Thursday, September 26, 2013

this may be the best one yet

Not sure how this was even physically possible for her to be sleeping still but she was snoring away...

Friday, September 20, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

well I'll be...

... Apparently my kiddos DO have something in common. I love the BUTTUP sleeping!!

Monday, August 26, 2013

little helpers

We have a big dresser/entertainment center project going on and the twinkies wanted to help. At least they didn't get in the paint. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


They all sat still for 3.2 seconds! Pay no attention to the freaky look Mary Beth is making. But you know right after this, the twins stood on the chairs and Mary Beth went running around in circles until she hit a doorframe. 

Such is my life. 

AND an actual good pic of me and mini-me!!

Friday, August 9, 2013

faker, i mean giggler

Erin stayed home sick with me today. I think she was faking. She seems fine here! 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

better late than never?

What happens when you have a full time job, a 4 year old and twin 1 year olds? You forget to post photos from a trip that happened over two months ago.


Mary Beth and I ditched the kiddos and hubby/dad and ventured down to Corpus Christi for her Auntie Kim's Nurse Practioner graduation. It was the second week in a row where we escaped -- something we'll probably never get the chance to do again.

We headed out to the beach, enjoyed dinner with the big group (though it was LATE and Mary Beth was starting to lose it), went back and played in the ocean before Kim's graduation, and much more. I learned that Mary Beth has NO fear in the water, which is both good and bad. She's not a fan of putting on sunscreen, which I distinctly remember myself hating when Mom would slather it on me in Galveston every summer. And she likes to jump on hotel beds. Naturally.

Oh, and she brought 4 swimsuits because she's 4. Kim said she had the same mentality when packing her own suitcases...

wow we are white!

first time making sandcastles

the girl likes her pickles

fun at dinner!

chasing the water

the girls



tired goober

Saturday, July 27, 2013

dear nana,

Mary Beth wanted me to post this photo for you. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

uh oh.

Someone likes Target!! This can lead to no good...

Saturday, July 6, 2013

she got a little color...

No, not any sun. But lots of chalk...

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

uh oh.

here comes trouble!

Thursday, May 16, 2013


Is there something on my face? #sloppyeater #miniauntiekim

Thursday, April 4, 2013



Tuesday, April 2, 2013

she's fassssst!

And by "she" I mean "they're" actually... both Mary Beth and Erin are quick! Mary Beth will swipe our cell phones, open them and start snapping photos before you even realize it. And Erin will dart at ya and crawl across the room in a flash!

Want proof?

Here's a few snaps that Mary Beth took of her little sis...

And then the phone ended up in someone's mouth. Not going to say who, but I think you can guess...

Sunday, March 24, 2013

green thumb mary beth

She's all outfitted in her new Hello Kitty gardening gloves, hat and watering can. She's ready to go!!

Saturday, March 23, 2013


Looks like that new bed will not cure Mary Beth of her freak sleeping...

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

4 letter f word...

No. Not that one. FOUR. Mary Beth, you are FOUR. How in the world did that happen? It's simply not possible. I think I would be more sad about it if I actually had time to breathe, but still. FOUR!!!

But Mary Beth, you are an awesome four-year-old. Sure, you've been getting in a little bit more trouble at school lately, but I think that's normal for this age. Don't worry, we'll get you back into non-timeout mode. 

In the meantime, you are the best big sister EVAH. Seriously, I love to watch Erin and Jack's face light up whenever they see you. They truly are infatuated with ya. One of these nights when Jack won't go back to sleep, I'm going to wake you up and have you mesmorize him and get him back into zzzzz-land. Seems only fair.

Party is Sunday - also happens to be St. Patrick's Day! Say it with me, Auntie Kim -- WOOOOOO! Until then, here's a stroll down March 12 memory lane...





Love ya tons, Baby Love!

Monday, March 11, 2013


I've been trying to figure out a way to have a HUGE bulletin board to put up all of the kids' artwork for a while now. Actually, I was trying to have a HUGE board in my office, but gave up when I saw the pricetag. We're talking anywhere from $150-300 for what I wanted. Wall size board. So I bought 3 smaller ones for my office, but held up hope for the kids. Good thing too.

A little web research, Pinterest searching, and a little craftiness brought me these.

6 foot by 4 foot in the living room for all the kids

3 foot by 3 foot (for each twin) in the bedroom

SO easy to make. Only thing that would have made it easier would have been having Home Depot make the cuts, or having something better than a utility knife. But still.

I bought two 8 x 4 sheets of foamular insulation sheathing, R4, 3/4 inch thick. Made by Corning, I believe. Cut to size. For the living room I actually used a medium-weight drop cloth for the fabric. Just laid the board on the fabric, stretched and folded it over, and used my staple gun. What I DIDN'T know is that the staples may come right out of the foam/material, so after I did the entire board, I used duct tape to secure it even more. What? Nobody sees the back? Then once we figured out the exact location we wanted it, we nailed it right into the wall in the corners. By accident we had it on a stud - which would be great if we were posting heavy things on the board. But come on, how heavy is this really going to be? It's so lightweight it's not even funny. But hey, it's not going anywhere now.

For the kids, I cut the other board into 3 x 3 squares. I had purposedly bought extra chevron fabric when I "made" the bedskirts for them. I say "made" in quotes because I got the fabric, Kim helped hem it, we placed it on the bottom of the crib slats with velcro and viola! (See below) So I pulled out that extra fabric, followed the same steps, and were good to go. Actually, the fabric was much lighter so I didn't seem to need the duct tape.

Starting to look like a real room now, especially with the paper letters I spraypainted with glitter paint over Christmas! Good thing since they turn 9 months this week (what?!) and we've been in this house for 4 months. It's not like I haven't been busy though...

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

can't argue with that logic...

MB to Bob: Daddy, we don't have a dragon. (They were watching Sofia the First)

Bob: You're right. Why don't we have a dragon?

MB: Because we have too many babies.

Tru dat.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

and we have a crawler...

Up until this point, Jack and Erin have been doing this awesome army crawl/pull across the floor.

But not anymore for Jack! Video below!!

My boy is growing up! Snif!

Monday, February 4, 2013

hi. my name is jack...

...and I have a toof!

hi. my name is erin...

...and I'm a monkey-butt-aholic. :-)

Friday, January 25, 2013

um, ok...

Conversation with Mary Beth as she was getting in the car this morning for school:

MB:     Mommy, I'm going to be good at school today.

me:      Great, Mary Beth.

MB:     And I'm going to take a nap.

me:      Awesome. We like when you take naps.

MB:     And I'm not going to spit on anyone.

me:      Uhhhh, OK -- have you been spitting on people at school?

MB:     No. I just want you to know I won't spit on anyone.

Um.... Since we have never had a conversation about spitting, this sounds ominously suspicious.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

tangled up in blue

The kids like my long, electric blue wig. Well, except Jack... He was quite quick to pull that thing off!

Thursday, January 17, 2013


Dear Erin,

I'm sorry that you are wearing your brother's spare outfit (army camo) at daycare right now. I did not know we forgot your spare clothes. In my defense, why the hell are you having a blowout at 730 in the morning as I'm taking you out of your carseat? And at least I'm creative and added a piece of masking tape with "WO" on it so your onesie says you are "Daddy's Major WOman".

Love, Mom