Tuesday, March 12, 2019


Dare was flying high when he found out that he was going to be able to have a sleepover at cousins Coleson and Will's house! He is on spring break right now, so was able to go over on Monday afternoon, spend the night, go to the zoo with them on Tuesday morning, and play all day Tuesday until I could pick him up after I was done working! He was one  happy, but definitely worn out little boy by the time I got him home and in the bath last night! My heart is so happy when he's able to spend good, quality time with those boys! He fits right into the Wolfpack!

Sunday, March 10, 2019


Aislyn slept over on Friday, so Saturday we decided to take them bowling.

Thursday, March 7, 2019


After continual rejection from Mom (because, "Gosh darn it Dare! Every time you ask me to take you there, it's been on a day that they are closed!")  wink. wink.

So...I finally promised Dare I'd take him to Chuck-E-Cheese after I was done with work today. 

I'm not really sure why I don't love that place so hard... it really isn't as awful as nickelcade or many other arcades that I have been to over the years. I think it's just the fact that it is Chuck-E-Cheese. That it's so overrated, overpriced, and usually full of what Chal would call "unruly dirty insurgents". 

But he loves it so much, gets so much pleasure and fun in winning the tickets, just so he can March right up to that sticky glass trophy/prize case and spend them on Taiwan import crap (that is, without fail, dismissed within an hour of exiting the premise).  But, I suppose it is pretty cute to watch the child get so momentarily enthused! And he's getting better and better at playing the games, requiring less adult supervision and assistance, so that makes it a bit more tolerable. 

Monday, March 4, 2019

weekend in kanab

On a whim we decided to go visit the kids over the weekend.

And, mostly we played in the pool!! 

Friday, March 1, 2019

kids vs adults

Who had more fun? 

Tex was in charge while the adults (Ben, Chal, me, Ry, Stefan, Mags) went to dinner at Caffe Molise. We were gone for a solid few hours, and they couldn't have cared less. But, we weren't too concerned either...😂

a maze

Nibbles needed a maze. Dare said so. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019


St Olaf's has been celebrating "Read Across America" this week. For Wednesday the kids were given the opportunity to dress up as their favorite character from a book instead of wearing their uniform. This is what we came up with when Dare decided that he was absolute in wanting to be Patrick from SpongeBob....

And, as part of the week celebration, they were also able to see the performance of Horton Hears a Who.

Dare in background, Jonah (Pokemon) front.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

a promise is a promise

There's no way we're getting out of Santa's promise that he'll get the hoverboard for his birthday instead of Christmas... the delay has been nice as he would have been all over the house on that thing...as noted in photos taken at the Wilde's 🤣

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

pet day

It's national love your pet day, and Dare is so proud! 

Thursday, February 14, 2019


I was able to spend the afternoon with my favorite little valentine during his school party. I love seeing him in his learning and friend element. He's growing so much, and getting so big. All love. All heart. My lil bubbs.