First Woodworking Project: Mother’s Day Gifts

When I was a young boy, I fondly recall spending hours in the garage with my father’s bright orange K-mart electric drill. With this drill and a few other odd tools from my dad’s peg wall, I cobbled together my masterpiece: a new coat rack for Mom and Dad’s room; a very special gift for […]






Two Newest Blue Belts!

Annalise and Sean completed their Taekwodo blue belt testing yesterday. We were both impressed with how well Sean remembered his forms when demonstrating solo. Annalise was her usual confident self. Great job! And naturally to celebrate, we had blue pancakes with blue M&M’s covered with blueberry sauce! You’ve earned it.┬áCongratulations!






Yellow Belts

Annalise and Sean had testing for their yellow belts last night. This was our first belt test and we honestly weren’t sure what to expect. Annalise takes it fairly seriously and works hard to please. And I knew they were both capable of doing the forms and kicks. However Sean’s a bit hit-or-miss in regards […]






Annalise on Yahoo!’s “This Week In Mom”

The video of Annalise’s first haircut made it into Yahoo’s “This Week In Mom” production. Here’s the video: This Week in MOM: Kids and Haircuts @ Yahoo! Video And the original:






First Day of Preschool

When Annalise sees her cousin Keara and her friend Ali going to school, she always asks if she can go too. Well, it’s Annalise’s turn now. Annalise started Prairie Children Preschool on August 25th. We knew it would be an easy transition for her when we went to the open house on August 21st to […]






Oldest Established

Since his birth, Suzy and I have been singing “Oldest Established…” from “Guys and Dolls” to our youngest, Nathan. His big sister Annalise has gotten into the act…






Movin’ and groovin’…

We haven’t blogged in a while, mainly because we’re chasing three very active kids. Nathan is about 7 1/2 months old and is on the move. He went from barely being able to sit by himself to crawling and pulling himself up to standing in what seemed to be a blink of an eye. He […]






Annalise’s 3rd Birthday

Things are a bit busy ’round the Jaromin house these days, so we’ve neglected to post some pics of Annalie’s 3rd birthday party. She received “pretty dresses,” a raincoat and a handmade bunny from Grandma (below). Happy Birthday, sweetheart!






‘Twas the Day After Christmas…

…and off to the Plane; Flying with 2 toddlers and an infant?? We must be insane! We had a wonderful trip to Buffalo to celebrate Christmas with Grandma and Grampa Jaromin and my sister’s families. Getting there, however, was another story. Mad Dash The children were nestled all snug in their bed, Blissfully unaware of […]






A Visit from Saint Nicholas

This year’s photos with Santa…