Monday, December 31, 2018

Baby xmas 2

We had to get our baby's Christmas gifts early because he left us to go live with grandma:

Toddler Elmo couch!

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Baby xmas 1

DCCCA, our foster care organization, hosted a Christmas party:

Monday, December 24, 2018

The boys

Baby watching Coop's piano recital:


Doing dishes:

Singing his favorite song, Baby Shark:

Thursday, December 20, 2018


I hosted an 80s murder mystery party for a group of law students.  Cooper helped and was appropriately attired:

Jamming with the students:

Math homework while I grade papers:

Practicing with Molly via FaceTime for the school spelling bee:

Monday, December 17, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Baby Shark

Baby's sign for "I want to watch the Baby Shark song.  Please."

Watching the video:

Monday, December 10, 2018

The kids

At the law school for final memo turn-in day (with donuts!):


Nerf gun collection:

Thursday, December 06, 2018

With friends

Coop and Juliette out shooting:

A screen-free day:

Watching Bob Ross:

At least someone is doing vocab homework!

On a slide at the playground:

Perhaps the most boring (but sweet) video ever:

Monday, December 03, 2018


Big kid!

Lift with your legs, not your back!


 Admiring the fish at the pediatrician's office:

At the nature center:

Dancing to Cooper's piano playing:

Thursday, November 29, 2018


It was our final year for the Raintree Feast.  Cooper and the other 6th year students served the meal:

Baby loved the chocolate covered pretzels:

 Coop and Juliette helped clean out a pumpkin for pie-making:

Miss Ally came through!

Baby and I spent our actual Thanksgiving meal with some friends:

Thursday, November 22, 2018


Picked the last of the season's peppers and made them the Fab Four:

On his iPad when he had to come sit in on my class (his school was closed):

At a performance of Elf, the musical:

Getting an ultrasound.  We're going to have another hernia surgery soon....

Monday, November 19, 2018

The boys

Grandma Joan sent McDonald's gift cards for Halloween.  Everyone was quite happy!

Cooper folding laundry, in a laundry basket.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Singing and leaves

Cooper's school choir performed at an assisted living place:
(You can see Coop's head behind the boy with the blue suit jacket and bow tie.)

In between songs, they talked with residents about holiday traditions:
(Coop and his brown vest in the middle of the pic.)

Leaves in the driveway!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Voting and other important work

Baby went with me to vote:

Coop borrowed the "future voter" sticker for a photo op:

Using Halloween candy to bribe himself to do his math homework:

Cryptograms for fun: