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Meet Marvin

He’s a leopard gecko and Silas’ first pet. Ever since Spring Break, Silas has been learning all about leopard geckos and telling us all the facts about their care. When we had first arrived in Bend for Spring Break, we were early for our check-in time at the rental house, so I suggested we pop… Read More Meet Marvin

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Double Header

Two ball players means double the cuteness of little boys in baseball uniforms. Silas is playing with all his best buds again. This is our third year with Coach Andrew and all the 2nd graders we love. Each game, they choose a new captain and a new team name–just to keep the peace. When Silas… Read More Double Header

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The September Sprint

It feels like we can start breathing again–now that we’re nearly half-way through October. These days are flying by! So many things begin in September that it’s perhaps more of a “new year” experience than January.   School has been the easiest transition. We’re so proud of Cooper taking on the challenge of kindergarten, navigating… Read More The September Sprint

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In the Game

Silas’s baseball season is going strong. He’s on the team with last year’s coach and a lot of the same players too. Hanging out with friends during games and practices is a good bonding experience. The community we’re building with these friends is awesome. Silas is doing coach pitch this year, so he’s learning more… Read More In the Game

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Community Choir

At the beginning of this year, I enrolled the boys in the Hillsboro Community Youth Choir. Through the years, Silas has participated in gymnastics, soccer, t-ball, taekwondo, science club, and swimming at different times, but I felt he could use some musical instruction. His school offers music as one of the “specials” during the afternoon,… Read More Community Choir