Saturday, February 21, 2015

Snowed in with the boys

Thanks to Presidents day and a lot of snow, I got to spend a few days at home with my boys and I totally loved it. We didn't do much but play, bake and watch tv during those two days and it was awesome. I just live for long weekends like these where we can do lots of fun things with the boys and spend every waking minute with them.

Now that I have a smart phone I take way too many pictures of my kids. Particularly now that I have figured out a few settings on my phone's camera and the pictures are not blurry or dark. I have been really impressed with the quality of the pictures on my phone. Most of the pictures from this post were taken with a smart phone.

Anyway, back to our few days. Once the boys were all awake in the morning, it was bath time. My boys love water so much that bath time is always a social event. I usually put Tman and Jbird in the bath and while they are playing, I give Bean a bath separately (he is too young to get with his crazy brothers, but one day he will, one day soon).

Check out the boys in the bath with Bean looking on
and of course a picture in the mirror with all my boys :)
After bath time it is breakfast time. I attempted to take a few pictures of the boys but it was a total failure. It's not easy taking pictures of 3 active kids.

After breakfast, we played for a bit, watched some tv, then I put the big boys down for a nap. I am so happy that they still nap so well. I don't mess around with nap time because I need that break you guys.

Once they were asleep, it was just me and my Bean chilling and relaxing.
After hanging out for a bit, it was time to make Bean sleep. Since he is still nursing, that is pretty easy thing to do. I will miss these special moments with my baby when we are done nursing but for now I thoroughly enjoy them.
3 kids down, what what. Mommy is now free to do whatever she wants to do :). I got caught up on the DVR, blogs, emails and everything and anything under the sun. Before I knew it, 2 hours went by and everyone was awake again. Luckily hubby was home by then and I was done being a single mom, woohooo.

Check out Bean practicing his new skill, good thing we have a gate.
We decided to make brownies and pretzels with the boys that night. Baking is a great way to keep the boys busy, they are really into it and are so proud of themselves when it's done.

I helped Jbird with the brownie mix because that was his favorite
 Hubby and Tyler were on pretzel duty, I love that you can see Bean roaming around in this pic

Check out Tman working really hard on his dough while Jbird is just eating the mix :)
 I remembered to take a picture of the final product before it was all gone :)
Check out the snow out there. Hubby was working hard clearing the driveway
The next day I decided to stay at home with the boys because they were talks of more snow coming down in the afternoon and I didn't want to brace all that with the kids. We had another awesome day. Tman called those days pajama days because after we took our bath we would always put pajamas on. Why get dressed when we know we are not going anywhere? That's what I say.

While we were watching some tv, the baby passed out. One down, two to go. 
 Tman and Jbird were chilling on their daddy's chair watching tv
I hung out with the big boys for a bit before putting them down for a nap too.

All 3 kids were down for a nap for about an hour before Bean woke up. It was grand. Nap time is the bomb diggity :). Before I knew it, the baby was awake and we were chilling and relaxing. I so love those cheeks and that happy face
Hubby had to work most of the time we were at home so one of the days he sent me this pic :). Well hello there handsome, those eyes get me every time
When hubby got home, I piled the kids on him and snapped a pic. My boys in all their glory, this is my whole heart right here
We had a great time at home and thoroughly enjoyed being snowed in. As much as I despise Winter, I love the free days I get to spend at home with my boys because of the horrible weather. Hope you enjoyed getting snowed in or at least you are being warm somewhere :).


  1. What a sweet post. Don't you just love snow days?

  2. Your camera quality is very clean. Family time is always a great time.

  3. With all this snow I've had no snow days! Sucks. But this is exactly how I'll want to spend it!

  4. enjoy the time with your cute family!!