Our little Fireman turned 3


I know my baby will forever be my baby, but he sure doesn't feel like he is anymore!  Shane turned THREE on Sunday and it seriously feels like yesterday I was (not) enjoying my hospital Thanksgiving meal with my newborn in my arms. This cute Turkey of ours is totally and completely obsessed with all things Fireman related, so his choice for a party theme was beyond obvious.  What Shane didn't ... [ Read More ]

Oink Baa Moo Shane turns 2


If it ever goes quiet around here chances are I'm probably planning a party...and that's exactly where I have been (I like leaving everything to the last minute).  On Saturday the 23rd we celebrated our little Shaney turning TWO!  I now understand why parents always see their youngest as their babies.  In my eyes I refuse to believe my little guy is growing up, so he will forever be my ... [ Read More ]

Nathan’s Splash Bash!


With Nathan's birthday being right in the prime heat of the Summer, we thought a Splash Bash would be a fun way to keep the guests cool this year.  I had originally planned a big party at one of the local splash pads but as the date approached I just didn't think I could pull it off.  We have always had help in the past years, but this time I knew it would just be me and Greg trying to make 10 ... [ Read More ]

Fun-filled Weekend Recap

OC fair 2013

I'm back....and I mean it, I'M BACK!  After a pretty craptastic last 2 weeks I'm happy to say the sicknesses have cleared our household, the sun has been shining, and my boys have been smiling.  I know a large part of the positive change has been my attitude...I really needed to pull myself out of a funk and get back at it! Thursday turned out to be a great day.  I went to morning boot camp, met ... [ Read More ]

Shane’s Sock Monkey 1st Birthday

Shane has always been our little monkey since the day he was born.  The first morning they met, his big brother Nathan had placed his gift of a sock monkey doll into Shane's isolate at the hospital, and we have loved those little iconic monkeys ever since.   We had so many cute photos  of Shane with his beloved sock monkey that it seemed to the be obvious choice for a theme for his first birthday ... [ Read More ]