"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, August 18, 2017

First Day of Work...

 Conner lost another tooth last night!!!

Nick left for Bristol this morning to watch the Nascar race tomorrow. I had to start work this morning, so Mama came to stay with the boys today! (Thanks Mama!!!)  The boys and I made pizzas for dinner and watched a movie of their choice!

Right at bedtime, Ben pulled out a tooth!!! It is neverending around here...  And then instead of reading a book, we had to look at some scrapbooks because the boys missed their dad and Conner is a bit of a crier!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Counting Down...

I go back to work on Friday, so we had one more morning of errands and one more lunch at McDonalds! The boys have been obsessed with sharks this summer, so we found a cute game on the ipad a couple days ago, and all the boys wanted to do this afternoon was "play the shark game!" We are counting down the days to school!

Friday, August 11, 2017

One More Movie...

One more morning at the movie theater with my guys!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Tagging Sharks...

Conner was using his backpack (air tank) and his laser tag gun (tagger) to tag some sharks this afternoon! Ben joined him and they focused on Great Whites and Mako Sharks!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Funny Story...

The four of us had a very fun night tonight! I got to go hang out with some of my friends from work and the boys got to go to the races in Farley. The boys had been begging to go to a race, so we were glad it finally worked out! They had a lot of fun at the races and cheered for their favorite cars. The best part happened right after the races when it was time for the guys to head home. Nick got the boys to the car and, of course, they both had to go to the bathroom. Well, Nick made the executive decision that they could just pee by the car in the grass, so he faced them a certain way and told them both to go ahead and pee... Ben had no trouble with this... Conner, however, went ahead and peed, without pulling down his shorts or anything. He just went ahead and peed right in his shorts... When Nick realized what Conner had done, he did the only thing he could do. He had Conner take everything off and wrapped him in some extra sweatshirts they had with them. Then, on the way home, he explained to Conner what he was supposed to do. So, when they got home, Conner came in the house at 11:30pm naked from the waist down and told me he didn't want to talk about it! Later he told me that he peed in his pants because "Dad didn't give me enough information" and he didn't know what to do!!! I guess it's a good thing he doesn't know how to pee outside???

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Hasty Reunion!

We had fun at the annual Hasty family reunion on Sunday! It is always wonderful to see Great Grandma and watch all of the cousins playing together!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Pool Day...

This is the only picture I could get of Ben and Conner today while they were playing in the pool! Way too busy!!!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Dinner Tooth...

Another night, just eating dinner, Ben announces he has lost a tooth... Luckily he felt it on his tongue and pulled it out of his mouth before he swallowed it!

It's Science!

We decided to do a little science today. Our favorite experiment was poking pencils through a plastic bag full of water. The bag doesn't leak! The picture isn't great, but the experiment was pretty cool!

Thursday, August 3, 2017


It was bound to happen after having all of these fun days, we needed a day to run some errands! The boys were less than thrilled.... They perked up when we threw in lunch at Zoeys!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

More Fishing and Sunshine...

After spending the night outside in the tent, the boys were up early and ready for breakfast. Nick, Ben, and Conner all made it the whole night in the tent. I was impressed! Conner and Ben both said they had a lot of fun sleeping in the tent. They want to do it again very soon.  Later in the morning, we decided to do some more fishing! We went to George Wyth State Park and spent the afternoon fishing. Ben caught a big fish! Another great day in the boat with my guys!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Amazing Day!

We took the boys out to Lake MacBride today for some fishing!

After fishing all day, Nick made us wings and fried pickles for dinner! Our favorite!!!

After owning a tent for 15 years, we finally got it out of the box tonight! Nick wanted to set it up so the boys could camp out in the backyard! Amazingly, it wasn't too hard to set up! The boys "helped" a little but Nick and I got the tent together and got mattresses and sleeping bags ready to go for the 3 guys. (I will be sleeping in the house tonight!)

Ben and Conner also got to get their new telescopes out tonight and check out the sky!

These guys are ready for bed! Whew... what a day! A wonderfully perfect and amazing day! The boys were so happy to sleep in the tent with Nick!

Monday, July 31, 2017


We put together a couple of "machines" we gave the boys for their birthdays. Conner made a dart launcher and Ben made a catapult.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Thank You!

Thanks to Nana and Gramps for taking good care of our boys this last week and thank you for a great weekend!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

July Birthdays!

The afternoon brought some fun in the water outside! So much fun to watch all of these cousins play together!

After a great dinner, it was time for Peggy, Cari, Josh, Nana, and Gramps to open some presents! Happy Birthday to everyone!!!

Morning at the Museum...

On Saturday morning, the kids all wanted to go to the Children's Museum!

Friday, July 28, 2017

To Bettendorf...

Today we went to Bettendorf to not only retrieve our sons, but to spend the weekend celebrating all of the July birthdays! We enjoyed sitting outside this evening. The boys thought they would try to climb the tree... they couldn't quite make it!