Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday Night Randoms

• I found half a slice of bacon in the wash. Perhaps it is the strangest thing I've found while doing laundry.

• The only person not thinking he/she is a ninja is Olivia. And, perhaps, that is only because she can't talk or express that she does, indeed, think she is a ninja.

• Henry and JP are into spreading lies during family games of Telephone...most of which involve flatulence.

• Will loves to voluntarily give me kisses ONLY when he has a severely runny nose.

• Matt can hold his own in wrestling matches when Olivia is on his stomach and it's 4 vs 1. Yes, I married Superman.

• The attached picture is what most evenings look like to some degree.

• Even though it's a challenge every day, having a big family is the best thing that's ever happened to me. I am blessed beyond what I deserve.

Friday, October 5, 2012


In 2008, when I was pregnant with John Paul, I was at Target looking at baby snow suits. JP was born in February, and we didn't know if he was a boy or girl. I found a really cute little boy suit that is dark blue with light blue stripes. It was even on the clearance rack! I grabbed it right away...and then, hanging right next to the blue suit, was a white snow suit with pink and purple polka dots. I got so excited! I bought both, "just in case."

This snow suit has become a running joke in our house. Matt has wanted me, multiple times, to give it away as a shower gift, but I held strong. It was my little shred of hope that one day we'd see our daughter wearing the famed suit.

And, FINALLY...four years later, I got to put Olivia in the suit.

It's hard to imagine how I could be more blessed.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Stylist to the Stars

I shouldn't be surprised when I let him dress himself, yet I constantly am.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Almost like Christmas Morning

I'm pretty sure the boys are enjoying my, "I don't care because I'm about to give birth any minute" attitude.

This morning it resulted in a breakfast consisting of two Rice Krispie treats and a juice box.

Usually they eat organic cereal.

It's sort of like Christmas Morning.

Monday, September 10, 2012



JAKE: "Um, Mom...I'm confused. I wanted a car shirt, but when I put it on it was white!!"


(It's amazing what a little attention to where the tag is can do for a guy!)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


During lunch today:

ME: "So, Jake, what did you do at preschool today?"

JAKE: "Nothing."

ME: " just sat there and stared at each other for two hours?"

JAKE: "Well, maybe I played with Ethan. But, really, that's about it."

ME: "Did you do anything at Circle Time?"

JAKE: "Nope."

ME: "Did you talk about a letter, or maybe a number?"

JAKE: "Oh, yeah! We talked about eleventeen."

ME: "Great! That's my favorite number!"

JAKE: "It's a letter."

ME: "Oh. Well, anything else?"

JAKE: "Nope. But you know what's awesome?! Putting all the meat from your sandwich on your foots so your foots is cold! Like this!" (Shows me his meat feet.)

Ahhhh...the things I'm learning from my spirited child!