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I realized that my youngest needed a haircut.


Sometimes it takes a 3 year-old with a pebbles-pony-tail for me to see what’s right in front of me.

He acts like he has nerve endings in his hair, so I wait too long every time.



My oldest lost his first tooth.


He actually swallowed it. At snack time at school.

I thought about looking for it, if you know what I mean.

You’ll be glad to know that I didn’t. I didn’t actually search.

I may have glanced in the toilet, though.

I mean, if it had been RIGHT THERE maybe I would have…

But it wasn’t.

So I didn’t.


I saved time! And water! Conservation abounds!

Oh, I forced them to take a bath together again.




I don’t know if we’ll do it again anytime soon.



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Hey there.

So, the weekend is coming to an end. I hope it was a good one for you.

For me, it was good-n-fast. It involved a lot of football, some soccer, some running, some shopping, and some laundry (of course).

Thursday was a tailgate at NC State in Raleigh. It was fairly low-key because, well, it was Thursday.

Let’s just say that I tried to take advantage of the less-crazy atmosphere…

IMG_0600I also apparently forced Shaun to take a picture with me, resulting in this…

P1030182I swear, he really does love me!! 🙂 (Please ignore the bra strap…I would say that I was being trendy, or something, but really, it was just too hot to wear the cotton cardigan thingy I had to put on over my tank top)

The game was fine- I’ll admit that I get bored about halfway through a football game. They last a long time. I get tired. I get too full to eat any more snacks. I wish for my bed. That kind of thing.

But this was awesome…

P1030211I love crowd tricks. This one was particularly awesome, because of the sentiment. I am always amazed that they can get all those drunken students to flip their cards over at the right time.

On Friday, us parents were tired (from our big football outing the night before), so we broke out the big guns.

And by big guns I mean bouncy house. Naturally.


It resulted in a lot of fun for the kiddos that involved very little work on my part. Thereby resulting in an early bedtime for all.





Saturday, there was more football. Live and in person. This time we took Hobbes with us. To Chapel Hill- TAR!! HEELS!!! Anyway. It really went something like this…


But we had a good time. And he got to drink Sprite. Which to him is like getting away with something really, really good. And that’s all that matters.

And then this morning I ran 7 miles. And had some running revelations. And said some serious prayers/had my personal church around 5-6 miles. The running revelations will be…um…revealed tomorrow. The prayers? They’re personal. Personal-ish. Well, who am I kiddding? I’m almost sure I’ll share those, too.

For now, I think I’ll put on all three of my new pairs of running socks and my new six-dolla leggings (from Target!) and pretend to read while I fall asleep sitting up.


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So, sports exhaust me.

And I don’t even play them.

I am not what I’d call a team player. Not really, anyway.

And I’ve tried.


This is what we’ve been up to since Thursday.




…and it has made me tired.

So, I’ll talk to you tomorrow, after my 7 mile run.

Or I’ll die running my 7 miles in such an exhausted state and you’ll never hear from me again.

If that happens, please make sure that someone comes over here and clips my boys fingernails in my absence.

Oh, and the homemade pickles, jellies, and relishes are in the cabinet over the washer and dryer. Be sure to get some.

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So, I will start by admitting that my life is disorganized right now. And I am not really sure why. Nothing has really HAPPENED to make it this way, besides just regular-old-life. The reason I say this is because I think it’s important to admit when you’re crazy. Also, I am going to fix it. This week. I have plans. I have goals. I have lists. And this bloggie here, it’s on it.

But I’m already behind. It was a holiday weekend and all. Excuses. I know.

So, instead of making any MORE excuses for you, I’ll just start by trying to catch you up, a little at a time….

Saturday was the first home college football game of the season for my husband’s college- North Carolina State University.

At State, you tailgate…


Please note the satellite dish. You heard me.

If you’re me, and your stuck in the in the garage (stuck because your one-year-old has already melted down and is now doing fine with the in-laws and you can’t show your face again or else it happens all over again) while your husband is loading the car and you notice some vodka in the freezer, some lemonade in the fridge, and some mason jars…you just might come up with this…


…and then you might realize that people actually think you’ve got moonshine in your cooler and get a little nervous. ha.


There we are. And there’s the grill.


The game was a blowout, as first games of season should be. Note that it’s nighttime, and we’re just heading back to the car. It was a long day. Especially post long-run.

That’s right, I ran 7 miles prior to heading to the daylong tailgate/football extravaganza. I was one tired girl. And probably dehydrated. And definitely in need of a day of rest. Mom’s don’t really get those, though.

Sunday was a day of, well, cleaning out the garage. It takes a day. Trust me.

At some point during the day, I broke away with Finn. We broke away to Walmart. And apparently we took a time machine back to the 80’s while there, because we returned with scrunchies and lipstick.

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Yes. Scrunchies and lipstick.

I have my reasons. What could they be, you may ask?

I have to sleep with my hair up on top of my head, otherwise I feel like I am being strangled all night long. My “regular” hair bands pull my hair out. I really do lose a lot of hair- is that normal? I mean, I have plenty on my head (so far- thank goodness), but there is also an uncanny amount all over the bathroom floor. Anyway, I was hoping that these would pull less. They do. Thanks for asking. Especially if you wear your ponytail on the side and double up on the scrunchies!!

Also, I am obsessed with really adore The Pioneer Woman, and she keeps talking about this lipstick. So now I own it. And I forgot that I love how lipstick feels on my lips, even though I would rather it not actually SHOW UP much. This one is called “Nearly There”, in case you were wondering. It only costs $5 at Walmart and I believe it’s $5.04 at Target. 😉

So, needless to say, the holiday weekend was a little exhausting. And I am a little behind. BUT- today was the first day of playschool of the year for Hobbes! We are slowly, but surely, getting back on track.

Now I just have to dig my way out of about 10 loads of laundry and a whole lot of outgrown clothes….

This Week’s Teasers: I cut hair! My kids flood the bathroom when they take baths together! Hobbes starts school! I finally paid for my 10K on Saturday, so now I have to run it!

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