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    It seems crazy. Ten years ago Clint and I had just gotten married, and we were so young and carefree. It was just the two of us and life was pretty easy. The house stayed (reasonably) clean, we went out when we wanted, and traveled to some pretty incredible places. We didn't have a whole lot of responsibility, pretty much just to ourselves.

    Fast forward to 2014 and we now have three miniature versions of ourselves, two girls and a boy in the middle. Hayley is six and is as spunky and prissy as can be. Colin is almost five and is the nuttiest little thing imaginable, but oh so sweet. And Sydney, our littlest, thinks she's six and is already the comedian in the family. Despite our kiddos being so little, they not only now outnumber us, but they have managed to turn our world upside down. But we wouldn't have it any other way. We love 'em to pieces!

    The blog is filled with the weekly happenings within the Stuckey family, some funny, some touching, and some a little zany and crazy. Life is definitely better with kids in it! We love ours to pieces. Images + Words = Memories.


Our Silly Kiddos Part 5

As I’ve said before, these blog postings are complete random order.  I’m so behind on blogging that I’m doing anything to catch up. But, here are some cute and goofy pictures I just don’t want to forget.

  1. When Keaton was just turning two he did NOT like sitting in the shopping cart. He refused to sit down.  So I let him stand. Plus, he really needed to strengthen those little bird legs of his!
  2. When Keaton was two and learning to climb stairs, he seized upon an opportunity.  He found the stairs in Sydney’s dollhouse and tried to climb them while saying “Up, up” to himself along the way.
  3. That boy and his pacifiers!!
  4. I love my two little shopping buddies. Okay, that is a terrible picture of Sydney, but a super cute one of Keaton.
  5. Sydney is still our night owl!  We’ve almost resigned ourselves to the fact that Sydney falls asleep best on top of Clint.
  6. Hayley and one of her fruit creations.
  7. Sydney and her beloved stuffed animals.  This is probably one tenth of them!
  8. Colin still falls asleep in the most unusual positions.
  9. Colin and his little brub, Gosh these two love each other!!
  10. Hayley and Sydney gangsta style at our old house.  Love these two!!

Silly Kiddos 5B



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Our Silly Kiddos Part 4

As with “Silly Kiddos Part 3,” these pictures are WAY out of order, but are pretty much within a year from each other. I’m desperately trying to get caught up this blogging game, but didn’t want to forget about these little everyday gems.

  1. Sydney changing her very first diaper.  She loves mothering her baby brother.
  2. We bought Adorondak chairs to put around our fire pit. Keaton was the first up to offer his services.
  3. Oh how I love these two, especially their cute little dinner picnics.
  4. Keaton trying out his new Recaro (racing) car seat.  Yep, only the best for our little guy.
  5. Colin’s teachers last year (second grade) swore up and down that Colin reminded them of Paulie Calafiore from Big Brother. They are convinced that Colin is going to look just like Paulie when he grows up.
  6. I would pay $100 to recreate this scene of Sydney pulling Keaton around Walgreens in the rolling shopping basket. I was laughing so hard I cried.  And then Keaton fell out. Then he cried.  Okay fine, we both were crying.
  7. Keaton found the reindeer ears, put them on, and started wearing them around the house like it was nobody’s business.
  8. Have I said before that Keaton likes to cuddle up next to his Daddy??
  9. And next to his big brub??
  10. Keaton favorite thing right now is to chuck things off the upstairs balcony. Yeah, he’s definitely more impressed with himself than we are.
  11. My mom made these little animal cards for Sydney about a year ago, and she still cannot stop playing with them.  It’s just a mommy and baby animal matching game, but Sydney is obsessed!! She LOVES it!Silly Kids 4
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Our Silly Kiddos Part 3

Okay, so I am WAY behind on blogging, like six months behind, but I at least wanted to interject a few silly pictures of the kids. These are going back up to a year and a half and are in somewhat random order:

