Tuesday, September 29, 2015


My kid is obviously a baller.

Summer and popsicles are synonymous.


Andrew and Anna.
I watched my friend Tara's kids for an extended weekend. She has six, but took the youngest with her (she's Anna's age) so I tended the oldest five. So five plus my two plus Clarissa is EIGHT CHILDREN. You read that right. EIGHT. All the kids were well behaved, but wowzers! At the end of every day I was so tired. Also, having kids in school is awful. They come home and it's nothing but homework for three hours! I'm never sending my kids to school. Seriously.

Emiline (Tara's #4 and my favorite ... shh! Don't tell anyone)

Another random video.

My girls looked so darling this Sunday, I was determined to get a picture. However, when we showed up for dinner at my parents and still hadn't taken one, I decided that their driveway made for an awesome background.

I swear I don't have a favorite child...

A snap I just had to save because Anna is my dancer.

A perfect end to an amazing summer.

Chelsea Actually Gets Married (Part Three)

Only three parts necessary! Wahoo!

Here's some of the wedding prep: flowers, flowers and you guessed it ... more flowers!

Family dinner the night before. I ate my dinner in about 3.5 seconds and Nick and I spent the remainder wrangling children and walking them outside the restaurant. 
Weddings + small children = no bueno.

She's not as sweet as she looks.

The family. 
Evie was writhing on the floor for some reason.

The big reveal!

It was almost 100 degrees! We were all dripping in sweat by the time the lovebirds came out.

So happy!

Anna was super helpful when we took down decorations at the reception (IE: hiding under tables).

MOH doing her thing!

Ev was very helpful in holding my bouquet.
"Look Mom! I just got married!"

Anna was hot and tired (a fabulous combination).

Blurry, but cute!

Lonely and sweaty (from personal experience, it's not as bad as it sounds).

She was SO excited to see Aunt Chelsea in her "princess wedding dress."

My date - what a looker.

My heart melts just looking at this picture! Chelsea and John's sealing was perfect and we're so happy Mr. Cooper is officially part of the family. 

Both my kids, looking at the camera aaaaaaaaand Nick with his eyes shut!


Chelsea looked so beautiful. Easily the most beautiful bride that day (and I'm not even biased!)

Our fam bam.

The Evs.

All the little girls. They looked so stinkin' cute! 

Sweat LITERALLY dripping down my back, legs, arms ... and upper lip.

"Hey, remember that one time we did this?!"

Wedding day exhaustion - I feel ya, Ev.

The cake!

Anna out ate everyone.

Best. Picture. Ever.

We love you Chelsea and John!