Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Fire Station

The Moms' club visited our local fire station on Monday and it was a hit!   The only problem we had was getting Trey to leave.  Major. Meltdown.   He was in heaven on the fire trucks and even got to spray the hose!  

Some of the moms:

My friend, Sarah, and her guy, Jagger, who is 3 days older than Charlie!

Another 16 month old in the group, 1 day younger than Charlie:

The fireman teaching Trey about the hose:

My friend, Shaila, who is due with boy #2 in July. 

My friend, Laurel, and Greyson, who is 2.  Laurel literally lives around the corner from me.  

Quick pic before leaving.  Trey was not happy about leaving. 

Charlie loves Miss Shaila.  Flirts with her every time ;) 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Showers, sickness and spring

Shower:  I have met so many wonderful ladies through the moms' club.  I'm so happy I joined!  A few of us threw a small surprise  shower for a fellow mom, Ericka, who is expecting her 3rd (1st girl) this summer!  It was so fun to buy some pink, ruffley clothes, girl talk and pig out on sweats!  


She was so surprised! 

Sickness:  My parents came for a quick visit last weekend.  We had fun at the park, going on a walk to the river, driving around Bellevue, watching our CATS in some March madness, and having Sunday brunch at the Nashville hotspot Cafe Loveless.  Phil and I even squeezed in a sushi and drinks date night! 


However, a few hours after they left I came down with a terrible stomach bug and spent the next 4 days on the bathroom floor.   Thankfully, no one else caught it.  But, man, was I sick!  I also had a fever and couldn't stand without getting insanely dizzy, so it was a BLAST trying to take care of my toddlers... 

I was also bummed that my sickness caused us to cancel our in home play date, as well the grocery store tour AND the zoo trip.  There's always next time, right?! 

Spring:  I'm so happy to see trees blooming and flowers budding!  Even if it means my allergies are going crazy.  

Here are a few pics of the tree on the side of our house:  

So pretty!  Love the changing seasons! 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


Hello, Spring!  We are so happy to see you and those beautiful 70 degree days!  The boys and I have definitely been taking advantage of outside play weather! 

We have settled into a nice little morning routine.  After breakfast we head over to the Y and then off to a play date.  

Trey has been awesome at the Y.  He absolutely loves playing with the other kids and now runs in yelling, "bye, mom!  Have fun exercising!." And then there's Charlie... 

Charlie is currently in the biting, hitting, head banging phase. And, he is quite the bully.  We have started calling him "bruiser" and "bulldozer."

For example, we were playing nicely at the library when all of the sudden Charlie approaches a 3-4 year old boy sitting at the toddler computers.  The boy just looks at Charlie and says, "no!."  Charlie immediately responded by punching the kid and then knocking him out of his chair.   Let's just say that was the end of story time...

Well, today, Charlie got his first "warning" at the gym.  When I picked them up he was sitting in the isolation corner.  Apparently, he had gone through the playroom, the toddler room and the baby room biting & hitting kids in each room.  Today, he had 7 victims.  All in tears. Two more warnings and Charlie is getting the boot.   

Seriously, how can this cutie be so evil?! 

St. Patty's day fun

Charlie on the swing = Pure joy 


A local gymnastics center had open play hours today, so we tried it out.  Treyman loved it soo much.  I wish I could have taken a few more/better pics, but I was very busy chasing two little boys around. 

Treyman loved: the long running trampoline, the rope swing, and jumping from the highest platform into the giant pit of foam blocks.   

Charlie loved:  going up and down the stairs 200x, taking a drink from the water fountain, climbing on anything he could reach, taking all the kids shoes out of the cubbies, stealing snacks from peoples' unattended diaper bags, and chasing the big kids.