Surviving in a Male Dominated Household

Snakes and snails and puppy dog tails...

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Family Reunion 2009

Now that my brother has three boys and lives in Cedar Falls and we have two and live in West Des Moines, family weekends at my parents house have turned into family reunions...and I am sure my parents are thankful for Sunday evening to come. I'm sure they love having their two children and spouses and their FIVE grandsons all under one roof but it does get a bit hectic. 5 boys all under the age of 6? Crazy.

My mom's family has their family reunion on the same weekend in July and we always try to make it back. It was great for Liam to see his cousins as its been 2 months since we were all together. He loves to play with Mitchell and Matthew.

Liam seemed to be having a good time at the reunion...

It's nice for Crystal (my brother's wife) and I to talk about our new babies, our big boys and breastfeeding. And of course, there's always "baby fight". We face Sean and Mason near each other...and at first they hold hands and smile and coo at each other...but boys being boys, "baby fight" always seems to break out.

Its always good to be around family. Being apart does seem to make the heart grow have to be apart in order to miss someone and enjoy time spent shown by baby kisses.

Friday, July 3, 2009

The Dark Side...

If you know my husband, you know he's a Star Wars fan. Apparently if you were a male born in 1977-1981 you MUST be a Star Wars fan. As any father does, he introduces things he likes to his boys. Liam LOVES Star Wars, but thinks every Star Wars movie is titled "Star Wars: The Clone Wars".

We were discussing Halloween costumes for the boys. Liam thinks he wants to be "GEICO"...the money with the eye balls. It would be a cute (and easy) costume to make. Then I suggested Luke Skywalker to which Dave said, "No, Hans Solo. Nobody wants to be Luke. Besides, Liam's got the hair to be Hans." I said Sean should be a ewok and Liam thought Sean should be Darth That would be funny!

For Father's Day, the boys got daddy a Star Wars card. Sean is not a fan of the dark side.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I survived!!

My first day back wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. My thoughtful coworkers brought in treats, I got a really sweet card from a co-worker and my manager was more than understanding if I wanted to make it a short day. But I did it. I stuck it out, lasted all day long and only called daycare once.

And I didn't cry.

I am a rockstar. :)

Now let's see if I can do it tomorrow!