Sunday, March 17, 2019

An evening magic show

The birthday celebrations continued this evening, at a magic show up in the city!  We had a terrific time!

Callum volunteered for one of the tricks - where he colored in a drawing while the magician had his back turned. Then, after, the magician showed the same drawing he had sealed in an envelope that was colored the same as Callum's! Impressive! :) 

It was such a nice day.  Hope everyone had a lovely St. Paddy's Day!!

Afternoon tea

Today is my birthday!  I had a really nice time earlier today at "afternoon tea" for brunch with Jon and the boys.  We all really enjoyed ourselves.  The boys asked if we could go again sometime and Logan asked if he could go for his birthday!  I figure that's a pretty big two thumbs up from those kids.  ;-)

Logan demonstrating "pinkies up" ;-)

This place had plates for the kids too! PB&J tea sandwiches and little mini pizzas with their scones - could be a big reason why the boys loved it so much :)

Logan took this pic - not bad, right?!?

Parent Teacher Conferences

I met with both of the boys' teachers this last week to hear how things are going in school. They're both bright kids but of course, have a few things they need to work on. I feel like saying "you're preaching to the choir lady" anytime I go to these damn meetings. Nothing they tell me is a mind blowing surprise or anything. :)

Interestingly, Callum's teacher decided to have the kids present at their own conference, so I got to also listen to Callum's self-assessment and question him directly too! I loved his "reflection" paper (that he was reading off of in the meeting) and had to share here.

When he said he needs to work on talking a little less - I said, "hmmm, what a surprise!"

And he said, "What? How is that a surprise? I talk a lot!!"


Saturday, March 2, 2019

A day in the life with boys

Overheard this morning:

"Callum, I'm serious! Stop!"

"Okay, I'm just going to rub my butt on the door."


Happy Saturday y'all! 

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Dress as a book character

Callum asked me _last night_ 🙄, to help him with Spirit Day tomorrow: Dress as a book character.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Braces Day!

What a big morning for Logan! He's now sporting a new look!

Still pretty darn cute.  :)

Friday, February 15, 2019

Stormy weather

Over an hour ago, the power blew out. Right after one of the most intense, and loudest, lightening/thunder cracks I've seen or heard. I'm pretty sure our house shook. The lights flickered off, then on, then off for good. Then the rain came pouring down, followed by pounding hail! It was pretty crazy!! I did a couple of laps around the perimeter to make sure our house was ok and nothing looked out of the ordinary.

One set of neighbors next to us also don't have power. But every other neighbor (including the ones on the other side of us) still have power! So who knows what happened. Everyone in the neighborhood confirms they also heard the loud boom - so it wasn't just me imagining things.

Callum's home sick today. He played on his iPad for a bit but I decided he should read a little since "it's still light now, and who knows when we'll get our power back on..." ;-) Luckily for me, he didn't argue!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Getting bigger!

Someone (is big enough now that he's) figured out how to get up on the couch. We still love this little punk to pieces tho. 🥰

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Round Two for Valentines crafting!

Logan's class is having an "I Love Reading Day" on the 14th, so his teacher suggested Valentines that might be reading related (i.e. a bookmark). 

We're still working on them, but I think they're coming along nicely. 📖❤️😁

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

First Valentine project done!

Callum finished his Valentines tonight. ❤️ Whoopee! 😆

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Another hospital visit, another stuffie

Call me a sucker, but I figured a new stuffie for Callum (and his brother) was warranted, given how brave he was during his poke and physical today (all continues to look great!!). ❤️ 

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Monday, January 21, 2019


Tonight we introduced the boys to a new game called Codenames. The boys loved it! 😁

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Braces coming soon...

It's about that time! Logan's orthodontist had him get X-rays done today - fancy ones where they'll create a 3D rendering of his mouth and jaw! Next we'll talk about what treatment plan our orthodontist recommends, when to start, etc!

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Sugar quota for the week!

Logan helped me make chocolate and maple glazed donuts this morning. Everyone voted for the chocolate (but me - ha!). 😋

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Outdoor Ed

Logan has been away camping in the mountains all week, with his 5th grade class. He got back today, so I treated him to his favorite after school fro-yo treat when I picked him up! We're all so glad he's back!

The first words out of Callum's mouth when I woke him this morning were, "Logan's coming home today!!" :) The poor guy has really missed his buddy.

Joe, the bus driver, confirmed that out of every single kid he's asked on his route, Callum was the *only* one who said he missed his brother this week. Apparently, the rest of the kids mostly just shrugged and/or said "not really" when asked if they missed their sibling this week! LOL

So, when Logan joined me to pick up Callum at the bus stop this afternoon - I kid you not, Callum hugged Logan tightly for a solid two minutes, the minute he stepped off the bus. (Sadly, I didn't have my phone with me to capture such a sweet moment!)

Those two continue to melt our hearts. ❤️

School art

I had the pleasure of visiting/photographing Callum's class, making clay pots, yesterday. Callum still LOVES working with clay!! :)

Family Dinner

Jon and I are trying to make sure and do a sit-down-whole-family-dinner on Friday nights... So, tonight I made homemade cheese enchiladas and Mexican rice (all delish, if I do say so myself!) with cinnamon donuts for dessert! 😋

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Welcome Benji...

Brought home the newest addition to our pack today. Meet little Benji!! We're already quite smitten. 😍😍