So hey there… it’s been a little while. Whoops. I am still planning a little vacay recap but I had to get a new phone because the speaker on mine stopped working which meant I couldn’t hear it when it rang and that is kind of an important feature in a phone. But the new phone doesn’t have my old pictures on it so I have to get my act together and charge the old phone and upload the photos that I wanted to share because I’m now the slacker who documents vacations not with her nice Canon camera but with the camera in her phone. [worst intro paragraph ever…]
In the meantime – here’s a big catch up of Instagram pics for those of you not following me there, along with witty-ish commentary (as usual).
But wait… I just finished reading Gone Girl last night… holy crapola, it’s going to be fun discussing that one on Thursday at Laid-Back Book Club.
For a kid that hasn’t ever really liked drawing, I’m impressed with Liam’s ability to make outlined letters (floating in the sky thanks to balloons).
I love coffee and I love pictures of coffee. What can I say… it’s both pretty and delicious.
Pure awesome for crazy hair day! Love this wild child.
And love this bathtub boy.
My ever-present companion, mid-lick. I think he gets hairs stuck in his mouth and then proceeds to lick, lick, lick until we yell at him to stop! It’s especially annoying at night when you are trying to fall asleep.
Back when it was still winter (pretty much last week).
A Pinterest success! Melting plastic beads in a non-stick pan and turning them into a suncatcher. Such a satisfying craft.
This picture really confused and amused my boys. Guess they are related.
A mid-winter’s walk on a rare evening with daddy home.
George does not approve of wearing a neckwarmer as a jacket.
My tattoo-ed boy.
Words to live by.
Mr. Alright-alright-alright is fabulous in this movie. As is the former Jordan Catalano.
So shy, that one.
TBT – Back to when Jack was a wee baby.
Clearly he is lacking in personality.
Future Calvin student is right at home.
My bracket was heavily dependent on a Big Ten Final Four… alas.
Jack’s chalk-portrait of he and his brother.
Jack prefers to use furniture in his own special way.
Also a shy, wilting flower.
Evening has broken.
I do love this face, I cannot help it.
Easter/Spring decor… I am that mom who likes to seasonally decorate. Don’t worry… we don’t do playdoh or team sports so you can still like me… I overachieve in only one area.
Art night at Liam’s school.
Pics fro my first blogger social… such a fun evening and has made me think about where I would like to go with the blog. Still TBD.
A special lunch treat all by himself with both mom and dad.
All packed up for spring break.
And we’re on the road at 4:06 in the morning.
We ate a whole lot of Mickey D’s on our trip because of the play places they contain… until we got further south and discovered Chick Fil A also has play places.
Crossing this bridge into Missouri is one of the things I remember from every road trip down to Houston. It always feels like such an accomplishment to make it here.
12 hours on the road and they were still happy to pose for a picture.
Sharing a bed for the first time… and still smiling after day one.
75 mph speed limit, don’t mind if I do…
Buccee’s… a Texas tradition… the cleanest bathrooms you will ever find in a rest area and every snack and road trip food item you could ever want.
Happy to have reached Padre Island and warmth!
Thar be pirates.
Happiness is hours spent swimming with a pool all to ourselves!
Not to mention delicious BBQ and head-sized brownies.
Sometimes we are cute.
Margaritas, FTW… sadly, Simon got food poisoning at this lovely establishment and spent the next 24 hours not enjoying vacation very much.
The boys learning how to play online poker.
The boys made it in the local paper.
Doesn’t everyone try to pick honest Abe’s nose when given the opportunity?
The boys might have enjoyed the extreme bubbles created by the jets in Marty and Lynn’s new bathtub. Maybe just a little.
Sometimes you just gotta let them get soaked and have fun.
Jack’s at the age where he doesn’t not like to pose normally for pictures.
Sunset in Joplin.
My sweet, sleeping boy.
A lunch stop for throwed rolls and copious amounts of food and drinks.
Had to capture proof that he is still my baby… he hasn’t fallen asleep on my in years!
Back in Michigan…
Liam checked this out as one of his library books… we did not make any of these recipes.
Yet another misuse of furniture.
One of our awesome neighbors planted jelly beans with her daughter that grew into suckers overnight for the neighbor kids to come harvest.
Hunting for Easter eggs (nevermind that was from two weeks ago)