Monday, April 29, 2013

"Under Cover" Play Session

I love how Marek and McKenna can at times be amused by the most ordinary things! Today it was our bed. As I attempted to make it they had a fun impromptu play session under the covers. I especially love it when McKenna gets so excited that she literally squeals with delight, which causes Marek to crack up laughing. I MUST remember these moments!!!


Monday, April 22, 2013


This weekend was a little crazy and hectic due to the fact that we installed new wood flooring in our master bedroom. Having all of our furniture and clothing strewn across the house and two little kids that went to "help" was a little maddening to say the least. Sunday I wised up and took the kiddos over to my moms house for most of the day which made the situation much better. I'm just glad that the floor is done and my house if put back together! And did I mention that it looks fantastic! Here are some pics of Marek and McKenna being entertained by the install on Saturday.

 Marek holding onto McKenna's leg so she couldn't escape.
 Inching closer and closer to see all of the action.
Marek had his very first piece of gum that day...and he wanted me to document it!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Potty Girl

No, I am not potty training McKenna.....yet, but she is definitely interested in the potty as of now! I found Miss McKenna in the bathroom with her clothes off just sitting on the potty, so I decided to let her try, and wouldn't you know she actually went her very first try. She mostly just likes to play when she's on the potty, and some people would say that I should take this opportunity to train her, but I'm just not ready and we also just bought a huge thing of diapers at Costco not long ago and I don't want them to go to waste. Maybe when those run out we will give it a real go! Here are some pics of the potty girl and her first time on the pot.

Yes, she wanted my Gatorade while she was on the potty!
Being silly and screaming and laughing - she really though she was something else!
She really was thirsty.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Paint Project

Let me start off by saying that at times I'll admit that I can be a pretty anal mom about doing projects with my kids that are messy. They aren't fun for me, even if the kids are having a blast. Throughout the whole project/activity I am constantly thinking of what I am going to have to clean up, as well as how I am going to get the stains out of their clothes. With that being said, I know I need to push myself to let go and let my kids have some good old fashioned MESSY fun. This weekend I was searching through the hundreds of kids craft pins I have on my Pinterest account and I decided to actually do some. Today's project was making paints out of condensed milk (the paint dries really shiny and pretty). It was super easy and Marek had a lot of fun painting. Miss McKenna stuck to crayons....I could only take so much of the messiness. I know...small steps! :)

 What we needed for the project: ice cube try, condensed milk, food coloring, paper, and paint brushes.
 Working on his first master piece...he said that the paints smelt like cheese! :)
 McKenna getting in on a little finger painting.
 Such a BIG girl!
 Showing off his handy work.
The finished product.