There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
~Albert Einstein~

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Trick or Treat

The boys had a great time trick-or-treating this year!  They got way too much candy....and they got some really good stuff...stuff that I like.  And it's really not safe for kids to eat certain things - like Milk Duds for instance so I'm sure you can see where this is going.  ;)  Anyway...look how cute they are in their costumes!
A clone trooper, Tiny Pteranadon (didn't realize Tiny was a girl dinosaur - oops) and a cow.  Easton kept announcing to everyone he saw that he was a cow and then he'd say, "mooooo"!  Too cute.

As always, Easton and Zachary got the sweet's just safer, faster and easier this way....

Brady ended up in the wagon by the end of the night...he kept complaining that his feet hurt so then I felt like a bad mom and I'm worried that he might need bigger shoes.  :(

And when they were done, they were DONE and we couldn't get home fast enough.  Easton just couldn't figure out how to get the garage door to open.

We ended up with a ridiculous amount of candy....that should last until next year for sure!

And just 6 short hours after we got home from Trick or Treating, the stomach bug took over our house.  It started with Brady at 3AM, we sent Zachy to school on Tuesday because he seemed fine (that lasted about 15 minutes), then it hit Brendan yesterday and Easton today.  Guess who's next?  :(

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


I love to fill out questionnaires for some reason so this is right up my alley!  :)

•If I were to get pregnant again I would be thrilled!!!  And then wonder where would we put another kid??

•If I could have any job in the world I'm not sure what I'd be...I just can't imagine having a job that I love but I'd sure like to try!

•If I had a day to myself I would do lunch (w/an adult beverage perhaps), shopping, mani/pedi - and all of this would be funded by someone other than me.

•If I could get married all over again I would hire a different photographer.  :(

•If I could live anywhere in the US I would (I can't believe I'm saying this) move back to Arkansas or Oklahoma.  Maybe.

•If Brady/Zachary/Easton were a girl he would have been named Reilly.

•If I could have any talent in the world I would like to be able to do something creative.  Anything.  I don't have a creative bone in my body....I'm not even creative enough to come up with an answer to this question.

•If you met me in real life I think you'd think I was the coolest person you ever met.  ;)  After you got to know me......I'm very shy at first.

•If I could go back to school and get a different degree I would major in anything but Accounting.  What was I thinking?!? 

•If money were not an object I'd be debt-free and have another baby...or two.  ;)

•If I could meet one celebrity I think I would want to meet Ellen maybe?  Or Oprah?  Or Kathy Griffin?  I don't know.....

•If I could only shop at one store for the rest of my life it'd be Dillard's.  That's a hard one but at least I could get shoes, clothes, makeup, etc. all in one store.

•If we get another pet I will admit myself to the looney bin.  Voluntarily.

•If I could go on a trip, RIGHT NOW, I'd want to go to Napa Valley or Italy.  Maybe Napa first since it doesn't require me being sedated in order to fly over the ocean.  :)

•If I had to chose between a house cleaner and a personal chef, I'd pick the house cleaner.  I hate to clean and I don't really like to cook but cleaning is a necessity!  Restaurants were invented for a reason!
•If I had the option of plastic surgery I'd get a tummy tuck/lipo in a heartbeat!!

Wordless Wednesday (Kinda)

This (Phantom of the Opera-inspired?) picture of Zachy was taken on our way to Brady's soccer game on Saturday morning.....about 20 minutes later Zachary and Brady were running (very fast) and ran into each other "head-on"...knocked Zachy out for a second and he ended up with a concussion.  Brady was fine (hard head)....

Zachy got an all-expense-paid trip to CCHMC's ER....but was feeling much better later that afternoon!  Of course, I'm still traumatized from the sound (and sight) of my two boys' heads hitting each other so hard!!  But they're fine and running around like crazies again.  :)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Brady's First Day of (Practice) Kindergarten

Today was Brady's first day of kindergarten - kind of....they are very wisely using a staggered start so today he and 7 other kids started.  Over the next two days the rest of the class will go for a practice day and then they'll all go together for the first time on Thursday!  He did great and really likes his teacher!!  Yea!

 He found his seat and was just as happy as can be.....

Especially once his bestie, Meryl, arrived!  

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

I feel like I only posts pictures of Easton these days (the other two are still faster and don't cooperate as much) so today I'm posting all 3 day!  Yea for me realizing today is actually Wednesday before it's over!!  :)  These were taken at Brady's soccer practice last week - I discovered that the "sports" setting on my camera is way more conducive for fast-moving boys!!