Friday, December 31, 2010


(i am stealing the blog title from , if you dont follow her you are missing out on all sorts of awesomeness.)

This being the last day of 2010 and a brand spanking new year right around the corner - I feel compelled to write a post about the person I want to be in 2011. Kelle inspired me to adopt the mantra - I am capable. I am capable of being the kind of mother that I want my children to have. I am capable of embracing thier childhood and making it special, even magical because I want them to have those memories and experiences. I need not to worry what other mothers are doing or if they are judging me because I let my son run barefoot in the park chasing squirrels or worry that someone might care that my laundry isn't done and there are dirty dishes in the sink because I choose to take the kids to the beach or spend the afternoon playing with chalk in the backyard. I want to be able to admit that I dont care if the playroom floor is barely visible because Dash has gotten every single toy out - it's a playroom and he is a kid. If he wants to hop like a bunny the entire way from Macy's to The Gap - I'm going to let him no matter how long it takes because he is happy which means I am happy. Life is too short and childhood even shorter to dwell on the messes - I am going to just clean them up and go on with our day. There will be no crying over spilled milk or yelling over broken jelly jars. I am incredibly lucky that I get to spend these years with them - I get to help form them into the men they will be one day. I want to suck the marrow out of this year - I want to be a better mother, a better wife and a better person and i know that I am capable of doing it.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! It's hard to believe another year is over -- it seems like just weeks ago I was finding out I was pregnant and now I have an almost 5 month old laying on my chest. what a busy year!

We have all been sick the last couple weeks - Mackey ended up spending one night in the hospital to recieve IV fluids. He is doing much better - but it is scary when you hear that they are admitting you. It means that your little man is really sick - poor baby. He took the IV like a man - smiled and coo'ed the whole time they were putting it in. He lost a little weight so he is probably around 11.5lbs now - still just a little guy.

Dash has been getting all four molars at one time and therefore is the crankiest toddler on the block --- some days he is pretty much unbearable to be around. I think i would rather hear a infant cry 20 hours straight then hear a 2 year old whine for 3 hours in a row.

a certain 2 year old is whining now - wanting something to eat even though in the last 2 hours he was eaten 3 eggs, 2 pancakes, an apple and cookie.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

its been forever...

i havent blogged in months ---- life goes on, it gets busy and things get forgotten. maybe i will start blogging again but maybe not. In the last few months - we have fallen in love w/ a little bald man.

Mack is 4 months old and finally on the growth charts - he is 12lbs 4 oz, in the 3rd percentile and he is 25 inches long, which is 75th percentile. basically he is a tall and skinny green bean that has stolen my heart!!

He sleeps better than any parent can dream - all night, every night and throughout most of the day too!!

Dash is adjusting and has definetly entered his terrible 2's. This week has been a challenge but we are surviving. Even when he is driving me insane - I still just want to hug and kiss him bc he is too cute! Do any parents have any idea what they are doing - bc we definetly do not. Sometimes I just want to smack myself bc i hear myself saying things to dash that I swore I would never say to my kid. (ex "b/c I said so"). I just hope we don't mess these boys up too much!!