how to traumatize your 4 year old

so these dog days this summer have created a nightmare trying to keep the fruit flies at bay.  i finally got rid of them (thanks to diligent cleaning, tossing & pinterest); but in an effort to make sure they were gone for good, i sat the kids down & told them all about fruit flies.  i explained to them that even if they seemed to be gone, their eggs could hatch 7 days later creating a whole new infestation.  i was basically trying to scare them into not leaving food everywhere!  most of the time i think these "conversations" go in one ear & out the other... but, not this time.  i went to check the oranges i had in a bowl, & discovered one that had gone rogue... hank saw it, & with the widest eyes i've ever seen screamed..
"it layed eggggggggggggggggsssss"!  
i only peed my pants a little bit.


his eyelashes, tight little fists, naked man-baby shoulders & bald bean.  i am pretty sure this is what heaven looks like...


my firecracker

every mom has one.. & frell is mine!


birthday bonanza!

since the baby is coming any day & all my boys have september birthdays, we celebrated a month early  with their bingham cousins!  desirae planned an adorable rubber ducky bash for the babies' first birthday... the bigger boys had a batman cake & got batman toys to last a lifetime.  it was a great summer's eve with family celebrating these four little dudes...


3 weeks to sam!

& this baby making mama is ready!


date night with daddy

our passes work again after the summer blackout months, so michael & the 3 party animals went to disneyland from 5 to midnight... they finally got to ride the new cars ride... (& they even got lightning as their car!), they ate churros, rode tower of terror, got wet on splash mountain & were asleep before they left the parking lot.  i am so grateful for a daddy for my children who is not afraid to be a big kid & party like it's 1999!