Monday, December 15, 2014

Gingerbread House

The kids tell us that the best part was eating the candies!

Friday, December 12, 2014


We took Sam and Naomi to see Santa today! It was our annual visit to "Santa Land" at Macy's. They make the entire 8th floor into "A Day in the Life of an Elf". The kids love it, and after seeing it all we visited Santa and the kids told him what they want for Christmas. Naomi told him she wants a Christmas treat (food, of course); Sam asked for a glow-in-the-dark hex bug Elf (which, of course, doesn't exist and Santa can't possible come up with). 


Ready to help mom bake the gingerbread house!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Teddy Bear Band

We took Sam to see the "Teddy Bear Band" at the birthday party for the kids' school (the Early Childhood Family Education program is 40 years old this year). Sam danced for 45 minutes straight!"

Monday, November 10, 2014


First snow of the season this morning, so we made hot chocolate!

Friday, October 10, 2014


These two ate carrots with breakfast. Now they tell me they are Strong!! (They are flexing their strong muscles.)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Look who's in a big-girl bed!

Naomi surprised us by hopping out of her crib and coming downstairs during her nap, so it was time!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Pick? Pick?

Omi likes to eat every last bit off of our plates at the end of a meal. She calls it "picking". She makes sure she gets every tomato seed, every tiny cilantro leaf, every drip!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Dinosaur Egg is hatching!

A toy dinosaur grows and "hatches" out of the egg when you place it in water for about 3 days. Sam has been patiently checking on it!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Hood Weather

It's starting to feel like Autumn in Minnesota...

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Naomi likes to keep a book in her crib. She reads to herself when she wakes up:

Friday, September 5, 2014


Who wouldn't mow in sparkly Hello Kitty shoes?

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Getting Dressed

Naomi wants to do it herself--she refuses to let mom help!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Thirsty Girl

Naomi likes to have ALL the drinks. Sam shares his after he's finished--Naomi gets upset if I try to put his in the dishwasher before she gets to try them. (There is nothing in his cups that she didn't also have, she just wants to have every cup.)

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunday Fun

Busy morning at the park:

And two sleepy kittens in the afternoon:

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Omi and Penny

Naomi loves Penny. 

Penny tolerates Naomi. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

3-2-1, Launch!

Playing in the couch-cushion "spaceship" on a trip to the moon:

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Creme Brûlée!!

Naomi was a fan. She ate everything she could with her spoon and then wiped the bowl out with her finger, licking the dessert off. Needless to say, she went straight to the bath tub after dinner!

Thursday, July 3, 2014


We were just watering the lawn, but the kids thought the sprinklers were pretty great!