Our Littles are Getting Big

The babies, ahem, I mean, the littles are big enough to sit at the table with us for meals. I usually give them breakfast and lunch in their high chairs still, but for dinner, we all eat together. Now if they could just learn to sit through a meal...

Good Morning

These are the sweet, baby faces I see when I go in to get the babies up in the morning. Although they're still in cribs, they're really not babies anymore.



I was able to be there when my nephew Camden went through the temple for the first time in preparation for a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Camden seemed so grown up and mature. Time flies! I am so excited for him!

Alfalfa or Self-inflicted Hair Cut #2

Maya has a patch of hair in the back of her head that is particularly susceptible to getting tangled and snarly. She hates it when I comb this section out. While I was combing said section, she winced and flinched and said that she wished she could just cut that part out. I began to explain why that would not be a good idea until I noticed a crop of shorter hairs right where the rat's nest used to be. "Ahhhh...you already cut it, didn't you?" I asked. And she responded, "yes." I hope this will be the last time she cuts her own hair--crossing my fingers. Until that spot grows out, it makes her look a bit like Alfalfa. Oh, my girl.


Water Party

For Mal's birthday, we did a very informal water party. Playing in water is one of his all-time favorite things to do!!

Mal is 2

Here's this cute little boy, and I can't believe he's two already!!


Family History

I just scored these fabulous family photos from my mother-in-law. Aren't John's ancestors dreamy?



Activity Days Helper

Maya asked me what I was doing with my Activity Day girls this week. I told her that we were going to play outdoor games. She got excited about that, and ran to get her clipboard and pen. Then she helped me brainstorm and make a list of possible outdoor activities. When we were done, she said that if I forgot our ideas, I could just pull out the list. It was so cute!!