Tuesday, December 1, 2015

A Thankful Phone Dump


Well, if intentions count, I'm golden.  Not sure where the rest of November went . . . or 2015 for that matter.

So, in a combination of sorts, here's the rest of my Thankful List comprised of pictures from my cell phone . . . A Thankful Phone Dump, if you will.


I'm thankful for mirrors that only stay clean for a few minutes.  
Also, I'm thankful for modern medicine and instantaneous x-rays.


I'm thankful for this guy who, can drive me mad and is still perpetual motion, LOVES as hard as anyone. 


I'm thankful for this guy - who's personality is 2nd to none; lazy evenings spent shirtless {for some of us} piled under blankets watching a movie, and for the Daddy who introduced him to the fun of having whipped cream squirted in your mouth. 

I'm thankful for this snazzy guy who just feels like being "fancy" from time to time. 

I'm thankful for coffee.  The. End. 

I'm thankful for the constant lack of personal space . . . sometimes.

I'm thankful for sweet smiles, and orthopedic offices who don't even laugh when you call for an appointment to replace a cast that took a dive in the dogs' water bowl. 

And when I look at these sweet smiles - even when they're driving me batty - I can't help but be thankful {and amazed} that I was lucky enough to be chosen as their mom. 





Thursday, November 5, 2015

Thankful - Day 5

Today, and every day, I'm thankful for this munchkin. Hands down, the best surprise I'll ever receive. 




Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Thankful - days 3 & 4

Well, that didn't take long to miss a day!

While today, November 4th, I'm thankful that school is back in after a 4 1/2 day break, I'm also thankful for a great friend who takes a stray child for the morning so I can get stuff done and enjoy the silence while C naps. 

Yesterday I was thankful for a great backyard (and an even better baby daddy who bought the spray paint) where the boys happily played for 8 hours straight. The amount of dirt that lined my bathtubs after showers, and the dirty/muddy light switches in the bathrooms was totally worth it!  















Monday, November 2, 2015

A Month of Thanks

I've been wanting to get back here {so C has some record of his life...cause we all know his baby book, although bought, has very little documented} so here goes nothing...

Days 1 and 2 ~

I'm thankful for these munchkins. 

They test me daily and I don't know know what I did to deserve them, but I'm sure glad I did. 

And I'm thankful for the porch on which they sit ... the mortgage payment is painful but sooooo worth it to know it's ours and we don't have to answer to anyone about it. 

So there ya go.  I'm really going to try and keep up with this ... And hope that after doing it for the whole month, it'll become a habit again. Otherwise, I should probably go ahead and set up a donation page for C's impending therapy. ��

Monday, December 1, 2014

Frozen...On Ice


Waaaaay back in March, maybe, I saw that Frozen was going to be local to us for a Disney on Ice event and I knew some munchkins who would love it.  As luck would have it, as the date neared, their love of Frozen waned . . . and of course E became obsessed.  I went back and forth but figured, while he would enjoy it, the bigs would get the most out of it.  So E got to have a Daddy date, and Oma and I took the bigs.  {I'm sure there was nothing she would've rather been doing for her birthday. haha}

They thoroughly enjoyed it, and although some "major" parts were left out, my detail - minded friends enjoyed it anyway.  









We all really enjoyed the show, the skating and singing, and maybe especially the half-million dollar snowcones they talked Oma into buying them . . . 



Monday, September 22, 2014

Lake Monticello, 2014 edition



Only a month behind . . .

We headed south for our annual weekend at Lake Montecillo and had a wonderful time - as always.  The boys swam, and swam, and swam.  They tried out the tube behind the boat for the first time, we rode on the boat, and had lots of great family time!

    














Gs first official photobomb!
       


I had emailed Katelin earlier in the week and asked if Patrick could possibly bring some handcuffs for our police - obsessed child to see what "REAL police handcuffs" looked like.  he went above and beyond . . . and I had 2 boys in heaven.


G, naturally, traveled with his police costume, but H even took his Woody costume {from Halloween 2012} to be G's sheriff.







REAL handcuffs being put into a REAL handcuff holder.  




Even E got in on the dressing up with some gloves.
And then there was some more swimming . . .


   

   




Little brother sooooooo wants to be a big boy!


If you must be up at 5:30am, this is a pretty good spot to enjoy some coffee.  {Thanks, E . . .}





Patrick also gave the boys some "ticket books".  Obviously they were a hit . . .