dumb cat.

Aidan: "Mommy.. Abby's up in the tree again!"
Me: "Okay Aidan, I'll be right there!"

(I was figuring that she was up in our cherry tree again,
and I always have to help her out of it..)

Uh, no.. she was halfway up our pine tree in the front yard!

Love this picture of Aidan looking up at her..
he was saying, "Mommy, aren't you going to get her down?" 

Took her forever, but she finally got down, dumb cat! :)

new swing set!

It's Aidan's new swingset! 

Tony & I had SO much fun putting this together for him (NOT) 
..and we really bonded over the horribly confusing instructions.. it was SO fun! 

Once we finally had it together though, we were so happy that it looked like the 
picture & that Aidan LOVED it!!!

It took him about 1 second after we told him it was ready for him to hop on :)

He LOVES the double swing thingy!

Checking out his little fort area.. 

..and loving his new (longer) slide! 

I'd say that it was definitely worth every penny.. 
and I can't wait til Aidan gets the hang of "pumping" his own legs on the swings.. 
Mommy's arms hurt from pushing him so much! ;)


happy Mother's Day!

Being Aidan's Mommy is definitely the best thing that has ever happened to me.. 
even through all of the tears, tantrums & whining that coincide with being 3 years old.. 
it's all such a blessing to me and I LOVE my munchkin!

Just being your Mommy is the best Mother's Day gift to me!

..and to my Mom:

I love you & have NO idea what I would do without you in my life, 
you're not only my Mom, but my best friend!
I love you very much & ..
Happy Mother's Day!


5QF.. Saturday night!

So.. I haven't participated in this for awhile! 

Tony is busy watching basketball & I am here bored..
so here's some random questions that I will answer just for you ;)

1. Have you ever had roommates? Just while I was in college. I roomed with my step-sister Lisa for 2 years while I was up at Central Michigan University. We also had other girls in the dorm room with us, 4 of us altogether my freshman year, and 5 of us my sophomore year. It was definitely a learning experience for me.. I was used to living with Lisa.. but when you throw a bunch of girls in a room together.. with ONE bathroom.. and ONE phone.. things get kinda interesting! 
(I think I used to hog the phone & bathroom too, sorry!) 

2. How many names do you/your children have? Just the standard first, middle & last.

3. Did you watch the Royal Wedding? Nope! But, I have to admit, once I got up the next day & was bombarded by pictures & footage on the internet.. I was sucked in! I had to check out all of the details, watch the footage of the ceremony & I even printed out a recipe of Prince William's groom's cake.. it looks like it would be delicious!

4. What is the messiest room in your house? Ugh.. I would have to say the bathroom. Aidan uses the toilet now, and well.. he doesn't always have the best aim! Although I am constantly cleaning up the floor in there.. it seems like it never stays clean! :(

5. What is your ideal Mother's Day? Honestly? I just want to sleep in, read the Sunday paper, go to church & come home to more time to myself! I would love to throw a nap in there somewhere too! 


happening lately..

Aidan is FINALLY sleeping in his own bed again! 

It took a few sleepless nights & lots of crying, 
but he is doing great.. and loving his new book light too!

Love that he was reading to our cat Puff here..

Last weekend, we went to the campground to help Grammie open things up for the year. 
Aidan was beyond excited to be out there again &
 he is constantly asking us when we are going back out there!

It's that time of year again.. time to mow the lawn!! 
Our boy is in love with anything John Deere, 
so he was really excited to ride the mower with Daddy :)

Our kitty Abby likes to climb trees, and she sits in them forever.. 
so I took advantage of it & got some cute pictures the other day..
 she's a weird but loveable cat!

Earlier this week, we FINALLY had a nice day for our playgroup's Easter egg hunt! 
It had been rescheduled twice, so I think we were all happy that it was finally a nice day.

Loved watching the kids race for the eggs..

I had Micah that day, so he got in on the fun too.. 
loved how the boys were helping each other find the eggs!


Definitely a fun day at the park, 

the boys got a TON of goodies!

We've also been admiring & picking all the pretty daffodils around the house.

Last but not least, Tony spotted an oriole across the street last night! I have been trying to lure these birds into my yard for a few years.. anyone got any tips for me to get them in my yard? 

They're SO bright & beautiful!

wordless Wednesday..