Monday, January 31, 2011

Love those boys...

Was trying to get a pic of a funny face that Preston makes, but everytime I put the camera in front of him he would just grin and grin.. So cute..

Love this pic with him pointing trying to grab the camera.. He just cracks me up..

Love that face.. He just makes me happy.

My dad gave Camden this hat, and now he wont take it off and he wont let me make it smaller either.. Too funny.

Tried to get a cute shot of Carter.. He was enjoying his Jam sandwich..

Preston Crawling...

Friday, January 28, 2011


Yeah... My little guy finally lifted his fat body off the ground and did some crawling today.. It was so cute and fun to watch. He has been doing the army crawl and he will get up on all 4 and rock back and forth but as he goes to crawl he always goes to his stomach. Well today at the tree house he was acted like he was gonna crawl and he did.. It was so cute. He only went maybe 3 feet (that was where the toy was at) and I've yet to get him to do it again today.. But I'm sure by the end of the weekend he will be all over the place. (even though he already is) .. Wish I had a pic to go along but hubby as the camera with him. So it will just have to wait.. But man we are excited to see him doing some crawling....

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

9 month checkup

Preston had his 9 mo check up today.. Glad to say he is a very healthy big boy..

Here are his stats...
:Weight: 23.25 lbs. *83%
:Length: 30 in *91%
:Head: 18 in *92%

Our little guy is not so little anymore.. We love him just the way he his.. We love those fat check and the rest of his fatness.. He is such a happy baby.. He has 7 teeth in and does really good with teething.. He is working on crawling.. He can finally lift his body off the ground and is doing the rocking motion.. I'm thinking in a week or so he'll be all over the place.. He already rolls anywhere he needs to go. It's also nice that he can go from laying to sitting.. We are very lucky to have such a wonderful little (big) guy..

Just a cute shot I tried to get of the boys. We were headed to a baby blessing and of course Preston had to check other things out.. But thought it turned out pretty cute..

Friday, January 21, 2011

Feeling Green...

Do you ever realize you've done something without thinking about it.. Well today as I'm getting myself and the kids ready.. I realize we are all wearing green. Thought it was funny that we would all end up in green.

So what does feeling green mean:

Green, one of most-often cited favorite colors. It represents nature, environment, health, good luck, renewal, youth, vigor, spring, generosity, fertility, jealousy, inexperience, envy, misfortune.
"Its cool quality soothes, calms, and has great healing powers." It is often worn in operating rooms by surgeons.
In China, green hats mean a man's wife is cheating on him; it is not a good color for packaging.
In France studies have indicated green is not a good color choice for packaging either.
In India green is the color of Islam.
In Ireland green has religious significance (Catholic).
In some tropical countries green is associated with danger.

They also had this in another section..
GreenCurrently the most popular decorating color, green symbolizes nature. It is the easiest color on the eye and can improve vision. It is a calming, refreshing color. People waiting to appear on TV sit in "green rooms" to relax. Hospitals often use green because it relaxes patients. Brides in the Middle Ages wore green to symbolize fertility. Dark green is masculine, conservative, and implies wealth. However, seamstresses often refuse to use green thread on the eve of a fashion show for fear it will bring bad luck.


Took the kids to the Tree house on Wed.. The kids had a blast. I was able to leave Preston home with Bunna (my mother) so it was nice not to carry him around. Carter is asking to go back again today, but not sure it's in the cards.

I think the red hat looks good on him.

Having fun in the fire engine.. Carter liked this one much better then the one that was at our last last Sat night.. (Different story)

They built this new climbing thing that takes you up to the middle of the tree, the kids love climbing up and down it.

Another new item is the sword in the stone.. Carter was rather sad he couldn't pull the sword out of the stone.

Camden trying with all his might to get the sword out.

The back of the fire truck.

Camden in full cowboy gear.. Doing his best to rock the horse back and forth.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Just some fun pics I needed to post..

