Thursday, May 30, 2013

This week.

-- Cash has started playing this game where he pretends to be the mailman and delivers bundles of sticks to our mailbox. It's the cutest.

-- Everett is WALKING. He has to be in the mood for it though. Finicky little dude.

-- Our garden is thriving (especially a certain zucchini plant bent on dominating the world) but my flower garden is a hopeless mess of weeds.

-- We are gearing up for a busy summer of fruit harvests, cousin sitting, painting and generally losing our minds. Can't wait.

And life according to Instagram.

Monday, May 20, 2013

The faulty gallbladder.

So, this past week has been interesting.
After a few days of excruciating stomach pain, I went into the ER (with kids in tow.)
To make a long story short, they discovered my gallbladder was full of stones and slightly infected.
I had surgery to remove it the following evening, going over 48 hours without food (honestly, that was the worst part.)
While in surgery, they discovered some more stones in my common bile duct near my liver, so the following morning I had an endoscopy to remove those.
It was a long few days.
But I'm home. Tired (verrrry tired) and a bit sore, but home.
Nate has been an awesome house husband and the kids have handled it all pretty well, especially Cash.
My mom and bestie Amanda have been incredible too. I don't know what I would do without them.
And that's the story of my faulty gallbladder.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

These boys.

They made me a mom and I'm forever grateful for them.
Even when they are driving me crazy, I couldn't ask for better (or cooler) kids.
Today I've been on the receiving end of lots of snuggles and a sweet little art project that Nate spearheaded while I was still in bed. (He got out the PAINT. He hates doing stuff like that. Color me impressed.)
And when I went out this morning to check on our garden I noticed the tiniest broccoli on one of our plants and our cucumber has perked back up after having a few sad looking days.
It's a good day all around.
I'm off to bake a cake for my momma - have a fabulous day friends!

Monday, May 6, 2013

The (almost) 10 month old.

He is sweet and friendly.
He loves being with his daddy.
He thinks Cash is the coolest person in the world.
He is determined and has a bit of a temper.
He eats everything in sight.
He is everything our family was missing.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

I love this picture.
I wish I had something deeper or more revolutionary to say but...alas, I don't.
So just this for now.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Today is swell.

Maybe it's because today is warm and sunny, with no hint of rain in the forecast for days.
Maybe it's because tonight is our first date night in a few months and we're going to see a movie that's not even animated.
But today, for whatever reason, is just awesome.
It hasn't been perfect.
Far from it, in fact.
Everett woke me at 5:15, Cash started the day with a potty accident that wasn't really an accident and I sliced the bejeezus out of my finger and practically saw stars.
And that was before noon.
But we also made lemonade popsicles, went to Home Depot, planted our flower garden, transplanted some herbs, made a significant dent in our laundry and exchanged lots of apology kisses.
So I'm going to call this day a win.

((Pictures from my phone.))