Friday, December 30, 2011

Gutter book shelf.

I love Pintrest and the unending ideas you can find! Who knew, gutter book shelves! Genius!!!

4 months

4 months.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

What a day...

We started off by saying, "We are not going to the Please Touch Museum". Day two of the visit the six year old had us planning a trip to the Please Touch Museum. Why are we such suckers?

We planned out the day, get up early, get ready, pack car, let kids eat breakfast on the way there. Stay till lunch time then head home. Maybe stopping at Chick-filet in Cherry Hill for lunch.

Reality: left the house at 10:30. (not bad for us) Well, let me start over. We walked out of the house at 10:30. I put my two in the car. Erin got one kid in her car while the other ran over to the largest water puddle you've even seen and proceeded to jump as fast and as high as he could...

So after assessing the situation, it was determined that Luke had to have another pair of shoes. I offered to let Luke where Ws rain boots but Erin said she was not taking her kid to the PTM looking like a dork! Haha

We load back up and off we go to Olly kids shoes in Mt Laurel. Three pairs of shoes, a winter coat and a full hour later we are back in the cars. We begin driving down 38 only to realize Dustin is no longer happy! He wants to eat and he wants to eat right now. Right now Mommy. I am going to die if you don't feed me... Hungry! We stop at Chick-filet in Cherry Hill. Erin goes through the drive through and gets chicken nuggets for the kids, who are now hungry, and I requested a large jumbo IV bag of diet coke. As she is in the drive though, I am climbing into the back seat to feed Dustin. He is screaming with big ol'tears running down his face. It would have broken your heart! While I am nursing him, Wyatt is out of his seat and climbing around the Durango. I am suspicious of his behavior and am confirmed when he announces proudly. "Mommy I poopy". Awesome! I am holding sweet Dustin who for some reason is starting to squirm and act uncomfortable. I sit him up to burp. I hear rip, squirt, bubble, Bubble, toot, toot and smell it. Yep, major poop storm out of Dustin! It's everywhere! Wardrobe change, diaper change and I had to do a partial bath with baby wipes because I got poop on his face and neck when trying to change his clothes! Oh that poor baby!! Erin opens the door to pass me the diet coke! Thank you!!! Then we heard a loud THUNK! A tree branch fell on the Durango! I'm not kidding. A six foot long pine tree branch crashed onto the Durango then tumbled down, and landed in-between the Durango and Erin's car. Wyatt screamed a tree fell on us! Erin and I both screamed then laughed hysterically! As Paul said, "Erin, you could have been killed or worse".

We made it to the PTM by about 1:30. We pulled up and there were more cars at PTM than I'd ever seen! I knew it would be crowed but it was packed!! Out of frustration I said, "I just want to hit my head on a wall!" Then I heard the sweet concerned voice in the back seat say, "no Mommy, don't hit your head, be careful". Oh Wyatt!! I love you! Mommy won't hit her head, I'll be careful.

The museum was packed but fun! We played and played but, before we could leave we had to do the Merry go Round. W had never been on the Merry go round at PTM and I knew he would love it. So, we all got on together. I didn't think I would be able to go because I had Dustin, but at the last minute I realized I could hold Dustin and Wyatt together on a horse and ride. Perfect! Too bad I had to pee! Oh well, it would have to wait. We get on and I strapped the boys together and we start to spin. "Yippee", I told them! "Hold on". It was got a little hot. I didn't feel good. I hoped the Merry go Round wouldn't go any faster! I was starting to feel the feeling I feel when I know I'm going to pass out. It wasn't good. I told Erin to switch me places. I went and stood by Luke. I started at the floor boards. I started to feel better. I hugged sweet Luke. Erin held onto my kids. The Merry go Round began to slow down. Whew. I made it. I didn't pass out. I realized I was hungry, I had to pee, I was hot. We sat down ate lunch, I went to the bathroom and took off my sweater. I guess I need to be more careful. I was so disappointed in myself for letting my sugar get too low and my blood pressure too high! All I had eaten where three doughnut holes, a large coffee and a few sips of my diet coke and it was 3:30!!! No wonder I thought I was going to pass out! Oh and I'd fed Dustin twice!

