A boy and the dump

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My boys love going to the dump. The dump means riding in grandpa’s truck and maybe getting out of the vehicle to unload junk.

Cooper especially loves the dump. It’s boy time. Dad and grandpa time. Time to do what he does best. Be stinky. Just kidding. But seriously, that boy LOVES the dump. And yesterday his dump dreams came true.

He got to drive the dozer. For real. He pushed around junk. He was in love! Coop loves the dump and the dump loves him:-)

I predict that one day this dump-loving dude will be paid for pushing around crap.

I predict that one day this dump-loving dude will be paid for pushing around crap.

Just a Saturday night

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Have you ever went to your favorite pizza place and crammed five kids and two adults into a booth that seats four? We have and we did tonight. #worthit

We love Zoey’s pizza. It is a unique little pizza parlor that serves a fantastic Chicago deep dish. So when mama gets hungry for some pizza, daddy always says yes to Zoey’s.

Anyway, we crammed our little family into the wooden booth and were enjoying dinner when the baby used her tentacle like arms (the way she waves and grabs stuff is nothing short of octopus-like talent) and grabbed Garrett’s beer and dumped it all over her sweet little self. She cried. I laughed. #truestory And since I am a seasoned mother (and of course plan for the unexpected), I did not bring the diaper bag or a change of clothes for nary a child. Nada. Nothing. I had wipes and diapers. But no clothes because I am awesome and am always prepared for the unexpected.

Since our pizza had just come to the table we undressed her (we didn’t want our sweet daughter smelling like a bar) and wrapped her tightly in her blanket and enjoyed dinner like nothing ever happened and then we tipped our server really well (because we want to be welcomed back).

Spring break

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Last week was our very first spring break. The weather was perfect and we had tons planned to do! Not only did the kids get to play outside and with friends but I got to hang out with friends (I stayed out until 10pm three nights last week…I was living life on the wild side). Aside from a nasty sinus infection (thanks to adult-onset allergies (I am officially getting old!)), the week was a good one!

Coop got ahold of my phone.

Coop got ahold of my phone.

We went on lots of walks and Nora enjoyed her new view in the stroller.

We went on lots of walks and Nora enjoyed her new view in the stroller.

Garrison turned two and spends part of his day on the ground pouting.

Garrison turned two and spends part of his day on the ground pouting.

The kids got haircuts.

The kids either got haircuts or are part wolf.

Nora got her wubbanubs in the mail.

Nora got her wubbanubs in the mail.

Crappy foto Sunday???

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It’s crappy photo Sunday because it’s not Friday.

We were missing our friend, so we ate peanut butter toast:-)

We were missing our friend, so we ate peanut butter toast:-)

We love trampolines! Inside and out!

We love trampolines! Inside and out!

We have floors!!!!!

We have floors!!!!!

And that's how I feel about losing an hour of sleep.

And that’s how I feel about losing an hour of sleep.

That's how I feel about Mondays too.

That’s how I feel about Mondays too.

And that's how I feel about losing an hour of sleep.

And that’s how I feel about losing an hour of sleep.

REAL mom Wednesday

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You know you are a REAL mom when…

*Last week you tried to at least get out of your pajamas and brush your teeth before the floor guy came and by day five you greeted him wearing pjs and an old t-shirt with coffee breath.

Our house has been in construction mode for over two weeks. I don’t care what people think of me but at the same time I like to look alive and well when strangers enter my house (sweat pants and a washed face suffice). But Bruce has been at our house from dawn until dusk and I frankly could care less what I look like, I am just ready for my dining room table to actually be in the dining room and for our couch to not be right at the top of the stairs.

Crappy foto Friday

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I have missed sooooooo many Fridays lately. Last week we were all sick and this week we have the craziness of getting new flooring. I managed to take minimal photos but at least you can get a glimpse of what this week has been like.

New floors!!!!!! They still aren't finished but it is getting there!

New floors!!!!!! They still aren’t finished but it is getting there!

All our furniture in one room.

All our furniture in one room.

The start of dirty living.

The start of dirty living.

Eating breakfast in the basement because we had no table upstairs to eat on.

Eating breakfast in the basement because we had no table upstairs to eat on.

We call this after-nap hair plus needing a hair cut BAD.

We call this after-nap hair plus needing a hair cut BAD.