Home, sweet Home

All six of us are back under one roof… yeah! This makes me very happy 😉 I had to drive four hours (my loving parents drove five) to get them and four more to get home today. When we pulled in, my DH had streamers decorating the living room and a pizza picnic on the living room floor to welcome our kids home. Big fun!

The kids had a great time at grandma’s, but Mommy was very ready to have them home (six days is a long time!). It was really fun to watch K’s reaction to seeing the others for the first time today… so sweet. G had lots of kisses for her (when doesn’t he???), J had lots of hugs and sweet S… she wanted to make sure her sister had a good trip home, too. As we were getting ready to leave the parking lot where we met Grandma and Papa, I reached back and tried to turn the dvd player S was watching more towards her… thinking it looked like it was about to fall off of her lap… she said “No, Momma, K needs to watch too.” Yes, she wanted to share her dvd with her little sister… so sweet!

Here’s some pix of our vacation…

Before we left S got herself dressed… and that’s shorts, with both legs through one leg hole

T got his new rims (plus several other new parts)

The boys, J, G and SM. S and SM.

K learns to swing…

At Grandma & Papa’s lake

Welcome Home!


A momma in good standing

I know where I stand… somewhere between the new computer games and the new car parts!

T got a new game system for Father’s Day and G got one for his birthday… J will get one when he can pay for part of it… the goal of all of this is keeping them busy on long drives… like the 10-12 hrs (depending on how the baby does) to grandma’s coming soon.

All I have heard from the boys today is “Can we play?” No, you played too much this weekend… Ten minutes later, “Can we play now?” I feel like I’m in a phone commercial…

T has ordered new parts for his car… his goal to make it stronger, faster, sound better, more horseys under the hood…(insert your own Tim Allen sound here). All I hear from him is “Did I get a package today?” So when one does come, I text him to let him know… Happy, happy boy!

Now comes the panic… I had a meeting tonight and needed to hit the store first. Rather than taking four kids, I thought I would meet T at work and go with just K. His answer? “NO! I want my car.” He knows he can’t get 4 kids in the back of his car, and did NOT want to take the van. Relax Honey… I’m taking K, you only have three… you CAN keep your car. I came home to find him painting the inside of his grill, to make it look “mean.”

The only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys, for sure!

Boys gaming, sitting together in my rocker.

T working on his grill.