Sunday, September 28, 2014

recent funnies


I should have clarified when I asked Wyatt to put his shoes on. Or I should have looked closer before we left home. But to keep things exciting his shorts and undies are on backwards too.


Will is definitely in school mode.... "I just burped in a pattern! Short, short, long, short, short, long." Thank you first grade!


Wyatt telling me he was done going to school….I told him if he didn’t go to school he would be able to grow up and be a fireman.  He said “that’s okay, I want to be a fireman who doesn’t learn”.  Hard to argue with that one….

Thursday, September 25, 2014

just another saturday

After soccer we quickly loaded up and headed downtown.  [Wyatt went with Mimi and Poppy to the car show.]  The rest of us were off to see a Navy ship from WWII. 

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We expected there to be a line, but not as long as this one was!  SO we ditched the idea to tour and just looked at it from shore.  Probably for the best since Will just shrugged his shoulders when he saw it and acted like he saw ships this big all the time.  

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Instead we played on the giant steps….going up and down over and over. Making a few friends along the way.

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Since we were downtown, now with no plans, we decided it was a good day to use the free passes we had for the kids museum. 

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We made some music.  Dug for fossils.  Played with pulleys and levers. 

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It was a fast and furious visit.  Not bad for a unplanned/planned Saturday! 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Wyatt’s favorite time of year…car show

Wyatt’s favorite time of year, the car show! When we asked Wyatt about it, he said his favorite car was the Rusty one. And the hot rods. And the trucks. I think it’s safe to say he loved all the cars!

He asked Mimi to take his picture in front of all his cars.  And the first thing he said to me was “Will you print and hang these on my wall please?”  His walls are going to be covered soon!


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Thursday, September 18, 2014

this week’s funnies

We were heading home late one night, as the sun was setting.  Wyatt and Ella “is that what a sunset looks like?! WOW!”   A few minutes later “Why do all the cars have lights on them?”.
I swear we let them leave the house on occasion.

Wyatt was complaining about going to school.  He just didn’t want to go anymore.  I was trying to convince him that school was good.  And that he had to go to school so he could learn to be a fireman.  He declared “I want to be a fireman who doesn’t learn.”  He left me speechless with that one so I dropped the subject.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014


I am loving that the kids are learning to entertain themselves for long periods of time.  We actually got a few things around the house accomplished without anyone getting hurt or fighting.  And the TV wasn’t on either. 



Sunday, September 14, 2014

last hurrah!

It had to happen….summer came to a close.  Our last weekend at the lake came and went. It was a lazy weekend with mostly good weather.

A Mimi and Ella selfie:


A family of 5.  (I have dubbed this my sea world trainer outfit….)

But the bulk of the weekend was spent having a jumping contest.  With the main competitor being Will.

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Ella entered in a few rounds.

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But Will jumped for hours!  BIG jumps thanks to Daddy.

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And with that we have packed away our swimsuits, towels and life jackets until next year.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Monday, September 08, 2014

soccer season

It is soccer season again, and we are changing things up a bit.  Mister Wilson is not playing this year, despite his love of “laser eye and water balls”. He was not happy at first, but seems content with his decision for now

What’s also new is that we’re not playing in a traditional league…more like weekly soccer camp.  Which, I think, is brilliant!

But these two had their first Saturday on the field.   It was Wyatt’s first and last Saturday this season.  You will soon see why….

But aren’t these two players adorable?!

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Ella has been counting down the months until she could play.

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Wyatt swore he wanted to play.  Begged to play.  Talked about it for weeks.  I even heard him and Ella strategizing, and planning, on how soccer was going to work.  And then they got there.  And it was all downhill. And neither of us is really surprised.

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Word on the street was Ella was competitive, and occasionally throwing some elbows.  She might have found her thing!  I can’t wait to see for myself next week.

*And it was Ella’s idea to wear a “soccer skirt” the first week.

Friday, September 05, 2014

beauty is in the eye of the beholder….


Poppy makes the kids special pancakes.  On weekends at the lake he really outdoes himself.  Accepting any, and all, requests.  Ducks, turtles, TRex, Stegosaurus, snakes….you  name it.  And it’s kinda like looking at the clouds….we each see something different.  A dinosaur to one, looks like an anteater to another. 

Come Monday it’s back to boring, fresh from the freezer, pancakes.

One morning, after already talking one kid off the ledge about getting just plain round pancakes. Kid #1 finishes and leaves the table when Ella shows up and asks about her pancakes….

E: what shape were my pancakes?
Me: Umm, cupcake shaped?
E: I knew it! They are awesome.

Crisis adverted….


Thursday, September 04, 2014

sick days are here again

Two weeks into school and the germs have already hit.  Will was out one day with a fever and cough and the following week it hit Wyatt.

Wyatt’s started out innocently, and then it took a nose dive. 3-4 days of a low temp and runny nose/cough turned into a 106 temp and a very sluggish Wyatt.  Thankfully we already had an appointment scheduled when he spiked to 106.  I wasn’t too worried (though apparently that wasn’t a normal reaction on my part).  Other than being sluggish, Wyatt was still Wyatt and full of personality.  And the temp came down a bit once the motrin got in his system.


The doctor suspected he was developing pneumonia and went ahead and gave him a strong antibiotic shot, hopefully keeping us out of the hospital.  The shot was torture!!! It took 3 nurses to hold him down and give the shots.  (See, he was still feisty.) 

Less than 24 hours later his temp was at 101 or lower.  And back to his normal self.

Though he walked bow legged for 2 days due to the shots (he might be a bit dramatic….).  And he sported this band-aid + cotton ball from the finger stick to check his blood count….for 2 days.


So our back to school fun has started with a bang.  Hopefully we got this out of the way early and will sail smoothly into fall! 

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Monday, September 01, 2014

two kids and a hose

These are from July, but they crack me up every time I see them.  These two had the best time soaking each other with the hose one day.

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Ella finally got a hold of the hose!

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But it wasn’t long before Wyatt got a hold of the hose again.  Surprisingly, Ella doesn’t seem to mind.

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And Wilson, stayed FAR away from the soaking.

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Just a random summer day