Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Busy Weekend

We had a busy weekend! For starters, Saturday was Sawyer's birthday. He asked for a tea party for breakfast (why not?).

Than he and I went on a hike in Cub Run Stream Valley Park.

Later in the day, we went to two friends' wedding, where Sawyer was the ring bearer (he did great). Here is a picture of the three of us all dressed up:

On Sunday, we invited his friends from school to a party at a nearby nature center. They heard about local animals (including getting to pet a snake):

And they went searching for lizards (they saw two):

And they ate Spiderman cake (decorated by Becky).

I can safely say that a good time was had by all!

Friday, May 07, 2010

Friday, February 05, 2010


We're in the middle of a record snowstorm, and we took a break from shoveling to try out our new sled.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

First day of school

Sawyer's first day at his new school was yesterday. He was pretty proud to walk in the door with his backpack. Everything went great!


Sawyer was Batman for Halloween.

Grandma and Grandpa took him trick-or-treating and he got a huge haul.

Fall chores with Nana & Papa redux

Just like last year, Papa put Sawyer to work doing some of the fall chores.

And, again like last year, he got to play in the leaves when he was done.


Sawyer had his third birthday at the end of August.

We had some friends and family over to my parents' house. Becky made a great robot cake.

It was a good time :-)

Backyard camping

I was going to take Sawyer camping at a nearby lake, but it was pouring rain. So we changed our plans -- Sawyer watched me get soaked while I set up tents in my parents' backyard instead.

Becky says this story is too gooshie, but it was cute when it happened: I said "I love you, Sawyer." as I was zipping him into his tent for the night, and he said something he rarely does: "I love you too, Daddy." That made getting all wet worth it.

We took these photos the next day, which was beautiful and totally dry (of course).

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Things Monsters Do

When something goes wrong, Sawyer will sometimes say 'Oh no, the monster did it.' I have no idea where he got this idea.

Here are some of the things monsters do around here. I'll add to this list as more things get attributed to monster-activity.

  • The monster hid Sawyer's pajama pants
  • The monster broke the train at Wegmens
  • The monster made the living room messy

Friday, May 08, 2009

Collaborative Coloring

Sawyer and I color together in the evenings. Sometimes he gives me instructions on what to draw, and then adds his own elements. Two examples are below -- I'll let you figure out which parts each of us drew.

This is mommy (holding crayons) with pickles (in his bowl), covered by a cat ball, next to a blanket.

This is a baby with caterpillars and worms on him, with a vacuum, under a trampoline, in the moonlight.