until someone fixed whatever was wrong...we love words. Speaking of words I think it is so funny the words they pick for some things...for example....'Papa'=grampa...not so weird but wait...'papa' also=tractor...why you ask??? Well Grampa Welling has a tractor...nope not just one but 2 papas (they are sure to correct if you say that grampa has one tractor). Anytime we talk about Gramma and Grampa Welling, Bennett always says, "Bib lellow papa out?" Translation..."Is grampas big yellow tractor out?" Their favorite thing ever is to ride the tractor with Grampa. They learned very early that when some big machine backs up it beeps...I even caught John walking backwards down the haul beep beeping tonight. Grampa is also teaching Taylor how to steer the tractor...she LOVES it as you can imagine..she'll be able to plow the fields in no time!!

I love this picture!! Another miraculous thing happened this night. John actually left the house without his Nebraska beanie on. It is bright red and about a week ago he decided it was his new favorite thing to wear ALL the time....he even sleeps with the thing on. Amazingly enough he left without it last night...but he was sure to wear it to the car show tonight. And no, we are not Nebraska fans....our neighbors however are and they got the boys beanies last winter.

I just love this kid!!! Look at that dimple!!!
This is Bennett taking after Momma and Daddy and practicing his yoga moves...I think this one is called triangle pose.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this picture of little Bennett serious face....he was chasing after a crow and was a little disappointed that it got away.
And here is miss almost ready for Kindergarten herself!!! It seems we have hit a bit of a rough spot with this little lady lately. We are in the HUGE tantrum phase...highly emotional at the drop of a hat it seems. I know you are all thinking how could you ever be upset at that little face...well it happens folks! Hopefully it is just a phase and that we will soon kick it to the curb!!! She is loving her new bed and doing well with the new responsibility of making a BIG bed every morning. The other thing she loves doing lately is talking on the phone. She usually calls one of her grammas and talks and talks until they politely say that they need to get back to doing whatever they were doing. She is a funny little lady.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The great Bed Switcharoo

It is almost time to start the great potty training of the boys.....SOOOO...that leads to them sleeping in BIG BOY beds....I know I know why do it before the time is here....pretty much shooting myself in the foot with naps but whatdya do? We have twin beds for them but Taylor was using one so that means she got a new BIG bed too!! This is her new big bed. This bed switching has turned into quite the project for momma...(only because I wanted it to be though!)...I made Taylor's bedskirt and appliqued the pillows and refinished the headboard (which you can't really see because of the great pillows-but it is great it also has polka dots). Anyway her bed project was finished yesterday and she was so excited to sleep on a BIG princess bed...and she slept like a princess too!! I have a couple more decor things that I want to make for her walls and when I get those all done I will post pics of those too! But for now here is the bed. Her walls are bright purple so the bright green comforter looks so cute.

I love the way it turned out and can't wait to get the boys' beds done now!! Just wait till you see those! I am making their comforters and have some ideas for some fun decor for their walls!! I LOVE PROJECTS!!!!
Speaking of is another project we are working on...and it is going to be SO great too! For mother's day Kirk and the kids surprised me with an antique dining table and chairs. It was one I had found on KSL and had been drooling over for a little while. We think it was built in the 20's or 30's, but it is still in really great condition.

I just LOVE the chairs! And to make them even greater my dad found some leather that he has had for YEARS (probably from a moose he killed back in the day) and it is gorgeous and he is going to let us have it to reupholster the chair bottoms!! Our plan is to paint it black and I can hardly wait!! We got the paint stripped off the table this weekend so now we just need to do the 6 chairs. Kirk has a buddy that is a carpenter and he is going to do a new table top out of hard wood for us and help us paint it and sturdy everything up. Whatdya think? Great right?

Oh and you can see Taylor's headboard in the background there...also a fun project!!! I got to breakout the table saw for that one...I added the beadboard panel to the inside before I painted totally updated it!! Not bad for $15!!! Well that is what the Chuggs are working on in a nutshell...more pics to come as we go!!!