Sunday, March 25, 2012

Happy to the Hubby

Wishing a Happy Birthday to my awesome husband and partner in parenting, Mike!

He's the perfect calm complement to my neaurotic ways, and I love him more every day!

Have a great day, honey!!!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

My Week (31) in Droid Photos

Sunday 3/11/12: I think he likes his "big" gift from Mommy, Daddy, & Nolan. :)

Tuesday 3/13/12: The Birthday Boy

Tuesday 3/13/12: He chose wings for dinner. I told him he was Mommy's favorite.

Tuesday 3/13/12: And then I turned to Nolan to tell him he was Mommy's other favorite :)

Wednesday 3/14/12: Sitter was off today, so we took advantage of the
78-DEGREE (IN OHIO!) weather & went to the zoo.

Wednesday 3/14/12: Two Irish lads & a penguin. 
They were SO well-behaved and we had a great time. :)

Thursday 3/15/12: Nolan was siting on the couch arm waiting for Daddy to get home.
And I'm Mom of the Year for letting him do it.

Friday 3/16/12: Free Cheryl's shamrock cookies at work. YUMMO.

Saturday 3/17/12: St. Patrick's Day is a great day to go to Costco.

Saturday 3/17/12: Not exactly an Irish brew, but hey, it was a beer.

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Aiden's 4th Birthday Recap

We've been a bit busy this past week celebrating a certain young man's fourth birthday. :)

Aiden told me a few months ago that he wanted a bowling party, so last Sunday, that's exactly what we did.

And rather than bombard you with photos that I think most of you have already seen on Facebook, I'm just picking out a few of my favorites, and then a video of the Birthday Boy blowing out his candles. :)

My big four-year-old :)

That ball has to weigh nearly as much as he does...


Angie did it again :)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

My Week (30) in Droid Photos

Sunday 3/4/12: Whatever makes him comfortable, I suppose.

Sunday 3/4/12: Grandpa was not impressed with what was on TV at Rooster's.

Sunday 3/4/12: Daddy showing Nolan how to draw :)

Monday 3/5/12: A day off meant we could meet MiMi for lunch.

Tuesday 3/6/12: First day at the new sitter + no nap = crashing on the couch at home for two hours.

Wednesday 3/7/12: First drive up to PooPoo's in the new ride was smooth. :)

Wednesday 3/7/12: Bathtime buddies :)

Thursday 3/8/12: Trying on Daddy's new equipment.

Friday 3/9/12: Lunch at COSI

Friday 3/9/12: He's been eating SO MUCH BETTER.
I'm crossing my fingers that the worst is behind us.

Friday 3/9/12: Got these PJs on clearance last year and they fit him PERFECT. I want them for myself!

Saturday 3/10/12: Prep for Aiden's bowling party tomorrow is complete.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Try & Keep Up

This kid is so, so busy. On the move all the time, and especially LOVES to be chased.

I love this age. :)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Monthly Mumbles, March Edition

10. It's MARCH. That makes me E-X-T-R-E-M-E-L-Y happy. Ecstatic, really. Even though we're finishing up the most mild (and therefore, my most favorite) winter I can remember, just to turn the page on the calendar and see green...AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. :)

9. Having a really weird week schedule-wise; we're switching the boys to a new sitter, but she's finishing up her last week of classes and isn't available Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. Guess who gets to hang with the boys? THIS GIRL :) Combine that with adjusting to Mike's new work schedule, and I'm feeling just a bit frazzled. No worries, though; I've got fun stuff planned for our off days--lunch with MiMi today, a day with my folks and grandparents on Wednesday, then a day at COSI on Friday.

8. Proud of my Buckeyes for going into East Lansing and denying M*ch*gan State of an outright Big Ten championship. Things were not looking good--they were down by as many as 15 points in the first half--but they played extremely well in the second half and won on a last second shot by William Buford, the team's only senior. I would be lying if I said I wasn't jumping up and down and screaming when that shot went in. Aiden & Nolan joined in, but probably only because Mommy looked so funny. Now on to the conference tourney, and then the Big Dance...I just love March :)

7. I've had a few folks ask me about Molly recently. No worries, she's still here. I will admit that her initial honeymoon period is over, though; we've had a couple of nights of barking, and a few instances of chewed up toys. It also seems that she wants to eat the cats (who to be fair aren't exactly that fond of her, either). So we're working on all that. The boys LOVE her, though; Aiden likes to run around the house with her, and Nolan when he's not throwing all his toys at her likes to wrestle (no joke) with her. So yeah, still a win.

6. Saw this on Pinterest. Pure genius. I'm buying supplies to make a couple today, and if I'm feeling especially ambitious, I may just make a few for my friends, too.

5. Now that the buyer's guilt has waned as far as the purchase of my car, I'm going to go out on a limb and say I FREAKING LOVE THAT CAR. It's only the third one I've ever owned, and as of right now, it's far-and-away my favorite. It's just such a darned smooth ride, and there's so much more room, and the color just screams "GO BUCKS!" I can't wait to get my OSU plates on it once the paperwork arrives. Then I'll feel legit. :)

4. These are supposed to arrive at my house today. So. Stinkin'. Cute. 

3. Need to think of a good idea for the hubster's birthday gift later this month. I had one thing, but I took it back already. They guys got him something really sweet (with some help from Mommy, of course), and we're going out to dinner somewhere special that night, but as far as a tangible gift...hmmmm...

2. We've got family pictures scheduled for Saturday. They're going to be outdoor shots, so I'm crossing my fingers (and toes) that the forecast is true, because right now it's supposed to be 57 degrees and sunny. A little help, please.

1. I've got a birthday party to get ready for this Sunday; it seems my Aiden is turning four next week. HOLY CRAP. It doesn't seem possible that he's going to be four. I swear I just brought my squishy baby home from the hospital, and now he's FOUR, for crying out loud. I might just spend his entire birthday hugging him and willing him NOT to get any older.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

My Week (29) in Droid Photos

Yikes. It's been awhile since I did a post in actual words. Lots going on in March (YAY MARCH!), though, so stay tuned, I suppose.

Monday 2/27/12: They seem to be big fans of my new ride :)

Tuesday 2/28/12: Always a good time when Uncle John visits!

Wednesday 2/29/12: LOVE the sun shining, and the Leap Day EVER.

Saturday 3/3/12: Getting my first-ever highlights, thanks to my Valentine's Day gift from the hubster :)

Saturday 3/3/12: Kinda hard to tell from the photo, but I think it's a dramatic change. 
Can't wait to see them today when my hair is it's naturally curly mess.

Saturday 3/3/12: We had a belated date night this week. 
Mike's drink of choice to the left, mine to the right (obviously).

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