Category Archives: Fun

The last month…

Wow, I haven’t posted in a month! Too long. We’ve been ridiculously busy since closing on the new place, trying to get everything set up & organized before we need to move in. Our current lease is up in December, so over the next month or so we need to start officially moving in! Since […]

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Birthdays, birthdays!

August is all about B-I-R-T-H-D-A-Y-S in our house! First Bennett, then Papa, then Nina, then McKenzie. Oh boy! But really—how is Bennett going to be ONE next week? We have a super-special “Very Hungry Caterpillar” party planned for him this weekend for his FIRST birthday. In reality, it’s just an excuse to barbecue with all our […]

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Easter Egg Fun

We are lucky enough to have Aunt Jennie and Nina (my sister-in-law and mother-in-law) visiting this week! McKenzie in particular is over-the-moon, alternating nights cuddling and having lots of one-on-one time with them. Today, they decorated Easter eggs! McKenzie has always decorated eggs with Nina (every year!), so it’s great that they were able to […]

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“Hi, my name is Studmuffin.”

Recently I was reading up on the “milestones” for a 5-month-old, since Bennett will be 5 months on Monday (January 6th). Anyway, it said that he should know his name by now. I’m always a little confused about the ways he’ll be “on track” or “delayed” since he was a preemie. Anyway, so of course […]

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Merry & Bright

This was our first Christmas as a family (with kids) outside Wisconsin, without traveling. Of course, McKenzie woke us up super-early. “SANTA CAME! SANTA CAME! SAAAAAANTA CAAAAAAAAME! Let’s open presents now. Get out of bed. I’ll go get our stockings!” {{Groan.}} Anyway, she had so much fun opening all her lovely gifts from family & […]

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