March 28, 2014


I love Spring days with our two little boys because there are lots of magical moments like this as they explore the world around them, one dandelion, leaf, footprint, cloud and bird at a time. 

March 25, 2014

After school

It was a beautiful day today, and the boys wanted to play on the playground at school before heading him. When the sun is shining, a cool breeze is blowing, and a happy 4 and 1 year old ask politely if they can play for a while, the answer will always be yes :)

Swim class

When Ben went in for his swim class today, Jake pointed after him and fussed a bit. I asked him if he wanted to go into the pool area to watch Ben and he got a huge smile and said "huh-HUH!" It's really precious to see Jacob not only forming his own opinions, but finding a way to express them and then get excited when we understand him. He proceeded to sit still in his stroller for 30 min watching big brother swim.

March 18, 2014

The Greatest & the Smartest

Right before we took this picture, out of the blue Benjamin looked up to Jeff and said "Daddy, you are the Greatest! And the Smartest!"

And then he jumped on the arcade motorcycle at the restaurant :)

Incidentally, he's been wearing the rainbow sunglasses all day every day for the last week. Stylin dude. 

March 11, 2014

Dentist Visit

Benjamin did SO well at his dentist appt today. He was very interested in the Boy Scouts magazine in the waiting area, as it had "large mouth bass" on it. He told me he could tell that because of the fins. He was very polite, introducing himself and me to the office staff and hygienist. Something like " My name is Benjamin" (points at chest). "...And this is Mommy" (holds his hand out, palm up, towards me ... Because I guess pointing is rude? How does he know this?!) "... and I'm 4 years old" (holds out 4 fingers and looks at them as he says it) "...and I'm almost 5 years old. I'll be 5 years old on my birthday, and that's A-semptee (December) 25th on Christmas." This is how many exchanges go these days. Obsessed with our polite, thoughtful, smart, articulate, confident little man.