Monday, September 12, 2016

rewind: evergreen state fair

back before school started, we had our last hurrah at the evergreen state fair. 

if you ever wondered what a "last hurrah" looks like, it's this:

dallin double fisting fries and shoving them into his mouth before caleb can take any.

more fair fun included meeting baby pigs:

ps - afton super hearts the smell of farm animals.

judging sheep competitions:

participating in sheep competitions: 

caleb is mooing, incidentally.

and did we mention the fries?

or the scones?

or the ice cream, maybe? 

emily's very favorite fair treat is the blackberry 
ice cream from the snohomish county dairy women. 

and after uploading all the photos we took at the fair, i was struck anew by 
just how much i must love taking pictures of people eating corn:

honest to goodness, there was never a boy happier 
on this earth than was caleb with his corn:

the end.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

preschool point two

with shoes so bright, even the camera has trouble capturing their majesty.

first day of pre-k for caleb:

current life philosophy: wear yellow, flash dimples, kick butt, take names.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

back at it again

school started up today for the wheeler girls!

"clean shoes, big grins, can't lose."

afton in second grade:

summer in third grade:

Friday, September 02, 2016

say hello

to the longest my hair has been in FIFTEEN YEARS.

after more than one person didn't recognize me at back to school night this week, i thought i'd just put this out there: yes, it's me :)  yes, i still know all the words to billy joel's "we didn't start the fire." yes, growing out a pixie cut is like reliving middle school every. single. day. yes, there was this one time i was mistaken for gwen stefani at a grocery store in new mexico. yes, i own way too many flannel button down shirts (90s, baby!) 

and no, i don't know how to use bobby pins (but i stick them around in my hair anyway. for good measure.)

Thursday, September 01, 2016