Hair Dye

Mari has been wanting her hair dyed for a while now. Susan has been doing some research and today Elliot & Mari biked to Fareway to buy the supplies to dye their hair with kool-aid.

Our Pumpkin Paradise

This afternoon, with Mar-Mar & Be-Bob in town, we visited Our Pumpkin Paradise. It is the kids’ favorite pumpkin patch in town, with many activities including ‘The Box’. The kids always have fun picking out their pumpkins and playing in the corn.

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The dandelions were starting to take over our yard, so we took some action. The kids, mostly, worked hard for a couple of days to pick over around 1,000 dandelions from our front yard. When the work was done we celebrated with a trip to Culver’s.

Creek Walking

Susan, Lucia, and Rose have been enjoying the nice weather by getting out for some off-the-trail walks. Lucia loves exploring, playing in the water, and climbing over the pipes that help direct the flow of the ‘little creek.’

Elliot’s 9th Birthday

Yesterday we celebrated Elliot’s 9th birthday! Elliot always wants snow on his birthday, but today he go 60 degrees and sunny. In the morning we hung out at home, playing basketball and kicking around a new soccer ball. At noon some friends met us for soccer at the field near our house. We had about 18 kids show up and fun was had by all.

In the afternoon he went to the Reagens to play. The Reagens & Liesses came over for dinner – sandwich bar. The evening ended with presents, playing with presents, and singing.

Elliot at the age of 9 is a really fun kid. He loves to be outside – doing anything! His favorite activities are basketball, soccer, and bike riding. He likes to explore the woods and go for walks with us. He generally wakes in the morning at around 7:00 or 7:30 and goes to bed at 8:30 or 9:00. His favorite food is Skyline. Favorite color: red. Favorite song: Hello. Favorite sport: soccer.




Some Spring Firsts for Rose

The weather was amazingly warm today for a February day. I took the afternoon off from work and the kids and I went for a bike ride from our house to Colby Park, about 3 miles away. It was Rose’s first time in the bike trailer. She did well with Lucia’s support. It was also her first time swinging. She loved swinging and Lucia loved pushing her.

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The Pacifier Fairy

This morning Lucia declared that she was ready to be done with her pacifiers. By the afternoon she had said goodbye to all of her old pacifiers and they were hung in a tree, ready for the pacifier fairy. Later in the day the pacifier fairy, the only fairy known to operate by day, had already paid a visit, leaving Lucia a nice note and a stuffed animal to snuggle with at night.


Andrew Playing Basketball

Andrew is signed up for his first official basketball team. He is playing on Holy Trinity’s sixth grade team. So far he has been loving it and learning alot.

Rose at 6 Months

Rose turned 6 months on December 2nd. She continues to be a fun, easy-going child. She is not formally on a schedule at this point, but she generally wakes up around 7 or 8, naps 3 or 4 times during the day, and goes to bed at around the same time as the other kids, 9. She sleeps OK at night and still nurses a lot.

She loves to be on the ground rolling around and loves to be in the Boba. She still likes to spend a lot of time outside, but with the colder weather that is a little more difficult.

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