Brooke Starts School!

Wednesday morning after dropping Brooke off at school we head over to check out a grocery store called Natural Grocers. I’ve never been there, though they had them in Colorado, but am feeling desperate to find organic options in this non-organic state. Our Wal-Mart, Target, and other grocery stores in the area, have so far shown to be fairly useless and I’m starting to panic about how to feed my family without buying crap food!!  photo 577eresized_zpsrhlsmn00.jpg

I check out the book section since it’s near the bathrooms and Sierra needed to pee. ha  photo 580eresized_zpswdegkcpg.jpg photo 582eresized_zpsgzg8yhsc.jpg

These are the two books I want to buy but I decide to wait until we’re in our house and my dishes are unpacked!  photo 584eresized_zpsh0gzk9u2.jpg photo 589eresized_zpsjgap5spz.jpg

Back to the hotel to spend the rest of the day. There are free lollipops in the hotel lobby and the kids beg for them. I give mine to Everett because he’s just beyond cranky and I can’t take one more second of being in a hotel holding a whining toddler! It works!  photo 1089eresized_zpsub8ydfge.jpg photo 1093eresized_zpsjwmt1lcl.jpg

Me and the kids play My Little Pony Monopoly.  photo 1096eresized_zpsvfzcvsq4.jpg photo 1097eresized_zpsrhiuzxlc.jpg

Allan gets home and we have dinner in the hotel.  photo 612eresized_zpsdja9lsiw.jpg photo 1102eresized_zpsfjtn9dnp.jpg photo 1106eresized_zpsnhpktval.jpg photo 1109eresized_zps7oezf92r.jpg photo 1118eresized_zpslnuixfuf.jpg

Then we decide to go down and walk around Lake Coeur d’Alene. It’s only five minutes from our hotel 🙂  photo 620eresized_zpsjddafv8e.jpg photo 625eresized_zpsohdj5uiv.jpg photo 626eresized_zpsnaoarhbo.jpg photo 628eresized_zpsjffxk2iu.jpg

It was chilly but not too bad. It was just beautiful and a fun evening 🙂  photo 631eresized_zpsggcguguy.jpg photo 633eresized_zpsio1rf0uj.jpg

Unconstipating the Baby!

This morning very early Everett wakes up screaming. Then he starts grunting and pushing and pushing. And crying. I can tell he’s constipated by his actions and that’s confirmed when I changed his diaper. Poor boy has a big log of poop stuck half way out of his bum and a little drop of blood from where his butt actually ripped a teeny bit from the size of the poop! I’m surprised by this because he doesn’t eat a lot of constipating foods. But on further thought he does prefer meat to most other foods and maybe on the road trip I gave him too much pork at Famous Dave’s? I decide to get him some prunes and applesauce right away, and extra fluids. But I know he’s not going to eat the prunes because he’s been turning away baby food and refusing those baby food pouches, too! Darn it.

In a moment of inspired brilliance I think to myself that he might like baby food in a straw sippy cup. Like a smoothie experience. So I buy some of those take and toss sippy cups and a variety of baby food pouches and containers.
I also decide to buy a new diaper bag since mine is just too small for this move and living out of a hotel. I buy some super cheesy diaper bag with monkeys on it because I only cared about the price and that one was the cheapest 😛  photo 438eresized_zps4ao1z4kg.jpg

I mixed a container of prunes with a fourth of a cup of toddler apple juice and he drank half of it!  photo 414eresized_zpsfwl2q1ky.jpg photo 379eresized_zpslhpzhycx.jpg photo 396eresized_zpszjpcprrf.jpg photo 412eresized_zpslcogqw9x.jpg

After dropping Brooke off at school I decide to check out the local library. I’m nervous because libraries are either really great or really terrible and rarely in between. ha
This one is great, though! It’s not too big but it’s clean and really cute and the kid area is really nice because there are some toys and computers but the focus is on the books! FINALLY a library where the focus is on books and not an indoor playplace or computers!!  photo 422eresized_zpsuz2tljms.jpg

