I Scream, You Scream

Wells had his first official ice cream cone for Family Home Evening on Monday. When I realized what a big milestone that is, I had to grab the camera. With a little careful tutelage from Nora, he did great! I'll never forget the look on his face when he realized that even the cone is edible! What a cutie. On a side note, Wells turned 18 months old and is now officially in the nursery at our church. He has gone a couple of times with only minor problems. Now to teach him to drink from a cup without pouring it on his pants... I couldn't help but remember Nora's first day at nursery. I thought she was such a big girl! Apparently she stood up and sang twinkle, twinkle little star for her whole class of boys. Wells just sat there an starred at the music leader with this puzzled look on his face for all of music time. I crack up everytime I try to compare the two of them- I should probably stop.


My Little Valentines

Can I squeeze these two all day long?

Happy Valentine's Day!

Our family tradition involves following a trail of hearts on the morning of Valentine's Day from your bedside to a special valentine treat or gift. See if you can guess who received what from our mystery cupid this year!

And for me? Not only did I receive this beautiful bouquet, but there, in the background is my very busy husband, HOME on a Saturday morning doing the dishes. I love this holiday!



Having a big sister certainly has its perks. Endless access to princess dresses probably isn't one of them. I couldn't resist taking some photos when I saw that Nora had managed to get Wells into this Cinderella costume. The best part will be holding these pictures for... eh... 10 years or so and then seeing what kind of reaction I get from him when I get them out... and get them out.... and get them out.


Pretzel Playgroup

We had some friends over the other day and ended up making pretzels as a fun activity with the kids. I have fond memories of doing the same thing as a child, so I have been wanting to do it for some time now. The kids had fun and the result was cute- and edible! It was especially appropriate for Wells because I haven't had any luck with playdough because he always seems to be trying to taste it. I'm so glad that Nora and especially Wells are finally old enough to do some fun activities like these. I'm looking forward to the next years of fun projects with these two! Anyone have any great ideas?