Monday, June 29, 2009


You might be asking yourself why have I just been posting pictures lately and not saying too much about life, what's going on with us, etc (or maybe most of you just prefer the pictures over me gabbing)...well, the reason is, when you get right down to it....I'm all of a sudden completely, totally, overwhelmingly....BUSY!!!


Once the day starts, it's NON-stop until all the little ones are sleeping for the night. Even at that time, I have about a gazillon things left to do but most of the time I choose to relax with my husband for a few mins before going to bed ourselves...all to start over again the next morning.

Story Time with Mommy
In our "relaxing" time after the kids are sleeping, Nathan and I have been watching season 5 of the TV series 24. I'm warning you that if you start watching this season, you WILL get addicted and you WON'T be able to go to sleep until you see "just one more episode!" Thankfully we only got 3 DVDs at a time so once those were done, we had to wait until we got the next ones from the store. Although with the video store being a whole, oh, ONE block away...we pretty much watched it every night until we got through it :) But now it's done...and it was good...and we are taking a break from 24 so we can actually get some things accomplished at night.
So besides being obsessed with 24 for the past several days, what have we been doing? The typical...Nathan works...a lot. 7 days a week now for the past couple weeks, even on Father's Day, how crummy is that, huh?? Thanks to my mom for sending me this book called 'The Toddler's Busy Book', I've been putting together activities for my MLK to do at varies time during the day. Tiernan loves it and can't get enough of it. The activites range from 'file folder games' that we can play together to simple 'put the clothes pins into the hole on the top of an empty raisin container' for the younger boys (Tiernan actually likes this activity too!) It takes a little to get everything organized, but I'm finally starting to get on top of it and have most of the stuff organized!
Boys with a couple file folder games from Grandma Barb
We've been going to the park every Friday (that it doesn't rain, which it's rained the past 3...) with other moms in the area and their kids and having a picnic, so that's something that we look forward to each week. We've also had some play dates with our friends Titus (2) and Christine (5 mos) playing in the pool in their yard or jumpin' on the jump-o-lene at our place (which, by the way, has a big hole in it now :( We've gone a couple times to a ladies house in town who also has 4 kids 4 and under!!! (We had an instant bond...we looked at each other and said "Ah! YOU UNDERSTAND!!!" :) She has the perfect set up for playing outside...a fenced in yard and LOTS of outside toys, bikes, slides, swings, a big trampoline, you name it!! The first time we went over there, there were 6 moms and 16 kids, with the oldest child being 4! THAT was a lot of little ones!! I've also met a gal who's husband works with Nathan and they are also from MN! She just moved here to be with her husband and she loves garage saleing and thrift shopping so we were instant friends :) They have an 18 mo old boy, Emmitt, who fits in with my boys nicely.
Tiernan and Caedmon with Titus

Christine...isn't she a DOLL?!?

Cheryl with her twin 3 yr olds (she also has a 4 yr old girl and 18 mo old boy)

And, Emmitt...who found the mud during one of our picnics after church :)
I've also been staying busy with cooking and baking, trying new recipes and making up my own recipes for stuff. The latest 'creation' of mine was protein bars for Nathan. When he took the first one to work, he text me saying 'I could eat the whole pan', so I guess they were a success! :) I've also been whipping together salsa every couple days to put in recipes and to have on hand to eat with chips, yummy!! Oh, and I have been dehydrating a lot too...jerky, cherries, bananas, pineapple, and my ABSOLUTE favorite....Cinnamon Applesauce fruit leather! WOW! That stuff is SO incredibly good!!

The boys jumpin' on the trampoline at Cheryl's house

Nathan playing some ultimate frisbee with a few guys from church on the evening of Father's Day. They also played some basketball. It was HOT out, but at least they got to do something fun on Father's Day! (even though Nathan hurt his ankle playing...ugh...)
Ok,'s gettin' late and I better head to bed. Nathan goes to bed early these days (now that 24's over!). He crawled into bed at 8 tonight and said he'd be out in a few mins...I knew better. So he said to wake him in a half hour. 45 mins later I went in there and he told me to get out :) It's now 10:05 and I haven't heard from him. The 90 degree weather, every day for 10 hours a day really wears him out! Plus, he's showing up now in Columbus, yeah..nice, I know (not!) so he's got a little over an hour drive each way. Hopefully after the fourth, he'll be showing up a little closer. Anyway, I'm off!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Bunch of Crock Crocs

And who does this Bunch of Crocs belong to?!?!?..........................

........................................To my MLK (Many Little Kids), of course!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

It's My Party Pictures........

.......and I'll cry if I want to!!!!

"Okay, I'm better now."

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

It'll Happen....

Mud..............................'ll happen.

Bite marks from older brother..................................'ll happen.

Bloody Noses....................'ll happen.
Accidentally putting on your little brother's clothes........................'ll happen.
Spilling your smoothie everywhere............................'ll happen.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Playin' Dress Up!

A few weeks ago, the older boys each put one of Nathan's t-shirts on and ran around in it pretending they were some sort of monster. They had so much fun so I decided that they would probably like a box full of stuff to go through and try on! Well, that was the favorite thing to do dress up! Yesterday I picked up a few things at some garage sales and the thrift store in town and found some stuff around here and put them all in a box. The boys had a blast!! I'm sure I'll have more pics of this since there was a lot more they put on but this is what I have so far.

If this doesn't make you laugh, I'm not sure what will!!! :)

Caedmon the Clown!

Having fun

Firefighter Tiernan....with cowboy boots!!

Okay, she wasn't playing dress up but this picture was too darn cute not to post!!! :)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Where's Tiernan?

.......Oh, just climbing the walls again.......

Almost there.......

Got it!!!!! He was so excited!!

Who needs a jungle gym when you have a doorway!

Jenna's pics

Yikes!!! Sorry, sorry, sorry for the delay in posting!!! It's already been over a week since I've posted! Where does the time go?!? Days seem to fly by and 'down time' hardly makes an appearance at the Legatt house. When it does, I usually fill it with doing things around the house, putting together projects for my kids, or just spending some time with the hubby! But I do still have a bunch of 'stuff' I need to get on just hang in'll be coming!!

Here are the pictures that I mentioned in the last post that were taken by our niece Jenna when she stayed with the boys a couple hours while we ran to town. I can tell they had fun! :)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

G & G Legatt & Jenna visit!!!

Over Memorial Day weekend, Nathan's parents came down for the weekend to visit! When they pulled in the driveway at 10:45pm, Nathan looked out and said "There's someone with them!" After looking closer, he said, "It's Jenna!" Our 13 yr old niece (Nathan's oldest sister's daughter) came with them as a surprise to us and the kids. It was nice to see her (we haven't seen her since Christmas) and the boys, especially Tiernan, loved her!!! She even watched the boys for a couple hours while we ran to Lincoln to the health food store to get some suppliments, etc. Pictures that she took while we were gone are coming soon! Here are some pics of their visit!

Grandma's playing "Go Fish!" with Tiernan!

Having a picnic at the park, it was nice out and we had great company!

Tom and Mary

Tiernan and his favorite friend cousin Jenna

The cook!

Caedmon was trying to say 'cheese' with food in his mouth...I shoulda waited :)

Grandma Mary with a sleepy Ariella