Thursday, July 30, 2015

Science Museum

We went to the Science Musuem today. Ivy went on a field trip earlier this year, but Jeremy and I hadn't been there since the bodies exhibit before Ivy was born. 

We spent a good four hours there and didn't even see everything. But it was past dinner time and nearing bed time so we had to leave. 

Everyone had a super fun time! And even if I didn't get a picture of it, Livy said the best part was seeing Mr Mat there. 

Sunday, June 7, 2015


Ivy & Jamey are both swimming with Storm now. Jamey is super excited and has a ton of fun. Ivy is working hard and getting fast.

They just finished their second track season. Ivy's coach wasn't too great, but she had a good time. She just has fun hanging out and goofing off with friends. I am going to work with her a bit this summer on her running form. She spends a lot of energy on swinging her upper body around.

Josey finished up her first session of swimming lessons. She did great and had fun. She's a little more stubborn than the other kids and refused to do some of the exercises/drills.

Livy finished up her sixth session with Mr. Mat. He's moved to Chicago now, and she & I are going to miss him a lot. She's taking the summer off because she only wanted Mr. Mat. I figured a little separation would help her process that and be able to move on.

Our summer plans include Valley Fair, Storm, Marilla's wedding, and another summer of "No School, No Electronics." Bethany is taking the kids camping at the end of June, and they'll have Grandma Camp toward the end of August.

Jeremy's signed up for one triathlon, and I'm sure they're'll be a couple more.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The end of an era

After 7-1/2 years, I threw away my last nursing bra tonight. 

I'm relieved to be done nursing. It's nice to be done. But I think I'll also miss it a little. So I'm planning on lots of snuggling. 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Mr Mat & Livy

Mr. Mat has been Livy's swim teacher for a year or so. I posted this picture on Facebook last week with the caption "Livy calls Mr. Mat her little sweetie pie." She also calls him her "sweet angel," her "little honey muffin," and her "little love bug." These are all things I call her, and now she uses them for Mr. Mat. 

And now our favorite teacher is moving to Chicago, and maybe we're going to have to move too. 😉