Wyatt’s First Haircut


Wyatt’s hair has been out of control for a while – it stuck up on top, it was longer on one side than the other in the back, and it was a big mess all of the time.

Scott took him to the local barber shop Thursday morning and in just a few minutes, . . . → Read More: Wyatt’s First Haircut

Dear Santa


Tuesday afternoon the Toys R Us Big Toy Book came in the mail.  When I was hit hard with a migraine that evening I needed a way to get Juliana to go to bed without my involvement.  So I sent her to bed with the catalog and told her to find toys to add . . . → Read More: Dear Santa


Juliana is 4-1/2 now.  One of the ideas I read when Juliana was a baby was to buy a Women’s size small t-shirt and take her picture in it once per year until she grows into it.  I decided to take this picture on her half-year birthday (which I can never forget now that . . . → Read More: 4.5

11 Months Old

Even though they will be 12 months next week, this post reflects their activities at 11 months.

Month 11 was the month of mobility and exploring lots of finger foods.  They are a bit like puppies, crawling all over the place, chewing on everything, and making lots of noise.  Sometimes they travel as a . . . → Read More: 11 Months Old

The Dentist

I hate going to the dentist.  Not in the normal way that people just don’t like going, it’s bigger than that.  I had a bad experience as a child.  And now on the days leading up to a dental check-up I feel sick and dread every moment that takes me closer to that . . . → Read More: The Dentist

Wyatt’s Latest Trick

It’s been about a week now and I still laugh every time he does it – Wyatt claps!  He is so pleased with this new skill.  There is one song that the farm plays that will always start the clapping.  He will often start to clap when he is excited to see someone walk . . . → Read More: Wyatt’s Latest Trick

Weathering The Storm

Life goes on for the boys in this snow filled day.  Ruslan has a new favorite face that I half caught in this picture – the super cute fish face – and sometimes that fish face ends with a kiss

Wyatt has joined the backwards crawling fun, but he prefers to be standing . . . → Read More: Weathering The Storm

9 Months Old

9 months is such a fun age and my favorite part about the boys being 9 months old is definitely watching them interact.  They sit next to each other and play, and I am hoping they learn to share soon.  Generally Wyatt is happily playing with a toy and Ruslan decides he wants . . . → Read More: 9 Months Old

Ruslan Crawling

Ruslan is getting really good at crawling…unfortunately he only crawls backward.  He crawls as far as he can until he gets stuck somewhere, like here when he crawled under the . . . → Read More: Ruslan Crawling


Juliana is 4 years old today.

Each morning Juliana wakes up between 7:00 and 8:00 filled with energy.  During the week we walk around the block to the school where Juliana has preschool and the boys are in the infant program.  She walks with me to take the boys to their room and then we walk . . . → Read More: Four