Thursday, June 23, 2011


Two things you must know to fully appreciate this Lily story:

1) Yesterday morning she and I talked about bacteria and how it likes to grow in warm, moist, dark places.
2)  Like most parents, Mike and I encourage Lily (daily) to chew her food with her mouth closed.

Last night we were eating out at our favorite family-friendly restaurant, Pizza Ranch.  Out of the blue, Lily said, "Well, Mom, there is one good thing about chewing your food with your mouth open.  The bacteria won't grow as much since it is light in there."

I adore that little smartypants.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


One of the best parts of being a parent is being with your child when they make an exciting discovery.  Our most recent example was the ice cream truck.  There was no time for me to take a video or even snap a photo, but I will forever remember watching Lily snatch those two dollars out of Mike's hand and sprint down the sidewalk, grinning from ear to ear.  We had read once about an ice cream truck in a book with her, but she had never seen one.  When that truck drove by with its music blaring, there was pure excitement in our house, for Lily and her parents.
Other discoveries aren't quite as exciting.  Yesterday we realized Sam is very allergic to, well, something.  We think it is eggs, but who knows for sure.  Whatever it is, my baby was miserable.  At one point his eyes were nearly swollen shut.  A few doses of benedryl and 24 hours later he is almost back to normal. 

 What a trooper -- still flashing smiles.

Other recent discoveries include:

1. Sam loves to crawl around at the park.

 But is still more interested in taste-testing the woodchips and leaves.
 2.  Lily looks adorable in a pink tiara cowboy hat with flashing lights.  She and Mike took in the Hawley rodeo for the first time. 
3.  And Sam likes to "chill" in the living room with his "ba-ba". 

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Catching up

Summer is officially here for me and I am loving it.  But, I am not quite ready to do much blogging.  Here are a few pictures to sum up the last few weeks.

Summer boy

Waiting for the go karts

Sibling fun

Sammy's last day at daycare

Lily's last day

Her awesome daycare teachers, Roger and Kara

Best bud from preschool -- Lilly F.

Daycare pals

Preschool teachers

Dino Land -- loving it!