Our Little Boogers

Sharing our lives: two kids, two full-time jobs, one old house, and plenty of love and laughter. And baseball.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Eating Outside

On the way home after Christmas, we ate outside! This mild weather is nuts! The little guy was pumped, but the baby was hangry.
She perked up after lunch.

Monday, December 28, 2015


The kids got a bunch of puzzles for Christmas (yay!!). We put a big floor puzzle together Sunday night-- it was fun! I can't wait to work through the rest of them.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Dreaming of a Cheeto Christmas

Santa brought Cheetos in the kids' stockings. (He usually brings a snack.) The kids woke up at 3am or so an we told them to get back in bed. The baby wrapped her little body around her bag of Cheetos and fell right back to sleep. Unfortunately, the little dude was bouncing around until well after 4am. Ugh.

We got yet another bag of Cheetos to split on the ride home. Here they are in all their absurd glory:
I also bought wet ones at the gas station to wash their hands and faces.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Sick Day

The baby was up sick last night, so we had a quiet, television-filled day. She even took a nap on me!

The Grinch

We are all fans of the book "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas." Eric read it tonight. It's so intense!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Christmas Outings

We went to see the Nutcracker on Saturday. It was a late night for the kids, but they had a great time. Here's the sleepy little guy when we got home:
And here's the sleeping girl:

Thursday, December 17, 2015


Baby Einsteins was pretty dramatic tonight:
What a cutie!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015


Eric has been really good about exercising every morning. I've been jogging with a neighbor a couple of days a week, but am planning to join him on my "off" days. The kids grabbed some weights and did the video with us this morning.
I love their exercise clothes (especially her shoes)!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Spot It!

The kids and I played a rousing game of Spot It! after dinner tonight. They played against me so they could help each other. It was really sweet!
Thanks for the game, Chick Fil-A kids meals.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Kitchen Help

I've been making chocolate chip cookies every week so we have something sweet for our lunches. It's not that much work, and the kids take turns helping me.
What a little cheese-ball!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Future Paleontologist

Our babysitter got the little guy a really cute Christmas present-- a plaster dinosaur skull that contains an entire skeleton! He got to chip it out with excavation tools.
He had a blast! (Eric almost had a heart attack because of the mess...)

Thursday, December 10, 2015


The little guy's Holiday Concert was tonight. His music teacher is amazing. Not only did she teach them four songs, she lead the chorus while standing up and playing the songs on the piano. Wow!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Wasting Time

I had the baby with me when I picked the little guy up from school today. It took us an hour to walk home-- we took a nice detour by the playground.
What a great way to spend an hour!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015


The baby is still insisting on only wearing clothes that are "twirly." She's ridiculous.

And adorable!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Breakfast of Champions?

Saturday morning, Eric and the kids ate breakfast while watching harvesters on Mighty Machines. They're so entranced (and adorably bed-headed)!

Saturday, December 5, 2015


The kids really know how to drive each other crazy, but they do get a long the vast majority of the time. Here they are this morning, sitting in front of the television and watching a show on my phone.

Thursday, December 3, 2015


I bought the kids these cute little wooden gingerbread house kits the other day. Real gingerbread houses gross me out-- they are such roach magnets! Yuck. These, though, are super cute!
The kids had a great time making them.
The little dude even put together a backdrop made out of construction paper for the houses to sit on.

Monday, November 30, 2015

How lovely are your branches

After we got the tree back and in place on Saturday night, I strung the lights and Emily and the kids decorated it before Grandma and Gramps left. I think they enjoyed watching the little ones get excited for Christmas. Here is the kindergartener in front of the fully lit tree this morning before school.

It's always nice to ready for Christmas.

O come, Thou Day-Spring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death's dark shadow put to flight.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

O Christmas Tree

We took my parents to go pick out a Christmas tree at the same farm we went to last year. It was fun! The little guy is old enough to read all the cheesy Christmas jokes himself.
The baby had clothing on her lower half this year.
My mom had a nice time AND offered good advice on swag selection.
And my dad and the little dude only almost clotheslined one person with the measuring pole.
All in all, I'd say it was a huge success!

Friday, November 27, 2015


We had a fun party today, and the little guy put a really sweet welcome sign by the front door.
He also put some less sweet instructions below it:
That kid just cracks me up!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

More Pizza!

We had a pizza picnic again tonight, and I ordered a large. We ate the whole thing (with help from my parents). The baby brought the empty box in and said "there's no more!"

