Saturday, December 22, 2012


My dad was here for the last couple of weeks and Wesley was really taken with him. Here is a photo of the two of them together. Wesley calls him "Gunda" (sort of).


Friday, December 21, 2012

Holiday Photo

 I tried to do a self-timer family photo for our Christmas card this year. It didn't turn out like I wanted, so we didn't end up using it, but here are a few of the pictures I took, just for fun.



Wesley got a really cute school picture taken this year, so the one of Noah above is my attempt to do something similar with him. He's so cute, don't you think? I used to do just the same cheesy smile when I was his age.


cookie 1

Yikes, this has been a busy month! We had a photo shoot and a wedding this week already, and people visiting and so so many holiday things to do! And then I thought it would be a great idea to pile some time-consuming cookie projects on. So there you have reasons I have not been blogging, not even about the polar express still! One of these days. Until then, here are some cookies that Noah and I made. We gave them out as teacher gifts on the cute little plates below. We also ate a few...

cookie 2

Friday, December 7, 2012

14 Months


A few days late, but I think I've posted almost every one of Wesley's monthly posts on the 7th of the month instead of the 5th. Anyway, this is one adorable, and rambunctious, little guy.

He's starting to say more words: Hot (which he always says with a laugh, as in, hah, nothing you say will instill me with a sense of danger. I'll climb cactus and there's nothing you can do about it!), night night... I'm sure there are several more, but as I told Chris tonight, he's the second child and I think the reason he's not talking as much as Noah was at this age is that we just aren't paying as much attention.

Anyway, Here is a cute photo of him using a turnip as a teether. He didn't love the taste, but it was round, just soft enough, and it had a handle. We've been up to our ears in veggies from our CSA (community supported agriculture) so I was glad to find some kind of use for turnips.

Here is a link to Noah's 14 month post, just for comparison.  Apparently I was just as tired when I wrote that one.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Bike Shop Fun


How many families do you know that go to the bike shop as a fun family outing? We know a few. Here is the newest bicycle enthusiast in ours.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Making it feel like Christmas


It's about 75 degrees (or more probably) in Tucson this December 3rd. T-shirt weather, even though I spent many a Christmas in Santa Cruz as a kid, just doesn't quite have that holiday feel. Noah is so into Christmas this year that we're putting some effort into making in feel like Christmas. No, we're not trucking in any snow (although I think there was an event like that here last year...), but we are doing Christmas lights, Christmas tree, and the best part, a brand new Christmas train! So here is our playroom with Christmas tree, train, and very happy little boy. We won't be here for Christmas, but in the three weeks before we make our Christmas trek to New Mexico and Texas we had to bring some Christmas spirit home. Having little ones around just makes it so much easier to get excited about this season!