Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Sawyer Sayings, Eleanora Explanations & Kolter Quips


While discussing a "store" being open at his school.
Sawyer: Mom, I need some money!
Mom: For what?
Sawyer: Please Mom! Just show me the money!

Sawyer: Nora, we will always live together.
Nora: Awe, that's sweet! But what about when I get married?
Sawyer: Well, then I will live with you. And if you ever have a problem you can call me or FaceTime me. My phone password will be 9919. And if you don't have a phone you can FaceTime me on your tablet.

After being on the road for 10+hours and Mommy no longer has the energy to talk "Please stop asking questions and use your imagination to entertain yourself."
Sawyer: Mommy, I have lost my imagination!

Sawyer: Do you speak piglet?
i.e. pig latin ;)

Sawyer: Mom, when I have a daughter I'm going to name her Kristen.
Mom: Awe, that's sweet! Why would you do that?
Sawyer: Because you're my favorite girl!

Sawyer: Mom, do you know 5th grade words?
Mom: Um, yes.
Sawyer: Can you tell me all of them?
Mom: Well, I'm not sure what list your teacher uses.
Sawyer (exasperated): Mom, did you even go to 5th grade?

Mom, I have a predicament. It's kind of embarrassing but I'm going to tell you...Sometimes I see beautiful girls and I love them.

Sawyer: Dad, can you help me lick my armpits?


As she puts a pot on her head.
Nora: They call me pothead!
Mommy: Nora, I don't think that's a name you want to be associated with.

Evy's ears look like Cheetos

After passing an Under Armour store: "Mom, look it's Malone!" Daddy may have a few (read TONS) of Under Amor apparel from Malone.

Scene: Nora crying on her bed
Me: What's wrong?
Nora: Everybody thinks I'm a monster!
Me: Really? Has someone said that to you?
Nora: Well, no. But they think I am.
Me: Are you sure?
Nora: No, but I think I am. I'm not good at listening. I'm just like a monster.
Oh the drama!


Nora (dejected): Mom, no one else has a name that starts with an "N."
Me: That's not true! Have you heard of Nicole?
Nora (in a teenage sassy tone): Mom, you just made up that word.

Mom: Do you want your My Little Pony?
Nora (exasperated): That's not your pony! It's mine!


After complaining about Mama kissing his oh-so-kissable cheeks.
Mom: I blew you a kiss.
Kolter: You blue me a kiss? Look I green you a kiss!

Mom: Kolter, you are 3 feet tall!
Kolter: No, mommy! I have 2 feet!

Looking at lights
Kolter: Mom, I need sunglasses.

Mom: What made you so big?
Kolter: Applesauce
That's actually accurate ;) He LOVES applesauce

Kolter (while picking his nose): Mom, I have a boogie but I can't get it!
Mom: That's not a boogie, that's a scab.
Kolter: Mom, you're a booger genius!

Nora (trying to resolve a conflict): Kolter, you just need to let it go.
Kolter: Yeah, like Elsa!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Easter Weekend

We spent Easter weekend at home with Papa & Mama! On Friday we went to the Good Friday service.

There was no childcare, so Evy was showing off her new sitting skills in the nursing room

We introduced Papa & Mema to all you can eat restaurant. Obviously, Kolter is a fan! Then we had an Easter egg treasure hunt on the SNU campus (see previous post for those fun pictures).

On Easter morning we attempted a family picture ;) Then the kids dug into their Easter baskets.

Evy & Kolter's baskets

Sawyer & Nora's baskets

After our little photo shoot we went to church to celebrate our risen Savior! Then we came home and prepared a wonderful lunch for our family and the Hodam's. We wrapped up the afternoon playing with our friends and doing a little egg hunt in the backyard. What a beautiful day to celebrate!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Easter Treasure Hunt

This year instead of a traditional Easter egg hunt Sawyer requested a treasure hunt complete with a map. I thought that sounded like a fun idea so I researched how to make a treasure map (surely there's an app for that ;) and when the results included dyeing the paper with coffee I checked out. I did a little brainstorming and decided the best/easiest route would be to have the hunt on SNU's campus. Students on break, lots of places to hide eggs and a map I could print made it the perfect location!

I marked the locations on the map for each kid. Daddy and Papa went ahead of us and hid the eggs. The kids were pumped to have a map!

They each had an egg color and 12 eggs hidden around campus. It took about an hour to hunt them all down. The kids had a blast and it was way more fun than stampeding through a field with a million other kids to grab a few eggs. I think this will be our new tradition!

It was a beautiful evening for an egg treasure hunt!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Last Day of School

Good-bye school year!


Hello summer!

My how these kids have grown!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Boy Time

One evening Kyle took Nora on a date, so the boys and I went on our own adventure to the Lego Store.

I love this brotherly teamwork!

Thursday, May 25, 2017


I know it's well after his birthday, but I need to do an update post for our sweet 3 year old!

Kolter is:

25 lbs. 2 oz.

32.87 inches


a ham...he will do anything for a laugh

a great eater...some of his favorites include pickles and chips. He will eat sweets but never finish a dessert. He prefers salty treats. He loves stir-fry and lots of stuff mommy and daddy won't touch ;)

a lover of dinosaurs

a lover of superheroes (especially Superman)

competitive...if you present a request/command as a game he is always eager to complete it


a great talker...he speaks very clearly and has a great vocabulary

an ABC singing extraordinaire 

a blue eyed boy

a one cheek dimple boy

a blondie

a snacker...he would prefer to snack all day and not eat real meals.

a counter...he loves to count and can make it to 20.

a book lover

Scroll to the bottom of this post to about some of his favorites in his own words!