Thursday, June 21, 2018

Deception Pass

Cooper and I joined Grandma Joan and Carmen for a quick trip to visit Aunt Anita and Uncle Doug on Whidbey Island, Washington.  We stopped at Deception Pass (crossing over to the island):

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Summer fun

Watching the world:

Sand and water:

The boy still loves trains...

Monday, June 11, 2018


Baby is crawling everywhere now!

And has learned to pull himself to stand at the furniture:

Next up -- a walking toy!

And we play a lot of this game, which I've cleverly named "Up Down."

Coop is enjoying riding his bike on errands by himself.  To the pet store.  To McDonald's for ice cream...

To the nearby high school for a music camp he's doing:

Friday, June 08, 2018


The boys and I headed back to Lyons to meet up with my sisters and the cousins.  Reading with the girls:

The pool:

And we played a hilarious game where you put weird plastic things in your mouth and tried to say phrases:

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Fun activities

 Looking pensive:

Hanging out:

Transposing music:

The boys:

All three of us (after I returned from a Florida vacation):

Cooper's Beatles puppets (Paul and John) from art camp:

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Start of summer...

Watching some cartoons after dinner:

Last day of school, so naturally, a stapler encased in jello as a gift for his teacher:

Sick baby:

Reading about assassins:

Making a baby car:

Monday, May 28, 2018


And next -- the bear crawl:

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Mother's Day

Coop came over with this delicious cake:

And this fabulous t-shirt:

And Baby Z figured out how to crawl!!

Monday, May 14, 2018

The Color Run

Last weekend, Cooper and I did the Color Run 5k in Kansas City, apparently known as the Happiest 5K on the Planet:

Through the race, volunteers throw color powder on you:

The race route went around Arrowhead Stadium and the K!

And ended with foam:


Thursday, May 10, 2018

Last weekend

First up, Cooper's spring recital:

He played The Wedding March:

And then we headed back home to Lyons to see the folks:

Gator ride!