Tuesday, May 27, 2014


of my sweet girl.  i think i will have problems narrowing these down to just a couple.

Monday, May 26, 2014

last day of school celebrations

we went out to resa's for the last day of school to have a celebratory picnic.  and we've been hanging out in granny's backyard a lot lately.  it's the best park in town.  and a couple from water day at marley's school.
teaching marls to love baseball.  

these two put on quite the performance

don't worry momma, i can do it myself.

none of the kids understood what a slip and slide was.  terrible.  we're gonna have to get one

a waterized bounce house

with her friend taylor on the last day of school.

look at those teeth!

seriously.  all three of them are making weird faces.  

these are norman's swim shorts.  aren't they cute?  he proceeded to fill them with poop.  lots of it.

presenting the slide of terror from water day.  the kids kept running to get back in line, so i guess they really liked it.

happy memorial day y'all.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens....

Saturday, May 24, 2014


who's got the power, the power to read?  who answers the call for friends in need?  Super Why!
Doodle loves her some super why.  He's a character on a PBS kids show that encourages reading.  She pretends to be him on a regular basis.  So, Ben and I made her a super why costume.  I don't think she'll wear much else for awhile.  She loves it.  And here she is reading her absolute favorite book.  We read it every single night before bed.  without fail.

Friday, May 23, 2014

i'm going through the past week's photos and i found this one and it made me cry a little.  the love my kiddos are surrounded by is priceless.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

pre k

marls's last day of pre k was today.  excited to have my girl back home all the time and ready to get into some new shenanigans, but a little sad at how quickly time is passing.  trying to enjoy it all.  the truest thing i have heard lately is that the days are long, but the years are short. Also today was wear your jammies to school day, but marls insisted she wear her Easter dress bc it was a special day. I love that this was a special day for her and that she totally walks to her own beat and isn't afraid to either. I'll claim that as a parenting win, though I'm not sure I deserve the credit. 
how is she so big already?!  thankfully she still loves to cuddle and hold my hand.  

this is her amazing teacher Mrs. Campbell.  She is truly wonderful and made sending marls to school so much easier.

this is Mrs. Vierus, the teaching assistant for her class.  Also really wonderful.

after school we went out to resa's house to celebrate having our girl to ourselves for the summer.  
also norman went swimming for the first time!  he loved the water.  had a major code brown in his swimming trunks prior to the pool, so he went in his birthday suit.  he was cooing and laughing.  

Thursday, May 15, 2014


So we introduced Norman to food today.  Actually, marls introduced him to food.  Since they have such a special bond, I thought it would be cool for her to give Norman his first taste of food.  Man was he ready.  I have never seen a baby take to food like Norman did.  He got rice cereal and some applesauce.  He LOVED it.  Doodle even fed him a bite or two.  They grow and change so quickly.  Feeling emotional, mostly because I am exhausted, but also because we're going through some milestones here.  Food for Norman, the end of marls's first year of school next week.  Time is flying by for my littles and I am trying to grab hold and enjoy every minute.  This is sometimes difficult, b/c you know, they're kids and I am still teaching them how to be good humans.  Anywho, before I get too sappy, here are some pictures from Norman enjoying his first tastes of food.
this is one of my new favorite photos.  out of order.