Thursday, June 30, 2011


When I was a little girl, I loved the movie Annie {and I still do}.  I remember, like it was yesterday, going to see the movie with my mom and sister.  I have such fond memories of going to see that movie.  We had just come out of a very difficult time and this is my first recollection of some very happy times. 

Not only did I love the movie but my sister and I loved to play Annie.  She was always Annie and I was always Molly.  We would recreate the movie and sing the songs.  I think we had all the Annie merchandise that was made: records, dolls, heart lockets.
Last night my mom sent Ashleigh and me to see Annie at a local theatre.  The show was great.  At times I had tears in my eyes and at other times I wanted to stand up and belt out the songs as if I were in the performance. 

Thanks, Ashleigh, for a fun night.  And thank you, mom, for taking me to the movies 28 years ago, creating such fond memories and recreating such wonderful memories!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Pictures from my Phone

 Over the past two days, we have spent a lot of time in the water! 

Monday, June 27, 2011

Summer Routine

I have been so busy.  It seems like every day and every night there is something going on.  I need to settle into a Summer routine.  Hopefully, we will get in a routine before Summer is over! 
Yesterday, a friend of mine, her boys, my two oldest boys and I decided to go spend the night at a hotel with an indoor water park.  We had a blast. 
Rob and I took the boys last year and they had just as much fun this year.  We did miss having Griffin with us this year but he had a preschool and I did not want him to miss that.  I also wanted to spend some time with the big boys.  And if I am being completely honest, it is a lot easier with just the big boys.
We are exhausted.  It will be an early night for sure.

I hope to get back to blogging more regularly soon.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Just a picture because life has been busy!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Another Year.

Trevor and Nolan finished another fantastic year of school.  It is so hard to believe.  They both have grown and changed so much!

Trevor has become quite the {pre} teenager.  How did that happen?  He loves to hang in his room and listen to music.  He has also perfected the teenage attitude.  How is it possible he will be starting 5th grade?  It feels like yesterday I was taking him to preschool for the first time.  Here is Trevor on his first and last day of 4th grade.

Nolan has finished 2nd grade.  Again, how did this happen.  Wasn't he just a baby last week?  He had a great year and made some wonderful new friends.  Here is Nolan on the first and last day of 2nd grade.

The boys had a great year.  I am sure they will have a fun, relaxing Summer and an equally great next year in 5th and 3rd grade. 

{As you can tell, it was absolutely torture for them to have their pictures taken this morning!}

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Slow and on Griffin's terms,
But I am happy because progress is being made!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Just Because

Just Because
Is So

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Field Day

Trevor had is end of the year Field Day celebration yesterday.  So hard to believe that 4th grade is coming to an end.  I am so in denial that the Summer is going to be here next week.
Anyway, Trevor's class was the Canadian team and they participated in relay races.  It was a fun day but super hot. 
This is Trevor's amazing teacher.  She is wonderful.  This is her last year teaching after dedicating 30 plus years to education.  Trevor was so blessed to have her as a teacher.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Home Sweet Home

As much fun as it was to spend a girls weekend with my sister and mom in California and a week in Baltimore with Trevor, it is equally, if not better, to spend an unscheduled weekend at home.
(He wanted to look like Tom Brady, so he took it upon himself to decorate his face...haha)
We had fun hanging with friends, drinking margaritas, yard work (even that was not too bad), playing with the boys,
(The boys got Ireland Winter hats from Debbie and they insisted on wearing them.)
running errands, laundry (okay not so much fun), sleeping in our own beds, reading, enjoying the beautiful weather,
watching the Bruins (unfortunately lose), cuddling with Griffin, working on potty training (so not fun, but so necessary), planting flowers (or having Mom plant them for you),
catching up with family about their trip to Ireland, grilling outdoors and playing outdoor games.
The weekend was just perfect, exactly what we needed after a couple of very busy, very scheduled weeks.  It is going to be another busy week, but that is okay because after it all, we will have another fun weekend!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

World Finals

Trevor and I just returned from Baltimore, MD and the Odyssey of the Mind World finals.  We had a great time.  We spent one afternoon in DC at the Mall and the Air and Space Museum.  We had hoped to see more, but it was hot and our feet were tired.
We also went to the National Zoo.  In hindsight, we wish we spent another day in DC.  We did get to meet this guy.  He was inside because he was hot, too!
We also got to see my best friend from college and her mom (my VA mom).  It had been 9 years, which is way to long.  It was wonderful to catch up with her.
The rest of the trip was spent at the finals.  Trevor and his team did a great job performing their long term problem.  The did not win, but I am so proud of how Trevor did.  He really took a leadership role and did a great job managing the problem.
Trevor had a blast hanging with his friends, pin trading, living in the dorms and eating dorm food.  I was thankful to have an air conditioned dorm and although I thought the food was horrible, I was happy to not have to cook or clean!
I know I have said it before and will probably say it many, many more times but I am so incredibly proud of Trevor.  He is one amazing, thoughtful, smart, funny, compassionate boy.  I am so fortunate to be his mom!

Trevor is looking forward to Odyssey next year and possibly going to Iowa for World Finals!