Though most of this blog contains pictures, it's also a detailed account of my life living with three boys. And yes, they are all boys. Hope you enjoy... they're pretty cute (but often smell).


Thursday, February 27, 2014


Over the past month, I've tried to keep track of the funny little things Cole says. Here are my notes, as captured on my phone (aka sorry about spelling or punctuation)

After J was yelling at him: "don't say things like that to me"

J: do you want one or two cookies?
Cole: how about we bring the whole bag to couch and eat them

I've got poop on my balls

Cole: I painted this picture for you using Rocket Paint
Brit: really?!? I'd love to see it
Cole: I bet you would mommy. I bet you would.

Oh my gosh. I love that shirt. (In a VERY dramatic voice)

You should always pee and poop in the potty. That means you're a big boy... And you get nerf guns

Yoga is where the Legos live

C: We gotta pee outside
Brit: we only pee in the potty
C: the potty and the shower. Like daddy

@school- cole took his shoes off
Teacher: cole, you should put your shoes back on. What if we have to go outside for a fire drill?!
Cole: that's ok. I'll just got out in my socks. They'll get a little wet but I won't be sad.

Can I have another Fat Chip? [referring to the REDUCED fat chips I get at Jimmy John's. Really makes me feel good about eating them when he calls them that]

It's just you and me mom [this morning driving into school. Heart strings officially tugged]

Sent from my iPhone

Saturday, February 22, 2014

32 weeks and counting

I'm updating this post. Why you ask? Well, I just took a stroll down memory lane (aka looked back at my Cole prego posts) and I want to slap my past-self! Seriously! What the hell was I thinking saying "oh, look how big I was" or "this belly is out of control"... 


Take this post for instance. I was at about the same place in my pregnancy as I am now... 

If I wasn't feeling massive before, I sure am now. Look at this itty bitty tummy. Yep. That was with 45 days left... The picture above... about 55 days left. I sure hope I was doing some creative posing back then... 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Potty Training Update

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It's been a few weeks since I over-shared the details of Cole's bowel movements... so I thought it was time for an update!

For the past two weeks (maybe three), Cole has been a rockstar when it comes to peeing in the potty. We stopped doing nighttime diapers about three days in when every morning he woke up with dry pants. We have yet, knock on wood, to have any accidents! Same with days. Dry underwear everyday! He also goes when he needs to. Sometimes I still remind him, but I probably don't need to (I guess I'm a micro-manager at home). 

Now as for pooping... well, that's another story. Unfortunately we haven't had as much success. Lots of days of "holding it in" and then accidents. If anyone has any ideas, I'm all ears. 

Poor kid hasn't had his nerf gun (his reward for when we thought he nailed all aspects of potty training) all week... 
[When he doesn't poop in the potty the nerf gun get's put away until he does use the potty]

The Artist

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Great Article

Confessions of a Reluctant Father: How I Learned to Love My Daughter

I haven't had time to talk about this article with J yet... I just read it... but I think I might have to. It's funny and I would love to hear if he had the same thoughts... I had some, so I would assume so...

Read it. Laugh. Enjoy. Commiserate.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sunday morning yoga

J has been going to yoga to get ready for this years Flatlander trip. This morning, after getting back from sculpt, he taught Cole some poses.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Cutest Nursery Ever

I have to share some pictures of our friend's daughter's (aka - Baby Bro-Go's future girlfriend) nursery. Seriously, the cute factor is so over the top and I would like to live in there!!




Great job Sarah (and Jordan)!

Link for more

School of Hard Knocks

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Painting "Baby Brothers" room

Finally starting to work on the nursery. Since I'm not supposed to paint (though it won't totally stop me), Cole stepped in to help.

Saturday, February 1, 2014


Another fun time at MOA... Well, up until after lunch. Then, not so much (meltdown)