Friday, December 18, 2009

Are you kidding me?

I tried to make jello salad today. I was too impatient with it setting up in the fridge and decided to move it to the freezer. When I tried to shut the door I realized that I need to clear out more in the back so it would shut all the way. I opened the door and the the 9x11 pan of strawberry jello fell out...down the freezer door, in the compartments in the door, on the bottom of the freezer, underneath the freezer, in the air vent, and down the front of me. Awesome. Jello salad anyone? It is now in a 6x8 the fridge. Sometimes I wonder why I even try. For two split seconds I thought about grabbing my camara to capture the beauty but then realized I didn't want to remember the mess.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Fry Sauce

So I have been anti-blog lately. I have had NO desire to post so, therefore, I haven't. The other night I had shut myself in the office for 5 minutes to check my emails. I left the boys in the living room to run a-muck. Let me tell you, they did just that. When I came back I found D with fry sauce rosy cheeks. Earlier that day I had some fry sauce. It was from a restaurant so it was in a small plastic tub with a lid. Apparently I had left it too close to the edge of the table and old eagle eye found it. He had smeared it all over his face, all over the tile in the kitchen, all over the leg of the table, and surprisingly down the hall and all over the mirror just outside the office door. I'm sure there is a nice coat on the carpet, too, but luckily for us, our carpet upstairs is soooo stained anyway, you can't tell. Oh I can't wait to tear it up and have hardwood floors. Maybe in the next 100 years we'll get to that.We're all good around here. Nothing much going on but just the normal holiday stuff. We've shut ourselves in since it is freezing cold out and we've been fighting a few colds around here. We're almost 100% ready for Christmas. Nice to be almost done. Happy Holidays everyone!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Happy Belated Halloween!!!

It takes me a few days to get my crap together.
Here's my stinky skunk. Here's my cowardly lion. Fitting, right?!? We spent our Halloween at Grandma's (who also happened to make these darling costumes) while mommy & daddy went to the U game. Priorities....

Happy Halloween!!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Two seconds left alone...

I just went to find the boys after leaving them alone for a minute. I found this. No, that is not residue from eating Oreo cookies. Yep, it's true, we cannot stay out of the fireplace to save our lives! Is there any major harm in eating ashes? Are my boys going to die from the black lung?? All I could say to them is, "Seriously? Seriously you thought that was a good idea?" Think they knew what I was saying? What turds.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

8 Years!!!

Remember when...

Look how young we were!! It is absolutely incredible how time flies. I cannot believe that it is our 8 year anniversary today. What a wonderful, perfect, and memorable day it was. It was one of the greatest days of my life. I am so lucky to have such an amazing husband. He is everything I have ever dreamed of and I love him more today than on our wedding day. Lets take a trip down memory lane.
2004 (apparently it wasn't recorded...or more likely I'm just not organized and have no idea where those pictures are)
2007 2008 2009Thank you honey for everything, especially for these: xoxo

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Future Firemen

I have a little fireman hat I got from work one year. I pulled it out and put it on the boys the other day and they just thought it was hilarious!! Can you tell by these faces how happy the hat made them? They just left it on and crawled all over. They are so funny. I just love them to pieces!

Natural born campers!

I think I have a couple campers on my hands! We got our little igloo-tent for our birthday and when I have the energy to pull it out and let the little men have a go at it they LOVE it! They giggle and scream and roll around. It is the funniest thing. Maybe next year we will venture into a "real" tent and see how they do. I wasn't brave enough this year. That's two years in a row of no camping. I'm having major withdrawals.
*I took these pictures the day they went in for their year check-up. That's the reason for the little bandaids on the legs.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

One Year Old

We are such big boys! I'm a little late posting the 1 year stats and their 1 year pics. Here we go...
Weight: 18lb 8oz - 2%
Height: 29 1/4in - 29%
Head: 45cm - 13%
Still just a little skinny-minny but he is so fun. He is into everything and never stops moving. He loves to climb up on anything and is very creative to get what he wants. He's a messy, messy eater and seems to be a little more picky than his little bro.
Weight: 20lb 12oz - 19%
Height: 29 1/2in - 37%
Head: 46cm - 37%
He obviously is still eating his brother's food! He is such a good eater and eats whatever I serve and eats it all. He hates his sippy cup so we need to hurry and transition to a "real" cup so he gets enough milk. He is very detailed and studies his toys to find out what makes them work. He's perfecting taking things out of containers and putting them back in. He's still a little softy and cries when he's pushed around. He's bigger & stronger than his big bro but he doesn't know it yet so he sometimes gets bullied.
Aren't they just adorable??? I'm not biased or anything but they are just the cutest things ever!! Here's to another year of FUN!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Birthdays & Flies

(Charlie helping set up for his party)

Be warned, this will probably be a lengthy entry. I'm not one to ramble much or volunteer too much information but we turned 1 at our house so I gotta fill ya in on the mayhem going on around the Jensen home.

