Category: Hutton

HOLEY EARBALLS (pt 2)

We are now one week post tube/adenoids surgery. I don’t want to oversell the success of last week…..but I totally will for 2 reasons: 1) 4 hours post-procedure, Hutton asked for the TV to be turned down. [ D O W N ! ] and – could it even get any better? YES – 2) he woke up from anesthesia […]

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HOLEY EARBALLS (pt 1)

[for those who have asked, this is the scoop on hutt’s earballs. If you are not family and/or care nothing about an oddly specific, obnoxiously detailed medical history of my middle son’s middle ear, feel free to pass this post on by.] About 18 months ago, at the beginning of the Winter Virus Season, our middle boy […]

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Calling all Foodies!

For as long as I’ve known Hutton Brooks (3 years and 9 days), I’ve wanted to throw him a food-themed birthday party. Food is his #1 love language. That said, I’ve also felt like our window of time for such a theme was running out. I mean…at some point, constant eating becomes, like, a self-control issue […]

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My BFF, the 3 Year Old

My very best friend turns 3 today! (Well, one of my best friends. Easily top 4.) If you’ve never had a 3 year old best friend, you’re missing out. They are a riot. They’re messy and unpredictable, too, but mostly just fun. Last week, this guy threw his arms around my neck, pressed his face completely […]

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Nifty {Slightly Traumatic} Sixty

If there is one thing our family does not excel at, it is vacationing. Like the time my 13 month old got strep and a double ear infection on our beach vacation. (The same one where we hit a deer…possibly the only deer in the state of Florida.) Or the time – on our first […]

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Sassy Meatball

It’s funny that no matter how many kids you have or how close together they are, you forget certain things about certain ages. When I was a new mom with my first punkinangel, I was constantly asking my mom when babies were supposed to do things. Crawl, talk, eat with a spoon, walk, etc. Her answer was nearly always the […]

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Missing: One Toddlertastic Human

My camera roll is currently full of Hutton being an awesome 2 year old. Eating a bowl of M&Ms for breakfast, coloring on his infant brother, polishing off a bag of popcorn in the pantry, painting the floor with acrylic paint…he’s, like, so good at being a toddler. (The best part of this picture is the sharpie-d on […]

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Smash and Crash, a Monster Truck Bash!

I live my life under the assumption that every stranger is one good joke away from being my best friend. I fancy myself a people collector of sorts. I also collect children, as the past 4 years has proven. When you collect both friends and children with the same fervency as you collect Beanie Babies, […]

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HutTWOn

When I was getting out of the shower a few weeks ago, Hutton pointed at where he thought my male parts should be (but clearly weren’t) and said, “Broken?” This is one of the many, many reasons I love our Hutton Smith. He makes us laugh on a minutely basis. (It’s also one of the many, […]

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I’ll Have the “Lloyd Christmas”, Please

“At the very end of Taylor’s haircut, the stylist put her glasses on.” My tweet from 4 years ago, according to Timehop. Hilarious that a visually impaired person would cut hair without her visual aids. Even more hilarious is how appropriately timed that throwback tweet was in light of recent events. Both boys started preschool this week, […]

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