"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

Monday, February 29, 2016


Nick decided to do a little grilling tonight and Conner volunteered to help!  He also insisted that he needed his scarf and later added gloves to his grilling attire.  

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Something New...

Ben and Conner tried Guitar Hero today and loved it!  I see this becoming something they are going to want to do often!

Saturday, February 27, 2016


We spent the afternoon outside today soaking up all the fresh air and sunshine!  We also took advantage of the wind and headed down the street for a little kite flying!  Ben is really getting to be an expert kite flyer and did it by himself most of the time, telling us, "I've got this!"  Conner only let go of the string once and luckily Nick was able to catch up with it as it flew across the field.  I almost fell over from laughing so hard, so needless to say, a good time was had by all!  We are so looking forward to Spring!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Ben's Loose Tooth...

We went to meet Mama and Papa today to pick up the boys and Ben informed us that he had a really loose tooth.  As soon as we walked in the door at home, he headed straight for the bathroom and told us that he was going to pull it out.  A short minute later, he was back with the pulled tooth in his hand!  He hasn't lost a tooth for a while so he was pretty excited and very proud of himself for pulling it out all by himself!  If I remember correctly, I think this is number 9 for Ben!

Friday, February 19, 2016

No School!

We have a 4 day weekend!!!  We started it off with errands and lunch at Wendy's today.  The boys get to go to Mama and Papa's for a couple days, too!  

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Pot Pies!

Tonight I had a late meeting at work, so the boys were very excited to have pot pies for dinner with Dad!  After dinner, they even got to go out for ice cream!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine's Day with a Surprise...

Happy Valentine's Day!  Thank you Nana and Gramps for the valentines!

Later in the day, we were surprised with the arrival of our new niece, Adeline Hasty!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Birthday Weekend!

We traveled to Bettendorf this weekend to celebrate my birthday and Piper's birthday!  Thanks to Nana and Gramps for the presents and all the yummy food!

Friday, February 12, 2016


The boys loved going through their valentines from school!  I think they tried to open everything at once!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


My birthday!  I got some great stuff from my guys, including a coupon book from my littles, good for cuddles and kisses and even cleaning their rooms!  Nick took us out to a new restaurant and we all had a wonderful time celebrating!

Monday, February 8, 2016


I got a great video of the boys putting on a puppet show today.  Unfortunately, it is too "big" to put on this, but I wanted to make sure I mentioned it because it was the first performance in quite a while. The boys had both made dog and bird paper bag puppets.  They didn't have much of a story line, but there was a lot of burping, farting, and ultimately the destruction of one of the puppets...  Boys will be boys, I guess...