Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I did it

I did it! 
I made these super cute clay baubles necklaces. 
And they were sooooo easy to make. 

And after I made one for myself
a certain little girl just had to have one too. 

the orange one is for me and the purple is for Mackenzie 

She thought hers was pretty cool. 

And so did I. 

And like I said they were really easy to make. 

Go, give them a try for yourself (or for your little one).

Sunday, January 29, 2012

dedication and preaching

 Sundays are always special. 
But last Sunday was extra special 

because we dedicated Madelyn
(by publicly promising to love her, and train her and raise her in the ways of the Lord)

 and I got to hear my hubby preaching the Word of God.

And some of my favorite people came to church with us.
It was a great Sunday.

How was your weekend?

Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday Randoms

I can't believe it's Friday already! 

Here's a peek at our week through the camera lens of my phone. 

We had a picnic at the park. 

I love how Wes rests his head on his hands in his car seat while we drive.
He's so cute! 

My husband doesn't like dessert.
Or anything sweet for that matter.
I know...it's weird.
But me and the kids do (a lot) so when we get dessert he's one less person we have to share with. 

 I went to a baby shower for two friends. 
I have 10 friends who are pregnant right now.
(and 2 more that just had babies) 
How crazy is that!

We had a little family reunion to visit with my cousin who was in town. 
And played some very serious card games as usual. 

This little one started pulling herself up on everything.

The kids all pretending to sleep in their "nests". 
Even Madelyn was playing along.

Mackenzie using her hamper as butterfly wings. 
Kids have the best imaginations!

A new favorite game of ours is glow stick hide and seek.
Basically I hide a bunch of glow sticks around the house, we turn off all the lights and they have to find them. 
They think it is the coolest game e.v.e.r.

I practiced having 4 kids under 4 while we watched my friends cute boy while she was in labor. 

We went to the lake. 

We went to visit my friend's new baby in the hospital. 
I always forget how tiny newborns are (and it's only been 8 months since I had one!). 
They grow so fast. 

Some brother and sister love.

Hope you guys had a great week!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

winter in the OC

 It was 81 degrees today.
So we went to the lake with some friends.  

I love winter in Southern California. 

And I love chunkie babies in bathing suits. 

Hope you guys are having a great day too!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday

I know I said I was going to quit What I Wore Wednesdays 
but a few of you said you would really miss it 
 and since I'm such a people pleaser 
I decided to post a handful of my outfits every other week or so.
We'll see how it works out. 


Oh and if you're new here and are wondering what is going on let me fill you in.
 What I Wore Wednesdays was started by a couple bloggers a while ago to help stay at home Mommy's (or anyone for that matter) get out of their yoga pants and into some real clothes every day. It's just a fun little accountability tool to help us look presentable to the outside world (you know, so we stay OFF the People of Walmart videos). 

shirt- thrifted
jeggings- Target
boots- Cathy Jean
necklace- Forever 21

white long sleeve shirt- old navy
knitted top- Macy's
jeans- Paige
necklace- Old Navy
(forgot to put my shoes on before I took the pic. Whoops).

white tee- Old Navy
cardigan- Old Navy
skinny jeans- Levis
boots- Cathy Jean
belt- vintage

striped top- Forever 21
cardigan- Forever 21
jeans- Target
boots- Cathy Jean
necklace- made by me :)

top- Banana Republic
jeans- Paige
sandals- Target

(look at Mackenzie in the picture. She cracks me up)

necklace- Forever 21

dress- Khols
cardigan- Target
black boots- H&M

and I decided to add this necklace right before I left the house

necklace- Forever 21

top- Target
skinny jeans- Levis
boots- Cathy Jean
necklace- Forever 21

top- Nordstroms
jacket- Target
jeggings- Forever 21
boots- Cathy Jean
necklace- vintage

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Chalk board picture frame

I've been wanting a cute chalk board for 
It's just one of the projects I have on my super long to do list that will most likely never get done. 
You know how that goes.

But guess what I got for Christmas?
A super cute 
totally perfect for our house
chalkboard picture frame handmade by my cousin.

I'm in love!

It's just perfect for writing Mackenzie's weekly bible memory verses (for her preschool) on. 

And we hung it right by the dining table so we could go over the verse during meals.
So far it's been working out great!

Oh and apparently it was super easy to make.
Just take the glass out of a picture frame, paint some chalkboard paint on it and
ta da!
An adorable chalkboard.

Thanks Becky!
We love it!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Booger Boy

Boys are gross. 
 This is a conversation I had with Wesley the other day after I picked a booger out of his nose.
 Don't judge. 
You know you've picked your kids boogers too.

Wes: Mom, can I see it (the booger)?
(I show him the booger)
Wes: Oh. Can I have it? I want to eat it.
Me: No! You can't eat boogers. That's gross.
Wes: But Mooomm. They are SO yummy. I loooove boogers.
Me: No you can't eat boogers. It's really gross Wes and it will make you sick.
Wes: (in his pouty voice) Mom that makes me really sad.   

My silly booger eating boy. 

Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday Randoms

Sorry I went a little picture crazy this week. 
I just can't help it. 
My kids are so cute and I love capturing the precious every day moments of our life. 

Here's a peek at our week through the camera lens of my phone. 

Mackenzie and Wesley were so sweet taking Madelyn for rides down the slide at the park. 
She loved it!
She's pretty much got the best big brother and sister ever. 

We had a blast playing our eye spy puzzle. 
I think I've got some detectives on my hands. 
They could find most of the stuff before me!

The hubby made me his breakfast specialty 
eggs and chorizo.

He also started on phase one of Madelyn's Bible Verse sign
It will probably be done by the time she is in college. 

The little guy has been fighting off a cold/cough and wanted to wear his awesome beanie everywhere we  went. 

Kenzie and I went on a Mommy daughter date

Madelyn is definitely all girl. 
She loves to look at herself in the mirror.

I put the kids on dish duty. 
They did a great job washing the dishes...
and the counters
and the floor. 
Let's just say there was more water on the ground (and on them) then in the sink by the time they were done. 
But at least I didn't have to do the dishes!

We put Madelyn in baby jail while we folded the laundry. 
And then Mackenzie took her for rides around the house in the laundry basket (a.k.a. baby jail).
She loved it!

This what we like to call a "natural consequence." 
Wes feel out of his carseat onto the ground (in the Trader Joes parking lot) right after I told him to sit down so he wouldn't get hurt. 

Sees Scotchmellows hold a special place in my heart. 

I spent some time catching up in the kids baby books.
I was so far behind. 

The kids rode their bikes all the way to the park. 
They are getting so big.

Mackenzie has been working on writing her name all by herself. 
All nine letters of it. 

I made a yummy banana dessert for me and the kids (did you know that Mr. Sellars does not like dessert? Crazy huh?!)

We bought a VCR off Craigslist. 
It was a very happy day. 

The kids have been so excited to watch all of their favorite VHS's again (most of which are straight from the 80's and 90's). They were totally born in the wrong generation. 

Conversation heart candy is so addictive.