Birthday Hike and 11 Years Old!

Thursday we celebrated Leighton’s 11th birthday. He said he wanted to climb Mt Bierstadt. He had heard about it during our virtual summer Colorado run that he and I have been doing and it is a 14’er at 14,065 feet. The younger kids stayed at my parents house and we got up at 2AM to…

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…

A Boy And Ballet….

Caedmon loves ballet. There is no question about that. Every Tuesday and Friday afternoon he is begging me to leave for his class early so he can get there and watch the big dancers dance. Last week after his boys dance class some of the big dancers were practicing one of the scenes for the…

Leighton is 10!

On Tuesday the 16th Leighton turned 10. Crazy to think that he is already 10, but it has been such a joy to watch him grow and develop and become the amazing young man that he is. He told us for his birthday that he wanted to go on just a hike with Clint and…

Men In Tights…

Caedmon had his Spring dance recital this past weekend and it was really fun. He was in two dance classes this year, a regular ballet class and also a boys dance class. His regular dance class did their spring recital piece to a selection of music from the ballet, CoppĂ©lia. He really liked that he…

Happy 6th Birthday Edric!

After a month full of adoption camp fundraiser, marathon, Easter, and ballet we finished the month celebrating Edric turning 6 on Tuesday. We are having his little friend birthday party this weekend but we still celebrated him for his actual birthday. Edric loves hot dogs and so we had his birthday dinner a few days…

Happy 7th Birthday Caedmon!

We’ve had a busy few days at our house between a birthday, state gymnastics meet, and a family day….but we’ll start with Caedmon’s birthday. Caedmon turned 7 on Saturday. Crazy to think that he is already 7. That boy was born with an extra dose of self confidence and it has only grown since that…

654 Days…Another Milestone Reached

And Tuesday January 8th was Paxton’s Day. He was in Korea for 654 days and now he has been home that many days. We had rice and Mandu (dumplings) with mochi ice cream for dinner to celebrate. Paxton was with his foster family for much of those 654 days. He was their first foster child…

Large Family Hacks…Cleaning Bathrooms

Bathrooms are one of those places that everyone visits all the time and they get very dirty very easily. Especially with 5 boys in the house. I still don’t get how equipped with a tool that allows them to aim perfectly they have no sense of aim….whether they are 3 or 35….I just don’t get…

A Sugar Plum Tea….

Caedmon and I got to have a mommy/son date last weekend and we had a great time. With him being in the Nutcracker and in both evening/late shows we decided that he is likely going to need the time during the matinees for naps/rest and so that meant that he wasn’t going to get to…