Friday, January 17, 2014

Instafriday #53 - LOTS O KIDS - And a little giveaway

2:30 PM. Man, I am wasted. I went to the gym today and I just need to sit for a bit. I sent Collin upstairs to "rest" with a bag of sugar snap peas. I think because of the word sugar, he is tricked into loving them. I can hear him playing that he's a dragon eating trees. Elise is napping. So that gives me 30 minutes to sit.

Though I should clean. Shane was out of town this week. Which mean the house looks like a horder's home after a burglary. Why clean when there is no one to notice? Oh wait. So it doesn't end up looking like this by Friday afternoon.

No. No cleaning. I'll just blog. I need glasses for any screen time, but I'm too tired to look for mine, so I'm wearing my prescription sunglasses. I'm so cool. 

Ok. I am a little cool. I mean who else could get all these cousins to look soooooo cute and happy all at the same time? 

How? Same answer as always. Promises of candy. After this I took the four cousins with teeth to the gas station and they each picked out a full size candy bar. 

These are all the cousins on Shane's side of the family. But Shane's brother Neal and wife Brittney are adding to the brood this Spring. :)

I can't believe how 2 year old Jonah looks as old as 4 1/2 year old Collin.

I love how Lydia kind of looks like a chick from the "Get in Shape Girl" toy set from the 80's.

We had a lovely snow while the cousins were here. How could I send Lydia to school on a day like this? 

Getting 4 kids into snow clothes all at the same time is pretty much the hardest thing ever. 

I love how Lydia looks like the chick from The Ring. 

Lydia and Lucca's creation...."Miss Polka Dot Mittens!"

I don't see any actual mittens on this snowman, but I'm guessing they look artistic license. 

Ah. Asleep on the floor. Classic cousin move. 

Some big news, I have Elise's nursery all done! This was the very last piece.

Now she just has to start sleeping there. 

She's started trying a couple solid foods and thinks they are yummy. 

She's also has perfected the art of drooling directly into my cleavage.

Lydia is about to turn 8, which in the Mormon church is when you can be baptized. She is very excited and really dedicated to reading her scriptures to prepare. When she doesn't know a word, she writes it down and we discuss. She is the sweetest. 

It's inversion season in Boise. Personally, I think it's kind of pretty. 

Look! I'm so on top of things, I've already decorated for Valentines Day. 
If by decorate you mean put one little thing up. That's about all that's happening this year. 

Shane brought me home flowers to cheer me after my breakdown earlier this week. He also took a half day and sent me to take a very long nap. It was utter bliss. 

Marry a good man girls. It makes all the difference. 


Speaking of love, I made a couple simple embroidery hoops for Valentines day. 
Just for fun, I'll send this one to a reader. Just because you guys make me feel like I'm not a total loser. 

Leave a comment and you'll be entered. 

Enjoy your weekend. :)

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Push Pop Mama said...

When do we get to see the nursery?

Unknown said...

Love the hoop, simple and cute.

Bethany said...

I have just started to delve into hand embroidery, thank you for the giveaway!

Mark and his Girlies said...


Unknown said...

you are not a loser!
your family is so beautiful!


Stacie and Jared said...

I can't wait to see pictures of the nursery! I know I would not have survived five kiddos under the age of 8 for a week!

The Wheeler's said...

I just had my 3rd baby a week ago and I forgot how hard it is to have a newborn again! My husband was gone on a Scout camp out this weekend and I'm pretty sure I haven't cleaned or gotten ready since he left. Glad I'm not the only one who does this

Lisa B. said...

Sooo pretty!!

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Alzbeta said...

Adorable! I second the clamor to see the nursery ;)

The Pyper Fam said...

I love that cute little hoop embroidery! I'd love to get one, and I can't wait to see the nursery! :)

TGS said...

I do embrodery, but don't use the hoops. Maybe that's why everything turns out like a hack job.

Shanny said...

You are NOT a loser. The way I see it, if the dishes and laundry are done, you are winning. You even blog, so you're way in the lead :)

jessa2409 said...

Would love to win!

Tiff said...

Your family is beautiful!

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