Saturday, January 28, 2012

homemade bird feeder!

i've been dying to make homemade bird feeders with corbin since i saw them on pinterest a couple months ago. we are always watching the birds outside our living room window and thought it would be nice to give the birds an easy food source while it's so cold outside! i wanted to make them with pine cones since it's so rainy here but after searching around outside and only finding teeny tiny ones we switched to toilet paper rolls and i'll just hope they hold up in the rain!
it's so easy and obvious BUT you'll need: bird seed, toilet paper rolls, peanut butter, and yarn or twine.
string the yarn through the toilet paper roll and let your toddler have a go at spreading peanut butter on it.
after the toilet paper roll is covered in peanut butter, roll it around in the bird seeds. 
corbin liked scooping up the seed and sprinkling it on top!
and if your toddler is used to playing tractors in trays of beans he will probably run to his room and find a bulldozer to push the seeds around with! 
ta-daaaaa! the proud creator can then go hang the feeder in whatever tree branch his mommy can reach! ;) 
(i ended up cutting two small holes for a lollipop stick to go through so the birds have something to stand on too!) it's only been a couple hours but so far no birds have been around to enjoy their treat... i hope to post a picture of one of them chowing down on it soon!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

park and donut date!

one sun shiny day in who knows how long and we had to get out of the house and enjoy it! so off to starbucks we went for decaf coffee and a donut and then to the park to play way into our usual nap time! the slides at this park are the funnest things ever! EVER! corbin even flew down once on his stomach and i knew i was going to look up and see him flying out the bottom he went so fast! but luckily he slowed down in time. we will be back here tons as the weather gets nicer!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


it's been SO long since i actually posted anything on here! i'm so far behind that i decided i have to just start where i'm at and try and fill things in as i go!
last weekend we had our regular dusting of yearly snow. like usual none of us in the area were prepared or equipped to handle a foot of snow. but we thought things would be back to normal after a few days and our mini snow days vacation would be over. so we took advantage of the snow and played outside everyday. making families of snowmen and having snowball fights and exploring our neighborhood covered in the fluffy white snow!

but this year mother nature had other plans and threw an ice storm into the mix. literally everything was covered in a thick layer of ice. thursday morning we lost power because of it and thought we'd venture over to ryan's grammys house until it came back on since the roads seemed okay at the time and it was ryan's moms birthday so we didn't want her to be stuck in a cold house all day!! things escalated pretty quickly while packing the car up knowing there was a slight possibility we would be staying the night there. trees and branches were falling at a rapid pace all around our house. you could stand outside and listen to branch after branch snap and fall to the ground! we were thankful to have somewhere else to be at the time! so we ventured out on the roads and found that trees were falling everywhere along our road out of the valley. there are four ways out and each way we went we were trapped by fallen trees across the road. when we came upon one of the trees we saw cars driving under the tree laying on a wire, through someone's yard around the tree, and then under the wire again to the other side of the road and knew that was our only hope of getting out before the roads got icy again so we did it too!
we ended up staying four days at grammy's house. she was the most generous host and corbin had the best time having family constantly there to play with but we were all so excited to hear our power was back on sunday morning!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

happy new year!


big news!

i'm so excited to announce our family of three is growing and we couldn't be happier! we met with my midwife for the first time monday and she was so positive and optimistic about minor issues i had with pregnancy the first time around and we're all hoping i have the birth center birth i want! so far i am just really tired all the time, which i would take over morning sickness any day! i'm excited to share baby bump pictures once i don't look like i ate one too many cheesburgers (even though i don't even eat cheeseburgers!). due date: august tenth!
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