Thursday, February 23, 2017

a 30th birthday

guest blogger: Heidi

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On Friday, we helped Uncle Derek surprise Aunt Bethany for her thirtieth birthday. We showed up at Bethany's brother's house to wait for the guest of honor to arrive.


We feasted on soups and paninis.

We checked on our baby cousin (still in-utero, as he/she should be).

We hung out with Liam, Bethany's nephew. (We give him Jesse's hand-me-downs!)

Of course, there was birthday cake!

Happy Birthday, Aunt Bethany! We love you! Thirty will be full of many new things for you!!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

a walk in the woods

On the way home from church on Sunday, we made a detour to Green Lane Park for a hike.

We started on the blue trail, but we quickly took a side trail through the woods towards the water.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

a Philadelphia visit

On Saturday, we hung out in the city with Uncle Austin and Aunt Rachel.

We brought our scooters and made our way to a park near their house.

We taught Austin and Rachel how to use the corkscrew climber as a slide.

We played ring-a-round-the-rosie and made a friend.

We wandered back to the house to rehydrate before driving home.

Thanks for the delicious breakfast and playground fun, Uncle Austin and Aunt Rachel! Upon climbing into the car to leave, Heidi declared, "I miss the city." We certainly miss the convenience of the city and all the places to where we can walk. (Driving everywhere is not our favorite pastime.)

Monday, February 20, 2017

big boy bed

We have no more cribs.

So big . . . and so little.


Friday, February 17, 2017


The other day, a spontaneous train circled the table. (Nevermind the poor photos. I can still hear the giggles in spite of the blur.)

Thursday, February 16, 2017

"I want to bonk into Heidi."

guest blogger: Jesse

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I love sledding. I particularly love sledding into people, especially Heidi.

I want to bonk into Heidi.