“I’m working on my roar” (Lion King)

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Max’s first birthday – Oct 20, 2010 Max turned one!   Max’s birthday was fun for everyone. He got a very special birthday present from the kids Mom! Mommy came and celebrated with grandparents, cousins, aunt Lisa, uncle Bob and godmother Kathy.  Mommy brought gifts for the kids – light saber like things that the […]

“Hard to say goodbye” (Dreamgirls)

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Sept 20, 2010 The end of September meant that our awesome au pair, Matthias (Matthew), has been with us for a whole year and would have to go home soon.  A week before he left, Nicolas arrived to take his place. It was very hard to say goodbye to Matthew. He was part of our […]

“My father says that children keep growing” (Flower Drum Song)

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

August 14th and 15th were a big weekend for Max. We spent the weekend in Fair Play with Nana and Poppy and boy did he change! After 9 1/2 months he still had no teeth, and he still didn’t crawl. He would sit happily for a very long time playing with whatever was in reach.  […]

“When from out of the sky like a bomb comes some little punk in a rocket” (

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Evan turned three on Sunday. We planned a different sort of celebration for him this year. We noticed at Sophie’s 2nd birthday party that Evan didn’t seem entirely thrilled with a large group of kids in the house, and lately when we are in large groups of people he will tell us he would prefer […]

Max’s adoption Day

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

On Monday, May 24th, Max became part of our family forever. His adoption day was very similar to Evan’s and Sophie’s. Early morning at the court house with our attorney (and now friend who we have been in constant contact with for 4 years!) Susan Romer, and our parents and family. It has become tradition […]

Baptism Day

Monday, June 7th, 2010

happened in May…

Fair Play weekend Memorial Day

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Pictures from a couple of different weekends in Fair Play.

“Give ’em the old three ring circus” (Chicago)

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Lot’s of things going on every day! Trying to find time to document everything new that happens (a new word, a cute phrase, a haircut) is always a challenge. Even remembering to take pictures sometimes doesn’t happen.  Here is a random sampling pictures from the last few weeks that captures a few of the goings […]

“I’m my Daddy’s girl” (Grey Gardens)

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Sophie turned 2 this last Friday. It was a great weekend filled with surprises, cake, parties and a very special visit from Mom! Angela came in on Saturday night and spent some great time with the kids. Sophie seems especially happy to see her mom and looks at her with big eyes and says “mommy”.  […]

“Many a new day” (Oklahoma)

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

Almost a month since the last blog update. So many things are happening that we want to document, but we forget to take pictures, forget to load photos, or are just too tired to update the blog. The good news is that the kids have all been happy and healthy over the last month. The […]