Dylan & Charlie had their birthday this past Wednesday. One. Can you even believe it?!? We celebrated their birthday this past Sunday at our house. We woke up in the morning to massive amounts of rain. Mind you, our party was to be held in our backyard. I was planning on about 30 people being there and I just did not want the chaos in my house. During the terrential (sorry, probably spelled wrong) rain, Brandt and I stood outside in it and wondered how we all of a sudden found ourselves in Kauai. I love that kind of rain, don't get me wrong, but not on our Party Day. I checked the weather channel online and they said it would clear up until 4. My party started at 4:30. So we waited. I checked again about 2pm and it said the rain wouldn't begin again until 9. Ok. I could live with that so we set up shop. It was a great party. Good company, good food, good babies, and good weather. Best part, however, was the cakes. My sweet sister-in-law is a cake-maker extrodinaire and made the cakes for us and the boys. They looked like this:
and this:
Here is a shot of the backyard in it's glory.
Dylan being a cutie eating apples off our tree. With that one tooth he has I don't think he got much to chew on.
Here's the cook. Brandt make a mean burger on the grill.
I know it probably sounds stupid but I haven't given my babies cake. They've had some sweet things but not much. I especially was adament that they not have cake until the big day. I think they liked it. Here's the play by play:
Hmmmm, what's this we have here??
Mommy & Daddy had to step in to make sure they knew it was something to eat since I've kept them in the dark this whole year. Mean. What now? It tasted good, just not real sure how to get that big ball of goodness in my mouth. Hey Charlie, whatcha got over there? Mind if I come over and have a look?
Charlie is sayin', "Yeah, this is good." Suckin all the yummy frosting off the fingers while Dylan's sayin', "Yep, I'm gonna come over and try yours out. Looks good."
Whoa baby. Hold it. We've crawled over our cake to get to the better one apparently.

There ya go. Get it boys!
Ok, we got this down now. Happy as can be sitting here eating pieces of cake. At least Charlie is. My A.D.D. child is already ready to go find something else to do.
Love this of Charlie. Dad is trying to convince Dylan to eat more cake.
Double-fisting it Charlie. Who do you think he takes after, me or Brandt?
I love this one of Dylan. MMMMMMMMM......You were right, Dad, it is good!!!
Now to the "flies" part of this blog. After cake we were going to open presents but the rain came. It was only like 6:30 I think (thanks weather channel) so we moved inside. We opened presents upstairs and both our back door and the front door were left open the whole time. It was raining and it was nice to have the cross-winds but it was also an opportunity for about 100 flies to make their way into my house. After the party we cleaned up but left the boys toys just out in the living room that night until I could find homes for the new toys. Monday morning we woke up and I normally will let the boys play while I get their milk and breakfast ready. They were quick to jump in and play with the new toys strewn about the living room. My wonderful brother and sister-in-law gave us these toys.
This is D & C playing that morning. They would push the buttons over and over and so you would hear "twinkle, twink, twinkle, twinkle, twi, twi, twinkle, twink..." over and over and over and over. You get the point, right? So that was just the cow. Charlie was doing the same thing but to another song with the monkey. Brandt and I have bought their kids a set of drums, clappers, anything that is loud and obnoxious so we are reaping the benefits of payback. It worked Tree...good job on the toy choice.
Back to the story at hand. So as I'm doing our morning routine it is NOISY. I am a quiet person that enjoys a peaceful and calm morning and I'm not used to the ruckus. I set the boys in their chairs and fed them breakfast. Flies were EVERYWHERE so as we are having breakfast, I have one hand on a spoon feeding the boys and the other hand on the fly swatter swatting flies. After killing about 42 of them, we were done and had to take a bath. I took Dylan out, took his clothes and his diaper off, set him down and moved to Charlie. As I am stripping him down, I look over and Dylan had peed on the carpet. Nice. Cleaned it up. Threw the boys in the bath to play for awhile and then pulled Charlie out to dry off, pulled Dylan out to dry off and in the meantime, Charlie has crawled off and I look over to see him sitting in a puddle of urine. Nice. Picked him back up, put a towel over his mess, threw him back in the tub to rinse off, and back out to be dried. I dragged them back to the living room to diaper up and put on some clothes and once that was done, mom was ready for the nap. It wasn't even 9 yet and I was done. I sat there on the couch and thought, "Welcome to 1 year olds". I have a feeling I'll have many more moments like that. It's just the beginning, I'm sure. I was killing flies for the whole week and I think there are a few stragglers, still. I know I got one yesterday but haven't run into any more unfortunate flies today. Hopefully we've gotten them all.
Here's Dylan. We have tons of new fun toys for the boys to play with. What is his toy of choice? Yep, the old yogurt container. Seriously, why do we even give them toys?

Thank you everyone who came to celebrate Dylan & Charlie's birthday. We had such a good time and will have so many good memories. You have all been so great to help us through this first year with two babies. We would have never survived without you. xoxoxo

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My little swimmers

We've finally gone swimming. I have one little fish, and one not so much. D just LOVES the water. Charlie is ok in it but doesn't thrive like D does.
Swimming at Mia's birthday party (mind you the water was FREEZING and little Dylan just hung out for awhile in it):
Getting ready to swim at Granna's (notice Charlie's leg lifted up. He still hates the grass):
Swimming at the Bubble with Tracy & Sandy (yeah, I know, gross picture of the white albino that looks like there is no suit, but there is, promise. Best picture we caught with both boys looking up):