Saturday, March 28, 2015

Feeding Himself

All of a sudden my youngest is Mr. Independent. He's been letting us spoon feed him up until last week when a light switch must have come on. Lincoln glanced around the table and decided that everyone else got to feed themselves so he would too. He hasn't let us feed him since. If we try he turns his head or spits it back out. The food The food must go down by his own doing or he isn't having it. This has made for much messier meals and more food waste but I suppose it had to happen some time. Shortly after I put my camera down he also tried the two fisted method and the bowl-mouth dump, each with some measure of success.
Fist method

Spoon method

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Snow Ranch

Happy Spring Break! I wanted to get out of town this Spring break so I asked my friends if they had any plans and tagged along with a family headed to Snow Ranch in Granby, CO. There is a place there run by the YMCA called Snow Ranch that offers a wide variety of family activities including swimming, tubing, crafts, a rec center, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, and ice skating. Unfortunately the mapquest road we set off to to take was closed 80% of the way up the mountain so we had to turn around and take a different route turning what would have been a 2.5 hour drive into a 5 hour drive. That was hard on everyone, especially Lincoln, who only slept 40 minutes and did not appreciate being strapped in to the torture chamber that long. The way back home seemed relatively short by comparison. Aside from having to sleep all seven of us in one hotel room and Zach and I stepping through the snow up to our thighs, all enjoyed the trip. I would definitely go again.

being pulled up and down the tubing hill just lulled this little one to sleep-bump, bump,bump

one of Mac's favorite activities is to climb on the snow piles

The original cabins from the 1800's 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Prayer Pictures submitted to Vineyard

  I belong to a list serve that sends out emails for photo service opportunity through the LDS church. This particular branch is called The Vineyard ( and it includes things like the arts, education, translation, media, donations, and technology. I decided I would participate in last week's call for photos and took these of some good friends of our family. Thank you Andrews for being lovely and willing models. Who knows, you might show up in the Ensign next year. 

UPDATE: Picture at right of mother and daughter was selected as one of the two challenge winners. Kind of made my day.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Little Climber

 Someone likes to climb. And that someone happens to be just cute enough to laugh at instead of punish. He will climb on anything he can get up on: the couches, the rocking chair, the table, etc. He is even attempting the ladder to the fort outside but Zach informed me that he took a big tumble into the sand today and wasn't too happy about it. These are the happy/proud photos of him getting up. Mommy didn't take any pictures of the sad/disgruntled Lincoln that had to then get OFF the table before he fell. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

New Fireplace Bookcases

Master builder Zach decided to utilize the space on either side of our fireplace for some extra bookshelves, and let's be honest, we always need more bookcases in this house. Didn't they turn out lovely?

Monday, March 2, 2015

Seven, Seven, I'm in heaven

Oh gross, up the nose

First observe.See exactly where all boundaries are.Then push them whenever possible. This is my David. He sure does keep life exciting. We love you!

A pokemon dinosaur called "Tyrantrum" Not my best cake but, I tried.