Monday, February 9, 2015

That racing heart again!

Today a dress that I'd purchased online arrived in the mail. Caitlin was as excited as I was and begged me to open the package.

When I opened it I was a bit surprised at the fabric type. It was more soft and filmy than I'd anticipated. 

Me "I'm not sure I'm going to like this fabric."
Dominic - "Why. Because it's going to show every thing on your body?"

I'm not sure how he put the two together, but yes. That was my concern.

As I walked down the hall to the bedroom to try it on I hear him say -
"Because that's going to be highly inappropriate."

I couldn't help it. I laughed.

The dress was a lot more flattering than I'd hoped, especially after seeing the fabric. I came out to show Caitlin. She liked it and asked me to keep it on for a while.

Dominic - "You need to take a picture and show Daddy."

He paused and looked at me for a few seconds.
"That's going to make his heart race, isn't it?!"

He even brought me my phone so I could text the pic to Jon.
Then as if he hadn't totally cracked me up he ran outside to play.

Friday, February 6, 2015


My daughter has a wonderful sense of style. She can pull off things that us normal people would look crazy in. So while Caitlin has never said a word about wearing a uniform to school she's added her own touch of style. She had a headband in, but must have taken it out before I snapped the picture.
Could you pull off those tights with that outfit?! =)

Caitlin's photo shoot

I was going through the pictures and found the ones below. I can't believe I forgot to post these. These were from her birthday photo shoot. My baby girl is growing up and she's beautiful inside and out. She picked out the outfit and changed it several times before she settled on an old favorite.

Racing Heart

You know those times that you're sure you've done something and yet it isn't finished? 
Well I was quite sure I'd written about Dominic and the racing heart. But when I was writing another blog post and referred to it, I thought I'd check and make sure so you'd know what I was talking about. No such blog post exists. So here it is. =)

Recently I was talking to Jon about a new author I'd just reviewed and how much I liked her book. Dominic heard me describing the plot and begged to read the book. It was about a spy and he'd just finished several books on spies. He was positive he'd love the story. Since it was Christian suspense I knew it would be clean, but wasn't sure about how much suspense he could handle.

He LOVED the book. There were a couple of times he had to ask me a question about something, but for the most part he just enjoyed the story. One of those questions has lead to a whole amusing side thing.

He had read a paragraph where a woman mentions some things that she's not really liking about a guy. It went something like this - "He's arrogant, bossy, and he makes my heart race."

It was the female protagonist who was reluctantly falling in love with the male spy.
Dominic asked me what that meant - making someone's heart race.

I wasn't really sure how to respond. So I looked at Jon and batted my eyes at him and told Dominic
"Daddy makes my heart race."

Dominic gagged. =) 

So now whenever we want him to leave so we can talk about something we say "We're getting ready to make our hearts race."

He clears the room so quickly you'd think it was on fire.


One morning I was waking up the kids. Dominic wouldn't wake up so I kept kissing him on the nose. In a very disgruntled voice he mutters "You DO NOT make my heart race."

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Animals and Careers

Wednesday - Career Day

Caitlin wanted to be a vet "just like Ms. Tamorah". Dr. Tamorah is a friend of ours and the mommy to Caitlin's best friend. Caitlin has seen her in scrubs, but usually she sees her in regular clothes with a lab jacket. So that is what inspired her outfit. It took her almost half an hour to pick out the perfect shoes to go with the outfit. :/

Dominic is rather obsessed with all things Legos. His dream job would be to have a real job being paid to play with Legos. So he has learned everything he can about Lego professionals.
If you look closely, you will notice that my son didn't even get through breakfast before getting dirty. There really isn't such a thing as a clean boy in our house. It's just varying degrees of dirty.

The pic from school

Thursday - Animal Day

Dominic wanted to be an owl just like the one that came in his stocking this year.

Caitlin and I saw a picture of a girl dressed very similar online while we were looking for ideas. I was all for it, since it was so easy to implement.
 Caitlin's class, minus one.
Friday is always pajama day. And for some reason I didn't get pictures of that. You would think that would be the easiest and lest stressful morning since they don't have to get dressed. But sadly that isn't the case. So pajama day we were almost late for school.

Friday, January 9, 2015


Tuesday - Nerd Day
Oh my word! We had so much fun with this one. 
I'm not sure if I should be horrified or proud, but my kids are amazing nerds.

Dominic totally got what a nerd was. And cracked us up for days with his imitations.
Dude makes a great nerd.
 Caitlin didn't quite grasp the definition, but she mimicked Dominic which was cute.
 These are the cutest nerds!
Here are a couple of pics I stole borrowed from the school site.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Spirit Week

Every year, the first week back to school after Christmas break is Spirit Week.

We've really had fun with the themes that were picked this year. 

Monday - Crazy Hair
 Caitlin's request for crazy hair was to have each strand of hair that I braided be a different color. The hairspray color that we have is a bit difficult to work with. We'll have to try something else next year. So we compromised by having these extensions on both sides that I wove into the braid.
Crazy kid - crazy hair!