Monthly Archives: June 2016

butterflies

Our butterfly garden attracted butterflies today! The girls were excited. I could not take a picture of Mary because I put undies on her today…and she pooped in them. For the rest of the day she was pantless. But I … Continue reading

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play day

I let the girls off the hook and just let them play all day. Every evening they spend hours with the neighbor kids. I am so happy for the weather which permits this kind of play. I also made dinner … Continue reading

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Sigh.

I have been very, very impatient with Lydia lately. I feel like I write that a lot. I have to rethink our schedule and see how I can improve my chances to be patient with her. I listened to¬†Hamilton while … Continue reading

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a beautiful birthday

Yesterday was a jewel of a birthday. Abe worked his tail off from morning until night so that the day would be perfect. He is the best. In the morning he went to work late so that I could go … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day, Abe!!

Let me just pay tribute to the unsung hero of this blog. His name is Abe, and he is the absolute backbone of our family. I often refer to him as our resident adult. In his capable hands, our family … Continue reading

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cherry picking

This morning Abe gave me a massage while Ammon crawled around the room. Ammon started getting hungry, so Abe came up with this solution: Ammon enjoyed this…until he tipped over. Afterward, Abe took the girls out to pick cherries from … Continue reading

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Running the neighborhood

During book club the girls ran the neighborhood with all of the neighborhood kids. Apparently, back in the day, our cul-de-sac had¬†one hundred kids. That includes the two houses at the perpendicular end and one extra house. Can you imagine? … Continue reading

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“Hall, no! We won’t go!”

Abe has a ton of work tomorrow night and I have book club, so we went on our date tonight instead. First we went to his Aunt Andrea’s Provo neighborhood to protest a real estate development that threatens to overrun … Continue reading

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Dinner with the Crofts

Tonight we had dinner at the Crofts’ house. We just love Betsy and Micah, and the girls adore Pippa. Abe and I talked afterward about how liberating it is to be around people who are absolutely authentic. It helps us … Continue reading

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Potty training still

I forgot to take pictures today. That’s sad because we had a lovely play date with Chelsea and her kids, and one of my favorite images is of Mary racing Carter on their new scooters. Mary had a shirt and … Continue reading

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