Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A Non-Buzz Haircut for Dean

Red, White, and Blue Breakfast for President's Day

Yes, those are pizzelle with yogurt and a dash of whipped cream.  They were soooo good and the kids oohed and aahed.  I even let Laurel come to the table without brushed hair!  Gold star mom!

Playground Antics

Sleeping in Forts

The kids had been begging for a fort sleepover in the living room.  Mom, Dean's "bed" was underneath my three cute stools.  I couldn't believe he could fit there; I would have been claustrophobic!


I love this photo of Laurel in lotus position by Balanced Rock. 

The hike to Landscape Arch was SNOOOOWWWY AND MUUUUDDDDY!  But oh so awesome!

Luke digs this tree.

Obligatory selfie.

That is me, curled up on a warm rock, soaking in the sun.  Bliss!

Can You Feel the Love Tonight?

Sneaking in a Last Hike Before it got REALLY Snowy!

Way Back Machine!

I really should learn how to download from Luke's phone...

Daddy-daughter date

Anne wanted in on the orthodontic action!

Sloughing school for 2 hours for breakfast at a restaurant after voting with Mom and Dad.

Dean's favorite role in his in-class Thanksgiving play.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017


Well, they don't know that's what it's called, but the two big kids got a kick out of swapping clothes...Oh dear. 


One of the best things that Santa brought was an out-of-print copy of "The Great Brain at the Academy"!

The Cat that Came Back

But then found a new home for Christmas with another family with fewer cat allergies.  We sure loved having Smudge around!

Midway Swiss Christmas

This is a don't-miss of the Season.  Check out the amazing Zootopia gingerbread house the residents of the County Jail made to help raise funds for victims of child abuse.

This Chuck Loved her Christmas Stroller, and her Christmas Doll

The Lion King!

Laurel's elementary school bought rights to the Lion King Jr. (it's great being a Title I school!), and she was a giraffe.  It was the best to watch her dancing around the house.

Why Do Little Boys Draw Weapons?

From a Sunday afternoon of drawing...

Winter Antics

From the walkable winter light show at Thanksgiving Point, to snow forts at the house.