Eating was amazing. Best food I'd ever had. I was obviously starved! Luke was getting board, tired and antsy. He was out of his seat and dancing in any space he could find. At one point I looked over to see him running on the heat registers! He stopped momentarily to sit down, but not at our table. He found a nice Indian family dress in traditional attire and sat down right next to the grandma!! There is the sweet little granny sitting down with her family and Luke beside her slapping the tables and shaking his head! I physically removed him from that situation.

Time to head home. 5:30 driving through Philly traffic. Need I say more?

We get home. I'm so thankful to be home. I start dinner. The Sir is home he is playing with the boys. Erin stopped at Starbucks so she is a few minutes later getting home. When she does get home, Beth comes running in the door yelling, "Mommy popped the tire". Erin came in and said she thought she had been shot at! Then she realized the car tire popped! We don't know or understand exactly when it happened.

But, what we do know Is that before we left that morning during our breakfast prayers we prayed for safety. Id say prayers fully answered. We are were safe.

Saturday, December 24, 2011


I made (kinda) these cupcakes for a baby shower. Here is the secret!
1. Buy Hostess cupcakes
2. peel the icing off and throw it away
3. Make your own icing and pipe it on
4. Top with sprinkles

Semi homemade ;)

Baby shower

I was able to host a baby shower a few weeks ago. It was small shower with just a few girls. We had soups and cupcakes. Hope you like the sneak peak at the decorations.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas cards

Another photo shoot. Another FAIL.

Christmas card

Yelling at Gertie to "get out".

Christmas Cards

Gertie joining the photo shoot.

Christmas cards

Christmas cards

What is Wyatt yelling about?

Christmas cards

I've not sent out Christmas cards. I thought maybe I could get a cute picture, upload at Walmart and send something out by the first of the year... Don't count on it.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Best Friends we'll always be...

After almost four months we finally got these two boys together! Best Buds!!

Borax snowflakes

W and I made Borax snowflakes. Thank you Pintrest!

Pint size canning jar
1/3 cup borax
Boiling water
Add a pipe cleaning
Mix and wait over night

In the morning...wa-la snowflakes!



Saturday, December 17, 2011


Tomato cages wrapped in lights! Keeping it classy :)

Merry Christmas

The Sir went on a trip and the little Mc's and I went to Ohio. When we returned home it was the middle of December and we didn't have any of our decorations. (everything was in storage). We got creative this year and did a few things different. Hope you enjoy checking out what we've been up too!

Merry Christmas

I needed a new wreath, but you know I hate to spend $$. So, I took three so-so wreaths and made one that I'm happy with.

Wreath one: deer horn wreath
Wreath two: old Walmart wreath
Wreath three: ok it wasn't really a wreath. It is a howdy star sign and ting
Ting (which I did steal from an old arrangement)

Merry Christmas!

Ribbon card holder

This idea is right off HGTV. Thank you!


Thank you to my friend Laura for introducing me to Pottery Barn Kids Outlet and the possibility of finding amazing deals.

These stockings were 50% off original price then another 50% off that price. So, yes I did pay 4 dollars for a stocking!!! And, I did splurge and buy six.


Our Christmas tree this year. A felt tree with removable ornaments. I made the ornaments with wrapping paper, glue and felt. Wyatt has enjoyed decorating and redecorating this tree.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

New hair cut

W is teaching me how to take pictures.

New haircut

Smarty pants

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Disney Cruise

The boys loved the fountains at Castaway Cay. It was a beautiful day!

Disney Cruise

We had an amazing opportunity to go on a Disney Cruise with my family. It was AWESOME!!!! I'm not over exaggerating when I say, Hands Down best vacation I've ever been on. This is pirate night. I believe I'm saying "Shiver me timbers".

Three months!

Can you believe this baby is already three months old? I can't! He is such a joy. He is smiling but has only giggled for uncle Paul and cousin Beth. I guess Mommy just isn't that funny.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The situation

Four pack of...cinnamon rolls.

Happy with my boys

Not happy anymore

Stroller ride to sleepy time

11 weeks

11 weeks

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

True brotherly love

25 months

My sweet boy and his Ernie.

