Monday, December 3, 2012

I'm sticking with...

You can't spoil a baby!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

And then there were 5.

Don't fall over with this post. I'm not making any promises but...we have a new family member and SHE deserves a mention!

Jane Elizabeth joined our family on November 19th at 5:34 pm.

The boys think she's pretty cool. Will was very nervous and hesitant to even look at her in the hospital but now loves to snuggle with her, give her baths and pick out her clothes. Charlie pounced right in to hold her and loves to tell people all about her poop.

Chris and I think she's the bee's knees. She seems to be a happy little gal who doesn't complain about much and likes to sleep. Last week was the perfect time to have a baby as we obviously have so much to be thankful for.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween 2011

 the patch.

 the ragamuffins and their miniature masterpieces
 bang! pow! crash!
 the dynamic duo!
and our little hallo-weenie
 "I skirred mommy, I skirred!!"
and a little chocolate,
saved for a midnight snack.

and for the record char was "robin, wit a bat-man mask"
because he wasn't allowed to also be batman.
a small identity crisis never hurt anyone.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

i usually keep an eye on my kids...

 found this on our gross retro countertop
after chris, will and i finished a (maybe) 3 minute house project.
me:  "Charlie, where is all the gum?"
C:  "mom, da dum dough in my mouf!!!"

Thursday, October 6, 2011


our little mermaid-man.
truth is he's way better than his big bro.
and he loves it.
he asks to "dough swimmin' 'day" every single morning.
he's also almost dying at the end of this video from inhaling h2o.
he was a bit frustrated and scared
and pouted and wouldn't listen to the teacher for the next 15 min.
but after 2 timeouts
and his lack of long term memory kicking in
he rallied and finished class with a big cheesy charlie grin. 

Monday, October 3, 2011


well, the jeans in timeout worked like a charm.
the dude was a gem all weekend.
chris was out of town and the boys and i actually
had a really fun, no tantrum weekend together!
and he was so excited to wear the jeans to school tomorrow
he's wore them to bed :)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

when they said "it's a boy" i did not expect this...

at least not at 4.
this dude is obsessed with what he wears.
i've said it a million times but he worships his BLUE jeans.
he's moved on to specifically "skinny" blue jeans.
getting dresses is a disaster every. single. day.
unless his skinny blue jeans are clean.
we've also been having a hard time with consequences for bad behavior.
he doesn't seem to care anymore about things being taken away.
or thrown away (which has worked like magic for us in the past).
UNTIL my genius hubby thought of throwing away his skinny jeans.
now i'm not crazy enough to actually throw any of them away
but they are currently in "time out" until school on monday.
(see below :)
he may never get to wear them again...