My kids want to throw coins into the fountain but I’m cleaned out of coins since I let them throw my entire coin stash into the fountain in front of the hotel. They’re talking about all the wishes they’d make if they have coins when a man walking past casually reaches into his pocket, no hesitation in his stride, and with a smile drops a small handful of change into my hand. That’s very nice of you, thank you! I call as he continues on his way.  photo 424eresized_zpszrzwuzpb.jpg photo 426eresized_zpsceiyihik.jpg

In some gloriously perfect timing that day is storytime and it’s barely starting just as we arrive. Sierra and Payson hesitate on the edge of the group of kids while Ember catches sight of the group and without prompting runs to grab herself a carpet square and then takes it straight over and sets it down in the middle of the group. That girl! haha

Sierra and Payson seeing their little sister join the group look to me and I say, “It’s okay, you guys can join in, too!” They timidly go and get a carpet square and go sit right by Ember. Ember meanwhile has her eyes fixated on the storytime leader with a huge smile on her face. Sierra and Payson once seated safely in a Hausen-sibling group crack smiles and occasionally do a quick glance at me, just for added security by my nod and smile. I’m sure their timidness is less because of the situation in general and more because of their ages compared to the other kids there. Poor things were the only ones above the age of maybe 5.  photo 429eresized_zpscoxuhnmy.jpg photo 434eresized_zps6xxrsmvv.jpg

Next, we went to McDonald’s for lunch. *sigh* So awful. I really would’ve preferred something healthier but, whatever.  photo 441eresized_zpszv8sl3jv.jpg photo 445eresized_zpsswb0u1nd.jpg photo 447eresized_zpsxczu1jr5.jpg photo 452eresized_zpsf2y6lzty.jpg

Everett was zonked out and I was worried about his position in his stroller. It looked bad for being able to breathe!  photo 439eresized_zps5inwsp5l.jpg

I leaned his stroller back against my lap so he’d straighten out and he promptly woke up and I held him the rest of the time. And made a mental note to finally go ahead and buy myself a new stroller. Not only is this umbrella one terrible if he falls asleep but the wheels on it have never worked well and I’m constantly shaking it as I walk to try to get the wheels to point in the right direction!  photo 449eresized_zps8en0hjqt.jpg

After lunch we went back to the hotel to hang out until it was time to get Brooke from school.  photo 463eresized_zpswx33isvp.jpg

Everett had fun giving himself kisses in the mirror and also pointing out his and his reflection’s belly button. He loves belly buttons.  photo 468eresized_zpsedigvsv8.jpg

I did my hair and makeup since we were going to be eating dinner in the hotel dining area. Three nights a week that hotel had free dinner so that was pretty cool!  photo 488eresized_zpsmdz0oov4.jpg photo 489eresized_zpsf0oxz8i7.jpg photo 491eresized_zps2z61pfsd.jpg photo 493eresized_zps1pzflvwa.jpg photo 496eresized_zpsos7wyp3s.jpg

Everett spent all his time finding the most fun things to do 😛  photo 499eresized_zpsm0zrdr68.jpg photo 501eresized_zps2k18ba7b.jpg

While I had been doing my makeup and Everett had been playing with the garbage, the other kids were playing with play-doh. photo 1041eresized_zps6vlszrh4.jpg photo 1046eresized_zpswnoyzvfn.jpg photo 1060eresized_zps5ryywjcb.jpg

I cleaned up the little kids and changed their clothes. Except the new pants I bought Everett (size 18 months) at Target were giant so they just kept falling off him. Darn.  photo 1066eresized_zps4oznjpaz.jpg photo 1071eresized_zpsi8b7s5yd.jpg

Then it was time to pick up Brooke from school! When we got back to the hotel we spent some time outside. The kids got to blow bubbles out by the fountain.  photo 520eresized_zps30qz75ec.jpg photo 522eresized_zpswmgjuhha.jpg

And Everett actually “drank” a bit from a baby food pouch! Oh and this is his new stroller!  photo 524eresized_zpshfy80bxy.jpg photo 525eresized_zps1tx1qibs.jpg photo 529eresized_zpsr8nzlqxe.jpg photo 535eresized_zps8d2p4pqv.jpg

