February 9, 2016

Are you ready for some football...!

'We have a busy day today guys.  After church we are going straight to flag football practice and your first scrimmage and then it is time for the Super Bowl!'
'Are you serious? The real Super Bowl?  Today? Yes! Finally!!' -Nash

Everyone in our house has been on Super Bowl countdown.  We were super pumped this year because the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos (Peyton Manning) were in it, our 2 favorite teams.  Since these guys still manage to pull for whoever wins, this worked out well.  But first things first, I9 Flag Football!  They are letting Nash play up so he gets to join his big brother and dad.  He only had a few expected meltdowns but all in all the 'Bulldogs' ruled and Coach Charlie was worn out!

Peyton Manning with a little Cam Newton celebrating.

Ironman hard at work at practice.

We headed to a Super Bowl party at the Country Club that had kids downstairs and adults upstairs, holla!  Jackson stood his ground and wore his Peyton Manning jersey.  I was impressed.   He and his bud Cal took this picture and wanted to make sure we sent it to their Kindergarten teachers!

Theo joined us for the 2nd quarter upstairs.  Warm cookies and daddy snuggles.

February 5, 2016

Fresh Cuts

We were way overdo on some haircuts.  The big boys love getting them - peanuts, watching a show, haircut, a neck massage and a sucker - all for $10, what is not to love?  Theo does not like it one bit.  This time he sat in my lap and screamed the entire time while I held his head in place.  My apologies to the other dudes in there hoping for a relaxing cut.  He survived, gave the lady who cut it a high five and looks too old.

Dread head.  Theo twirls his hair, serious dreads.  Multiple nights he has woken up screaming and his finger was stuck knotted in his hair.  Also, my kids could not believe I had a lava lamp when I was a kid.  'That is aaamaazing mom.'  It was the coolest.

Nash has some thick, straight hair.  When it starts sticking up, you know it is that time.  Here he is working so quietly in my Wednesday morning Women's Bible study… because he refuses to go to his class?!???

Jackson is also a big hair twirler and has a bald spot on the back of his head to show for it.  He also could no longer see what he was doing.  Here he was working on his 100th day of school project.  I convinced him to make a Qixels with 100 pieces.  Originally he was hoping to put 100 Legos in a plastic bag. Meh.

20 Month old BOY!

Post cuts dinner date.  'Can ya'll look at me.  Hey, guys say cheese.'  I forgot to bribe for a picture pre-milkshakes.  Really, they can't look away or their mom will eat it.

February 3, 2016


My boys usually play sports with dad.  Right when he gets home from work it is time to throw football or shoot basketball or hit baseball or wrestle, etc. etc.  Yesterday, we were all in the yard waiting for dad to get home (tick, tock, tick, tock… it's past 5 o'clock) and Nash didn't think I knew how to play soccer.  Ha, I am older and slower and chubbier but I laugh at you little fools.  I won 12-2, because sometimes you just have to show a house full of boys what is up.  

Long sweater to hide love handles doubles as super mom cape.  Don't challenge me boys.  Someone left crying.  It wasn't me.

February 1, 2016

basketball time!

Jackson had his first 2016 basketball scrimmage this weekend and it was i-n-t-e-n-s-e!  Just kidding, I barely saw one possession.  But he said he almost scored a 2 pointer and he thinks the Orange Tigers probably won! I was busy pulling Theo off the court constantly as he just wants to 'shoot, shoot, SHOOT, I wan shoot!'  The dude is obsessed with basketball.  Nash is just shy of being old enough to play on a team so he helps Charlie 'coach' and practices his dribbling on the sideline.  He behaved unbelievably well, this boy has come a long way since last year.

Jackson is so fast I could barely get a picture.  ;)

Coach Nash.  All seriousness when it comes to ballin'.

'Mom! Shoot! I wan shoot!'  And for a 20 month old, he is pretty impressive.    

January 31, 2016

January Weather

Last Sunday everything was cancelled and we went sledding and drank hot chocolate and roasted s'mores with the neighbors because we couldn't drive anywhere and it was 25 degrees, too cold for anything else.  Today we run in leftover snow puddles, cook out and play football in t-shirts because it was 68 degrees, too warm for anything else.  North Carolina weather, although unpredictable, rocks.

January 29, 2016

This guy

Me - 'I am heading to a meeting so Aunt Nat is gonna come baby-sitt ya'll for a little while.'
Nash - 'I wanna go to your meeting.'
Me - 'Sorry, it is just for mommy's.'
Nash - 'Oh, where ya'll just eat and sit around and talk about your boobies.'

Super Snow Stud.

January 26, 2016

Fun with my boys

We have had quite a few snow days around here.  And we have had a really good time.  It is fun having Jackson around during the day to entertain us.  We (me) have had only a few meltdowns and uncontrollable outburst and farts in the face (they can't stop saying this, help me) but all in all these little guys rock.  A few pictures of the good stuff.

Hot Chocolate.  Lots of Swiss Miss Marshmallow Madness packets scattered around here. 

I spotted this moment at our neighbors house one evening.  Be still my heart.

Dad teaching Theo how to roast his first marshmallow.

On our way to a Kids Pop-Up with mom.  A seriously needed energy buster.  They were sooo strong afterwards.

Some pbskids.com.  Theo is just happy to be here folks.  I can't believe they are letting me look at it!

Braved the snow for a dinner date with my super heroes.

Children's Museum of Alamance.  It was so awesome.  We hung out with some friends for over 2 hours.  Big enough with plenty to do, but small enough that everyone can roam and do their own thing.

Then we headed into downtown Graham to the Soda Shop and Grill.  Hotdogs, fries, and ice cream.  'If I don't work at Jersey Mike's, I am totally working here.' -Nash

'Moommyyy! It's cawwddd.  It's mmmm and cawddd.'

Bubbles!  Cleaning our trains and cars, because well it is a good excuse for a 4:00 afternoon bath.

January 24, 2016


It seems like for the past 6 years we have had at least one really good snow every winter.  Despite this, I refuse to buy any actual winter gear for the boys.  We layer up in pajamas and sweaters and coats and mismatched gloves and 2 hours later will all wobble outside.  Inevitably someone takes a big spill, gloves come off, underwear is filled with snow, and they have lost a tennis shoe.  So, we trek back in and make hot chocolate and cookies to take over to the neighbors for dinner.  Bless the neighbors that have everyone over for a snowy cookout, I can't walk through our front door without tripping.  

The day before the big snow.  The pond was, not that frozen, but the waters needed to be tested.  And they were.  Nash fell in.  All the way in.  I had to jump in and get him out.  It was cold and stinky and I am hoping they learned their lesson.  When I say don't get that close to the pond it is not because I am the meanest mom ever...

Day one sleet!  Dad was cranking out subs at Jersey Mike's so we stayed close to the front yard all day.  After the incident the day before I wasn't feeling very adventurist. 

Cold toe Theo.  He LOVED rolling around in the snow until he got 'coowwdd moom, I coowwwdd.'

My three cold wankstas!

Gearing up for day 2!  Baseball pants under sweatpants hold up pretty well!

Headed over to the neighborhood park to do some shredding and sledding!

Jackson was crushing the hills!

Nash was crushing the snow.

Theo is crushing any and everything he gets near.