Nov 14, 2018 3:42am

Nov 9, 2018 1:42pm

Teaching Quinn how to make coffee. :) This totally counts as a school lesson, right? 😁😂☕

Nov 9, 2018 12:07am

Happy 3rd birthday to Kira! (forgot to post this on her actual birthday yesterday. Oops. Poor third kid…)

Nov 9, 2018 12:05am

Birthday cake time for Kira! :) She was most excited about blowing out the candles.

Nov 1, 2018 10:59pm

Kira found glitter we thought she couldn’t reach and had a blast with it. Pro tip: playdoh is awesome at picking up glitter!

Nov 1, 2018 10:57pm

My little Pokémon!

Nov 1, 2018 10:53pm

“I write A! A for ‘rora!” (Kira)

Oct 25, 2018 2:14pm

This morning has kind of been a fantasy morning at our house:

Aurora’s home sick from school (fever broke last night but still has an elevated temp). Quinn made everyone scrambled eggs and toast while Aurora fixed tea for the kids. I made coffee and then read them all a chapter out of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Now they’re all doing various craft projects and chattering nicely.

Who are you and what have you done with my children? :)

Oct 18, 2018 2:47am

I forgot to turn off Aurora’s light at the normal time. ❤️

Oct 17, 2018 1:13pm

My view this morning. He’s teaching her how to play, apparently. ❤️

Oct 16, 2018 4:05pm

“I makin’ da house toy-coys!” (turquoise)

Oct 10, 2018 2:00pm

I hadn’t realized until more recently but one of the best things about having a much-younger child is that the older kids enjoy the hilarity of their younger sibling right along with you. :) <3

Aurora’s coming up with more “Diaper Girl” comic ideas and her list of future titles currently includes:
-Diaper girl versus the toilet
-Diaper girl versus the carseat
-Diaper girl and her stuffed animals
-Diaper girl plays a boardgame
-Diaper girl helps with laundry
-Diaper girl plays the piano
-Diaper girl versus dinnertime

She and Quinn are giggling over all the ideas and coming up with more and more ideas as they talk about the nonsense things Kira does.

Oct 1, 2018 12:28am

Kira wanted to walk down to the neighborhood playground after dinner but then she was too tired to play or even walk home. She was very snuggly as she rode home on my back. ❤️

Aug 28, 2018 7:38pm

I had a hard time not laughing when Aurora told me about school today. But these things are truly hard. I’m so glad that the school has the kids all practice together….

Aurora: I have decided what the worst class is in school!!
Me: Oh?
Aurora: Social skills!
Me: because it’s hard?
Aurora: NO! Because it’s boooooring!!! Today we had to practice [outraged voice] LOOKING IN EACH OTHER’S EYES!
Me: Oh.
Aurora: Tomorrow we have to practice GREETINGS! Uuuuugh!

Jul 18, 2018 1:33pm

Kira saw me fixing my coffee and asked for some. I put a tiny bit in a cup and asked if she wanted milk and sugar. K: no! Me: are you sure? Even sugar? K: yucky sugar! Me: ok…. She’s now sitting next to me watching Winnie the Pooh and taking sips of her black coffee. No shudders, just concentration on the movie. 😂

Jul 14, 2018 2:01pm

I’m sitting in my room doing stuff while Aurora is practicing her violin. I hear her slowly play a sequence of notes that didn’t seem to make a tune so I start paying attention because I don’t know what she’s up to. The next repeat she’s adjusted her fingers and is counting the note beats better and I can recognize what song she’s trying to play. The third time through is a passable rendition of the beginning of a song she’s never played before today. She’s reading the notes and figuring it out herself. Seriously proud mommy here. ❤️😄

Jul 7, 2018 10:41pm

I had to tell him to stop hugging and licking the ice cream maker…..

Jul 2, 2018 3:30am

Jul 1, 2018 12:02am

Kira took her dog for a walk this evening. She dragged it most of the way. 😁

Jun 19, 2018 5:15pm

Because sometimes violin practice needs to be even more challenging (her feet are not touching the ground).