Then we went back in the hotel. Since I was holding Everett by then since he was cranky, Ember got to ride in the stroller.
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I didn’t take many pictures at dinner because it wasn’t that exciting. ha  photo 545eresized_zpsqv6kv5td.jpg photo 547eresized_zpssyzdapsj.jpg

After dinner we went on an errand, to look at mattresses, and then took the kids for ice cream.  photo 552eresized_zpshk6yynh0.jpg  photo 556eresized_zps8c21mq8i.jpg

Everett fell asleep in his stroller and was not at an awkward angle! Yay!  photo 560eresized_zpsgfzpoe6w.jpg photo 563eresized_zpsifirdbdk.jpg photo 564eresized_zpsrnxmejje.jpg

Payson practiced his zombie walking before we went back to the hotel.  photo 570eresized_zpsuw2kjg4i.jpg photo 571eresized_zpsiykcyoqx.jpg

Moving to Idaho!

Two things before I start:
-I didn’t take that many pictures because I mostly took video of the entire trip.
-I wanted to share that finished edited video but my computer or internet connection just won’t allow it. My set up can’t handle uploading anything larger than two minutes these days and the finished video is 22 minutes.
I really wanted to share the video but at least I got that video burned to a DVD and we watched it as a family yesterday. There was lots of laughing and “aaaawwwws” that made me realize how horrible I’ve been about watching the hundreds of family movies we have! I haven’t burned even a half percent of our footage from the computer to DVDs and that makes me so sad! I’m going to make it top computer-time priority these days to burn our family videos to DVD so we can watch them together!

And lastly before I get to the moving pictures, I wanted to say that I’ve absolutely hated my lack of consistent blogging during the last year and have made a firm goal of blogging daily for the next full month! I really mean it, too. I love blogging. I really love blogging. It makes me sick that my stress and busyness has kept me from my favorite hobby! That and scrapbooking! I am going to catch back up on my scrapbooks! I actually took a few hours last month when we were still in Colorado and caught up on scrapbooking until last December. That was about 5 months of scrapbooking all at once. I could not have done it without project life. I know I may be silly about my passion with project life, but it seriously changed my entire photo world. I needed that, too! I was getting sick of never sitting down to look at my photos with my kids. Now we have updated scrapbooks that they look at all the time! Scrapbooking is a burden sometimes, it can be tedious and expensive, but it really is worth it to me.

Okay, I’ve gone on and on and now let’s get to the photos! Half of these are just the photos that I took when setting up my light and exposure to take video so excuse that… haha.

Ready to leave! We stopped in our driveway in Colorado and Brooke said a prayer to bless our journey with safety and peace and quiet and good attitudes 🙂  photo 003eresized_zpsbrvwlz1x.jpg photo 779eresized_zpswgoqb1f6.jpg

I held off giving the kids their road trip bags for a few hours. They were excited when it was time to do their crafts and play with their little toys. (They had brought things to do from their rooms, but I didn’t give them the new stuff until a couple hours in) photo 785eresized_zpsij5mhsmk.jpg photo 791eresized_zpsfveouudv.jpg photo 801eresized_zps6djcruyl.jpg photo 007eresized_zpsdka4z86g.jpg photo 009eresized_zpstwqemg1c.jpg photo 018eresized_zpsfabthuys.jpg

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I have a lot of breastfeeding pictures from the road trip! I don’t know why because I don’t usually take a lot of breastfeeding pictures and never more than a couple in one day. I think I just breastfed Everett a lot and was sitting there while the kids and Allan were out playing or getting gas or inside gas stations getting treats so I would be just sitting there and think… well, might as well take a picture. ha  photo 044eresized_zpsji9oe2jj.jpg

We had lunch at McDonald’s. We were going to only eat healthy food on the road trip but that darn McDonald’s went and made their happy meal toys My Little Pony and all four of my kids are obsessed with My Little Pony so the happy meal toys drew us in.  photo 048eresized_zpszt5udrme.jpg photo 049eresized_zpscrnw9cjb.jpg

