Tuesday, February 24, 2009

You know your a mom when...

1. You rub your childs back for 30 mins. so he can fall asleep.
2. You let your 2 year old wear lightning McQueen shoes out in public.
3. You let your kids help make dinner even though you know it will take way longer.
4. You pick your childs nose with your finger nail.
5. You need to take more time outs than your kids.
6. You go to bed at 8:00pm, and are asleep before your kids.
7. You take your kids to the park for hours because you know they LOVE it.
8. You get up at 5:30am and find yourself watching "Cars" with your 2 yr. old for the 20th time that week.
9. It's 5pm and your counting down the minutes until hubby gets home to give you a break.
10. You would do anything for your little guys because you love them so much and they make you happy!

Some days are harder than others at our house, and on those days their is more yelling and crying by all. But it's those harder days that make the easier ones feel like a breeze. I love being a mom to Peyton and Brody and adore both of them. They sure have taught me how to laugh, cry and forgive.
Thank boys for helping me be a better mom!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

4 years old...

Peyton Brady Karren is 4 years old.
I can't believe it. He is getting so big i never thought this day would come.
Peyton is our active, silly, adventurous, helpful, smart kid. He loves to be outside, go on hikes, cook/bake, be with his friends, go to preschool and go visit family. He is always asking if we can go to Canada. He remembers everything and everyone he meets.
We love you Peyton, we can't wait to see what this years brings for you (and us)!!!!

Yup, he's sure 4!

He wanted Mcqueen cupcakes and he did a great job helping me decorate them.

Grandma Sefcik was able to be here for Peytons birthday.

Peyton started preschool this year and loves going to see Miss.Kate. She is great with him!

Like i said he is "SILLY"

He loves, adores and can't get enough of his little brother. I just hope it continues...

We had his party at chick-fil-a, that was the best idea!

Peyton loves to go to the mountains and hike around, i can't wait for summer when we can go to real mountains in Canada!

Peyton i hope you had a great birthday, you bring so much joy into our family.
We love you so much!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentines Day...

At our house.
I put out some little treats on the kitchen table so the kids would find them at breakfast. Well they found them alright and Brody ate all of his chocolate in one sitting and he didn't even get sick. Peyton at 1 or 2 then saved the rest.

I love that he smiles at the camera now, your so cute Peyton.

Brody enjoying his Valentines treats

After breakfast my mom and i took the kids on a hike up at the Usury. They LOVE going to the mountains and running around.
And their off...

Peyton telling us the rules... no horses and no bikes!

Stopping for a little snack

I love this picture!!!

Grandma with Peyton and Brody!

We made it to the top.
Brody had to hike all by himself this time and wanted very little help. I can't believe how much faster they hiked this time. Peyton was our little leader and did a great job.

Making Valentines Cookies

The kids and i always make sugar cookies for Valentines Day, this year Grandma Sefcik was here to help us.

Brody decorating his cookies

Peyton concentrating so hard with his decorating skills

Grandma and Grandpa Karren for the Valentines treats
My kids LOVE getting your packages....

Friday, February 6, 2009

My kids are hilarious!!!

I was checking in on Peyton when i found this little conversation going on.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Mischief i tell ya....

These 2 little boys are ALWAYS getting into trouble. I'm constantly wondering where they are or listening for how quiet it is. They LOVE water and are always turning the water hose on outside or sitting in the bathroom sink filling it up or dumping out there cups on my table. What do i do???? How are 2 little boys out smarting me? The only good thing about all this is that they play great together.

After i took this picture Peyton says "mom we are driving you crazy"
What was his first clue???

Brody Carson Karren,
this child dumps his drink out all the time.Then proceeds to slurp it up off the table. YUCK!

He found some gum and unwrapped every piece and shoved it all in his mouth. When i came to check on him he was spitting it out saying how HOT it was.

Peyton and Brody are always trying to join in our morning workouts, they each pick up a band and start BRINGING IT! They both can almost do a full push up thanks to P90X!

The boys finally chilling during our movie night.

Brody is so cute, i love this picture.

They play so well together 90% of the time. They can wrestle each other and not cry that the other one came and jumped on him.

This is what i find when they HIDING from me. For some reason they think if you can't see me i can't see you. Little kids are so funny.