Thursday, December 26, 2013


Its December 26th. It is cold out side but the sun has been shining all day.  Tucker had wrestling practice for two hours today so while he was there I wanted to get the other boys and Koda outside. We drove to Mt Saint Frances and made a 45 minute hike before we had to go back for Tuck. But the funny thing that happened was when I was trying to get the boys out the door.  "Fynn you might want to put on some socks" I said. He looked at me then back down at his feet, continued to put his shoes on anyway and said in a sweet carefree voice "I don't care". "Well your feet might get cold out there" I warned. He replied "I don't care, I'm a man!"

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Yesterday evening I was tucking the boys into bed. Fynn was last. When I finally climbed up to his top bunk for one last hug and kiss, I could see that he was not happy.  "What's wrong" I asked in my most sincere, mothering, good night voice. "I just cant stop thinking about when you and Daddy and Tucker and Rollin will die." He explained.  We talked for a couple minutes and then switching gears I said "one thing that helps is to make a list or count things in your head, happy things like all the places you would like to visit. Why don't you try to think of all the fun places you would like us all to visit together as a family." He looked at me a little confused. I said "you know, like Holiday World......." Without missing a beat he says "New Jersey..........". It was all I could do to keep a straight face but I am sure my face wasn't hiding my confusion completely. He looked at me and said "just kidding."  We laughed so hard and Tucker who had been on the bottom bunk the entire time began laughing with us.  So fast forward to the next morning, earlier today, I was combing Fynns hair as we waited for the school bus and I asked him if he had thought of anymore places he would like to visit. He said "mostly places you have to take an airplane to, like  Paris and Chinese".

Friday, August 9, 2013

Waitin' on a Bus

As the bus pulled up, 35 minutes late today, a little girl with french braid pigtails stuck her head out the back window of the bus. She was waving and shouted "Rollin!! Rollin we got a new bus!! "  I'm so glad they are making friends! Also while we were waiting Fynn said "good maybe we won't have to go to school today" and tucker responded "what? why I want to go.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


We got home from a late baseball game tonight so I immediately had the boys get ready for bed while I scrambled to get their beds remade from washing all the sheets today. While I was in Tuckers room I could hear Fynneus and Rollin in their room changing into pj's and I couldn't help but laugh to myself when I heard this.........

Rollin: "ah smell the glory!"
Fynn: "feast your eyes!"

Of course I couldn't see them as I was in the other room but I had a pretty good image in my mind of what was happening! I'm sure you do too now!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Today 3-28-2013

These things happened today:

Fynneus fell backwards into a creek.

Tucker helped pull him out.

Rollin threw a baseball that hit Tucker in the shin.

Tucker threw a baseball that hit Rollin in the face.

Fynneus kicked the wall. Hard.

Koda fell off a brick wall.

Sucralose sells

This morning I was making sandwiches to take with us to our homeschool co-op outing and I only had rye bread to use because one of the loaves of bread I brought home from the grocery yesterday was, on second look, full of Sucralose.  I told the boys we couldn't eat it because its was full of poison. "What why would anybody put poison in our food" Rollin asked. Tucker answered "Because it sells"

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

How Old Do You Think I Am?

Tucker and Fynneus had their first baseball practices tonight and luckily they got moved to the same field.  It went well even though it was really cold. While we were trying to find Fynns' team I stopped a gentleman with a similar sized child and asked if he was on the White Socks team. He said he wasn't sure and while he paused to look through his phone for information another little boy walked up. He proceeded to show me his sweatshirt, his undershirt and his belly. Then he asked "How old do you think I am" but before I could even open my mouth he said "five, I'm five."  "Oh" I said "well how old do you think I am" and another little boy said "what?" I repeated "how old do you think I am?"  The boy tilted his head and said "twenty four!" Of course that made me smile and I told him he was sweet but that I was a little older. Then he tilted his head the other way and said "sixty-six?"  I told him I was thirty one and then both boys began to tell me how old each of their parents were. fort-one, thirty nine, twenty nine,.........and then they played baseball.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

you just go sit and rest

I made dinner tonight for the family.  We had baked talapia, a southwest style salad and quesadillas. As we were all finishing up the boys each thanked me for dinner with such sweetness.Then someone asked what we should do next. I said "I think its sit and watch a movie time." Some of the family really like the idea but Fynneus said "I think we should be the parents and you two should just go sit and rest."   then he said that he and his brothers, to their dismay, would clean up the kitchen and bring us desert!  I said "I don't think we really have anything for desert" and Fynn immediately replied in the sweetest voice "oh we'll find something. Now as I sit here and write this I can hear klinking and clanking and water running and whispering and plans brewing for a "show" a "breakdancing show".

Thursday, February 7, 2013