The Pose


It’s one of those things that I just hadn’t noticed until I did and now I see it everywhere. On the way to the beach this summer I posted a picture of the three kids in front of a BBQ restaurant that we discovered on our trip last year. And then I posted a . . . → Read More: The Pose

Wyatt and Bunny Bunny


When Wyatt asked for Brer Rabbit at Disney World, I wasn’t thrilled about adding another stuffed animal to the many in our home, but it was his money to spend. I thought that it would be like the others – loved for a week and then discarded. Instead Bunny Bunny, his official name, has . . . → Read More: Wyatt and Bunny Bunny

Juliana 8.0


Her personality fills the room and her voice is difficult to ignore even in a crowd. Her smile and laugh are infectious.

She bounces up and down for the first 10 minutes that she is home each day – the need to release energy is too strong to resist.

Although there are . . . → Read More: Juliana 8.0

Age 7 – The Year of Growing Up


I can’t remember a year since she was a toddler that Juliana changed as much as she has at age 7. She is growing up and maturing and starting to make better choices. I am starting to see glimpses of the person that she will be.

Is she still loud? Yes. Is she perfectly . . . → Read More: Age 7 – The Year of Growing Up

Return of Destructo Baby


Shortly after Ruslan turned one, he earned the name destructo baby. One minute he would be laughing and smiling and happily playing and he would suddenly start destroying whatever was in his path – dumping buckets of toys, clearing a table in a single swipe, taking toys away from Wyatt, throwing all of the . . . → Read More: Return of Destructo Baby

Broken Band-Aids and Other Nonsense


Twice in the past week I have rushed up the stairs to hysterical screaming from the boys’ room. Upon opening the door I was greeted with tears and sadness and cries of my band-aid is broken. Band-Aids don’t break on their own, they “break” when little boys remove them from their body and stick . . . → Read More: Broken Band-Aids and Other Nonsense

Random Juliana


M: Are you done cleaning your room? J: Yes, it is very clean. I was able to dance around my room without stepping on anything.


One evening while the kids were playing outside and I was taking pictures, Juliana decided to pose. After a few minutes she announced that we needed to wait . . . → Read More: Random Juliana

Wyatt the Not So Brave


Wyatt has a habit of asking to go see the animals in the evening and I remind him that it is too late to go to the zoo because the animals are going to bed. Monday morning I went into the boys’ room and asked if they wanted to go to the zoo. Wyatt . . . → Read More: Wyatt the Not So Brave

R & W


If you know me, you know that I rarely refer to Ruslan and Wyatt as the twins, I call them my boys. They are rarely dressed the same and they are very different in both looks and personality. Wyatt is taller and more slender than Ruslan but Ruslan runs faster. Ruslan eats almost anything and . . . → Read More: R & W

Finger Licking Good

Are there any children who don’t love jello? Especially jello that you are supposed to eat with your hands. I made jigglers today and the boys were so excited when I pulled them out of the fridge after dinner. Ruslan clearly enjoyed it.

It’s no secret that Wyatt loves sweets and jello is no . . . → Read More: Finger Licking Good