Friday, July 30, 2010

Table dancer

When I'm in the kitchen doing dishes or fixing meals, if I turn around for a few minutes Sam will climb on the table. I think he likes to see if he can make it up there before I notice. Then once he's up there he doesn't know what to do, so he dances. It makes me laugh.

Oops! I just realized the words on this next picture are too small, I'm too tired to change it, so if you're interested, you have to click on the picture. But really, it's not that important anyway.

This is the look that is usually on Sam's face. He is always smiling, unless he's being mischievous, of course.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Having fun

I have a new goal to spend more time playing with the boys, but more especially Jordan. I feel like we play all day and then as soon as Sam goes down for a nap I do chores. So, chores will be done in the morning and evening and the rest of the day will be spent with my favorite people.

Since my other new goal is to take more pictures with me in them, here are some pictures of us playing one day.

Playing airplane..

Ring around the rosy... (yes, I'm wearing sweat pants...I've turned into a sweat pants mom)

Playing with Jordan in the pool. I got that water slide at a yard sale for $2. It was worth every penny, Jordan loves it.

Jordan played in the dirt, of course (I didn't play in the dirt with him, maybe another day)....

We even made play dough...
Jordan loved playing with cookie cutters

and Sam loved to smash his and poke it with a fork.

Here's the easy recipe to make homemade play dough if you want. It's a lot of fun and if stored correctly can last for months.

2 cups flour
2 cups warm water
1 cup salt
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon cream of tartar (optional for improved elasticity)
food coloring (liquid, powder, or unflavored drink mix)

Mix and heat
Mix all of the ingredients together, and stir over low heat. The dough will begin to thicken until it resembles mashed potatoes. When the dough pulls away from the sides and clumps in the center remove the pan from heat and allow the dough to cool enough to handle. IMPORTANT NOTE: if your playdough is still sticky, you simply need to cook it longer…
Knead & color
Turn the dough out onto a clean counter or silicone mat, and knead vigorously until it becomes silky-smooth. Divide the dough into balls for coloring. Make a divot in the center of the ball, and drop some food coloring1 in. Fold the dough over, working the food color through the body of the playdough, trying to keep the raw dye away from your hands and the counter.

Later that afternoon the boys relaxed on my bed underneath the ceiling fan. They were exhausted.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My climber

Jordan was never a "climber"
He never tried to get on the counters, table or other high places.
I don't know if it's because Sam has an older sibling to watch, but he is a climber.
If I turn my back for a few minutes
he will climb up the highest thing he can find.

I have found him on the very top of our couch.
On his dresser.
On the computer desk. (shaking the computer!)
Trying to climb in (or up) the dryer.
But these are all pretty normal.

The other day I was putting lunch dishes in the dishwasher when I heard a slightly distressed Sam call from the other room, "all done, all done!"

I went into the bathroom and found him
inside the potty.

P.S. I had just cleaned the floor in the bathroom that morning, but for some reason it looks disgusting in the picture! It maybe is from splashed toilet water on the floor mixed the toilet paper Sam ripped up, but either way don't judge me too harshly! :)

Monday, July 19, 2010

self-timer and monkey Sam

Oh man, I have a million things to do right now, but Sam is asleep and Jordan is busy playing basketball so I'm going to post some pictures while I have a chance.

First of all, I have a new goal of taking more pictures with me in them. I have so many pictures, but very few with me in them, so self-timer is going to be my new best friend.

I got some pictures of the boys climbing up to our deck last night and I think they are so funny. They were giving me some great facial expressions.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The worm cloud

This "worm cloud" was a hit at our house. Both boys were so excited--well, Jordan was excited and Sam just copied the excitement because he loves whatever his brother loves.

Because you asked for it

Okay, maybe only my sister asked. Anyway, here are the Koosharem pictures. Koosharem is in central Utah by Fish Lake and has a population of 276 (according to the 2000 census, so it's probably more now). I think the population doubles during the 4th of July. It's fun to see how many houses have 10 or more tents set up in their yards during the weekend.
My dad's sister lives there and we go there every year on the 4th to play and celebrate. There's always a lot of different fun things to do and we always make a float to be in the parade! This was J0rdan's first year in the parade and he loved it.

Anyway, we had to first make the 4 hour drive there. Here my kids are in Aurora, Utah for a quick little running break. We actually were changing Jordan into a pull-up because there aren't any gas stations from there to Koosharem and we didn't want him having an accident.

Just as we suspected about 10 minutes before getting to Koosharem Jordan announced from the back seat, "I need to poop!" We asked if he could hold it and he said yes, followed by a lot of groans that soon turned into crying. He didn't want to poop his pants and he said he couldn't make it so we pulled over and Jordan pooped on the side of the road....right here.Fun stuff.

We got to Koosharem pretty late so we set up camp and the boys fell asleep after saying hello to everyone.
The next day we were up bright and early for a pancake breakfast and then we decorated the float and it was time for the parade.

The theme was "I'm proud to be an American" so our float said, "I'm proud to be an American from sea to shining sea." Each person represented a different state. Jordan was Rhode Island because he was the smallest.

Here's one side

And the other
I was so proud of Jordan he waved the entire time
You gotta love small town parades!

You also gotta love small town transportation. (Yes, there are four men on that 4-wheeler)

The rest of the day was spent shooting guns, fishing, throwing rocks in this canal,

Riding horses (look at my cute cowboy!),

going for 4-wheeler rides
going for rides in the Rhino,

petting animals,
and having fun!

Here are my boys cute patriotic shirts
Sam's was extra special because it had his name on it!

And here's just a random picture of me and Sam. Not the cutest picture of me, but for some reason I uploaded it--so it's staying.

The end.

Friday, July 16, 2010

How dirty do your kids get??

Because I have a feeling my boys are above average in the dirt category. Where in the world does it all come from AND how do you keep it off of them? Lately Sam has been averaging 3 outfit changes a day. Usually our bath looks like this when it's done draining...Yeah, that's all dirt. Well, there's also a quarter, but that doesn't count...or does it?

This is what Sammy looked like after playing outside for seriously about 20 minutes.
This doesn't even showcase the lovely amount of mud that was on the front of his shirt. I'm not going to lie, he got sprayed down with the hose before coming inside.

Some days I'm a lot nicer and he rinses off in the kitchen sink.
But either way, when ever they get cleaned up there is a bigger mess to clean up after that--the bath, sink, laundry and me. Just to name a few.

If it's not dirt then it's food. I wanted to take a picture showing Jordan's fat lip he got the night before and of course there is food all over his face. Haha

So, just in case you are wondering the Hadfield boys do bathe, do own soap, and they do get their faces wiped after meals. They just have a mom that believes boys should play outside and getting dirty is probably good for them, but mostly she just can't keep up with the dirt.