I try to feed Everett all organic, natural, healthy foods but he did get a couple fries. He saw me dipping mine in BBQ sauce (I like my fries like that) and copied me! It was so adorable because he ate both his fries like that! So cute!!  photo 052eresized_zpszkdjwvlc.jpg

Pardon the giant black spot on this next picture. We got a new point and shoot camera because our old one finally broke and it has a lens hood on it that blocks the flash and I didn’t know. I took it off eventually but this picture was cuter than the ones without black spots.  photo 081eresized_zpsm0chnaja.jpg

We went to Famous Dave’s for dinner! It was so freaking good! Seriously the best food and experience and the final bill for all 7 of us only $24!! Before tip and we leave hefty tips but the actual food price was super reasonable. The server gave us a bunch of corn bread muffins, too. I don’t know if they always give them out for free but they didn’t charge us for them and they were one of all of our favorite parts.  photo 082eresized_zpsqma0qoq3.jpg photo 821eresized_zpsucyrqbzv.jpg photo 822eresized_zpsroxqrakd.jpg photo 825eresized_zps4x4pfvfo.jpg  photo 087eresized_zpss2ta0g5l.jpg

So again, pardon the black shaded part in the left corner. I keep that lens hood on all the time and with this being a brand new camera the habit of removing it isn’t there yet. haha  photo 091eresized_zpsshgrousj.jpg photo 095eresized_zpsehpec6o9.jpg

I wanted a picture with the kids and Allan also took these of me with Everett. Everett caught site of a flag and freaked out with joy. He fell madly in love with flags last month during a lunch trip to Chik-fil-A. He thought the sight of them way up high, waving in the breeze was really cool.  photo 097eresized_zpsa6ibxcrq.jpg

We got to Bellgrade, MO and stayed at a Holiday Inn Express. I’m recovering from major germophobia so Allan spent a lot of time researching hotels and got us really nice hotels for our road trip and first week in Idaho. I was really happy with them and didn’t feel grossed out one bit!  photo 105eresized_zpsvqjto7m2.jpg photo 113eresized_zpski7sacsw.jpg

Morning in the hotel.  photo 832eresized_zpsyfoqf2wq.jpg photo 828eresized_zpsen6uxcnh.jpg photo 827eresized_zpsp0c7e39u.jpg photo 829eresized_zpsnjgstpyo.jpg photo 833eresized_zpsfflcuyvr.jpg

My kids are big fans of hotel breakfasts!  photo 837eresized_zpsfb0r5kqf.jpg photo 843eresized_zpsb7zchrrq.jpg

This hotel had a particularly great breakfast! Eggs, sausage, pancakes, muffins, cereal, yogurt, fruit, rolls, biscuits, bagels, and much more! We were truly stuffed when we left the hotel! haha  photo 860eresized_zpsxcxhkrdf.jpg photo 862eresized_zpsih2udk35.jpg photo 867eresized_zpsd1bkn8fa.jpg

The weather did some amazingly cool things during the second day of our road trip! It was foggy and dark, snowing a lot and bright, and eventually turned to lightly cloudy and sunny. It was such a gorgeous day and time of year for a road trip to Idaho!
I wanted to take more pictures of the scenery but our window was super dirty (lots of dead bugs! haha) and my point and shoot would focus on the bugs instead of the stuff outside the car! I could’ve used my 5D but I just didn’t. I used the point and shoot for 90% of the photos and videos just because it was easier.  photo 121eresized_zpscjbi7er4.jpg photo 127eresized_zpsg1avfzz5.jpg

The kids had lots of fun little crafts that I put in their Easter baskets. Easter was a road trip theme for us this year. They had some little fish that came with stickers and googly eyes to stick on and Ember did this.  photo 139eresized_zpsdmwchuii.jpg

This was at the very last gas station stop we had during the road trip. Allan took the four older kids in the gas station to spend the rest of their road trip money on treats and I breastfed Everett again.  photo 143e2resized_zpsyltctspk.jpg photo 144eresized_zpsvuxqq846.jpg

Can you guess what Everett was looking at in these photos? A flag! haha photo 156e2resized_zpsxfwcd2ul.jpg

