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Sam's First Plane Ride

On Wednesday morning we traveled to the airport.  Destination: Towanda, PA to see Pa. We dropped our car off at the long term parking service and took a bus over to the airport.  Finn loved the bus - Sam was a little nervous.  He clutched on to Michael for dear life.

We got through security very quickly and found a seat in front of the gate.  The boys drank chocolate milk and ran circles around the seats. I was a little embarrassed, but Michael told me to chill and let them run since they would be sitting for a while.  As we were boarding the plane an older gentleman told me that Sam was awesome.  He loved his smile.

As we were boarding the plane the pilot came up to Finn and Sam and asked if they wanted to see the cockpit.  Finn took him up on it ASAP.  Sam did NOT want to see the cockpit.  He wanted to jump inside my skin.  He got really nervous the moment we stepped on the plane.  I had to carry both him, his carry on and my carry on down the long, crowded aisle.  The whole time Sa…

The Planner

Finn is quite the little planner.  He typically beings planning his upcoming birthday party the day after his  last birthday party.  Well, we are knee deep in the planning stages of the 2014 Halloween costume.  This year Finn has requested to be "The Scorcerer's Apprentence" or "Mickey Fantasia", as Finn calls it.  While at Disney World we found the perfect hat.  The problem is - we didn't buy the hat.  This little detail did not seem to phase the Finnster.  He actually has it all figured out.  At breakfast yesterday he told me: "Mom, we will drive over to Disney World and buy the hat.  Then we will go ride a few rides and come on home. Next we will go to Wal-Mart and by a red rib." (he means "robe" but he thinks it is called a "rib." ).  He makes it sound so simple. 
On Sunday, I found the boys watching TV in the den.  They were apparently cold. 


Finn has started hijacking our phones and taking pictures.

Man of the House

I am so thankful for Michael's new job, but part of that job requires a certain amount of travel.  He isn't gone too much - maybe about four to five nights per month.  Today Finn attempted to put Sam in "timeout."  This is a regular occurrence in our house.  For some reason, Finn is sure that he holds certain inalienable rights - i.e. grand master of discipline. I told Finn to knock if off as he wasn't Sam's parent.  He looked up at me and said, "but Daddy's gone - when Daddy is gone I'm in charge."  Well there's a leap in logic.



On Monday before school, Sam found his Batman mask.

He was so excited to be "Batman."

He was somewhat less excited to share "Batman" with Finn.


Despite the incessant crying from his brother who was hovering close by - Finn was able to enjoy his few moments of superhero glory.  

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand time, "its just so hard to be a baby."

Peace and o…

Weekend in Gatlinburg

This weekend Michael and I went to "our" little cabin in the woods for a four nights of relaxation. Before leaving for the mountains Deniece and I stopped by Michael's new office to embarrass him.


While we were vacationing, Finn and Sam were having the time of their lives with Gran.




Our first stop was in Pigeon Forge.  We hit up the Mellow Mushroom for pizza and pretzels.

Once we arrived at our cabin we realized that Michael a had left his phone at the Mellow Mushroom.  So the next morning (after crawling out of bed around 10:00 a.m.) we drove back into Pigeon Forge to get Michael's phone.  While we were there we ate lunch at Five Guys.


Later that evening Michael and decided to run sprints up the hill leading to our cabin.  We were both miserable for the rest of the week.  Next we went to the store to buy ingredients for taco salad.  Once back at the cabin we ate taco salad and watched the Titan's pre-season game.

The next morning we went in search of a gym.  Who…