Sunday, February 7, 2016

Father/Daughter Dance 2016

7th Birthday Party

Molly had 10 of her friends join her for a roller skating party this afternoon. Kids had a blast and no one was injured. Thank goodness!

Sunday, January 31, 2016


I know someday there will not be random crap at my feet when I wake up. Though I wish for a clean house now, someday I'll be wishing to find a rubber spider and a foam finger on my bedroom floor. 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Here We Go Again

Two and a half years ago Ryan had surgery to straighten his legs. It worked beautifully. The problem now lies in his feet. Due to his low muscle tone, his joints cannot hold his feet in a straight position. This has become even more obvious as he's grown. Therefore, in May he will be having surgery on both feet to fuse a joint which will straighten and support his feet. Recovery will involve 8 weeks of casting (short casts this time!). Luckily for the second half of that time he will have waterproof casts. 

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Busy Family Tip

A couple of weeks ago I read a post that suggested making school lunch sandwiches for the whole week on Sunday. I started doing just that and for such a little change, it's made a huge difference in my morning routine. I freeze them all on Sunday and pull one out and throw it in the lunchbox each morning. They are thawed by lunchtime!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Mrs. Fix It

The speed lever on my Kitchenaid stand mixer broke years ago. The mixer itself was still functional, it was just uncomfortable to adjust speeds with the broken lever. I ordered a replacement almost a year ago and gave it a shot (via YouTube video) and couldn't get past one specific part. This morning, I decided to give it another go and I did it!  I was also able to give the mixer a much needed thorough cleaning. I plugged it back in and voila!  It works perfectly!