Friday, April 29, 2011

mud Lunchables, anyone?

April showers brings muddy toddlers.

Snack time gone bad. They took mud pies to a whole new level. It doesn't matter how many times I tell my boys, "Do not play in your sandbox today, it's muddy. If you do, you will have to come right back inside. Do you understand?" Their answers are always the same, "yes, mama." They go outside, play around (eyeballing the sandbox) for a good 15 minutes, each time they get near it, I poke my head out and tell them to GET AWAY FROM THE SANDBOX! They do. But just as I get comfortable, thinking they've listen to me, I look outside to find them sitting in mud, flinging it at each other, and burying their little legs in it. And somehow, one of them always ends up eating it or getting it in their eyes. These are those, "I told you so" moments for me. "Yup, didn't mommy tell you not to play in the sand?" Doh.

Boys and their toys.

They discovered Zoobles....for two days. They came, they saw, mom bought them more to play with, and of course, they have been forgotten. RIP Zoobles. They have not been touched since those two days.

Ah, yes. Robots. The phenomenon. I don't know when or where, but somehow, my boys became obsessed with robots. Below, I ran out of activity ideas one day and helped them make their own robots. Tin foil, empty toilet paper rolls, tape, markers, empty egg carton, and a straw. They had a blast!

Easter weekend.

We spent Saturday at Grandpa and Grandma Salisbury house. They did an Easter egg hunt, dyed eggs, and walked away with some pretty cool toys.

I love Cash's face. Excitement at it's best.

Yep. They are using Walmart bags. We forgot their baskets. Parents of the year!

Grandma Greene's birthday bash.

It was my mom's birthday on the 20th of April. I can't put into words how much I love my mom. She's amazing and I'm lucky to have her as my example. The boys loved blowing out the candles. My mom is incredibly tan, right? She had just gotten home from two weeks in Mexico and 1 week in Mesa, AZ. It's not fair.


And lastly, it wouldn't be a post without some randomness. Below are some new additions to the kids nurseries. Bunting flags are my new favorite decorations.

Long enough post for you? Ya, me too. I am going to take a nap now. Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Ahh, what a great post! Loved everything from the mud lunchables (lunchables will always remind me of you: especially the pizza ones...remember when we'd trade would always want my cut up green apples?):) Your mom and sis look great, it's been so long since I've seen all of you! And, lastly, you've gotta love those banners, they are a fav of mine...i'm kindof obsessed and Ryan would attest. Lucy room is adorable and your kids are of course adorable as always!

  2. Gotta love those muddy messes! You've gotta tell me where you're finding your boys cute tshirts! I love that helicopter one. Yeah for spring and being able to be outside!

  3. Nicole you are such a cute mom! I love all of the stuff you do with your kids (I'm filing all of your ideas away for the future). Love the bunting flags in Lucy's nursery!