Mar 19, 2018 2:52pm

We have a thunder storm moving in and Kira gets worried about thunder so we’re cuddling. ❤️

Mar 15, 2018 5:41pm

Kira is dreaming of summer. She also won’t let me change her or of her brand new bathing suit. :)

Mar 13, 2018 4:05pm

Add this to the list of things I should know by now:

When your 6 year old comes to you and says, “Mommy, I lost a coin down the sink drain but I took it all apart, found my coin, and put it back together and it doesn’t spill water now!” you should definitely, absolutely, totally go check the child’s plumbing job rather than saying, “Wow! I’m impressed that you took care of that yourself.” and going on with your morning. I didn’t think to check it until Kira was in the bathroom 2 hours later and it was definitely pouring water. *facepalm*

Mar 12, 2018 9:34pm

The time change is mean.

Mar 10, 2018 3:35am

Earlier today I yelled at Kira as she dumped water on the floor. She frowned at me, crossed her arms, and said, “mommy bein’ mean!” I was equal parts annoyed at being called out on that and impressed that she could even recognize that. I did apologize, though my annoyance at her still tripped me up, and the we cleaned it up together (ok, Kira “helped” by trying to use a colored paper to sop it up…lol).

Mar 9, 2018 10:07pm

My pizza helpers. ❤️

Mar 3, 2018 6:02pm

Aurora did her violin earlier this morning and I offered her a brownie after lunch as a reward. She ate it and then declared that was the wrong reward for violin practice. I shrugged and started to walk away. She then exclaimed that she’d traveled back in time and undid her violin practice so she had to do it now to get the reward she actually wants. She’s actually practicing her violin again. That’s commitment (to her own version of reality).

Feb 25, 2018 8:25pm

It’s time for research project displays! Send help…. ;)

Feb 25, 2018 8:24pm

“Let’s take a walk!” I said. “It’ll be fun!” I said. Then the temperature dropped, the wind picked up, and it started raining. Oops. Memories were made. Lol

Feb 17, 2018 7:11pm

Kira is enjoying playing in my wedding veil and singing “Let It Go.” lol. This was too sweet a picture to not share.

Feb 1, 2018 6:51pm

Cute Kira story:
Quinn had allergy shots this morning, so I gave Quinn and Kira tablets to help them sit nicely for the 30 minutes Quinn has to be observed. Quinn got first choice but then decided he didn’t like his choice halfway through the time. Kira wasn’t ready to trade tablets, so Quinn broke down sobbing. While I talked with and comforted him, Kira set down her tablet, picked up Quinn’s and started pulling up Quinn’s favorite apps and offering them to him. She really was dead-on for what he loves. I always forget how observant 2 years old. :)

Jan 25, 2018 11:37pm

Happy 9th birthday to our sweetest bookworm, Aurora! ❤️

Jan 23, 2018 3:09pm

Quinn and I are spending a lot of the day hanging out at the allergy office doing a rapid allergy shot build up. He’s building with LEGO and getting bribed with chocolate because nobody likes getting 18 shots in the space of a couple hours. He’s rocking it, though, and this will move us 3 months closer to getting him off his asthma meds in a single day (compared to their standard procedure).

Jan 18, 2018 2:49am

I was making bread this afternoon and when I lifted the ball of kneaded dough out to put in a bowl and cover, Kira exclaimed “Small! Cuuuuuuuute!” and insisted on kissing it. She’s very into the small=cute thing right now. :)

Jan 11, 2018 10:19pm

For Christmas we gave Quinn a 50 ft rope. It has driven us crazy as he’s tried to use it indoors but with the warmer recently it’s been fun to watch him figure out how to play with it.

Nov 27, 2017 4:11am

Quinn and Kira were up before Wil and me this morning. I was forced to get up when Quinn came running into our room yelling that Kira had gotten the ice cream. I found her in the kitchen hunched Gollum-style over the ice cream carton, eating it with a spoon and whispering “yummy, yummy” to herself.

Nov 26, 2017 9:45pm

Kira decided that these ladder things were the best thing ever to play on at the playground. The other side that she’s heading for is higher than my head.

Nov 22, 2017 2:38pm

Nov 19, 2017 2:56pm

Aurora is reading Kira’s current favorite book to Quinn and Kira. :) (“My No, No, No Day” from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library)

Oct 25, 2017 12:21pm

This is the best picture of Kira! She might be messing up her bed but she’s making us all giggle in the process.