Wednesday, March 28, 2012

12 Days Project

Today we started our 12 Days Before Easter Project.
i love holiday activities, and i think that has been successfully passed on to addox!
it is our 1st year doing this easter project, and i'm using this plan.
we open a numbered egg a day from the basket... i love countdown activities for holidays.
i adore seeing his face when he opens the egg.
i know that you can also buy a project plan along with eggs from christian stores or off amazon... but this was waaaay cheaper.
as in $1 tree eggs & stuff we have around the house.
plus next year i will want to alter it, so why buy something that i would only use once?
good enough for me!!

 anyone else doing it?
o'cuz you should.
and i dearly miss addox saying o'cuz.
dang it.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

st. patrick's day!!!

leprechaun left addox some m&ms!

st. patty's day cake!

...with ice cream.


morning started out with lucky charms for breakfast (we usually don't eat cereal).
addox mostly ate the marshmallows.
as in only ate 2 "cheerios" as he calls them.

then of course we made out leprechaun trap.
he got whatever he wanted that was green, shiny, or just fun in the craft room & went to work!!
addox did a great job & got some m&ms and a sucker at different times throughout the day, but he never caught the pesky leprechaun.

then we went to the $ tree where addox was allowed to use one of his $1's...
he chose a pack green socks!!
he loves them, and paid at the counter all by himself.
i got a pack too... the fun part?
we traded off and on all day because they were the same size.

we also made our lovely green sprinkly cake.
add ate one bite and decided he didn't like it!
what the heck!
so he just ate extra ice cream to make up for it.

happy st. patrick's day!!

first 2012 zoo outting

addox made noises at all the animals.... some "talked" back, made his day!

you know addox... has to have a map if at all possible

jason & i agreed that this was probably the best time we've ever had at the zoo.
there was barely any people, and although it was a bit chilly, we had so much fun.

addox enjoyed all the animals, and the coolest thing was when he played with the penguin.
it was running back and forth with add, "racing."
when addox would move his finger up & down, back & forth, the penguin would follow.
add thought it was great that the penguin would say "yes" or "no."

yay for relaxed & fun zoo trips!!

Friday, March 02, 2012


this time of year makes me happy.
i love march... i love st patty's day.
it means leprechaun traps, lots of green, and i got to put up my st patty's day wreath! 
february was pretty good too... lots of time off school, and even some pretty days!
making cookies one day he had off school... yes, we stayed in pajama's most of day.

boo on bluriness.

she has a birthday tomorrow... along with her brother & two sisters.

yesterday addox had two friends knock on his door to ask if he could play... he was so excited.
i love seeing him grow and mature, it is bittersweet.
mostly sweet.

happy & content with the increased quiet bible time i've had recently.
happy to see add's faith grow.

i got to spend quality time with my mama today, we hit up hen feathers, hobby lobby, and a new yarn shop.

i'm happy because i get a date day with my hubby tomorrow, our 3 year "together" anniversary was last week.
it seems so much longer than that... in a good way!