• Michael and I were having this discussion last night about Emmy getting “the shaft” because not only is she our middle child, she is also our least demanding child. She is so sweet and content to just go with the flow and play whatever Easton wants or do whatever is needing to be done for Cohen at the time. I have been wanting to get some special time with just her and today I got that

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  • My son is obsessed with Star Wars. I think in order to truly grasp what that means, we need to consider the definition of obsessed: “To have the mind excessively preoccupied with a single emotion or topic.” That pretty much sums it up, people. His mind is excessively preoccupied with STAR WARS. He wakes up (at 6 am, I might add) thinking about Star Wars and incessantly asking when he c

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  • **Disclaimer….don’t read if you have a weak stomach. Today we went to Target which was an uneventful trip for the most part, especially compared to how our last trip went (see previous post). However, at the end of our trip Easton decided that he needed to talk to the “man” who was checking us out. Here’s how the conversation went: E: (speaking very loudly….real

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  • There seems to be some confusion in my house about what an accident is. Of course this all began with the eldest child who suddenly realized that he could claim that anything he did was an “accident” in an effort to try to get out of being punished. For example…. Easton hitting his sister repeatedly and definitely on purpose with the light saber. Me: Easton you are losing your St

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  • So quite often I get asked these two questions about the life of a stay-at-home mom: 1. What do you do all day? This question usually comes from people who do not yet have kids. I do not begrudge them for asking this question as I am sure I would have wondered the same thing myself at one point. I mean, how hard can it really be staying at home and taking care of kids all day, right??? 2. What is

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  • So Easton thinks every day is Mother’s Day. For the past 2 weeks, he has been telling me “Happy Mother’s day!!!” about twenty times a day. At first I thought it was just a phase and it would stop, but now it is just getting more intense. He is now telling every random person that he sees “Happy Mother’s Day.” In fact, I don’t think being a mother is

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  • We had a great 4th of July weekend! Our friend’s Aaron and Natalie invited us to their parent’s lake house on July 3rd. Notice there are no pictures of the kids with us. That would be because we got a babysitter for the entire day so that we could take an “adult-only” trip. We had SO much fun hanging out with friends and playing on the lake. Thanks Aaron and Natalie for the

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