Trick or Treat 2011!

Boo! This year’s Halloween was extra special for two reasons. First, there were two days of “trick-or-treating.” Second, the kids got to spend it with very good friends. The Costumes While hunting around for age-appropriate versions of “Spider-Man” for my Spider-Man-obsessed kids, we discovered a real gem from my own childhood — Spider-Man and His […]






Green Ticket and Tape Day!

Annalise’s school has a program where students are awarded with “green tickets” whenever they’re caught doing something good, such as following directions, assisting another student, etc. Unsurprisingly, Annalise has really taken to this program and works hard to earn these tickets every chance she gets. We promised we’d celebrate with an activity of her choice […]






Pictures With Santa Claus 2010

It took 4 years, but we finally got pictures of the kids sitting on Santa’s lap, smiling instead of crying. Well, almost all of the kids sat with Santa. Nate wasn’t having it! Thanks, Santa! And everyone in the group that organized this event!






Holy Cow!






Family Picture

From a dozen or so shots, these were the best we could get. Here’s Emma at home with her family. (well, OK, so Emma’s a bit hard to see through all the bundling)






Look who’s one!

I know this post is a little late, but Nate had a great 1st birthday November 9th. To match his bedroom, Mommy made him a “big top” themed cupcake cake. Here he is enjoying his first taste of birthday cake. We celebrated on his birthday with the Harvey’s and the Krick’s. Everybody had a lot […]






I’m walkin’, yes indeed, and talkin’…

Nathan took his first step on his own on his Daddy’s birthday (July 4th), just shy of his 8 month birthday.  He’s really trying hard to walk on his own, and being more daring about taking steps alone.  He walks pretty well just holding on to a finger or pant leg, and is now putting […]






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 […]






Nathan’s Got a Crib

I’ve finally finished Nathan’s crib and posted it to my woodworking blog and Lumberjocks.com.






Smile!