Happy Happy Birthday Theo!!!
Wow buddy!
I seriously can't believe you're four years old,
but you are so awesome at being four - I think it is the greatest age ever.
You crawled into bed last night because "daddy was gone and I was alone."
So awesome that you are worried about me.

And the Minion shirt.
I think I need a uniform of them to keep you happy.
Kevin is your favorite and it is so cute how you know their names.  

You are such a little man now.
So kind, so curious and so loving.
Your big heart and sideways grin slays me everytime.  

Happy Four Years Little Man.
All our love.





First ballet recital.
The freckles were killing me.
And Theo choose his Aunt Carri's lap for his nap during the show...


my momma

photo credit: Miss Eva

I asked the kiddos what we should say to you today. And so you know, they are standing right here as I type and you better believe Eva is reading and making sure I type their words correctly!

You are the best grandma in the world.
You are a silly Grandma.
I like her so much.
I love her 200 million minutes loving.
I want to live at her house and we love it there.
Yayyyy Goggy Goggy. Yayyyy
Grandma does the best big hugs.
You make me the greatest peanut butter and jellies in the world.
They love you with their entire world and big heart.

They could go on for days and barely scratch the surface.  Thanks mom for being the best.  I love you with my entire world heart too.  Happiest Mother's Day to you.



Helena paints...
and if you notice her paper is still blank, not a drop of paint on it.


secret trail

It was our first trip of the year down the secret path.  We had heard that Dairy Queen was open for business and it was an amazing day out... well so had the rest of the free word.  The line was wrapped around the building.  It was almost bedtime and meltdowns were imminent... so we hit up the quick-stop and watch a crazy machine turn tubs of ice cream into milkshakes.  The kids were amazed and it might be their new favorite.  Theo also has some mad bike skills, he shake-drove the whole way home.



Helena brought another first parenting moment upon us... having something stuck in a body orifice.  It is amazing we made it to the third kiddo before it happened, really.  

It was really way up there - it looked like she had a growth near the bridge of her nose and at first I had no idea what it was.  How she managed to get it up that far, I can't even tell you - her fingers aren't that long.

I managed to get it out with Michael's direction.  A little mouth-to-mouth puffs of air while holding the other nostril shut - it popped right out.  A little black button.  As you can imagine, holding her down and making that happen was not the easiest or quietest thing in the world.  Little lady was furious, but really happy to see her shiny button again.  She was just as furious when I made it disappear into the trash.