Monday, April 22, 2013


So H started playing soccer last fall and has continued to play it this spring. I'll admit his not the best on the team...some games we're just happy if he actually kicks the ball. BUT he always has a good time and loves hanging out with his friends. It's been a little hard as a parent b/c you want your child to excel in everything they do. This experience has really made me grow as a parent. I've learned to relax and let him enjoy this childhood and not to push him.

As a player, he definitely not aggressive and would rather analyze the whole situation before making a move. Unfortunately in most sports you have to get in there and get in done PRONTO. For the past couple of days, we've been going to the park and practicing which I think it helping him understand it's okay to "steal" the ball. Yesterday, after playing with us a little bit, he wanted to come up with "game plans" and sat on the ground with sticks for least 15 minutes developing them. I discovered he has more of "coach" personally and wants to explore every aspect before getting on the field. Maybe he'll enjoy golfing where he could take ALL DAY for one round :) I love my lil man's mind.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

My H

So I mentioned last week that H wants to live with us FOREVER and I said we'd add a couple of levels to the house to fit him, his wife and their EIGHT kids. 
HE loves this idea and keeps talking about it.

H: Do you think my kids will live with us forever too?

Me: No, I'm sure some of them will want to move out.

H: I think I want to get in-floor carpet on my levels. 

Me: Okay. You can do what you want on yours but you can mess with my level. What kind of carpet do you want?

H: (thinking, thinking) LEOPARD PRINT!

Me: That sounds great and your stains won't show.

H: (big smile) YES!!!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

My W

My W, my poor W...she's cutting four teeth at once so she's been Miss Cranky Pants lately. Her wardrobe is definitely not worth the battle so I let her pick out whatever makes her happy that day.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Too Many Projects!

Harrison and I were reading a book called "Too Many Toys"...

Me: Hmm, too many toys. Do you know anyone like that??!!

H: Well, you have TOO MANY PROJECTS!

So true.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Book Giveaway!

Kat and I have a book giveaway this month...YAY! Who doesn't LOVE a good book??? AND a free one???!!! I would tell you more about it but you have to find out HERE instead. 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Wavy Wav

On the new blog, Urban & Proud (click HERE) we feature kid photography each Friday. It was Wavy's turn last week and I got a few good ones.

This smile and laugh sums up her cheery personality. Love you little Way-Way.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

My 5-Year-Old Baby

H: Mama, is it after college that you get separated from your family?

Me: Well, some people go to college out of state so you live away from your family then. But we're never going to separate. (not sure where this came from...)

H: (quiet...pondering)

Me: You can live close to us when you're older.

H: I CAN'T...There's never any houses for sale on our street!

Me: Okay, you and your family can live with us. We'll just add a few more stories to the house.

H: (big eyes, excited) I've always wanted an another floor AND we're going to need to get some bunk beds!!!

Now he keeps talking about all the extras we're going to need once we add on. Ahhh, the 5-year-old H wants to live with his parents forever...wonder when that will change.

I get this eye-rolling look quite a bit these days but I still love him more than ever. Happy Birthday, Buddy!