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...

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Camp Westminster

Last week Kira went to camp.  She stayed there for 3 nights.  She missed her Daddy!  She had A LOT of fun!  These are Kira's pictures from camp.  She had just come back from the pool in the selfie below.
 The Tabernacle is a busy place!  It's where they have the sessions.
 Kira's bunk bed!  :)
 Kira's new friend, Caroline.
 Kira and Mary Harper
Myla and Josie
** This post was largely dictated by Kira. **

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Sunday, July 2, 2017

A Smile Before Swimming

We're at the lake for the Fourth of July, and our putting on swim suits coincided perfectly with Bo's diaper change--two things that kids love! We managed to get a couple of good pictures of the four of them here. No mean feat!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Best Selfie Ever?

Before bed one night at the beach, I sent Millie this photo of all of her people. Keeping in mind that I am still rocking the iPhone3, and thus have no front-facing camera, this is a pretty impressive shot. Everyone is in, everyone is smiling. Even Babe and Fluffy made it!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Four of Us at the Beach!

Crazy Wamsted Beach Vacation is this week. Millie and Bo stayed home--she goes back to work this week. Yikes! The rest of us hit the beach today, with a lot of joy. I managed to make the kids pose for a picture real quick before they got into the surf. For Mommy, who probably misses us. Trying to picture Bo in this scrum here in a couple of years is too crazy. Last beach trip with three for sure!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Bo as an Only Child

The big kids are in Highlands with Gramma and Papa Al, and Bo is at the lake with Mommy and Daddy.  Also, Bo's adorable.  Just sayin'.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Fort: Walls Up!

Also, we made some really cool swords with pieces of leftover lumber. Add Kira's bow and arrow? Well, my friend: you've got the makings of a real battle!

Sunday, June 4, 2017


I (Millie) recently told Jay that the best thing I ever did for this family was plant our sideyard in wildflowers.  He found this humorous in light of my recent Herculean efforts to produce the newest member of our clan!  Still, the wildflowers.
I ripped up the grass and planted a mix of wildflower seeds last spring.  This year has been delightful!  We watch for new blooms every week, and the children are constantly bringing colorful bouquets into the house.  This wild tangle of flowers has caught their imagination more than I could have hoped!  They love it almost as much as I do.  Almost.

Thursday, June 1, 2017


Bo started smiling this past week!
And Jay and the big kids started work on a fort!
Did you notice Violet "helping" Jay in the plants nearby?

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Bo: Bathtime and Bro Time

Bo will be 4-weeks-old tomorrow, and we're trying to catch up on documenting the first few weeks of life.  See Bo after his first bath and some Simon/Bo time below.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017


Please enjoy The Adventures of Catgirl by Kira Jane Wamsted.