Auditions….

As I’ve mentioned before Caedmon loves ballet and has from a very young age when he went with me to one of my adult ballet classes and told me “Mommy, I wuv ballet, I want dance ballet.” When we use to go to the open gym play time at our prior gymnastics place before moving,…

A Box Of Crayons….

A few weeks before Christmas Clint and I went on an actual date….ie we didn’t just go to Target a few minutes before our small group and count that as a date but we actually did something fun and went out to dinner at a real restaurant. As part of our date we also stopped…

Potty Training…Times 2……

Because everything is seriously more fun if it is doubled right? Or that’s at least what I keep telling myself. This wasn’t the first time that I’ve attempted to potty train the two littles. I tried in the summer and neither were anywhere close to being ready. I tried in the fall and Coppélia was…

An Afternoon In The Snow…

On our way home from church yesterday Leighton asked “When can we go up to the mountains and walk around a lake or something again?”. Clint and I looked at each other and knowing that we had nothing planned for the afternoon decided that we’d go then. We got home and quickly ate lunch and…

Paxton-9 months home!

Christmas Day marked Paxton’s 9 month home day. I of course was a few days late getting his photo and such taken. Not that I didn’t remember on Christmas, but sometimes a lot happens between the thought “oh, Paxton’s been home 9 months today, I need to get his photo taken” and the actual photo…

4 Years Ago Today….

4 years ago today Clint and I sat in an office just a short drive from our house today and officially began the process to bring Edric JoonSoo home. It was a late Monday afternoon, we had received his file just the Friday before and made our decision shortly after opening and reviewing his file…

A Nutcracker Day…

This past Saturday Leighton, Caedmon, and I got to do what is becoming an annual tradition and go and see the Nutcracker together. In the years past however we have gone down to Denver to see the performance by the Colorado State Ballet. This year however I learned that the place that Caedmon just started…

Toddler Life x2….

Life with toddlers is never dull. And times that by 2 it makes it twice as fun…crazy…interesting…exciting…or something. And I totally think that the two of them  work with each other to work against us. There is a reason that they have been nicknamed “Double” and “Trouble”. Don’t let their innocent photos in front of…

Oh To Be 5…

Caedmon is my child with flair. And lots of it. And a self confidence to match the extent of his flair. He is as sweet as he can be and just so carefree. He is often found skipping down the road just as happy as possible. We recently changed dance studios because we needed one…

To Be 4 Years Old…

Oh Edric. Buddy it’s so hard being four. There are lots of things that you can do and a lot of stuff still to learn. But I think this incident will probably go down for stories to be told many years later with lots of laughter. Last Wednesday the older two boys were at homeschool…

Coppélia Home 7 Months and Paxton Home 8 Months!

Maybe it’s because I’m lazy maybe it’s because life has been busy, maybe it’s because I’m exhausted from chasing tiny humans around all day, but for whatever reason I’m combining these two posts into one this month. Clint and I have said it both a number of times, these two are more “two-year-old” than any…

First Snow Day 2017

We’ve actually had a couple of snows already this season but Tuesday was the first day that we had more than just a dusting of snow. And along with the snow quite a drop in temperature. Edric has recently fallen in love with riding his bike and so while it was 25 degrees outside and…