Thursday, March 31, 2011


Tomorrow we are supposed to get a big snow storm.  Hello, did anyone tell Mother Nature that tomorrow will be APRIL.  Enough of the snow... it was finally melting.  I am guessing tomorrow school will be cancelled. 
Trevor's Odyssey team is deciding if we are going to go to World Finals in Maryland.  We went last year and it was an amazing experience.  Trevor is really hoping that the majority of the team wants to go because he really wants to go again.
Saturday is Trevor's big birthday bash with friends.  I think it will be a blast for the boys but a really, really long night for Rob and me.  I am trying to stock pile sleep now in preparation for a night of little to no sleep.
And this post has nothing to do with these pictures, but they are just too cute.  Griffin had fun wearing part of Trevor's costume for Odyssey.  Griffin and his vocabulary are growing like weeds.  He is becoming such a little boy (tear, tear).

Monday, March 28, 2011

Celebrating 10 Years!

Happy Birthday to You,
Happy Birthday to You,
Happy 10th Birthday Dear Trevor,
Happy Birthday to You!
I love you!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

An Odyssey Victory

Trevor's team won first place at the state Odyssey of the Mind competition.
I am so proud of Trevor and his entire team!
They overcame a lot of adversity and never even considered giving up.
Trevor, you are absolutely AMAZING.
Thanks for letting me coach your team!  It was truly a pleasure.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Randomness, Bullet Style

  • I took this picture last week of the sun coming up.  I love the distinct line separating night from day.  It reminds me of my house at dawn, quiet and calm and in an instant the quiet turns to chaos!
  • Trevor left school yesterday with strep throat.  The timing could not be worse.  Odyssey State finals are this weekend and he still has a lot to accomplish. 
  • Griffin is doing great at school.  He is loving it and that makes me so happy.  He has also made significant progress in speech and language.  I am so proud of him.
  • I am STRESSED.  Work has been demanding and a little overwhelming.  I am coaching Odyssey and am not sure the team will pull it all together by Saturday.  My schedule is full and has left me with no down time.
  • It snowed yesterday and as much as I am ready for Spring, the snow left a beautiful blanket of white.
  • I am getting a new cell phone this week and I am very excited!  I think I will take lots more pictures with my new phone.
  • Nolan's head is healing very nicely.  The scar is going to be very small.  Even though he thinks scars are cool, I am thankful the scar will be small.
  • The moon was the biggest in many years the other night.  I took a picture but to me it looks no bigger then any other night.
  • My sister was in town over the weekend.  We went bowling at this really cool urban bowling alley.  We all had a blast.  I need to get some more practice.  My bowling skills have really gone down hill since taking bowling in college.
  • I am looking forward to next week when Odyssey is over and my calendar is freed up a little.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Dear Trevor,

Trevor, in less then two weeks, you will be ten.  It has been amazing watching you grow into the fabulous boy that you are today.  I look forward to celebrating the first of many double digits with you, but I would be lying if I did not say that it is bittersweet for me; so sweet to see who you are becoming but so bitter to see it all going by so quickly.

You are getting quite a voice.  You speak your opinion and are starting to share your feelings more often.  I love that you are sharing your thoughts, opinions and feelings more.  I do sometimes wish that you did it with a little bit less sassiness.

You are very quick to apologize and hate to hurt others feelings (unless it is your brothers).  With time, I hope you become more sensitive to your brothers personality and feelings.  You are so good to your friends and you will realize that even though your brother is so different than you, he will be one of your best friends.  I so look forward to the relationship with your brother flourish.  You have developed such strong relationships with your friends.  I have loved all your friends and am so proud to watch your interactions with them.  You have become so mature. 

You astonish me daily with your knowledge and your drive.  You are one smart boy.  I can't tell you the number of times you have told me something that I did not know or that I  never thought you would know.  You love to learn.  You enjoy researching new things.  Math seems to come naturally to you.  You are an incredible reader and writer.  I hope you start to enjoy writing, because your really have a gift for it.  I have started to see you have in interest in history and I love watching you pour yourself into learning all that you can.

You are starting to develop interests that are unique to you.  Your interests are no longer based on what mom or dad like.  You are truly becoming your own person.   You are thinking about the future and where and what you want to be, Annapolis and being a pilot still top your list.

