James celebrated his golden birthday a couple Sundays ago. 30 on the 30th. I told him this is the coolest one he’ll ever have. It’s all downhill from here. There are so many components to this surprise, I’ll try pare it down. (Yeah, right.) Sunday, we ate the traditional bunny cake. Unfortunately, Saturday was the […]
Neighbor babies. Walking babies. New babies. Talking babies. Slouching babies. Never-took-a-paci-but-now-is-obsessed babies. Drooling babies. Love-expressed babies. Scratch that. He’s not a baby; he’s a preschooler!
We rang in the new year with our neighbors. Actually, we saw hours past the new year, once The Paper Game started. A decision that’s always fun in the moment but always regretted the next morning. (If you’ve never experienced the phenomenon that is TPG, come over. Tonight!) And the board game Shadows over Camelot made us almost miss the ball […]
The cemetery is beautiful every time of year. The giant car cart with squeaky wheel you’re always sure to hear. In traditional Christmas fashion, Baby Jesus vrooms up arm of chair. And baby leaning over couch means sleep is very near. No matter what the season, couch jumping just won’t get old. And when siblings […]
Cheese! Reading, watching, jumping. Trying to escape. Preparing to take a bite of football. Football bitten; group shot…mostly a fail. Blurry cuties anyway.
1. Projects: Plenty of spaces to organize and arrange We have more space than we need in this blessing of a house, so we’re trying to figure out how best to live in it. Now that we’ve lived a whole year in it, it’s coming more and more together. I went on a reorganizing frenzy […]
A couple months ago, our life group had our annual fall camping discussion. (Yep, it took that much advanced planning to get us all in town on the same weekend!) But now that we’re Shaffer-less (miss you guys!), we have a whole lot less motivation to do all the WORK associated with camping…especially with so […]
It’s fun to march to the park. And by fun, I mean a multitasking, peripherals a-blazing exercise in patience and endurance. Lumberjack Corban made a game of hitting a mini golf ball with a rake. Jaeda and Annika wandered around, picking up leaves, spontaneously hugging each other. Every time Jaeda fell down, she was stuck. […]
My favorite pigtails in the whole world. Her sparkly shoes her most prized possession. A mama-sewn rhino that makes lips curl. Some retail therapy for her shopping cart obsession. A phone to holler her constant hi-hi’s. A smile and carrots to go with his tuna. Four little rascals, for me God’s love to apply Who […]
Team Baby Steps tried their hands feet at a 5k last weekend. This young, hip, super stylish group of moms (there, we all feel better about ourselves, right?) had.a.BLAST. What a FUN race! No times, no first place, no age-brackets. Just pure color fun. So if you know me, that was a little disappointing. Even […]
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