The rules

Our sweet boy has been having trouble staying quietly in bed at night, so Derek invented a few simple rules for him to follow. As he learned them, he added his own. I particularly like #6. P.S. Yes, he ripped the vinyl airplane on his wall off one night. Yes, we need...
The golden parenting years

The golden parenting years

I think we’re in them. The kids are 10-almost-11, 7, and 3. We are  in that lovely stage of post-diaper and pre-driving-and-dating. The kids play together and alone. They need us, but not too much. They love us, and still like us. They even like each other. Here...

Our little jokester

He knows only one joke, but it’s pretty funny. Translation: I mustache you a question, but I’ll shave it for...
3 years old

3 years old

“I’m bigger now.” (Pronounced “bee-ger” like Gru in Despicable Me, said when he wants things he’s not yet supposed to have, like chocolate for breakfast or permission to go outside alone.) “But I’m not big yet.”...
Adorableness

Adorableness

You know what’s cute? When Jonathan picks up his toy phone, adopts his most serious tone, and says into the phone, “This is Pastor Roberts…Uh huh….Uh huh…Ok bye.”