Wednesday, July 17, 2019

A boy and his dog. 😍

Callum’s random question of the day

"Mom, why do men underestimate women most of the time?"

Why, indeeeeed. πŸ€”πŸ˜†

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy 4th!

Our local community pool throws one helluva 4th of July event, complete with various pool and field games, a hot dog concession stand, face painting, and live music! We stopped by for a little bit of entertainment - quite fun!! 

Then had some friends over for dinner, for a more mellow and quiet time at home! Overall, a really nice day. Happy Birthday America!! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Callumism of the day

Jon and Callum went out to breakfast this morning after they dropped Logan off at camp (I went for a swim). At the diner, Callum asked Jon:

"Dad, if you had to choose one, which would you choose?"

Jon: "Peach."

Callum: "I'd choose kiwi strawberry because I'm not weird."

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Summer House Rules

I decided to post house rules last week to kick off our summer. I really wanted to make sure we have a way to control the often out-of-control screen time that the kids can get themselves into. So, I put these together, with their buy in!

It hasn't taken long for the boys to try and figure out a workaround. Surprisingly, Callum is the main leader in this category. Last week, he told me he was going to skip #4 as his pass due to summer camp. I okay'd it and within seconds he said, I've also completed #3 since my summer camp was several hours of ceramics. Damn it!!

This morning, he came to me to show me a few drawings he had worked on, and said Mom, I spent 30 minutes working on these sketches. Let me show you....

I said those are great!! He then said, Oh btw - I worked on them outside in the backyard, so I've spent 30 minutes outside too! 🀣🀣🀣

Friday, June 28, 2019

Chef Callum

Tonight was Callum's turn to cook the family dinner.  He made us penne arrabiata with garlic bread, and Fanta floats for dessert!!  It was deeeelish!  :)

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Chef Logan

One of Logan's chores this week was to cook dinner for the family. He made us nachos, followed by root beer floats for dessert! Yum! πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Summer Book Bingo

Just a few books to kick off our summer reading!! ☀️

The boys are groaning at me. I have posted a "Summer Book Bingo" sheet for us to have a little fun with too! πŸ˜†

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Last day of school!

Last day of school as 5th and 3rd graders!! We are ALL excited to be done ;-) and looking forward to a great summer!!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Lion's Cut

Minion looks a little irritated about his summer cut.  ;-)

Sunday, June 2, 2019


On a last minute whim, I decided to let Logan invite three of his best buddies over for a sleepover.  He's been looking forward to the end of school, yet at the same time has been sad that two of his three friends won't be going to the same school next year and is worried he'll lose touch.

These kids are all so great.  They spend way too much time on screens - but what kid at this age doesn't these days?  They also spent a lot of time chatting all night after configuring the couches in some ginormous "bed" set up, watching a fun movie and eating too much pizza and snacks.  :)  

(Callum was even allowed to join their gaming session the next morning, which was quite sweet since he adores all of these big kids to pieces)  :)

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Top braces!

Logan got his top braces put on today!  :)

Monday, May 27, 2019


The sign of a successful long weekend: all is quiet in the backseat, and I turn around to check on the kids....  :)

Park City, UT

We traveled to Park City to visit some friends over Memorial Day weekend and had such a nice time!! Jon had been before, but the boys hadn't - and I think it's safe to say we all left enjoying it so much that we started talking about when we could return!

Everywhere we turned, there were majestic views all around us!

We went on a couple of nice long walks, always enjoying the beautiful scenery.  The downtown area of Park City was super neat too!

Thanks Bob and Andy for such a fun visit - we can't wait to see you again!