Wyatt and the Pool Shark

Wyatt took a few days to get used to the pool. He only wanted to be in the water if I was holding him and only for a few minutes. He gets cold very easily and his teeth would start chattering and his body shaking and soon he would be curled up in a . . . → Read More: Wyatt and the Pool Shark

The Hiding Game


The boys like it when you hide from them and jump out. Well, actually they like it when they know where you are and they can see you sort of hidden and then you jump out and “surprise” them. This game often takes place in the evening after dinner. Someone hides at the top . . . → Read More: The Hiding Game

My Kids Will Trade Anything for a Donut


Allday yesterday Juliana insisted that it was her Sunday to go to church with my parents. We had decided that it was Ruslan’s turn to go this week and she was not happy. We asked her why she wanted to go to church and she replied that G (my dad) buys a chocolate donut with sprinkles for her to . . . → Read More: My Kids Will Trade Anything for a Donut

Presque Isle – Beach #6


My parents have been married for a long time – 41 years. They met during the summer of 1967 when they were both 16 at Presque Isle Beach #6 on Lake Erie. I was surprised when my mom recommended that we take the kids to the beach to play Friday afternoon and as we . . . → Read More: Presque Isle – Beach #6

Reading Books


The boys LOVE to read books.  By 10 am on Saturday or Sunday morning, I often hear myself saying – no more books right now, let’s play with some toys.  I can only read the same books so many times in one day.  So I am so happy when Scott is home and takes a . . . → Read More: Reading Books

Children’s Museum with G

My Mom stayed home with us when we young so we had plenty of one-on-one time with her.  Since my Dad was at work all day, I loved when I would get to go on an adventure with him.  As Juliana has gotten older, she has been going on adventures with my Dad – . . . → Read More: Children’s Museum with G

The New Bike

When Scott and I were out for our anniversary, we went to dinner and did some shopping. Our last stop was Target (are you thinking, seriously Target on your anniversary date…just remember I don’t get to leave the house without children very often, so this shopping time was a luxury). Juliana had outgrown her . . . → Read More: The New Bike

4th of July Festivites

Juliana had a busy holiday weekend. It started with the annual 3rd of July party at Aunt Natalae’s house in a new holiday dress.

Saturday, Daddy took her to Forest Hills 63rd Annual Community Day (one of the many things we love about Forest Hills). She fed goats at the petting zoo, rode a . . . → Read More: 4th of July Festivites

8 Weeks

I was planning to write a bit about the boys at 8 weeks, but I squadered the boys nap time doing laundry, cleaning the kitchen and paying hospital bills…so just pictures today. There are 2 pictures of the boys in their stroller – one from Kennywood this week and one from Julaina’s preschool . . . → Read More: 8 Weeks