The kids actually didn’t have a lot of junk food during the trip up to this point. We ate at McDonald’s for both lunches so snacks were relatively healthy in the car. By this time though almost in celebration they bought chips and candy and were really excited about it all. haha! I only took a picture of Ember because I was setting my exposure and video recorded right then instead.  photo 157eresized_zpskmryvagw.jpg

It was difficult to get a photo by the Welcome to Idaho sign because the freeway was super busy there. I didn’t like that people could watch Allan and me as they drove by. That was weirdly embarrassing for me!  photo 167eresized_zpssgwdy4du.jpg photo 885eresized_zps7svyer9t.jpg photo 171eresized_zpszbpkit0k.jpg

Because Allan was towing his boat we had to stop at the weigh station.  photo 182e2resized_zps7fnr4qiv.jpg photo 186eresized_zps0unil7xw.jpg photo 192e2resized_zpstpnov0pg.jpg photo 195eresized_zpsagf4daok.jpg

And then the next stop was at our hotel in Coeur d’Alene!  photo 205eresized_zps7lb8cgkq.jpg

This was our view from our hotel room. Trees! And in the far back of the parking lot you can see our sequoia and Allan’s boat.  photo 207eresized_zpsosolkunj.jpg

We brought a bunch of our stuff up from the car to the room because we would be staying in that hotel for a few days. And by we I mean Allan. I hung out with the kids while he went and got the stuff from the car.  photo 210eresized_zpsjgz9lv7r.jpg photo 211eresized_zps0knrtpyv.jpg photo 216eresized_zpsc3h1smfw.jpg

Before heading out I took a group picture because I liked the group picture from our hotel in Castle Rock last summer.  photo 223eresized_zpsms5zth6f.jpg

From the hotel we drove to our house! It was locked of course so we just hung out in the backyard for a while. These are unedited photos, it was a gorgeous day!  photo 230eresized_zpsdjlryfdc.jpg photo 233eresized_zpsbea7ukpo.jpg

Next we went to the storage unit where Allan had left his corolla when he’d gone to Idaho the week before we moved. He took out the corolla and put his boat in instead. I drove the sequoia back to the hotel and he drove the corolla.  photo 240eresized_zpse7raaupj.jpg photo 241eresized_zpslqjlnybr.jpg photo 246eresized_zpslc0nurua.jpg

We were all starving by this point so we went out to eat. Everyone wanted Panda Express so I didn’t get Cafe Rio.  photo 248eresized_zpsgqsx0hub.jpg photo 250eresized_zpsti4jbkf5.jpg photo 251eresized_zpsajuzelqo.jpg

Every person got a fortune cookie and Ember loved that!  photo 254eresized_zpskqlq9qeo.jpg

Speaking of Miss Picky. She wouldn’t touch a single thing at Panda Express so we stopped at a grocery store so I could run in and grab her some things to bring in to eat.  photo 261eresized_zpsd09pjftm.jpg

Then we went back to the hotel for the night.  photo 269eresized_zpsfptfdjnp.jpg
So that’s all from the actual road trip. I have a lot more photos from our first couple weeks here in Idaho! I’m excited to get a chance to sit down and blog them in the next week. As for right this second, I’m off to do some major unpacking. Most of the house is unpacked but now I’m in the worst phase of it all, the organizing! I have stuff everywhere that doesn’t have its own “home” yet. So yeah, piles and piles of random stuff I have to put away. Basically it’s just like having the most messy house you could possibly have. haha

My 32nd Birthday!

