Date Night!….AKA One on One Time w. My Charlie

I went on a date…..with my 5 year old! It was awesome. He loved the one on one time with me and get this…when I asked him where he wanted to go..he yelled SUSHI! Love this kid! So we found a sushi place and got some good food! He wouldn’t touch the spicy ones…but thats ok THEY WERE ALL MINE! (Kinda fun not having to arm/chopstick wrestle The Husband over the good bits!)


It was hilarious watching him w. the chopsticks (the ones w. the training wheels) He got pretty good! Although sometimes he still used his hands

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He had so much fun balancing!

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It was a great time. He felt so grown up and even recommended food to our neighboring diners! Told them the asparagus tempura was delicious!  While we ate we reviewed dining manners and just had fun. He loved it! Next I will have to take Ethan on a date…..that may be a little more….crazy!


Going for a Walk….AKA OMG A HOT DOG TRAIN!

It was a beautiful day out so we took the horde for a walk on the Fox River Trail. The kids got to run around and expend a bit of energy, we got to know a bit more about our new area and we went to an awesome hot dog place! This is probably my favorite part of moving to a new town. There is so much to discover and check out! ADVENTURE! yay!

Love that they had did the Lyla pup

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Some construction on the trail..the boys were in deep study of this for like 20 minutesFullSizeRender (2)

A bridge! I dont know what it is about bridges but the kids think they are the COOLEST THINGS EVER  FullSizeRender (4)

Aw a lil library on the trail! Charlie wanted to take all the kids books. Had to explain to him how this system works. So next time we will be bringing a couple  books in and doing a trade!


Dundee Depot Dogs…Charlie LOVES that its an old train car!FullSizeRender (5)

Jack decided that He and Miles have a Whats Mine is Mine and Whats Yours is Mine type of relationship….and Miles seems to be ok with it….well this time..YOINK! I will now call him the French Fry Bandit

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Mom Takes a Bath…..AKA Well At Least My Skin is Soft

My new house as a bathtub in the master bath, with jets and stuff. I have never been a bath person, but everyone raves about them so I was like “Self, lets give this a whirl.”  Went to Target, got some bath ball thingys, a face mask, foot masks, sea salt scrubs, a magazine and made myself a big ole jug of lemon water.

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Now that I had all the ingredients assembled, time to get ready. Waiting for the kids to go to bed, told The Husband that for the next half hour I was not to be disturbed. Filled her up with hot water and a couple of bath balls. Found some baby oil and threw that in there for good measure, climbed in and put on the sheet mask and footie mask thingys.


Here is what I have learned from my

1. here is no good way to take a selfie w. a sheet mask on. You look like a frakin serial killer.

2. I need to get something put on the floor of my tub. All I did was slip and slide around in there…and maybe one of those bathtub pillows.

3. When I relax…I read…but I was too paranoid to read in there, was convinced I would drop my book, magazine or phone (yeah I tried all 3)

4. Even with a Do Not Disturb order in place….everyone will still need you for something from ‘Where are my keys’  to ‘Mom, Ethan said its not my turn with the LeapPad!’

5. Yeah I might not be a bath person.

But hey, my skin is crazy soft and Charlie kept telling me how good I smell afterword! Oh and I def loved the sea salt scrub, but then again I love back scratches too so…

Ahhhh That First Run….AKA Slept in My Running Clothes Last Night

So since I moved I have gone running once…well now twice…


So last night I slept in my running clothes so that I would wake my bum-ass up and HAVE TO GO RUNNING!

It worked! Why the heck is it so hard to get me to do something that makes me so much better? Helps w. the crazy, helps wake me up in the morning and helps me feel better about me (and gosh darn it…people like me…had to continue w. the cheesiness)

So yeah. I RAN! IT WAS GLORIOUS! I am back on the running horse and I’m gonna kick some ass!

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Hillbilly Pool….AKA What to do when its 90 and You Dont Wanna Find the Baby Pool

We were at Gramma’s house and it was HOOOOOTTTT. All the kids were grumpy. We didn’t feel like hunting down the baby pool….but knew right where an under the bed storage bin was…. PROBLEM SOLVED!

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The older boys had a head dunking contest


Jack thought it looked like a good idea


Ethan totally won


WINNING! Beat the heat, the boys had fun, and all w. a good ole plastic bin.

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NEW BED! …AKA I LOVE Finding Steals and Deals

We got a KING SIZE BED! Its huge and glorious and the whole horde can fit on it! We (The Husband and I) slept in it last night and I had no idea he was there. He never felt me get up to check on the lil dudes this morning. Its awesome. It is an amazing comfort island in the bedroom.

We got it off of Craigslist from a Korean couple who are moving to California and didn’t want to bother with the move of the bed. They have had it about a year.

The mattress and box spring: Tempur-pedic! Those suckers go for  like $3K! And wow, comfy and The Husband woke up this morning with nary a pain in his back! YAY!!!!!

The Headboard, footboard and stuff: I have no idea but its purty! I found like items online from anywhere between $500 and $5000!

How much did way pay? $700. AWESOME SAUCE! The main thing we were keeping an eye out for was a king size tempur-pedic, and they were always on craigslist for well over $1000 and The Husband was all like, uh no. This one came up w. the 4 poster bed and heck yeah. JUMPED ON IT! I picked up a really nice Hotel Collection sheet set for $50 and a Hotel Collection comforter set for $90 from TJ Maxx (kinda cool, it came with decorative pillows and stuff). They look uber awesome and feel glorious. Here are a couple pics. Its not made…The Husband is still sleeping in that behemoth somewhere 🙂 But yeah. Uber happy!

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Senor Charlie APPROVES!


Filling up the House…AKA Craigslist and Garage Sales are My Friend!

Now that we have all this room….we need to fill up this house! But yeah….not going to by new furniture with 4 destructive adorable boys wrestling, spilling, coloring, cutting, writing on, having accidents, vomiting, jumping, practicing ninja skills and many other activities….on said furniture. SO USED STUFF IT IS!

Over the passed month I have joined a dozen facebook garage sale sites and continuously troll craigslist in my local area. I have found some AMAZING STEALS and DEALS! And some very unnecessary but cool stuff as well ( I got an antique barn pulley for 5 bucks…what am I gonna do with it? I HAVE NO IDEA BUT ITS SO COOL! ILL FIND SOMETHING! I WILL!)

So here are some of my finds…and some plans I have for them.

Navy blue couch w. pull out bed and came w. pillows….$250


Navy Blue Recliner $50


Brown leather couch….$20…yeah..


White plastic stools…$40 (and awesome, the kids cant stain these suckers!)


Oak entertainment center with a bunch of fun DVD/Blue ray organization pull out shelves..$300

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Awesome Desk $100 You cant see the actual chair we got w. it here, I forgot to take a pic, but its black leather. Its purty. $35


Antique Chair $5. I have a bench that matches this. I bought some dye and I want to dye the cream a Emerald Green or Navy Blue. MAYBE paint the legs white or go Tron style and paint them metallic silver. Hmmmmm


Patio table and 2 chairs $50. Need to get more chairs for it, but for now its A-OK!


Those are the steals so far. Pretty happy with them! We also got a free fuseball table from my office, as well as another office chair. OH and 2 toddler beds for 30$ last month that I totally forgot about. One is broken so I  am going to attempt to ….turn it into a coffee table….kinda crazy excited for that one. The other one will be used in the boys room for the 2 year old monkey. We MAY be getting king size tempurpedic this week for 500$….but we shall see. Gotta figure out how to haul it. But yeah…I am having way too much fun on these sites!