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?