  1. Colin cracks me up!  When he was in first grade I tried and tried and tried to get him to read the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books.  Colin said “No” over and over.  Finally, I bribed him and he sat down and read a book.  And read, and read, and read.  I could NOT get him to stop reading. Even going to the gym last summer (summer 2016) he would read walking from the car into the gym.  When Colin was in first grade, he even read book #8 in one sitting!!  He LOVES them!!  So far, I think he’s read all eleven of them 5-7 times each.
  2. Keaton is just CUTE, that’s all.  He spills his orange juice and then looks up at us and gives us the cutest little smile. We melt every time.
  3. And . . . then Keaton spills the animal crackers and then looks up at us and gives us the cutest little smile. Again, we melt every time.
  4. Sydney: “I’m Mommy!! I’m MOMMY!!”  Sydney loves to impersonate us, especially me!  She’ll put on my glasses and pretend to act and talk like me.  She’s a hoot!
  5. Keaton LOVES being upside down.  Sometimes he’ll just hang out upside down. I think he gets it from all the handstands, somersaults, and cartwheels he’s been seeing his siblings do.
  6. Keaton LOVES to go on walks and LOVES to escape from the house.  He literally thinks our house is one big Escape Room.  He’s always planning his exit strategy.  We’ve gotta watch that kid!
  7. Poor Keaton was Hayley’s salon guinea pig again.  Hayley gave him a lollipop and proceeded to lather him up with soap and lotion, and then styled his hair.  Keaton is just happy to be included.
  8. Rub a dub dub.  All four little munchkins in one tub.
  9. Keaton LOVES to cuddle up next to his Daddy.
  10. Another Allianz baby. Clint is so proud.
  11. Whenever Clint makes a smoothie, Keaton throws his hand up and shoots, “Me!! Me!!”
  12. Lunch with Hayley and Colin (Keaton’s favorite thing to do).

Silly Kiddos Part 3

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Las Vegas Day 5: Stations Buffett, Model Homes, Park, Shoe Cars

Sadly, Wednesday was our last day in Las Vegas.  But, if we stayed any longer we would have probably driven both my dad and Chris completely nuts!  After weeks, even months, of promising Colin we would go to a real Las Vegas buffet, we made it happen!  We walked into Stations Casino fit as seven fiddles and waddled out two hours later ready to explode.  Yep, it’s a given.  They lost money on us!

On our way back, we amazed the kids by showing them that sometimes shoes get SO big that you can hop inside them and drive around.  True story.  I think the red Converse shoe was my favorite!  We then had fun touring some pretty revolutionary model homes.  That poor lady that was showing the house, the kids just kept coming and coming.  Okay, we know when we aren’t welcome.  We grabbed some Golden Spoon, which was more our style, and hit the park where the kids did their best to show off for their Grandpa Bobby.  We made one last trip to Cool Lilac Avenue and then it was off to the airport for us!  Thank you Dad & Chris for everything!  We had such an incredible time!!  We love you both!!

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Las Vegas March 2017 Day 5

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Las Vegas Day 4: Exploring the Strip & Popovich

On Tuesday, we bravely trekked to the Strip!  Thank goodness for great weather and McDonalds!  Those little tired legs and endless bellies sure needed those Happy Meals!  After we fueled up and everyone was happy, we hit the two coolest stores on the planet (according to everyone in the group under 5 ft tall), M&M World and Hershey World!  The free movie at M&M World was SO cute!  Colin is also still talking about his larger than life Hershey Bar, and is already planning his next trip to Las Vegas when he will officially get the “World’s Largest Hershey Bar”!  After Hershey World we passed by Bobby’s Burger Palace so my dad could get a photo-op in front of his brand new restaurant!  Well done Dad!

Our next stop was the Bellagio Hotel!  We had so much fun walking through the Japanese Gardens and then seeing the spectacular water show outside.  I felt like I was on the set of Ocean’s 11.  And we were just in time for Popovich, which happened to be right across the street.  Keaton napped right on cue and slept through most of the show.  Good boy!  The kids LOVED the show!!  I think we all did!  Dad and Chris, just know that we are expecting great things from Rocky and Jazzy!

On the way home, we all decided we were all hungry, very hungry.  I really wanted Cafe Rio, but wanted to be a good group member.  Luckily, I have a dad that loves me way too much and stopped off at Cafe Rio when everyone else was getting Chick-Fil-A.  That night it was Colin’s turn to spend the night and he had a blast!  If my dad would have let him, Colin would have stayed up All. Night. Long. playing Flight Simulator.  He’s now hooked on that game.  I have no doubt that Colin will end up flying airplanes one day or maybe even own his very own airplane.

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Las Vegas March 2017 Day 4

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