Tuesday, December 31, 2013


They work pretty well if you don't bother to pull them apart. If you're Ben, you recognize right away that they just get in the way of actually eating.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

A Few of Our Favorite Things

Alida writing

Nicholas decorating

Benjamin opening

Elaine dressing

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

May all your days be merry and bright.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

Happy Eighth Birthday Boys!

Birthday Breakfast at 8--Chocolate Chip Pancakes as fast as you can, so you can get to gift unwrapping....

It was a long day, but I somehow managed an acceptable Nutcracker cake for Ben. He was pleased anyway.

I don't even know what the hardest he could put together leggo thing was that Nicholas asked for on his cake, but I gave it a go.

Lighting your own candles on your cake at eight, makes the messy cake decorating disappear...

And I hear the cake was good too! I don't like chocolate cake; I have three boys who love and request chocolate cake.

Ben turned 10 I think this year.

Birthdays Past: Time Zero




And Three




And seven

Friday, December 6, 2013

Night Rider

Ziplining: Hands down favorite vacation activity--day or night, sitting or hanging