Tuesday, February 14, 2012

catching up...

Wow it has been a long time since I have blogged! 

 As many of you know the boys and I have been going through a lot of change over the past year and a half.  I feel that life has finally started to settle down in to our "new normal".  If there is such a thing?

It is good to have happy hearts again, laughing, singing, dancing, and just being plain silly!

I do have to say it is easy for life to get crazy being a full time single mom of four boys!

I don't feel bad for sending out Christmas cards in the middle of January, I am just glad the damn things got sent out!

I don't feel bad for not returning phone calls or emails right away....

I do however, get a little irritated with myself when the laundry gets this out of control!

Overall, we are all healthy and happy!

I am so thankful for that...

I so appreciate all of my family and friends that have been here to support us and to lend a hand when I need it!

I continually remind myself to live in the present and try not to look to far ahead into the future!

These are the moments I enjoy...

Watching my Frank guzzle his shake...

And Vinny enjoying the little things in life...

I still wonder what was so amazingly funny about this pencil?

Maybe it was the fact that he was able to "steal" it out of his brothers backpack...

Nothing surprises me anymore. 

Especially when I get a frantic call at work from the nanny regarding Leo getting a comb stuck in his hair.

This is what happens when you decide to "curl" your hair with a comb!

We had a fantastic Christmas!

I think Santa was able to bring the boys everything that they wanted...

Leo finally got the drums he had been asking for!

Vinners got a hat!  For some reason the kid loves to chew on the brims of hats?

Now all of a sudden it is February!

I was able to get a few snap shots of the boys the other day! 

I am so grateful that they are always reminding me to enjoy life!

As one can imagine,  our house gets VERY loud and CRAZY at times (ok a lot)!

But I would not change it for the world!

When I start to get down and out, it is my boys who constantly remind me that life will be ok!

I try to remind myself that I need to be patient...

slowdown and...

"stretch" outside of my comfort zone and embrace life!

Because I know they have.

Leo has enjoyed playing basketball...

Avery has all of a sudden gotten enough guts to give a girl a "love" note?????

Oh my! I am not ready for this!

Vinny is exploring new mobility skills.

Frankie is just Frankie!

This year I planned far enough ahead of time to be able to make their Valentines day cards for school!

So Happy Heart Day!!!!


  1. Staci, your blog is awesome!! How you do a great job as a single working mother of 4 boys, is beyong any level of parenting that I could ever do! Even with my one and only son, Blake I know that all I can do is my very best. You are a beautiful person, never give up being who God made you to be. I love the pictures too, beautiful colors. Vinners is beautiful as well.

    Mona, mom to Blake age 12 yrs old CdLS. And the love and joy of my life. <3 :)

  2. I love reading about the adventures you get to have with your boys! They are so adorable! You are inspiring to me. You shine in any situation!