Let It Snow // Captain’s Log Day 2181

Sunday we had our first blizzard of the season. We only got about 4 inches of snow, but the wind was ferocious, drifting the snow everywhere. I woke up Sunday morning and peeked out the window, surprised to find there was nothing on the ground yet – the news reported the storm rolling in at […]

Captain’s log day 2,141

We stopped by the lake the other night. It has become a favorite thing to do lately in the evenings. The kids get some wiggles out, and we get the peacefulness of watching the sun set. The moon was crescent-shaped, which was interesting to Sylas. He knows all about that already. He truly has an […]

Amalia’s 12 Month Update

Amalia had her first birthday this past week! My baby is ONE! She had her doctor appointment and weighed 14lb 14oz and 26 inches long. Developmentally, she is meeting all of her milestones perfectly. She officially started walking just two days before her birthday. She had taken a couple steps here and there before that, […]

Captain’s Log Day 2,121

I noticed that I hadn’t written in nearly a month a couple days ago and put it on my to-do list. I don’t really know what to write about other than mundane life happenstances, because, well, life is pretty boring at the moment. Currently, we are all sick with a pair – yes, two – […]

Capitain’s Log: Day 2078

We took the kids out to the park a couple days ago while the weather wasn’t too cold. they’ve been getting cabin fever, and with the Midwest weather – ever changing – it makes it hard to make plans to go outside. One day it will be nearly seventy degrees outside and then it will […]

Survival Mode

This week has been rough guys. All five of us have RSV after Sylas brought it home from school exactly a week ago. I’m constantly wearing someone else’s mucus, chasing kids around going from nose to nose with a box of tissues trying to keep it under control. One sneeze and Niagara falls cuts loose. […]

Amalia’s Seven Month Update

This month snuck up on me! I think that with all of the Holidays, time just escaped me. Amalia is seven months old! She weighed just over 13 pounds at her doctors visit at the end of December. She is transitioning into 3-6 month clothes now. She is working on getting her last little tooth […]

Amalia’s Five Month Update

This month has been pretty steady with last month for Amalia. Continuing to develop in pretty much the same areas as her fourth month. She rolls over and still likes to sit with assistance but shes still pretty tipsy. She LOVES to bounce on her legs in your lap. Her hand coordination gets better every […]

Sickies

Our household has come down with a case of parainfluenza 1, aka croup. One of Sylas’ preschool friends decided to share it with him, and he has shared it with all of us as per cold season protocol. I think that Sylas and Ivan are on the mend, though still coughing and sleeping more than […]