July 21, 2017

Friday Fave

Nap Envy.  Outfit Envy.  Winnie Louise.  I love you.

July 20, 2017


The big bros are at a 'Ninja Warrior' morning camp this week, whoop whoop.  I start off the summer strong, thinking we will be good, I stay at home, we don't need camps.  Two days in, we need some camps.  They all need some outside structured activity time.  This is hard for me to attempt with a sweet Winnie in tow.  The big guys have done Vacation Bible School at our church, The Farm camp and now Ninja Warrior.  They have enjoyed all of them and come home a tiny bit worn out.  We all have some lunch, a little tv time and get back at it.  I love summer and now... camps! :)

Mornings with these two looks a lot like this.  Winnie, sending out an SOS selfie.  Theo, ALL UP IN HER FACE.  Me, sweaty.

July 18, 2017


Jackson's two front teeth have been loose for some time now.  I have been waiting for them to come out, because who doesn't love a cute snaggle tooth little boy.  Well, one finally came out while he was drinking some water (that is how bad it was dangling) but the other, still there!  And guess what, it is not cute.  I found this gem of a photo on my phone today, too good not to share.  Sorry, J.
A scurvy pirate? 


July 12, 2017

3 months!

I am just going to go ahead and put this in print, 'Winnie Louise is the best baby!'  They say third time is a charm, but fourth is where it is at.  Or maybe it is the whole male versus female disposition (is that the word I am looking for, I'll blame it on mom brain) thing.  Or the fact that her brothers are so loud and out of control that we can't actually hear her.  At 3 months old - She is a great sleeper at night.  I feel like this is our main goal in life - getting our kids to go the f%$* to sleep.  Winnie only wakes up once, eats and goes right back to sleep.  She is still in our room which is fine by me.  We have convinced Theo to move out of the crib and into his big boy bunk beds, so Winnie could actually sleep in her nursery.  Theo does not sleep through the night, but this post is how awesome Winnie is, so I am not even going to go there.  She still eats like a champ and will take a bottle when I am not around.  She is growing way fast, all the sweet 3 month clothes, too small.  She flashes a big ol squinty eyed side smile whenever she sees me and is trying so hard to 'talk.'  She likes to 'stand' when you hold her and look all around.  I am still amazed at how much happens in just 3 months!

Come on mom, you know cap sleeves don't look good on anyone.  I'm 3 months!  And I got a handsome blonde headed big bro that I love.

Hi again, pink camera phone!

Hi mom, get that money shot!

July 9, 2017

New Orleans!

Just kidding, only dad went to the Big Easy on a family dudes trip, he is back, looking a little tired, not my problem.  But we had a good weekend with lots of help around here!  Sweet, ever so patient, sweaty, smiley Winnie was amazing and spent her fair share of time at the pool.  I think she already knows if we get them tired enough they will quietly watch a show for a few minutes and one may even fall asleep - if we are really lucky!
Man oh man how I love these tiny humans that drive me bat shit crazy!

July 7, 2017

joey chestnut

We may have watched the hotdog eating contest a few too many times around here.  Every time they have a snack they want to see who can eat the fastest or the most.  Cookies are one thing, but when you are talking string cheese this is just gross.  Last night they had a carrot eating contest.  Both were disqualified for spitting them out.  I tried to sneak in some veggies.

July 5, 2017

Happy 4th!

Let freedom ring!  One of my most favorite things that our neighborhood does is the Fourth of July parade and cookout.  I threw my back out (or whatever you want to call it) on Saturday and it sucks, to put it nicely, but was finally able to walk it out a little bit yesterday.  The weather was hot and steamy, just like it is supposed to be in July.  We had the parade, hit up the pool and went to the neighbors for fireworks.  A happy 4th it was!

Parade led by the awesome firemen. 

Yep, I am that mom.  You can only wear belly shirts and tutus but for so long, she liked it!

Nash, the loudest boy I know, still doesn't like loud fireworks.  He hung out in dad's brand spanking new truck!  RIP Camry, you served us well. 

July 3, 2017

Winnie Girl

I am soaking up every last bit of the 'newborn' stage, if you can even call it that anymore.  Winnie is a doll baby.  She has been making up for those first few week of seriousness.  Now  - she is all smiles - even with her big brothers all up in her face, all the time, so loud.

Can you all please just scoot back a little bit!

Oh, yeah, thanks, hey mom!

You so funny!