am surprised that Dane doesn't get hurt more often. He is always jumping off things,scrapping his knees and is a speed demon on anything with wheels. (just like is Dad) I think I've only ever put 1 bandaid on him and that stayed on for only a few minutes. This past weekend though he touched the exhaust on a dirt bike right after Denver had gotten off. Second degree burns on 3 of his tiny little fingers. He was so tough and didn't cry at all but you could tell he was in a lot of pain. It was heartbreaking. I took him into th ER in Raymond so they could wrap his hand. 
He got a sweet bandage and a thick coating of flamazine and he was feeling a lot better. 

3 boxes of band aids and 5 days later here's what I've learned.

1. Bandaid brand band aids are the worse! Kids bandaids suck too!
2. My trusty Dermoplast works on everything! 
3.Elastoplast band aids are the best! (heavy fabric waterproof) 
4. They make band aids specifically for fingers! Who knew? ( I NEVER buy bandaids) 
5. Kids sized gardening gloves are awesome.
6. Flamazine is super expensive! ($30 for a small tube!) 

His fingers look so much better! That white bubble on his pinky was triple the size on his other 2 fingers! 

I think he learned his lesson! Whenever we change his bandaids he says to me "mom,don't touch the dirt bike okay" 

I love my little stinker 

5300 Kilometers

We decided to take our two boys and our new car on a big road trip to Arizona! I was very nervous the boys would have numerous melt downs and the trip would be awful! The farthest we had ever driven with them before was to Calgary and sometimes they don't even make it to Lethbridge without having a fit! 

But I am proud to say they made the whole trip...5 days in the car...2 hotels a sleepover at a relatives...5 states and 5300 kms without a single melt down! It was amazing and we had such a fun trip! 

Here's what kept them entertained (Thank goodness for Pinterest! )

They each got their own cookie sheet to use as a little table to play on. Which worked great! 

I glued magnets onto these little puzzle pieces and the boys loved playing with their little animals 
My mom bought a giant book of Thomas the Train stickers and it had a big selection of tracks so I glued them onto magnetic paper and cut them out so they could make their own tracks. There was also tunnels and different scenery pieces too! I though Dane would like this more but the tracks were a little hard to move on the cookie sheet. 
This was a big hit! I found a blog that had all the letters made out of circles so I printed out a few and put them in page protectors in their activity book. The boys loved matching up the circle stickers to the spots. And since the stickers peeled off the page protectors easily they could do it over and over again! 

Stickers were the best thing! Logan loved doing this sticker matching game! I got 2 packs of stickers and put 1 set onto a piece of paper in a page protector and then Logan used the other set to match them up! 

I didn't even know these crayon existed until I read about them on a blog! They are the best! I printed out coloring sheets and put them in page protectors and the boys could scribble away! Instead of having tons of coloring pages to throw away I just wiped the page off and they could color it again! The crayons even come with their own little cloth to use.

More stickers of course! I cut out pages from a Chuck the Truck activity book and glued it to a file folder. Dane had fun creating his own little car scenes with the stickers! 

I bought this quiet book from the Cardston Book Shop and I should have bought more. My next project is to make them their own quiet books! They both loved playing with the different pages from the Bible.

This was a very last minute project I did super fast! I cut out different shapes to build little owls out of foam. The eyes are magnets. Dane enjoyed making weird faces out of the shapes

They also had tons of plain paper to color on or use these cute mini Lightening McQueen stamps! (Temporary tattoos were also a big hit!)
And of course you can't forget the iPad! I have a couple puzzle apps on it that both the kids can do and they always love playing with it! 

Some other travel savers were of course the DVD player, their cars and trucks, and a couple I spy books. We had tons of healthier snacks and a big cooler filled with juice boxes applesauce pouches and cheese strings.

My good friend made these travel pillows for the boys and they worked so good!! It kept their little heads up and they looked so cozy! (They only slept 2x in the car the whole road trip!) 

We bought an Acadia right before our trip and it was an awesome vehicle for travelling. It has the bench instead if bucket seats so I was able to put all their activities into Ziploc baggies and put it in a tote between their car seats so they could get to everything easily. 

