Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to our favorite daddy-o!

Happy Father's Day to the guy who gets up early, makes the big breakfast, takes care of our cars and lawn, and protects us from ugly possums, snakes, and mean raccoons. 
We celebrated Father's Day by going to our local brewery, enjoying a few awesome beers, and participating in a cornhole tournament. Sadly, we didn't win, but we had fun along the way. We ended the day at the pool, swimming and eating our favorite pizza for dinner.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Cute Baby Saturday: Flashback At the Beach

I think it's pretty clear that a certain nine year old has always loved the beach, especially the ocean.


Friday, June 19, 2015

Bear? Bear. Bear!

It is no secret that we have bears here. We've heard the stories, my brother has seen (and videoed) them in the woods behind our house and we've seen pictures from our neighbors.  This is all recently. A year ago we saw a cub cross the street in front of us while driving, but our bear sightings have been non-existent outside that one.
Today Tot had a friend over and I was in the kitchen making them lunch. The girls were standing at the window at our eat-in area and I heard Tot's friend say (in succession):


The bear was standing on our patio. Like a boss.

I'm not going to lie, I was so flippin' excited. I made the mistake of opening the door too soon and running it off and I didn't get my real camera out nor was I properly prepared for picture taking with my phone. The picture below is once he ran away. He was so close, and honestly, so cute.

Apparently there are two bears in our woods though because this bear wasn't nearly the size of the one that has been visiting our neighbors on a regular basis. I know bears aren't exactly friendly, but I still hope he comes back to visit again, as long as he brings his manners.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Remember That Time?

Remember that time?

That time you were biting on your sister's cloth belt?


You were pretending to be a dog?


You were playing tug of war with your brother?


Remember when you were biting on your sister's cloth belt, pretending to be a dog, while playing tug of war with your brother...

and he pulled your tooth out?

Yep, that time.

Tot lost a tooth. Thankfully it was one that supposed to come out, but probably not quite so soon. At least the tooth fairy doesn't care if you meant to lose it or not.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


It's time for a few Blue-isms
  • "Yesterant"- restaurant, of course.
  • "Sprinkle" in the bathtub- it's not what you think. A sprinkle means the boy wants the faucet water on the slowest trickle, even when the tub is full, so that he can continue to play with streaming water.
  • "Yesternight"- anytime that wasn't today, but at night.
  • "Horn dogs"- nope, not what you think again. A corn dog. Of course.
  • "Engine turtles"- Ninja Turtles. They are all the rage with the older boys at Blue's school.
  • "I don't know how to sleep (eat the squash, walk, stand up)"- the usual avoidance techniques.
  • One of my favorites- Whenever I go outside and call the chickens, I yell "Hey girls!" Every. Single. Time. and without missing a beat, Blue responds, "NO!!!! They're boys!!!"

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


Vera Verita. (coffee cup)



Monday, June 15, 2015

Twenty Minutes

I completely forgot about these jewels. While we were at the beach, I ran to the grocery store with Tot to pick up dinner. While I'm there I get these two texts:

"Someone got gum in her hair"
"Molly on the bulkhead"
I was gone maybe twenty minutes and the girl has gum in her hair and the dog is doing a balancing act next to the water. Good thing Bee has it all under control. The dog was fine and the gum issue was remedied. A lot can happen in twenty minutes.