Sunday, November 08, 2015

it's great to be eight

friday, november 6th was summer's eighth birthday.

here's how i think the aging of children generally goes (from a parental perspective): 
0, .25, .5, .75, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 13, 18.

see how that sucker really speeds up there at the end?


and while it's been pretty slow going for the past eight years around here, right about now that roller-coaster is definitely starting to round into the decline.

double yikes. 

as scary as it sometimes is to be on this speedy, bumpy, windy, twisty, and way, way high up in the air space mountain of sorts, the kids just make it so darn enjoyable to watch them grow up. to get to know them. to learn who they are. and to help them find their way.

it's my favorite part.

summer is an artist. she's a writer. a dreamer. a believer. she is kind. caring. a quick learner. summer is inclusive. a sharer. a sister. she can be shy and is easily embarrassed. she gets distracted. she loves to read. she loves to dance. she loves to know about things. about people. about history. about science. she loves treats and excitement and surprises and her family most of all.

happy birthday, sweet summer girl!
enjoy the ride :)

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Sunday, November 01, 2015

scooby dooby doo

where are you?

we've got some work to do now.

scooby dooby doo,

where are you?

we need some help from you now.

come on, scooby doo, i see you

pretending you've got a sliver.

but you're not fooling me, cause i can see

the way you shake and shiver.

you know we've got a mystery to solve so scooby doo

be ready for your act. don't hold back.

and scooby doo if you come through you're gonna have yourself a scooby snack!

that's a fact!

scooby dooby doo, here are you

you're ready and you're willing.

if we can count on you, scooby doo,

i know we'll catch that villain.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

candy crush

caleb's favorite part of halloween:
passing out candy.

a job he takes very seriously and for which he turned down going trick or treating.

happy halloween!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

baptism preview

summer has chosen to be baptized on december 12th of this year.

i was editing the photos we took of her earlier in the week to commemorate this 
special occasion, and just had to share a little of our precious summer girl.

age (almost) eight.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

halloween 2015

like, zoinks, scoob! like, it's going to be totally groovy, man!

Friday, October 16, 2015

in a world where there are octobers

remember all our past pumpkin patching pregnancy announcements?


this is definitely not one of those :)

who else thinks there may never be a picture of caleb smiling? like, ever.

i heart in so many ways the expressions on their faces here. #brothers


nope. still not smiling.

not here either.
pumpkin picking is too hard of work for smiling anyways.

Friday, October 02, 2015

caleb's first field trip

it's fall, ya'll.

and caleb's preschool took a trip to swan trail farms in snohomish to get first dibs on soaking up the season.

on the hay ride.

trying to figure out if four legs good, two legs better? 

meeting his first chicken.

picking the perfect pumpkin.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

moon beams

our contribution to the many pics of the fabulous super moon lunar eclipse tonight:

photo by bryan.

Monday, September 14, 2015

in nursery


(pic courtesy of their nursery leaders)

Thursday, September 10, 2015

caleb goes to preschool

caleb started preschool today!

and guess who is super bummed because she couldn't fix her camera settings and ended up with out-of-focus pictures!

oh well.

had to still post this one because blurry or not, he is just so. darn. cute. 

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

labor day at the fair


 check out caleb downing his first scone last year.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

back to school

as rainy as it was (and it sprinkled! and drizzled! and poured! today), these two lovelies were so ready for the school year to begin.

and they're off!