T-Ball Time

This is the part of the story where I’m supposed to freak out about my baby growing up too fast, isn’t it?   This is kind of a big milestone for us.  Aiden is finally old enough for team sports so this is our first go at a rec center team league sporting event!  Well, let […]

How to Eat a Watermelon

I love the produce isle in the summertime.  All the bright colors and aromas; I love to let the kids smell the ripe mangoes, peaches, nectarines, and berries as I throw them in the cart.  I love it even more when I get to pick out a fruit they’ve never tried before (especially when it’s […]


Yes, I did.  My adorable little Pookies were at a birthday party for Ms. Bella this weekend and I let them get arm tattoos! Well, to clarify, there was a face painting artist there wielding a super cool airbrush.  However, Aiden got stage fright and didn’t want her to paint on his face.  Until he […]

Papa Time

As my folks attempted to leave our house last weekend, Aiden broke down into tears and begged my dad to take him for an overnight stay.  “Papa ~ don’t go! Papa ~ can I go with you?!”  And then Drew chimes in with, “Papa, Papa, Papa! Nana, Nana, Nana!” These kiddos never give Papa a […]

Date Night!

“Date Night” doesn’t quite mean what it used to for me and Joel.  These days, we have a little shadow…or two…that joins us for dinner and a movie and eats all of my popcorn. Yes, my sweet little Aiden is a popcorn fiend!  He is as addicted to popcorn as I am to hash browns […]

Summer Fun Time

Well, not actually summer, but this past Sunday was the warmest day of early spring so far and we were not going to be cooped up indoors!  Aiden wanted to dust off his bike and take a spin around the block. He peddled his heart out and said, “I’m Lightening McQueen!  Watch out — zoooooom!”  […]

Anti-Bacterial Hand Soap

I just love, LOVE, love these anti-bacterial hand soaps from Bath & Body Works.  I love them so much, they make my favorites list, and probably will multiple times over! I love that they release new flavors with each season, and bring back popular favorites for the Holidays. I love that they have a foam […]


Meet Belle…our yellow lab.  She loves the snow and chasing snow balls. She loves the lake. The boys love to play with her, look out for her…and tease her. Yeah, that’s Drew trying to lick her.  Hey!  It keeps her young!  She doesn’t mind it at all.  Hahaha She’s very much an indoor dog.  Sheltered, […]

My Marcel

My sweet baby Drew is one-of-a-kind.  He’s certainly in a class of his own; feistier than an only child, spunkier than a teenager and funnier than the class clown. He’s a pacifier baby and I know I should start to take it away from him, but he’s just too adorable with it half hanging out […]

Grins & Giggles

Is it just me, or does it always look like Drew is up to something?  Translation: up to no good!  Considering he is the baby brother, you’d think he would be more mellow or mesmerized with what Aiden is up to and be more of a copycat.  But no!  He totally acts like an only […]