Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Rain Rain ....Feed my lawn!

It's rainy, which is good because that means I don't have to water my lawn. But bad because now we're stuck inside the house all day. To keep my mind off it all, I pulled out my sewing machine and begun a few little projects that I've wanted to do for a while. Check 'em out:

It's an I Spy Fish! You put random toys in it for your kids to find!

Truan soon realized that his toys were inside the fish and began being very concerned that they would never escape: "Help, man! Help, Ball!" I didn't plan for that.

And a towel bib. Cause we can never have enough bibs around here!

Stay tuned for more projects from a husbandless, home-bound woman.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Missing Kris

Kris accepted an offer for a new job. He is working as a Territory Manager for Ecolab. With this new job, comes the requirement to fly to Minneapolis for a week for training. I hate it when Kris is gone. I cry every time.
I am lucky to have my little Truan Face to keep me entertained and busy while he is gone. But I still tear up when Truan calls for daddy when he wakes up or when he turns to me and says, "Daddy? Working?"
Before Kris left we had the Best Saturday! Kris and I spent Truan's morning naptime in the backyard, prepping the garden, pruning, clearing off and hosing down the back patio. Then we grabbed some lunch and took it to the park for a picnic. The weather was perfection! Truan had a blast going up and down slides until his fat face was pink, Kris had fun running after him and I enjoyed watching from a distance enjoying the sun! After the park, we bought our plants for our vegetable garden and planted them. For dinner we sat out on our clean back porch and roasted hot dogs on sticks over the fire (that I made!). We finished off the night by giving Truan a bath. (I just love the smell of a freshly scrubbed midget) And then Kris and I snuggled up together and watched some SNL. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day together. Which makes it that much harder to have him gone.
So if anyone knows a good book that I could lose myself in, PLEASE let me know.
Miss you babe!

Here's a few clips of yesterday (I forgot my camera at the park, so no park pics. Sorry)

"Helping" build the fire.

Stoked, Can't you tell?

"Dad, I can do it on my own!"

Kris doesn't like this picture, but I just love both of their faces in this picture!

Mmmm, enjoying the fruits of my labors!

I asked the boys to look at the camera and say cheese! This was their cheesiest.

Monday, April 12, 2010

In the Life of Truan

So here's what's been going on these days:
Every time I pull out the camera Truan wants me to take a picture of his tattoo. It has completely rubbed off by now, but here is the lifespan of the tattoo while it lasted.

Next big thing in Truan's life these days is "Coll-ing" (coloring). He enjoys his dinosaur coloring book and crayons, but mostly, he likes to sit next to me at the table and draw with a pen and paper. Love it.

ANd hiding, Truan likes to hide:


Ok, I'm finally putting Easter pictures up! I took a bunch of pictures of Truan at the Easter Egg Hunt, but as I scrolled through all the pictures I remembered how windy it was that morning. I don't have a normal looking picture of Truan. His face was scrunched up in every one! The good news is, we saw the Easter Bunny and Truan didn't cry! Score!
Truan has no idea who the Easter Bunny is or how a basket of goodies showed up in his bedroom, but it was fun to have a kid old enough to do the Easter Traditions with!

He'll be so glad when he's 17 and these pictures pop up! Our Easter Flower! Ha ha!

The Easter Flower gets aggresive, "Put down the camera, mom!"

Looking for more Easter goodies

What? Is it windy??

"How much longer do we wait in the cold??"

The Easter Bunny!

Coloring Eggs!

Are those a pair of cute boys or what??

Friday, April 2, 2010


This is how Lunch is at our house. Sometimes we are lucky enough to have Daddy stop by!