Saturday, December 31, 2016

My New Favorite Picture

I don't remember what they were looking at, but I just love this picture of these two guys.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Santa and the Queen

My dear friend, Janice gave me the tiara for Christmas.  I told my family I was the Christmas queen like Lucy in Charlie Brown's Christmas.  Then this cutie showed up in his Santa suit and stole the spotlight!

I got out our baby Santa hat to complete the outfit.  You can't really see them in any of these pictures, but he had little Santa boots on also.

After presents and dinner - he was a pretty tired little guy.


This year I gave the boys a Junior Betty Crocker Cookbook and made aprons for them.
Trevin tells everyone he is the best cooker!
I asked Janice to make the hats for them and she did an amazing job.  They were both thrilled.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Three Months

He smiles quite a bit and sticks his tongue out, but I couldn't capture a picture of him doing either.  He is making those sweet baby cooing sounds, but when he is unhappy, he is loud.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Christmas Cookies

Our annual cookie decorating day.  These boys take this very seriously.  After this was completed, we made soup (Ramen noodle soup) and then went to look at Christmas lights.  We took a cookie to eat of course!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Two Months

Gavin is two months old today.  I think he looks so much like his Mom.  

Saturday, November 19, 2016


While I was working in the yard, the boys found some of my plant stakes and my twine and turned them into marionettes.  

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


I tried but couldn't get both of the big boys to look at the camera at the same time.

Sunday, November 13, 2016


I sure hope Gavin isn't claustrophobic.  These two always want to be right there with him.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Helping Mom

Kaiden enjoying feeding his little brother.  

Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween

We celebrated Nathan and Stacy's birthdays on Saturday - the first time we could get together this month.  I had pirate patches for everyone and got them to stand still long enough for a picture.  We couldn't find our tripod so ended up using a ladder to put the camera on which confused Trevin.  It was a fun night.  We covered the table with paper and put crayons at each place.  I drew tic tac toe and hangman in several places before everyone got here.  It was a hit.  Kaiden and Stacy are really good at hangman.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Cat in the Hat

The family dressed in their Halloween finest.  Gavin's shirt and bib say Thing 3.  Stacy has such great ideas for them each year.

Saturday, October 22, 2016


I didn't think it would fit, but Tito did and sure enough.  Gavin wears the same size as our Build A Bear.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

One Month

Time flies - he is one month old today.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Sewing Marathon

Since Gavin came 3 weeks early, I was not prepared.  The Saturday after he was born, I spent nine hours sewing - finishing his bedding.  I still have one sheet to make - perhaps this weekend.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


He's been home for 2 weeks - I am just a little slow posting this adorable picture.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

First Contact

The boys first meeting their brother.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Pre-school Bound

Trevin started pre-school the last week of August - he was so exited to go and to ride the bus.  

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Second Grade

This is a little bit late, but Kaiden started 2nd grade back in August while we were in Alaska.  He is growing up too fast.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

A Little Early

Gavin Lee arrived on September 20th at 2:58 am weighing 6 lbs, 3 oz and 19 inches long.  He wasn't due until October 15th, so he caught everyone off guard.

But he is healthy, is beautiful, has a full head of hair and we love him very much.

Thursday, September 22, 2016


We took the boys one afternoon so their Mom could have some peace to do some unpacking done in their new house.  They wanted to blow bubbles. 
These guns make some pretty awesome bubbles.
And if you chase the bubbles and blow air on them they stay up quite awhile.

It is such a joy to watch them play and have such a good time.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Vacation Bible School

The boys went to Vacation Bible School back in August and had a great time.  Trevin always volunteered to help - he is holding the words to a song and dancing at the same time.
They had their feet painted to make footprints for a poster.  Trevin's love for orange was known to all the helpers by the end of the week.
His poster using his orange marker!
Kaiden having his feet painted blue.
Kaiden and a couple of his friends - friends are very important to him.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Birthday Gift

The boys came over to make a "Dirt Cake" for their Auntie Carrie's birthday.
This is very serious stuff

And finally - the best part of cooking anything - licking the bowl.

Thursday, June 30, 2016


This boy loves to read.  We are so proud of him.  I know I was not reading at his level after 1st grade.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Gavin Lee

Our recent surprise!

Gavin Lee due to join our family October 15th!

Friday, June 24, 2016


Another day I was home, we set up the sprinkler and let the boys run through it - a summertime oldie but goodie.

 Then there was some drying off time in the driveway.
And Rocco just sat in the shade and watched.