This never happens.

First of all, what’s up with all of this recent blogging, right?? I don’t know. I think I’ve finally decided that I need to actually start photographing my kids again.

Anyway, I decided to *try* to take just a few decent pictures of our kids at the local pumpkin patch. I don’t remember how long it’s been since I’ve done that with the “real camera.”


I bribed them with cookies. I begged them to be cooperative. And guess what?! THEY WERE!!! I was stunned.


We were in and out of there in about ten-fifteen minutes. And nobody cried. And I didn’t get mad. Amazing, I tell you.






I honestly don’t even know how this happened.

These two.

These two are the absolute best of friends. They are always together. They’ll play together for hours on end. They also argue like an old married couple. We have no doubt that these two will get into all kinds of crazy trouble together as they get older. But today, they just fed some ducks. And neither one fell in.


And just like that, she can ride a bike.

A friend gave us this used bike for Brittany. She had a bike with training wheels, but she outgrew it a while back.

IMG_5827shrunk3We’ve been meaning to get her another one and just haven’t gotten around to it. So it was great to get this great little bike for free!!

brittdoubleWe got the tires aired up today and she just hopped right on. I helped her go up and down the street for about thirty seconds. She was pretty wobbly at first. Then she said, “I think I got it.” and she just took off. Like she’s been doing it forever.

britttripleEvery time I told her that she was doing great, she just said, “I know.”

brittdouble2She does cool stuff. And she’s very brave.

IMG_5800rsinstadoubleAnd while I’m bragging on this girl, I should probably mention that she made all A’s on her report card. She’s kind of awesome.