Category: family

First Year of Cub Scouts

Mac started Cub Scouts this year. He seemed to really enjoy the activities, and we were happy with the leadership. It’s a small pack, and Mac was actually the only Lion Cub this year. I hope more will join next year! I’m new to scouting for boys, and I was very appreciative of the inclusion […]


Beat the Clock!

Mornings had become a horrible time of day, as I’m sure is the case for many families. Jeremy had started to take much of the responsibility of getting the kids up and fed and Mac’s lunch made when he was home, which was great. But we still had to continually remind them to eat and […]


No More Potty Charts for Vivian!

We celebrated last night with a Cold Stone Creamery treat for Vivian who has completed the process of potty charts! Vivian had been doing a great job without having tinkle accidents at school and at home after getting used to her classrooms and becoming more comfortable with her teachers. Unfortunately, she continued to have poppy […]


Josie’s 2nd Birthday

We had a great time celebrating Josie’s birthday – she was finally recovered from her bout with the stomach flu, and by some stroke of luck, everyone was healthy for a few days! The “tradition,” if you can call it that, has been that on the kids’ first birthdays they get cupcakes (1 serving), for their […]


Mac – Still a Climber!

When I joined the Y, I was happy to hear that even without the kids becoming members, I could take Mac to the climbing wall in the gym whenever it was open (a couple hours a day, a few days a week). He was very excited to try it! He caught on fast and was […]


Family in the Fall

We’ve had some great family time this fall! We spent a day of MEA break back at the Waterpark at The Depot. Everyone seemed to enjoy the big pool this year! We also tried out the “pumpkin patch” at Veteran’s Park. I had a coupon, so we thought we’d see what it was all about. […]


My Sweet Boy

Mac saw my sewing equipment out and of course wanted to work on a project again. This sweet boy somehow got it in his head he wanted to make a bag for Vivian. How cute is that?! We cut some scraps of fabric, and I helped him line them up, and he pinned and sewed […]


First Days of School

We had more “first days” this year than would be typical. First, Mac started kindergarten at Blessed Trinity! Then Vivian started preschool at Blessed Trinity for two mornings a week. Vivian also started preschool at Richfield’s Wiggles & Giggles program. She attends that program as part of her special education and speech services, two mornings a week. And […]