Mom and Boys

Figuring it out one day at a time.


Mom, I need you.


The house has fallen apart.

It has been a few weeks since your visit.

I was pretty proud of myself for keeping this place clean for as long as I did.

But that is over now.

The tornadoes I call children have finally done too much damage.

(I had nothing to do with it I swear)

There is just stuff everywhere.

Clean laundry on the floor.

Dirty laundry on the floor.

Mail piled up.

And the toys…there are toys everywhere.

No place is safe,

Not even the toilet.

Mom, I need you.

I’m so sorry that I destroyed what you worked so hard to create.

A clean home.

I am just not as good as you.

That skill just eludes me.

I need help.


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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.


5 things you don’t know about me…and probably don’t care to know.

1.  I have slept on the couch ever since Bowen was born.

There are two reasons.

First, my room is really cold.  I am not sure why but it does not get a whole lot of heat, as a result Bowen won’t sleep on his own. (his crib is in my room)

Which leads to the second reason.

I co-sleep with my kiddos.  Bo starts off sleeping on his own but when he wakes up hungry I put him up with me and feed him.  Sometimes he will go back on his own after that but sometimes he will stay and sleep next to me.  For whatever reason I think it is safer to do this on the couch.

I don’t know why.

Maybe because I can’t roll over on the couch.  I don’t know it really doesn’t make sense.


2.  If I had to watch television all day, this is what I would want to watch:

Shahs of Sunset, Teen Mom, Catfish, Real Housewives of Anywhere, Vanderpump Rules, Prison Wives, Lock-Up, Chopped, Worst Cooks in America, Top Chef, Tosh.O, Rediculousness, Biggest Loser


3.  I love my Kindle

My parents gave me a Kindle a few months ago and I am obsessed with it.  My parents bought it but were not using it so they randomly asked if I would like it.

At first I did not really think so but then I thought maybe I could use it for Linc and get some good toddler app’s on it.

Little did I know that I would love it so much.

I am able to read so much more now that I have this.  It is so easy to purchase books (especially now that I can’t get out of the house as easily) and the books are less expensive.

I can use the internet on it.

Do some simple homework assignments.

Work on my blog.

And I have some fun app’s for the boys.

I love it!  It is small and fits in my purse and it is probably one of the best gifts I have received in a long time.

Thank you mom and dad, best gift ever.


4.  I have amazing parents

Here is a few recent examples of their amazingness.

My mom just flew all the way across the country to watch my son so he doesn’t have to go to daycare for a whole other month.  When she visits she cooks, she cleans, she changes diapers, she shovels the driveway, she buys me groceries, and a whole bunch of other stuff.

Seriously amazing.

My dad prays for my babies every day.  He just did my taxes. He supports me and encourages me all the time. He loves me and my boys and I never have to doubt that he would be there for me no matter what stupid things I do in my life.

My parents are awesome.

And if you are not jealous you should, I hit the parent lottery.



5.  I care what my kids wear

Probably too much.

My babies would look cute in whatever I dress them in because they are just adorable kids (I’m a little biased),

But I want them to be dressed in style.

I know this is horribly superficial and that it really shouldn’t matter, but it does.

I can’t help it.


A Saturday morning routine.

Thank goodness it is the weekend.  I need some time to just veg, be with my son, clean the house, pay my bills, go grocery shopping, and regain my sanity so that I can keep going for another 5 days until the weekend comes again.

Don’t get me wrong I LOVE my job, but it is still a job.  I still have to wake up early, it can still be stressful, and it is still work!  Love it or not.  I love the weekends more.

I am already feeling slightly restored.  Linc and I slept in until about 8:00 a.m. and now we are settling into our Saturday morning routine.

Play in bed.

Feed little Linc.

Turn on the television to some home improvement show and chill while Lincoln plays on the floor.


I don’t know what it is about a home improvement show on a Saturday morning but I think I have developed an addiction.  I don’t think I could watch these shows at any other time during the week, but Saturday morning, glorious.

My favorite is Moving Up.  The premise of the show is that it follows three families as they “move up” into larger homes, the trick is they are moving into each others homes so in the end the families go back to their old home and see how the new inhabitants changed it.

Typically they hate it.

It is awesome.

So that is what I am doing right now.

By the way, Lincoln has now started pulling himself up on the coffee table, which is also cheap entertainment for me.  I love watching him try to work his way up there.

Crazy little boy.

I love watching him grow up.  At times at can be bittersweet as I miss the last stage of his life, but it is so fun to watch him learn new things it is hard to be too upset about the fact that my baby is becoming a boy.