Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Make your own pizza day!

The kids have been very interested in helping prepare meals lately so we decided on make your own pizzas as a fun way to help out in the kitchen.  They loved making them!

Aubrey making sure she has only a little sauce!

Just a tiny bit of cheese!

Brady is the chef of the clan...he has informed me on many occasions that he is going to be a cook at McDonald's when he grows up!

Topping it!

Matthew LOVES pizza!!!

Can I eat it now?

Cameron making sure he doesn't get a mess on his hands.



Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Leprechaun came!

Sometime after we went to sleep the Leprechaun came and sprinkled the house in green.  They had to follow the path of green candies into the kitchen to find this...

He even left cupcakes to share with the day care!

Matthew was pretty excited and was hoping to get to eat the candy RIGHT NOW!

Brady was hoping for something blue!

Cameron was NOT impressed, even though everything was in his favorite color.

Aubrey was pretty excited to see it all!

Monday, March 17, 2014

54 months!

After today they will be closer to 5 than to's a sad day in the Hickey house!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Cam the Con Man

If nothing else the boy is smart!  He comes up with an idea then convinces everyone else to go along with it or even try it first.  Tonight Ben went up to see how the kids were doing getting their room cleaned and found they had put all their blankets on the floor between their beds.  He told them to put them back and finish cleaning and then Aubrey came down to tell us how Cameron told Matthew and Brady to jump off the left side of her bunk bed...of course she is the top bunk!  Ben went up with Aubrey to see where the "left side" was and sure enough it was right over the rail on the left side of her top bunk!

Ben asked them if they realized that they could break their leg or arm or anything else and Matthew responded "Cam told us to!" Brady agreed to that and Cameron in his regular Cameron fashion threw his arms in the air and said "I don't know...It wasn't my idea!  They did it first! "  Yeah right buddy!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Brady is destined to be a lawyer!  He will argue with himself even.

When he talks with his deep voice and squinty eyes you know he means business!

His favorite phrase is "I didn't realize that!"

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


He always is making someone lose something for little things..."You lost kisses for 3 sleeps!"

If you correct him he will throw his hands up in the air and say "That's what I said!"

He is constantly someone other than himself and you need to be a mind reader. "Cameron is not my name!  I'm Optimus (or Boulder)!"

Monday, March 10, 2014

Aubrey- isms...

No matter how many times I correct her she insists on say "No I amn't!" instead of "No I'm not!"

Every thing is done with drama and attitude.

She never stops talking...ever!

She rarely goes a day without wearing a crown at some point during the day.

Sunday, March 9, 2014


Matthew cracks us up often...he is destined to be the class clown!

When we is sick of trying to explain something to you he will do one of two things...
Throw his hands in the air and say "I give up on you!"
Cover his face and yell "Ay yi yi!"

When he agrees with something you say he will say "Aye, Aye, Captain Daddy (or Mommy)!"

When something is good he will say "Delicious - Oso!"

He always substitutes "for" in place of if..."For you give me that I will give you this!"

Monday, March 3, 2014

Adventuresome eaters.

Brady is by far the most adventuresome when it comes to trying new foods.  He is always willing to try it out and most of the time ends up liking it.  The other two boys are not as easy to convince but they do find they like some new things when they give in and try.  Aubrey, well she is harder to convince to try things than here momma...I swear I don't know how this girl functions on so little food.  She never wants to eat, unless it's chicken drumsticks then she out eats daddy!

I am scared at the thought of our grocery bill in 10 years!  The other night at dinner Brady ate his macaroni and cheese, some hot dog, some of my baked potato and prime rib, tried shrimp, scallops, haddock and clams then topped it off with a strawberry shortcake.  Cameron has been putting away 2-3 breakfasts every morning!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Bowling Ball Boo Boos!

The kids were so excited to go to the bowling alley for Makenna's birthday.  First up was Aubrey, she went to step up onto the bowling floor, tripped, the ball went up in the air and came down on her hand.  Breaking two of her fingers.  She was a sad girl at the ER until the doctor told her that the boys would have to do her chores for the next 7 days.  That put a smile on her face and you better believe she made sure they followed doctor's orders!
The boys had fun bowling...

This is the face she made when I reminded her the boys were doing her chores!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

The Human Couch

I tell the kids all the time that I feel like a human couch.  No matter when or where I sit at least two of them are piled on my lap at a time.  Some days all four of them will pile on and hang out.  This wasn't bad when they were little but now that's 140 lbs of love sitting on me!  I swear they will be lap babies until they go to college!

We've been FLOCKED!

Nine years ago this summer there was so much uncertainty, would Ben make it through his treatments?  Would I be able to carry all four babi...