• my boys

    i am very blessed to have three very special boys in my life. i enjoy them immensely, unless they are in trouble. thankfully most of the time, they are not. i know i recently mentioned how my husband is very amusing to me. well, yesterday i found a couple more reminders of that. these stemmed from our last presidential election. enjoy! the other day the wilbur, orville and i took a little hike to see a big waterfall. then yesterday, orville was sad that he forgot to say goodbye to his poopy before he flushed it. he squatted down, took hold of the toilet seat, and said, “oh man, i…

  • the milk mustache

    a mustache is a funny thing at our house. if you have little ones, i am sure it’s funny at your house too. orville especially gets a kick out of having a mustache. i snapped a few pictures of one at lunch yesterday.(aunt heidi, these are for you!)

  • 1st grade

    i have been saying for a few weeks now that i am not prepared for 1st grade. amelia will be gone all day. all day! she won’t be here for errand running, which will honestly make it easier. she won’t be here at lunch time, which means preparing less food and wiping one less messy face, though she doesn’t eat too much and she’s a pretty neat eater. but i am going to miss her. last night at church we had a few minutes together, just she and i. we were walking and holding hands, swinging our arms. i squeezed her hand a little, looked down at her, and had…

  • bathtime

    amelia has been able to bathe herself for awhile now. however, she always needed my help with the soap. we are not bar soap people and getting the shower gel out of the bottle proved a little troubling for her. last week i bought her her own bottle of soap, with a pump. she was so excited! tonight when she was taking a bath, she asked if i could stay in the bathroom while she got washed. i told her i’ve seen her get washed a million times. she said this time was different though, because she could do it all by herself. so, there i sat, on the stool…