Fall in Oregon is dazzling! This October has been dry, warm, and sunny—especially compared to last year. By now, most of the leaves are either gone or have turned brown, but it’s been a beauty of a season! We explored Sauvie Island (an island in the Columbia River) one weekend. Though it’s just across the river… Read More Autumn Activities
Somehow Silas turned 7 this year. He’s such a fun kid with lots of interests and a big personality. He’s so very precious to us! One thing Silas has been consistently known for is being a good friend. Ever since he was a baby, he’s been a people magnet. And his teacher this year again… Read More Birthday with Friends
After a fun season of t-ball this past spring, we signed Silas up for soccer through Somerset West Soccer Club. Silas was on the Bears team—coached by a friend just down the street from us. Our motivations for signing Silas up for soccer were to give him time to be with his buddies and to provide… Read More Bears Soccer
Though I see those three words, “Back to School” all over the place, this is Silas’s first year going “back to school.” 1st grade already? This school year start has been a breeze! Fred Meyer (aka Kroger) is now my official go-to store for Back to School supplies. After searching two other stores, Silas and… Read More Back to School
June 22nd marked a milestone. Silas finished kindergarten, and we are so proud of him. While the school year seemed to drag on and on, we are thankful for a wonderful first year of school. Silas learned to read (even words like “camouflage”) and to write letters, words, and stories. My favorite is a series… Read More K5 Grad
We kids gave Daddy our Father’s Day cards Sunday morning, and them ambushed him with a ninja kidnapping (or dad-napping). Dressed in our ninja costumes, we attacked him upstairs and brought him down to the family room to open his present. Mommy found mancrates.com on the computer that has cool gifts for dads, and she bought… Read More Daddy & His Man Crate
T-ball is the cutest. Silas had his first game a couple Saturdays ago, and we were so proud! We signed him up for Cedar Mill Little League so he could be on a team with his friends from school. The two head coaches are husbands of some friends of mine from Moms In Prayer. Not… Read More Go, Dodgers!
Woohoo! We made it! Silas has completed 100 days of kindergarten (which is more than we can say for Daddy or Grampy). Last Thursday, Bethany Elementary’s kindergarten classes celebrated their 100th day of school by making Froot Loop necklaces with 1oo pieces of cereal. They also made headbands, medals and several “100” craft and math… Read More 100 Days
Silas was reading to Brynn this morning, and Brynn decided to read along with him. Cooper, on the other hand, has decided to pursue his doctorate.
My dad fully embraced his role as Grandpa during our Christmas visit to West Virginia. From the minute we arrived, Dad had an entire playtime schedule planned for the kids. He pulled out classic wooden toys from his childhood and was giddy with excitement as he shared them with Silas, Cooper, and Brynn. It was… Read More Playtime at Grandma and Grandpa’s