Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What I've been doing while the computer is turned off...

Well, I've pretty much been completely off the computer for the last 2 weeks and its been crazy! I've been so busy each day that by the time the computer goes back on, I'm too tired to use it! Thus, the post at 9:30 in the morning. My kiddos have contracted some evil coughing bug and we are stuck at home and in bed, so I thought I would take some time to catch up on blogging (luckily Kevin forgot to lock the computer this morning!) Here is a little of what I've been using my extra time for:

(Click HERE for the recipe)

Kevin and I BOTH have been cooking tons of fun and semi-healthy food for our family in our spare time. This is the Pork Salad from Cafe Rio that we made for my birthday. YUMMO!

I've spent a lot of time getting Lily used to the idea of the potty. Not potty training yet... just helping her overcome her fear of sitting over a gaping hole with a sucking whirlpool inside threatening to swallow her up to her impending doom.

I've also been able to have one on one time with the girls and teach them more about the world around them.

And when we're not doing one on one, we've been able to play together. I don't have any pictures of it (because we were playing) but last night we played pillow hop and then spent an hour riding our sleeping bag down the stairs. So much fun!

We've been able to exercise EVERY DAY too! I have now completed 9 days in a row of the 30 Day Shred with Jillian Michaels, and several of those days the girls worked out with me. We've also been able to play outside and go on some very fun walks (thanks to a surprisingly warm Chicago November!)

(Click HERE to see where I bought the pattern)

And when the girls have been napping, Mommy's been busy making Christmas presents! We decided to have a completely homemade Christmas this year and thanks to months of addictive behavior on Pinterest, I've gathered tons of ideas that have finally been able to be put to good use. I started with these crocheted puppy dogs...

(These patterns are FREE! Click HERE to get them)

...and last night I finished these Barn Yard Hand Puppets! I still have to make the barn curtain for these, but so far they look pretty good.

Anyway, I AM tired, but I am having a blast utilizing my newly found time. How are you all doing on your internet goals? I would love to hear from you!


  1. Wow Naomi! You are amazing! I remember when you kids used to slide down the stairs at our Provo house. It would entertain you guys forever and I loved hearing your laughter and giggles. Love the homemade Christmas presents. You guys are so talented. Great pictures! The salad looks yummy. I am going to have to try it. Love you lots!

  2. proud of you sista! It's amazing how much more productive we are when we turn off the computer. I saw a quote once that said, "A clean house is the sign of a broken computer." haha! Seriously though, the other day I grounded myself from the internet and I cleaned out 4 closets and organized my pantry. Taber was like, "dang! you need to be grounded from the computer more often!" haha!