Thursday, October 23, 2014

Gonna Miss This

I got one more day of morning prep, hair, breakfast, lunches and walks to school.

It's been tough. It's been challenging. We've almost been late. We've had to hustle (and run at least once).

But we've laughed. And smiled. And had an absolutely amazing time.

And I'm gonna miss it. A lot.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I Came, I Saw, I Conditioned...

It was time.

I thought maybe I could just wet it down, pull it back and let it ride - and it was looking good for school - but it was gonna be a hot mess for Laura when she got back.

So it was time...

Tub filled with toys, prayers were said... and I dove in!

It was hair conditioning night people!

I think the end result was pretty darn good if I must say so myself!

Not perfect.

Definitely not Laura-Level.

But better than it was!

And the Jiffy-Pop nighttime princess hat means only one thing...

She wants to wear it down tomorrow to school!

I think that means I did okay... but that wasn't all.

Mebbie brought me a challenge as well!

But I didn't back down.

With white knuckles of fear I took down her single puff... conditioned her good - brushed it out...

And put it back in dualie puffs - at her request!

Girls - those two hours of my life tonight were some of the best I've spent. I don't get to do that very often - and just caring for you guys while you played and were kids was... well... it was awesome.

Thanks for entertaining me - and thanks for having awesome hair.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Missing Mommy Grab Bags

Mommy hooked the goofball gang up with some "Mommy's Gone Grab Bags" before she left.

Each day they get to reach in and pull one thing out - and trust me - it's the VERY FIRST THING they remind me about in the morning...

Good job Mommy... they've been a huge hit!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Book Fair

Of course the book fair would fall the week Mommy is outta the country.

Laura is the reading coach in the house and she has these girls doing AWESOME with their reading...

But I think we held our own and the girls each came away with a book of their choice.

Even if it ended in deliriousness...


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Calories Out

On Meron's suggestion - we headed out this afternoon for a little "calories out" exercise - a 2+ mile walk on the Santa Fe Trail.

And By "walk" I mean:

"Hey Mebbie - wanna race down to that tree? Mark, set, go!"
Over and over and over...

High intensity interval training at its best!

We did manage to chill out and enjoy some time on the bench... until Z-Dogg wiped out, busted his lip and skinned his knee - good for some solid screaming until he passed out in the stroller.

Good times! We missed you mommy!

Saturday, October 18, 2014


We spent the first day of mommy being gone just chilling and hanging out.

Brunch at home, walked to the park to play for a while...

And then - you know - shoot some magazine photo-shoot style pics...

Seriously - look at these guys...

All three of them... ANGELS.

And I am TOTALLY unqualified to be their daddy.

God must know something I don't... so I'll keep trying!

Thanks guys - for a full day of awesome!

Friday, October 17, 2014

First Night Gone

Mommy's first night gone - only made bearable by popcorn, M&M's and a movie.

We miss you already mommy - but are so proud of your fearless faith!