Sunday, November 10, 2013

21 months old

My good boy falls asleep with his hands folded. 


Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Juni's graduating preschool class sang 3 songs. Juni was front and center. The teachers complimented her on remembering the words, singing loud enough and using theatrical gestures as directed by the teacher. I am so proud!!!

Preschool graduate!

Juni was acknowledged for her animated-theatrical wit, and as an aspiring artist.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Joey eats french fries

Juni means June in German


We have been enjoying time at the pool. Juni is taking swimming classes!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Pool day

Had a great time at the pool today. I felt so relaxed--like we were on a Hawaiian vacation. The weather was wonderful.

Juniper has improved a lot in her ability to swim and play under water. She was in the kiddie pool for over 3 hours, minus a break to eat a hot dog and fries.

Joey liked being in the water, too. And he was happy to play catch, which is his favorite activity lately. He has great aim and is able to play catch with all of us at home.

I was able to go for a solo swim today. The first lap of freestyle stroke I felt very strong, and I could feel that I am in better physical strength compared to last summer. So the yoga and walking I have been doing have strengthened my endurance. Also I have had more time to heal from the trauma to the body that comes with pregnancy and giving birth.

Joey is 16 months old now. He is walking well and now prefers to walk over crawl. He is saying more words. Lately we have been reading more books with him and he said "book" several times this morning, which was new to me. He has been a little bit more needy lately. He has teethed 2 molars so far. The second one is still working its way through. And he had one cold after another there for a while. He still smiles a lot and is incredibly adorable. So much love I feel for this boy!

Striped shirted guys

Friday, May 24, 2013

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Gran Gran

Gran Gran and the kids in the back yard on a hot day. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

15 mos

Little monkey is 15 months old!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Saturday silliness

Is this proper restaurant behavior while waiting for our food to be served? Oops. At least it is a casual place. And it was better than listening to him whine!


Juni drew picture of Iguana and of herself to represent the letters i and j. On display at her school!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Date night

Mommy and Daddy went out for veggie juice (good times!) while the kids spent time at home with our friend. Fun night for all.

Hair cut

Juni had her hair cut today at a salon, and then had fun looking at these old viewfinder stories.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Sunday Kite

Juni woke up on Sunday with the idea to go fly a kite in the field next to her school. It is a Barbie Kite and it flies great. Joey slept through the fun. Bob was the best at flying it and he earned the title "Barbie Kite Master". It was a beautiful day and a relaxed weekend.

Sunday, March 24, 2013


We had home-made, gluten-free and vegan pizza one night for dinner last week. Yum! It was a hit.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Moving furniture

Furniture walking--Joey's walker, the piano.

Juni feeds Joey

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Saturday, February 23, 2013

I love Grandpa

Saturday morning

Juni has been loving to hold and pick up Joey a lot lately.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Juni saw the dentist for the first time on Monday. She has been to a dental hygienist before but Monday was first exam by a DSS. He said she has the teeth of a typical 6 year old. She has 3 adult teeth already and he could see n the x-ray that more are getting ready to come through soon. He said her top two front teeth will most likely be missing for school pictures in the fall. She inherits these early growing teeth from her paternal grandmother. He said the good side of that is that if she needs braces she can have them on and off sooner. however he also said that there is a 75% - 80% chance that she will not need braces at all. Her teeth are nicely spaced with enough room for the adult teeth to come in. We both enjoyed the visit very much. It was fun and the staff were great.

Saturday, February 9, 2013