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).


Monday, March 31, 2014

Yep. Still here

Cupcakes for Nora

Captain Crunch Chocolate Chip Cookies

These need to happen:

Captain Crunch Chocolate Chip Cookies 
You'll need:
1/2 cup softened unsalted butter 
1 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp Glucose (which makes cookies chewier than regular sugar)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp kosher salt
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup peanut butter cups
1 tbsp rolled oats
1/4 cup Cap'n Crunch cereal
2 tbsp chopped hazelnuts
Captain Crunch Chocolate Chip Cookies
Here's how:
1. Mix sugar, glucose, and butter for 2 minutes with a handheld mixer.
2. Add egg and vanilla, and mix for 5 minutes.
3. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix together for 1 minute.
4. Add the remaining ingredients and mix.
5. Scoop onto a greased baking sheet. Cover with parchment paper and press down. Freeze for 1 hour.
6. Bake at 325 for 5 minutes, rotate pan, and bake 5 more minutes. Remove and allow to cool.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Play dough Pep Talk

"I know you can do it mama. We can play play dough for five minutes. You got it? It would be a good quiet game. You can do it. Come on mama"

Sent from my iPhone

Friday, March 28, 2014

Post Baby - Funny Article

For all the moms (or soon to be moms reading this) out there... this one is for you!

A co-worker sent it to me and I peed my pants, literally - because I do that now - as I was reading it.

My favorite: #5 Worst Massage Ever... 

For you men out there... take a read. You'll have even more sympathy for those lovely ladies in your lives and perhaps increase the value of that push present! :)

Monday, March 24, 2014

Theater 101

Cole has seen Monsters U a few too many times... apparently, so has Jason. Here's a short scene from the movie, complete with British accent (Cole)

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Cole + Mama Day

Cole and I had a full day date yesterday. Children's Museum. Snuffys. Color Me Mine (stay tuned for those creations). Dinner and lots of play-dough. So much fun!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Baby Rogo #2: An Update

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Tomorrow I'm at 36 weeks... I had a doctor appointment this morning and I'm currently 2cm dilated. I thought I would take a walk down memory/blog-history lane and see where I was at with Cole.

On Dec 3rd - I was 3cm and had just had a growth ultrasound (what we had last week).

On Dec 9th, I was probably about the same, but clearly getting anxious.

Cole was born on Dec 13th though my original due date was Dec. 27th.

So... right now I'm 29 days (4 weeks) out from my due date. I had Cole 14 days before my due date. I'm slightly more dilated this time than with Cole... The weather is getting warmer and the barometric pressure is above average... The next full moon is 4/15 and I'm wearing a blue shirt.

What does all this mean?


I could go tomorrow, April 1st - 18th... hell, this kid could never come out. It's all one big guessing game.

My wish: that this kid waits until AT LEAST the first week in April. My parents and Jason's mom will all be back in town so Cole won't have to be witness to the horrors of delivery (and yes, I said horrors... you can call it beautiful but I've seen the videos... it's a nightmare down there!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Taking Bets

So as I mentioned, the doc thinks Baby Boy Rogo will be coming sooner than my original due date. Since I love to watch pots boil and it's betting season (March Madness), I thought I'd make a calendar of some of the guesses thus far.

So place your own bets on when this kiddo will be making his debut.

{note: this I'm doing this, I've just increased my chances of going past my due date. Lovely}

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Swim lessons

We started another round of swim lessons today- switched to Foss- and it's going great! It's just Cole and one other girl with the teacher. Apparently he was quite the show off.


Text from Jason

Monday, March 10, 2014


All wives of Flakers. All pregnant. Lots of bellies were seen at Amanda's shower this weekend... Hopefully our past birthing stories didn't scare anyone!

Baby Boy

Well. Here we are at week 35. We had a doc appointment this morning and got to do a growth check ultrasound. Very cool 3D pictures provided... But also a reality check.
Kiddo is big: big body (over 6 lbs already). Big head (99 percentile). Big kid.
I'm not that surprised but I'm also not ready. Our doctor informed us that he'll likely be early (cole was 14 days early)... Very early. I don't want to bank on it, but getting my work load situated just became a much bigger priority.

Just straight chillin'

Friday, March 7, 2014

Cole's day at the museum

Just a couple of pics Pat sent me of cole at the science museum. Looks like so much fun! Plus there's a funny "cole pooped his pants and it feel on the floor and he stepped on it story"....
Thanks Pat :)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Morning quotes

"Hey! My shirt matches my socks. And snow!"
"Ohhh. What a bright and sunny morning"
"I'm going to teach my baby brother how to poop"
[its been an interesting morning of conversation here]