Sunday, January 30, 2011

my guys

Starting em out right!
We got Micah's hair cut yesterday. I was worried about his curls but they are still there and cute!

Grimace was at a hockey game we just went to. Max thought he was cool because he gave him a fake tatoo but Micah kind of freaked. Can't blame him for not liking a giant purple guys walking around I guess.

They can sit together without fighting.....Yay!

Shocks vs Saves

When the hockey game got a little boring the boys, they played with mom's hat. What fun.

Every year we go to a charity hockey game for work. Its paramedics vs cardiologists. Throw in a couple of retired redwings players and it makes for a really fun time. All the procedes from the game go to buying AEDs for the community. We had a really nice time and the boys were pretty well behaved. That is an awesome day in my book. Of course the paramedics won again and we get to keep our trophey for another year.

Better Late than never

Welcome to world Jaxon! Our daycare provided gave birth to Jaxon about 3 weeks ago. God bless her, she started watching our boys again after only 2 weeks off. The boys just love Jaxon and we are so happy for Jamie and her husband. This is their 4th child but first boy. He is adorable! Congrats!

Thursday, January 27, 2011


So its probably not a good thing when the preschool teacher approaches you and says, " Max has been very easily excitable the last couple of weeks." Thats the nice way of saying, "your child is a monster." Max has been very easily excitable the last couple of weeks and I'm not sure what has been going on with him but he is short tempered, mouthy and full of drama. He has been braking down into tears when I tell him he can't have candy, its nap time or any other little thing. Not really sure what to do. We have been trying to be consistant with punishments and not letting him get away with poor behavior but I haven't seen any changes. He seems to be at that age where he is stuck between wanting to be a big boy but still being a baby. I hope he out grows this soon.

Friday, January 14, 2011

31 Thermal Tote Sale

Just wanted to share a great 31 sale with everyone. This month the large and small thermal totes are on sale. The large totes are on sale for $10 and will hold up to 6 bottles of water. The small totes are on sale for $8 and are great for kids' lunch boxes or make great baby shower gifts. The best part, they are both only $1.50 to personalize. If you are interested, check out

All of the patterns are listed above. Have them embroidered with your favorite color. I have the large thermal tote in the blue mod dot with my name on it and I love it. I take it to work with me everyday as my lunch box. let me know if you have any questions or want to have a party!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Scouting the Divine

I just read a book called Scouting The Divine by Margaret Feinberg. I saw Margaret speak at a MOPS conference last year and I really liked her. I finally got her book for Christmas and loved it. If you are looking for a new view on scripture, I suggest you give it a try. In the Book, Margaret takes you on a journey to visit a shepherdess, a bee keeper, a farmer and a master vintner and all to rediscover what Jesus was saying so many times in the bible. Margaret jokes about finding it hard to understand a "land over flowing with milk and honey" when she buys her honey in little bear shaped bottles. I really enjoyed learning about all of these different areas of expertise and realizing how Jesus was saying so much by using parables of shepherds and sheep and farmers and crops. It was a quick read with so much insight.

Sunday, January 9, 2011


Today at Grandma and Grandpa's house, I took Max iceskating for the first time on the pond. Well, it was more like me pushing him around on the ice with skates on but we went. He got new double bladed skates for his birthday and this was the first chance we've had to try them out. He was a little wobbly but did pretty well. Max didn't want to stay out that long but I think he had fun. We'll have to keep practicing and who knows, maybe I'll have a little hockey player on my hands. My only regret for the day was that we didn't get a picture of Max on his skates.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Pictures that are long over due

We had a great Christmas and the boys had fun.
Max was like a little tornado ripping paper of his gifts with lightening speed

Micah opened his first present which was a Thomas gift and didn't want to open any more. It took much coaxing to get to him to open more gifts.

A couple days after Christmas Max used his new race car track to build

a piece of art I think.

For New Years we went to the Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company Tap Room. It as a lot of fun!

Unfortunately, Jason didn't have fun at all.

Nate was shocked!

Jeff and Sarah even got to join us.

Sharpie and Melissa are drunk.

Yo ho ho and where's my beer?

This is the group of us and we had a nice time.

Awww. It doesn't matter big the kids get, this never gets old.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Speech therapy

So I took Max to speech therapy today. He speaks well, he just has problems making certain sounds. For example, when he tries to say Micah it sounds like Miketa. Or when he tries to say guitar it comes out buitar. Anyway, he was dx with developmental articulation disorder which pretty much means he uses his tongue against his teeth when he shouldn't and he can't quite figure out how to keep that tongue still. So they suggested that we bring him in once or twice a week until he figures out how to make those sounds. This sounded great to me until I got home and called our insurance company (BCBS) and found out they won't cover anything that is a "developmental" problem. So now we are going to try to go through the school system for speech therapy. Since we pay taxes, Max will be covered. I hope we can get something worked out. Insurance issues are such a pain. Every time I call the insurance company, I feel like they are speaking a different language and I never completely understand what they are telling me. Wish us luck!