Monday, May 22, 2017

Cicada time

These guys are all over, having come out four years early. Zack and I think it's pretty cool, though I've got to brush them off my tires every morning.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

We have...

..A cyclist! Something clicked yesterday and he's riding away, and quite proud of it!

Thursday, March 23, 2017


(Z was sitting on the toilet before his shower)

Z: Mama, did Kelly say she had a pig bladder?

Me: No, she has a pig valve in her heart.

Z: (thinking)

Z: Well, that explains why she snorts when she laughs!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Birthday party

We had Zack's birthday party today. Everyone had a great time. What a great group of kids! I think that's what makes me happiest---that Zack had found such great friends and had such a good time with them.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


So this boy turned 9 today (!). He's creative, smart (and turning into a smart ass. Can't imagine where that could be coming from. 🤔), funny, comfortable in his own skin, a good friend, and an all-around cool kid. (OK, maybe I'm biased.). This year he's really doing well in school, reading at a 4th grade level and he just got moved up to a higher spelling level. He's enjoying reading on his own a lot more, too. He's got a lot of friends and gets along with almost everyone. I'm so glad he's in our life. May he have many more years of happiness.

Monday, February 20, 2017


I love our neighborhood--today we had an impromptu lemonade stand/sword fight.

Monday, January 23, 2017


We marched. It was amazing.