Counterfeit Money

May 8, 2015 in Blake, Blakeisms - No Comments

The tooth fairy paid another visit to our house this week and it reminded me of the first time a tooth was lost. Blake was beyond thrilled about his dollar bill that he received under his pillow. A few nights later, he proudly walked upstairs to show me that he…

First Grade Spelling

January 26, 2015 in Blake, Blakeisms - No Comments

Lately, Blake has been bringing home books that he writes during his free time at school. They are usually about his family and I love them so much. Translation: Finn smiles a lot. He is a good baby. I love him. I make him smile. I play with him everyday….

The Babymoon is Over

October 2, 2014 in Blakeisms, Finn, Motherhood, Troy - No Comments

Troy had the last two weeks off work for paternity leave. It was, in a word, divine. Maybe it wasn’t quite as heavenly as when we shipped the older two boys off to their grandparents’ house for ten days when newborn baby #3 entered our world. But since school made…

Pure Childhood

September 8, 2014 in Birthdays, Blakeisms, iphoneography - 1 Comment

Troy figured we better include the boys in some of my birthday celebrations because they get more excited about birthdays than anyone. Especially considering they were completely left out for the first few phases. In fact, Blake in particular was devastated when the limo pulled away without him in it….


Our first port of call was Grand Cayman.  Now that is some clear water. We all brought our own snorkeling gear, so we did a little shore snorkeling. I feel like pictures can never capture how vibrant all the colors are on the ocean floor. Grand Cayman’s seven mile beach…


After months of trying to take Blake’s beloved raggedy “nie-night” away from him, we finally succeeded. Even though his lovey was falling apart so much that I could barely wash it anymore without half of the batting falling out, I have to admit that I became a little sentimental when…