"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Friday, October 14, 2011

fall nights out back

i don't think there's anything better than watching my kids play together.
it makes all of the exhaustion worth it.
at least until they start fighting.
then it's not fun.
and i'm tired again.
but these are the moments i treasure.
the ones that make me smile.
and content.
with the leaves changing colors.
and the crisp air coming through the windows.
i'm going to miss these nights when the snow comes.
wait a minute,
someone's crying.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

little witches

this picture above is SO my kids.
brennan being crazy boy.
and mild, mellow max.
brennan's toy broke before we even got home.
he then spent ten minutes trying to get max to give him the glow necklace she picked out.
we finally talked her into letting him have a turn with it.
until she took a nap.
and then he started to pull at the jelly stuff on it.
so at the risk of him breaking her necklace i wrestled it away from him.
he cried.
i probably blinked for a really long time and didn't smile.
that's what i usually do when someone doesn't want to do something i want to do.
and then i put it on the top shelf of the bookcase at the bottom of the stairs.
and promised him we would take his back and demand a refund.
at which point we would buy him a glow jelly necklace too.
now i need a nap.

i was there.
i promise:)
and i found my new favorite halloween book.
the illustrations are magic to the eyes.
go buy it.
i was excited when brennan asked me to read it again.
just so i could spend more time getting a better look at all of the pictures.
this says something b/c normally i'm good with the one time through.
i can't wait to read it again.
and again.
and again.
happy haunting:)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

a pumpkin patch {field trip}

it sprinkled on us.
not enough to make you cold.
not enough to need a hood.
just enough to enjoy the pumpkin patch a little more.
i want brennan to stay in preschool forever.


{the end}
we travel to where to witches live tomorrow;)

Monday, October 10, 2011

pass the salt

sunflower seed pickin' day.
max likes them raw.
i'm not sure i like them at all.
i will let you know if i do.
or do not.
pass the salt please:)

where's waldo

goodbye sick.
hello fun:)
where food is good again.
happy 2nd trimester to me!

 let's play a game i like to call
"where's bentley?"
much skinnier in person.
he drinks diet coke.