Thursday, March 5, 2015

Birthday Bowling

I couldn't download these pictures fast enough. We've had a fun day celebrating Burl's 5th birthday, but the highlight was watching the kids bowl. 

Burl asked if we could come back everyday and even skip naps. He was a wild man.

We got the hyper version of Fern where she was extremely expressive, loud, and so excited about everything. She literally high-fived everyone after each bowl. She celebrated every pin knocked down. On top of that she could barely get the ball down the lane-we actually watched the ball bounce off a pin one time. She thoroughly enjoyed herself and that was great to watch. 

Even though we were an hour past bedtime, it was totally worth it. These kids were entertained and ENTERTAINING. I just hope I got enough pictures of them...(wink)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Burl's First Chop

Winter (combined with my pregnancy) has kept us indoors more than we're used to, so we are doing ALL THE THINGS we can in our house. Recently, I let Burl play with knives...

Ok, playing with knives is a much looser way of describing what I really did. I let Burl chop with my chef's knife during dinner prep a few nights ago. When time and energy allows, I love to involve the kids in cooking, and chopping was a big step for us. He was so careful and I was so proud. It was very exciting to see how well he did with this-it felt like such a milestone, up there with first steps or first smiles. I guess I could call it his first chop. 

And just for good measure, I looked up one of my all time favorite pictures of cooking with baby Burl:

Friday, February 20, 2015


I've been a long time member of the airplane club. Since my babysitting days and into my mom days, I've always loved flying children (and even some friends and my mom). When Burl and Fern started to give it a go the other night before bed, I was elated. I was laughing so hard that I had tears. I quickly grabbed my camera and got a few pictures. They're almost there...

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Burl Takes The Camera

I've trusted Burl with my camera a few times and I always love seeing things from his view. 

On a recent trip downtown, I let the kids have the camera on the bus and they started taking pictures of people, which I stopped. I didn't want to make them feel awkward, but this lady was so nice to tell me that it was ok by her. In her words, "You never know-I might end up on National Geographic." It's always great to run into friendly people!

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