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When Will was a very new baby,  I dreaded taking him to the grocery store.  It didn't matter what I did to console him, he cried the whole time.  It was very stressful.  Over the last couple of months, his attitude toward grocery shopping has improved.  He  sits happily in the seat and passes the time by looking at the inventory.  Well, Will has digressed a bit.  I blame it on his new learned ability to walk. Now when we go to the store, he will sit calmly for about 20 minutes before he screaming to get up.

This past Saturday I caved.  To stop the screaming, I got him out of his seat and let him sit in the aisle while I looked through the yogurts.  Unfortunately he decided that he was NOT going back in the seat.  Instead, he helped me push the buggy.

It took forever to get down the entire aisle. 

When he got tired of pushing, he decided to ride under the buggy. 

As tiresome as he can be - I still love taking him with me to the store. 

The rest of day was pretty good. The day start…

Solar Eclipse 2017

Yesterday, August 21, 2017, was the solar eclipse.  We have been hearing about this event for months now and we were pretty excited to see it.  We lived directly inside the path of totality, so we knew that barring any bad weather, we would have one of the best views in the United States.  Given that so many people were packing into Gallatin, we decided to let the boys stay home from school.  First, because we didn't want to fight the traffic, and second, because he didn't think that Finn and Sam would leave their glasses on at school.

Securing glasses became a bit of an issue.  Grandad and Gigi had given us glasses months ago for Finn and Sam.  Michael and I waited until the week of  to buy our glasses.  Of course, there were none to be bought locally.  So we got on Amazon, where they were going for upwards of $60 per pair. We did manage to find a couple of extra pairs.  My friend Patti offered us glasses, Mom brought us a couple pair of glasses, and our real estate agent sen…

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.…