May 5, 2017

Life Happens

There's never a dull moment when it comes to our life.  Something is always going on.  Liam was sick for several days with ear and sinus infections, I got something similar from Liam (I'm still fighting it), then my mom went into the hospital with pneumonia and fluid on her lungs.  She won't be released until Monday (eight days total).  I have been running all over town trying to get last minute things done, such as paper work copied and signed for when we move into our new home soon.  It's been very chaotic lately and I am looking forward to finding some peace.  I'm more than ready to get settled and back into a routine.  My head is spinning just typing all of that!

P.S. Today is Oaks Day where we live.  This is the day before the Kentucky Derby and the kids are out of school so we can celebrate.  So, Happy Oaks Day from all of us!

Apr 22, 2017


We didn't do much.  The boys tore through their baskets to see what goodies they got.  After that was over they headed outside to hunt eggs.  This year Landon came to me and asked if he could hide eggs for his brother, and there was even excitement in his voice.  As Liam hunted, Landon helped guide him along with an occasional, "You're getting warmer/colder, bubba."  Liam seemed to like that.  We had fun!

Apr 21, 2017

Phew, We've Been Busy!

Okay, so where to begin.  Oh yes, sports.  Soccer and baseball madness.  There's nothing like the time of the year where you want to pull your hair out because you just can't keep up with schedules and other things that life brings your way.  Don't get me wrong, it's a fun time of the year, but very stressful at the same time.  Especially now that we've added packing and a move to our agenda.  Aaron and I can't wait until things die down a bit, at least long enough to breathe.

First up, baseball.

And soccer.

Landon always makes sure he gives me a shout-out on the field, in any sport.  "Hi, mom!"

Mar 31, 2017

Annnnnnnd, We're Back!

Another installment of manly ruggedness.  This year is different.  Landon came to me and told me he wanted to focus on soccer only going forward.  I remember checking the ages out on the organization's website for signups and saw that he had played the last year they had available.  So, the following year (last year) he wasn't able to play.  We let it go and planned for him to go out for Spring soccer at school.  I inquired about try-out dates when I contacted the office and they directed me back to the organization's website.  Here is where I became really confused.  I explained what had happened in the past, but apparently they offer soccer for older kids now.  This made me jump out of my seat I was so happy.  I knew Landon was going to be really excited...and he was.  We immediately signed him up.  Well, since we weren't sure about soccer this year, we signed him up for baseball first.  We tried to get our money back but the league said it was too late (teams are picked, uniforms ordered, etc.).  Now he is playing baseball and soccer this Spring.  Oh, dear.  Talk about a busy season of sports.  I have already talked to the baseball coach about what had happened and how we could possibly run into some scheduling conflicts, but he was very understanding and told me it was perfectly okay.  Phew!  This is Landon's first year in the junior league.  While looking around at practice I noticed that Landon is the tallest on his team (the ones there that night).  Some kids were taller than him last year, but it seems like he grew overnight!  Makes me feel really old because he looks older than 13!  He is being a good sport about all of the scheduling, ya know, the playing two sports thing, and he said he really likes his new team - making new friends and getting to be with old friends/teammates.  Suddenly I feel better about the whole situation.

This was Landon's first baseball practice of the season.  Go, Cubs!

Mar 28, 2017

Getting Out and About

My kids love parks.  They love getting out and stretching their winter legs as soon as Mother Nature gets her act together and makes it warm enough to enjoy the outdoors.  Landon is at that age where playing sports with "the guys" is exciting enough to break him from his "homebody" side.  I love watching them.  It's one of my favorite things to do.  I know one day this will all be a thing of the past when Landon and Liam leave the nest and Aaron and I will be too old to do these sort of activities.

Oh, and in other news.  Spring Break for us has been very hectic.  We were going to go out of town for my 40th birthday coming up, but we decided to put that on hold since we're in the process of moving.  Hey, it's just a number and it's really no big deal to me.  We're getting a new house!  We need this sooooo bad.  We're a little crowded...okay, correction, we're way too crowded now that my mom is living with us.  We desperately need more space to move around, and moving to an awesome school district makes this mama over-the-moon happy.  So, happy 40th to me!!!

Someone didn't want to leave.

I'm not sure what's going on here, but I thought it was hilarious.  All I could think of was the seagull scene in Finding Nemo, "Mine, mine, mine, mine, mine."

Those long skinny legs!