Aaron is a year old!

It’s been a full year now since Aaron joined our family. It’s amazing how fast it feels. And yet how long ago it seems at the same time.

Aaron is a year old!

Reflections 2014

In October, we continued our family tradition of participating in the Reflections program.  Including the children’s tradition of being completely set on...

Reflections 2014

The Snowpocalypse of 2014

Snow is pretty rare here in Georgia.  Some years we’re lucky if we even see a couple of flakes.  Because of this, we don’t have many city...

The Snowpocalypse of 2014

Introducing Aaron

Aaron arrived December 2nd at 4:11pm.  I had been hoping to make it to 39 weeks along and be officially “full term” but he decided to come one day...

Introducing Aaron

A clean bill of health

Our littlest one got a check up a week and a half ago. He passed with flying colors! :)

A clean bill of health

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Aaron’s speech July 2017

I made this to share with Miss Michelle, the speech therapist who worked with Aaron from about 18m to his third birthday.  He’s come a long way!  :)     Me: Say, “Hi, Miss Michelle.” Aaron: Uh, me see her. Um.  It’s you.  It’s supposed to be you. OK. Can you say, “Hi, Miss Michelle?” […]

Cute pictures (mostly Joshua)

Cute pictures (mostly Joshua)

May 1st and 2nd Aaron wanted in on the fun.  :)   April   (Those are cloth diaper inserts on the floor.)   March (These two show him waking up from a nap… when I would have had him sleep longer.) Photo courtesy of Aaron, who loves to change the color balance to green before […]

A taste of June (2015)

A taste of June (2015)

Summer! So – it’s hard to organize a family.  Especially a family with many little children.  I’m trying to figure out something that will actually work for us, but for now it definitely feels more like herding cats than the ideal picture of ducklings following their mother, all in a line.  Yeah, no line here.  […]

“About Mom” interveiws

I noticed “About Mom” interview questions going around Facebook.  It is so cute to read what my friends’ little children say about them!  So I decided to see what my own children would say.  I kept them separate (except for Abigail’s, when Kathryn was around) so they had no idea what their siblings had said.  […]

Aaron is a year old!

Aaron is a year old!

It’s been a full year now since Aaron joined our family. It’s amazing how fast it feels. And yet how long ago it seems at the same time.

Emma's 8th birthday

Emma’s 8th birthday

So, I was going to label this post as July 2014 and indicate it was the second half.  But then I realized the “second half” was basically all about Emma anyway. Emma turned 8.  Wow.  She is growing and maturing so quickly! She was so excited to turn 8!  These were taken the Sunday prior […]

July 2014 (the first half)

July 2014 (the first half)

Aaron at 7 months Aaron continued building on his skills from June and by July could freely scoot himself across the floor to play with his toys. He continued to enjoy eating … … his seat.And sometimes actual food as well.  Maybe.    A sweet moment We had just finished the little ones’ bath.  Aaron […]

June 2014

June 2014

I’ve gotten behind.  Way behind.  This is about 6 months behind.  Yikes!  But I don’t want to just skip all the months I’ve missed.  So I have a goal to catch up this week, at least through October.  Here I go…  :) Aaron at 6 months old Aaron is a generally happy little one.  Sometimes […]

Reflections 2014

Reflections 2014

In October, we continued our family tradition of participating in the Reflections program.  Including the children’s tradition of being completely set on doing it yet putting it off until the day before the deadline.  In fact, Kathryn did hers *after* her deadline, as the Reflections chairperson decided to give an extra day for the younger […]

May 2014

May 2014

Saturday, May 3rd Aaron at 5 months.  Not only could he lift his head well, he could now push his chest up! I think I’m better at taking “month day” pictures for him than I have been for any other child.  It helps that it’s practically the beginning of the month.  :)  (Though these were […]

Aaron’s speech July 2017

I made this to share with Miss Michelle, the speech therapist who worked with Aaron from about 18m to his third birthday.  He’s come a long way!  :)     Me: Say, “Hi, Miss Michelle.” Aaron: Uh, me see her. Um.  It’s you.  It’s supposed to be you. OK. Can you say, “Hi, Miss Michelle?” […]

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The Snowpocalypse of 2014

The Snowpocalypse of 2014

Snow is pretty rare here in Georgia.  Some years we’re lucky if we even see a couple of flakes.  Because of this, we don’t have many city snowplows or sand/salt trucks available. Even a “minor” winter storm can cause the roads to get pretty sketchy, even for a native Utahn.  Out here, snow usually comes […]

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Ten-minute film school

Ten-minute film school

So nice to see positive film criticism of an underappreciated film, like M. Night Shyamalan’s “Unbreakable.”

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“About Mom” interveiws

I noticed “About Mom” interview questions going around Facebook.  It is so cute to read what my friends’ little children say about them!  So I decided to see what my own children would say.  I kept them separate (except for Abigail’s, when Kathryn was around) so they had no idea what their siblings had said.  […]

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We all scream for ice cream

We all scream for ice cream

Ive never lived anywhere where the neighborhood ice cream truck was as persistent as the one we have here. Every time we hear those clanging chords, we announce Theres that noisy truck again. It plays loud music, doesnt it? […]

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Another 2014 snow storm?!?

Another 2014 snow storm?!?

Monday, February 10, brought another winter storm warning.  Yes, another Monday, just two weeks after the last one.  This time the schools decided to take the opposite tactic from a few weeks before.  The storm was supposed to start Monday night and we knew by early Monday morning that all after school activities were cancelled.  […]

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