Will on the phone with one of my friends this morning …

He wanted to say hello, so I handed him the phone. 

Friend: Hi, Will! How are you? 

Will: Well, we’re having some problems with our toilet overflowing. But I’m ok. 

True story, but overshare much?! 

Tags: will chat

We kicked off our weekend at Lions, Tigers & Brews - a craft beer fest at Lincoln Park Zoo - with three other couples. These ladies are some of my favorite people with whom to share food and drink (and laughter and gossip and the mundane details of my daily life). Fortunately, our husbands all get along great, too! With the intermittent rain, cold temps, long lines at beer stands, and longer lines at food trucks, we cut out before the event ended and hit DryHop (pretty fantastic burger … from what I remember). 

The rest of our weekend was filled with routine stuff, but it was so much more enjoyable now that A is back. Saturday was for kiddie haircuts, a trip to the library, a long walk, whole family nap, mega laundry, and starting a new book. Before 7AM on Sunday we walked to get donuts and coffee, then hit a local park (in jammies), and got started with the rest of our day - church, a Chuck E Cheese birthday party, yard work, and Magnatiles construction. I can’t say there was anything particularly special about our Saturday or Sunday, except that we were together, and happy, and isn’t that just the best you can ask for?   

Nine days into the school year and Will’s teacher has officially pulled me aside for a talk. Apparently, using the words poo, poo-poo, and poop more than all other words in the English language doesn’t fly over there. 

Oh Will. 

Given my vivid recollection of my parents being called in to talk to my preschool teachers about various things (and same for A) this is not at all surprising. I can’t wait to tell my mom her wishes are all coming true. 

Tags: karma

Whoa.
Typing through tears.

(Source: youtube.com)

"I go to big kid school now, so I know how to read these words [he doesn’t], but that’s a lot of letters that I don’t know how to write… I think I’ll learn how to write them now. And then I’ll write my own book!" 
-Will, age 4. Lofty goals and a love of books. I couldn’t be prouder.

"I go to big kid school now, so I know how to read these words [he doesn’t], but that’s a lot of letters that I don’t know how to write… I think I’ll learn how to write them now. And then I’ll write my own book!"
-Will, age 4. Lofty goals and a love of books. I couldn’t be prouder.

almosthalfway:

So I started watching Scandal on Netflix last night, and I guess I’m not doing anything but watching Scandal until I’m all caught up. 

I’ve watched 44 episodes in 8 days (and have 3 to go until I’m all caught up). My house is a mess, I’ve skipped workouts, I’m pretty much living on popcorn, cheese & wine, and my DVR is filling with my other reality junk. 

Living my best life. 

A long time favorite. 

Will just asked me if we could dance when it came on, and instantly it became a forever and ever and ever favorite. And then Cooper clapped with the audience at the end, and my heart exploded. 

These kids, man. 

(Yes, my sons slow dance with me on the regular - they love it. Is that weird? Maybe their future mates will appreciate it? They see A & I dance, so I think that’s why they ask.) 

(Source: Spotify)

True friends help each other out … with food and wine. 
One of my besties had knee surgery a couple weeks ago, so I’ve been dropping off home cooked meals for her family while her husband is out of town. 
And now that my husband is out of town, and I’m housebound with two children with croup, she’s offering to bring me wine. At 8:30am. 
That’s the beauty of friendship right there. 

True friends help each other out … with food and wine. 

One of my besties had knee surgery a couple weeks ago, so I’ve been dropping off home cooked meals for her family while her husband is out of town. 

And now that my husband is out of town, and I’m housebound with two children with croup, she’s offering to bring me wine. At 8:30am. 

That’s the beauty of friendship right there. 

So I started watching Scandal on Netflix last night, and I guess I’m not doing anything but watching Scandal until I’m all caught up. 

First day of school success! The only tears were from Cooper who didn’t want to see his playmate go through those big doors. (Will would also like to make sure that everyone notices his Batman tote and purposely posed this way to feature it.)

First day of school success! The only tears were from Cooper who didn’t want to see his playmate go through those big doors. (Will would also like to make sure that everyone notices his Batman tote and purposely posed this way to feature it.)