Friday, September 30, 2011


 Thursdays are our play date days.  When Link woke up yesterday morning, I noticed he had a fever.  I was so worried that he would be disappointed when I told him the friends weren't coming over.  I knew he was REALLY sick when he said, "Fine!  We are not going anywhere today!  I got a cold!"
After taking some motrin, watching lots of movies, and "resting" he's back to good.  He still has a runny nose and he says, "I NEED A TISSUE!" forty-two times a day, but he's feeling much better!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Mommy, I am going to go outside and look at those things. 
Hmmmm....let me get a closer look.
Ahhhhh!  Mommy, those are mushrooms!!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011


These past few months have brought on so many changes for our big guy!  Thursday, he lost his second front tooth!  He actually forgot about the tooth fairy all together.  We reminded him this morning and he rushed to check under his pillow.
He is sooooo close to riding his bike independently.  He just needs a little bit of help getting it started.
He's reading like a maniac!!!  Yesterday morning, we went to the library and he went straight for the non-fiction books to get books on snakes.  I limited him to three.  We went out for lunch and the entire time he was eating he was reading one of his books!  Crazy!!!
He is IN LOVE with soccer.  Yesterday was his second game, and he was crazy about it!  We need to work on his confidence with the sport and he will just take off!
In two weeks my fella will be seven years old!  I can't believe it! 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Date night

 Friday night, these two awesome friends kept
 these two crazy monkeys

so that we could spend a much needed night enjoying dinner without hearing, "MOMMMMYYYY."
We hope that Aaron and Danielle will let us watch their baby Cooper when they need a night out!

First Game

 The boys had their FIRST soccer game today! 
I am not sure if I had more fun or the fellas?
This is  Link's teammate, Daniel.  These two had an instant connection within the first minute of practice last week.  Today, they were stuck like glue.  During the first break, they came up and told me that they were the bad guys and the blue team were the good guys!

 Since their games are at the exact same time every week, Nate and I decided to switch at half time.  WOW!!!! I went to watch Ethan's team and boy was it a different level of play!!!
 I think once Ethan becomes a little more confident with the rules of the game, he will do great!
 He did such a great job of hustling out there!
He seemed to really enjoy it!

I took some video.  Check it out on Youtube.

Ethan's game 
Link and Daniel
Link's game
Link's game

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Link starts soccer

Link started soccer this week!

He needed some major encouragement to get started.

I think he got tired.  It was hot.  He also got bored.

His coach gave them a break to talk about good sportsmanship about halfway through the practice.  He was chatting with the boy next to and she asked him to be quiet.  Then, he gave her "the look."  Fortunately, he got a second wind and finished STRONG!  

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Now that I am home, the mornings have been so much more relaxed.  Everyone is getting a lot more rest!  They little guys get to sleep until 7:00 am.  I can make them breakfast if they want it.  Nate can take his time getting out of the house.  The best part....we don't have to hear "Take a bite Link."  That boy is a SLOW eater!!!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Think they should mow????

 The way our neighborhood is set up, only one side of the street has sidewalks.  Unfortunately, it's the other side of the street. 
 I went to the office today to ask if they could mow the undeveloped lots.  She said she would check. 
In the meantime, I guess I will just make sure I don't dress the kids in green.  I wouldn't want to lose them!

Monday, September 12, 2011


My crazy boys!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Too fast

We've heard time and time again that our time here in Montgomery will go by so fast. This weekend seemed to prove it! I can't believe it's already Sunday evening.
The weather was just perfect this weekend and we tried to take advantage of it. We had dinner with friends, went to the zoo, and enjoyed a moving 9/11 service at church this morning.
Time slow down!!!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Soccer practice

Ethan had his first soccer practice tonight. His team is called the Bulldogs. He was so excited about the name. Mainly because "those are the dogs with the spike collars."

He did pretty good tonight. I think that the learning curve for soccer may be much better than for basketball.

Link's 1st practice is Tuesday. I can NOT wait to see how that goes. Nate tried to keep him busy tonight. They kicked the soccer ball all over. I notice this and take a picture. Come to find out, he bit his tongue. My first thought was "How in the world did he do that."
Tonight, I was looking through my pictures and saw this one......with his tongue wagging out!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Best of both worlds

Once we got home, the fellas couldn't WAIT to get the light sabers out. Link rushed to put his trusty eye patch on!A little Jedi Pirate fighting????

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Labor day weekend

The Leaps took over the Brogan's house this weekend! My children fell in love with Morgan and Conner. We barely saw them all weekend because they played in Morgan's room the whole time.Of course, it wouldn't be a weekend to the beach without a little tropical depression.
There was a small break in the storm bands Saturday morning. Nate and I quickly grabbed the kids and headed to the beach. We "thought" that the kids could dig in the sand and splash in the water for a little bit. What we didn't think about were the 20-30 mile an hour winds. The sand started stinging their little legs. The three little ones started crying and screaming. I saw Link's shoe flying down the beach. He had kicked them off because they were sandy. Nate, Conner, and I got the giggles so bad. We stayed about five minutes and made a mad dash back to the car.
Thank goodness we were with great company this weekend and didn't need NO STINKING BEACH!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Easy Peasy!

Our mornings start here at 7:00. For 45 minutes, we eat, make lunch, brush teeth, get dressed, put shoes on, and rush out the door. Link and I are home at 8:00 and from 8-3:30 our day is NICE! Link is the easiest going kid! I don't have to ask him to do anything more than once. He is snuggly and lovely.....pretty much awesome.
We get E baby in the car at 3:35 and.......let's just say it's not so easy peasy anymore! I started a Bible Study this week and I am hoping to learn some major tips to make my not so easy peasy boy a little more content with this pretty good life he has!