Thursday, February 28, 2013

poor babies

This winter sickness has been upon us.  In 10 years of marriage Troy has never thrown up and both my kids got the flu.  Then both kids got pink eye and ear infections, this does not included the endless runny nose that they have.  We visited our favorite doctor to have the kids looked at.  This visit it was a little crazier since Nolan is now climbing anything.  Since it was a double appointment my focus was on both kids at one time with the double nurses that I so appreciated.  But at one point we turned around and Nolan had climbed the doctors stool and was standing on it, you know the one with wheels and that also spins yikes.  Anyway here are a couple pics of the kids waiting for the doctor.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

hug me

Nolan has perfected the hug due to lots of I'm sorry's he never deny's Gracie a hug but mommy and daddy he does.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

when daddy is away...

Pictures of our days

before church

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Beep Beep Boom

With daddy away and little accessibility to skype/ichat we have been video taping special moments on a daily basis and sending them to him.

don't worry he loves being pushed by gracie
see below just so you feel better about the end...

Sunday, February 17, 2013

The End {iphone series}

One of my goals for the year was to go through all the pictures on my phone and clear them all off including video.  When this was done there were a couple of video and pictures that I found and want to share so here we go.

As you know we are in to process of moving so this will be the last post you will see regarding Malone Football.  But I love my family and wanted to share these.  Plus it was so fun to see how much Nolan has changed in just a few short months.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Short Time

As Troy spends most of his time in Chicago when he does get home for those very short weekends we pack in the fun as much as possible.  Sometimes this means laying around the house and soaking up our time together and most of the time we have been attending birthday parties and using it to get some much needed things done.

 some mall shopping which I do maybe twice a year
 nolan loved driving his first car
 birthday party fun

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Water Baby

For a recent outing we went to an indoor water park.  They kids had a blast!  Nolan loves, loves the water.  He fell a few times into it and it did not even phase him.  He wanted to do everything the big kids were doing and he  loved that he could splash as much as he wanted.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Poor Guy

My poor little guys is all over the place.  Nothing like Gracie who was calm and laid back.  He climbs anything he can find and falls all the time no matter how close I am or how much I watch he sadly falls.  It is sad to me maybe if he was my first it would be different but I'll never know.  But this kids just fell and hit our little stool in the kitchen.  Yes I saw it and no I was not close enough.  I have no idea why he slipped but this is his first and not last black eye.  Look at those sweet cheeks!

Friday, February 8, 2013


Finding warmth in the midst of this very snowy weather is very slim unless I am in my sweats.  My dad and brother Taylor came through Canton and on to PA.  I headed to PA with them for a day and took the kids swimming and had a great time just hanging out with them.  Anytime is good time and I miss getting to see them.  Plus I got one-on-one time with my brother which is always needed.  Taylor was so helpful with the kids in the pool and they loved it.

 and this little guy so funny
he found a bad of chips in the room and he ran with it
just like his daddy

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Finding Fun

In the midst of packing I find myself stoping just to play with the kids.  Trying to make sure I still enjoy my normal side of life while the other side is a little up in the air.  My old place of work has given me loads of boxes which has been wonderful.  Some boxes have just been for the fun!  Check out the kids playing in the box and please ignore the laundry that needs folded in the back ground.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

hoarder anonymous

Yes, that is right my name is Candace and I have a problem.  One that was not much of a shock but  I realized it was time to let some of it go.

 yeap that is right 22 decks of cards.  yikes!
 and of course the thing i love the most...
school supplies, not just pens
 note pads, binders, post it notes, you name it
i gave all of this to Gracie's school who could use these supplies
also this does not count and of my paper, glue, note books, or post-it notes