Friday, June 2, 2017

5 on Friday

As always, here are 5 special reasons I'm loving my boys this week:

1. During our walk around the neighborhood J saw some boys playing basketball.  As we passed the house they were playing at J says Mom they're playing basketball and then yells out "Can I play with you guys"?  They didn't hear him so I say "J they're much bigger than you, you don't want to play with them" to which he replies "Yes I can, I can play basketball Mom"!

2.  While in the car listening to Bruno Mars Nate yells out "Mom that's Peter Gene Hernandez".
Carl: Boy you don't know what you're talking about.
Nate: But that's his name Dad.
Carl: I've done heard it all if he's right and that really is his name.
Me: (googling while Carl's driving) Babe that's Bruno Mars real name!!!
Carl:  (whispering to me) I'll be damned!!!

3.  Carl, Nate and I all wished J a Happy birthday and he says "Thanks Mom and Dad and Nathan, you're the best"!!!

4.  J:  Mom I had a great day today at my party....I'm sleeping with my robot and submarine!

5.  J was outside climbing trees and when I told him to be careful he said "Ok Mom, don't worry"!!!


Monday, May 15, 2017

Mother's Day 2017

I had a wonderful Mother's Day; got a massage, watched the boys' flag football game, had a picnic with my 3 favorite men and mother in law at Belle Isle and ended the day with a mini Mommy & Me photo session at Eastern Market.








Friday, May 12, 2017

5 on Friday

As always, here are 5 special reasons I'm loving my boys this week:

1.  Nathan:  Dad you're leaving for work, where are you going?
Carl:  Pennsylvania
Nathan: Oh, do you work for pencils???

2.  J: I can't find my pajama pants.
Carl: Your mom just did laundry, you should have pajamas.
J:  But I need my karate pants
Me: (finds them in laundry basket) Here J.
J: Throw them up here Mom.
After I threw them to him, J ran down the steps, gave me a kiss and said "Thanks Mom".

3.  J:  Mom are you sick?
Me:  Yes J.
J: Maybe you should just go to bed for a little bit.....then you'll be fine.

4.  I was still sick but working from home.
Nate:  Mom why are you still working, its after 5 and you're sick?
Me:  Just a little longer Nate.
Nate:  You should stay home tomorrow Mom.

5.  Me:  Can you get me some toilet paper?
J: Toilet paper coming right up...here comes the toilet paper.

Friday, May 5, 2017

5 on Friday

As always, here are 5 special reasons I'm loving my boys this week:

1.  I walked in from work and J ran to the door with his arms opened wide and excitdely said "Mom I'm so happy to see you".

2.  I was having a bad day and started crying.  J ran up to me and asked "Mom are you alright, stop crying, no tears Mom it'll be okay".

3.  We were watching The Nightly News and Nate says "Mom Lester Holt is absent" and he was lol.

4.  My MIL asked Nate what he wants to be when he grows up and he says "a car designer".  Then he says "But I don't want to work for Chrysler anymore, I'm gonna work for Mercedes cause that's my favorite".

5.  I've been working some long hours so when I got home Nate said "Mom you're home before we went to sleep".

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Trash Day

One of the many benefits of having boys is that I'll never have to take out the trash.






Friday, April 28, 2017

5 on Friday

As always, here are 5 special reasons I'm loving my boys this week:

1. Nate: Mom are you coming back in the play room?
Me: No I have to work.
Nate: Aww but you worked at work, when you come home you can't work. You have to take a break.
(5 minutes later)
J: Mom can you come play with us?
Me: No I still have work to do.
Nate: You didn't finish all your work at work so you have homework?

2.  Justin met me at the door and yelled out "Mom you're home, give me a hug"!

3.  Justin: (holding his neck) Ouch
Me: You okay?
Justin: No, my tummy hurts.
Me: But your holding your neck???
Justin: (moves his hands to his stomach) Ouch!

4.  Nathan: When I have my own kids I'll take them on the Carnival Dream, along with my wife.

5.  Nate: Dad I heard a noise
Carl: I didn't hear anything
Nate: But dad I did...do you like to snore?
Carl:  😳

Friday, April 21, 2017

5 on Friday

As always, here are 5 special reasons I'm loving my boys this week:

1.  Nathan was getting over a cold and said "It's really not a good day for me, my pants are wet and I'm not feeling better.  People are not careful of their germs".  

2. Nate:  Good morning Mom and Dad (walks up to Carl and pats his head)
Carl:  Nate I'm not a dog.
Nate: I like patting your head like a dog.

