Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012


Well, I did pretty well listing my thankfulness.  Until, that is, the munchkin's bronciolitis got even worse.  Thankfully with the use of a nebulizer, we were able to keep it from progressing any further and he is FINALLY back to his happy, smiley self.

So, a recap of last week's thankful count . . . all in one.  :)


Today I'm thankful for pediatricians with holiday hours.


Today I am again thankful for modern medicine.


Today I'm thankful for our hard-working, OCD, intense, fun, cuddly Daddy.


Today I'm thankful for Omas who always save the day {and my sanity}.


Today I'm thankful for Rich's college roommate who introduced him to Iranian food.


Today I'm thankful for the simple pleasures in life.  Like playing with a pack of toilet paper.


Today I'm thankful for friends.


And today, I'm thankful for helpers;

bandaids, even when they're unnecessary;
the tooth fairy . . .
 . . . who still isn't allowed in his room;
 that my happy baby is back, and

for pictures that make me stop in my tracks and wonder how a picture of a butt crack ended up on my phone before realizing it is knuckles.  Not a butt crack.
Shew.  Cause that would have been weird.

Hmmmm.  Wonder who might have done that . . .

Thursday, November 22, 2012


A flashback from my little turkeys' first Thanksgivings:

g's ~ 9 1/2 months {2008}

h's ~ 5 1/2 months {2010}

e's ~ 6 1/2 months {2012}


Today I'm thankful for so much, but especially for those little turkeys!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Today I'm thankful for modern medicine, technology to make the administration of modern medicine easier, and big brothers who cheer you on.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Today I'm thankful that (almost a year ago!!!) we made the switch to cloth diapers. When I think about the money we've already saved (pretty sure if we haven't already broken even we're getting close...and Es only 6 months old!), the diaper rashes we haven't had, and how cute those fluffy little butts are, I know the extra work is worth it. Who would've ever thought this would be one of my favorite sights?!

 Almost makes me want to have more . . . said as I collapse in a fit of uncontrollable, hysterical laughter. Because, we'll, that's just hysterical. 

Monday, November 19, 2012


 Today I'm thankful for my family.  The family we've made  . . .

 . . . the family I was born into . . .

. . . and the family I marri . . . um, yeah.  That's pretty much all.  :)

but mostly i'm thankful for these guys.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012


Today I'm thankful for the knowledge and ability to sew. It's become my favorite form of "my" time, my creative outlet, and the fact that I can make a little money in the side is an added bonus.


Today I'm thankful for a (persistent) patriotic 4 year old who insisted on carrying around the flag I just brought in from outside "so we can say the pledge"; for my freedom to say said pledge 6 times while trying to get dinner started; and for the "stick" off of a set of mini blinds which was deemed appropriate (by the opinionated, persistent, patriotic 4 year old) to which the flag was attached. :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Today I'm thankful for a forgiving, loving, God who has blessed me beyond measure.

 {even though a certain (exhausted) 4 year old refused to say his prayers tonight because he was mad at God because "He won't make me be able to fly".}

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Today I'm thankful for healthy 6 month olds and uneventful doctor appointments.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012


Today I'm thankful that I got to spend the evening watching The Polar Express with Jeff Gordon.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Six Months

Easton!!  You're


What you're up to these days:

 * We went to the doctor today and you're 18.9 pounds {75%} and 27" {75%} of perfection!  i looked back - all 3 of you were within a 1/2 inch of each other at 6 months, and you are exactly the same weight as garrett was. . . which happens to be almost 1 1/2 pounds more than hudson.  :)

* You have your 2 bottom teeth and the top ones aren't far behind.

* You sit like a champ!  Even Dr. Kapor commented on how solid you were . . . "more like a 9 month old".  slow down!!

* You got to meet 2 more of your cousins last weekend - John  & Doug were in town from Ohio for a Lacrosse tournament so we went to watch.

all 4 of GG's great-grandsons

* You roll over  both ways, as well as spin in circles.  You also post up on your arms and scoot backwards.  seriously  slow down!

* You are so laid back.  And you're happiest when the boys are playing and making noise.

* We started giving you some cereal last week.  You ate it but much prefer the popsicles and ice cream your brothers {and Daddy} give you.

* You sleep pretty well . . . we're usually up once during the night. I'm pretty sure you'd be sleeping all night if you weren't in our room . . . and if you hadn't already figured out I'm a sucker for your sweet, middle of the night cuddles.

Easton, you're such a blessing to us all.  I absolutely cannot imagine my life without your sweet smiles and feel so blessed that I was lucky enough to be chosen for you.  I hope you always love your brothers like you do right now and that you never lose your killer smile.  I can't wait to see what your 7th month holds . . . I just hope it doesn't go by too quickly.  I love you, Munchkin!

Here are all 3 boys at about 6 months:

Yup.  Preeeeetty sure they're all from the same stock.