Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Bathing Beauties

It seems like every video I take of the guys has a siren in the background. We even try to guess whether it's an ambulance, fire truck or police car going by. The boys pause when they hear the siren in this video.


Everything In Its Place

Toy sorting happens about once a week at our house. While the boys nap, I sort toys. By the look on that giraffe's face, he knows he won't be on this shelf and upright for long.


Sunny Days

We've had some difficult days at our house. Actually, the last 42 days (six weeks) have pretty much been craptacular. August has had ear infections this entire time. Unlike his brothers who cry or are just overall more needy when they don't feel well, August instead bangs his head. It's an absolute helpless feeling seeing him do this. Today was the first day that felt like it was more of what our days used to be. For the last six weeks, Mark and I could not leave August's side. He would bang his head on everything, from the door facings, to the hardwood floor, bring toys to his head and bang with force. He had bruises on his forehead and an occasional cut here and there. We bought him some sweatbands to wear and at least it softened the blow. I've had days where I've cried, screamed, thrown things, called Mark 500 times at work telling him how frustrated I was, emotionally exhausted, etc. We had a very sunny day today and I'm hoping more are on our horizon. Mr. August is not so great at expressing himself verbally and this head banging stuff is his way of telling us that he feels terrible. I know someday he'll be able to tell us what he was thinking during all of these times. Even though August is verbally delayed, he understands what we're saying. He shows me this everyday. Mr. August, It has been so wonderful to see your smile, see you look at me with those beautiful blue eyes and to hear that wonderful laugh again. I love walking out of the room you're in and coming back to find you've wandered off to go and find a toy or whatever it is you're looking for because it feels like a long time since you've done that.

BTW, this is a picture of August with four graham crackers stacked on one another that he is licking all over. It makes for quite the mess, but who cares about that!


Luke-AKA Dwight Schrute



Henry is such a kind little boy. Here he is offering water, out of his bucket, to our pink plastic flamingoes.


Carly and Henry

Carly and Henry. Henry's trying to act all cool.



I ran across an August store and a Henry St. in NYC. I never came across anything named Luke. I think Luke does something in the Bible. Please don't quote me on that though.


Dr's Appts. Seriously, Will They Ever End?

For days, months, years, I've heard of kids going to the MD, having ear infections, stomach bugs, herpes, whatever. My boys have been so healthy, until the Winter of 2012. We've been to their MD more in the last two months than we've been in the last year. COME ON.

The above picture is of the boys sitting in the waiting room to see their MD to see if they still have ear infections. Luke has gone unscathed through all of this (obviously the Elmore in him). After we leave the MD, we drop off the boys prescriptions and by the time we get home it's lunch time. I hurry to feed the boys and get them down for their nap. While the boys are napping and I'm sitting down, by myself, I realize I never washed the boys' hands after they went to the MD's office. I, of course, washed my hands probably 500 times when we got home as I prepared their lunch. How could I forget to wash their hands? These guys were on the floor at the MD's office, on the floor in the "sick" part of the waiting room, rolling their cars around on the floor, opening the trash door in the MD's patient room, basically licking the floor of the MD's office. Well, I guess I win parent of the year award, again.... This will just build up their immune system, right?


Yogurt Raisin Found In Yellow Lego

I can tell you one thing, this is not the strangest place I've found a yogurt raisin. Not even close, Mister.



There's no denying, Luke had something brown in his mouth and I just pray it was chocolate.


Lipscomb Elementary

Henry and Luke


St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day 2011. Wow, those boys were so small! Luke has that big smile in this picture. He was such a little pleaser back then.

St. Patrick's Day 2012. It seems these guys just get cooler as the days go by. I mean really, who else can sport sunglasses like this?


Home Depot

Thank you Tom Thumb and Home Depot for having carts that will hold three or more children. We now frequent you more than necessary.



Luke is learning quickly that in our house you must multi-task. When drinking your milk you can also get in a good stretch, hold a green cup and turn a Hot wheel upside down.

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