Wednesday, November 25, 2015


The kids LOVE skating. Couldn't get them off the ice. I also couldn't get them to listen to any skating advice or to sit down on the seal so I could give them a ride and skate faster than a snails pace. 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015


Max discovers the joy of writing on frosty wet car windows. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Reading Television

The kids are watching a Sonic the Hedgehog cartoon in Japanese in Subtitles.  Max is doing a pretty good job reading in his head while Scarlett thinks she can understand some of the words because Dora and Diego taught her. 

More reading after breakfast

Look at that belly! 

Current obsession

Reading a Hello Kitty graphic novel first thing in the morning. She always really worried about someone stealing it in the night which she was sleeping so we had her pet dragon guard it. 

Friday, October 23, 2015


Scarlett has been obsessed with this bungee cord for about a week now.  She calls it her fungee.  It's the first thing she asks for in the morning and she brings it everywhere. She's used it for hogtying daddy, walking me like a dog, saving me from the hot lava, and strapping herself in to stay safe to name a few.  Perry and I don't know what to make of this :) 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Family bike ride

Lovely bike ride with a picnic lunch and a stop to fix a flat.  

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Not a princess

I will trap you because I love you.  Then I will put the big crystal on your head and you will die and explode. Then I will put 3 holes in your head and you will become a robber. 

Friday, October 2, 2015


Today I helped with art in Max's first grade class. Before I left, I left a note that said "I love you" on his desk.  When I picked him up from school, he returned the note with his own messages added. That kid has my heart! 

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Preschool Song

Love this!

YouTube Video

Indian Rock

Although Max has a fear of heights, he is a really great climber. We went to Indian Rock this weekend and he climbed it, and other little boulders, over and over again.  The kid couldn't get enough. 

More photos can be found on our Flickr page. 

Monday, August 31, 2015

Scarlett's first day of Pre-K

Ready for School
In front of Pre-K
Working with Teacher Carla
Too busy for a selfie

Max's first day of 1st Grade

Ready for school

Can we go now?

Silly morning faces

Walking to school

Still happy to hold mommy hand

Max's best bud Raphi is in his class again.

Max's best friend is in his class this year!

Monday, August 24, 2015

1st grade pals

Max and Adele just found out they will be in the same first grade class!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Seeing the world (not) very clearly

Max asked to try on all my current glasses. 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Island life

It's sure not Hawaii but I can't complain. We were planning on just playing in the sand but the kids immediately insisted on getting wet. Glad they are still young enough to swim in their underwear.