Monday, January 2, 2017

Moms and Misters

Tonight Caledonia had their moms and Misters where JJ and I got to go to the Grand Rapids Drive game. 
JJ was one of 2 winners from his school that won a raffle to be able to go down on the court for the national anthem. Altough it didn't work out like we though, he still had fun. 
James even made a poster for the players to give to them. 
We had a great time together. 

Monday, September 12, 2016

I got this

Reese had to go to the dentist today for her first of three appointments to get her 7 cavities taken care of. Jim told me that when he walked her back to the dentist's room and watched her sit down they explained everything about the mask that would help her to relax while they filled her cavities. She looked at Jim and told him he could go, "I got this dad!"  Just like that my 5 year old acts like a 15 year old. 

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Bedtime bathroom funnies

Tonight JJ told me (while taking his shower) that he wants to name his "pee pee." When I asked him why he said so that when he's talking about it other people won't know that he's talking about it. I told him that's a great idea and asked him what he would name it. His answer was, "T.M.A."  It was all that I could do to try not break down laughing. I walked away and let him finish his shower. When I came back (5 minutes later) I asked him why his hair wasn't wet and he reminded me that he can't turn around in the shower because the water hurts his T.M.A. (Things new 7 year olds say). 
It was then Reese's turn. She got in the shower and wanted to do everything herself. She took her shower, I told her when to put her shampoo on, and she let me know when she was done. She was so proud of herself that she came out to tell Jim that she used two squirts on her hair and one on her body. Jim told her great job and as she walked back to her room I could hear her say, "yeah, I can do it because I'm all grown up now."  Please stop growing up Reese and James.  9/4/16  

Saturday, May 28, 2016


Today we're celebrating me being 37 up at Elk Rapids and we were talking about how JJ leaves a little bit of food on his plate, just like me. Which led to a conversation about how it deep down means that I don't want to eat the whole thing because I think I'm fat. JJ said, "moms not fat!" Jim said ,"PHAT," and we explained what Pand H stood for. JJ said, moms not hot, she's cool too!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

My Little Inventor and Fashionista

When I picked JJ up from school today he was excited to show me his watch that he made. He told me that it could control the minds of others by a push of a button. 
Reese was given a flower by a teacher at school and she was insistent on wearing it behind her ear. As she was walking with it she made sure that she would turn her head to make sure that people saw it. 
May 9, 2016

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Jesus loves me

Tonight when I was putting JJ to bed he told me he had a song for me. He said it's a lot like Jesus loves me but he added new words. "Jesus loves me this I know, for the bible tells me so, God and Jesus make a pretty good team." Yes they do buddy. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016


JJ told me tonight as he was getting ready for bed that he knows how to do "traction." I asked him what traction was and he said, "you know like adding numbers together."  Oh! Addition!  He then gave me an example, "mom, I know what 80 plus 40 is."  He thought a little bit and said, "120."  He then told me how 40 plus 40 is 80. I cannot even tell you how impressed I was that my 6 year old can add that well.