Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Oscar got to choose something to do with his mama for a date - his pick? Eating a pretzel at the mall.  I also got to introduce him to the wonder that is a rip off Candy Store, where he insisted on picking some special things out for his siblings.  I am so thankful I get to be this sweet boys mama. 


Monday, December 15, 2014


We are missing the gorgeous weather that let us spend hours and hours outside....good thing these kiddos have a daddy who's happy to help get some of that wild out!

Friday, December 12, 2014


What a difference almost 4 years makes.

Thursday, December 11, 2014


That time your husband takes your baby who looks like this 

to the barber for his first hair cut, and brings home a child who looks like this...

Let's just say, it didn't go over well!  I was so shocked - I was not expecting him to be totally bald when he came home.  It has now grown on me (and also, on him...heh) and I love how you can focus on his sweet little adorable face with a low cut, but... mamas and first hair cuts.  It can be rough! 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Our sweet baby was so sick over Thanksgiving.  We took him to the doc for congestion and wheezing and received a diagnosis of croup.  
We were skeptical, having had kids with croup before - and it wasn't nearly this concerning.  
The nebulizer and steroids didn't touch it, and right before we were set to eat our Thanksgiving dinner, this mama had hit her limit and I took my wheezing little boy to the ER.  
They said it was definitely not croup, rather it was bronchiolitis.  Quit the meds, just watch him.  Bring him back if he gets worse.  
SO, we did.  The next morning.  Sent home again.  
By that time, he was so sick he couldn't sleep because he couldn't breathe well enough.  Back we went again, Friday evening, and this time - this time they said they wanted to keep him.  
Two nights in the hospital, hypertonic saline breathing treatments and deep suction and he was back in action!  
We were thankful to have family around while all of this was going on that helped us with our kids at home and some awesome friends who delivered me meals at the hospital.  
SO thankful that our boy is back in action!!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Friday, November 28, 2014


While the babies were naping awhile back, the bigs and I took on a new challenge - making our own cheese crackers.  Not only could we pronounce all ingredients, we had them all on hand!  

Pressing the dough (I don't have two rolling pins...or enough sanity to keep two kids going with rolling pins... so they just used their hands!)

Piercing them

Infernal waiting

The verdict was mixed - I thought they were too bland, Mae didnt' like them at all, and Oscar and Hugo and Fletcher loved them!  More work than we have time or patience for very often but fun nonetheless :)