Monday, February 8, 2010


Actually, I don't really like ketchup...but that spelling was a lot more eye-catching then "catch-up"!! So...I have been reminded that I haven't blogged in a while, so I will play a little "ketchup" today!

My Heidi-bug got another haircut...really cute! She loves it!

We signed the boys up for Little League. They are really excited! We haven't really done sports yet...just through the city. Here they are going to tryouts! Evan is on the SunDevils and Tyler is on the Titans.

Here's a cute picture of Derek doing the army cute! He can pull himself up to stand, but still does the army crawl...not on his hands and knees yet. Oh well! He's 8 1/2 months old now.

This is a cute picture of Lindsey with her two cousins that are her age on the Bremer side of the family. They are so cute together!

My birthday was last Sunday...I turned the big 33!! It was a fun birthday weekend. Ryan invited some friends and family over for dessert (which was super yummy, by the way!) You can find the recipe here. We pulled out Guitar Hero and Tyler decided that he wanted to play. He had only done the tutorials a few times, but it's been a while. Here is a picture of him rockin' out! He was so funny! He even beat some of the adults!!!! Both of my boys have actually been playing Guitar Hero a lot lately...and they have gotten really good! I'm impressed! :-)

I got this fun thing for my birthday too!!! I like to take it to the gym with me! I'm still learning how to use it. It's fun though!'s purple!!! remember we were painting? facebook friends do! We decided to "freshen up" our home with some paint. First we decided to change our bathroom from frogs to monkeys...appropriate, right?!? My sister had us for Christmas and bought us a monkey trashcan and toothbrush holders...soo cute! We painted the bathroom brown and then I ordered some vinyl decals from etsy of some super cute monkeys. I then printed out a leaf from the computer and we cut out a ton of them and taped them up around the monkeys where we wanted them. I traced them and then painted them by hand (I know! That's pretty brave for me!). Then my sister suggested to get a brown paint pen and outline the leaves. Pretty cute, huh? The camera doesn't capture the true colors, but you get the idea.

We had such a hard time trying to pick a brown for the bathroom that we decided NOT to use brown in the living room. We opted for yellow. I really LOVE how it turned out! I took a picture of the wall that we put vinyl lettering on. My sis-in-law has a cricut machine and she helped me print out what I wanted. My bro-in-law was a huge help...he lined up all the letters for me on the contact paper. We also printed out "Remember Who You Are" and put it above our front door.

And...last but not baby. Like I said earlier, he has learned to pull himself up to stand. He is still very wobbly! He was using one of the dining room chairs as his support when pulling himself up. Poor guy is so strong he pulled the chair down on top of his head!!! It's so sad! You can see why from the pictures!

Black eyes!!! So sad!!

Whew!! What a lot to post! Sorry for being such a slacker! Enjoy and I would love to hear your comments...especially about our painting job! :-)


Jaime said...

Great painting job! I'm always so afraid to paint cause I don't know where to stop! Good colors. And your boys look like little twinners in their baseball clothes!

Carina said...

I LOVE the new paint! I cannot wait to live somewhere where we can change things up like that. It just looks so much more home-y. Cute pictures, too! Looks like you've had a fun time with family recently :)

The Greathouse Family said...

I love Heidi's new hair! So cute! Derek is as scrumptous as usual!

karen said...

Wow. Great paintings !! We haven't finished our paintings yet. Poor derek !! Pretty soon, hell be running all over !!

Mama Bear said...

The kids are so cute. I love the Monkey Bathroom idea. You did a great job. Can't wait to see it in person. We love and miss you guys.

The Scott & Christie Hardey Family said...

The painting is very cute. I'm such a chicken when it comes to decorating like that so everything in our house is just boring.

I have a purple iPod too. Love it!

Sorry about your little guy. 2 black eyes. Poor thing. Good thing kids are resilient.

Scott the Bot said...

HI!! I'm so excited to see your blog! Your kids are ENORMOUS! I cannot even believe it. And your house looks very cute :)