Monday, January 23

West Coast Seeds

2 seeds from the end of HUGE order and website goes down :(


Thursday, January 19

Our Days

Thank you Santa for the new LEGOS! They have been used everyday and the boys can both handle them with no problem.

I finally got around to cleaning the fish tank.... they look happy eh?
Hard to see but T is sleeping on his tummy with his hands clasped behind his head. After I took the pic the "click" startled him and he gave me the most wicked glare before falling back to sleep :)

I finished T's name banner to match the one I made for cy last year. Yes there are threads, this is made from old jeans and the threads add character.
I am trying to follow a more regular rhythm with the boys and as a family in general so we can fit in everything that we want to do. Including crafts. I will write my rhythm at the end of this post if you are interested.
Yummy chocolate chip scones that T and I made for breakfast today. T mixed and did a great job, very little spillage. Now I have 2 helpers for my kitchen.
My 2 week menu. We are on a VERY tight budget and if I get lazy it's impossible to stick to. I made a 2 week meal plan and bought all the groceries at once. Anyone have a chest freezer we can buy? Meal plan at the end too.
Dominos cy :)

Daily Rhythm

Wake: Mama @ 7, boys whenever they wake (7:15-8am)
Clean up-boys play
Play together- legos, blocks etc
Snack 10am
walk/yard or wild indoor play
lunch 12 pm
Rest T, Cy plays puzzles etc
Cy Hangs with mama
Snack: 3 pm- T wakes
Day Activity- Baking, painting, coloring, craft, housework or games
Story Time
Dinner prep- kids free play
Play or activity while mom cleans up
Daddy home -wrestling

Wednesday am-cy school, mama t date
Thursday- all school afternoon
Friday/sat am mama work daddy days
Sunday-family day, hike etc

Meal Plan
I don't have set days, I just make what I feel like that day :)
1. Oatmeal & Juice
2.Coconut Banana Bread & Cottage cheese
3. Cereal day & Banana
4. Breakfast Cookie & fruit
5. Scones & Cottage Cheese
6. Fluffy Pancakes & Breakfast Sausages
7. Smoothie

1. Baloney, crackers, cheese, green beans
2. PB & Jam & fruit
3. Cheese quesadilla & Apple
4. Hummus pita and veggies
5. Leftovers
6. Soup and bread & almonds
7. Pasta salad and meat balls

1. Tacos (cook all ground beef at once and freeze)
2. Fast sloppy lentils, bread and veggies
3. Frozen fish/ meatballs or sausage & veggies
4. Black bean lasagna and salad
5. Shepard's Pie and veggies
6. Pasta and beef
7. leftovers

Linked up to Meal Plan Monday

Monday, January 16

Ladies Night!

Ladies night at the ho! Super fun but I was hurting the next day!

Thursday, January 12

Halfway through January

This year I have decide to have more activities planned for the boys. Not huge or elaborate stuff just some fun things that we can do together. We have also implemented a daily outing time, right after snack time in the morning we either go to the park or for a walk. Having the same time every day for the boys makes the day flow better.
Since we have started the rhythm Cy and I have been getting along, I have had NO days yet that I have been wishing that Q would get home sooner so I can get a break :)

We celebrated Three Kings Day! January 6th

Tracing the alphabet
Counting Carrots
Tower Building

Less Toys = More Playing
I finally got around to organizing the toys and I am going to rotate once a week. I also add a few homemade Montessori activities for the boys.

Q had his work Chrstmas Party VERY late. We stayed at the hotel overnight, with no kids (Thanks GG and Aunti Katie), Great food and tons of dancing... I had blisters the next day. Can't wait until next year.
Some sad news. Our old dog (13) Kyowan wasn't doing well and lost a ton of weight. We took him to the vet and found out he has lymphoma. Very advanced :( Now we are just trying to make him comfortable for his last chapter of life. Q has had him since he was 6 months old. I met him when he was 3. He has had a great life, hiking, skiing, rock climbing... ect. We are going to miss him so much. But our old dog Taffee that passed away from Bladder Cancer 2 years ago is watching over him.

Yes! These are my abs (shhhh don't tell anyone this was after having food poising for 2 days...)
Cy can work the phone booth.

Can you spot the wolverine?

Wednesday, January 11


I'm grateful for my furnace.....
I'm grateful the pilot lights blows out....
I'm grateful I have to go outside into the old basement to light it....
I'm grateful it only blows out in -17 weather (that's celcius).....
I'm grateful I forgot to turn the nob to ON so I had to go out again....
I'm grateful to kneel on mouse turd floor......

I am grateful to price out a new one online.....