Mom and Boys

Figuring it out one day at a time.


Lessons from brother.

This is how you play the game.




And this is how you dominate.



Any questions?



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Lincoln makes me smile.

I love this kid.

He cracks me up and makes me smile all day long.

It’s a good thing too.

It just so happens we spend a lot of time together ūüôā


I love his obsession with basketball. ¬†Sure I hear that word in my sleep but at least it isn’t Dora or something worse. ¬†I can live with basketball, heck, I even like it. ¬†The fact that he has to take a basketball with him everywhere is nothing less than hilarious. ¬†Screw a blanket or stuffed animal.

Pass that kid the rock.


He makes me spray perfume on him every morning. ¬†Love it…people tell me constantly that Linc is “all boy.” ¬†Well this boy likes to smell good. ¬†We have the application process down. ¬†Spray, then dance in it. ¬†It has become a part of our morning routine.


I like watching him eat. ¬†Is that weird? ¬†He just looks so cute. ¬†He will stuff a bunch of food in his mouth and then try his best to chew with his mouth closed. ¬†I didn’t teach him that, he just born with these impeccable table manners (har har). ¬†Maybe it’s a toddler thing. ¬†Do all toddlers chew with their mouths closed?


If at any point during the night I say “go hug BoBo”, he will. ¬†This is amazing because he only listens to me when he wants to, which is rare, so he must really like his brother. ¬†It is so sweet. ¬†And kind of dangerous, he is a little rough.


Bedtime kisses. ¬†He is not very cuddly but when I am tucking him in at night he can’t get ¬†enough mommy kisses. ¬†I love it. ¬†These few minutes are my absolute favorite of the night

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For the love of the game: My babies obsession


My 20 month old is not normal.

He is obsessed with basketball.

Not only was this his first word.

(Not ball, but basketball.)

But he has a true love of the game.

When we are driving down the road, he will point out every home with a basketball hoop.

When we go to a playground he does not run towards the slides but the b-ball court on the other end of the park.

Tonight when I was sick and needed a calm, chill night, what did I turn on the television??

Veggie Tails, nope.DSC00809

He wouldn’t dream of sitting for that.

Kung Fu Panda, nuh uh.

Sponge Bob, you’ve got to be kidding me.




The Wiggles.

No, no, no, and no.

Name any cartoon, and I promise you, he just doesn’t care.

So how do I get my little boy to chill you ask?

I look for anything the features that little orange rock.


College, sure.

NBA, he’ll take it.

Three point contest, yeah.

Dunk contest, even better.

He loves it.

What a strange child I have.

Maybe it is in his DNA.

Mom PE teacher, dad college basketball player.

But honestly, it wasn’t encouraged.

It started on Christmas morning when he received his first hoop and ball from his Uncle.

He was shooting baskets before we even put it together.

We don’t even know where he learned what to do with this gift he was given.

But it has been love ever since.

I know it is not normal, but I have to admit.

I love that he loves it.



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Oh what a night.

toddler in city

Last night we were invited downtown by one of our old friends from Michigan.

Paul was in KC for the college basketball conference games.  He was working some golf expo.


We hung out and watched Uncle Mike in a 3 point contest.



kansas city college basketball

Saw the sites.


Then went to dinner.

toddler at dinner

Lincoln watching basketball was a huge highlight, but it was even better seeing old friends.

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2013 Toddler Bucket List *pt.1

toddler hat

Make a dirt truck play area in the yard

I have had this idea for a while but he has not really been old enough to get into it yet. ¬†However, he has just started to take an interest in “driving” his toy cars and trucks around the house and I think this would be perfect. ¬†In our backyard we have a few untouched flower beds that would be perfect. ¬†The plan is to get some fresh pliable dirt, maybe mix it with a little sand, place some shovels, buckets, cars, and dump trucks out there and let him play.

Play play play!

I would probably help him build a few roads but that is it.  I think this would be a blast for him and am actually pretty excited about it.

Harlem Globe Trotters Event

Lincoln loves basketball. ¬†I can’t think of something more perfect for him. ¬†He would have a blast. ¬†I think if I can I will even try to purchase some good seats so that we can be right in the action.

Go to the Aquarium

We go to this restaurant¬†every now and then called Cheddar’s. ¬†Cheddar’s has a large fish tank in the waiting area and Lincoln is obsessed. ¬†I know that he will be absolutely fascinated by the aquarium but it is a little expensive. ¬†That won’t stop us but we will have to plan for it and make sure we can spend a long glorious day there soaking up every bit.


These are just a few things that I want to do with my little man, there are so many more ūüôā