Last week of school!

Here we are at one of my favorite times of the year- The LAST week of school!!!!! 🙂


In this final week of school I am going to try to get some blog posts out from the last few months that I started and never published for whatever reason.

The first throwback post will go out today.

As for our littlest guy- he is doing great! He still gets tired pretty easily, but we have been able to have a few outings, which has been fantastic. 🙂 This busy family needs a mama that can leave the house!2016-05-23_0005

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Kaitlyn- Talent Show 2016

Throwback post #12016-05-23_0004

Kaitlyn recently decided she wanted to be in her school talent show. The boys have always adamantly declined to participate, but K was thrilled.

As another parent said, “First grade girls spend about 95% of their time together PLANNING what they are going to do, and only about 5% of their time actually doing anything”.  This quickly became apparent with these 4 first graders. Although the school encourages the kids to come up with their own acts, us moms were too concerned that if we didn’t do SOMETHING that we were going to have an onstage disaster.

We asked our sweet 12 year old dancing friend to come help these first graders. She and her friend took on the job, and helped them with choreography.


It ended up being a fantastically fun night. I loved every minute! Super proud of these first graders. 🙂


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It took me a day of full and total exhaustion before I could get back here to say that we are home!!

On Wednesday morning I had some concerns and we had to spend a couple of hours back at the hospital. Luckily we got the green light, and we climbed in the car around lunchtime for what turned out to be a 10 hour drive.

It feels amazing to be home! Kai is improving every day, and really wants to do more than I will let him do right now, since I think his body still needs to be resting and recovering.

He has had a few moments of frustration adjusting to having 4 siblings again, after so many days of having me to himself. Those things like having to wait a minute for me to do something, or having to share are just HARD. 🙂

2016-05-13_0001He has also had a bit of a hard time adjusting to eating at home again. He had to go NINE days without eating, so I was pretty lenient with what I let him have for those last couple of days in Ohio. I realized this has come back to haunt me this morning when I gave him his breakfast and he asked me where his chocolate was.  Oops!

So now we will enjoy some time with our circus. Missed them so crazy much!!!

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Outta there!

After what seems like a VERY long time, we were discharged from the hospital last night!!


I did feel a little bit like I did when I first left the hospital with a newborn. I feel like  I’m really not entirely sure what I am doing here, and I’m really not sure that those nurses should have just handed him over to me the way that they did. I think there are equal parts of happiness/excitement and nervousness/terror. That sounds normal, right?

We have to stay in town for a couple of days to make sure there are no problems, but we are enjoying our life outside of the hospital for sure!


We are staying at the Ronald McDonald House across from the hospital. I have to say, this is such a gift to us with having to travel so far for medical care. This place is absolutely amazing!2016-05-10_0002Counting the minutes until we can start our journey home tomorrow afternoon (assuming all is well with Kai). In the meantime, I’m going to have some fun with my littlest guy.

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Mother’s Day

All the feels. My kids are the best. I miss them SOOOOOOO much!!

(Z did this video almost all by himself!)

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