Sunday, January 15, 2017

First Time Crawling

So now that James has been standing by himself for a whole week, and is working on walking, he decides to try out crawling.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

James Standing

Here's James standing on his own for the first time.  This boy just wants to walk; it seems he's given up on the whole crawling thing.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Pictures from Christmas Break

He's ready to start trying real food.

Hailey has been collection boxes to make a dollhouse for Kit, but our house was getting overrun by boxes. Mom said half of them had to go.

Playing with his new Christmas present.

A turkey made out of an apple and marshmallows.

Waiting to see the pediatric ophthalmologist. Evan is now wearing glasses because he has a lazy eye.

Holiday traffic in Los Angeles is a nightmare.

The kids had fun decorating  this cookie kit from Trader Joes.

Wearing his new glasses.

An older kid ran into Evan at the park with his teeth.

We took Hailey to the theater to see A Christmas Carol. So Fun!

Going commando because we didn't bring a spare diaper.

The kids were super excited to get this in the mail.

Sampling Asparagus.

The best taco place in the whole city deserves a visit.

As soon as the rain let up we headed to a park. 

The kids go crazy if they are cooped up inside to long. 

We are so glad that Steve actually got some time off from work.


Girls night out at the Nutcracker.

We were thrilled most of my sisters could come. Hailey talks to me all the time about how sad she is that she doesn't have a sister. She wishes she had a bunch of sisters like I do.

She made it until the last 10 minutes.

Evan having a solo mini marshmallow over the fire with Papa in the backyard.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016


Visiting the American Girl Store on Christmas break to drop Kit off to go to the doll hospital.

Hailey loves anything french.

The line was too long to wait time we will stop.

I picked some up later just for Hailey.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Time for Chores

Everyone gets to help.

Ready to catch bugs.

Taking a bath while Hailey takes  a bath.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

First Word

 James' first word.

A Sunday Christmas

I put my extra copy of Infinite Warfare in Jeni's stocking, just waiting for her reaction...  It was all a ruse for her real present: 4 David Austen rose bushes that are on their way.

Hailey's big surprise: a Maryellen doll from American Girl.
What a happy little girl

Real Life.