Thursday, February 28, 2013


Watch out, they're on the loose



Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Are mommy

Eva was clomp clomping down the hall, wearing my shoes and announcing "here comes Mommy! Me pretending me are mommy!!"


Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Our friend Alden had a birthday cake with BLUE ICING


Monday, February 25, 2013

I don't know

My life is hilarious


Friday, February 22, 2013

First Writing

Big happenings at our house this week - Noah wrote his first sentence on his own. While he was in his room by himself during rest time he made the card below for Grammy. Previously, he's only written his name or Eva's by himself, everything else he demands we tell him how to spell.

We've been making him sound it out himself, I guess it is working and he is getting a bit more confident.

At any rate, the card says "Noah I Li U" (translation: Noah I love you)

(translation: he is really just trying to say "I love you" but begins every piece of work with "Noah")

(of course it is written entirely backwards, but hey, ANYONE's kid can write a sentence in the correct direction. You go ahead and write a mirror image of a sentence and see how well you do)

(and the thing on the bottom is a big toothy smile that was "so happy he had to be all colored in")

(I die :) )


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Big plans

Noah, looking at the picture of the Milky Way that is the default computer background...

"Look at that - that's outer space! I can't wait until I'm an astronaut when I'm a grown up and I can go there"

(That was where my engineer heart felt happy and proud)

"I'm going to go there, go into the computer and you will see me there"

(That was when my engineer heart felt a bit concerned...)


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Birthday Present

Noah made his friend Rafe the most awesome present for his birthday.

(it says "Rafe" on the points, then "4", "we love you, by Noah")
He designed and wrote it all, I just told him how to spell the words. I am one proud mama.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Because the only appropriate follow up to snow is hot chocolate

(of course, not too hot, but still sugary and delicious)

Must be a special occasion



Monday, February 18, 2013


Turns out Noah is old enough to actually sled. Chad took him to the nearby elementary school and he was awesome.


Saturday, February 16, 2013


Someone has been practicing his writing...



Friday, February 15, 2013


We had a second party with the cousins, which basically just meant the cousins played with all the birthday presents




So basically, the best party ever.


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's day prep

... conversation heard while making valentines while daddy was out at a work event...

N: Daddy is going to love these valentines
E: yeah, we making them
N: let's make him so happy he's going to hug us
E: yeah, he's gonna be soooooo happy
N: yeah, that's definitely going to happen.

... quiet work ..

N: I am making a lot of hearts. Daddy is going to love these hearts
E: we make him so happy, Daddy is going to hug us. We say huggy huggy huggy.
N: daddy is going to love these hearts because they are red and that's his favorite color

..... quiet work ....

Mommy: almost time for bath, guys!
N: I am really busy right now. I can't talk to anyone right now I'm so busy.

.... quiet work....

N: I care about daddy.

... quiet work...

N: Daddy is going to love these hearts. Look how many hearts I have!
M: that's great kiddo! Are you almost done? It's two minutes until bathtime.
N: I need this much more time (holds hands about 4 inches apart)
M: well that's about two minutes
N: um... Yes. That's how much more time I need.


Happy Valentine's Day, everyone. :)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Birthday Party

We had a princess and knight birthday party to kick off the party season. There was diligent preparation...

We transformed our door into a castle

But then we were ready to party

And the collaboration of knights began

Silly boys

It was quite the scene

Happy kids

There was a fire-breathing dragon cake, which was only confused for a drunken alligator occasionally

mmmmmmm alligators

and there characters are off to play some more

Yay Birthdays!!


Tuesday, February 12, 2013


So we had a bit of snow...

And it took us a while to dig ourselves out...

It wasn't so easy for the grown-ups to walk

but we cut through eventually

It was awesome to see Noah managing the deep snow so well


Then we had to actually dig ourselves out and find the car. I thought I had left it in the driveway somewhere...

Oh, there it is, thanks Eva!

Best weekend snow ever. :)