Monday, November 23, 2015

Birthday Money

The little one ended up with $13 after her birthday, so we went to the store this afternoon to buy a puppy.
A pretend puppy, of course!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Getting bigger!

The kids had physicals this week, and the baby is on the growth curve (yay!!). In related news, the three of us ate an entire medium pizza tonight!
I was planning on leftovers!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Christmas Already?

After dinner we dropped by a local shopping center for a Christmas festival. There were lights, acrobats, bands, and free cookies!

We only bought a new table runner for Thanksgiving, but we had a nice time.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Art Project

Nana sent the baby the cutest art kit for her birthday. It's a set of instructions and supplies for handprint art. Each kid made one this evening (because the baby wanted to do homework like her brother, and then he wanted to do art like his sister).
A bunny and an alien.
How cute are those pictures! And Nana, if we remember, they'll be on their way to you this weekend.

Monday, November 16, 2015


It's fairly official: we don't have any babies in our house. The highchair has been converted to a booster, we don't have bottles or sippy cups or diapers, and the baby turned 3!!
That's right, the little peanut below has turned into a three-year-old.
 After opening presents, she strong-armed her uncle into joining her at a tea party. He was thrilled.
(The poor guy probably thought he was done with that when I outgrew tea parties! Bless him.)

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Busy and Boring

Our day-to-day has been pretty boring lately, but still busy. Sorry for falling so behind on posting! I'll post about the baby's 3rd birthday soon. I can't believe she's so big!!

We had a great weekend with my brother and sister-in-law, and I'll put up some pictures of that soon, too.

This afternoon we took advantage of the gorgeous weather to play baseball in the yard. The boys played while the baby and I spectated. The little guy told her it was her turn to bat, and she said "but I'm sitting!" Ha! I'm so proud.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Public schools were closed today, so I took the day off and hung out with the little dude. We got to meet Eric for lunch-- it was fun!
Don't tell the baby, though-- she stayed at daycare. It'll be her turn soon.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Photog and Fashionista

It's been well documented that the boy loves to photograph things. Sometimes inanimate objects. Often times in rapid succession to where he's actually making a motion picture (if the object actually had some motion, but, on second thought, he usually provides the motion himself). One thing he loves to do most recently is take selfies that usually include an emotional face; sometimes happy, sometimes super excited. Yesterday he decided he was sad. (Nice photobomb, me!)

The other one is insisting on dressing herself.      Everyday.     Maybe she's on the cutting edge of some couture trend, but I highly doubt it. Don't know that we will be seeing long sleeve printed shirts under patterned tanks with leggings and trainers walking down a Paris runway anytime soon, but she's happy and (I'm told) that's what matters!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Photogenic family

The kids and I took a couple of selfies tonight while Eric was at bible study. Aren't we a photogenic bunch?

Wednesday, November 4, 2015


I know this is a little late, but we had a great Halloween. Our neighborhood had a party, then we ate dinner with some friends and trick-or-treated together. Here we are!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Dressed for Work

The baby borrowed one if Eric's ties yesterday so she could go to work.
She's so chic!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Craft Overload

We were running low on art supplies, so the kids and I dropped by Michael's this afternoon. They each got a little fall wreath kit-- felt leaves to glue on a cardboard circle. I didn't read the instructions at the store, but each kit makes four! Whoops! 
They had a great time putting them together, though.
Now, what to do with all of these wreaths?

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Books Galore!

We need to start writing some thank you notes for all the awesome books the little dude got for his birthday. We are already enjoying them!
He was brushing his teeth during the first reading of this one, but was there for the two nightly Captain Underpants chapters.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Happy 6th Birthday and Durham Bulls Part II

My little guy turned 6 today. The first thing he said this morning?

"I can't wait to be 7!"

What?!?  Don't wish it away too fast there little man. You'll be 36 before you know it.

Here are some pictures from today and some more pictures from the Bulls Fan Fest.
Somebody is $6 old!
I'm a mean dad. I made him read all his cards himself!
Before school with his favorite new book. "Captain Underpants"
Having a nice game of catch with his daddy and Pops.
Getting ready to bat.

No funny quips tonight. Just feeling lots of love for my little guy, who is growing up so fast. He's getting so big, but he's still so little. I love you little man. Thanks for expanding my world and enlarging my heart. You will be something amazing one day. I take that back... you already are.