Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday Funnies

Kate: Ah, gum.  There are just so many wonderful memories with gum.

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At bedtime prayers...

Me: I'm thankful for my best friend.

Nate: Who's your best friend?

Me: Your Daddy.

Nate (a little huffily): Oh.

Me: Well, who did you think was my best friend?

Nate: Me.


Wednesday, May 13, 2015


For the past couple of weeks, Ellie has been waking up shortly after we go to bed sobbing.  Actually, not really waking up, more sobbing in her sleep.

When Kate was two, she went through a phase of night terrors.  They were textbook.  She screamed, wouldn't wake, and they were shortly after she went to bed.  We did some reading and started waking her with a cup of water to sip a few minutes before they usually began and in a few weeks she was past them.

Evidently Ellie has more in common with Kate than her curls.  I didn't originally associate her cries with night terrors because they are so much later in the evening, but as she shares a room with Nate, he may disturb her just enough when he comes to bed to push them later into the evening.  I got her up with a cup of water for a couple of nights, then I forgot one night, and she was up again.  So we're back to a sip of water at my bed time to head off the terrors.


The little man is 5 1/2 today!

1. What is your favorite color? orange
2. What is your favorite toy? crane
3. What is your favorite fruit? oranges
4. What is your favorite tv show? Rescue Bots
5. What is your favorite movie? Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
6. What is your favorite thing to wear? batman shirt
7. What is your favorite animal? lions
8. What is your favorite song? The Truck Got Stuck
9. What is your favorite book? Diggerman
10. Who is your best friend? Cy
11. What is your favorite snack? chocolate
12. What is your favorite drink? lemon-aide
13. What is your favorite breakfast? Captain Crunch
14. What is your favorite lunch? peanut butter sandwiches and mac & cheese
15. What is your favorite dinner? pizza
16. What is your favorite game? Candyland
17. What is your favorite thing to play outside? Rescue Bots
18. What is your favorite holiday?  Christmas
19. What do you sleep with at night? bear-bear and tag blankie
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? digger man and a firefighter

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Happiest of Days

Happy birthday to my best friend, who wears many hats, literally and figuratively:

 Baby Holder

Dance Partner

Fun Organizer


We hope you have a great day!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

to all the Mama's who have cared for crying babies, held chubby, sticky hands, and walked through life with their little people.

 My Mama

My two grandmothers and Justin's maternal grandmother

Friday, May 8, 2015

Friday Funny

Kate: If you could live anywhere, where would you live?

Nate: At the space center!  I would go into space with the first monkey and take care of it.

Monday, May 4, 2015


 I didn't get our Easter posted, but there is a little lull this evening, so I thought I'd put up the cute kid pictures!
We had our normal passover dinner, but we bought a Seder plate this year.

We put our wrapped Jesus in the tomb on Friday, and he had risen when the girls and I checked on Sunday morning.  We woke the men folk and read the passage of the empty tomb from Luke.

Ellie got her first Easter basket.

Then there were all the pictures of the kiddos in the yard.  It was cool, but a beautiful day.