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

Saturday, January 24, 2015

"the time has come"

"Mom, the time has come for me to be a kid that wears tie shoes. Teach me. I don't want anyone doing it for me. I DONT wanna be one of those kids who have OTHER people tie their shoes anymore." -brennan
"the time has come"
where does he get this stuff???
i hope he let's me hold him and kiss him when he's all grown up.

Friday, January 23, 2015

like literally overnight

and then one day,
i kind of started showing.
like literally overnight.
weirdest thing.

dear dad {the ferris wheel}

dear dad,
i have some good news and some bad news.
the good news is that we won't have to buy ferris wheel tickets when you come in a few weeks.
the bad news is that there are 20 rides worth,
and the kids KNOW there are 20 rides worth.
because i MAY have accidentally said it out loud when i was reading the cards.
i will do my best to hide one card.
i think we've got a shot at fooling max,
but brennan might be another story.
my apologies.
i blame jr. jazz and my inability to read inside my head during the hours of 3pm and 8:43pm.
the kids are thrilled.
i'll be waving at you from down below.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

the night when the horse tried to kiss max.

just when we thought she had worked through her santa fears,
we rode a sleigh through no snow to the north pole in midway,
and the horse tried to kiss max,
and santa tried to keep her on his lap.
i will never forget the look on max's face when that horse came in from her right side for a kiss.
was on her face.
kind of like with santa,
but more caught off guard.

the year brennan wrote santa 3x a day every day and they made each other's beds and picked up each other's toys.

never has a boy been so faithful in his santa letter writing.
i will always remember this as the year that he wrote santa 3x a day every day for two weeks straight.
really though.
it was a thing.
and i LOVED it.
please don't let this be the last year he does it.
i was in heaven with the magic of it all.
and also because my kids have never been better in their whole entire lives than they were on christmas eve day.
i asked, they did.
i didn't ask, they did it before i had to.
stuff for me.
stuff for each other.
it was amazing.
that is all.
he also scribed letters for max.
it was so darling.

because christmas was kind of crazy {and i forgot some stuff}

december 23rd.
at gamma's house.
with a movie on the big screen,
matching lolly aprons,
individual rolling pins,
a bucket of cookie cutters,
and a whole lot of candies and frosting.

things to remember for next year:
don't buy the squeeze bottle frosting.
it looks like a good idea, but it's not.
it's just not.
candy in the cupcake tins: YES.
separate table with stools: YES.
cookie dough made ahead: YES.
flour all over the house: YES.
pick up a pizza before: YES. 
that is all.
the end.

and THAT was just phase 1.
i give you flour face: 
and then we threw them in my mom's giant bathtub,
and PLUNGED them
with bubbles and soap.
{the end.}