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Natalie Jane
4yrs 22mos

doesn't like walking for long periods of time (read: gets "tired" after 8 steps)
loves playing games on electronic devices
generous - wants to give her toys away to friends
loves having FUN - very busy, likes to have planned activities and adventures
gets bored easily
very helpful
highly observant - doesn't miss a beat
loves bandaids, regardless of if she actually has an owie
materialistic - loves getting new things and gets pouty when she doesn't get to buy something
wakes up in the middle of the night and comes in "just to be with you, mommy"

Stockton Luke
3yrs 20mos

joins in if others around him are laughing
spends a lot of time looking out the front window
loves playing chase with his brother and sister
has to have his clothes off when he's pooping
still loves opening/closing doors
easily entertained
hates restrictions
loves big slides
sweet boy - loves being cozy and looking you in the eye nose-to-nose
pounds his fists i…


I'm texting my friend Lauren Borgolthaus right now and it occurred to me that if she had a blog she should call it SmorgasBORG. Ha.

Another busy weekend is almost done (although tomorrow is Memorial Day, and I've got a big ol' NAP planned since naps are my favorite and it might actually be plausible tomorrow). I LOVE when Austin is home from work. It's always such a treat!

Friday was productive but stressful. Stockton was up all night Thursday with an ear infection so I had to take him to the doctor Friday morning (which thank goodness we got in, now he's totally fine) and that sort of messed with my grand plans for the day. I did some other stuff, played with the kids, mowed the horribly long lawn, and made dinner for a family in our ward. I didn't leave enough time for the dinner though and had to head off to work, so Austin had to take the dinner to the family with the kids in the car while I took his car to work. He told me to "drive slow, it's acti…

Kitchen Sink

One time my mom accused my dad of "kitchen sinking" her and I misinterpreted it for years as "setting one up for failure" until recently Austin was like, "um, do you know what that means for real?" and we googled it and clarified that it was bringing up a bunch of old random grievances all at the same time during an argument. Now we (and you!) know.
The title of this post is "kitchen sink" not because I had an argument with my husband but because my kitchen sink was out of commission for a few days and I hated it. Do you realize how many times a day you use your kitchen sink? Dishes, water to drink and cook and clean with, grinding food in the disposal, washing hands, dumping out unwanted's in near constant use! Saturday night the sink randomly wouldn't drain and then got worse on Sunday. I texted our awesome landlord, Larry, this picture that afternoon and he suggested plunging it and told us he'd stop by Monday morning…