Thursday, June 26, 2014

More matching

This time, matching ladybug rompers!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

These two

W: mom, when were you a baby like Gwen and John?

Me: a long time ago...about 28 years!

E: so was that before Hitler invaded Poland?

Me: It was in the 1980s. Do you remember who was president in the 1980s?

E & W: Ronald Reagan!

Monday, June 23, 2014

7 years

"Time passes much too quickly when we're together laughing"

We celebrated our anniversary a day early by putting the kids to bed early and having a special!

And a favorite wine from a local Delaware vineyard.

Sunday, June 22, 2014


Built in toys!

Saturday, June 21, 2014


I love this picture Emma took of me and Gwen!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Matching sisters

Emma loves matching with Gwen, especially in their flower swim suits!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Fast cars

A favorite ride at Funland!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Donuts with Daddy

A few weeks ago daddy surprised Emma and Will with donuts before church while I was at band practice. Exited?

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


We said goodbye to some cousins today after several non-stop days of fun playing together.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Undetected by Dee Henderson

Dee Henderson became on of my favorite authors while I was in high school. Her writing really slowed down over the last 10 years, but I was excited to see some new material coming from her, and jumped at the chance to review her new book, Undetected.

The book was solid, and I enjoyed this one much more than the last few I've read by this author. It reminded me of some of her first books I loved so much. I didn't realize until I finished the book that it was the second in a new series. (I requested the first book from the library and enjoyed it just as much as this one, if not a little bit more.)

Undetected was not as suspenseful as her O'malley series, but the book didn't drag. I kept waiting for a big twist that would through everything into a mystery panic, and as much as I would have enjoyed the book going there, I liked that I was surprised it didn't. Good characters, really interesting plot with lots of detail about submariners, sonar technology, and security.

I received a free copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for my review.


Will absolutely loves mazes they are by far his favorite school activity, and he's incredibly good at them.

He recently finished the last 10 mazes of his book in one sitting, and this book had a suggested age of 4-6!

"Mommy take a silly picture. But don't delete it!"

His certificate from the end of the book.

Friday, June 13, 2014


AKA how we slow Will down. He's caught on really quickly, but Emma has a year of experience on him.

Thursday, June 12, 2014


I braved the heavy mist to grill for dinner dogs, kielbasa, peppers, onions, and avocado!

Hard to beat a meal like this. Yum :)

And of course we had to make good use of those coals and roast a few

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Side sleeper

Little Miss has become quite a cute side sleeper

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A double

"Look Mom, I found a double strawberry!"