September 22, 2017

Queen Winnie!

Someone looks just like her brothers... only cuter. 

September 21, 2017

What happens on the bus...

"Look mom.  Money.  Some girls on the bus just give it to me.  I can't say no."

September 18, 2017

Theo's turn!

Finally! Theo's turn for his 'socca ball game.'  I mentioned to Theo way too early that I signed him up to play soccer.  Every single day since then he has asked if today was his game?  We have tried on our 'skeats and guards' numerous times and practiced in the back yard.  He was more than ready.  I am not going to break the news that this is just a once a week practice 'for fun.'  His coach can deal with that.  Home boy is ready for a game!

September 14, 2017

5 months!

5 months! As your brothers always say, 'You are the best girl ever! Ever! Ever!'  And you smile at them, because you know what's up.

Cheesing at my brothers!

For her 5 month present, we convinced the big guys to ride the bus home from school!  The only time Winnie throws a fit is in the carpool line - both of us.

It drops off  at the end of our street.  I love walking to pick them up and chatting about their day.  Theo still wants to get on the bus, so there is that little melt down.  

September 11, 2017

Winnie's Baptism

Winnie was baptized on Sunday.  She was an absolute angel and looked it too.  She wore the Christening gown that my Nana made me.  The boys have always been too big for it so I was exited that Winnie was able to squeeze in.  It was a hectic beautiful event, just like this life.   Jesus said, "Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14
My girl.  Thank-you God for choosing ME to be her mama.

Group shot.  We tried.  Loved having family there.  We celebrated with friends and family and some Q Shack at the park.

 Theo was having a day.

Thankfully I remembered my drawers.

Ahhh, the friendly threats begin.

Hey Hey everyone! We are STILL up here.

Nash, you shouldn't do that, but thanks. 

September 9, 2017


The best man, my Papa, passed away yesterday.  Heavens choir will sing a little sweeter for it.  I have never known someone to long for heaven as he did.  We will miss him so down here, but I cannot imagine how happy he is.  To reunite with Nana, sing in the choir, play a baby grand piano, run with the football team, catch fly balls in centerfield, play golf with his friends.  He lived life to the fullest and always, always, always wanted to know how you were doing and if you were ok.  As he would say, 'good Lord willing' we will meet again.
Great memories of his always combed white hair, particular cologne smell, scratching his back for money, cooking his dinner with Nana, visiting him a Frederick's Music Store, and singing "Lazy bones, sleepin in the sun..."

September 8, 2017

Theo's turn!

Finally!  Everyday since his big brothers started back school Theo has asked, 'I have school today?!'  His turn arrived and he walked right in without looking back, just like I knew he would.  The boy loves learning, playing and entertaining all of his classmates.  I hope they are ready for him.  And I am just as excited about a little 'girl time' 3 mornings a week!

September 6, 2017

nom nom nom

Get in my belly!  Sophie the giraffe is still going strong, 7 years later.  What is it with this thing?  I can't believe we still have it or that it survived sweet Greta.  She knew what toys were not hers but I often found her resting her nose right against this one.  Don't worry I washed it off with warm water.  Building up that immune system for the fall.