Sunday, April 30, 2017


Cory still loves crawling into small hiding places.

Morgan woke up from his nap with some wild hair!

We got a picture of Collin with his soccer team.
(He's wearing the black hat - second from the left.)

Collin was Daddy's helper for a lawnmower oil change.

Lauren and Cory played sick...
LK: "I'm sorry you're not feeling well.  It's ok, honey.  Just puke in this bucket."

The girls working in the kids' room at the church had fun working picture filters on Lauren.

Baby Caroline does a lot of sleeping, and snuggling her is oh-so-sweet!!

thumb tucking

There's no thumb sucking going on around here, 

but there is thumb tucking!  If she's making a fist, her thumb will be tucked under her pointer and over her middle finger.  Isn't that interesting?

hello, world!

ice cream date

It was a perfectly gorgeous Sunday afternoon to go out for ice cream!

Caroline snoozed in her car seat the whole time.

When we were ready to leave, I realized I had a picture with all the [awake] people except Ryan.  We settled for an in-the-van selfie.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

the little table

Papa made this awesome little table when Collin was only 1.  It's been everywhere with us, and used for all kinds of projects and play.

This particular day, it was a habitat and play space for a bunch of [toy] bugs.

You should've heard these two cuties chatting up a storm for a whole scenario of pretend play with their critters!

And for this guy, it's the perfect height for standing practice!

Friday, April 28, 2017

cute girl / big eyes

We're used to big, bright eyes around here, but Caroline's eyes are so big and so bright!

She's still in the serious phase - no smiles yet.

Whew!  Being this cute is exhausting.

popularity contest

When it comes to being held, Caroline's the winner.

When it comes to the leader of the wrestling squad, then we're talking about Collin.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

the best way to fall asleep

Cute Collin fell asleep under his covers with his flashlight and hand still inside his book.

cutie sleeping Caroline

The sleepy stage is so stinking cute.

Ryan's very favorite part of babyhood?   Baby sleeping on his chest!

After snuggling with Caroline in our bed, I keep cracking up about pictures of her all alone in the king-size bed.

So far we've got a great sleeper on our hands!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

out & in

They're bundling up

to play in the snow outside.

We're stretching out

 and playing with toys inside.

Everyone's happy!