first season

First year of soccer for Theo is in the books.
Lots of hilarious antics as four and five year-olds stormed the field every Saturday.

There were side games of Star Wars, tag and who can do a cartwheel being played at any given time.
Water breaks were when ever someone decided to get up and leave the field.  Parents took turns pointing kids in the right direction, constantly reminding them to stand up, and not to pick up the ball.

You scored two goals: one that was in the wrong net and the other was from mid-field...
it slowly rolled past all the other backfield players - who were playing a game of what looked like freeze tag - that by the time in went in, none of the kids were paying attention.  It was technically an assisted goal, because it bounced off another kids foot, but she was trying to do a flip and not looking in the direction of the ball at all.  But I give you full credit.

It was a great first season.



Dressing up, going to grandma and grandpa's, and getting loads of candy.
Three of my favorite people favorite things.
No wonder they are all smiles.

You guys reallylike handing out candy too.  Spreading the love.

Happy Halloween!




Knowing that the moment all three kiddos sang Happy Birthday to you, 
together, three times in a row, 
was one of the best parts of your birthday...
That is why your the very best husband and dad in our world - as Eva would say.

Happy Birthday to you, 
Love you always and forever.



She's two!

Helena, you have the biggest personality. 
You are fearless and shy, super quiet and screaming loud, hilarious and super serious, needy and fiercely independent... all of those things and more all of the time.  
You remind me of a prism, all the colors and all of them are bright. 

These last two years have been amazing watching you grow right into the mix with our family, chasing after Eva and wrestling Theo.  You might even have some hair finally!  
We can't imagine our world without you.  

Happy Birthday Helena!
Love all of us.


Evidence: Made Up


Someone found my lip stain.
I like it because it lasts a long time... you know, it stains well.
It took the stripes on the back of her head a few days to finally wear off.

And that glare... yeah I get that a lot.  
I am still in training I guess, and not doing well.  Not doing well at all.


getting sauced

My Eva has been having some big emotions lately, especially when things don't go the way she thinks they should.   It is hard to be 6 and especially hard to be the oldest kiddo.  I know.

So Eva and I are in her room talking it out.  Working through a bad morning and trying to get the day back on track.  Theo and Helena were playing in the living room.  I could hear them.  A little giggle now and then, but no yelling or crying.  Things seemed to be going well.  

A little too well I guess.  Because then things were really, really quiet for way too long. 
I should have know things were going too well...

An entire, very full bottle of chocolate sauce.  It was everywhere.  The couch had puddles and the floor had footprints.  They were covered head to toe.  Helena's head had so much sauce that when Theo would put his hand on her head she would literally stick to him.

It took 4 bath towels to clean up the couch and floor.  I still keep finding sticky spots.

Good news, as Theo said, "Mommy we just taste so good!" as I was telling him to stop licking his sister.  And it make pulled Eva out of her bad mood, she laughed until she cried... eventually I did too.



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.