Thursday, August 28, 2014


I decided I should probably wash Ryan’s EvoShield…

IMG_3033 Is that not gross?  It goes over his wrist/forearm.  It’s one of a plethora of baseball accessories he has.  How it’s possible that he and Harvey can still find things we don’t own already is beyond me.  I’m pretty sure Buster doesn’t wear as many items as Ryan.  He has special socks (not just baseball socks, ones that go up over his knees…), knee pads for sliding, sliding pants, chest protector, gloves, a plastic thingy he wears on his thumb, and an EvoShield.  Once that is all on he can actually start dressing.  Hope he isn’t planning on us helping pay for college.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

5 Years!

I got another friendly reminder!  It’s been five years since Erik has been home.  He was such a good baby and the transition was as easy as could be. 





almost six


Erik, you are cuddly, funny, smart, and sweet.  I look forward to my morning hugs every day.  I couldn’t be more thankful to get to be your mom. 



Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Cry Heard ‘Round the World

 Truly, there has never been a more dramatic loose tooth experience.  If you live within about 20 miles, you of course already know this.

Image00001 So we have talked about this loose tooth for days on end.  An accidental hit to the face by our neighbor finally sent things in motion.  Oh the tears!  He actually held his mouth open like this for days…






 Finally, at the neighborhood movie night it fell out!  Tears turned into smiles with the tooth in hand and the promise of a visit from the tooth fairy.  As the boys were laying in bed I heard Erik ask Ryan how many tooth fairies there were.  “Probably like five,” Ryan answered.  : )  Unfortunately for Ryan, his fairy was extremely forgetful and just downright lazy.



 Happier day

(sunscreen by Erik)






Fearing Erik would also get stuck with a bad fairy, a honorary fairy threw in $2.  Erik’s fairy was much more on top of it, but cheap.  Hey, it’s twice what I got!  Ryan was sure to point out how much better Erik’s fairy was than his!  The house is calm again (well, kind of) and Erik can whistle (well, kind of.)

Monday, August 25, 2014

At last

The queen has a throne…



Seriously, has anyone ever ‘bunny-eared’ a toilet before?

Saturday, August 23, 2014

To Be or Not To Be…

 Image00003 Jedi for sure


Image00004 What to be, what to be…


Image00006 A kangaroo



comes with great storage…for a book, silly putty,Legos, and of course, a joey.

 Image00008 This boy is so torn…to be an awesome kangaroo for Halloween or a Jedi…


if only there was some kind of compromise!

Yes, this is a daily topic of conversation.  Only two more months before the final decision.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

I Did It!

Erik’s kindergarten book is done!  It should be here in a week or so.  Can’t believe Erik has almost been home five years and is starting first grade.



Image00001 These magnetic tiles are in our top 10 best buys.

In other exciting news…the rest of the potty arrived.  It took Harvey almost the whole day to get it in.  Nothing is smooth with this bathroom.  Of course it didn’t come with a toilet seat.  Lowe’s does not sell seats compatible with the model we chose…So I finally have a working toilet that only…boys can use. 


Friday, August 15, 2014

2 Years

Being the fabulous mother that she is (as of today at any time) my friend Torey sent me a sweet tweet celebrating Megan’s being home two years…(you know, in July) Just the reminder this mother needed!  Wow!  Two years. 

It’s a little strange for me.  I absolutely want to remember and celebrate ‘Gotcha Day,’ but at the same time I am happy that we are so settled in and kind of ‘forget’ that it hasn’t always been like this. 

It did remind me to get some cute photos!






2014-07-27_008  I just loved this dress a few years ago when I had two boys.  I didn’t buy it since, well, I had two boys.  While I was waiting for Megan to come home I found it at the second hand store for about $5!  Even cuter on!

These pictures capture her so well.  Full of life!!  I knew from the first two minutes in the room when we first met her that we were going to have our hands full.  She is confident, strong-willed, adventurous, sympathetic, outgoing, and friendly.  She will try anything and usually like it.  I have a lot to learn from this girl. 

Happy Gotcha Day Megan!