Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Holyoke Merry Go Round

After we went to the Holyoke children's museum we walked over to the Holyoke Merry go round. As you can see Kaden loved it and at only a $1 a ride it was well worth it.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Holyoke children's museum

Yesterday, Kaden and I took a trip to the Holyoke children's museum with a friend. I wanted to take Micah too but they are only open 12-5 on Sunday and he naps from about 12-3 so we had to leave him home. Now that I know how much fun it is we'll be going back soon with Micah.

Here's Kaden in the Shadow room. You make funny poses and when the light goes off your shadow stays on the wall.

The water table is a miniature replica of the Connect river.

Blowing bubbles

I'm not sure that goes there

You can barely see him over the steering wheel.

Checking out Elmo's vitals...he seems to be stable.

He loved this thing!

Is that Matthew McConaughey...Oh no, it can't be. He's got clothes on.

The Diner

Orders up!

They have a climbing structure similar to the one at the Boston children's museum but this one is two stories, the one in Boston is three. This one is big enough for parents to get in though which is nice for those of us who have little kids.

He could have stayed in there all day.

Testing out his cashier skills.

Dr Kaden the veterinarian.

Checking out an X-ray of a box turtle.

He's a weather man...

and a news anchor.

This place was definitely worth the drive and for only $6 you can't beat it. Can't wait to go back!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Trip to funworks

I'm not quit sure what I was thinking this morning. The kids were all driving me crazy so I threw them in the car and drove over to Funworks. A local place that's full of bounce houses. Micah is right in the thick of the terrible two's lately and can be a handful on a good day but lately he hasn't been sleeping very well and he's a MONSTER! He spent most of the time running away from us and throwing temper tantrums. Needless to say I was really looking forward to nap time today. If anyone has any tips on how I can get him to sleep past 6am I'd love to hear them.
Anyway, here's the pictures. I know they're crappy. I brought my old camera because it fits in my purse but it's been dropped one to many times.

I know I bias but aren't they adorable?

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Well, better late then never right? Here's our Halloween pictures.
We took our annual trip to the pumpkin farm a couple weeks before trick or treat. Here's the babies taking everything in from the stroller.

The boys goofing around...

Picking out the perfect pumpkin!

Kaden and Micah aka Woody and Buzz. I bought the costumes last year and forgot to buy a hat for Kaden. At the last minute I had to run out and by this cheesy one.

Taryn and Asher aka Piglet and Roo.

Witchy Woman!


Well I know I'm posting this 5 months late but we had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I've got the pictures to prove it.

Homemade butter is a family tradition dating back to when my sister and I were kids. So, this year I had the boys give it a try. All you have to do is fill a clean baby food jar 1/2 full of Heavy cream. Put the lid on tight and shake it like crazy!

The finished product!

My mom was worried about what she was going to do with all the kids (my 4 plus my niece). So, she borrowed this table from work and it was wonderful. Here they all are impatiently waiting for the food...

And here's the aftermath...

The boys are trying to give Daddy a heart attack!

Well as much as it's killing Shaun, the boys love Taryn's tutu's and what goes better with a tutu then work boots and cowboy boots.

I plan on showing this one to every girl they ever bring home.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Get well soon!

Last week my 83 year old Grandmother took a nasty fall. She broke bones in her eye socket and nose. She's very sore but she's going to be OK. Kaden decided to make her a get well soon card to cheer her up.

We cut out a green strip for the stem, 4 hearts for the petals and a circle for the center. After he wrote get well I said to him " You know E's only have 3 lines" and he said "I know I wanted to make them fancy".

Fundraising ideas

Ok, My local mother of twins organization has an event planned at a local bounce house/mini golf/gem mining place. The owner has been gracious enough to offer us a 2 for 1 deal. We won't make any money off of it but it should help to promote our group. We would like to do something to earn a little cash too. Right now all I can think of is 50/50 raffle. Any ideas?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Pot of gold

Ok, I know this one is kinda week but I needed a quick, easy project for the kids on St. Patty's day. I had planned on making all green food and making some really cool crafts but everyone was sick with a nasty cold and this was the best I could manage...

I had the kids glue green tissue paper to baby food jars.

Then, we balled up yellow tissue paper on the lid. Walla! You have a pot of gold. Gorgeous Right? Haha

I'm back!

I know it's been along time but I'm going to try to start posting on a regular basis again. I've got a bunch of fun day trips planned for the summer and of course the normal day to day projects. So hopefully I'll have plenty of stuff to post about. Here's a recent picture of the kids...

It was taken on St Patrick's day (hence the green) It says it all, Asher sitting there quietly, Taryn and Micah goofing off and Kaden not paying any attention at all. Don't mind the mess, right before I took the picture Micah knocked over the play kitchen and shopping cart.