wordless wednesday: really ben?

and because i can't do wordless...
he has been obsessed with fruit snacks. there is a sign up list for his holiday party. when i asked what he wanted to bring after reading all the options, he picked fruit snacks. apparently, the teachers ask all of the kids what they want... he asked for fruit snacks on the list. {which is what he's asked to bring to every party i've ever had the option of bringing something to!} i think he's got fruit snacks on the brain!


ten on tuesday. 12.18.12

- i have yet to meet a nut roll i like. yes, i'm not a big sweet person, but do they all have to be so darn dry?

- going to take ben to pick out gifts for his teachers. i'm excited and nervous at the same time!

- could not type doing today. every time i tried it came out dong. i'm sure i missed one and someone will laugh during a chart audit.

- nick was off work for a few days last week, so i let him and ben sleep in those days. the first morning, ben tip toed downstairs while i was making breakfast and said, 'mommy you forgot to wake me up!' tried to explain i was letting him sleep in. i guess three year olds don't appreciate that. ;)

- why when i finally start posting on instagram do they change their terms. what to do... what to do...

- ben's actually watching a charlie brown christmas. i cannot believe it.

- and speaking of ben and christmas. he has lost interest in the 24 books of christmas {see this post}. le sigh. he hasn't opened one since friday. and when i asks, he says, 'no thank you.'

- not sure what's up with the font randomly changing to blue. trying to edit and pay more attention but that blogger is a sneaky one.

-  pretty sure that catching up on photo posts ain't gonna happen tonight... maybe tomorrow? ah, procrastination.

- decided the boxes of rubber maid totes with christmas decorations are going back downstairs... basically untouched. no sense in decorating when i'm just gonna take it down in a week, right? i know, i know, i'm a grinch. i've heard that before!


christmas cheer

ah, elf. =)

working on my holiday cheer tonight... have to make ten dozen cookies for tomorrow! had big dreams to work on all my weekend posts this evening. maybe tomorrow?

hoping to catch up by the new year. think i can do it? fingers crossed.


wordless wednesday. fantasy football.

bye bye awesome win streak.
i think i knew it was coming. why else would i take a screenshot?


ten on tuesday 12.11.12

- i've decided groceries taste better when nick buys em. ;)

- 90% done with christmas shopping and wrapping!

- still need to get motivated and decorate a bit more, but now i'm thinking it's not worth it for only two weeks. bah humbug!

- seeing snow on tv this weekend made me realize that i miss it. what is that? i hate snow! i mean it's pretty when it's new and sparkly and i think it should only be allowed to snow at night. not during rush hour!

- have a patient who has some missing fingers.  his wife offered up the info on how he lost them. {i can never ask} and she made some comment about how he is no longer allowed to play with power saws. that maybe he would have learned his lesson the first time... he was missing parts of three fingers! ouch!

- my kid has a new obsession with silly socks. and if we run out of silly pairs, he has been insistent upon mixing the pairs we have left. {might be a good little gift if anyone needs ideas.}

- excited that christmas cards are done! freaked a bit when i realized ben's face wasn't visible. nick wasn't too concerned though. you'll understand when you see it.

- must find time in our crazy schedule this weekend to make cookies. hoping i can convince nick to help. maybe even ben!

- took my seat belt off in the driveway today. before the car was stopped like usual. ben said, 'no momma. you'll fall out!' glad to know he listens when i tell him he has to stay strapped in.

- mickey mouse club house's theme song is sung by they might be giants. so cool. nick totally didn't believe me. i might tolerate watching it now just for that reason since i'm not the biggest disney person...


wip 11.17.12

had a date with my girlfriend to see breaking dawn. nick was bummed but said i could go. we ended up going to a later show, and nick was able to sneak out of work a bit early to join us! i thought it was alright. definitely didn't seem like two hours. love it when movies fly by!

then it was time to relax. just hung out at the house. enjoying each other's company.
a little boy was being very overprotective of his cheez-its!

practicing our golf skills. i think kitty was very intrigued.

enjoying a few quiet moments while nick and i were getting ready. 

ben went on an adventure with jer bear, gibi, and bri.

nick and i wasted time trying to figure out what to do with ourselves. we've never had ben not at home. if we're away he's at home. so strange to not have him in the house for the day.

stopped for dinner at houlihan's. nick hadn't been there in ages. was a nice departure from our usual stops!

they have the best flat bread pizza. not the prettiest looking thing but so good!

decided to see the man with the iron fists. eh. nick was extremely disappointed. i didn't expect anything. i did laugh at some of the cheesy-ness!

someone not following the rules in the theater. like i'm any better since i took a picture, right?

it was sooo cold in there. i had on my gloves, put socks on, and was dreaming about a scarf for the entire two hours!

impromptu frisbee golf outing with jay and chris. love that they still have their pumpkins out. that's why we are such good friends. ;-)

after a starbucks stop, we headed to lemon lake. it was my first time playing. didn't have the highest expectations. actually, was hoping not to play but my lovely friends wouldn't allow that. i believe there was a text to nick about how i needed to go for entertainment value and something about cussing. for the record, miss cooper cursed way, way more than i did!

hello shadow.

hello starbucks and pretty back drop!

here we go!
planning their strategy. um, mine is to get it to go straight and kinda far!

i love fall. so beware of the crazy amount of photos that will be coming up!

see nick trying to stand guard way down there? apparently, they do this often. will knock down a rogue frisbee if necessary!

nick almost lost his favorite disc on the first throw.
going to find it...

have to play it where it lies.

the course we played wasn't very friendly. were random signs posted. thankfully, they have all played before and knew where to go.

the boys started the second hole from a further tee.

chris trying to find nick's frisbee!

a little to the left!

crap. my turn to venture into the weeds!

i was attacked by burrs.

mister i can throw super, crazy far. and here we all thought his super power was catching frisbees?!

i was too chicken to try chris' approach. maybe next time.

her turn to be in the weeds!

my love.

the best sign ever. 'please feed the garbage cans.' i asked nick to take the picture, so it's not the best close up...

there were some amazing white birch's. so, so pretty.

nick almost lost another one to the water. he was lucky that the tree was looking out for him!

hello trees. ;)

i spy a nick.

the weather was gorgeous. and the sky was such a pretty blue!

silly boys. jas was jealous he didn't have to throw from nick's position. apparently, it's his favorite?

loved crunching through the leaves. i'm not sure i would have enjoyed the experience had it been hot and humid. i'll stick with going in the fall!

the leaves were deep! nick almost tripped and fell because he didn't think they were as deep as they were. was quite funny!

the leaves tried to claim my frisbee.

do you see it?

ugh. bad throw!

the coolest bunch of trees.

the tree caught jason's frisbee. he gave it back though.

some funky mushrooms on a tree stump.

spent the afternoon napping off and on. and enjoyed some football.
nick even made dinner! yay and yum.

then he got even more domesticated and pulled out the ironing board and iron. what is wrong with my husband?

and ben wanted to mop!? {i think that my mom has pictures of my brother mopping in his undies when he was about this age too.}

came downstairs to chewbacca helping nick type after putting ben to sleep. silly cat!