Monday, March 18, 2013


I'm going through Bachelor withdrawal.  We have two months until we get to see Desiree as The Bachelorette!  In case you want to put it on your calendar, the premiere date is May 20th.

On Friday I volunteered in Alex's classroom and ran the contractions center.  I giggled to myself that it was appropriate because I had been having contractions 6 years earlier.  One of the kids decided I needed a nick name and is now calling me C-Bone.  Another told me that he has to do his own laundry because his Mom is too lazy to do it.

Alex has been having a heck of a time passing his sight word tests and told us that it was because his teacher is too attractive.  She's distracting him!  He's also scrounging up every coin and dollar he can get his hands on to bid on a date with her next month at a school fundraiser.  Keith told him if he passed his sight word test he'd give him $10 towards his goal.

Guess who has two thumbs and passed his sight word test on Friday.


We had a great weekend celebrating Mallory's birthday.  We started off with a little tea party.  Now she wants all of her meals served with all of this pomp and circumstance.   Should I call her Mary and get her a butler?

We bought a cake at Rheinlander's Bakery in Old Town Arvada, had lunch at Texas Roadhouse, went to the LEGO store so she could pick out one of her presents and then went to get a balloon.

Alex and I practiced spending lots of time in the car.  We're headed out on another road trip in a few days, this time to Dallas to visit my family!  The kids are super excited and I have no idea what we're going to wear.

selfie in the car
We spent Sunday putting together legos and I made an traditional irish meal.  I'm so glad that it only comes around once a year because I'm not a fan of corned beef and cabbage.

I couldn't help taking these inappropriate pictures because on the inside...I'm really a 12 year old boy.

Mia had too much Guinness.

How was your weekend?


  1. Nothing like dangling cash and a hot chick in front of a boy to inspire sight word success! And the lego pics are too funny!

  2. Dallas. Squeeee! I really hope I get to meet you.

  3. Your son is so cute! He's keeping his eyes on the prize! ;P I hope you have fun on your road trip. LOL I just spewed tea all over the keyboard, darnit to heck! The lego photos are killing me....

  4. How cute that he has a crush on his teacher! And a date with the teacher? Hopefully he wins as I think you will have one sad boy if he doesn't.
    I love the Lego friends- they are so cute--- even your pictures ;)

  5. C-Bone? ;o)

    I really hope he wins that date! And happy birthday to Mallory! She is one happy birthday girl!

  6. I liked Des. I never thought Catherine would make it. I just didn't see it working. I guess abc will shell out money on a big wedding and we'll see how long it lasts. Is he REALLY a virgin?

  7. I am going through withdrawal too!!! Your kids are too darn cute, this post totally had me cracking up. Happy Birthday Mallory and I hope Alex has enough to buy that date :)

  8. aw happy birthday Mallory! She looks so happy. Great job on the sight word test buddy!

  9. Hi I'm Heather! Please email me when you get a chance, I have a question about your blog! LifesABanquet1(at)


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