Thursday, July 30, 2015

29 Summer Parenting Hacks

Back to the grind today!  Kids had fun on their last night at the little amusement park.  I randomly bumped into someone from high school while there -- such a small world. 

In other news I came across these great tips for summer parenting hacks.  Love the popsicle tip!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

37 Things You Will Regret When You Are Old

Someone posted this article on facebook today listing 37 things you will regret when you are old.

Vacation is nearing the end.  Yesterday we went to a small water park, out to dinner then I stayed home with the little guy in the evening while the rest of the gang went to watch my big boy boogie boarding....he did great!

Today was a beach day.  After 2 hours my middle guy had to go to the bathroom so that ended that for me.  Then I went back to pick up my littlest and the three of us went shopping. Picked up some new candle holders for the house.  Now they are resting while the other two are still at the beach.

Hopefully we'll get home before rush hour so I can get the house in order and get the laundry going.  Just ordered Fresh Direct so no trip to the grocery store for milk, fruit, etc. for me - yay!

Sunday, July 26, 2015


Finally "vacation" has arrived.  Putting it in quotes because 3 kids ain't no vacation no matter where you are. ;)

The day before vacation work was complete insanity.  We also had two families come over that night for a pizza/pool party which was rescheduled from the prior week due to rain.  I bumped into someone on my way to work that day and wound up inviting that family too so we had 8 adults and 10 kids was a blast!

Next morning kids went to camp and I packed us up.  We got to the beach house late afternoon and friends of ours joined a few hours later.  After dinner we took the kids to the little amusement park in the evening - so fun.  Yesterday and today cooked up breakfast at home, packed lunch in the cooler and hung out at the beach all day....well, except for me. :)  The little guy usually is done after 2 hours so he and I head back.  He naps and I am doing everything possible to organize/delete the 3k+ emails in my inbox!

It's around 3:30 now and everyone is getting showered and ready for an early dinner, mini golf and then our friends hit the road to go home.  We'll have 3 more days here.

Monday, July 20, 2015


Busy weekend with my little men.  Haircuts, Minions movie and lots of pool time on Saturday.

Yesterday I took them with me to my personal training session.  My little guy told me I scared him when I was boxing....bonus!  I also took them all to get my nails done and my middle guy let them cut/clean his nails and toes and littlest let them do his toes only.  My oldest wouldn't have any part of it. :)

Two things I want to capture - the other day my youngest came down with toothpaste on his arm. I said what happened?  He said "Harrison".  First time ever he said his big bro's name correctly -- he usually prounces it "haz-in". 

Also yesterday I took them to dinner and my middle one wanted cheese for his pasta.  He turns around and hollers to a table some distance away "can you pass me the cheese??".  They ignored him so he turns to me annoyed and said "no one in armpit land is listening to me".  :)  Ah, kids.

Kickin' it old school today with this tune.   Happy Monday!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Who is in your room?

Found this interesting article which talks about the correlation between the company you keep and the quality of your life. 

Looking forward to a low-key weekend.  Hopefully me and my little men can hit up the movies and spend some good time playing/relaxing in the backyard.


Saturday, July 11, 2015

School Back Packs

Just bought personalized rolling backpacks and lunchboxes for September.  :)  I was very unhappy with the pottery barn ones I bought this past year -- decals fell off, seams shredded.  The first time I bought a backpack and lunchbox for my oldest it was worth the money because it lasted him 3 years. 

This time I am trying Lands End and hope they will last a few years (forever would be even better!).
Now through July 15th use promotion code SUNSHINE and pin 1220 and get 25% off and free shipping.

Outside now enjoying the nice day. Looking forward to a 40th birthday party later.  Billy Baldwin was apparently invited (really!), but is in Canada working so cant make it. :)