I am so glad we decided to drive! (I actually didn't drive at all) We had fun chasing the kids around at every gas stop and it was fun to see the kids experience something new! I will definitely plan another crazy road trip for the future! 

2013 Recap

2013 Recap 

* Logan turned 1 and we've been chasing him ever since!
* We moved back into my parents basement suite in anticipation of Denver going to school (actually this was February) 

* We celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary

* The weather warmed up so we ventured outside on long walks and long play dates at the park

* More park days and playing in the sandbox 
* Dane broke his collar bone 
* Played some soft ball
* Sprained my ankle
*  Left for the Nelson summer vacation on the Flathead Lake in Montana

* Celebrated the 1st and the 4th with fireworks and campfire
* My sweet Grandpa Nelson passed away from pancreatic cancer. 
* More park and pool dates
* Denver got a motorcycle

* Even more park and pool dates and playing in the sandbox. We had really good weather this summer. We were outside a lot!
* Denver changed his mind about school...again
* Took the kids to the Calgary Zoo
* My brother and sister in law's little newborn Julia passed away. 

* Started taking the boys to Parent Preschool which they LOVE! 
* Dane turned 3!!

* We bought a new car
* Got to spend the night away in Calgary with a few girlfriends! Had a blast shopping! 
* I turned 26
* Took the kids to some pumpkin patches! They were in heaven!
* Had a sweet Halloween party Jensen's

* My grandma moved to Lethbridge from Winnipeg
* Cory jo started babysitting the kids! First time they have ever been babysit by someone other than family

* Girls Christmas party at Firestone! Always have fun at girls night!
* Decorated for Christmas, made a gingerbread house, ate yummy treats!
* Spent Christmas going between my family and Denvers playing games and eating way too much!
* Got an accordion for Christmas learned to play Joy to the World for the Wilde talent show.... I am terrible lol

So that's it. Needless to say one our goals this year is to be more adventurous! We are excited for 2014! Hopefully we will accomplish our goals and make some big changes this year! 

Kinsey Holt Mothers Day Giveaway

Check out this awesome giveaway! Kinsey is amazing! She took these photos of baby Dane.

Growing Up

Dane is growing up so fast! He is always saying new words and has quite the personality!

His favorite things to do are

Peg puzzles
- we do these puzzles a few times everyday! He likes the color fish one the most. He loves to point out colors! He can say "wheat" - white "trown" - brown "orange" "ack" - black "urp" - purple and "foon" - blue
- he says a few animals but mostly calls things puppy or dog.

Watching Mater
- he gets more excited about the rusty tow truck than the shiny sports car, can tell who's kid he is!

Brushing his teeth
- he pretty much just likes putting his toothbrush under the water

Going for car rides
- when we get in the van he always says "papa" and if we drive past the turn to my parents or Denver's parents he gets upset.
- when we drive by edo he yells "SOME" as in he wants some haha! He loves Edo!

- or spinning in circles.

- mostly on our bed it makes me nervous though cause it's pretty high.

Dane is turning into a pretty shy kid. He cries when we go to nursery. The saddest cry I've ever heard! He hides behinds me when new people are around, he warms up pretty quickly to most people though.

My Boys

                                      These little two are the best! I am the luckiest mom!

 Logan is 8 months old today! He is getting so big. And I feel like it is happening way faster than it did with Dane.
He is...
* army crawling everywhere! Fast too! I turn around and hes down the hall or in the kitchen
* puts everything in his mouth!
* loves to watch Dane play and laughs and laughs at him
* has started to play with cars
* babbles constantly

Danes 2!

Dane's birthday was September 18! My parents were out of town so we had a party the next week. None of my pictures of his party turned out. Sad. We had chili and corn muffins and celebrated with Alanna's family. It is always crazy and fun when all the cousins get together!! He had a blast!
Danes cake made by me, which took way to long!
All his gifts! He sure was spoiled! He loves anything with wheels and hasn't stopped playing with all his new cars. (How do you get a 2 year old to smile for the camera? lol)