Sunday, January 24, 2016


I was doing so well updating the blog!  But, life got a little cray cray.  We are back to normal, for us, and I will be back to updating again.  I can't help but share my favorite picture from this week.  Night time is a weird dance at our house.  Norman starts in his bed and usually ends up in ours, doodle starts in her bed and mostly wakes us there, marls stays put, but turns in circles.  The dogs go in and out.  It's not really restful for me, but that's ok.  One day it will be and I will miss this nighttime chaos.  Anywho.  One particularly restless night, I had already put doodle back to bed twice, Norman back to his bed once, and then Norman back to sleep in our bed, when I heard doodle wake up over the baby monitor.  But instead of coming to me, Marls woke up and told her to crawl into bed with her.  Then I listened as big sis comforted little sis, told her a story, and snuggled with her back to sleep.  In the morning, I found them like this.  I ran so fast to grab my camera.  ;)  Anywho.  I love their love for each other.  We must be doing something right.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

doodle dances

A random day of make up play and doodle's first day of dance this year.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

So this past August Marls auditioned for the nutcracker.  This was a pretty serious momma test.  She was one of only five NOT chosen to be in the performance.  And I said all the right things about learning to lose and supporting our friends, but my heart broke for her and I was angry.  How do you only not choose five kids?!  Anywho, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise.  I guess the stones said it right.  You can't always get what you want, but sometimes you get what you need.  These are the photos from her audition day.  She enjoyed the audition.  

Marls starts first grade and Doodle starts pre-k.  And this week Marls starts public school.  Ack. Keep us in your thoughts and pray Marls makes some friends.  She had such a rough first semester of bullying.

Friday, January 1, 2016

rainy day fun

Another from the end of this summer.  Norman's legs are not so chunky anymore.  :(