Monday, December 12, 2016

He is a nice boy!

A friend whose son is in a preschool co-op with Peter just texted me this story about Peter:

When I dropped Ranger off at Nursery yesterday Peter ran up and gave him the biggest hug. I just asked Ranger about it right now and he said, "Peter doesn't hit me. He is a nice boy!"

Monday, December 05, 2016

Spiderman is My Helper!

Today I had errands to run, and one of those was to pick up copies at the printer. However, they needed a little bit more time to finish the copies. So Peter and I sat in the car so as to stay out of the rain. I was finishing preparing Christmas gifts for my piano students, and Peter as Spider-Man helped by popping the bubble wrap for a very long time.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Saturday, October 29, 2016

First Cub Scout Pack Meeting!

Gabe was a very excited boy!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


The 3-year-old stands on a chair.

The parent asks him politely to get down.

The parent leaves the room.

The parent returns 30 seconds later.

The child has...not listened.

Monday, October 24, 2016


Red Ribbon Week at school, Day One!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Sour Cream-Lovin' Boy!

Peter literally eats it with a spoon! (Only when we're not around to stop him!) He does not, however, appreciate being photographed after we giggle about how he is covered with the evidence...

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Fun Run 2016: Gabe

We love this event! There are different laps, some with the chicken dance, some skipping, some with selfies with your parents, etc.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

ANOTHER Soccer Practice??

Peter is a pretty good sport about frequenting the soccer field so many times each week!

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Playing "Animal Upon Animal" (a stacking game)

We were proud of how tall our stack was getting!

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Sunday, October 02, 2016

General Conference Activities

Bingo and activity packets with the rewards of tokens (for completed activities and bingos) to buy things in the family store = quiet and decently attentive kids!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Magnet Fun!

We've been having fun building lots of different things with our magnet set, such dinosaurs, spaceships, and modern interpretive art. 😆 Andrew proudly announced on Sunday that he built a temple all by himself.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Popsicle Stick Shenanigans

Gabe having fun post-popsicle consumption!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Princess Leia Hair at Church!

Squinty due to the bright sun, but a beautiful girl who was thrilled with her hair!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Racing Plasma Cars!

We picked up two plasma cars at yard sales and enjoy taking them to the park. The paved pathway there has a downhill portion, and we have a lot of fun racing down it!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Summer Fun!

Captain America! In a swim diaper from running on the sprinklers!

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Naomi's School Bus

After Gabe and Andrew get on their school bus each morning, we have about 20 to 30 minutes before Naomi gets on her bus. It's usually some fun time where we played piano duets and Peter comes downstairs to give good morning hugs. They both love to wait together on the front porch while watching for the school bus.

Sunday, August 28, 2016


I don't normally see family resemblances. But when I looked at the three boys on the couch today, their faces looked all so similar!

Perhaps it was the fresh haircuts eliminating the lighter coarseness of Gabe's hair vs. the darker curliness of Andrew's hair vs. Peter's softer, finer fluff.
Or the lack of distracting clothing.

Or their faces being angled similarly.

Regardless, for once I saw why people know they are brothers without asking!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

First Day of School!

...and Mommy did so many errands that Peter was completely wiped out by mid-day!!

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Reading Marvel Stories with Dad!

Andrew loves having superhero stories read to him. The promise of a story sure speeds up the completion of his chores!!

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Birthday Lunch!

Naomi very much wanted to take me out to eat for my birthday. She had saved up some money and we went to Chick-fil-A for lunch. It was super fun, and super thoughtful!