Happy the Birthday!

Around here, December 28 is called “the Birthday” (definite article, capital B) because it is both Ian’s birthday and Clara’s. Ian turned 5 today, and Clara turned 3. It was a happy one indeed. These are some of my favorite shots from the day, but I realize that this little collection is hardly representative of […]

December 25

What I love (and sometimes not so much) about getting Jason reading material for Christmas. He gets totally lost. DPP pics from past years: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

December 24

Ian has said to me several times today, “Mommy, can you believe tomorrow is Christmas?” Indeed I cannot. DPP pics from past years: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

December 23

I was going to dump this picture because, you know, the kids are blurry and dark and whatever. But then I realized how (accidentally) funny it is (right after this, we had a talk about no more running in the museum). My poor kids. I don’t think that little railing is going to hold the […]

December 22

Today was a busy day. So busy. I’m glad, though, that I could take a little break with this nugget and watch her “tricks,” which mostly were “pinning” and “hi-ya”-ing. “Should I pin one mo time? You want me to hi-ya? You want me to pin? One mo time? Hi-ya!” And so on. DPP pics […]

December 21

On this shortest day of the year we had fun playing with light. It started with the boys using the flashlight on my phone to make sure one of Jason’s gifts was snoop-proofed. Ian realized shining the light through a tube created an interesting pattern on the wall. He then set up the flashlight to […]

December 20

My beautiful mom and her big brother. Today I went to a family wedding while Jason stayed home with the kids. I think it went pretty well until bedtime, when Simon threw up like four times and Jason couldn’t reach me because I still had my phone turned off. That part probably wasn’t so fun. […]

December 19

The boys both had fevers as of dinnertime last night, so no school for either of them today — to put a positive spin on it, we got to extend Christmas break by two days (Simon was out yesterday too). So, what do you do when all three kids are kind of/not really/but actually kind […]

December 18

Poor little peanut has a wicked cold, and I actually ended up taking her to the doc today. We passed the time taking pictures in the mirror. As I review this photo, I’m realizing it probably wasn’t the best idea I’ve ever had to let my toddler–whom I have taken in because I suspect pinkeye–put […]

December 17

Despite my well-known-to-me (and recently mentioned) issues with time management for creative pursuits, I have nonetheless committed myself to several sewing and crafting projects this holiday season (and come to think of it, even a couple that involve power tools, though I have delegated parts of those to my dad). These projects are mostly in […]