Coppelia-8 Months Home

Coppelia has been home and with us for 8 months. We actually had her Early Interventions update meeting yesterday with her case worker and it is amazing how far she has come. I often get overwhelmed when I think about how far behind she is with speech, but then I remember where she was when…

Running Mountains Again….

Well I’ve done it again….registered for a long trail race/run. I’ve really enjoyed running Imogene Pass the past couple of years, but I wanted/needed something to run in the spring. In the past Clint and I have done the Colfax 1/2 marathon, but honestly I get real tired of running on pavement and up a…

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…

Black and White #1….

A number of people have been posting or doing a 7 day challenge to take a black and white photo each day for 7 days with no words and no people. I’ve enjoyed seeing peoples’ photos and it reminded me how much I enjoyed photography in high school where everything we shot was black and…