Just a bath…

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We started giving the boys a bath more often in our big tub because it’s bigger making it more fun for them as well as easier for us.

Jason taught the boys how to blow the bubbles and make them go EVERYWHERE!  Sutton is still trying to figure it out.

He thinks it is SO FUN!Still trying…Fynn just wants me to do it.

Having fun

Who knew a bath could be so fun?

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

March 19, 2012

Today my loves…

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Today my loves…

…you woke up SUPER happy.
…you got to see Uncle Kelly for a little bit.
…you got sad when Daddy and Uncle Kelly had to leave for Claremore.
…showed multiple examples of sharing, each made me melt!  You even hugged and kissed TWICE!
…Sutton, you were attached to Mommy!  You spent most of the morning snuggled in my lap.
…you ate A LOT! Besides naptime you ate non-stop for all but 2 hours of the day.  You ate more than me.
…you played with your cousins!
…you asked to watch the Wiggles 3 times….yes THREE!  Their songs are now stuck in my head.  Thank you for that.
…you shared an entire can of green beans so to reward you I took you to Braum’s for strawberry ice cream.  Sutton finished first then Fynn shared his with him while the two giggled and giggled…I’m sure it was a sugar high.
…you were SUPER gassy!  Yes, GASSY!
…you “face-timed” with Daddy while you ate your ice cream since he is still in Claremore.
…you got excited to brush your teeth after a bubble bath in Mommy’s BIG tub!
…you kept bringing me books before bed….I gave in and read three.
…you made me laugh and smile!  I put Sutton in his bed first and Fynn came over and peaked in Sutton’s crib to say, “night night bubba” then they said, “lub you.”  UGH does it get any sweeter!  TEARS!
…I realized how fast you are growing up and it’s making me want to spend every single second with you….I don’t want to miss anything!

Today my loves you made me love you EVEN more!

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi


March 18, 2012

Last Year

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I started thinking about my Flashback Friday post this week because A LOT happened last year at this time.

We moved into our house and the boys started WALKING!

Here are some of my favorite pictures from last year.

This was when we still lived with my stepdad and the ball pit was a NEW toy!
Fynn looks SO YOUNG!

They would not eat meat…nor chicken so I would coat tofu with wheat germ for them to eat and it was MESSY!

Another before we moved…teaching them to clean YOUNG!

This might be one of my ALL-TIME favorites!
Sutton LOVES Mouse!  His teachers at school even talk about the mouse tail during nap time and how he takes forever to fall asleep because he plays with it constantly!

This was RIGHT after we moved in and the boys started walking!!

These windows have been the perfect height for the boys but the finger prints drive me nuts!

They started playing together MUCH more at this time.
Another favorite.

It’s so crazy how much they have grown!!

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

March 16, 2012

Embracing the Tripod

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Fun with the tripod and remote today!

I have say THANK YOU to my dad and stepmom for giving me the equipment!

These two are my lucky charms.

Can’t fake this kind of happiness!

Click on the image above and check out all the Embrace the Camera posts!

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi


March 16, 2012


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The boys’ new favorite game to play outside is “chase mama” and I LOVE IT!

Yes, he has handfuls of grass that he likes to throw on my head and then giggle really hard!

I should probably not encourage them but it’s so much fun.

Yes I encourage them to chase me, who wouldn’t want to see these smiles and hear those giggles!

Plus, any parent will tell you, any activity that wears the kids out is a good thing!

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

March 15, 2012

The World of Twins

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Last fall I joined the local Moms of Multiples organization and I have met some great mommies through our monthly meetings.  We also sometimes get our kiddos together for play dates.  There are two other sets of twins who also turned 2 in January and they all came over to play recently.

Hunter & Donna
Love this picture! 🙂

Gracyn & her baby sister Avery

Braden & Hunter mixing some beats
Love that curly hair!

Sutton LOVES Donna!  He would run up to her and she would do this so of course he wouldn’t let her stop!

Hunter’s expression cracks me up!

The boys LOVED baby Avery!
It kind of reassured me they would be okay if we had another.

I love having play dates!  It breaks up the monotony of being home with the boys and gives them more practice sharing and making friends.

Gracyn has a twin brother but he was a busy body and I couldn’t catch any good pictures of him.  They are both in the same preschool class as Fynn and Sutton.

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi


March 12, 2012

Are you sure it’s March?

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The other day we came home from school and went straight to the backyard.  It was FAR too nice to play indoors.

Fynn loves the sidewalk chalk!

I brought their slide down from the playroom and of course Sutton can only go down head first.

My cheeser!

Sutton still loves this sand table!

Of course we played CHASE MAMA!

They love to pick up grass or sand from the table and throw it on me.


Fynn loved watching the grass fall!

I love that these two have each other!

I had invited my inlaws over for dinner so the cousins got to play a bit.

At one point Eric ran inside then locked us out.

She is going to be one tough little girl with all these boys!


Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

March 3, 2012

The Eleven

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This has been making its way around the bloggy blogs, and I was lucky enough to get tagged by Mandy at The Fabulous Baby Striblings, so I am excited to play along.

Here are the rules:
1. post these rules.

2. post a photo of yourself & 11 random facts about you.

3. answer the questions given to you in the tagger’s post.

4. create 11 new questions & tag new people to answer them.

5. go to their blog/twitter & let them know they’ve been tagged.

So, here are my random facts about myself. (in no particular order)

1. I’m 6’1″….I’m finally agreeing with my husband that I am 6’1″.  I’ve always just said six feet tall because adding that extra inch seems to make me feel like a GIANT.

2.  I am BIG on using the proper form of “they’re” and “their” and it DRIVES me nuts when people use it incorrectly.

3.  My mom taught me to never end a sentence with a preposition and still to this day I am always making sure I don’t do it and it’s hard for me to hold back on correcting people.

4.  I am not a natural blond and once tried to go back to my darker color but then discovered I have some gray hairs…YES I HAVE GRAY HAIR!!!

5.  I keep saying I am going to write a book…I have it in my head I just need to sit down and write it!

6. I never ate cajun food until I met my husband and now I love red beans & rice as well as chicken gumbo.

7.  I still detest seafood though…except shrimp cocktail and calamari.

8.  I used to drink diet coke every single day but since watching a video on aspartame I avoid it at all costs.  I now maybe drink ONE Coke a week.

9.  I cannot sing.  IT IS HORRIBLE!  I recorded my voice once in junior high to see what I sounded like and one time Jason and I were in my old bedroom and he found it.  Pretty sure I attacked him until I broke the tape free then I destroyed.  I never felt so accomplished in my life.  And so thankful he didn’t hear it.

10.  I want to have one more baby for sure then see where we are in life to decide if we are finished.

11.  I chose Advertising as my major in college because it sounded cool.  I wish I could go back and change it to History….LOVE history and would have loved to teach at a high school level.

Okay RANDOMNESS over…..here are Mandy’s questions for me:

1. What is your favorite guilty pleasure food? hands down Mexican food!  I miss Kansas City Mexican restaurants!!

2. What is your biggest (or just one) regret in life? looking back I wish I would have spent more time with my mom before she passed

3. What is your favorite hobby? I love photography.  I am no professional but I love love love taking pictures and the editing process is kind of therapeutic for me.

4. What is your most favorite piece of clothing and why? any pair of jeans I can find with a 36″ inseam

5. What game show would you most love to be on and why? Price is Right…two words – SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN!!

6. If you could live anywhere, where would you live? Florence, Italy

7. Name one thing you would want to change in your life right now. (that you haven’t already blogged about) I used to work out 3-4 days a week and LOVED it but then schedules got messed up, kids got a cold, I got a cold and ever since I’ve been trying to get back but it’s difficult.

8. What is your favorite thing about each child? hmmm, so many!  Fynn – I love how easy-going this child is…for the most part.  He eats well, sleeps well, plays well and only occasionally gets frustrated or upset.  Sutton – he is so JOLLY and FUNNY!  He can be an ornery little toot but that kid makes me laugh EVERY DAY!

9. What would you love your kids/future kids to grow up to be professionally some day? ( I liked this question) duh professional athletes but with a college degree

10. What does your family do at night for dinner? (cook, take out, etc?) S-TH we usually eat at home….I cook or sometimes Jason will take over then on F & S nights we will eat out or grab something.

11. Name a great random memory. The night I fell in love with Jason.  We had met once prior to that night but then we ran into each other at a college party.  We flirted a bit and talked some but then we left with some mutual friends and got food.  We then went to Walmart and played in the toy aisle for a while…I still have my Star Wars light saber!  Then we went to the park and played around with everyone.  Finally we snuggled up on the slide and talked and watched the sun come up then Jason kissed me for the first time before taking me home.  BEST.NIGHT.EVER.

SOOOO, I am going to tag Alicia, Melissa & Jesse

My questions for you:

1. What is your favorite part about motherhood?
2.  Where do you want to be in 5 years?
3.  How did you meet your husband?
4.  What is your favorite pair of shoes?
5.  What made you want to start blogging?
6.  Favorite vacation ever?
7.  What is your biggest pet peeve?
8.  Do you prefer people to be “straight-shooters” or would you rather avoid confrontation?
9.   What city do you want to visit some day that you have yet to see?
10.  What is your favorite hobby?
11.  If you won the lottery tomorrow, what is the first thing you would do?

March 2, 2012


Posted in Fynn, Haircut by

Fynn’s hair has been a popular topic in our household since he was born.

Would it be red? strawberry blond?

What do we do with his double cowlicks?

How do we manage his mullet?

Yes it’s been the topic of many conversation.

Although I love how it looks from the front….

At the top it starts going every different direction imaginable…

It’s the mullet and spikes that form in the back.

So today, we BUZZ it all off again.

Maybe when he is older he will figure a way to fix his hair because I am not good at it.

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi



February 29, 2012