Layla – 11 Months Old

Sweet Layla turned 11 months old last week. It’s hard to believe we’ll celebrate her first birthday in less than a month. She is such a sweet, cheerful, expressive, social little girl, and she loves hanging out with her big brothers. She is changing every day and it is so fun watching her grow!

Blowing kisses


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Kieron Turns 7!

Sweet Kieron turned “lucky seven” this Cinco de Mayo. He’s matured a lot this year and is such a smart, fun, sensitive little kid. He loves to play outdoors, read, cook, do science projects, and tell jokes. He’s doing Cub Scouts and karate this year, but is considering trading one in for parkour or swimming. Kieron is strong and brave, practical, and a bit sneaky. Sometimes his brothers get on his nerves, but so far his little sister has his heart! He wants to be a forest ranger or a chef when he grows up.

We celebrated his birthday a week early with a pool party

Jackson, Isaac, Elijah, Kieron, Louis, Liam, Avery, & Silas

Birthday morning breakfast order: waffles!

Looking dapper in his new glasses

Silas got Kieron a Nexo Knight

Avery got him a cool nerf gun

And Mom and Dad got him his own Kindle Paperwhite

Apparently Jonathan isn’t the only one who likes Baskin-Robbins ice cream cake. Now Kieron and Avery ask for it too!

Heading out to the local Nerf War that evening

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Here’s the rest of what we were up to in April:

These two!

“The hills are alive…”

On a walk with my little man. Hard to believe he’ll be in kindergarten in four months!

Look carefully. That’s a baby bunny in our strawberry patch (toward the front). We discovered four of them in a little nest when we were preparing our beds for planting. By the time we realized these were cute little bunnies and not mice, Jonathan had already scooped most of them out with a shovel. We decided the best thing to do would be to relocate them to a nearby safe spot in the woods and hope their mother found them. I’m not gonna lie, there were some tears. Jonathan went back a couple of times to check on them over the next few days and reported that they were still there and there appeared to be more fur/nest stuff on top of them. So we think Mama came back!


Layla plays at the park now

This little leftie loves to do school work! He plowed through 18 pages front & back and was still asking for more!

Celebrating Grammy’s 16th birthday

Reading to their sister

Our neighborhood had an Easter egg scavenger hunt the week prior to Easter. So the boys and I searched the trails for plastic eggs with stamps in them. Pretty fun idea!

Layla modeling an outfit by Nana

At the park with Kieron

A Tiger Scouts outing

Some bedtime shenanigans

Look at Avery go on the peg board at parkour!

The boys split a good portion of spring break with their grandparents. Here’s Jonathan, Layla and me out just the three of us.

At Mallard Ice Cream in Bellingham

At Wander Brewery

At Aslan Brewery

Kieron at Nana’s

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Easter 2017

We had a fun Easter this year with our little bunnies. Don’t they look cute all dressed up together?!

Layla in her Easter dress

The Easter baskets

The day before we participated in our neighborhood Easter egg hunt. Avery was in the older kids group.

Meanwhile, Kieron & Silas were good partners in their age group.

Layla loves Brooklyn

Look who found a golden egg!

Avery and Hayden – besties!

Silas thought it was a good idea to unwrap his chocolate eggs!

Later, back at home.

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Jonathan’s Birthday

We celebrated Jonathan’s birthday at the beginning of April. Nana came up and celebrated with us. Per Jonathan’s request, we had German chocolate cake and went to lunch at Elysian Brewery in Seattle.

At Volunteer Park. Layla loves the swings.

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