Friday, June 14, 2013

"Ketchup" time

Sorry for the lack of posts (especially for Papa).  Life got a hold of me once again.  To wrap up our spring:
Baseball was a "hit" charlie made some plays, hits some doubles and learned how to eat sunflower seeds.
Dance was adorable as ever and Mary Kate has no intentions of giving it up.  However, she did express interest in soccer.  There is some hope!
Our little preschool graduate received "Most Fashionable" for preschool.  Our little diva will be heading to kindergarten in the fall dressed in her best!
Nick and I continue to be slaves to our home and are always trying our best to make our happy home more suitable to our needs.  Leaking roof and all!!
Last year/This year

 Last year...

MK before the big haircut!!

last year/this year

 How could I forget Charlie's Oscar night on the red carpet. Great fundraiser for first grade!!

They love posing for pics!!  Thanks bro!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

7 year old Ninjago

My boy, my sweet ninjago obsessed little seven year old.  This never ending celebration of Charlie's birthday was a success.  It began with the handmade ninja pinata!  I need to find a happy medium between store bought, impossible to break open pinatas and handmade bust open on the 4th whack kind of pinatas.  Regardless, the ninja head was "epic"! This party rocked, between the "Eye-Spy the Lego Guy", "Lego Man Hunt" and the individual little packs of legos, the kids had a blast! Charlie's friends were so generous to add to his pile of legos that would soon turn into what we call in this house a several hour "Lego Coma".  I loved seeing my boy so happy and he was so kind to include a little girl for his sister.  Lillian and Mary Kate kept each other company and content among all the boys.  My mom was there to witness again another party and was a huge help.  Charlie's birthday on the 6th brought almost a foot of snow and this little guy's wish came true, a day home from school!!

Happy Birthday my sweet little buddy.  I love your drive, your passion and all of your obsessions.  I love that you dive head first into everything you love.  I love the way your mind works and how your wheels are always turning.  I love that you don't settle for "just because".  I love your hugs, I love you more than anything.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Long legs and all...

Their legs seem to be the only thing growing.  They have both grown a pant size in the last three months.  

On another note, we visited Craftworks last weekend for a nature lesson.  What a great center and fun winter activity to get out of the house.  The kids made bird feeders and impressions.  Thanks Annie for a great morning!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!!!

As I reflect on this year, the feelings that come to mind are gratitude.  I am thankful that I have a loving family and a family that can share laughter more than tears!!  My hopes for the new year are to continue to laugh and enjoy the little moments in life!
We had a great New Year's eve with friends and little ones.  If it isn't bad enough that we lie to them about Santa, we also turned the clock forward three hours and pretended that it was midnight.  Why not?  They LOVED it!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Family Game Time

I love family board games!!  Even when there is a fight.  Yes, my children are sore losers at pretty much any game.  The game of Sorry got a little intense the other night.  Which led me to a conversation with my dear friend about family game night.  Someone always gets mad.  She sent me this video.  Hilarious!!!

Carol Burnette Show-Family Charades

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

Our home is filled with magic and laughter!  I couldn't ask for anything more!!  Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Just trying to have a little faith after the past few weeks.  Pick your poison from my house, STREP, VOMITS, COLDS or a COUGH.  It's hard enough to balance work and being a mom and wife, but then throw in sickness and life just becomes even harder.  When I asked my mom how I am supposed to do this, she said the best thing ever, "You are doing it honey!"  She is right, I need to stop thinking that I am not doing it because I am.  Yes it is crazy but with the help of my husband we are doing ok.  Our kids still manage to feel loved and get plenty of hugs.  Charlie turns in all his homework.  Mary Kate almost ran out of underwear but Daddy came to the rescue.  The dog is fed and happy.  We have dinner at the table every night.  Lunches are packed everyday.  I am teaching hands-on technology enhanced lessons.  My lesson plans are done.
I just need to focus on the things that are getting done rather than the less than perfect Martha Stewart house that I live in but love!  Sigh....

So now it is time to get our Christmas decorations out and share with you a few funny things my kids have said.

Mary Kate told Mimi that her Nana lives in a "catalogue house".  Mimi said, "no silly, a log house". Mary Kate said, "no Mimi, a catalogue house".

Mary Kate calls skunks, "stunks"

Charlie asked the other day, "If homework is work, why don't I get paid for it?"

When Charlie was vomiting in the middle of the night for the third time.  He realized that he was going to miss his Christmas concert.  He tried to convince me that he was not sick.  He said, "I think it is just a growth spurt mommy.  My tummy is growing."

Oh yeah, and my title is Faith:
One because I do need to have more faith. 
Two I am in love with this new singer Paloma Faith, check her out.  The best songs are Just Be and Picking Up the Pieces