Sunday, February 16, 2014

Happy Birthday Mason and Welcome 2014



To have a New Year's Day birthday. 

I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing for Mason? I can see it now, when the kids are in college or over 21 celebrating their little brother's birthday AND New Year's. Oh the worries of parents. And I think I don't get much sleep now because of the kids. I doubt I'm ever going to. Maybe when the boys are grown and married?!?! I know what I put mine through and that's what really scares me!



We can't believe our baby is 2! I say this for every birthday that one of our boys has!!! It's sad, it's going so fast.


Poor Mason has been sporting these onesie sleepers that I have cut off. He's going through a streaking phase and I can't keep clothes on him. So a zip up outfit it is! It's solved our stripping problem for now. He won't be winning any best dressed awards.


We have the best babysitter! Ms. Sonya has babysat the boys for almost 2 years now. They love her and she is sweet as can be and doesn't let them get away with anything. And they still love and respect her. New Year's Eve she brought her two high school daughters and husband over to babysit and have a NewYear's celebration with the boys while John and I went out. 


Her very artistic daughter painted the boys these shirts and bought them masks and stashes. How unbelievably thoughtful!



We rarely do much for New Years, on the account that I was pregnant for most of them or it's just hard to get a babysitter on such a popular party night.

But this year we had a great time with about eight neighborhood couples at a fancy shmacy restaurant. It was great food, great company and a great night.


We busted out the sleds that weekend and hit up the slopes near the elementary school.


Snow gear.



Friday, February 14, 2014

Christmas 2013


Christmas, yes, almost 2 months later. Boy am I behind on lot's of things!

Today is Valentine's Day and the kids are off of school and I am sick. Ugh, I might be the worst sick person ever. I've avoided this for the last 2 months while our kids and John were passing this flu or cold around. Of course I would get it when it's 60 degrees out and the kids have a 4 day weekend. Ugh! 

I'm not very good at resting so I'm determined to update this blog today and get my kids consignment clothes organized and marked. Fairly easy "To Do's" for today since I feel like I have a faucet for a nose, cotton clouding my brain and a mack truck resting on top of it all. 

DayQuil, NyQuil, DayQuil, NyQuil rotation until I'm better. 



It was great to have dad here to spend the holiday with us! He was showing the kids how to clean John's guitar right before he played us some Christmas songs.


The kids in their O-H hats Christmas Eve.






Christmas morning. The kids were up at 6:30 and dad made it over to the house with coffee by 7:00. 

Yes, I'm going to retire those sweet fleece polar bear jammies and get some new once next year.




Who sunk my ship?






New legos can entertain for days......


The amazing flying Angry Bird. The perfect pet for our family.





It was great being able to enjoy Christmas break's amazing 50-60 degree weather. Dad and I took the boys to three different parks and utilized the beautiful weather and family time we had over the break.


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Adding on our pre-Christmas Santa visit pictures :)







FLASHBACK to 2012 Santa Pics: Same Santa (perhaps), Same kiddos (for sure), Same Christmas Tree in the background (totally).

If I would have been using my brain I should have had them sit in the same lap spots as last year for comparison sake. Then continue that tradition until they were 18 :) Ha... 4 big high school boys breaking sitting on Santa's lap.




Ma Boys!