You are funny and at times shy, witty and sarcastic.  You are calm, easy-going, laid-back and occasionally lazy.   You are neat and organized except when it comes to putting your dirty clothes in the laundry.  You are hard working and dedicated particularly when the work is of interest to you.  You are fair and compassionate, empathetic and thoughtful. 

I am so incredibly proud to call you my son.  You have made parenting very easy and I am blessed to have you in my life.  I have learned so much from you.

I am so afraid to see you grow, because I don't want to let you go.  But I am also so excited to see where you will go, because I know it is going to be good! 

Trevor, I love you more then you will ever know.  You are one incredibly child and I am the luckiest person in the world to be your mother. 

Love, Mom

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


I will return to my regularly scheduled blogging..... soon.

I have had every intention to blog.  There are things I want to document, but I just have had no time.  I am looking forward to having some free time in the near future.

I hate to disappoint my viewers, but please stay tuned.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

An Eventful Morning.

This morning was quite eventful.  At the bus stop Nolan slid on ice and hit his head on the fire hydrant.  Wow, did it bleed (I had no idea how much heads could bleed)! Nolan was so scared, upset and in lots of pain.  He asked a million questions about what they would do at the Urgent Care (this reminded me so much of me... I always have hated medical procedures and I always want to know everything they are going to do).  He also told me on the way to Urgent Care that this was not his week, an ear infection and now this. 

When we arrived, they took his blood pressure which was 149/87.  The nurse asked if he was nervous... you think?!?  He knew he did not want any stitches.

The doctor gave him the options of stitches (which would probably leave a smaller scar) or the glue (not sure the technical name) and stari strips.  He told us all that scars are cool and he wanted the glue.  Haha.  I am sure it had more to do with not wanting stitches then thinking scars were cool.
He wanted to go to school, so he did.  When he got home he told me that people were asking him if he was famous, because of all the attention he was receiving.

His head is still sore, but he does not seem bothered by it at all now.  Looks like he will be one cool kid with a scar on his forehead!

Happy Camper

Griffin is playing dress up in his brother's friends boots, backpack and hat.
This boy loves to dress in things that are not his own.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

More Ear Issues.

After ten days on Augmentin, Nolan still has an ear infection in his right ear. 
Last night he woke in tears complaining about ear pain.  It is so awful.  He is miserable and there is absolutely nothing we can do to elevate the pain.  The numbing drops don't work and the Motrin takes forever to kick in. 

Today he went to the doctors to confirm that his ear looks worse not better.  After the Augmentin, one would think they would be better.  He is now starting a course of stronger antibiotics.  I am praying this will work.  If this does not work, it will most likely mean surgery and for Nolan this would be tragic.  He is so terrified of medical procedures and he does not recover for anesthesia well. 

I am praying his ear clears and he starts to outgrow the ear infections.

Monday, March 7, 2011

End of the Season.

Nolan's hockey ended this weekend with a tournament.
They played 3 games and won 2.  Nolan had a great season.
He is becoming an amazing skater and his hockey is improving.  This season, he has gotten much better at handling the puck (which is really difficult), passing and playing positions.
I am so proud of him.  He has been a fan of hockey since he could walk and it is so much fun watching him develop into his dream!
I am happy the season is over, but I will be very excited when it starts again in the Autumn.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Full Plate

I have been absent.  It is because I have been so busy and I am struggling to stay above water right now.  Most of it is good stuff that is keeping me busy, but it is all still stressing me out.  I just can't find the time to get my home clean and all of my obligations met.

Our weekend is so busy, we had to make a spreadsheet to figure out who is going where and with whom.  Trevor has 2 soccer games and a practice.  Nolan has a hockey tournament, which will end the years hockey season.  Trevor is also very busy getting ready for the Odyssey of the Mind State Competition.  This also keeps me very busy since I am a co-coach for the team. 

We have also had some sickness to add to all the craziness.  Griffin is still not feeling great.  I am hoping that a good nap today will help him to feel better.  His poor little eyes are all glazed over and he is just a little whinny and clingy.

I know that one day I will miss all the games and activities when my kids are grown but right now I am longing for our vacation.  A week spent on a tropical beach with no appointments, games, obligations or decisions more difficult than what tropical drink I want is what I am looking forward to!

Anyways, all this to say that I miss blogging and I will be back... soon... with pictures.