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Friday, March 6, 2015

I Got Nothin

We've all been struck down by the flu this week.  Everyone except the littlest family member, whose insistence on continued nursing and not ever taking a bottle (I'll be the old lady nursing her 12 year old on the train if he can help it) most likely helped him through it, with all the hyped up antibodies I'm giving him (or so say the breastfeeding gurus).  

So.  Grandma is here to help and we are lying around watching 841 UmiZoomis in a row.  The only good news to report is that we've got a heat wave headed our way.  Three days of temperatures in the low 40s!

Side note.  Whiplash is fantastic.  Go get your Redbox on this weekend.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Five on Friday 2/27/15


M's class was recently doing a study on clothing.  His teacher asked each student about which item of clothing they'd like to learn more about and here was his answer:

Finally got these guys up.  It only took seven years to get the film strips from our wedding mounted and hung.

I kept M home from school yesterday because there was another onslaught of snow and I didn't think I'd be able to get out of the driveway to pick him up.  The first thing he said he wanted to do was make up new Care Bears.  I don't know where this idea came from but here's what he came up with:
Snow Bear, Fire Bear (favorite snack: s'mores), Letter & Number Bear, Movie Bear, Water Bear, and Animal Bear.  His words, my illustrations... we're obviously writing a book together soon.  

We spent the rest of the morning doing science experiments (thanks, Nana and Pops, for the science kit!).

A had his first class at The Little Gym and was totally loving it (it went much better than my embarrassing first class with M).  Most of his life so far has been spent indoors while being entertained by his big brother, so when they brought out the bubbles he was on cloud nine.  Oh yeah, sorry second child- bubbles and children's music exist.  Enjoy.

The curl that broke a million hearts (or maybe just mine).

The pictures don't do the curl justice.  He woke up like that and I just wanted to hairspray that little wave through eternity.

It's obviously been an incredibly exciting week around here.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Five on Friday: 2/20/15


We've gotten as far as we're gonna get with the best picture Oscar contenders this year.  Here's my list, from my favorite to least...
Imitation Game
American Sniper
Grand Budapest Hotel

Didn't see:
Theory of Everything

We recently went to a neighborhood beer tasting with some friends.  I think we were supposed sip gently and discuss the flavors.  We didn't exactly do that.  It was fun.

I set M up with some Kool-Aid filled bottles in the backyard to paint the snow.  I chose red as the paint color.  In hindsight, maybe not the best choice.

This is in clear view of our neighbor's house so I don't know whether to be concerned or relieved that they haven't called the cops to check on us.

We wrapped up the big birthday celebration with bowling with his best bud.  I don't know what it is but this birthday has hit me harder than all of his previous birthdays.  He just seems SO big!  Maybe it's having a baby in the house that makes M seems like a much older kid.  Whatever it is, I need time to slow down.  Just a little.

And as usual, the photo shoot from bowling went great.

We finally decided it was time to introduce A to the outside world since the weather is just too nice to pass up.  M insisted that they ride on the sled together and that he'd hold him and "take good care of him".

Here's a shot of M walking to school through the snow banks.  I'll be honest, he's tougher than me.  I'd be begging for a ride by this point.

Here's hoping that we get out of the single digits this weekend.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Happy happy birthday to the sweetest...

most joyful...

best big brother...



...four year old!  
You amaze us with your brilliance, 
you make us laugh us everyday, 
and you make our lives so much brighter.  

How is it possible that you are four already?

 I am so lucky to be your mommy.  
Happy fourth birthday!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Five on Friday: 2/6/15


My favorite video so far of the little guy.

It's so hard to make fun of the Superbowl halftime show when your kid watches the entire thing like this:

At bedtime, he said he wanted to watch another Superbowl halftime show and I told him the great news- that there's one every year, to which he screamed, "YAHOOOOOOO!"  Yeah I'm pretty sure he doesn't understand what "once a year" means.

Speaking of the Superbowl, we made Frito pie.  Which is the best.

I've mentioned how obsessed A is with his big brother.  If M finishes his meal first and goes off to play, this is how A spends the remainder of his lunch:
Frantically searching for his brother.

Looks like it's time to dust off my copy again.  Too early to read this to A so he can learn about his namesake?  Maybe next year.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

It Snowed

Just a little.  Most of these were taken from inside the house since I prefer to avoid being cold at all times.

Just like last year, we have spent most of our time watching the cars get stuck (and unstuck) at our intersection (we're a corner house).  We're looking forward to watching this guy try to get out.

Thinking of grilling tonight.

 These two pictures are from our backyard and don't do the height of the snow justice.  You can kind of tell how high it goes by looking at where it hits the fence.  I tried to dig a whole and put the kiddo in it but he wasn't having any of that.

Front yard, after the first of five plows.

M thought this guy skiing down the street was just about the funniest thing he'd ever seen.

It's all fun and good and pretty for now, but all I can think about is that there is so much dang snow that it's gonna be here through March.  And we'd just been saying how mild this winter was...