Happy 6th Birthday Fletcher!

The little baby who tested out cloth diapers back when this website first started is now a Kindergartener with two missing teeth!  He can read, write, beat me at Mario Cart, and has his own sparkling personality.  I used to think that this day would never come.  Not because I doubted he would make it […]

…and a Kim update too! Family, Fitness, Home, and BlogU

No, I’m not making a pregnancy announcement like Lara did yesterday.  However, I realized I haven’t given a good “random stuff” update in a while about my family and our happenings.   The biggest update is that my oldest son is just about to graduate from Pre-K this month and will start Kindergarten at a charter school […]

A look at “Life After Diapers”

It has been about 8 months since Everett potty trained.  This time in my life can now be referred to as “AD.”  I suppose the previous 5 years were “DD” and pre-kids my life was “BD.” Life “BD” is nothing like “DD.”  Even though there aren’t diapers to wash, there is still plenty of other […]

Happy 5th Birthday, Fletcher!

I’m a day early on this one but I’m having a hard time waiting!  Fletcher, my first born, is 5.  This boy continues to amaze me in every way- his sense of humor, intelligence, empathy, and dance moves rival that of a boy much older.  He had a lot of firsts this year including his […]

…I Wish They Could Have Slept With Me Just A Little While Longer

[typography font=”Crafty Girls” size=”20″ size_format=”px”]This is my happy place.[/typography]  It’s the place I look forward to being in as often as I can.  It’s the place where everything is peaceful, warm, safe, loving, and familiar. Every night I start the evening off in my big comfy bed with my big comfy husband.  Some nights I […]

Life With Two Boys: Dirty, Hilarious, Amazing. I Wouldn’t Change a Thing.

[typography font=”Crafty Girls” size=”24″ size_format=”px” color=”#0099ff”]”It’s a boy!” [/typography] the sonographer exclaimed as I lay on a table with globs of cold, clear jelly on my expanding belly.  My husband was relieved.  I was heartbroken.  I already had one boy so I was hoping for that magical equation where baby number two was a girl. […]

The Joy of a Tire Swing

My dream finally came true a few days ago.  No, I didn’t win the lottery or get a full night of sleep.  My husband put up a tire swing for me the kids. There is just something about a tire swing that personifies childhood; judging by the fun my boys had there is a good […]

The newest trend in sleep: Sibling Bed Sharing.

I may have lied in the title.  As far as I know sibling bed sharing isn’t a trend.  It is however trending in the Rosas household and I’m getting excited about what this new bedtime tactic has afforded us: drama free bed time! It all started last week.  My youngest son Everett decided that he […]

Question from a 4 Year Old- “What happens when our story ends?”

  Last night during a pre-bedtime snuggle my 4 year old came out with an unexpected question- one I assumed was much father down the road.  This is how our conversation went: [hr]   “What happens when our story ends?”  At first I didn’t know what he meant so I had to ask more questions. […]

Flexing my Photography Muscles

It was almost a year ago that I decided to learn how to use my DSLR in Manual mode.  Manual shooting requires that you set all of your own settings like the ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed.  You can also get more in depth and change your white balance.  Even after a year I am […]