Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Collin's floorplans

Collin has been really interested in creating floorplans lately, and I thought Paintbrush might be a good program for him to use.  I wasn't sure he'd be able to figure it out, but of course it took him just a few minutes to start whipping up plans.

He designs intentionally and has a good explanation for why rooms are placed the way they are.  Perhaps he'll be an architect someday!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Cory the pianist

Cory super loves playing the piano.

Decent form.

Big reach.

Beautiful flair. :)

nerf wars

Collin Cooper got a nerf pistol for his birthday, and it was hilarious to watch him wait by the door to attack Daddy as he was walking into the house.

And then after a few days of that, Daddy surprised Collin by coming in on the offensive - shooting a nerf rifle.  Collin, retelling the story and laughing hysterically the whole time, says "I was just totally flabbergasted!"

Needless to say, now we have two nerf guns and a daily nerf war.

friends on Collin's birthday

We had the Loken family over for dinner on Collin's birthday, and it was a blast!  Collin wanted ice cream sundaes instead of cupcakes, so the kids went to town dressing up their ice cream.

(Collin is 4 months older than Oreyna; Lauren is 2 months younger than Tikka)

Cory and Cabot got in on the yum too!

(Cory is 2 months older than Cabot)

We've been bad at having friends over this winter, but hopefully spring will bring lots of friend time!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Cory gets himself into a jam

Cory is very clever and mischievous, and often gets himself into a bit of trouble.  We put him to bed in jammies where the shirt tucks into the pants and they snap together to stay put.

About 20 minutes after putting him to bed, we heard Cory fussing in his crib.  Ryan went in to snuggle him to sleep, but got confused when he felt bare flesh while patting Cory's booty.  Ha!

While playing in his crib, somehow Cory managed to get one leg out of the pants and unstrap that side of his diaper.  We thought it was hilarious, but he was pretty sad about it.  Crazy Cory!

blankets and bed head

Of course you know that Lauren looooves to snuggle her "peent beetit."

Even Cory has picked up on it and is copying her by spending a lot more time snuggled up with blankets.

As the two with the longest hair, the blanket lovers also happen to be the most likely to suffer from crazy bed head... :)

Sunday, January 22, 2017


Morgan loves wild and silly shenanigans, and Ryan is good at making him laugh while giving him a great ab workout.


Collin's 6th birthday party!

Collin Cooper decided he wanted an astronaut pool party for his 6th birthday.  Okiedokie, bud!

The dads and kids swam.  The moms and grandparents supervised. :)

Collin was a total fish.

(sitting on the bottom)

After swimming and dinner, it was cake time!

Grandma Lee knocked it out of the park, as usual.

It was a sweet, laid-back celebration of our sweet Collin.

caramel rolls

Yep.  They're big fans of Papa and Grandma's caramel rolls!

fancy Lauren

Lauren loves Fancy Nancy books, about a cute little girl named Nancy who loves everything fancy.  Lauren also loves to get fancy sometimes!

She did her hair all by herself and was so proud.