Thursday, March 6, 2014

Visiting Mimi

A little over a week ago, of course while Dave was out of town for work and my dad was up in Oklahoma, my mom needed to be taken to the ER for severe abdominal pain.  Thank goodness for babysitters that drive and have their own cars! One of my sitters was able to come spend the night with the boys, while I took my mom in.  
She ended up having blockage in her intestine, and she was in the hospital for 3 days.  Thankfully, all is well now.
Anyway, once she was feeling up for visitors, I took the boys up for a visit.

William, asking 47million questions:

The hospital is in the flight path for the airport, so Crew enjoyed checking out the landing planes:

And what's a visit with Mimi without a good back scratching session?

After-School playing

The past month or so the weather has been completely schizophrenic.  One day will be 30 degrees and the next is 80.  The weather can't make up its mind if it wants to keep having winter or move on to Spring.  A couple of weeks ago when it was acting like Spring, we took advantage and went to this great park near school.  The boys were excited because lots of their friends were there as well (nearly half of William's class was there!)
A friendly game of tag:

Crew figured out how to swing himself:

and climb on the playground equipment, just like the big kids:

Monday, February 24, 2014

Just Crew and me

I find myself not taking just Crew to do fun things, like I did with the older boys when they were little.  Perhaps it's because we are just so much busier these days, so I don't slow down enough to think about taking him to do these fun outings.  
Last Wednesday was such a beautiful day, so I decided to forget chores and errands, and take Crew to the zoo.  He was EXCITED. The whole way there, he kept saying "oo. oo."
He was most excited about the "efants":

The lion was lazy, and Crew was disappointed that he didn't ROAR like last time:

The Orangutans were particular entertaining- playing catch with the onlookers.  He would throw a small stick up to the people, and then point for them to throw it back.  He did this for awhile- it was hilarious!

The cheetahs were on the prowl!

It was a beautiful day at the zoo with my little guy!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

SO excited

Things are about to get really exciting in about a month.  Well, I'M going to be really excited in about a month.  Dave's great Aunt Anne is handing down to me her precious baby grand piano.  I have always wanted one, but I wasn't sure if it would ever happen. Aunt Anne knew I loved her piano (She used to be a piano teacher, and she has 2 baby grand pianos), and I had told her that I would be thrilled to have it one day, if she ever wants to get rid of it. But, honestly, I didn't think it would happen.

A few weeks ago, I got the call from her, saying that she would like to give it to me.  Her house has sold, so it's time to clear out the house. So, we are about to clear some space, and make room for my dream-come-true!!

Dave's cousin, Lisa, sent me a pic today of the piano, since it's been a few years since I've seen it.


We hosted an Olympics Watch party this past weekend with friends who are fellow Olympics lovers.  It was so fun planning and finding decor to go with the theme.  

We had about 40 people over for the afternoon/evening, and it was a blast.  The weather was beautiful, so the kids mostly played outside while the adults ate, chatted, and watched the Olympics.

Go USA!!!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Growing up (sniff sniff)

Crew is now 2yr4mo old. At this age, William and Hudson were both already in a regular bed (and William at 21mo).  For some reason, I have been extremely resistant to moving him into a bed.  The main reason being that I like having him contained (caged?).  But he has been DYING to 1)share a room with William and Hudson and 2)sleep in a big boy bed.

So today Crew and I moved the twin bed that was in his room up to the "sleeping room".  I told him that if he got out bed during his nap, he'd have to go down into his baby bed.

He was pretending to sleep:

I went in after about 15 minutes to check on him, and he was SOUND asleep.  We'll see how long it lasts..
It's crowded in there, but all 3 boys are so excited to share a room with each other.

Thursday, January 30, 2014


Last Tuesday was a very warm day, so after the kids got home from school, they were playing outside. When they're outside, I'm usually in and out, depending on what's going on or what I need to be getting done. The door was open, so I could hear them, but I was upstairs printing something.  I hear crying from Hudson…I say "there better be blood with a cry like that!" Um. Hudson comes upstairs with blood streaming down his face.  Oops.

The gash was about 1/3 of an inch.  It's not the largest I've seen on one of my kids (William), so I wasn't for sure if we needed to get stitches. But, after consulting with my dr friend and Dave, we decided to go ahead and take him in since it was on his head. Don't want an ugly scar on that super handsome face!

The dr on call thought that glue would work nicely!

All glued up, and no worse for the wear!

They say these things happen in 3's, which seemed to roll true last year. Let's hope this is just a 1 time thing this go around!