Jun 15, 2018 11:47pm

Kira pulled Aurora’s violin out of its case and asked to play it. That’s a ¼ size violin that looks small next to a full size, but in Kira’s hands it looks huge. :)

Jun 15, 2018 4:47pm

Kira’s hit the age where she’s correcting her own pronunciation of words. :( I asked her if she wanted her octopus dress today and she answered, “Yes, aw-pus dess! Oc-toe-pus!”

Please, child, can you keep calling kitty cats “key cats” and marshmallows “smarshmellows” for a while longer? <3

May 25, 2018 1:02pm

Summer break is off to a great start. :)

May 24, 2018 8:39pm

Celebrating the school year being OVER with chocolate cake! I love the various reactions the kids gave me when I said I was taking a lay day of school picture. :)

May 24, 2018 1:31pm

My cheerful Quinn. ❤️

May 21, 2018 2:37pm

Kira is drawing our neighbor’s puppy. ❤️

May 16, 2018 11:04pm

I don’t know how much longer they’ll enjoy matching pjs but right now they’re all thrilled with the My Little Pony pjs I found on the discounted rack. 😁

May 14, 2018 2:28pm

Kira came running out of my bedroom with my old watch on her arm. Quinn saw it and tried to catch her while exclaiming, “Oh no! Not Mommy’s time bracelet!”
Now I want to go back to wearing my watch just to call it a time bracelet. That’s so much cooler. :)

May 1, 2018 6:39pm

I’m playing with Kira, pretending to be a dog…
Me: ruff, whimper, ruff
Kira: You not a puppy! You a key cat!
Me: Meow, meow
Kira: You not key cat! You uh….Howard!

…I have no idea what a Howard is. LOL.

Apr 28, 2018 11:58pm

We hiked down to Rainbow Falls this afternoon.

Apr 25, 2018 11:37pm

The adorableness never ends with Kira. She insisted on bringing her stuffed seal to the children’s museum and is helping it do activities. :)

Apr 25, 2018 11:36pm

Kira was very proud of her very pink, very sparkly outfit today.

Apr 16, 2018 1:14pm

I just had a parent-teacher conference with Aurora’s teacher. I love it that her teacher can see the way that she shines so clearly. I get so caught up in the struggles we have at home that I forget how awesome my kid is. ;) <3

Aurora is the kid who runs to offer hugs and encouragement to kids who are hurt, she’s the one who writes notes to the troublemaker saying “you made a bad choice but I’m still your friend” (and the kid keeps every single note the teacher says), she makes sure her teacher gets a hug every morning and every afternoon, she’s the kid braiding flower chains and giving them to other kids during recess, she’s the kid who does spins and cartwheels when she’s given an award at a school assembly, she’s the kid sneaking books into her desk (*ahem*), and she’s the kid who argues that she knows everything but is willing to listen so that the teacher can teach everyone else (after being reminded about that).

Apr 14, 2018 3:08pm

Aurora and I were having a discussion about how our behaviors affect others…

Me: Reality is, you don’t like being around me when I’m acting like that. Do you?Aurora: REALITY! I HATE REALITY. I’M DOING A GOOD JOB OF AVOIDING IT!

Apr 4, 2018 4:36pm

This cool dude just needs the peanut butter while hanging out on the counter.

Apr 1, 2018 4:53pm

My sweet ones with their Easter bunnies. ❤️

Mar 30, 2018 6:46pm

All three kids are quietly looking at books and I’ve caught myself tiptoeing to avoid distracting them. I’m going to go hide for a few minutes while there’s peace. Lol.

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*