Birthdays!! 1, 4, 34 & more

We decided to have a big birthday party for the boys over the Labor Day weekend!  It also happened to be my actual birthday, so my family also made me feel special too.

But the crazy thing is my toddler is pretty much a kid, and my baby is pretty much a toddler.

For the second year in a row, Bentz wanted a dinosaur party!  He's still so very into them, it's pretty crazy that this phase is lasting so long.

[EPIC] Chicago Marathon Trip

Maybe my longest post ever.

Ben and I put in for the Chicago lottery last fall, and we both got drawn!  So that was awesome, so we knew we were going to make it an epic get-away, probably sans kids.

My mom came down and watched the boys for four days and we escaped.  Bless my mom's heart, little Dash was still popping molars so there were some sleepless nights involved.

Anywho, off we went to Chicago!

So Long September

September was a great month!  Minus the sickness that plagued us like whoa.  #backtoschool  Alas, we all survived bronchitis, ear infections, pink eye, and hacking our lungs up.  We had FUN celebrating all our birthdays (the boys 1st and 4th, my 34th, my mom's 29th, and Emily's ...24th?).  My dad and Laura closed on their Phoenix house and we're excited to have them closer when they're here!

August is Long Over

I can't even really remember August, all the days and months kind of blend and I know milestones for the boys are reached somewhere in there!  Like little Dash took his first steps.  <3

I will do a boys recap with the September collages which I'll post next, but they are both getting so big and they are sooooo much fun.  

As I post this, Dash is walking around the kitchen table with a crinkle books in each hand, and Bentz is setting up like 30 dinosaurs on the window sill, all facing the same way, while describing to his "pretend friends" all about the dinosaurs and how to pronounce their names.  

Hey there hey!

Wah what has happened to my blog??!  Nothing!  LITERALLY.

So much to talk about, so little time is my problem.  Like, Chicago Marathon was three days ago and it was totally epic. 

Things I need to talk about on the ole bloggerty:
-Bentz turned 4, mister Dash turned 1

-Milestones that go along with those (Dash started walking a couple months ago and it's the CUTEST)

-Bentz started school

-Ben and I went to Chicago sans kids and we ran the Chicago Marathon and had the most epic time ever in the face of the land

-My dad and Laura closed on their house 15 minutes from ours!

-I am an ambassador for a couple new brands:  Pineapple Clothing and Stiletto Running!!

-Fall finally arrived in Phoenix, it's b e a u t i f u l out.

-Bentz got stung by a freaking stupid scorpion.

-I weaned little Dash AND got him out of our bed all by like two days before Ben and I left for Chicago.  That's big news.

-We were sick for a whole month and I pulled a muscle in my rib by coughing and I got to run the Chicago Marathon with that rib pain which was the opposite of glorious, but the RACE was epic none-the-less.

-We went to Top Golf with the fam

-Along with everything else.  Good news is I still do a collage everyday so I at least am caught up on something.  Work has kept me busy and running takes my spare moments.  Life is good.  Busy, but good.

Up next?  Collagey lages.