Dino Museum

I have had the desire to blog again. Life has been so busy, that I am not sure if I can fit one more thing. It is funny, because I do not find it hard to fit in a season Downton Abbey or Survivor. So here I go again...

Today is the first say of Spring Break. (YAY! Please get warm. This winter was brutal.) I am not sure I can keep us all happy at home, so I have planned some stuff while we are home. I guess it is called a Staycation? I like to call it --"keep mommy somewhat sane while all 5 kids are home". Plus, I would rather be out and about then at home.

Today I met up with my bestie and we took the kids to the Dinosaur Museum at Thanksgiving Point. I am not sure I would have been able to do it alone. The place is huge and all 5 of my kids were running in different directions. Sydney followed Holland Quincy around most of the time. Taylor was pretending to be a doggy and found another family to play with. Amelia (aka Millie) ran in the opposite direction of me -- screaming! Ethan and Kalem were thick as thieves running around in the tunnels...

As crazy as it can be with 5 little ones, it was good to get out of the house. We are all wiped out and ready for a nap.

p.s. I love my crazy life....

Digging for Dino Bones

Who doesn't love playing in sad and water? 

Um, they look thrilled.

Come on kids, SMILE!


An entire year...

It has been more than a year since my last post. I think I forgot how to blog. So many things have happened...

-Renovated our house in Chicago
-Sold our house in Chicago (it only took one week)
-Moved to a new state
-Ryan took a new position at Discover Card
-Holland and Ethan started school
-Most importantly, we welcomed a New Baby

Mother's Day 2012
I am finally getting some sleep. More to come, I hope.



Ethan has been saying the funniest things. I have a new "Ethanism" every day. I can't wait to hear what he will come up with next. Here are a few of my favorite:

-Ryan, Ethan, Holland and me were in the family room playing games. Ryan & Holland went to the other room and Ethan turns to me and says, "Well, it looks like it is just the two of us."

- Ethan likes to sleep in. Some mornings he sleeps in as late as 10:30. This morning he comes into the kitchen after we have all had breakfast and says, "Sorry, I'm late."

- When Ethan opens a door for me I always tell him what a gentleman he is. In our garage we have a rock that keeps the door open. Ethan told me the rock is a gentleman.

- One of Ethan's favorite movies is Bambi. He has watched it 20 maybe 30 times. He told me the other day that he does not want to hunt deer, he wants to train deer.


6 Months Old

This little beauty makes the whole family smile. She is constantly smiling and socializing with whomever she comes in contact. We love this little one. We love that she loves binkies. She sleeps with at least 6 of them every night.

This pretty thing is so sweet. She loves, I mean LOVES her older brother. No one can get her to laugh like him. She likes to dance. Most days we find her sitting on the floor bouncing around. We can't get enough of her chubby cheeks. Couldn't you just eat them?


My New Life

August 2010

Life is pure chaos these days. But I think I like it.

I am no longer a working mom...but a stay at home mom. Let me tell you, it is so hard to be a working mom. I am not sure why I did it so long. I love staying home with my 4 kids. I don't shower everyday (yuck) and sometimes forget to brush my teeth (double yuck). But I get to be home with my 4 favorite people. I am happy (and a little tired).

Good luck to all those moms out there!


Birthday Boy

We celebrated Ryan's birthday at Didier Farms. Not sure who had more fun...Ryan or H &E. It was a great day for pumpkin picking and pumpkin donuts.


Ballerina Girl

Holland is our little ballerina girl. She usually prances around in her tutu and ballet shoes. Even though she is a head taller then the other girls in her class, she is a perfect ballerina.


The cutest babies in the world

The girls are 5 1/2 months old. They are so stinkin' cute. I seriously can't stop kissing them.