Tuesday, December 21, 2010

little green bead

Here's the bead that almost cost me a doctors visit. Jack was loading beads up in his dump truck and apparently thought it would be a good idea to put one up his nose. I tried and tried to get that sucker out and it wouldn't budge. Poor Jack, he kept saying "get out, get out". I called the clinic to see if they could get me in. They said come on up- so I put on his coat and was getting ready to go. The whole time I was thinking to myself "am I really going to pay a doctor to get a green bead out of my sons nose"? I dug and dug again and finally could see it good enough to see what was going on. Apointment canceled: got it out. Thankgoodness. It was funny because I saw our doctor out and about this weekend and she made the comment that she hadn't seen us in a while.

Monday, December 20, 2010

a great find

So apparently I'm the only one in the USA that didn't know about theses videos. Thank-you Jenny for introducing them to me!! We were headed to Topeka on Sunday so we picked them up. I had started working on letters with Tyse at the beginning of the school year and didn't feel like he was "getting it" like I thought he should be. Alot of it is his personality, but its not fun to do something everyday and feel like your making no progress. The one we are watching now teaches letter sounds and letter names. Its awesome, Jack even loves it. I catch him making some of the sounds too. It was definitely a great find.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Everyday I'm thankful for my little helper. There are some days that I feel like I couldn't make it through in one piece if she wasn't here. YOU ROCK JILL.

Thursday, December 16, 2010


I'm not usually a fan of toy boxes, but this one has been awesome. Jaspers grandpa made if for Andrew when he was little. I know this is a horrible picture, but it has shelves and a big section in the bottom for lots of random toys. It also makes a great place to sit after all the toys have been thrown out. It's at least 7 years old and its still one of their favorite things to play in.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Once I get out of the habit of blogging I can't seem to catch back up. Heres one for now!!

Ok, two

or three

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Oh So TiReD....

Trying to get Andrew to do something that he doesn't understand is like trying to reason with a wall. When he thought it was completely out of line that he go to bed early tonight I said "go get the camera and I'll show you why."


Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving craft

I was pretty excited to find these pilgrim crafts for Thanksgiving. Its even better when you already have everything to make it.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Now don't ya'll go be sayin' Im not thankful just cause the tree is already up. It's up and its beginning to look alot like Christmas around here. Really the only thing I put up is the tree, to many little fingers to break all that other kind of cutesy stuff. The boys decided they needed lights in their room so that was kind of fun for them to do.

Shaklee and Norwex

First of all, I love shaklee. If there is one thing I don't like about shaklee it is their window cleaner. If you don't know anything about shaklee, BH2 (hence the blog name) is the main cleaning concentrate that I use. Whatever you are cleaning, you just dilute differently. When I tried the "window cleaner" I wasn't exactly impressed with what my windows looked like when I was done. I had tried everything that I had ever read that was supposed to clean a window.... vinegar, newspaper, windex, baking soda, baking powder, lemon juice, pureed avocado and blueberry juice. Now I'm talking a good clean window... no streaks and no lint. Then
I came upon these..."rags". They really don't deserve to be called "rags", but that's what I call them. It's a product called Norwex and they know how to clean a window. Streak free. They also claim to be antibacterial, which isn't really important that my windows are anti bacteria but it's definitely a plus. They are guaranteed for 2 years and they are absolutely AWESOME. Try them, you wont be sorry. Seriously, all you need is these 2 "rags" and some H2O and you will have some streak free, lint free anti bacteria clean windows.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Dorothy are we still in....

kansas? Our temperature gauge, in the shade, does not do this day justice. It's at least 70 out. I know winter is comming, but today I will enjoy the sunshine.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Just a random picture, so when you pull up my blog you don't have to look at the poop. Just for the record its no longer Blue!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Who done it?

It took us one full day, but we solved the mystery of "Who done it"----

Friday, November 5, 2010

Who done it?

Not something you want to see on new carpet. Liquid marker.


Who done it?

Thursday, November 4, 2010

learning something new...

