Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Happy Valentines Day!!
I have been a lame mom and haven't really been decorating or doing anything special for the holidays. Christmas we did but that it. I usually love to do something for each holiday. Enter pinterest. If you have not heard of pinterest, let me tell you, you have been missing out. Because of pinterest I have been cooking more, cleaning more, finding cheaper ways to decorate, doing more fun/learning activities with my kids, and just learning more myself in general. So my goal this year was to try and do more fun stuff for my kids and for Valentines day I made 'red velvet pancakes' with a recipe that I found online. I shaped them into hearts for the Love holiday and we had pink eggs and pink milk. It has been fun in the mornings because Chase's classes start a little later so he is home for breakfast. The food looks really gross in these pictures, (i didn't take the pics by the way) but they all tasted great. The pancakes were absolutely delicious. Definite do again.
Miss Piggy Claire
Half awake, not a morning person, Kael
I'm pretty proud of the shapes, I did it by hand. :)
Claire eats so much! I've decided that she eats a lot cause she is bigger than your normal 18 month old. She just had a doctor's check up and she is big for her age. At first I was like, no she isn't. She has been so tiny for her age since she was born. Total light weight. But when I took her into nursery on Sunday she towered over all the kids that were her age, she talked more, and just seemed old. Her hair adds to her age too. All the kids her age had wispy short hair or partly bald still. This girl has so much freaking hair! I love it!! I laughed and said, watch she will be the one who get's the Rogers' family height. Chase isn't tall but tall genes are in his family. Poor Kael I hope his sister doesn't pass him up too much. haha. We will see. I know that it's more common for girls to grow faster than boys. Claire Loves babies, shoes, and being bossy. She adores her brother. She follows him every where. Funny story. Kael has learned that he can pee outside and he thinks it's super cool. Chase was studying and I decided to have the kids help me wash the car so he could have some peace. Kael needed to pee. So I pointed over to the rock on the side of the house so he would be hidden. (and so no one would see me letting my kids be white trash) haha. Claire followed Kael over and watched him. Then she proceeded to try and pull here swim suit and bend over to go pee too. She didn't try to take her clothes off, just opened up the top of her swim suit to try and dump the "pee" out. I just lost it and started laughing. She is going to be so mad when she's a little older and figures out she would be able to go pee outside. She wants to do and be everything that Kael is.
oh, Kael Bug, he is getting so big. He is such a handsome little boy. He is such a tender hearted boy. He still loves his blankie so much and absolutely has to have it come bed time or nap time. yes my 3 1/2 year old still naps.... (sigh of relief) I've been blessed and have made him take naps. He only sleeps for an hour but it's an hour of peace and quiet that is much needed. My kids are so loud, and crazy and wild. Kael can scream louder and higher than any other little girl. He loves dinosaurs, cars, trucks, trains, super heros, anything little boy. He loves to play kitchen with Claire and make me food. He has such a big imagination. It has been hard trying to think of things to teach him. I'm not a good teacher and he loves to learn. He still loves to read books. He has such a good memory and usually remembers books after only one time of reading them. After he hears them from me, he tells me its his turn to read to me. He gets most of it right. Kael is a very good big brother, most of the time. He tolerates Claire so well. She is such a brat most of the time and he does pretty good. Some days all they do is fight cause he's had enough. But most of the time they play really well together because Kael tries to teach Claire how to do stuff.

I made Claire's dress and shoes and Kael's tie for Valentines Day! They wore them to church and looked so stinken cute!! My kids are so silly and I love them to pieces. They are wild and crazy but sweet and sensitive. Happy Valentines Day my sweet babies!!

ps. Me and Chase don't do anything special on Valentines because our anniversary is two weeks later. So to save money we celebrate our LOVE day on our anniversary. For our anniversary this year we went camping just the two of us. It was quite fun. We forgot the duffle bag with all our clothes in it. So we spent the weekend naked. haha. just kidding. Luckily we were close to a walmart and went and got some supplies. The weather was beautiful and it was such a nice quiet peaceful weekend. It was a much needed vacation. I didn't have my camera so no pictures, but let me tell you we smelled awesome when we got home. haha. Married for five years now!! Can't believe it!


New Year's Day weekend we had the opportunity to go up to Chase's parents cabin to go play in the snow. The kids had so much fun. They spent most of their time outside in the snow. I was surprised at how much they enjoyed it. I figured they would be too cold but they had so much fun. I love the snow and I'm so glad my kids enjoy it too.

Kael had a hard time taking turns, don't worry he got over it. (sort of)
Nobody liked the plastic sled so Claire (and eventually Kael) had fun all on their own.

Kael tossed snow at mom,
So mom tossed snow back, but it got into his jacket,
He didn't like that.
Claire did. haha.
I think the kids favorite thing about the snow was eating it. At one point Kael and Claire were laying on their tummies and licking the snow. haha.

Yes I look like a nerd but I was having fun being a nerd.
Kael loves to build snowmen when we play in the snow. These snowmen are about the size of my hand. I couldn't get the snow to stick very good so I did what I could. Kael did a great job of picking out the body parts. He's getting to be so big.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Opening their Christmas Eve PJ's

This is probably one of my favorite Christmas' because both of the kids were old enough to be excited! Kael was old enough to understand Santa and Claire was old enough to be excited about the presents. I know that's not what christmas is about but it was still fun. Claire was very tolerant of Kael wanting to open all her presents. She just liked watching him do all the work and then giving her the cool toy. ha ha. Kael was just so stinken excited about opening presents. He didn't even care what it was, it was just the excitement of opening presents. So our Christmas Morning went like this. Chase set the alarm, (like he has every year since we've been married) for 5am. Then we woke up the kids. They were both a little out of it, as you can see in the first couple pics. Then they woke up a little as we all started to open presents. Presents were pretty basic this year. Mostly stuff they needed like shoes and clothes, then one or two toys. Claire got toy baby bottles and a baby stroller. Kael got trucks and cars. Chase and I had a small budget because santa brought us a new tv. I got slippers and a rocking chair!! And Chase got a bow(from the dollar store), gift card to sportsmans and 100 grand(chocolate)!! And we all got movies, courtesy of black friday deals at walmart.

Kids watching The Lion King, can you tell Kael is tired. haha
Christmas is one of my favorite holidays!!! It's not even about the presents. It's just the feeling of it. The delicious food and smells. I love the spirt you feel. It just seems to be everywhere and so strong. I love all the wonderful programs that just infect you with the Lord's love. I love Christmas!!!