This morning I had Raya and Sawyer do a photoshoot. I told them it was a "friend photoshoot" because cousins are good friends (makes sense right?) Well soon the photoshoot became a little *too* friendly, and there was a lot of fake licking and giggles haha. Thankfully no *actual* licking took place though. Miss Raya just adores her cousin So So!
While the babies took morning naps the big kids got to play "special games"
I swear Raya was having fun....even though this picture looks like I was forcing her to build towers at gunpoint or something LOL
After nap we went to play outside in the backyard. I know Grandma F. loves when I babysit because she wants photos of all the grandkids haha...so here are some fall photoshoot pictures :-)
|She was on a mission of some kind! lol|
|No idea why the lighting in this one is weird...still kinda cool though :-)|
|Sawyer would stand there and eat raspberries all day if he could!|
|Hurry up Aunt Shawna, I've got places to go!|
|My girl always looks so sullen haha|
Sawyer kept eating those berries!
I wonder when the farmer will harvest our backyard? Love seeing all the fall corn :-)
Then we made sure to hit the sandbox too!
Look at those cute cousin tushies :-)
Sand toys are DELICIOUS!
I think good old sand is delicious myself!
Think it's time for someone to get a kleenex!
We ended with a nice walk down the road and then got the mail (a highlight of Raya's day!) While I was getting the babies inside I told the big kids to go sit in the living room...and when I came inside I saw this:
|Don't interupt a man and his fashion ads :-P|
Even though this post is already seriously long, the kids are all still napping so let's continue the fun with more house pictures LOL. Here is the newest completed project in the nursery....we got a curtain rod to hang the quilt from --above the changing table. We didn't have a good spot to hang it at the old house so it was always packed away, but it's really adorable so I'm glad we could hang it up here since we paid for a crib set and pretty much have only ever used the sheet and valances LOL
Here is our little "reading nook"...it's funny because those butterfly decals on the wall? I had bought those waaaaaay back when and after I got them home (at the old house) they disappeared! I had convinced myself that the lady at Kohls had forgotten to put them in my bag. Well sure enough the movers must have found them somewhere because they showed up in a box at the new house !!! They worked out perfectly here :-) This little spot is right next to our game closet at the bottom of the stairs in the basement. It was too small to really use, except I discovered our little bookshelf fit perfectly.
Just around the corner the girls' playroom officially has the pepto pink toy shelf back! Lee got it put back together....he just needs to get new trim peices to put on the front and then I'll touch up the paint. It actually survived from the old house better than I expected!
My mom and Lee both (separately) insisted that I needed this table in the playroom---in the end it's working out pretty well. I can sit there and play on the computer while still supervising the kids. And as Lee and my mom said "you can drink your coffee and socialize with other adults during playdates" --guess I need to schedule some playdates now! :-) I plan to paint the chairs some fun colors or something...
On saturday my mom gave over around noon and we held her hostage (not really...well kinda ;-) until after 10pm. She scrubbed and sanitized our floors, cleaned light fixtures, scrubbed the trash can, and did a variety of other tasks that I probably would never bring myself to do haha. Thanks mom!
The floors look amazing!
Brielle can see herself in the shiny floors now :-)
And to end, a few randoms I haven't shared yet...
|Those eyes! My goodness!|
|One of my favorite outfits of Raya's|
|Raya keeps stealing our toothbrushes and slobbering all over them!!|
The boys aren't allowed upstairs....but that doesn't stop Griffin from laying on the stairs looking pitiful and begging! ....and before you feel bad about it, we are downstairs constantly with them!