Friday, April 29, 2011

New Room

On Monday, I had a baby shower for our new little one (thanks Bethany and Kathy!). It was a lot of fun and I was excited to receive some things for the nursery. So... Luke and I have been working on turning his little jungle room into a cowboy/cowgirl themed room.

The idea for the room began forming in my mind when I came across two cool old cowboy pictures that I picked up at a yard sale a few months ago. I love them, Luke loves them, and they were only a $1 for the pair.

Part of putting together the nursery included moving Luke to a true big boy twin sized bed (so I could have the crib mattress again. Nathan has the wood for the bed frame, but for now, Luke is learning to sleep on his new mattress alone. It is much softer than his crib mattress and he loves it.
We also repainted and repositioned Luke's name:
Here is the crib transformed by pink. I haven't painted letters for our little girl yet because we are still wavering about a name. I am now pretty sure that I have settled on what I would like it to be, but Nathan is not sure. :)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011

Working For It

I decided to make Luke work for his snack today:

Also, here are a couple of pictures of my spring garden. Apparently tomatoes do grow in Houston:

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Do-a-dot Art by Luke

This is the BEST product that I have found for little boys who do not like to sit and draw- making pictures with a Do-a-dot art set.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Strawberry Picking

Maybe I have mentioned it before, but one of the joys of living in Houston is our proximity to local berry farms. March-May is strawberry picking season, May-July brings blackberries and blueberries. Today, Bethany and I took the kids to pick strawberries. They all had a great time!

Luke picking berries- he was actually quite good at only picking the ripe ones and not squeezing them too hard.
Mommy pointing out a good one to pick:
All three kids together in the little park area. They are together, that's all we could do. No perfect pictures, but three happy kids.
Luke and Clara up in the jungle gym. I've seen both of these expressions a lot lately. :)
Luke in his thoughtful spot. It was such a nice day to just be outside enjoying Spring.