Monday, September 24, 2012

Happy Birthday Ma!

My sweet mother is having a birthday today...

Happy Birthday Mom, Ma, Grandma, Babs.

And since he can't be there to give you a kiss in person, I thought this might help (at least a little)! DSC_0129

I spent some time yesterday cleaning out some drawers that haven't been touched in a while.

You never know what may turn up when you least expect it! Untitled

Oh, the memories we have from that vacations (sometimes with the addition of friends) were priceless. Such happy much sunscreen, so much love!! Untitled

And this one....the day was so magical (although we both look completely shell shocked). I think it's safe to say that we've both become more photogenic with age!!

I love you, Ma! Hope your day is filled with happiness and love.

Happy Birthday!!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Chocolate Bar by Cooper

I went to the grocery store this afternoon and when I left my child was reasonably clean. When I returned about an hour later, that was not the case.

Jon and Cooper came out to help carry the groceries inside and Cooper was covered in something that I assumed was dirt.

I was wrong.

"What happened to you buddy? You're a mess."

"Oh, well, I tried to make a chocolate bar"


When I walked into the kitchen it was a disaster.

Chocolate fingerprints were all over the counter, cabinets, microwave and fridge. Untitled

This was what I saw in the sink.

"Coop, what in the world???"

"Well Momma, I was hungry and really wanted a candy bar but we didn't have any. So, I took some chocolate chips, melted them in the microwave, poured them onto a plate and stuck them in the freezer. Then I tried to eat it."

"I see. How did that turn out for you?"

"Not good at all Momma" Untitled

I'll say.

I'll give him an A for creativity and resourcefulness.

Other than that? Epic FAIL.

Hope you're week gets an A for more than just creativity and resourcefulness!!

Saturday, September 15, 2012


If you were in our kitchen this morning, here's what you would have heard.

Me: Coop, are those the best pancakes you've ever eaten??
Cooper: Well. I mean, they're good momma...maybe not the best. But still really good.

And then 10 minutes later as I'm mixing up a crazy concoction found on Pinterest (details coming).

Jon: What are you cooking up now?
Me: Oh, just these bars that I've been obsessed with lately. I'm not sure they're going to turn out like they're supposed to.
Jon: Sure they will, you're the best cook ever.
Me: I'm really's ok, you can be honest.
Jon: Well. You have made some pretty bad stuff. But MOST of what you make is delicious.

Reality sometimes hits me right in the face!

Happy Saturday-

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Brace yourself....

We've been waiting for this for years...braces.

We went for a consultation at the orthodontist today. It wasn't at all what I expected- which isn't a bad thing at all.

Our consultation lasted for 90 minutes and was a fantastic experience. Maybe I think that because at the end of the visit I didn't need to sign on the dotted line to begin treatment. Or, maybe it was a combination of really friendly people, a cheery office, a doctor with a sense of humor and a concierge who knew her stuff.

Regardless, we walked out with a plan. Oddly, the plan didn't include braces (I know- SHOCKING). Evidently our sweet kid doesn't have enough teeth to warrant any closing of the existing gaps and we're 2-3 years away from all heavy metal.

The plan does include some oral surgery. Eek.
Most people have 32 teeth. Our kid...has 33.
Technically a supernumerary left upper lateral incisor. And it must be extracted.

Here's the detail.....the original copy of this xray now functions as the front page of Cooper's notebook. He's all the rage in 5th grade!


Anywoooo....we've got an appointment for another consultation to discuss removal. Poor little thing. He's excited though- and will tell anyone who seems even vaguely interested all about "the extra tooth that needs to be yanked". If you see him, feel free to ask.

So, a few more years until braces but in the meantime we're clearing the path for the right teeth to come in and fill in that gummy/toothy grin.

Gotta love that kid!!!