Monday, March 31, 2008

Silence is never a good sign!

When your two-year-old goes silent in his room for 10 minutes you should always go and check things out. That's what happened today. Jacob went to his room to play. I suddenly realized that I hadn't heard him in about 10 minutes. I found him, his mini Mr. Potato Head, and half the box of wipes all pulled out. When I asked him what he was doing he replied, "Ma, ta hine wipe" in other words Mama Mr. Potato Head needs his hiney wiped. It's pretty bad when you feel the need to get the camera and take a picture for your blog before you get on to your child. Smile Jacob, by the way don't do that again. Is that sending mixed signals?

The Potty

OK, so God is powerful enough to create this entire universe, but he can't create babies to come out potty trained? That's my big question when I get to heaven. How do you do this???? Jacob loves to sit on his potty. Too bad he only toots on it. And I am serious about that. It's like that's what he thinks the potty is made for. He runs in there, sits down, and the starts tooting. He thinks it's great and that he's really done something big. (Please excuse my beautiful legs. I may have figured out this blogging thing, but I still don't know how to crop a picture.)

The Boots!

The other day I had a big bag of clothes passed down to us from cousin Ava dumped all over the floor. Jacob decided that Baby (Olivia) needed to wear her new boots. I hate to tell him it will be awhile before she grows into them. I guess he decided that she needed some gas drops too?!

Playin' Rambo with my Dad

The other day Seth and Jacob were out working in the backyard together. They came inside and they each had one of those pink marker tape things (obviously I don't know the technical name) tied around their heads. It was so cute.

Dying Easter Eggs

Oh to be a kid again! I had forgotten the fun and amazement of dying Easter Eggs for the first time. The mess too! Jacob had so much fun.
He threw the eggs in the cups of dye, thus the splashed colors everywhere. We kept telling him to wait because the eggs weren't ready yet. Now when I tell him to wait on something he says "Not yet egg!" What a cutie!
The other big issue was that he wanted to eat the eggs. Hence the pointing at his mouth. Which was accompanied by "eat, eat."
Never turn your back on a two-year-old wanting to eat dyed eggs or this is what your get. How did he manage to break it in two with out us even noticing!







New way to keep a baby quiet!

I guess Olivia would rather wear her bow around her mouth than her head. I figure this is one way to keep her quiet during the car ride!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Hot Dog, Cake!

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Eggs filled with cake!

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Showin' off my eggs!

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Where are all the eggs?




Today we went to the park for our church's Easter Egg Hunt. No one told me that you have to get there at 10:30 even though it doesn't start until 11:00 if you want any eggs. Poor Jacob. He wandered around looking for eggs to put in his basket, but there were none to be found. Talk about breaking a mamma's heart. Luckily his friend Abby Anne came by and hid some of her eggs for Jacob to find. He loved finding them and putting them in his basket, so we hid them over and over again for him. Thanks Abby Anne! Olivia slept through the entire hunt. She couldn't even wake up to see the Easter Bunny.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Easter Cupcakes











Today we got together and made Easter cupcakes. The kids had a blast licking icing and eating candy. Jacob wasn't quite sure what to do with his cupcake. He just looked at it and finally began to eat the candy off. Then he poked on the icing and licked it off. That's my boy, candy and icing!!!
















Leah, Jackson, and Johannah are all proud of their decorations. Somehow I didn't manage to get a picture of Gracie. Sorry! Gracie put sprinkles, and only sprinkles, on every cupcake that she made. She wanted to be sure to know which were hers!
Johannah could be my child with a mouth that big!

Gran Jo and the Great Grands!

Yesterday we went to Gran Jo's house (Seth's Grandmother) to take pictures of her with 8 of her 13 great grandchildren. Olivia was lucky number 13, but with 5 grandchildren not even married yet, we are expecting more great grands. What a blessing for her to be here to witness all the madness! The first picture is of Gran Jo and the girls. Aren't they sweet in their matching dresses that their Honey (Seth's Mom) made for them.Isn't he sooo handsome! Jacob has been so excited to have Jackson, or Jack as he says, around this week. They have played and played together. Jackson is such a sport to put up with a two-year-old at his heals all week.
Here are the Yancey and Archer nine. Two belong to Seth's brother and the other four are his sister's kids. It has been a fun and busy week around here with quite the pitter patter of little feet. Mostly the stomp stomping of little feet, but pitter patter sounds a little sweeter!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Pretty as a Princess!

Just wanted to put a new picture of my sweet little princess. She changes a little everyday, or so it seems. Who knew we women were such high maintenance all the time!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Yum Yum Good!

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Another fun day in the snow!

OK I am finally adding some pictures from the last snow day. We had a computer crash from a worm/virus/you name it and it was on our computer, but Seth has us all up and running again. Thank goodness one of us has some computer smarts! The first picture is of Jacob and his snowman that he built with his daddy and our neighbors, Michael and Mickie, or Mil Mik as he says. I think it took about 3 tries to get the finished snowman, because Jacob kept knocking it down.
Here is Jacob taking a drive in his brumm, brumm. He got a little angry and had one of those two-year-old moments when it wouldn't go on the snow.
Seth, Jacob, and baby Olivia (still sleeping) on the back deck in the snow.
Mommy, Jacob, and baby Olivia all sleeping after a long day of playing in the snow.
Jacob finally decided to try the snow. He thought it was the best thing he had ever eaten. He was shoving it in almost faster than we could take his picture. He would tilt his head back and say, "mmmm no (snow)." After we made him come inside he stood at the door and said, "Ma, eat eat no." It was really cute. I used to love eating snow too!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Snow Day!




Jacob spent most of the morning out playing in the snow. For the most part he liked it, but he wasn't too fond of it sticking to his gloves or pants. He kept coming up to me saying "Oh no Ma, broke" which is pretty much what he says every time something isn't doing what he thinks it should be doing. Olivia spent most of the morning sleeping. By the time she was awake enough for a picture the snow had all melted away. Her first snow and we didn't even get a picture. When I got the camera out to take a picture of Olivia, Jacob starting saying "my smile, my smile" it took me a minute, but I finally realized he meant his camera. He took a few pictures of his own. If only he would look through the right side of the camera!

God give me patience!

Ok, for those of you who know me well, you know that I am computer stupid. I have, however, been contemplating starting a blog. Why today? After 4 poopy diapers right in a row, projectile vomit down my hair and back, and trying to explain to a 2-year-old where all of the "no" (snow) went while he was napping, I found myself praying for God to give me patience. Then, I start this stupid blog!!! It has taken me 4 1/2 hours just to get to this point and I am still pretty clueless. Some of you fellow bloggers are going to have to help me.