Tuesday, December 31, 2013


2013 has been wonderful, especially the summer. 2014 will bring 7- and 5-year-olds, and this momma is not ready for them to be so grown-up. Still, I look forward to what 2014 will bring as I reflect on the numerous happy days and their occasional hiccups that became learning experiences in 2013. Wishing all my blogger friends a very happy and healthy new year!

Monday, December 30, 2013


The boys needed to leave the house today and be active. So, we checked out HiWiRE, the new trampoline park that is very near our home. It was SO fun for all four of us!  We were only there an hour and that was PLENTY.
Ethan looks so tall here (as he is taking a digger)!

The foam pit was like quicksand.  Pretty tough.

Just a sad little hand and foot needing help (and laughing underneath)

always our brave Andrew

Jon is using the force to keep Andrew on the wire

Ethan worked up his courage by the end, too

Two tired little men at the end of the hour

Sunday, December 29, 2013

November Moments

Here's my last round of pics before I can finally clear the memory card and move on in the present day; random November moments.
November 1: 50's day in Ethan's class!

November 11: Dad?!? Wanna play ball?

November 16 gamers

Love/hate gaming relationship

Sweetness on Thanksgiving eve

Ah.... the first of four self-timed Thanksgiving dinner shots showing
just how much it takes to get ONE good photo of this family...



FOUR: Bingo!

Grandma (and Dora) being bad.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Number 700! December Moments

THIS IS POST NUMBER 700!  Just noticed that.  Been blogging since February of 2008. Crazy how time flies.

I've had the time over break to go through some keepers I took before Christmas.  So, here are some random December moments.
Enjoying an 80° December 6 day

Sweet dirty feet

Turned Palmettos into reindeer for about 40 friends and family members (enjoyed it, save the moment I hot-glued my forearm to one of them.... hello, 2nd-degree burn).
Here's some of the crew posing beside a non-decorated tree on December 8.

December 12: Bathtime sweetness

Just a moment during cleaning on December 21 that I wished our shoes would forever descend in size like this. Sigh.

Watching a movie upstairs with friends on December 23 as their parents took in some football downstairs

Friday, December 27, 2013

Day After Christmas 2013

dodging a blast from Buzz's gun

sweet little puppy in focus as blurred boys blast away

Winston's bunker; not a fan of the popping sound of the blasters

random moustache man; remind me to invest in hormone-free milk