• Two Days After Christmas

    This Christmas was tough and didn’t go as I planned.  We held it together Christmas morning, and the boys were excited and got lots of amazing gifts from all sides of the family. However, I quickly returned to bed after presents…

  • Brother Hugs

    This is what happens when you ask your little boys to hug each other on a park bench for a photo. Colton can easily overpower Luke with his…love…, and there are many times they get on each others nerves and things…

  • Solo Photo Shoot

    We’re not quite at the stage where I can conduct an easy solo photo shoot with the boys in public. Instead, running in opposite directions should be expected.

  • Magical Flying House

    The boys were in an amazingly good mood the other night as they ran around outside with their flashlights and lantern. They pointed their lights in the trees and remarked about the flashes of light on the leaves. They each grabbed…

  • First Advent Calendar

    My mom sent two advent calendars for each of the boys the other day. They got such a kick out of finding the right day number and opening the little doors as we caught up to the current day. When opening…

  • You’re Magical

    Winter in Southern California today felt like a mild 75 degrees summer day, but I still put on my light winter-themed sweater and fuzzy purple socks. I took the boys to a park in Santa Monica and wandered around the upscale…

  • Storefront Building Blocks

    The boys are really into building cities with their blocks these days, so I decided to make a couple special blocks for them.  I found a generic template online of a storefront graphic, and then I tweaked a bit to make…

  • Building Boxes

    I had a stack of large and small boxes out by the back gate waiting for Garbage day. I was originally planning to do something interesting with the boxes I’d collected for a while, but decided I’m too tired, and they…

  • Pillow fights

    I padded the living room a bit, set a few rules and let the boys have at it with some pillow rough housing. They took turns playing “good guy” vs. “bad guy”, running into each other with pillows.

  • Monster Truck Tea Party

    Luke and Colton threw separate Monster Truck Tea Parties. Stopping by Luke’s, he told me, “Only El Toro Loco likes tea.”