Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Two Naps a Day

We recently dropped Bo's third nap, which gives him a large chunk of time at the end of the day wherein he is supposed to be awake. Not unsurprisingly, many days he ends up falling asleep in weird places right around dinner time. The picture below isn't one of those places; but neither is it where he fell asleep. Just a few minutes before he had been sitting on my lap while I was playing the piano and singing at the top of my lungs. I realized after a bit that he had gone kind of limp and I looked down: 100% asleep. I moved him to his bouncy seat for the picture. Cutest kid ever!

Thursday, November 2, 2017


Halloween was a big hit again this year. We trick-or-treated around the neighborhood in a big gang of close to twenty kids. Kira and John each fell once; Simon showed us every piece of candy. Bo went home early--but boy was he cute in that lion costume. And, in case you were wondering: yes, Simon went as the Green Lantern last year; we had to buy a new, bigger costume for him. And, yes: Kira made that broom out of modular plastic structural toys. It was the whole reason she wanted to be a witch.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

What Happens...

When you ask the kids to be excited for Gramma's birthday!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Around here...

 Jay and Simon had Fall Break this week, which means we had a few projects we wanted to get done.  We started painting the fort, and it was probably the first house project ever that the kids were actually helpful with.  They painted like champs!
 And Bo will be 6-months-old on Monday!  In honor of his half-birthday, he got his first bite of pureed carrots.  He was a little confused...

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Superman Day

Today, 100% by coincidence, Jay, John, and Simon all chose the exact same shirt. It was...wait for it...a super coincidence.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

My People

I (Millie) was complaining the other day that I don't have any good pictures of my people.  After church the other day (while I was still working), Jay orchestrated a photo shoot and let the kids take most of the pictures.  All the pictures they took make my heart sing a little.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Bumbo Bo!

Although, to be clear, we just call him BumBo.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Second Day of School

We've got a lot going on these days, not least of which is everyone having started school again this week. So, we missed photographs on the first day--there were a lot of wheels in motion! Here then is the second day of school. Pay attention to John trying really hard not to smile; that look in the second photo is priceless.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Three and a Half Months Old

Not great photos here, but just so you can keep up with what Bo looks like these days. Sometimes its more like John, sometimes its more like Kira/Simon. Those eyes are still blue, though! Next time we'll try to get a smile--but he does that best when the other kids are around, not when Daddy has a camera in his face.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Fists Up!

Bo has become very interested in his fists of late. He will lay on the ground for long stretches of time just staring at them, waving them around as he considers the infinite. Sometimes he looks like he has eaten the wrong kind of mushroom, but other times he ends up looking a little bit like the Notre Dame Fighting Irish guy. Either way, this has brought about a good bit of laughter in the house. Like a warbly little Rocky, my son...