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An Early Morning Surprise

I had a surprise when I came home from the gym this morning. When I pulled up to my house there were 3 cars parked in front of my driveway blocking it. I parked across the street and walked up. When I walked up I saw the reason for all the commotion in my driveway. My mailbox was laying in the yard~in pieces. Along with the million pieces of what was formerly my mailbox my yard was rutted and there were black tire marks across my driveway. I was approached by a man who was very apologetic. He explained that his daughter (who was sitting in a car and would not get out) had just gotten her drivers license. She was on her way to pick up a friend down the street. He doesn't know how it happened, but she hit our mailbox. Upon further inspection, she had hit my neighbor's mailbox as well. I don't think her dad was very pleased with her. Her mother was sitting in another car. She was very apologetic as well. I laughed and said that "I was a new driver once upon a time too.&…

Falling....

The weather men around here had been saying for a week that the weather today was going to be great.  I had made some plans with some friends to meet at the zoo this morning. I was excited. We NEEDED out of the house. Between illness and crappy weather we were going a little stir crazy. So this morning I made some lunches and loaded the Dudes into the van and away we went. Don't tell Diva! She will be ticked if she knew we went to the zoo without her! Instead of loading up the gigantic stroller I took our wagon today. The Dudes were so excited. When we go there it was me and my two kids, Jennifer and two of hers and Megan and her two. That was about it. It was like our own private zoo. The kids were able to walk run around. Every animal we saw they had to tell "bye bye" when we started walking off to see something else. Those guys ran their little legs off.
Today was a humid day. It rained yesterday and the ground today was wet. The concrete was slick. Owen is accident …

Good Night. Sleep Tight.

So....we have a routine around here. It's mainly for me. It keeps me sane. After dinner I give the Dudes a bath, Jammie's, teeth, books (sometimes), and night night. Then we battle Carter for an hour or two to keep him in his room and go to sleep. Owen. Straight to sleep most nights. The boys go to bed between 7&7:30. After the boys bath it is Diva's turn. She has to take a shower/bath, Jammie's, teeth, hair, books and bed. She is in bed between 7:30&8. A lot of nights after she is in bed she comes downstairs about 30min to an hour after she has been in bed for "another hug and kiss." We oblige and then sternly tell her to go back to bed. Occasionally we have gone upstairs for one reason or another and will catch Diva up playing or watching something on her iPad. It's not often, but it happens. Tonight as we are putting Diva to bed we give her hugs and kisses. She tells Mr. Mayer and I as we are walking out "don't come check on me."…

Bloggers Block

I have bloggers block tonight. I feel like I have a million things I want to share, but just can't seem to put it together. Ugh, I hate this. Diva was at my Aunt Kathy's house for the past "4 sleeps." I went to my parents house yesterday with the Dudes to pick her up. I missed my little noise maker. The trip started off well enough. It's a 3-4 hour minimum trip down to my parents. Depending on how many stops and how much traffic there is. Yesterday we made it in 3 hours 20 minutes. Whoo!! The Dudes were great on the trip. Perfectly happy to watch a movie and sit in their seats. We get to my parents sometime after lunch and the boys play and wrestle with their Papa for the remainder of the afternoon. Now....they haven't had a nap. That was my plan. I purposely didn't make them nap last time we were there a few weeks ago in the hopes they would sleep well during the night. Around dinner time the guys start getting cranky. Diva comes over with Aunt Kathy and…

Christmas Train Fun

I am playing a little catch up. I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Years. We went to the Christmas Train a few weeks ago. The Dudes are obsessed with "choo choo's" so I thought they would have a really good time. We went with our good friends the Walling's. Their twins are 2 weeks younger than the Dudes. We play together A LOT. Everyone had a good time. Even the big kids. As I suspected the Dudes and Diva LOVED the "choo choo." We even were able to get a visit in with Santa. It was a successful night!