These Days


Simon at 6

What is your favorite color? Red Who is your best friend? Owen and River and Josh and Isaac What do you want to be when you grow up? Website designer What is your favorite animal?¬†Cheetah What is your favorite book? Dangerous Cats What do you like to do with your family? Snuggle What do you […]

December 23

As any gamer will tell you, it’s important to find a place without distractions. DPP pics from past years: 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

December 14

We went to a birthday party this morning, and Simon got his first taste of face painting. I loved how serious and confident he was as he transformed himself into a cheetah (and he did a really good job, I think). DPP pics from past years: 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

These Days: Ginger Cookies

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is making a huge batch of my grandma’s ginger cookies. We decided that today was Simon’s fifth year, Ian’s third year, and Clara’s first year for helping.

December 6

Reading to Clara before school. Barefoot on the coldest day of the year. DPP photos from past years: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012  

December 2

Who needs action figures when you have a nativity set? The boys played with the statues for quite a while this afternoon, and I lost track of all their antics. I do know they started by playing Earthquake (lined the figures up and knocked them down like dominoes), and I’m pretty sure I heard “Baby […]

December 1

This morning the boys decided they wanted to dress Clara. With a lot of teamwork and supervision (but no actual hands-on help), they got their very patient sister dressed. As Jason would say, #parentingachievementunlocked. DPP pics from past years: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Little Sister

This happens to be a story about Simon and Clara, but it could easily have been Ian. Both the boys dote on her. It was late in the day, and I was spent. Ian had just driven his tricycle off the edge of the back deck into the holly bush (he was mostly unharmed), and […]

These Days