Saturday, March 11, 2017

Best Part of the Day

Alara has learned to give excellent hugs and kisses which she dispenses freely around bedtime. Everyone wants one, or ten. It's pretty much the best part of my day. 



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Princess Poppy


Sometimes I like to call her princess Poppy, as seen in the new Trolls movie. Her hair only styles one way. It's adorable but not very versatile. That, and she just brings sunshine into my life. 
She also loves those little swaddling blankets she's had since she was born







Friday, February 24, 2017

Don't be Jealous



 Because some things just need photo evidence. Mimi knitted 6 matching sweaters for my children this year- Wow! That's a lot of work. Mac's is especially memorable because it has the word HUTCH written across the front. Lincoln's has a star which is very fitting for his personality. She even made the girls matching skirts. It's too bad that we are having an uncommonly warm ending to our winter, however, or else they might have more occasion to wear them. 















Thursday, February 23, 2017

My Boy, My Girl


This is the sort of thing my five year old girl does in her spare time.


This is the sort of thing my eight year old boy does in his spare time. They both make me smile.



Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Feeding Clarence


Alara likes to feed Clarence- even if he doesn't want to eat. She will pick up his bowl and follow him around the house periodically catching up to him and putting it in front of his face. To show him how delicious it is she occasionally samples Clarence's food thus demonstrating it's fine quality. She makes me laugh and Clarence takes it well. He would probably suggest a trade if he could- my food for yours Alara.  

Co-conspirator 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Camping in the Living Room


Sometimes they call it camping, sometimes it is making a "nest", sometimes it is just a bed pile, but whatever they call it, it is always fun. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

3 Daddy Daughter Dance




Don't they make a cute couple? Three years in a row officially makes this a daddy-daughter tradition. Zach always sees what Ruth is wearing and tries to wear something fancy that matches. Good thing he has so many bow ties. It was also a good thing they went to the early dance at 4:30 because by 6:00 pm they were both pooped! Zach worked up a sweat swinging and carrying her around for over an hour while Ruth just soaked it all in. (Outfit courtesy of Mimi.) In a few more years Zach will have to go to two different dances so he can treat both his daughters.