Wednesday, May 31, 2017

first lost tooth

i know it's graduation season and all, and people are celebrating some major milestones in their lives (congratulations all around!), but we interrupt your regularly scheduled programming with some fairly big news of our own:

caleb lost his first tooth last night!
(actually, he insisted that his dad pull it out.)

and he handled this life transition pretty much like he handles everything else
(except losing at games; shout-out ken buds!)

like a boss.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

brace yourselves

sunshine is coming.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

the season's first campout

wherein the children make fire.  and then burn ALL THE THINGS!

and mom forgets jackets (!)

and there is rock throwing! and ninja night hunting! and prickly plant touching!

running list of camping injuries include: caleb coming home with a heat rash, dallin cutting his head on a rock, a mosquito bite, assorted cuts and bruises from unknown sources, and emily's broken nail.

rise and shine: it's morning time!
not pictured: caleb, who is still asleep.

the lady crew (plus anson) in their speed boat showing the rest of us losers how it's done.

um, when will these orange life vests ever not be sexy?

Nature’s first green is gold, 
Her hardest hue to hold. 
Her early leaf’s a flower; 
But only so an hour. 
Then leaf subsides to leaf. 
So Eden sank to grief, 
So dawn goes down to day. 
Nothing gold can stay. 

Robert Frost

Sunday, May 14, 2017

a mother

"And should she choose to be a Mother one day, be my eyes, Lord, that I may see her, lying on a blanket on the floor at 4:50 A.M., all-at-once exhausted, bored, and in love with the little creature whose poop is leaking up its back. “My mother did this for me once,” she will realize as she cleans feces off her baby’s neck. “My mother did this for me.” And the delayed gratitude will wash over her as it does each generation and she will make a Mental Note to call me. And she will forget. But I’ll know, because I peeped it with Your God eyes. Amen."

excerpt from "The Mother's Prayer for Its Daughter" by Tina Fey

Friday, May 12, 2017

night time: assemble!

dallin making some important business calls last night before bed:

he said it was the avengers.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017