Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Gloria found a way to make our not-so-happy guy happy in the house. He is cutting I-teeth and mostly only happy outside these last few days.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Sebastian loves these little lawn whirl-a-gigs just like Anastasia did at this age. He calls them "beaky" which is his word for birdie. It is so funny how he goes running across the street to the neighbor's house. We had one from a few years ago and put it in Pawpaw and Manah's yard. So now he runs there first, then to the house next to theirs. Oh, well!

Monday, August 24, 2015


Stephen started Kinder this week (since he was sick last week, we postponed school for him), and he did great. He was asking to do more school when we were finished. He did so great that I decided to let him pick his very own can of soda to celebrate. Of course, he obliged.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Game Time

My 3 guys playing a quick game of Parcheesi. Sebastian looooves these shakers with the dice in them!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Birthday trip

We went on a little road trip to cousin Julian's birthday party. It was so fun to see their new house and visit with everyone!

Friday, August 21, 2015


Sebastian has hit his verbal explosion these last few weeks. He repeats many phrases back to us right after we say them. He was saying "Nanai" for more or evolved from "nana" for banana when he was eating bananas like crazy. But this last week, he started saying "some" when he wants more or is hungry, repeating back to us what we are saying, "do you want some?".

Some other words/phrases:
He likes to add "go" or "bo" to the end of names
Ex: Pawpawgo, Daddybo
Ginger "juh, juh"
Annie or Anniebo
Please "wee?"
Tee tee (when Anastasia announces she has to go)
Speak Life "Pee Kai" (a favorite song of the kids)
Bird "Beaky"
Balloon "Boom"
Grape "gay"
Teeth "tee"
Outside "ah sigh"
Quesadilla/Tortilla "deeeyah"
Hinee (as in, sit on your hinee and don't stand in the chair)
Drink "dee kah"
Pizza "peesah"
Train "tay"
Plane "pay"
All Done "ah done"

I am sure I am forgetting a few, but that is a pretty good list!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

End of Summer fun!

Each summer, the local homeschool group always hosts a homeschoolers' swim date at the fun city pool where we do swim lessons. We haven't been able to make it the past couple of years, but I marked it on the calendar early this time, and we were able to go! It was tons of fun, and we even saw a few friends there. Unfortunately Stephen did not get to come. We dropped him off at Daddy's work because of his fever. :(