3.  Nate:  Mom can you grab all my stuffed animals for my slumber party?
Me: walks in room carrying his animals
Nate:  thanks Mom, you were brave

4.  I was prepping Nate's nebulizer treatment and new mask and I said "good now I don't have to hold this for you".
Nate:  Mom will you still sit with me, I want you to sit with me cause you're sweet?

5.  Nate keeps talking about his next birthday and says "Her first name is Angelina and her last name is McDonald so I want to invite Angelina McDonald to my birthday party.
Me:  Why do you want to invite her?
Nate:  Because she's my best friend and I love her!

Friday, April 14, 2017

5 on Friday

As always, here are 5 special reasons I'm loving my boys this week:

1.  Me:  Nate why are you in my room instead of yours getting ready for bed?
Nate:  I don't know, cause I wanna visit.

2.  Nathan:  I want the go green too, grabbing for his shirt
J: Go white!
Me: Go green!
J: Go blue!
Me: Oh no we don't say that in this house!
J. Go mustangs! (laughing) go white!

3.  I gave Justin a hi five for his school picture and told him good job and he grinned from ear to ear, said thanks mom, that was my happy face!

4.  Nate:  Mom this guy has a big head (pointing to book about president Obama)
Me:  So do you.
Nate:  Unh unh, his head is bigger than mine.  (pointing to his head) These parts are little and his head is big.

5.  Nate brought his iPad in my room and set the timer, asked me how old I was and then set the timer for 37 minutes and told me I was on time out.  When the timer went off he walked back in my room, said my time was up, gave me a hi-five and said good job.

Friday, April 7, 2017

5 on Friday

As always, here are 5 special reasons I'm loving my boys this week:

1.  We were at McDonald's and when I got to the window to pay she asked what did I order.   I said 2 happy meals to which she replied "boy?" and Nate yells out boy boy boy, 3 Mr. Jones' and 1 Mrs. Jones.

2.  Nate:  Can I have a play date with Kaitlin Cole?
Me:  Who is that?
Nate: A girl in my mainstream class.
Me: Well I've never met her or her parents and I'm not sending you to someone's house without meeting them.  How am I supposed to get in touch with her parents?
Nate:  I'll write them a letter.

3.  The boys got their haircut and during their shower J washed his hair and said "Oh no, my haircut is gone".

4.  Justin:  Mom what are you doing?
Me:  I'm singing!
Justin: Oh I want to sing too!

5.  Working on J's homework and he came up with the word fat all on his own and I told him good job and gave him a high five.  He took a bow while smiling and said to himself that's amazing.

Friday, February 10, 2017

5 on Friday


As always, here are 5 special reasons I'm loving my boys this week:

1.  During breakfast Nate says "Good morning Basyl are you ready for school today?

2.  Randomly Nate says "Mom I like apples, I mean I like to eat apples but I don't like apple iPads or phones or computers anymore so who can I give my iPad to cause I want a leap pad"?

3.  Me:  What's this?
J: A medal.
Me: A medal for what?
J:  For being a winner.
Me: A winner for what?
J: I was the fastest, I beat Jalen and Minjun.

4.  Nate:  Mom I got the batteries, I have 4.
Me:  Nate you only need 2.
Nate:  No Mom I need 4 cause there's 2 remotes.
Me:  You're right, great job Nate!
Nate:  Thanks Mom for telling me I'm right.

5.  Nate was sitting at the table eating dinner and grabbed his coat and started putting it on saying "I need something to keep me cozy."

Friday, February 3, 2017

5 on Friday


As always, here are 5 special reasons I'm loving my boys this week:

1.  Nate:  Is it Friday.
Me:  Yes why, do you have somewhere to be?
Nate:  Yes, the location.
Me:  Oh really, what's the location?
Nate:  Toys R Us

2. Me:  Nice hair cut Nate.
Nate:  Thanks Mom, nice hair style!
Me:  Thanks Nate Nate!

3. Me:  What are you doing in here little boy?
Nate:  I wanted a good morning kiss and now a hug, a big hug.

4. Nate:  You look so pretty Mom!
Me:  You're gonna be my womanizer aren't you?
Nate:  Yeah I like you (gives big hug) I'm very proud of you.

5. The day before I was distracted and missed the exit to Heidi's and Nate yelled "Mom you missed the exit.  The next day Nate says "Yay, you went the right way this time".

Thursday, February 2, 2017

10 Year Anniversary

I was going through my drafts and saw I never posted this smh!  Carl and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary in May (2015).  Here are some of my favorites from our session with Shaleena of LeoSage Images.