Sliding Through June

With Lee’s T-Ball season officially coming to a close, our nights have finally freed up again. Which is something I thought I would be excited about. However, instead, I find myself a bit torn up about it. I really loved watching him play. I loved his excitement for the game and his dedication to the…

Eavesdropping At The Barbershop

I have had the same hairdress for about 14 years now. Some visits we chat, most visits I just relax and let her do her thing. My son, however, takes a slightly different approach. It is what one might refer to as interrogational. Yesterday afternoon, I ran Lee into town for a quick trim. Once…

Groceries, groceries, groceries

Lee Thomas has not been to the grocery store since March. And my boy LOVES the grocery store. Or, “the blue store,” as he calls it. This morning, with D already gone for work and Evie still snoozing, I plopped down on the couch beside Lee with my laptop and started building a grocery pick-up…

Sweet Morningtime

On a typical weekday, our morning routine is simple and relatively smooth. Lee will wake up between 4:00 and 5:00 A.M. and crawl between D and I. D’s alarm will go off at 5:00. He gets up and goes to the bathroom to get ready. I get up, grab Lee a cup of milk from…

Our life lately

Lee has been potty training since this past Saturday. Evie has decided she no longer requires sleep. The crews working on our house are at a stand still due to all of the rain. BUT Lee only had two accidents at school yesterday. AND Evie rolled over for the first time yesterday afternoon. AND the…

3rd trimester and a toddler

Today I finally accepted how pregnant I am.. I had to put on four separate shirts before I got to one that covered my belly (and yes, it was a Maternity shirt). I walked into the ladies room at work and caught a glance of myself from the side. Wow. I took a picture to…

“Mommy..no, no, no..”

My husband was up and out of the house before the crack of dawn this morning to go duck hunting with his buddies. It was like 28 degrees outside. They’re insane. About 15 minutes after D snuck out the back door, I heard Lee’s little feet running through the living room. He rounded the corner…

A Sunday Adventure

Yesterday, around 11:30 A.M., I was standing at the kitchen sink washing the dishes left over from breakfast when I was surprised by a loud “thud”. I turned the water off and leaned back so that I could see through the kitchen doorway. Suddenly, Lee’s bedroom door swung open and he came running out crying and screaming,…

Farewell old friends

When Lee first started walking, and I mean REALLY walking, I bought him a pair of grey and navy New Balance tennis shoes (aka hims tennies). They were too big, but he loved them, so we decided to make them work. Yesterday, 6 months in, after countless wash cycles, the time had come… for new shoes. (Moment…

Morning Troubles

When I walked into Lee’s bedroom this morning, he was standing up, leaning against the side of the crib. When he saw me, he threw his arms into the air and yelled, “Mommmmmmaaaaa!”. So, naturally, I leapt across the room in a single bound, lifted him out, and squeezed him hard against my bosom. I had my…