I still can’t believe we’re a party of four. Our family has grown so much since Ryan and I said, “I do” over five years ago. We now have two littles that call us mom and dad. Sometimes I pinch myself because I don’t believe how we got so lucky. God blessed us, that’s for […]
He’s growing so fast! 20lbs and 5 months later, this is what Colton is looking like. He’s pretty handsome, if I do say so myself. I’m jealous of his eyelashes and his laid back personality. And his lips. Love those. He’s such a chill dude … until he wants something and then it’s game on. […]
My hair got stuck in an airplane today. Let me explain. There Kelsey and I were, at the cash register of Target. We had made it through the entire store without buying (too many) toys for her.
All of the sudden, she spots that dang end-cap where they feature all of the toys, candy and magazines that you don’t need – exactly at kid eye level. And what does Kelsey see, but a little toy airplane that she has to have.
Her face lights up and she is so excited about this toy. It has a little button on it that you press and the airplane’s propellers spin really fast. It’s only $3.99 so I say, what the heck, and put it on the conveyor belt. We check out and she is glowing. I totally made her day.
We arrive at the car and I put her in her car seat. She’s still holding and spinning her new airplane toy. She loves it. I lean over to buckle her car seat and my hair gets caught in her airplane propellers. Yep. My hair gets wrapped and wrapped and wrapped around this annoying $3.99 toy that I never wanted in the first place.
It hurts. And Kelsey is not understanding why I won’t give her the toy back. Someone walks by and does a double take at me, as if to say, “Does that lady have an airplane dangling from her hair”. So what if I do. This can’t be a parenting first.
Anyway. I jump into the driver seat and start our drive home. One hand on the wheel. One hand on this toy that has such a tight grip on my hair. I run inside and ask Ryan to get me outta this thing! ”What is that thing in your hair?”, he asks. Understandable, but I’m kind of annoyed at this point. It’s an airplane!!!!
Kelsey waits in the background as Ryan passes Colton off to me and (ever so seriously) gets me out of this contraption. How much hair did I lose? Is what the vanity in me is thinking. “Your hair is all out. No damage was done.” Phew.
I hand Kelsey back her airplane toy and dodge her like a bullet every time she gets near me with this thing. Dang marketers, keep those $3.99 toys far, far, far away from us girls with long locks.
This sounds like a made up virus; but it’s real. Oh, so real. We’ve got hand, foot and mouth over here (again) – this time it’s Colton who has the virus. This virus is a real pain because a) there is nothing you can do about it b) it hurts him. bad. c) he can’t […]
This picture hits home for me. Last night, my husband and I were up rocking Colton to sleep. We took turns because he had a 101 fever and was super fussy. All he wanted was mommy. So, I cuddled my little man and slept (kind of) in a chair all night, holding 20lbs of baby in […]
A kids curiosity is such a cool thing. Kelsey has such a thirst for knowledge. The other day, we were playing in the backyard, discussing all of the cool features of her t-ball set, when suddenly a plane flew by overhead. She immediately stopped and pointed. Then, proceeded to tell me all about this airplane. […]
It’s pretty warm outside today. So, Aunt Pam and Kelsey went out back, turned on the misters, and enjoyed a few icy treats. Who cares if they are messy, right? That’s the best part.
This weekend, we took Auntie Pam to the Farmer’s Market. It’s going to be a 100 degree day so we made sure to get there right when it opened. Kelsey was most impressed with the Gelato truck. We got tamales, salsa, handheld pies, AZ ice pops and jammed out to a local guitarist. Not gonna lie, I’m not ready for this hot summer weather. Can’t it be spring just a little bit longer?
This is what happens when I leave for work early and dad is in charge of his wardrobe. My mom said it best, “We need to get him a Michael Buble shirt. STAT.”
These two love each other so much. Sooner than later they’ll be fighting over toys and access to the bathroom, but right now, it’s peaceful in our house. Best friends, these two. Kelsey has called Colton, “gee gee” since the day that he was born. Random, but really cute to hear.