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Colorado Camping: The beginning of an adventure

I’m back folks! After almost a year of being stagnent, I’ve finally been inspired to blog again. And this is why: I’m going tent camping for five weeks with my kids! What?! I know what you’re thinking. I’ve never done anything quite like this before. But did you read the title? It’s an adventure. And … Continue reading

Ruidoso, Our First Vacation

Friday Fun Spot: Our First Vacation

It’s been a heck of a week. I’m going on three weeks this Saturday of struggling with what I believe is mold allergies. I have a horrible cough that is keeping me up all night long. I’ve been exhausted yet can’t sleep, and that only leads to no energy during the day with the kids. … Continue reading

Favorite Musicians at 22 months

Friday Fun Spot: Favorite Musicians

What can I say? My kids like Elvis and Iggy Pop. I like how they finish each other’s answers.

Free Fun: 4th of July Decorations

Free Fun: 4th of July Decorations

Before July is over with, I should post this. Yeah, I should have posted it before the 4th but I didn’t even do this until the morning of and I’m just now getting to the post. To be fair, this craft isn’t totally free if you don’t already have the supplies. If you keep anything … Continue reading

Singing Ho-Ho-Ho

Friday Fun Spot: Ho-Ho-Ho

This is the first song I got both Hudson and Ellisa to help sing. Grandma GJ started singing it during her weekly visits and it suddenly stuck one day. We’ve all been singing it ever since. I especially like how they associate it with Grandma. If I ever start singing it, they say questionably, “Grandma?” … Continue reading

Gran-T and the Peanuts

Grandma GJ and Gran-T: G’s We’re Thankful For

Around 18 months I succumbed to the reality that I–a mom of twins–needed some alone time. I asked my mom and Grant if they would be willing to come every other Monday to watch the kids  all morning (the alternate weeks my dad and Mary Ann come) so I could have some time to get my … Continue reading

Kiddie Acres

Without writing a long review about Kiddie Acres, let me just say, we had a blast there this morning! It’s kind of a hole-in-the-wall but fits Austin’s style perfectly. After walking in I thought it was too small but it’s actually the perfect size for kids between 2-3 yrs. We rode every ride but the … Continue reading

Friday Fun Spot: For the Love of Bots

At some point Charles found a video on youtube of a robot name Nao. It was their first introduction to videos and robots. Ever since then, they’ve been hooked on both. So when Charles went to Anna’s Toy Depot (our favorite toy store) to get them a gift, he couldn’t resist the robot he found … Continue reading

Hudson Enjoying the Pool

The 5 S’s of Summer

I’m writing this as it’s raining outside. Go figure. I had the most wonderful morning with the kids. We started with our regular Wednesday Eggy Weggys and then off to the park. We played for almost 2 hours and the kids even had whole cashews for the first time. A new favorite. They were so good at … Continue reading

John Holter, Wife, and Son

The Wonderful World of Hydrocephalus: Part 5, Shunt Malfunctions

Shall we start with a wee-bit of history. It’s just so interesting. To be brief, a guy had a son. The son was born with hydrocephalus. The father was an engineer and invented the shunt in order to save his son’s life. Unfortunately, his son passed away before they “perfected” the shunt. But his passion to … Continue reading