🍂🌽🏈 Fall is in the air 🏈🌽🍂

I have noticed that the sun is setting no later than 8pm and the summer night air is becoming cool and crisp.  I leave my windows open at night to hear the lulling sound of the crickets and cars driving by.  This late August cool breeze is so very refreshing!  I love summer.  It is most definitely my favorite season, but fall brings a whole new set of fun and adventure.

Preseason football is on the TV and my eldest son has begun his daily football practices.  I LOVE being a “football mom”.  I thoroughly enjoy watching him practice while my middle son is running around with the rest of the younger siblings and my little baby interacts and plays with the toddlers and other babies.  I am looking forward to the Sunday morning games followed by hanging out with family and friends for the rest of the day.  Nothing is better than some football, family, friends, and FOOD on a fall Sunday.

This will be the first fall season with ALL THREE of my boys (since my youngest was born in mid-November of last year).  I can’t wait for him to experience all the fun we will have together.  Pumpkin carving and getting down and dirty with that messy pumpkin pulp; It always ends in a food fight.  Apple picking, chairlift rides at the mountain, hiking, pumpkin walks, grape festival, cider, corn mazes, etc.

OMG!  How have I not mentioned the fact that the kiddos go back to school!  YAAYYYYYYY!  The constant “I’m bored”‘s and fighting will temporarily subside and they will come home too tired to argue with each other, and I will be able to have some much needed one-on-one bonding time with my littlest guy!

I’ll miss summer, but I can’t wait for fall!



What a day!

Wow, today was a crazy busy day. It was just one of those days where I didn’t get one chance to sit down to catch my breath. I started the day with a job interview. I spent a good hour getting ready; hair, makeup, and fancy clothes. This is very different from every other day; hair in messy bun, a teeny bit of coverup and mascara, and gym clothes lol. I brought two of the kiddos to their camps then scooted off to the interview.

Unfortunately, the job interview was not at all what I expected. I was unpleasantly surprised to find out that the job I thought I was applying for was not the job they were interviewing me for. Bummer. But at least I was over prepared and am ready for the next one !

After that, I rushed home so that I could squeeze in a run before picking up my middle kiddo from his camp. I decided to do a 4 mike lake run with the baby in the jogging stroller. The wind was not my friend, and that 25 pound baby did not lighten my load at all haha.

After picking up middle kiddo from camp, we did a drive thru McDonald’s lunch and headed home to kill time before I had to turn around and pick up my oldest from his camp. I cleaned my car, tried to lighten the laundry loads, and managed to put the baby down for a nap. The baby had only been asleep for 15 minutes before I had to wake him up to go pick up my oldest.

After picking up my oldest, we had about 45 minutes to kill before his first football practice of the season. I managed to return overdue library books and grab my much needed dunkin iced coffee and arrive just in time for his practice. His 2 hour practice was long and tiring for both him and I lol. While he was running sprints and rotating stations, I was sweating trying to chase after my middle one and soothe my cranky teething baby.

Finally practice was over. Then it was time to cook dinner…… breakfast night ! The “quick” and easy dinner meal when you don’t actually want to cook. It was 8 pm, I was whipping up eggs and making pancakes with rainbow sprinkles in them. The boys gobbled them down and then one of them, not sure which one, spilled water and maple syrup everywhere. Yay me! LOL.

“Okay, you can do this!”

That is what I kept telling myself as I was trying to clean up dinner while the boys were fighting in the bathroom over the toothpaste. After they were settled on the couch watching their bedtime tv, I managed to tackle some of the stacks of dishes in the sink and find where a rotten smell was coming from (old, moldy food under the stove…..gross). I fed the baby his bedtime bottle and he quickly passed right out.

Okay, bedtime for the boys. I tucked them in, gave them kisses, filled their waters, said goodnight, tucked them back in after they decided they weren’t ready for bed, gave them more kisses, tucked them in again after they both decided they had to pee really bad, more kisses, tucked them in AGAIN after they needed more water, more kisses, and then a final GOODNIGHT!!!!!!!!!!

Oh boy. What a tiring day. But I wouldn’t trade this life for the world. ❤️

The little things

It’s the little things in life that truly make a heart happy. The little “I love you mama”s, the joy on your child’s face when you walk in the room, when they want you to kiss their boo boos to make it feel better; the list goes on.

After a long, exhausting day at work I try to mentally prepare myself for the chaos that awaits me at home. Before heading home, I de stress by putting my hair up in a tight knit bun, taking off my jewelry and shoes, and making a pit stop at Dunkin’ Donuts to grab my usual medium iced blueberry coffee with cream and sugar. Yes, I sometimes drive without shoes; I prefer to feel the brake and gas petal with my bare foot.

On my way home, I am always anxious to see my boys. I smile just thinking about how they know I’ll be home soon and are probably watching the driveway for my car to pull in. Almost always, I can see one or two little heads peeping out of the window as I pull into the driveway. My four year old usually greets me by holding the door open for me and saying “momma you’re home!” My 7 year old will ask “Hi Mom, how was work today? Did you make a lot of money?” HAHA. I love that kid 😂

Sidenote: I bartend. Some days are super busy and the tips are great, other days are not. My oldest is always interested in how much money I make.

The momlife is stressful and exhausting but soooo rewarding. All of the giggles and silly games they play are very entertaining to watch. I love listening to them use their imagination to create games and pass the time. Oh, and those deep belly laughs that my 4 four year old has are contagious. I can’t help but laugh at him as he is hunched over holding his belly and laughing so hard he can’t breathe.

I love how my kisses make boo boos disappear. They will come find me, limping all the way, and crying uncontrollably. As soon as I kiss that little boo boo, all of the sudden, their limp is gone and they are magically all better 😂.

Or when I tuck the boys into bed and two minutes later one of them gets out of bed and walks into the living room just to tell me “momma, I just love you so much”. That just melts my heart !

There are so many little things that the boys do that make my day everyday !