Tuesday, April 27, 2010


A series of pen sketches by Reagan...
(the heavy scribbles represents
the animals "who live in a cave" 
She calls this one "Reagan In Bed"
(who knew she was into self-portraits already?)
"Flower Lady"
(I think this is a nod to Grammie Carla!)

Sleeping on the job...

The Jungle Jumper is a pretty loud contraption...
it plays music and makes animal noises at the
slightest detection of movement.
While we were eating dinner last week
Bracken was busy jumping about when
we suddenly wondered why all the
commotion had stopped...
Here are a few more photos of
our little Jungle Jumper.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

A Bunch of Cute Pics

Some random pics from around the house...
Bracken demonstrating "fast feet"
Watering flowers on a very muddy day.
Can you tell that Reagan officially got her
very first haircut last week?

A Visit with Friends...

Last weekend we drove north to visit some old ISU friends...
(emphasis on the "old" part - I think there were
more kids than adults at this party!)
I can't believe someone didn't lose an eye...
The last time we all got together the 4 of us were
pregnant in July... we look much happier in this photo!

Monday, April 12, 2010

A Special Delivery...

Our beanbag chairs are in! We thought the kids
could use some comfy seating of their own in
the new basement... I think they like 'em!
A good seat to watch the Bears this fall...

Just another day at the park...

We joined some friends at the zoo last week and then
hit the park for lunch and playtime.
Visiting an old friend (we pause for a pic with this
guy each time we go!)
Checking out the tiger with our friend Blythe
Demonstrating how kangaroos jump!
Bracken enjoying the zoo.
Reagan burning off her peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Almost time to leave...sleepy eyes.
...Hey, look! There's Bracken...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Dinner with Mr. B

I don't think I am posting enough photos of my second child.
Because I am also a second child I feel the need to
remedy this with a post just for Bracken.
Here he is doing what he does best - EATING!
Looking impatient.
The menu... mixed veggies and sweet potatoes! YUM!
Looking concerned that the meal is already over...
Don't worry, buddy, theres plenty more where that came from!
...and this is how he thanks me.

Hippity Hoppity

We had a nice Easter weekend at home and
enjoyed Sunday service and brunch...
We remained stain-free for at least 20 minutes!
Not really wanting to take a photo...
...finally giving in.
Mr. B looking cute after his sis ditched him
to go play outside with her new Dora the Explorer
Watering Can and Trowel that she found in her basket.
Showing us how a bunny hops.
We had one lonely daffodil in the backyard to greet us.
...this shot taken just 20 seconds before
she tripped and fell in the mud!

Peace Out

I think Reagan is channeling Janis Joplin
in this getup. Her look is complete with
sunglasses, messy hair and her trusty radio
while organizing her sticker collection.

Friday, April 2, 2010

A Visit with GG and PaPa

We had a nice visit with the Bulls last weekend to
celebrate an early Easter with them.
Quiet time with Great Grandma Judy
(and the largest book we have ever seen...!)
Playtime with the pig that looks like a cow.
Charming Great Grandma Judy...
Chocolate milk and stickers...what could be better?
Dyeing eggs with GG!
Reagan felt very special since she
picked out the colors and stickers for each one.
4 Generations of Bull Boys!