Thursday, January 20, 2011

Just Dance!!!!

  So, we may be WAY behind, but we just found the greatest thing EVAAA! "Just Dance" for the Wii game system! We got it for Christmas and hadn't played it yet so we took it over to my sister Carey's place and got the kids hooked!I think all the adults are hooked too!;) Carey and I were laughing SO hard we were crying watching the kids try to keep up with the dance moves they are suppose to mimic. The more you mimic the dancer on the screen the more points you get..the sensor in the Wii remote you hold picks up your movements. SO FUN!!;)

Peyton helping cousin Hollyn get the timing right!
                                          Go Holls, Go Holls
 Marin taking it all in...what a crusty face BEAUTY! HA!;)
                                         All the kids dancing at the same time, even without the remote!
                                          I couldn't help..she is too cute! I remember this stage..messy clothes, messy                   hair, messy face.. I think it's impossible to keep an almost two year clean!
                                          Taking a break!
                                         Yeah.. thats' what's up...I will show'em all how it's done! HA!

It was a great way to spend a snow day and burn off some energy! If you haven't heard of 'just Dance" you gotta check it out, it's loads of fun!;)

Trying to pass another snow day....:)

Much love~ Lauren

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Lazy Saturday and rough days..

Today we didn't do a whole lot, but it was nice! My in-laws came to visit and our friend Josh came over for the day! Mike's parents let Mike, Josh and I out for a bit and we saw the movie "The Green Lantern"; while we were gone they played games with the kids and hung out.:) Then before Josh had to leave we baked him our new favorite cookies!! Sugar cookies from the Pioneer Woman's cookbook! If you have not tried...oh my you have to get busy and whip up a batch and are missing out!!!;)

 Cameron my helper this time!
 Licking the beater! Brings back memories of helping my Grandma;)
 The BEST sugar cookie recipe EVVVAA!
 Going a little crazzy.
 My sweet boy.

Earlier this week was a little rough... one of the kids stepped on my glasses and broke them.:( But, that wasn't all....
 I, yes..I stepped on my phone and broke it in two!! AHHH!!
It was time for me to get my eyes checked anyhow, but glasses are SO pricey!:( I am really bummed about this one, 'cause if you wear glasses you know how expensive they are and you can feel my pain...
The phone on the other hand is no big deal really..Mike and I both had the iphone ( which we LOVED), but we decided to save some mula and get cheap phones (yes it was painful letting go! ha!) ..So, the phone was old and refurbished(used) and it wasn't in the budget to get another one. So, some wonderful friends came to my rescue and gave me a phone they were no longer using! Whoohoo!:) I am (secretly) hoping I will be reunited with the iphone next spring..hehe..we shall see.
Well, that about wraps up my week in a nutshell! Ha. Here's looking forward to spring and some sunshine..stay warm!

Much love~ Lauren

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Fun things

Michael's craft store had a sale on fun activities for 5 bucks! So, i picked up one for a rainy or snowy day and this is what we made....
 bouncy balls!
 different colored crystal sand type stuff
 we poured into these little molds, put it in water..
 VIOLA!! multi colored bouncy balls!!
 The kids were SO excited about this activity and it was easy and not a mess!
And a picture of Cam's CrAzY bedhead...just for fun! ;) Ha!

surviving the winter..

Much Love~ Lauren

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Last night we went to a family friendly parrrttyy! We had a blast laughing, eating and hanging out and our kids had just as much fun with their buddies! I took cake balls for dessert since it was Cam's b-day and I thought  all the kids would probably like them. It was my first time making them.. and the end result didn't look too bad, but boy was it a mess making them! I need to find an easier way of doing it or those wont be made very often! ha!  
 Peyton is always willing to help when it goes to baking ;)
 This is what the cake balls are suppose to look like....
 Here are mine...not too shabby..they were yummy!
 We sang happy birthday to Cami..again ;)


 Noise makers.....the neighborhood dogs were going nuts and so was I!HA! 
 Sparkling grape juice to ring in the new 9 o'clock ;)

 Then if that wasn't enough we had fireworks too! And a few stray ones ended up on the neighbors front door and in the garage! Oops!Made for an interesting night!
 Somebody had a cupcake!
 ALL sugared up!

Looks like they are having a little too much fun! Just kidding it was all G rated! :)

We had a great time and the kids were pooped and so was I after making those cake balls! ha!

Much love ~ Lauren