Friday, January 31, 2014

Just Pictures

Deacon and his mom and dad came to visit us.  He is such a cute little guy.

One of many snow days.  We've missed 8 days of school since Christmas for snow/ice/cold.  This is getting ridiculous.

We made chocolate chunk cookies for the first time in a year on one of the snow days.  The girls approved.

Pete the Cat came home with Elyse for the week.  He liked the hot chocolate too.

This guy is crawling all over the place.

Lunch at Noodles and Co. with some friends.

Little Oscar and Sam are only days apart.

Squirts of grapefruit juice are hilarious.

Grapefruits make great umbrellas.

Pink bib...I'm comfortable in my boyhood!

We're protected by this knight!

Puffs=baby crack.

I'd salute this Marine.

The boy got into the spices.  Our kitchen smells like cloves.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


The Girl Scouts had their derby car races last weekend and our little Daisy was so excited to participate.

She decorated her little car with flames and named it "Derby."  Elyse gets SO EXCITED which makes it fun for all of us.

Here she is with a few girls from the troop.

 I think that's Derby in front there.  Each car got to race several times.  They had some complicated and crazy computer program keeping track of it all.

Elyse made us all "Go Derby Go" signs to hold up during the race.  Dennis was a peppy cheerleader.

"My dad is nuts."

Before the races started, the rules were explained and the emphasis to "have fun" over "win" was instilled.  Our little girl responded, "I had a card the other day and it asked, 'would you rather always lose or never play?' and I said always lose because we're just here to have fun."

That sentiment was forgotten when Derby did not in fact win.  A few tears were shed.  But, all in all, our girl had a great time.

 It was a fun way to spend a Saturday morning.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

The Band

My three favorite musicians started a band tonight.  I'm sure it's the first of many bands they will create.  It seems like something every kid does.  I remember starting a singing group with my friends.  Unfortunately, I didn't get the clue when one suggested I stick with the piano.  Hopefully this trio will get their singing voices from their talented pappy.