Last Day of School 2017

Wowee, that sure was a fast year! They all keep getting faster. I can’t believe we now have a first grader on our hands. Walt went from wanting to be a super hero (or a “fighter”) to being a teacher. I love this! Walt had an outstanding year. He started kindergarten in August and during…

Vivian Elise is 9 Months Old

Vivian has now been living in the outside world as long as she was in the womb! It’s hard to believe it, but we cannot imagine life without her. What a joy! She has her 9-month check up next week, but all indicators still point to her being a petite little thing.  She’s not scrawny…

Kinder Field Day 2017

I love my job. They are so amazingly flexible to my working mom status. They also present me with great opportunities to spread my wings.  I stopped traveling for the better part of the last 10 months while having Vivian and then having a newborn at home and all that comes with it (read: nursing…

Mother’s Day 2017

Another Mother’s Day in the books!  This year, I was so thankful to host my mom and sister (and family) at our house.  My mom has been through quite a year between hernia surgery (2x) and a replay of the vertigo she had a couple years ago.  My mom is a trooper and doesn’t like…

Muffins with Mom

Y’all. I love Muffins with Mom. Maybe this is my most favorite school day of the whole year.  This time, I got to spend it 1-on-1 with my sweet little Oscar man.  His class sang us some songs, then they all thanked their mommies for something.  Talk about heart melting.  Oscar is animated beyond belief…

Summer Hair

In a surprise, coordinated attack, the boys tricked me into getting them $20 haircuts (each) that should have cost us nothing at all.  Someone in Walt’s class had lice and shaved his head. Walt decided that he too wanted to be bald.  I thought I had the situation contained to just the big one, but…

Bruns-Buford Visit

This week was a tough week. We had an unexpected death in the family that was very difficult for everyone. But, as the universe usually works, it dealt us some pretty cool surprises to offset the sadness. We were able to host Chris’s Aunt Bernadette and Uncle Bruns (from Austin) along with his cousin, Allison,…

Morris Crawfish Boil

Every year, my sister, Michelle, and her husband, Rusty, host a fabulous crawfish boil in Houston.  Every year, for the past 6 years (it feels like), I’ve been pregnant or had a small child (or was overrun with sports). As luck would have it, the stars aligned this year and I took the boys down…

Vivian Elise is 8 Months Old

Our sweet, chunky baby sister is 8 months old!  Here’s what the little lady is up to these days.  Eating: Don’t let her size fool you.  Mama likes to eat.  I nurse her in the morning and she’s doing 3 bottles (6 oz) the rest of the day. We are closing the breastfeeding chapter as…

Oh HAIL No!

Happy spring, everyone! By happy, I mean terrifying.  I’ve lived in North Texas my entire life and have become very accustomed to the stormy spring.  I’m not above grabbing a bottle of wine and waiting it out in the bathtub.  Tornadoes and hail are our biggest threat, however despite countless tornado sirens, we’ve never come…

Walt Gets Glasses

I’ll be honest. I saw this day coming from a mile away. How’s that for a near-sighted joke?! It seems I have passed along some pretty amazing genes to my kids. First the asthma and allergies, and now terrible eyesight!  I started wearing glasses at the age of six.  My mom and my sister’s eyesight…

Watch out, Breakfast. Here comes Oscar!

We are celebrating a victory in our house tonight!  Oscar not only survived an egg challenge, but passed with flying colors.  If you’re wondering what an egg challenge is, read on! If you’re not wondering, you should read anyways 🙂 Several years ago, when Walt (yes, Walt) was merely 18 months old, we discovered he…