October 5, 2015


They drive me insane.  Sometimes I want to scream at the top of my lungs, can everyone please stop talking and not touch me for 5 minutes!  That is the PG version.  Instead they remind me to take a deep breath and count to 4.  Nash says he likes to count to five, it works better. Thank you for this Daniel Tiger.  Thank you boys for loving me so good even when I am at my wits end.  Your mama loves you - more.
The Rain Gang. 
Sometimes they (me) have to get outside.  

October 2, 2015


I love October and it crispness in the air, the smell of bomb fires, the sound of a high school football band, and the taste of a warm apple crisp.  And rain.  Oh nope, not the rain part, which is all we have gotten so far.  I mistakenly ventured to Pinterest today and looked up some 'what to do when you are stuck inside with your kids ideas.'  I don't think the people who come up with these ideas actually have kids or maybe they do but they don't have dirty wild fighting loud boys.

1st up - Shaving Cream Art…  Simple enough.  You put shaving cream on a baking pan and then you can put dots of food coloring to 'paint.' This helps with your child's sensory processing all while having fun.  Or you could just squirt shaving cream in their mouth and poor food coloring all over your clothes, really it is up to you.

Boom.  Take that Pinterest.  Shaving cream in the bath tub where is belongs.

September 29, 2015

Ninja Warriors

We have one TV in our house.  No Nintendos, Xboxes, iPads, Tablets, or whatever it is kids are playing these days.   The main reason for no electronics is that I say 'no' all day long and I just don't want to have to deal with something else to say no about.  And Charlie would be addicted.  So one TV, meaning everyone has to agree on what show to watch.  These days they are all about Blaze and The Monster Machines and have just discovered Diego.  But American Ninja Warrior usually wins out.  Everyone is obsessed.  We have taped all of them and they will watch them over and over.  We are going to enter dad in for next year's competition…I mean it is in Vegas, and we know he loves Vegas.

Warrior On!

September 26, 2015


Finally it is Nash's turn for soccer!!  He is doing the 'Friday only' through Rainbow Soccer.  So far, so good!  I think the Tarheel blue jerseys really helped.  I knew he would love every minute of it or have a freak attack and walk off the field and cry later because he didn't get to play soccer.  I don't get it, but I am learning to go with it, hold my breath and pray for the best.  He has really started having his own little personality now that his 'best buddy bud Jacksy' is at school during the day.  He likes being the 'big brother' at home and in the 3's class at his own school.  I am a proud mama.  It has been good for all of us.  

September 24, 2015


For lack of brain power, I give you this, pretty much sums it up.

Why won't you sleep? Is it your teeth?

September 22, 2015

Best Date

We headed to Beaufort this past Saturday for a beautiful wedding.  We drove 3 hours in the car and talked, sat through the wedding, talked to others at the reception, ate and drank our own food and even went out for a drink afterwards, just the two of us.  I missed my boys but not enough to bring them along next time either.  Grandparents r-o-c-k.

The best date. Always.

September 20, 2015

And My Father Smiled

My good friend Quanta created 'And My Father Smiled.'  The purpose of this social initiative is to inspire fathers to engage and nurture their children.  He asked if he could interview Charlie and the boys about what they thought about each other.  Much to no ones surprise the 5, 3, and 1 year old were not interested but Charlie rocked it.  He makes his boys and so many others smile every single day.

September 17, 2015


If you can, please zoom in on that orange bean bag back there.  Not Dora, the other guy.  Theo.  Just taking a nap during his pre-school morning waiting for his mom to pick him up…
Shaking my head.