Monday, March 23, 2015


Matt was recently taking some pictures of me so I could decide if I liked a particular outfit. Nate watched for a bit and then wanted to be a part of it! Check out the series:

Monday, March 16, 2015


Just some random odds and ends to share...

The boys were so sweet on Valentine's Day...

And they had yummy pink chocolate chip pancakes that I managed to pull off!

Nate was too cute in his Winnie hoodie for Spirit Week at school.

Speaking of bears...

Monday, March 9, 2015


Nate is completely, totally obsessed with skateboards. We have no idea where this came from, but it's all he talks about and plays with. He has maybe 10 small "fingerboard" toy skateboards and got a cool skatepark set for Christmas that he loves. we are complete suckers, we got him a real skateboard. And the answer to everyone's first question is NO. He cannot and is not allowed to ride it standing up without one of us holding both of his hands. He mostly uses it to roll around sitting or lying down and it goes everywhere with him. He even uses it as a tray to eat when he has a snack on the couch. And this past weekend, he took it even a little further.

A few more images of the boy and his skateboard:

Monday, March 2, 2015


Simon's obsession with robots is as strong as ever.

His school recently hosted an Art Gala. All of the classrooms focused on one element of art--line, color, form, texture...Simon's class focused on form and they all made very intricate masks. His was an awesome robot head, check it out!

His class also worked together to make this cool Space Needle--each child had his/her own color fingerprints!

And at home, robots are everywhere as usual. Simon loves to pretend to be a transformer/robot type of creature pretty often:

And this might be the sweetest thing ever. Simon had a good friend named Benjamin that he used to go to daycare with. Benjamin moved away to NJ a couple of years ago, but Simon still talks about him regularly. Last fall, he asked if he could write Benjamin a letter, so I found his mom's email, wrote and asked for their address. She said Benjamin still talked about Simon too, and that he would love to be penpals! So we started by sending him a card that Simon dictated to me, and right before Christmas, we got an awesome card back from Benjamin, with a cool Frozen drawing that he had done inside! 

Simon spent a lot of time thinking about what he wanted to send back, and finally decided on a Lego robot. He built this one below, and then I took each piece apart and hot glued it together, with his blessing, so it could travel more safely. We added a card and the package went out today!