Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Everyday Mac brings home anywhere from 3 -12 papers. Some are notes, journal pages, old homework assignments but most of them are pictures he's drawn. Mac LOVES to draw. Since the weather has been bad they have had more free time to draw, which is his favorite. I'm not quite sure what to do with all the drawing he comes home with. They are adorable and express how he's feeling and his likes at the time but there are soooo many of them! Sadly, when he's not looking I throw most of them in the recycling bin and save the gems. Here's my favorites from this week.
The first one is a collage that me and Mac made. He cut out all the things he likes, the ocean/ swimming, camping, Lego ninjago, baseball, and action figures.
Picture #2
I am.... All things that Make Mac, Mac. Loves pizza and cheeseburgers. Loves playing tennis and wii video games. He has brown eyes and blonde hair and he's tall and a rascal. He loves his soccer ball shirt and camo pants- which he doesn't own and his car socks and tennis shoes.

Picture #3, 4 and 5 is a feeling book he brought home.

Mac expresses himself so well. I never have to wonder why he's acting out or happy cause he just puts it out there  I love him so much even if I'm always the one he draws when asked "what makes you sad or mad" and his grandparents are the ones he draws when asked "what makes you happy?":)

" I feel happy when it's my birthday"

" I feel angry when my mom acts the same as me when I'm sad"

"I feel loved when my grandparents hug me"


Sleep, it stresses me out! When it comes to being a mom I know 1 thing- to be happy the kids need sleep and I need sleep. We were spoiled with Mac. He slept really well as a baby. The other 2 not so much. Even now Mac doesn't need as much sleep as Annie and g does. He doesn't get sick often and a bad night sleep doesn't equal a bad next day. Gray on the other hand needs sleep, at least 10 hours or we are paying for it. And Annie, I need her to sleep and she needs the sleep. She's been cutting out her naps. She will only nap every other day. But i still got a break cause she just played in her crib. But last week she realized climbing out of her crib was not scary but fun. So we had a week filled with no naps and surprise visits in the middle of night. What would you know- she got sick. Saturday i was desperate. i researched options of "keeping your toddler in her crib" and was disappointed in what i found so i did the unspeakable- switched the locks so i could lock her in her room. it's safer this way, can't have a baby wondering the house at night. Now we sleep on her floor until she is fast asleep. her nightly routine went from 10min to 30- 60 min. Luckily the excitement of climbing out of her crib is gone and she is sleeping much better and is feeling better. But man oh man I'm tired!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

St. Louis

Mac had Friday off so we headed over to St. Louis to see the Wirig family.

Annie and G couldn't wait to get Mac off the bus so we could leave. Annie had her "Ellie" dress on all day but the excitement ended about 20 minutes into the drive. Annie does not travel well:) surprised?

Friday we went to the arch saw the museum and let the kids run 

Then went to the cathedral basilica of St. Louis. It was massive and the whole ceiling was not painted but covered in mosaic tiles! It was beautiful! After, we headed to the park to have some of st, Louis' famous ribs from poppy's. yum! Poor little Mac started complaining that his stomach hurt and then threw up A lot! Thinking that he threw up because the night before he had 3 double cheeseburgers at McDonald's we put him in the stroller and pushed him around the Zoo. He was a trooper and threw up just once more. Luckily the next day he was feeling better and acting like himself.

sweet Brigham and Beej

It was a long day but we had to take advantage of the 70 degree weather!

Friday night we had some custard- yum!

Saturday was rainy and cold so we went to the botanical gardens. It was huge and beautiful, i can only imagine how amazing it will be in a month.

After, we went to lunch at Fritz's where they make their own root beer and flavored sodas. We had a delicious lunch and drank way too many sodas!

After that we took it easy and let the kids nap and play. They played so good with each other! It's times like these that make me want to live close to family.

3 days just wasn't enough for Briggles to get use to us:)

Beej and Drew invented a knew game! Watch out it's going to be big!

The kids attempted rock band

Sunday we woke up to the sneaky leprechaun and the stomach bug. We were planning on going to church but as the morning went on, Drew and I felt more sick so we decided to cut the trip short. I slept most of the way while poor drew got us home in record time. We haven't moved much since but a good night sleep has us feeling better. Minus the sickness it was a perfect weekend! Thank you beej and Katie for being such great host and showing us your beautiful city!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Mac and Basketball

Every season we like Mac to be involved with something athletic. Whether it be swimming, soccer, t-ball, ect. Anything that keeps his heart rate up and his legs moving. He's a great swimmer but we haven't found a sport that he really likes yet so we keep signing him up for different things hoping something sticks. Well. I think we found something. Mac just finished his first season of basketball at the YMCA. Before he started he didn't want to play at all. I had to make him go to his first practice but his coaches were really sweet and his team was patient with this first timer. He ended up really enjoying the season and learned and improved a ton. By the last game he made his first basket and didn't want the season to be over. Love that he found something that he loves play.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Picture Dump

Ready for a random update? We have avoided the dreaded flu and basically all sickness this winter- knock on wood. We feel extremely blessed/ lucky. But last week the kids had 2 days that they were just tired and cuddly. We wore pjs all day and just laid around.
A couple of Sundays ago we came to bed to find that one of the kids had left the sink running and the sink plugged. Water was everywhere! Upside, I found my long lost retainers:)
On Presidents' Day we headed up to Louisville to spend the day with nancy and Ike. We miss them every day!
On Sunday Mac lost his first tooth!!!! He has been asking" when will i loose my tooth? Everyone has lost one but me!" So when we found a loose tooth he wiggled it like crazy. I went to check on it and put a little pressure on the front of the tooth and it popped right out! He was ecstatic!!!
Every Friday night is sleepover night. Which means setting beds up in the playroom or family room and watching a movie. This particular night we watched 'honey I shrunk the kids'
Last night drew and I went out for a date to Le douville, a French restaurant . I ate duck confit and drew had muscles. Delicious! After, we stopped by his office and I about died! His office was a complete disaster! Files everywhere! In his defense he is working on 30 cases right now. Most people work on 5 or 6 at a time. He's been super busy!
Annie is still following me around and kills us with her adorable questions. like "mom, is this yours? its do pretty!" All day long! Gray is having a blast with his little buddies who are moving in may:( Mac is loving school and basketball and is getting better at both. What can i say, life is good!