Had a play date with a friend and my niece last friday. Me and Carter baked cupcakes early that morn after shoveling the snow.. Being the nice mom that I am.. I let him lick the beater at 8:20 a.m. I think he even got some in his mouth.
While putting this post up Carter came and saw the pic and said "Look at my face I want to do that again."

Alex, Anyston and Preston
The little babies.. As you can see they weren't too happy to have there picture taken.. Alex is 6 weeks younger then P and 6 weeks older the Anyston. I'm still afraid Preston could eat them both..

Put the kids goggles on Preston and he thought they were fun for 2 sec, then he started pulling on them. I thought they looked cute on his fat face.

Camden and friends playing outside.. They had a little follow the leader thing going on.

Not sure what they were doing, although I did see them eating big balls of snow. But heck they were being good and having fun in the white stuff.
This is Carter after his day of eating cupcakes, playing with friends, being in the snow and running around with me.. Love those times when I walk into a room and he is sound asleep even if he is still somewhat standing..

Thursday, January 13, 2011


My little Camden is so funny.. He is such a little honest Abe.. Which is great I guess. But sometimes a mom doesn't want to hear certain things.. My example..

While Exercising tonight (one of those stupid resolutions) me and Camden are running circles in the basement and Camden of course has lapped me a few times and is coming up behind me again when he declares "MOM you butt moves up and down while your running" I just had to laugh and say "Yep I know" he then replied "My butt doesn't move when I run" I had to inform him that he doesn't have any fat on his butt to make it move.. Just had to laugh and keep running..

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A nEw YeAr? (Already)

I can't believe 2010 is over and we have started a new year.. How time flies when your having kids and raising kids and such.. We had an amazing 2010.. We were blessed to have another adorable little boy. We are so lucky to have him in our lives and I couldn't imagine him not around. As I've reflected about the last year and thought of what I should work on for this year.. I've come to a realization that man I need a lot of work.. LOL And my goals may need to be a lifetime thing or something.. LOL Or maybe I should set a new one every month that way I could maybe keep a few..

For sure this year I want to:::
:: Be a better mother
:: Be a better daughter
:: Be a better wife
:: Be a better friend
:: Be better to myself
:: And the number one thing Make some amazing memories with my family..... Be sillier, be funnier, be smarter, and have fun...

A silly picture me and the boys took today.. They are so great and wonderful.. I'm not sure why I was blessed with such great kids, but they are the best in the world.. They sure can cause me pain and I'm not sure how I will handle 3 teenage boys (mom any suggestion?). But we have had so much fun with them I can't wait for all the exciting things we have in store as our family goes out in the world and plays..

Happy New Year to everyone...

Holiday Project (not my idea.. lol)

Nate was able to take the week between Christmas and New Years off this year.. The kids were very excited to have him around for 10 days.. I of course thought we would be doing some fun stuff and some cleaning of course.. He had other ideas.. We finished most of our basement last spring, but we still had the cold storage to do and we still have a bathroom that has some more work to be done.. Well Nate decided while he had a week off he would do the cold storage. I thought sure it wont take that long lets do it..
Of course we had to put up Foam Insulation to keep it cold in the summer and colder in the winter. I call it my Pepto room. LOL

And the foam is pretty soft I think he might of also made it in case I go crazy one day.. (I'll have my padded room ready if needed)

The finished project.. Nate and his dad cut all the wood and then I helped assembly and such. It's not a huge room just big enough to hold food.

Now the goal of getting it full of food for 2 years. (Thank heavens for case lot sales.. LOL)

Wonderful Christmas

The Thorsted family had a wonderful Christmas this year.. I think the kids were very pleased with their toys. We had a great day together has a family.. And I'm glad it only comes once a year.. LOL
Little P checking out what Santa brought him..

Camden asked for roller blades and a skateboard this year.. Santa was able to get the Rollerblades and luckily Bunna got the skateboard for him. He can't wait till summer so he can go cruising down the sidewalk.

The boys helping Preston open one of his gifts..

This is my new little nephew Luke.. He is 6 weeks old now and still just a little guy.. We are super excited to have another baby around..