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When a Baby Poops in the Bathtub

My kids love bathroom humor.  They would rather talk about excrement, flatulence and bottoms than just about anything else.  So, when Will dropped a big deuce in the bathtub, I couldn't resist the urge to show the boys. I had my camera ready to capture their response.

With my focus on getting a good picture of Finn and Sam.  I completely ignored the fact that Will had unfettered access to his "floater."  This was Will's response after I pried it from his hands.

Amanda's Baby Shower

On Saturday I went to the Chocolate Covered Strawberry for my good friend Amanda's baby shower.  Her sister Meagan planned and prepared everything.  It such a nice event.

Later than day, Michael took Sam to a birthday party while Finn, Will and I stayed home.  Will went through all of the drawers and ate raisins for the first time. 

Mary Kay Party

Last Wednesday I had some friends from church come over to play makeup with my friend Samantha.  She is a Mary Kay sales representative and she gives the best presentations.  We ate junk food, drank coffee and tried on both skincare products and makeup.  I had a really fun night.

Will's First Haircut

Last Tuesday was the first time in two years that Finn and Sam both had chapel day on the same day. While one may tend to think that I am rejoicing in the fact that my children are studying God's Word together - one would be wrong.  This Mother, who lives in a constant state of "behind the eight ball" is rejoicing in the fact that now there is only one day per week that I have to make sure that the boys have a clean uniform.

I asked the boys to stand together for a picture.  Finn decided upon the "80s prom pose." 

Later than day Will had his first haircut.  Though he needed a haircut badly, I have purposefully put it off for months because I couldn't bare to have his curls chopped off.  Well, on ultimatum from from King Begley, I scheduled an appointment.  

I really expected this experience to be awful.  But, surprisingly, Will didn't seem to mind.  He was wiggly, but otherwise, well behaved.  Now, in full disclosure - they didn't use the clippers.…

First Day of Kindergarten and 2nd Grade

Today, Sam started Kindergarten.  I woke him up around 6:45 and his first words were "Mom, do I go to Kindergarten today?"  I told him "yes" and he hopped out of bed.  He then strutted around the house loudly proclaiming "I am in Kindergarten!"  He was also really excited to wear the HCA uniform for the first time.  

Showing off their new backpacks.

Will didn't start anything new today, but Finn didn't want to leave him out.

 I dropped Will off at daycare and then met the boys at school.  We dropped Finn off first. I asked him for a picture - and this was the face he gave me.

I then asked for a picture were he looked less constipated.

Next we took Sam to his room.  I explained the night before that he will need to walk into his room by himself after the first day.  When we arrived at the door, Sam gave me a hug and told me that he could walk in all by himself.  I told that "just for today" I could go in too. 

He first put his backpack …

So Unfair

Will loves climbing up the stairs - and he is quick as a cat getting up.  I haven't installed the baby gate yet, so we are blocking the stairs with chairs - heavy chairs.  We started with two, but when Will found a way to wiggle around them, I had to add two more.  Regardless, he tried to get through and ended up in a really foul mood.  

This week Will has acted totally out of character and let me rock him before bed on three occasions. I was so excited! 

Will has also discovered the joy of cleaning; both with the broom and with a toothbrush. 

On Thursday night we took the boys to HCA for Open House.  Sam met his teacher, Mrs. Raymer and found his seat and his cubby.  

Finn met his new teacher, Mrs. Lockherd.  Then we went to dinner with the Begleys and the Swineharts.

12th Anniversary

On July 30th, Michael and I celebrated our 12 year anniversary.  When Michael asked what I wanted to do for our anniversary, I told him that I wanted to get pedicures and eat at Five Guys.  Michael graciously agreed to both.

We both ordered the Tropical scrub pedicure and had a really good time.