Tuesday, September 8, 2015

To Clean or Not to Clean.....

 Over Labor Day weekend I tried to deep clean the house. Beside the usual dusting and vacuuming, I was trying to clean (and purge) some of the kid's toys. As I pulled out the toy basket yesterday, I went to answer the phone and came back to this: Heston and Sadie helping me! Sadie plays with an old camera and walks around the house saying "cheese" and it's pretty cute. Meanwhile, Heston played in the toy basket and was having a blast trying to hid himself fully and shut the lid.

I told Sadie to look at the camera and say "cheese" so she looked through her camera and pointed it toward me and said "cheeeeese mama".

Then today as I was taking a shower, which is a chore all on it's own with the two kids), I came out to Sadie playing with Heston's pajamas. As I followed her into her room, I came across my second little helper of the house: Heston. I had told him that while I was taking a shower that he was to get himself dressed. When I asked him what he was doing he said "I got all these clothes out for you mom!". Thank you so much Heston for all your help.....
 Can you find the red-head?
Until next time, or however long this takes me to clean up....

The Farmer's Wife

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Lazy Summer Days

Is summer over yet? It's been hot and dry enough here for TWO summers!

When the kids start to get bored and restless during the day it's time to think outside of the box (and the house).
So we starting painting and coloring!

Heston loves to paint and he tries to show Sadie how to paint as well, but she usually ends up just spilling the water cup and Heston gets so frustrated.
 My expert watercolor painter!
And with the breakfast left alone, Meow Meow decides to eat it before the kids notice.
Heston has been driving Sadie around in the Gator and she loves it! She actually fell out of the back and skinned her nose on the rocks yesterday so she's farm tough by now!
 Heston found some toy guns that my brother brought him about a year ago and he's just getting old enough to play with them. He has his cowboy hat on from Auntie Kalli and guns from Uncle Zak, so he's set!
Heston is giving Sadie a few pointers on how to drive the Gator. Heston climbs on the piano (I was trying to keep them up high so the kids wouldn't get to them, but clearly that's not stopping them) to get some real keys and brings them to Sadie to "start" the Gator with.

Until next time!

The Farmer's Wife

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Heston's New Bed

It was time for Heston to stop sleeping with Tom and I and also graduate from a crib to a big-boy bed.

Having two kids in one room hasn't quite been the transition I thought it would be, but thanks to a twin bed, I can sleep in the room if need be.

 As Tom and I were setting everything up in the room, Heston and Sadie found a new playground in the kitchen!
 Peek-a-boo Heston we see you!

 Heston and Sadie are such big helpers when it comes to putting together a box spring.
And Heston loves it so much he ALMOST (repeat almost because he still hasn't fallen asleep in his own bed yet) fell asleep.

Sadie loves brother's bed too, she can play and jump on it, so it's a good fit all the way around!

The Farmer's Wife

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A Few of My Favorite Things....

With my last post being on April 7th, I'm a little embarrassed that I'm 4 months behind, but better late than never!

A couple of pictures that I found on my camera were ones of Sadie dressing up in her brother's tool belt. She loves to play with Heston's toys and I feel she's leaning more toward the tomboy side, so I'll just dress her up in more dresses from now on.

Here, she's playing in the basket of stuffed animals that was supposed to be a barrier preventing her from going into brother's room while he was taking a nap, but clearly this road block did nothing.
 I can't even remember taking this picture, but clearly Heston thought he need to wear daddy's goggles and run outside.
As of today, there's been a manhunt for about 2 weeks running and it's been making me a little bit nervous, granted we're not as close to the chase as most out here, but with the kiddos loving to be outside, we've been finding other ways of having fun indoors-exhibit A: the plastic cars are coming in to make laps around the house.
 Heston helped me make cookies!
And Heston also helps me with the laundry, which he's very fascinated with!

Here's the link to what is currently happening out here in case you haven't already heard:


Until next time!
(Hopefully its less that 4 months)

The Farmer's Wife

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Happy Easter!

Our Easter began with a 6:30 am sunrise service at our little white church. Following the service there was an egg hunt, and here is Heston's booty. He made sure to bring them home and open each and every one.
 After our egg hunt at church we went over to Dale and Debi's for an Easter lunch and an egg hunt with the cousins.

In this picture, Tom is giving Heston a pep talk about the hunt, it seemed to work!
And here's sister Sadie just happy as a clam wandering the yard, she didn't really get the idea of an egg hunt...
 Heston found a couple good eggs! He would open each one as soon as he found them instead of just searching for eggs, Tom was trying to tell him it's quantity not quality that matters.

The two kiddo's egg stash. Maybe this is why they didn't sleep that night, and also the reason why I cleaned the carpets the next morning.

The cousins at Easter, it's hard to get them all to sit still, so this is the best shot.

Heston and his eggs. Bless his heart! Some of them had quarters in them and Heston saved them in his pockets to put in his piggy bank at home.

I hope everyone had a happy Easter, and let's hope I can get more on schedule doing my blog!!!

The Easter Bunny's helper....

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

False Alarm!

It all started at 6am this morning when Sadie decided to wake up. As soon as she wakes up I hop in the shower, if I don't do it then, my shower usually doesn't happen until...well....who knows! When I take a shower, Sadie is just devastated  that I would leave her behind, so to keep her entertained, I hand her the house phone so she can press buttons to her heart's content.

After my morning shower, I heard Heston wake up and I got him out of bed and got the kiddos in their high chairs and ready for breakfast. Then I heard a knock on the door. A sheriff's car was parked in my driveway. I welcomed the officer in to the house, having no idea what he was there for! He proceeded to tell me that someone had dialed 911 from this location and the dispatcher heard a child's voice in the background. I stared at him for a couple seconds and realized that in the 2 minutes I took my shower and handed Sadie the phone, she must have dialed 911. What a smart cookie! I couldn't teach her to dial numbers if I wanted to! I thanked the officer and after we had a laugh about the situation he headed back out.

After the false alarm from this morning we kept to ourselves. I haven't let Sadie play with the phone after that, and in lieu of the flashing buttons on the phone, I let the kids go wild with my canning lids and some kitchen utensils and they seemed happy enough.

Oh Sadie, if you don't keep me on my toes, I don't know who will!

The Mother of a Dialing Infant

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Ice Cream Sandwiches and Christmas

I have made the terrible mistake of buying ice cream sandwiches, which Heston is hooked on now. He opens the freezer and gets one for himself and then passes one to Sadie. I'll be doing laundry or coming in from feeding the animals outside and I see this! I can't even get mad at them because usually Sadie and Heston's faces are so priceless. Case in point!

You caught me mom!
 For Christmas, I was trying to carry on the tradition of my childhood of opening pajamas on Christmas Eve, so that they were in new pjs on Christmas for pictures. Here, Heston is helping Sadie open her present.
Say "cheese" Sadie!
I was hoping to take all these great pictures on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and then I only got a few shots, so here are Heston's new  pajamas on Christmas day as he's opening his tool box from daddy-I mean Santa.
On New Years Day, the kids helped me with my resolution to keep things more organized by pulling out anything and everything in the kitchen cabinets.
 Sadie found a spoon!

And then Heston got up close and personal with the camera.

Until next time!

The Farmer's Wife