Two months ago I turned 32!  photo 151eresized_zpszosl18jb.jpg photo 152eresized_zpscupt7sq8.jpg photo 153eresized_zpsftxe2bov.jpg photo 158eresized_zpsipfqphup.jpg photo 161eresized_zps2pm9nxch.jpg

We went bowling for my birthday at the Fish Bowl at Bass Pro Shops. I already facebooked these pictures but I want them on my blog. We had a lot of fun!
We waited in the car while Allan ran in to make sure they had an opening for us. I breastfed Everett, too.  photo 044eresized_zpsg5jrmode.jpg photo 045eresized_zpsqckuenuv.jpg photo 046eresized_zpsfuv8yaty.jpg photo 049eresized_zpsu5hpwwse.jpg photo 050eresized_zpsxydrimfb.jpg photo 051eresized_zpsac5l57yk.jpg photo 052eresized_zpsitmdfbfu.jpg photo 054eresized_zpslkbnkhj5.jpg photo 057eresized_zpsxjfxz715.jpg photo 059eresized_zpsmflvrvnl.jpg photo 060eresized_zps73qdbn7q.jpg photo 061eresized_zpsltkmnza8.jpg photo 177eresized_zpsspcjiu9u.jpg photo 175eresized_zpsud3fybow.jpg photo 183eresized_zpsuz3huwlj.jpg

I wanted to add these pictures that I never put online… Allan bought me cupcakes from a cupcake shop near his work! They were SO good!  photo 532eresized_zpsrklqrb4a.jpg photo 534eresized_zpsxc3ecpqu.jpg photo 535eresized_zps0vdqysdp.jpg

Ember was still up (when isn’t she?) so we shared some with her.  photo 541eresized_zpsr1eqpmte.jpg photo 543eresized_zpss3b5zzcz.jpg

Mother Goose Time and Other Fun

I came across our Mother Goose Time box and rummaged through to see what kind of leftovers we had. There are about a month’s worth of projects left from when we did Mother Goose Time and Adventures in Learning. I love those curriculums. I can’t wait to start ordering those again once we settled in Idaho. Ember is going to freaking LOVE it!! I bet by then Everett will, too! I’m so excited!
But anyway, we have a bunch of activities left that we never got around to so we did some and have been doing some here and there this last month 🙂  photo 014eresized_zpsp1owqm3e.jpg

It was adorable watching Payson and Ember like this:  photo 016eresized_zpsoo2d3grj.jpg photo 018eresized_zps2kryhoa7.jpg

They were making little books about fish. Brooklyn wanted her fish to look like Nemo so she started doing that and then asked if I could show her what clown fish really looked like on the iPad.  photo 026eresized_zpsh6mlzqix.jpg

Payson’s book was my favorite. But that’s hardly meaningful because I truly loved these littel books the kids made! Each of them was completely different than each others and they were just adorable!! But yeah, I mean, look at this cute page!  photo 029eresized_zps8mzlrdqn.jpg

Ummmm, could he have drawn that shark and fish any cuter?!  photo 029eresizedcloser_zps4fgon5he.jpg

After destroying as much as possible over by the preschool stuff Everett spent some time looking outside.  photo 031eresized_zpsudnwymro.jpg photo 037eresized_zpsguutbgjf.jpg photo 038eresized_zpsg0locxig.jpg photo 095eresized_zps48ettexz.jpg photo 106eresized_zpsbckvxtch.jpg

Fox Run *Again*

Uh oh. Park season. I might have to just stop bringing my camera to parks! I don’t want five hundred photos of my kids at the park by the end of the summer!  photo 108eresized_zpseahhgnyq.jpg

As we were heading out of the house Ember ran to get her camera. I figured once we got to the park she’d leave the camera at the table, being more interested in playing on the playground equipment but I was wrong! She was so adorable taking a bunch of pictures. My favorite part was that she was talking about what she was photographing as she was photographing it. Also, she made sure to get at least one picture of each family member ♥  photo 119eresized_zpsqfwlvwit.jpg photo 125eresized_zpsqaz6zpwb.jpg

Everett was super brave and wanted to climb all over the equipment this time. He made a beeline to the slide and without hesitation turned around onto his stomach and slid down!! He crawled back over to the stairs and then up the stairs and then over to the slide again and slid down again. And then he did that a dozen more times! He really loves the slide!  photo 133eresized_zps8ufoviys.jpg photo 164eresized_zps6wrh9jdt.jpg photo 166eresized_zpstv22loxi.jpg photo 169eresized_zpswdqx7lhz.jpg

