Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Breaking ground...

We finally broke ground today! And so it begins...

Yesterday...


Today...

Saturday, October 24, 2009

One year later.

Today is my Gotcha Day with Nate. He has been in my arms for an entire year. I will never forget that day.

Anyway, so here it is in pictures...

Then...


And now...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Creative Consequences

I try hard to never use the word punishment in our house...I prefer consequence. I use it for both good and bad things so that the kids are learning that it is a result of their actions rather than me just being mean. It's a good thought, but we'll see if it works.

Anyway, the other day my 5 and 4 year olds drew with crayon on our family room walls. Are you kidding me?! They are too old to be doing something like that. At first I was just ticked at them and sent them to their room, but then I got an idea...

"Girls, come outside." I drew a big rectangle on the driveway with sidewalk chalk.
"Since you two like coloring so much...fill it in." It took them 45 minutes and provided me with some priceless pictures. (See Elise's update for my favorite!)




Okay, so I did say, "now don't smile" for that one, but come on! So funny!!