Friday, October 12, 2018

Because she insisted

She kept patting her pillow and demanding "Sleep! Sleep!" So Isaac indulged her. Until he realized he had been tricked. "Wait, do I have to stay here all night?" Her very matter of fact answer: "Yep."

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Caught in the act

Kai was especially fond of the oatmeal topping on the apple crisp I made for dessert the other night. After everybody else had left the table, this was how I found him. (And, yes, those are swim trunks. Which he wore to bed. And tried to wear to school. On the day of the first snow.)

Friday, October 5, 2018

When the boys are away

Abi claims the drums for herself. She goes back and forth between singing "Dum ditty dum ditty dum dum dum" and making up her own songs about ponies and avocado. Her goal in life: to be as good at drums as Aunt Kristi or Pinkie Pie...

Monday, October 1, 2018

The favorite dress

Is too short now! Thank goodness it's starting to be cool enough for tights for this girl! She's developed attachments to certain of her clothes, so this latest growth spurt is making her sad (and her mama too). Guess we'll be shopping again soon - oh darn!

Friday, September 28, 2018

This guy

Jon is his sister's hero. He's the only one she's come up with a unique nickname for: Johnny. Nobody else has ever called him Johnny, and I think he might be upset if anybody did. But he LOVES that she does. And he loves her. I can totally count on him to try to make her laugh when she's grumpy, to pick her up and give her hugs when she trips, and to share his snack with her if she just looks like she MIGHT want some. She tends to go straight to him when she wants something, or just when she's bored. I just love watching the two of them together!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Little Helper

I taught a cake decorating class last weekend, and Abi helped me make the fondant. 10 pounds of powdered sugar later...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Best Thing

The best thing about the dog throwing up in the car on the way to the emergency vet is that we had to use the hose to deep clean the floor mat. We had quickly hosed it down on Sunday, but the people at our house happen to have the flu too, so really scrubbing it had to wait a couple of days. Abi was thrilled when I finally allowed her to play in the last rinse water. There's no joy quite like toddler joy!

(Yes, the dog is on the mend. Yes, the people are headed that way too, we are just taking a little longer to get there.)