Our Five Ring Circus: The Kids Behind the Blog (and then some)

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Kids Behind the Blog (and then some)

Most of you who read my blog are familiar with my 4 kids. I frequently share pictures of them and little snippets of their lives.  But what do they really think?

There's a monthly linkup called The Kids Behind the Blog that I love. It's basically a short interview with your child(ren) each month. I always forget about it, but not this month!

So what's the (and then some) part?  Well, trust me on this.  Where there's four, there's always more!  My family almost always has an extra kid (or two or three) along on our adventures. What can I say?  The more the merrier!


We may look like a traveling circus at times, but that's okay. I embrace the chaos (most of the time)! I often rush from place to place with toddlers falling out of my arms and a parade of kids behind me, but I truly wouldn't have it any other way. My kids are making lasting memories with family members and friends whom they love dearly!

Childhood Unplugged

Moving on...

As of May 2016, Dylan is 11, Lexie is 9, Lily is 4, and Liam is 2.  They are growing up WAY too fast!

Liam doesn't speak in sentences yet, but he does have a handful of words and signs.  One of my biggest fears was that he would be nonverbal, but he isn't.  He works so hard with his Speech Therapist and our family, and we are so proud of him! Plus, we're learning an important communication skill as he learns his words: sign language!

Here are the questions for May:

What is something I always say to you?

Dylan-I love you.

Alexandria-I love you.

Liliana-I love you.

Liam-Flashes his huge smile and says kkkkkkkkhhhhh. (I guess that means I love you! I do say it a lot!)


What makes mommy happy?

Dylan-When I'm good. (True story.)

Alexandria-When she gets left alone. (Ehhh, some days.)

Liliana-When I come over to you when you feel left alone. (For sure.)

Liam-Hap Bu-day.  (Yep. I like my birthday.)


How do I make you laugh?

Dylan-When you tell me a joke. (Yeah.  I'm not that funny.)

Alexandria-When you make funny faces and weird sounds. (Weird sounds? WHAT?!?)

Liliana-When you say "Lily. You're silly." (Apparently I say that a lot, judging by my Mother's Day card!)

Liam-"MoMoMo!" (Said while signing more. In the spirit of keeping it real, he really just wanted more fruit snacks!)


What do you enjoy doing with me?

Dylan-Just going shopping alone with you. Or anywhere. (Me too! It doesn't happen often. But what about basketball, dude? Oh, right. I can still kick your butt!)

Alexandria-I enjoy going to Dairy Queen with you and getting Italian Ice sometimes. (Mmmmm...ice cream. I'm always up for a sweet treat!)

Liliana-I like to snuggle with my sweet, beautiful mommy. (Okay, kid, what do you want or what did you do?!?)

Liam-No answer.  He just panted like a dog. I guess it's fitting because we've been working on animal sounds for a few weeks!

What is my favorite thing to do?

Dylan-Go shopping. (He isn't completely wrong.)

Alexandria-Do your stuff on your blog. (Neither is she.)

Liliana-Snuggle with ME! (That's true, too!)

Liam-*Points his finger at me.* Bad! Yes! (Okay then....)


(Okay, I admit, this post had a lot of Liam pictures.  But he was just SO cute and smiley and STILL!)

And...that's a wrap!  Stay tuned for next month's entertainment (if I remember)!


I'm linking up HERE for The Kids Behind The Blog.

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  1. Yay! I'm so glad you linked up!! The kids answers are great! It's funny how they really are paying attention to what we do and say. I love that you kick Dylan's butt at basketball. Go momma!

  2. Awe, that is so sweet!! :) I may have to do this with my girls.

  3. I love that you have older kids to interview - like me! And their answers are similar to my kids' answers. I do like being left alone sometimes! Liam's responses definitely made me laugh.

    1. Dylan definitely rolled his eyes at first, but was still a willing participant!

  4. Your kids are precious! Love your blog! All the best from South Carolina :)

  5. How cool! I might have to try this next month!!

  6. I love their answers! That Liam is such a trendsetter. I just love to see what he is going to be wearing. So cute!

    1. Awww, thank you! Everyone always says that it's so much more fun to dress a girl, but I disagree. I have just as much fun dressing him!

  7. Great photos and answers! I especially love Lily's answer, "I like to snuggle with my sweet, beautiful mommy."

  8. I need to remember this link up! It's so precious! I love all of your babies' answers! So funny and so sweet!

    1. I ALWAYS forget. I'm one of those people who plan out my blog posts on a calendar, so by the time I remember, there's no room for another post. I actually remembered to write the next linkup on my calendar!

  9. These are great! I love my birthday, too!

  10. I am so glad you joined the fun! Their answers are just the sweetest and I totally love that they said "I love you" instead of my girls "clean your room" baha ha!

  11. This was so fun! I'm gonna have to do it with my girls

  12. Oh I love this - how fun to do with your kids! I had to do a video interview of my kids for work once and when I asked Emma what I did at work all day she answered, "Sharpen pencils and talk to your friends!" Sheesh!!

    (Story behind the pencils - I didn't have a sharpener at home for the longest so I just took her pencils with me to work to sharpen them for her!!)

  13. Oh my gosh, these answers were so cute! Kids say the funniest things! Loved it!

  14. This is my favorite interview of the bunch! I love each of your kids answers haha!

    1. Awww, thank you! I always forget about this linkup and I just love reading all the posts!

  15. Shopping and blogging.... both fun things to do! :)

  16. Your kids are so sweet and cute!! I think I might try this with my little man.

  17. "I like to snuggle my sweet, beautiful mommy!" Best answer ever! And once again, such gorgeous pictures of all your kiddos!


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