Eight Is Awesome

November 7, 2013

Dear Alex, We just celebrated your eighth birthday. EIGHT. How did that happen? Just last week, I was holding you in the labor/delivery unit wondering what in the heck I was gonna do with TWO stinky, smelly, peeing all over the bathroom BOYS. Here it is, eight years later, and I am so stinkin’ sad that you […]

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What I Learned This Week

November 5, 2013

Here’s what I learned this week. 1. Getting an iPod for your 8th birthday is pretty exciting. 2. Getting a “Your iPod cannot be activated because…” warning is an aggravation. 3. Getting a “Your iPod cannot be activated because…” warning is an even bigger aggravation when you are eight because it’s tough to understand that […]

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November 1, 2013

This sweet boy: has been reminding me about his birthday for the past month. loves Cookie Crisp cereal carries a stuffed animal around most of the time. prides himself in having the most Accelerated Reader points in his classroom.  has a good old-fashioned fit every now and again. picks Tom & Jerry every. single. time. has […]

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What I Learned This Week

October 28, 2013

It’s been a crazy busy few days. Over the weekend, McDaddy and I attended a Jeep Jamboree in Williamsburg, Kentucky (so yes, there are some lessons from the Jeep Trail) and I spent most of today unpacking and doing laundry. And now this week, I’m in full-on Halloween/Alex’s birthday party/Alex’s class Halloween party week. Back in 2005, […]

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What I Learned This Week [According to Alex]

August 26, 2013

I spent the day hanging out with my boy on the couch. As it turns out, he has some sort of viral infection that causes white blisters on the throat. Thankfully, the fever seems to be gone. Although I hate him missing school, I did enjoy our time together. He kept me laughing all day […]

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Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!

August 25, 2013

My fellas and I spent the weekend camping with McDaddy’s sister, her four kids, and another family from our church. When I picked up Alex from school on Friday, I could tell he wasn’t feeling well. He told me he was just sad because his class didn’t get to go out for recess, but I could tell he […]

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This Season Of Life

May 31, 2013

The bad news is – it was 319 degrees today with about 98% humidity. The good news is, the visitor side of the baseball field we were playing at this evening was completely shaded. I remember the first season the boys signed up to play baseball. The evening of our first practice was cold and […]

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I Hate This Story

February 19, 2013

It is a treat having two little boys. They are alike in some ways, but for the most part, the two of them are as different as night and day. At their well-visit a few weeks ago, their pediatrician informed me that at Stevie’s current rate of growth, he will be a 5’11″ / 180 pound adult. […]

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Holding On

February 8, 2013

As I sit on the couch, I hear a thud. I am startled. I hear a whimper. And then footsteps. He stumbles through the hall holding his head. When I ask what happened, he mumbles something about hitting his head on the bed. In flannel Diary of a Wimpy Kid pajama pants, he climbs onto the […]

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Taking The Hood By Storm

November 1, 2012

When I tucked the boys in last night, Alex asked me to take one last picture of him before he turned seven. This picture makes me smile for so many reasons. These two are best friends, great playmates, and partners in crime.  Partners in crime who will make great use of the Spider Man Deluxe Web-blaster […]

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