Failed attempt

Brother picture... Failed!

5 weeks

5 weeks

Monday, September 26, 2011

Four weeks

Three weeks


A little story

This occurred several days ago, but i wanted to share it with you! I'll have to say, I never really got upset at the situation. I wouldn't do anything differently. I love my boys dearly and I think this is just how life will be the next few years. Hope you get a laugh.

Last night I got four hours sleep. I wanted to take a nap today, but the kids ended up not napping at the same time. So, once Wyatt woke up I decided to go to Target. I needed to get out of the house. Enjoy some retail therapy and get a frappé from McDonalds. Also, I figured at least Dustin would sleep in the car. Except, I didn't count on Wyatt yelling "wake up Dustin" the whole way to target. I was so frustrated with him! Dustin indeed woke up and cried the whole way to Target. I told Wyatt if he didn't use a quiet voice then he'd get boomed. (boomed=whipped) Well, he just got louder! Yelling at Dustin and being so silly about it. Even laughing after yelling at Dustin to wake up and yelling "no Wyatt, no yelling". It was
ridiculous. But I told him he'd get boomed so I had to follow through! Breaks my heart but once at Target I got him out of his car seat, reminded why he was getting boomed and whipped his little butt (just one pop). He momentarily whimpered then I hugged and kisses that crazy kid.

At Target Dustin finally fell back asleep but Wyatt wouldn't sit his but down in the cart. Where else was I going to put him. He cant walk beside the cart yet and the didn't jaw double kid carts at Target. He was yelling and crying saying, " no mommy no mommy!!!" After several warnings, informing him he had to sit down or he was going to get a boom. I boomed him again right in the middle of the aisle. He finally sat down but still crying uncontrollably as I head to the check out. With all the commotion, Dustin wakes up and starts crying too. I feel like a full freight train of ridiculously loud crying.

At the cash register. Wyatt stops crying to help unload the groceries. He is such a good little helper.

Then on the way home they take turns loosing it! Dustin is crying because he hasn't slept in five hours and Wyatt is crying because he dropped his paci and kept telling me to take my seat buckle off to get it!

I told him I wasn't going to take my seat buckle off. He promptly replied with "daddy get it" haha

Then when we were almost home he realized he didn't get a pretzel that I had told him we'd get. I felt so bad but, I honestly forgot! He lost it again! "Ahhh where'd my pretzel??"

But still got stuff I needed and glad I went :) silly Boys!!

Oh yes people were staring and some sweet lady loaded my groceries while I put the kids in the car! Bless her heart!!!

In hindsight, Wyatt must not have taken a nap, and Dustin had a dirty diaper during the car ride home. My poor boys were just not having a good day. I am sure better days will come. :)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

2 weeks

I regret not ever getting professional newborn pictures of Wyatt taken. So, I asked my very talented neighbor and professional photographer Christina Watkins to take pictures of Dustin. I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome! Hope you like them too :)

2 weeks

2 weeks

2 weeks

2 weeks

Paps Birthday Song

We obviously aren't the best singers, but our hearts were in it!

Happy Birthday Pap!
Please play some Alabama followed by Garth Brooks then grab a burrito at the gas station and have a Happy Birthday! We love you and can't wait to see you soon!

Love, M family of Four :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Two weeks

Too sleepy for pictures, and two weeks old.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


One day when I was 39 weeks pregnant I ran into another preggo Mom at the pool. We were both chasing our two year olds around and struck up a conversation do to our like figures. She had a much larger belly than I did. But, I was also much taller. I asked her when she was due. Our conversation went like this:
Me: When are you due?
Her: Middle of Oct, but they'll probably induce me early, when are you due?
Me: oh next week
Her: What?!? you are so tiny!
Me: yeah, the doctors don't know what's wrong with him...

Then I promptly left, I didn't want her to feel bad for having a bigger belly. And I felt guilty that I lied! I am such a big fat lier! As if I was having a dwarf baby or something! Well we didn't have a un-normally small baby. He was a healthy 8 lbs 3.7 oz!

Hospital pictures