Okoboji

05. August 2016 Family, Fun, Photography, Travel 0
Okoboji
We had a wonderful time on our vacation to Okoboji in July.  This was a family vacation to celebrate Justin’s parents’ 45th wedding anniversary, and it was planned since last summer.  There were different ideas of where to go for the vacation, but Okoboji was the clear winner since Justin’s grandparents could drive up to ...

Happy Summer!

Happy Summer!
The longer I go between posts, the harder it is to find the time to write a new one because it’s just more and more stuff to include.  But I feel incredibly guilty to have a whole month without a post, so here I am popping in at the last minute in July to check ...

Baby’s First Fandom: The Wiggles!

10. June 2016 At the House, Baby, Fun, Music 0
Baby’s First Fandom: The Wiggles!
Ben’s language development has been exploding, and one thing he has learned to communicate is that he wants to watch (or listen to) the Wiggles! (I explain who they are further down). Here’s a video with Ben asking for the Wiggles a few weeks ago: In this video, he asks for “Wiggles” while moving his ...

Late Spring, Killing Honeysuckle

Late Spring, Killing Honeysuckle
Looking forward to Memorial Day weekend- I just uploaded a bunch of new videos to YouTube, so go there and check those out! We had a nice visit with cousin Charlie last weekend.  Charlie is 10 months old, and he’s crawling and pulling up and doing all sorts of exciting things!  But he is also ...

Summer Begins

Summer Begins
Summer in Columbia is here!  Time for fun!   It’s been a chilly first week of summer, but that always seems to be the way.  I usually don’t manage to get around to switching out my winter clothes for my summer clothes until after Memorial Day, but this year I took some time off early ...

Sproinging

22. April 2016 Baby, Family 0
Sproinging
Spring is sproinging out there, and it will be a pretty weekend with sunshine and warm weather for the annual Earth Day Festival in Peace Park.  I’m looking forward to going with Ben again this year.  Last year, it was one of the first times he’d ever been in a crowd like that, and it ...

Pictures

12. April 2016 Baby, Family, Photography 0
Pictures
It is so hard to find the time to process photos these days.  I wish that I would carve out time to do it, but it takes energy and concentration, so even when I have the time, I’m far more likely to spend it zonked on the couch watching television with Justin. But I felt ...

We March’d!

28. March 2016 Baby, Outside 0
We March’d!
We March’d, for sure!  It’s been a nice month. I feel a little regretful about my last post.  I wrote it on the Monday after the Sunday time change, and I was all “Daylight Savings Time in the spring? Phhsh, SO EASY AS A PARENT” and then BOOM that same night Ben refused to go ...

Pictures from Winter

14. March 2016 Baby, Photography 0
Pictures from Winter
A new theme here!  I warned you I’d do this, though I admit it’s been a year since that warning.  Finally I followed through and did it. There’s something weird happening with pictures on the blog right now.  Sometimes they flip sideways when I look at them on mobile even though they’re correctly oriented in ...

True/False!

09. March 2016 Fun, In Columbia, Parties 0
True/False!
True/False!  One of our favorite weekends of the year!  I didn’t volunteer last year, when Ben was tiny, and instead let Justin continue the volunteer tradition for both of us (he volunteers on the audio tech team). This year, I didn’t plan to volunteer and didn’t think I would, but the opportunity came up to ...