Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Bruiser: I made a rocketship, Momma!
Bruiser points to his little pile of doo doo in the toilet.
Deb: Oh, wow! Go Bruiser!!!
Nick: Bruiser, don't you mean submarine?

stink eye...

three kids with six pink eyes between them. poor kiddos.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

claire and me...

Oh, my beautiful girl! She tells me almost everyday how she thinks her eyes are about to turn green, like mine. How she wants to have hair as long as mine. Talk about making me feel like a million bucks. So amazing to me because she must have a deluded sense of beauty to want to have things just like me. I'd take her curly hair and blue eyes any day. I'm not being self deprecating, I just believe she is so beautiful. She woke me up this morning and I (in my semi-blind state) just saw these beautiful blue eyes and sweet shape of her face and knew exactly who she was. I love this girl. My heart fills when I think about her.

Monday, April 22, 2013

auto mechanics

Bruiser (Matthew): Dad, I go wif you?
Nick: Yeah, sure.
They go out to the garage to work on changing the oil on the car.
Bruiser: this is coo, Dad!
Nick: Will you give me the wrench, Bruiser?
Bruiser: Sure, Dad. Dis one?
He drags it over to Nick...
Nick: will you bring me the oil, Bruiser?
Bruiser: Sure, Dad...oooh, dis is heavy!
More help
Bruiser: This is so cool, Dad!!

Thursday, April 18, 2013


Claire LOVES her sister. This is how I recently found them one night after I put them both to bed.
My favorite part of this picture is that Claire has actually covered Rosi with her special "toesies" blanket.