Just the random musings of a 20-something mother of two, married to her high school sweetheart, and kickin' it in suburbia.

Shiny Kid

And this is why Mac will forever be known as our “shiny kid”…

"Mom, I’m gonna sing my ABC’s and you tell me if I mess up. Ok? A…B…C…D…E, ooh a fortune cookie!"

March 8 - photo 68 of 366

JD got a bus report last week. Awesome. Please read. I couldn’t be more horrified and amused if I tried. Seriously!

March 8 - photo 68 of 366

JD got a bus report last week. Awesome. Please read. I couldn’t be more horrified and amused if I tried. Seriously!

March 7 - photo (video) 67 of 366

Mac working hard at teaching herself a front walkover. This kid…

March 6 - photo 66 of 366 (wow…that’s a lot of 6’s)

Sewing. This is what I’ll be doing instead of sleeping. When I get in zone there is just no stopping!

March 6 - photo 66 of 366 (wow…that’s a lot of 6’s)

Sewing. This is what I’ll be doing instead of sleeping. When I get in zone there is just no stopping!

March 5th - photo 65 of 365

Here’s a bonus video. In case you forgot what it was like to be 4 (like I did) or forgot how cool the monkey bars use to be (like I also did) - I’ll fill you in a little. I think mastering the monkey bars for a kid is pretty comparable to learning to drive for a 16 year old. Okay, maybe that’s a stretch. It’s comparable to learning to drive a standard at 16 or any age for that matter. Anyways…monkey bars and Mac…wait, I also have to first tell you that Mac is probably the most stubborn, head-strong, independent, determined child I’ve ever been around. And this “determination” is both a blessing and a curse. It’s great when they are able to be more independent and therefor more self-reliant, but it’s a pain in the a-double-s when as a parent you have to battle them on every single task throughout the day - getting dressed, opening doors, buckling up, pouring their own condiments, etc. etc. etc. So monkey bars…Mac has been obsessed with mastering them for the last month. She will literally do the bars over and over again the entire time we are at the park. She probably did them 50 times just tonight during JD’s 1-1/2 hr long baseball practice. And well, she mastered them. Now she’s mastered regular monkey bars already, but these were like monkey bars on steroids and went on forever. Unfortunately I was too busy cheering her on the two times she actually completed the entire length of bars, but this is the best I could get after an hour of continuous monkey-barring. I’d like to think she’ll be too sore tomorrow to do much but I know I’m only kidding myself! Oh, and as a proud-mama-side-note, being able to do the monkey bars at age 4 is kinda unheard of. It’s like, a really big deal. I mean, to other 4 year olds of course.

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Meet the two newest members of the Stone Gator Swim Team. I’d like to point out a few different things in this picture. Mac’s awesome face first of all. Yes, she’s my kid. Then there is her wet shirt, that’s because both JD and her dunked their heads in the pool to try out the swim caps. Third, could JD be any skinnier - side note, I weighed both at the doctor last week and JD weighed in at 42.2 lbs and Mac weighed 42.4 lbs. JD is 2 years and 9 months older than Mac for those wondering. And lastly, check out my son’s killer 4-pack! Really? I think he might be the next Michael Phelps. Just saying.

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Meet the two newest members of the Stone Gator Swim Team. I’d like to point out a few different things in this picture. Mac’s awesome face first of all. Yes, she’s my kid. Then there is her wet shirt, that’s because both JD and her dunked their heads in the pool to try out the swim caps. Third, could JD be any skinnier - side note, I weighed both at the doctor last week and JD weighed in at 42.2 lbs and Mac weighed 42.4 lbs. JD is 2 years and 9 months older than Mac for those wondering. And lastly, check out my son’s killer 4-pack! Really? I think he might be the next Michael Phelps. Just saying.

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This is how Ruby sleeps every night.

Pic 13

This is how Ruby sleeps every night.

Pic 12

Miss Mac and another new outfit.

Pic 12

Miss Mac and another new outfit.

Pic 11

Tooth number 2 is gone. And it was forced loose by a backpack strap and a best friend. That’s all I’m saying.

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Tooth number 2 is gone. And it was forced loose by a backpack strap and a best friend. That’s all I’m saying.

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Ruby getting her bible study on.

Pic 10

Ruby getting her bible study on.