Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Checking In

Just in case you are wondering if things are still moderately ridiculous/hilarious/cute around these parts:

1.  Sam displayed his first fist pump this morning in response to hearing the garbage truck coming.
2.  Alex was signing to himself last night and I couldn't figure out what song it was.  Until I could totally tell what song it was and it was "Heaven Is A Place On Earth" by Belinda Freaking Carlisle.  You know, just singing a song from 1987 to himself outta nowhere.  Nothing to see here.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Still There

Just in case anyone was wondering...yes, Alex still has the same no teeth smile for pictures:


Sam really really likes bubbles.  It was gorgeous outside this weekend, and I had to run to Target to get some ibuprofen for Sicky McSickerton Alex, so I maybe stopped over in the toy department to see what kinda bubble apparati were on sale.  Count your lucky stars Samalamadingdong, hand held bubble blowers were on sale!
Don't mind the pink gnome in the background there.  He had a rough Saturday night.

Monday, February 20, 2017


Alex has the flu.  He wasn't feeling well on Friday night, but then woke up better on Saturday, so I brought him to my mom's birthday party.  But as the evening went on, he was clearly not better.  And on the way home, he was a whole lot not better.  I quick midnight trip to the doc complete with a chest xray, a bunch of Tylenol and ibuprofen, and strep and flu swabs, and we left with a flu diagnosis.

I feel so bad.  I feel bad because I completely misjudged how he was feeling, and brought a germy kid to a party.  I feel bad because I totally spaced getting him a flu shot this year.  And I feel bad because even though I didn't get him to get one, I managed to get one for myself when I was at the doctor last.

If you need me, I'll be over here in my Russian nesting dolls of guilt.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Chi Chi Chi Chia!

I got a Chia Gnome for my birthday.  I followed the directions and got it all set up. The seeds just started sprouting.  And that's when I realized one of the seeds stuck in a very *ahem* personal place for my little gnome.
He's got one little pube!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


Hello? Hiya!  Yeah, we've been out of town.  Bismarck, North Dakota to be exact.  Ya wanna know what's in North Dakota in between the far apart cities?  NOTHING.  Like seriously nothing.  It was nuts.

These were all taken HOURS apart.  There is nothing there.  There is one town that has some topographical interest, but it went by so fast, and I was enjoying the view so much, I didn't snap a picture.  

But!  Once you drive for 10 hours and some change, you end up in Bismarck for your brother-in-law's wedding!  And you thank him for having it in Bismarck instead of Minot where he lives because Minot is 2&1/2 hours FARTHER WEST.  It is obvious that it was a long drive?  'Cause hot damn, it was a long drive.  We stopped for a quick overnight at a different brother-in-law's house just outside of Minneapolis on the way there to break up the trip, but on Sunday Travis decided he just wanted to be home...so we drove straight through.  It took us 11&1/2 hours, but we made it.  After this trip I do not understand how my family used to drive straight through to Florida.  Maybe I've blocked the exhausting memories of it.

The first thing Sam did when we got into our hotel room was grab the phone.  I quickly decided that was not a fight I was willing to have all weekend, so I unplugged it.  Bingo bango, toy for Sam.

He was irritated with me in the first picture because I was trying to talk to him while he was "doing work."  And yes, I maybe let him fall asleep with the phone.  He wouldn't stop asking for it and I needed that kid to sleep!  I took it out of his crib once he fell asleep to avoid, oh you know, him wrapping the cord around his neck.  But anytime we were in the room, he needed to have eyes on that phone.  Well, anytime except when he was checking the structural integrity of the dresser...
And if you have ever wondered what it's like to wake up in a single room hotel room three days in a row with two boys?
We had a good weekend and the wedding was wonderful and loving and fun.  And?  My boys got all dressed up.
Pay no attention to the photobombing cousin in the background. :)

Friday, February 3, 2017


This week has been bonkers.  But I did get to make and eat some yummy food last night.  And that is prompting me to share the picture from my calendar for February: