7QT: Montana Vacay & Saturday Laughs

- 1 - #Updates - We're in Montana!  On vacation! - So far the only real updates are that the plane rides were good and - We went to a zoo here, which was fun. - My kids played the piano. - My MIL hung out with TR in the morning and let Hobbs and I sleep in!  It was wonderful and I feel like a new person. - We're going to Yellowstone! - It's so pretty here.  <3 - 2 -  Dessert of the Week Brownies and Drumstick Ice Cream - YUM! We had this after our Family Dinner last night. … [Read more...]

7QT: Night Vale, Anniversary, Teddy Bears & More

- 1 - #Updates - We finally got to go out and celebrate our 6th Wedding Anniversary. - We went to Cheesecake Factory because my mother-in-law sent me a gift card for my birthday.  Best ever!! - We've been having a lot of fun outside since the weather's been very nice. - Tootsie Roll sticks his tongue out all the time (as pictured) and we always say "Little Tongue!" when we see it. - He's teething again.  So.  That's the worst. - 2 - Dessert of the Week Cheesecake from Cheesecake … [Read more...]

Glow Sticks, Baby Faces, Coke & other Saturday Laughs

5. Tootsie Roll LOVED the big glow sticks from Auntie Jenn's wedding.  He walked all over the place just swinging them around.  Cupcakes likes them too.  They're even fun when the glow runs out.  What a great wedding! 4. This was the afternoon before my sister's Rehearsal.  We got lunch at Macy's and Jenn treated Cupcakes to some kind of strawberry drink with a chocolate straw. 3. This face. 2. My sister HATES coke.  All pop, really... but she ordered one for me to have in her car on … [Read more...]

Smiles, Hat, Trees & other Saturday Laughs

5. All I have to do is smile at Tootsie Roll and he smiles back at me so big! 4. She bit a "Saint Patrick's Day tree" into her apple. [Shamrock] 3. This is a game we call 'hat'.  He brings me the bowl, I put it on his head and he tries to see it until it falls off and then he picks it up to hand it to me again.  I'm in love with this picture. 2. "Mom why is your face... so close to my face??" 1. He's getting away! Linking up with the Mommyhood Chronicles … [Read more...]

Saturday Laughs: The Hilarious Faces of my Family

5.  My husband is a huge fan of Phantom of the Opera.  We found masks in a hippie store at the mall.  Fun times. 4. TR walked right over to Cupcakes and gave her hugs!  Cupcakes was beside herself!  "MOMMY HE'S GIVING ME HUGS!" 3. Later, at the mall, we found hats.  Here's Cupcakes making a mad face.  She looks straight up gangster! 2. TR has been cuddling things lately!   And even knows what I mean when I tell him to cuddle!  It's ADORABLE! 1. And of course, his smash cake photo … [Read more...]

All the Babies, Sunglasses Swiper & other Saturday Laughs

5. Tootsie Roll stood up using his walkie toy and then practically raced across the room with it.  You can tell by the adorable sounds he's making that he was QUITE proud of himself! Unfortunately, Instagram won't let me embed the video (grr), so if you want to see it you'll have to click this link: Baby Runs Across Room!  Sorry.  But I promise it's worth it! 4. This picture is funny because we were trying so hard to take a family zoo picture... which is tricky when you have to do it … [Read more...]

A Simple, Yet Fun & Inexpensive Outing for Those with Cabin Fever

Do you ever have a day where you just want to GET OUT AND DO SOMETHING FUN?  I was having such a day last week. (Winter in Chicago) However, we are on a very tight budget so we had to find something free or cheap to do.  After a lot of heming and hawing, we landed on going to a mall.  We often go to malls, so we decided to drive a little farther and go to one we hadn't been to in a while. The mall is a simple idea, but we had a GREAT TIME! There was a little play area, and I even let Tootsie … [Read more...]

12 Photos from 2014

I'm happily joining Dwija's 12 Photos from 2014 Link up!  It was VERY difficult to narrow down the pictures of my adorable kids, but here are my favorites from each month.  Enjoy a look back at my wonderful life.  <3 January February March April {Tootsie Roll's Birth Story} May June July August {We bought our first house!} September October November December HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!! What are YOUR 12 best photos of the year? … [Read more...]

7QT: MT Vacay

- 1 - Happy Friday! It's our third day of our vacation in my husband's home state, Montana!  You can follow our adventures on Twitter and Instagram under the hashtag, #MTVacay - 2 - Dessert of the Week We've had a lot of desserts here on our vacation!!  Cupcakes, cake, ice cream.... so yummy!!  Our most special cupcakes were for Great Nana's 81st birthday: - 3 - Vacation!! We're here in beautiful Montana visiting my inlaws and spending an early Thanksgiving with family.  (Hobbs … [Read more...]

{Wordless} House Hunters!

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