Stolen Post on Parenting

I read a friends blog this morning and had to share it. Our boys are a month apart and she is expecting her second baby soon. She captured the “clash of feelings” I seem to have everyday perfectly. Enjoy this because it’s hilarious, sweet, and absolutely true.

Parenting Philosophy


Indoor Play

I started cleaning the house and got on a kick and started really getting into it. The kids were playing really well and being very quiet. That is always suspicious to me so I peeked around and saw them basically just vegetating in front of the tv. I’m fine with that for awhile but I also feel very guilty very fast about too much tv.

Hence the “car wash”. So I can keep scrubbing our filthy house I decided to set Jay up with some scrubbing of his own. He’s loving washing his cars and letting his dinosaurs swim in the pool. So far so good, one clean bathroom for me down and one to go!




Craft of the Day – paper Bag Puppets

Craft of the Day – Paper Bag Puppets
– paper lunch bags
– construction paper/random add ins from craft bin
– markers
– glue

We did this awhile ago and I just never blogged about it. Jay enjoyed gluing and creating to make the puppets. I bought cheap paper bags that couldn’t quite stand up to a busy preschooler and once he really started getting into making the puppets talk and act, they all ripped apart. Ha, oh well. It was a fun afternoon activity.





Surprise Trip to the Mountains

Colin called me around 10 am yesterday saying we were going to go to Keystone for a work conference he had…that night. No biggie other than he gave me no other info, the kids were being nuts, and I was going on my second full day of “single motherhood” and completely strung out. (This week has been extra busy for Colin. Leaving before we wake up and returning after kids asleep). Nevertheless, I somehow got us all packed and ready to go and we made it last night in one piece.

While Colin headed over to his conference this am the kids and I decided to go explore. We drove into Dillon and had breakfast at a super cute and super delicious local restaurant. The kids were reasonably well behaved aside from Jay constantly asking to go potty (not an easy task when your alone with two kids – bringing everyone and all your stuff into a tiny stall etc.) So that was fun.


From there we walked towards Lake Dillon to continue exploring. On the way down we came across an AWESOME playground right on the lake. It was gorgeous as the aspens are in full effect up here. The kids went buck wild and we played for a long time until Jay had to go potty again. I tell ya this potty thing is a blessing and a curse. Ha. It ended up being a super great morning and we are very thankful to get these opportunities.





I am now trying in vain to get them to nap. The pictures were just too fun not to share and I’m trying to maintain my sanity in a tiny room with two overtired children until daddy rescues me. 🙂

Hair Cut!

Jay got a long overdue haircut with Dad yesterday at the new barbershop by our house. They are having cheap deals through September so we thought we would check it out. He looks so adorable when he’s all trimmed up. His hair is super thick and stick straight so he looks a little nuts when it gets too long. Which happens often as getting him to sit in a chair for a proper cut is nearly impossible.