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…

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…

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…

Meet #5…

Meet number 5 is in the books as of this past weekend, Leighton only has State and Regional meet left of this season. This meet was down in Centennial Colorado which is really close to where my brother Chris lives, so he and his partner met us and cheered Leighton on with Clint and I….

Reading!

So Paxton decided to start reading. I’ve known that he knows all his letters and all the sounds for awhile but I decided to get an early reader book one evening down and just see how he did. Well he just took off. He quickly worked his way through “The rat is fat. The rat…

Meet #3….

On Sunday Leighton had his third gymanstics meet of this season. It was in Boulder and it was a really fun meet. The meet has been around for 34 years and was started way back when mens gymnastics was declining, so they came up with this meet to make gymnastics cool and fun for boys….

First Meet of the Season…

On Sunday Leighton had his first gymnastics meet of the season. it was the big home meet too which was fun because my parents came to watch and so did Leighton’s good friend Kieran. And being the first meet of the season it went like one would expect, some good things and some rough things…

Making Things…

When Leighton went to the Mikulak Gymnastics Clinic back in November he took Clint’s shirt that he wears to meets and got it signed and also got his clinic shirt signed and asked if I would make them into pillows for his bed. So Monday afternoon he and I sat down and went to work….

Playing Cars….

I have had a number of days off in a row lately and it has been so much fun just relaxing and playing with the kids. The other afternoon Clint had taken Leighton to gymnastics and then had to stop at the grocery store. So then the younger 4 and I got to play cars….