Brooke was so cute climbing on the park, I snuck this picture 🙂  photo 154eresized_zpsasoxoacr.jpg

Ember noticed a boy her age and ran over to ask him to play with her. His name was Bryce and they had so much fun together! I never want to forget how he kept saying her name wrong. He called her about five different versions of Ember… most sounding like Ambriss. haha! It was SO freaking cute!!! He’d be calling her over and she’d completely ignore him because she had no idea he was calling to her. I finally told her that he was having a hard time saying her name and he thought it was Ambriss and that if he said that it meant her! She lit up and giggled and then the rest of the time we were there she answered to whatever version/pronunciation he came up with. SO cute!
Oh and lastly I’ll add, she couldn’t understand what his name was when he told her, either, but she didn’t mispronounce it because she just would call, “HEY! Hey, come here!” until he came. And if he didn’t know she was calling him she’d run over to him and tell him to come with her. They were just so adorable together!  photo 177eresized_zpsvgxoiksl.jpg

He shared his snack with her and she shared her bubbles with him.  photo 179eresized_zpsht8fp4rl.jpg

I don’t have more than one picture of the older girls because they ran off to a group of trees in the field near the park instead of playing with the little kids. They made the trees their giant home. They had areas set aside as different rooms and had decorated using all the nature stuff in that area. They had so much fun.  photo 181eresized_zps4chm9qtc.jpg photo 183eresized_zpswopmslg0.jpg

We went to the store after the park and on the way both my little kids fell asleep in the car! It’s been ages and ages since both fell asleep in the car. So naturally I took pictures.  photo 001eresized_zpsi6mrtpaa.jpg photo 010eresized_zpspwvbiwvz.jpg

Payson found a gun shaped stick at the park and asked if he could take it home. I mistakenly told him yes. He brought it into the store and then proceded to pretend to shoot everyone we passed, complete with sound effects. I had to tell him it was impolite to pretend to shoot people and not to do it again. lol  photo 013eresized_zpszem64dau.jpg

Payson climbed onto the cart like this and stayed there for a while in the store. He asked me to take a picture before climbing off to get in the car.  photo 020eresized_zpsdztld3cb.jpg

Ember wanted kisses and Everett didn’t.  photo 022eresized_zpsps4bvjxa.jpg photo 024eresized_zpsol3sklzd.jpg


Everett has a bunch of birthmarks. These on the back of his head. One in the middle of his chest. One on his thigh. One on the side of his head… the far left side of his forehead.  photo 044eresized_zps1oqy6h4o.jpg

The weather is finally okay enough to spend time outside. I don’t think twice about letting him crawl all around out on the deck.  photo 060eresized_zpslpzbvyml.jpg

But then I notice that his pants get like an inch of dust/dirt on them! haha! Didn’t expect that. Those pants went in the wash.  photo 064eresized_zpsuctj9aky.jpg photo 065eresized_zpsbi7cfj6u.jpg

The kids have bubbles.  photo 073eresized_zps4pewst6g.jpg photo 076eresized_zpsljapmoxd.jpg photo 079eresized_zpsbspcufqm.jpg photo 081eresized_zpsf1tfpkkb.jpg photo 087eresized_zpstnuef228.jpg photo 115eresized_zpsduk7kx4e.jpg photo 123eresized_zpsvjsbxxwr.jpg


Sometimes I consider cutting Wal-Mart out of my life. I sit and think about how I could manage to get all the things I usually get there at a different store. But I realize I just can’t. Wal-Mart has everything that I need on a daily basis. I buy food there sometimes (mostly canned goods and milk and eggs) but mostly all the toiletries and diapers and household stuff like that. If I stopped getting that stuff at Wal-Mart I’d have to drive 20 minutes to Target. And I don’t want to drive 20 minutes anywhere. So Wal-Mart it is.  photo 009eresized_zps0t4r86pk.jpg photo 010eresized_zpsyerwpy5z.jpg photo 013eresized_zps41wmvcq1.jpg photo 023eresized_zpsp4wok6th.jpg photo 031eresized_zpszr4iy0bv.jpg photo 033eresized_zpst0sw5j2l.jpg