Monday, September 15, 2014


Lack of blog posts sure is not due to lack of events going on...!

Last Thursday we celebrated Ethan's 5th Birthday at Chuck E Cheese!

Pretty sure that Ethan had the time of his life... 
...and even approved of my interpretation of his cake order...

"The biggest chocolate cake ever, with cupcakes on top!"
Would you believe it's also gluten, egg, and nut free?!!!!

Saturday, we started soccer!

Gavin is in the "Itty Bitty" League for 2-3 year olds.
Gavin had absolutely no interest in playing with his team,
but he loved running through all the soccer fields,
and sitting on his Dadda's shoulders!

Ethan is on in the "Rookies" League for 4-5 year olds.
..and Ethan LOVED it!

He seemed to really get the gist of the game, despite never having played before...
and even had an assist on a goal for his team!

Go Team Lightning!
(Bonus: His coach is an Engineering Grad from KU! Small World!)

Saturday evening, while out with the girls at Wine Club...
Dadda sent Momma some disgusting photos... of Gavin's poop!
He pooped twice on the potty on Saturday night...!!!!!

I guess we're staring potty-training, officially!

Sunday he insisted on wearing his big-boy under-pants...
...and was successful with using the potty two more times!

So yeah - we're still alive around here... and as busy as ever, I guess!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Happy Birthday, Ethan!

Happy Birthday, Ethan!!!!

Today you are 5!


Love you so much.

- Kiss and Hugs,

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Planning a party for a 5 year old...

"Momma, please sit here and tell me again about my party," Ethan requested for about the eighth time since dinner, last night.  He sat on the sofa, legs stretched straight out in front of him, and patted the seat beside him.

As I told him about the plans for his upcoming party at Chuck E Cheese, he held my arm tightly, and smiled.

When I finished, he giggled and jumped off the couch... but I knew he'd be back to ask about the party again before bed... and who knows how many more times before the big day actually gets here.

...and I was worried that I would have nothing to do in preparation for this party - since they take care of the invites, decorations, activities, food, and favors!