Friday, January 20, 2017

Photo Friday

There has been some serious Star Wars playing going on here lately. In this case, about 30 minutes of peaceful, fight-free playtime. Win!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Biker Gang

Check out my new wheels. I've got to keep up with these speed demons!

I haven't owned a bike since ... middle school, maybe? But today we went for our first group ride. I think the kids were more excited than I was! Unfortunately our neighborhood is small and bound by a very busy road, so there aren't any longer routes we can take. I might need to get a bike rack for my car, so we can go to some state parks and really let loose!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Photo Friday

"Camping" in the living room. At one point, basically every pillow and blanket in the house was involved.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Day Four of being stuck inside due to cold, icy conditions outside. Everything's closed. We've made forts, run obstacle courses, completed puzzles, held dance recitals, crafted our hearts out ... what's left to do? Make cookies, of course. Snickerdoodles this time!

Many hands make light work when a million little dough balls need to be rolled in cinnamon sugar. I was especially proud of how clean the kids were -- barely any cinnamon was spilled.

The kids assured me that the cookies were "the best ever." I wouldn't know, because I'm 10 days into Whole 30. And cookies are most definitely not compliant!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

"Snow" Day

Despite our best efforts, there was very minimal snow last weekend. Very. But that did not tamper the kids' excitement. They all screamed and jumped around when they saw the dusting of white powder outside in the morning.

I had one child who wanted to wear ALL OF THE THINGS.

I had another child who wanted merely to wear a jacket, pajamas, and cowboy boots.

(Notice her bare tummy under that jacket?) 

And I had another child who refused to go outside, then changed his mind three times, then threw a tantrum about wearing any cold-weather gear whatsoever, then insisted on wearing a coat, then screamed that it didn't "feel right," then threw himself on the ground, then got left indoors while the rest of us went out to have fun, then had a tantrum about that, and finally graced us with his presence.

We spent approximately 20 minutes outside. Then we came in for a long bubble bath and some hot chocolate.

Three days later, school is still closed.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Morning Snuggles

Lately, Little Man and Sweet Pea have started coming into our room after they wake up in the morning, and cuddling with me under the blankets. It's become one of my favorite parts of the day! CC doesn't usually join us -- she wants to go right downstairs for breakfast with Daddy -- but every once in a while she piles on, too.

Later that same morning, I caught this adorable pic of the twins. They've been very attached to each other lately -- it's so sweet.

Mornings are usually pretty awesome around here. I wish the kids stayed so happy and cuddly all day!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Photo Friday

Recipe for snow:

- Pajamas on inside out (and/or backwards)
- Ice cubes to flush down the toilets
- Spoons under the pillows

Check, check and check. We have some excited kids here!