Saturday, May 29, 2010


The topic over at Kelly's Korner for this week's Show Us Your Life is Things that Make You Happy. I realize that I am a day late in doing this but, better late than never.

The first would of course be my two wonderful boys, my husband and our families. They can make me happier than anyone or anything else in the world.

Next, would have to be this little guy. I never thought I would ever like a small dog but I am so in love with little Moose.

I also can be quickly put into a good mood by a trip to Starbucks. I just love everything about it. The variety of people you will see there, the ridiculously cheerful employees, the wonderful pastries, the paper cups and top... the list could go on and on.

OPI nail polish can also bring a smile to my face. There are so many colors and the names just make me laugh. I bought one yesterday called, "I'm his coral friend". Maybe I am just easily amused but I laughed when I read it.

I love a clean house. There is nothing better than coming home to a clean house.

I enjoy sitting outside with my dear husband and watching the kids play.

Ice cream cakes from Baskin Robbins are also a favorite of mine.

Naps. I love naps.

Watching my boys play together (instead of fight).

Friday, May 28, 2010

A Hard Life

Joys of Summer

Wow! We made it.

That is really all I can say about this week. Will started summer Monday. So, we have all been home. I have been playing referee all week. I really feel like a need a good whistle and a strong penalty box. The first days of anything new are hard, even if it is something good. Summer break is no exception. We are finally all adjusting to the new routine and I am hoping that it will only get better.

I decided to go hard core on the potty training with Ben. Lately, before he uses his diaper he has been checking with me to make sure he is, in fact, wearing a diaper and not big boy pants. I figure, if he is doing this he is so ready... he just needs to man up. He has been doing really well and so far we haven't had any accidents. Keep your fingers crossed.

We had our first summer stomach bug this week too. That is always fun. The only good thing is, I got my house clean yesterday so we can play today! We are going to go to the park and play, play, play, have a picnic and hopefully come home and take a good nap.

I hope ya'll have a lovely weekend!

In Will's Words

What would a week be without a few words of wisdom from Will...

"Why do people get arrested for cocaine? Isn't that what we grill with?"

"Could you please make Ben keep his pants on? That is disturving me." (No typo, this is how he said it.)

Friday, May 21, 2010


A few note worthy quotes from Will this week...

"Love makes a good girlfriend. That and she comes when I call her."
Great. It is obvious I have a few things I need to discuss with Will.

"My favorite part of first grade is being out of it."

Conversation during a walk we took one night...
Will- "You know I am growing right now, as we speak. I am growing."
Me- "Yes you are. Isn't that amazing."
Will- "Yeah, but you aren't. Grown ups stop growing."
Me- "No, grown ups grow out instead of up."
Will- "Oh- is that why we are walking? Because you are weight gaining."

"You know, it is a good thing aligators aren't mammals. That would really hurt the mom if the babies had to drink her milk."

Oh Little Ben

I love cupcakes and apparently this is a love I have passed on to Ben...

It is also apparent that he loves the camera...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


So, I have some super exciting news!

My baby sister is engaged!!! I am so ridiculously happy for her. She has found a great guy and I couldn't be happier that he will be joining our family.

It doesn't seem possible that she is old enough to get married. I can remember when we were little, I thought she was so annoying and I could not stand her. Now, she is my best friend. I am so very proud of the person she has become. I love you little one and I am so very, very happy for you!

Out to Pasture

Tonight Will hit Ben. I asked him why...

"He was pasturing me."

Oh little Will, how I love you so.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mothers' Day and such

We had a pretty good weekend... all things considered.

Friday night Will had a late game. We went do dinner and "The Cheese Incident" took place. We recovered from that and after a much needed trip to Starbucks to calm my nerves, we headed to the game. Will had a great game, the team not so much. They lost (again) but played better than they ever have. I am hoping they are on their way... Then Will was off to his dad's for the weekend. Matt, Ben and I went home and went to bed!

Saturday was a wonderfully lazy day. Matt got up early to go work. Ben and I had a super laid back morning. We met my mom and sister for an early lunch and came home a took a nice nap. Matt came home and we sat with Ben and just talked for a while. By then, I was getting hungry and still had to run errands. As we were leaving, Matt said he would come with us and that he would take me to eat for an early Mothers' Day. We went to Target and got the boring stuff. On the way out, I stopped at the clothes and this cute little skirt I have been looking at was on sale. So, I bought it. I just wish it had been warm enough to wear it yesterday. Next, it was time to eat. Matt said I could pick. I picked a sandwich shop, Jimmy John's. I am a girl with simple taste. It is my favorite and he normally won't go there. We came home and gave Ben a bath. Then as I was putting him to bed, he decided he was going to climb on the fire place. He fell and now has a HUGE scrape going all the way down his back. Bless his heart, it looks painful. Once he calmed down from the fall, he fell asleep and I painted my nails and got to watch SNL. For any of you that missed it, HILARIOUS. Betty White was too funny!

Yesterday was super busy. Will came home early and we went to Matt's parents for lunch. Then we came home for a while before meeting my parents for dinner. No one had a nap yesterday. By the end of dinner, we were all at the end of our rope and ready to be home. After the boys had the bath, we all watched "19 Kids and Counting". For some reason, I love that show. Then, everyone fell asleep relatively easy and I was able to get to bed early too!

This week, we have Ben's transition meeting. I am anxious to see what they will say and where he will be. If you think about it, say a prayer that it will work out the way it needs to and that Ben will continue to develop on target, whatever the outcome of the meeting.

I hope ya'll have a great week! Summer is almost here!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Cheese Incident

First of all, I would like to start by saying sorry for the absence. It has been a crazy 2 weeks and I just really haven't had the energy nor the inspiration to blog.

Now that I have that out of the way...

Last night Will had a late baseball game. We decided that we would go out to eat before the game. We let him pick the place. He chose Danver's. It is a fast-ish food place with a huge salad bar. Long story short, Ben has a thing for shredded cheese. He loves it. So, rather than eat the meal we ordered for him, he ate little bowls full of shredded cheese. He had been trying my patience all day and of course dinner was no different. About half way through the meal he says, laughing, "I have cheese in my nose". I thought he meant on his nose and so I told him he didn't and that he needed to eat. He reply. "Yea my do. Look." said as he holds his nose up for me to see. I look and sure enough the child had stuck one strand of shredded cheese right up his nose. All I could do was laugh... I have a feeling we are in for it with this one.