You'd think a mother would know pretty much everything about her boys. Well, I learned something new last night when Andrew came home from AWANA....apparently he wants to be a priest when he grows up. When I showed the paper to Jas he said that Andrew has told him many times that he thinks he would like to be a priest ("you know dad, like pastor Charlie"). For those of you who don't know, Charlie is our pastor at Northridge. A few weeks ago they were in Charlies office looking at his swords. He thought that was pretty cool, maybe he thinks all pastors have swords in their office. I think he would make a great pastor....we shall see....

Saturday, October 30, 2010


serious business being pinocchio

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Tyse basically loves anything with....wheels. One day he created this "forklift" all by himself. Use your imagination, he was pretty proud of it.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Annual Fall Party....

Plattners sure know how to throw a party, BUT WHY OH WHY is it always at the expense of my husband?

Monday, October 18, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

It was a beautiful day at the pumpkin (punk as Jack would say) patch.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

1st badge....

A very proud little boy as he received his first AWANA patch last Wednesday. I believe the verse was "God is truthful". It took a couple of times, but he is now going by himself. He is so excited to go every week he can hardly wait for Wednesday to roll around.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Jack has had quite the obsession with poop. Im not sure if I can blame this on "just being a boy" but for some reason he loves to talk about poop. When we went to the zoo last weekend he really was more interested in looking at the elephant poop than caring about what the elephant was doing. As we were getting done with supper last night I put Tyse in the tub so he and Jas could head out the door to AWANA . Tyse had gotten out of the tub and was upstairs putting on his clothes, to get the process moving a bit more quickly I hurried up to help. We were almost ready to come down and little Jack starts saying POOP, POOP, POOP. Tyse thinks its hilarious when he says it and starts laughing. You know sometimes as a Mom you get that feeling like OH NO, kind of like you want to close your eyes and go to bed or just plug your ears and act like you didn't hear it?!?!?!?! Yea, I had one of those feelings. And I was right.......ewwwwwwww

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


*a little blurry, but you get the point.....

Monday, October 4, 2010

topeka zoo.....

Since Jas was busy at the church all day on Sat. we decided to check out the Topeka zoo. I don't think I had been there since our last field trip in Elementary school. Somehow I convinced Nick to go and help me, although its a small zoo Tyse has a tendency to want to go off and explore on his own. Its no Omaha, but they have done alot of work to keep it up. There was a baby giraffe and baby hippo, which was the highlight.

Thursday, September 30, 2010


We are loving the start of Awana. Tyse wasn't to sure about it at first, but since uncle Nick is back in Sabetha he started taking him. Now he loves it and can't stop talking about what all he got to do there. Last week Tyse told Nick he would pay him 2 dollars to take him back to Awana. Poor Poor Nick...he might be stuck doing it for awhile.

PS.... if you have a facebook account I ask that you add the one and only.... Jasper Frazee as your friend. I am finding this quite humorous because he was forced to sign up for an account. You see, he is spending this Sat. running a live broadcast for Womens fellowship at church. He had to get a facebook account so he could send off the questions that the women wanted to ask. He was trying to find a way around it, but was unable to. I told him that he would feel really special because he would have at least 200 "friends" by the end of the day.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

almost wordless....

*NOTE TO SELF: never feel sad that you dont have a wordless wednesday to share-your kids will give you one.

Monday, September 20, 2010

o so proud

Tyse needed something to keep himself busy (out of trouble). I gave him the job of putting the tater tots on the casserole. I had already mentally prepared myself that it was ok if he simply opened the bag and dumped them on. I was pleasantly surprised when I came to check and he was lining them up neatly in the casserole dish. He was very proud of himself.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

complete freshness.........

I cant help but get a little excited on every other Thursday. Bed washin' day. I remember that my mom would wash all the beds every week, not sure how she had time for that. Since the boys take a bath every evening before hopping into bed, I don't find weekly bed washes completely necessary. So there was complete freshness today as I washed the sheets and made the beds with a nice cool breeze comming through the windows. I can't wait to tuck them into a nice clean bed tonight. I'm sure they will share the same excitement and thank me many, many times for a clean bed. HAHA

Wednesday, September 15, 2010