December 21

This kid is always up for helping me wrap gifts.


December 15

It was a five-stitches-in-the-head kind of a day. Ian and a buddy were enjoying the beautiful day by playing tag on a playground. Somehow the two collided, and Ian ended up with a deep cut and his friend with quite the toothache. Poor dudes. Ian was brave, and so was I (heads bleed a lot; […]


December 3

I call this one What It’s Like to Have a Brother. Snow shoveling photoshoot inspired today by Rebecca. 


These Days

   


Happy the Birthday!

This is what 8 and 6 look like.


December 21

I got to join my second grader for a game and a cup of hot chocolate at school today. And for marshmallows at the bottom of the cup. DPP pics from past years (2006-11 lost to the ether), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016


December 17

This is one cool kid. I’m glad he’s still willing to flash a smile for his mom (even if I’m taken aback by how grown up he looks). DPP pics from past years (2006-11 lost to the ether), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016


December 14

Even though he does something to remind me near-daily, I often forget what a ham Ian is. We enjoyed his dramatic reading of Humphrey’s First Christmas. (Reading a Christmas book was a somewhat posed photo op, but Ian really did read the book–and the expressiveness was all his own. Simon’s costume is also all him.) DPP pics […]


December 11

Clara likes to hug and kiss her brothers after school. Ian is over it. DPP pics from past years (2006-11 lost to the ether), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016


December 7

There are a couple of stories we like to tell that succinctly explain the difference between Jason and me. This weekend we added another. On Sunday morning, the kids all piled into our (queen-sized) bed. I was practically delirious with happiness; it filled my cup right up. Everyone agreed there’s not really enough room for […]