Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A Hard Day's Work!

Eating ice cream cake and ice cream (leftover from my birthday) after a hard day's work! (Or at least a day of being fairly good during piano lessons and a trip to Costco...)

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Riding bikes!

The kids love riding bikes! There's a downward slope in the road leading to the cul-de-sac, and to hear them whoop with delight while coming down it, you'd think they were at Disneyland. Just a less expensive version!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Peter loves toothpick eating!

                (He doesn't eat the toothpicks!)

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Naomi at the Piano

I never tire of seeing Naomi at the piano. This was at our last group lesson of the spring semester. (She didn't take the time to adjust her bench, so she has the dreaded T-rex arms!!)

Monday, July 20, 2015

Peter Loves Toothbrushes!

Peter loves to brush his teeth! At Ikea today, he saw a bin of scrubby brushes and asked to hold one. Who'da thunk he would try it out as a toothbrush!!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Flashback to June in Utah!

Saying good-bye to Uncle Edward was awfully hard!

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Naomi and Hannah!

Naomi and her friend Hannah enjoyed playing with the leftover facial expression stickers (originally meant for a pad of blank face shapes)...

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Piano Pronto Competition!

I am participating in a competition for piano teachers where we record some of the pieces from the repertoire we teach. I'm having a great time with it! Last week I had to record my piece around 11:00 pm so I didn't have kids clam orient in the background. :)

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Naomi SMILING while in the dentist's chair??

It's true! The girl who cried and gagged and screamed while they were even just trying to get x-rays seems to have been replaced by a calmer, nonchalant, easy-going young lady. We've literally fasted and prayed that she would be able to get through dentist appointments. It It feels like we've turned a corner! (On tiptoes, though, just in case it was a fluke.)

Yay for Naomi the Brave!!

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Our Nervous Dancer!

When we put on a family show, it's pretty easy to predict where each child will end up:

Naomi will be on the couch with a book, alternating reading with watching. 

Andrew will be cuddled up against an adult.

And Gabe? He'll be dancing with nervousness behind the couch...around the corner...and behind anything that will allow him to occasionally peep over at the TV before he quickly dives back down to hide!

Friday, July 03, 2015

Fun with Daddy!

Peter had some fun with Matt the other day...