Saturday, December 9, 2017


We got four or five inches of snow here the other day. It was our first big snowfall since 2014, which means it was just about out of memory for the kids what real snow is like. Simon spent about an hour building a snowman all by himself--it kind of melted a bit when the sun came out, and we think it might have gotten hit by a sled before we managed to get the camera. But here he is:
Catch him running. Note: he is not actually running here. Rather, he wanted me to take a picture of what he would look like if he were running. He's just lifting his leg in the air and smiling.
Here's Kira catching snowflakes. Again, she's just showing me what it would look like if she were catching snowflakes. But, it was snowing so heavily that I think she actually got one or two here.
Here's the "new" house covered in snow. Looks great, right?
No Bo, John, or Millie. John played, and Bo went outside for a moment, but as you'll notice from our front yard, there was a lot of neighborhood action to deal with: snowball fights, snow angels, deranged killer monster snow goons, et cetera. Pictures were tough to come by!

Last but not least, here is a shot my neighbor grabbed when I rolled up on my bicycle after a long ride home. Icebeard rides again!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Happy Birthday, Simon!

Simon went back and forth about how he wanted to spend his fifth birthday, but ultimately we ended up on Chuck E. Cheese again! Only one picture exists to document our second trip in as many years, but it is a good one. He had an amazing day--cinnamon rolls for breakfast, Five Guys for lunch with YaYa, Gramma & Papa Al visiting and even coming to the Chuck with us. And, of course, presents ALL DAY LONG. Best birthday ever!
 For comparison, here is exactly one year ago. A bit less of a baby face, maybe? Taller than Chuck now for sure? Growing up fast, definitely!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

"Now You Can Be Part of the Meeting, Too!"

Simon to post-bottle Bo as I was setting him up on Kira's bed. I think it was some kind of super-hero meeting. They are into playing "Elements" these days--Kira is fire, John water, Simon air, and Bo electricity. Pay no attention to their askew sense of science.
Also, an outtake from that Sunday Morning shot last week. Simon REALLY loves Bo!

Sunday, November 12, 2017