"The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Friday, January 29, 2016


The boys decided to build a "golf course" in the kitchen today!  My favorite part is listening to them talking to each other and making their plans!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016


A little treat after dinner tonight, just for the fun of it!

Sunday, January 24, 2016


Conner and Ben have been doing a lot of painting and drawing lately.  Tonight we kept it simple and got out the dot paints.  They always have to stay busy, you know!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Half Birthday...

Happy Half Birthday to these two amazing boys who seem to think that a half birthday should come with the same presents, party, and cake that an actual birthday would come with!  Love them...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016


Our boys keep coming up with new ways to remind us of how much they are growing up!  We had breakfast for dinner tonight (one of our favorite dinners) and after the plates were cleared and Nick and I were cleaning the kitchen, we looked over, and there sat Ben eating another pancake... no plate, no syrup, just chomping away on the last pancake!  He just smiled at us and told us that he was still hungry!  Can't imagine how much more food we are going to go through when they get a little older!

Friday, January 8, 2016

Brave Boy!

Last night Conner had a tooth pulled at the dentist.  He did so good and will be the first one to tell you about how brave he was!  He came home with a mouth full of gauze, but said that he felt fine.  He ate some dinner and we got a little laugh when he kept dribbling milk out the side of his mouth that was still a little numb!  He got a little frustrated and told us that he just wanted his normal mouth back, so we assured him that his normal mouth would return soon!  He got another visit from the tooth fairy last night, so he was pretty excited.  I didn't get his picture last night, so we got a quick one this morning before school.  He is holding the extra gauze and the prize he got for being such a brave boy!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Conner's Surprise!

Conner surprised us by losing a tooth today at school!  We didn't even know that one was loose!  In a couple of days he has to go to the dentist to have a different tooth pulled that is in the way of one of his adult teeth.  We were hoping that was the one he lost, but it was a different one. So, the tooth fairy will be making a couple visits to our house this week.  This is Conner's 10th lost tooth!

Sunday, January 3, 2016


Beginning the year not feeling so good has been very irritating!  I haven't been able to get many of the things done that I wanted to!  Nick decided to get the boys out today and took them sledding at a huge nearby hill that they have been asking about.  They had a blast and came home excited (and a little sore!)  I am so glad our boys have such a great dad and that they all had such a great time today! Tomorrow it is back to school...