Sept 23

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

We went to the zoo on Sunday…. Ellie’s first zoo visit. Kids bought her a giraffe stuffy. We ate lunch at Scott’s. Ellie starting to suck thumb.

Elliot Grace’s room

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

4 kids…. 4 bedroom house. We had to get creative. We decided that for now anyway, the answer lied in our Xtra large master closet. We had a contractor come in shortly after Ellie came home and make 1/2 of our closet into a nursery. It came out really well, and though we aren’t quite […]

“There is cool shit to do” – (Avenue Q)

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

A day spent at Camp Tawanda again this year with the McCloskey’s and their friends. Kids loved being on the lake, and pretty much stayed there all day. They tried every combination of boat/paddles. We got to visit with Ella and the kids adored spending time with her and Chris.

Flip and Twist

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

A new week of summer vacation.  As long as the day contains a little structure and a lot of “free time”, it seems to go well so far this summer.  We went to Target in the morning. Evan had some birthday money he wanted to spend. He got a Jurasic World lego set. He is […]

Fathers Day – 2015

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Summer has started and the first 2 weeks of summer vacation have gone by quickly.  This week the kids went to Camp X at Rollings Hills Church and seemed to really enjoy it.  I sort of feel like real summer begins tomorrow, though I have to come up with some plans soon – at this […]

Last Days of Summer

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Last full week of summer vacation.  We went bowling, we went to Johns Incredible Pizza, had friends over to visit with us.  We also continued to get ready for school by doing a little bit of school work each day. Max was mostly exempt from doing any work – mostly because trying to get Evan […]

August 1, 2014

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Friday night at the Bowik house. Busy week. Max had dental work on Monday, and then promptly got sick. He got 3 crowns and a few cavities fixed. Full anesthesia for the 75 minutes worth of work. Very stressful for Dads, but in the end not a huge deal. Needless to say, after 2 kids […]

“What the hells wrung with expressing yourself” – Billy Elliot

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Despite our hopes, our oldest two children are growing up to be terribly predictable.  Evan can’t stand pink, will only eat from blue plates, won’t touch a barbie, etc. Sophie loves pink, hello kitty, barbies, etc.   Our last hope for a child who bucks the trend just a little is our Maxwell.  Perhaps it […]

New rooms…

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

We are in the middle of saying goodbye to our beloved au pair Nicolas. Can’t believe a year is over already! We made the decision  to not have another au pair. Mainly because the house was getting so small and we really wanted Sophie to have her own room. Below are some pictures of changes […]


Sunday, August 21st, 2011

Max is talking up a storm these days! Some of it very comprehensible and clear. The one thing he really hasn’t grasped saying (or doesn’t want to) is “Blanket”. He is the first of the kids to be attached to a blanket, and carries his most of the morning and night. Thank goodness he hasn’t […]