Paxton’s Family Day!

Today we celebrate Paxton’s Family Day. We actually had dinner last night to celebrate with dumplings and brownies It has been 3 years since he came home. He has been recently sending videos to his foster family and getting videos and photos back which he has really enjoyed. Paxton’s name means Peace, and he has…

Happy 8th Birthday Caedmon…

Caedmon turns 8 today! He’s the only one of the 5 that was not born early and did not spend days and weeks in a NICU. He’s the only one I got to hold right after he was born. And what a joy it has been to watch him grow and develop into the boy…

Quarantine Hike….

Sunday morning since we didn’t want to be in any large group even though we go to a small church and they were still meeting, with me working in an ER and being on the front lines I can’t risk getting sick or potentially making someone else sick, so we took our quarantine on a…

Prepping For Bees….

This Spring we will have our first bee hive. I have been reading and prepping for over a year for this but this is a new thing for the kids. I ordered some “one size fits most” bee suits for the kids and Clint to wear….I only ordered 3 extra ones because that way a…

Bolder Boulder Training 2020

Memorial Day is still a number of months away but that didn’t stop us this past Saturday for our 2020 Bolder Boulder training kick off. This year Edric and Caedmon will be running with Clint and Leighton and I are trying to go under an hour on our run….we missed it by about 4 minutes…

Colorado Springs Weekend….

Leighton had a gymnastics meet at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs this past weekend. It was scheduled for early Saturday morning so we went down Friday afternoon/evening and stayed at an ARBNB townhome. We got there and got settled and played some games and had a relaxing evening. Apples to Apples is a…

February Snow….

We made it through January with only a dusting of snow and that didn’t come until late last week. However things changed with the month changing. Well it took a couple of days, on February 2nd it was 70 degrees but then the snow came on the 3rd. The kids were more then ready to…

Armstrong Caucus 2020….

Growing up I wasn’t a big fan of Social Studies and I am not really into politics, but I have enjoyed making it all come alive for the kids. Monday was no exception. We had our own Caucus on Monday. The kids were paired off into partners as campaign managers and they had to come…

School Decisions…

It’s that time of year where we start making decisions for next year. And while Paxton and Coppelia are both nearly the same age with only 10 weeks separating them they are miles apart as far as school readiness for next year. And that’s ok. They are their two own little people and while they…

That Tooth Fairy….

The Tooth Fairy seems to have an issue with our house. Mainly the Tooth Fairy seems to miss the message that someone lost a tooth and is expecting her to come. I don’t know….maybe the Tooth Fairy gets tired and goes to bed early. Well whatever it is last week Edric lost a tooth and…