Wednesday, January 31, 2018

two and a half years

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Hi! I'm Wren!

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Today I'm two and a half years old!

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I'm a big ol' ham who likes to dance and make silly faces. I'm delighted when I make someone laugh! And I sure like to laugh too!

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I sleep in my crib and love to sleep in. I take naps sometimes and the days I don't are full of grumps.

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I'm a very particular girl and like things my way, making my opinions known very, very loudly.

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Sometimes I really love playing with my brothers, sometimes I really don't. Sometimes I want to hug and kiss them, sometimes I really don't. Sometimes I like their help, sometimes I really don't. It makes my brothers pretty confused. But I do love them, promise.

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But really though, I'm a sweety. Just an opinionated sweety.  I freely say "I love you," I help people when they're sad, I like to stroke my Mommy's face, I have the gentlest voice.

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I'm picky with my food, just as a toddler should be. I like fruit, not so much the veggies. Not big on eating much of anything for dinner. But I get by.

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And I'm pretty sure everyone in my family adores me. Just a hunch.

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Happy half birthday to me!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

ALL the photos and videos

Imagine my surprise while looking through my blog to realize I haven't copied over any Instagram photos or videos for the whoooole year. So here they are now. ALL OF THEM. Let's just call it a year in review, mmkay?

What does it mean if a vacuum cleaner is a perfect birthday present?
What does it mean if a vacuum cleaner is a perfect birthday present?

So pleased with herself
So pleased with herself

I couldn't begin to count the number of times one of the boys has been having a hard time and wren comes over to make it all better
I couldn't begin to count the number of times one of the boys has been having a hard time and wren comes over to make it all better

Just a couple six year olds doing algebra 😲
Just a couple six year olds doing algebra 😲

Sideways snowstacks
Sideways snowstacks

Why does adding an edge of white make everything so beautiful?
Why does adding an edge of white make everything so beautiful?

Baby swings are all we need
Baby swings are all we need

A little leaf raking in February
A little leaf raking in February

My valentines!
My valentines!

Do you want to guess what she's watching out the window?
Do you want to guess what she's watching out the window?

Legit duck face
Legit duck face

Homeboys
Homeboys

How we roll on Presidents' Day
How we roll on Presidents' Day

Baaaaaaahhhhh lovethisgirl!
Baaaaaaahhhhh lovethisgirl!

A little morning art
A little morning art

Purple mushroom
Purple mushroom

Dentist day for the boys!
Dentist day for the boys!

Holidays are chiefly excuses to make special desserts, right?
Holidays are chiefly excuses to make special desserts, right?

The rocks, they be red
The rocks, they be red

Little big girl
Little big girl

Hiking!
Hiking!

Snow day!
Snow day!

I think we've had more snow in spring than in winter
I think we've had more snow in spring than in winter

Waterfall bound
Waterfall bound

Four geocaches found today!
Four geocaches found today!

When you've waited a little too long to cut your boys' hair.
When you've waited a little too long to cut your boys' hair.

Even her little shadow is cute.
Even her little shadow is cute.

10 years, baby!
10 years, baby!

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Poor little fourth child who keeps getting woken up to take big brothers to and from school....

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She takes it in stride....

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Most of the time.

My oldest babies are seven today!
My oldest babies turned seven!

Bridge day!
Bridge day!

Breakfast in bed- I was even bribed to like it!
Breakfast in bed- I was even bribed to like it!

My peeps (photo by Sean's dad)
My peeps (photo by Pompa)

Guess we won't mow the lawn today.
Guess we won't mow the lawn today

Dad cuddles
Dad cuddles

Visiting ancestors
Visiting ancestors on Memorial Day

An apparently relaxing hammock snuggle
An apparently relaxing hammock snuggle

A winner I found in dash's school stack. America!
A winner I found in dash's art stack from school. America!

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Wren unhinged, a series of three photos
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Sunshiny playground after t-ball practice last night
Sunshiny playground after t-ball practice last night

Happy Father's Day to my best friend and the most wonderful daddy.
Happy Father's Day to my best friend and the most wonderful daddy.

Who can spot the boy trying to find a geocache?
Who can spot the boy trying to find a geocache?

Daddy's copycat
Daddy's copycat

Summer snow! @kokomosnoco
Summer snow!

Fourth of July hike! (While the older two finish up a visit with cousins in Kansas)
Fourth of July hike! (While the older two finish up a visit with cousins in Kansas)

Hot and cold. Wren looked like an evil doll. 😈
Hot and cold. Wren looked like an evil doll.

Denver museum visit yesterday (with uncle Austin!)
Denver museum visit (with uncle Austin!)

Even though it looks like we won the helmet, we were just holding it for the picture. People were staked out here, guessing it was the location for #byu50 so being the fourth or so family was pretty respectable (and we got stickers! ... but no shirts)
Even though it looks like we won the helmet, we were just holding it for the picture. People were staked out here, guessing it was the location for #byu50 so being the fourth or so family was pretty respectable (and we got stickers! ... but no shirts)

A little climbing with my guy
A little climbing with my guy

Just a big mess of limbs
Just a big mess of limbs

Another chalk bites the dust
Another chalk bites the dust

"Can we please cuddle?" Buddy knows how to delay bedtime.
"Can we please cuddle?" Buddy knows how to delay bedtime.

Walked up and down a 14er today. I'm sore. #pikespeak
That time we walked up and down a 14er

Niched. Nooked. Crannied.
Niched. Nooked. Crannied.

Can't be bothered to join the rest
Can't be bothered to join the rest

It starts! We've got two second graders and one brand new kindergartener (half-day)!
It starts! We've got two second graders and one brand new kindergartener (half-day)!

First day success for my little buddy!
First day success for my little buddy!

And these guys' first day ended with a bang- hail banging against their umbrellas, specifically.
And these guys' first day ended with a bang- hail banging against their umbrellas, specifically.

On the hunt for some clear skies on the path of totality #solareclipse2017
On the hunt for some clear skies on the path of totality #solareclipse2017

Quality shot
Quality shot

Viewing party
Eclipse viewing party

We have been looking forward to this solar eclipse for years. Seeing the sun slowly disappear until this glowing corona was revealed was one of the most amazing moments of my life. I found my heart moved and my mind astonished. I'm so grateful the clouds
We had been looking forward to this solar eclipse for years. Seeing the sun slowly disappear until this glowing corona was revealed was one of the most amazing moments of my life. I found my heart moved and my mind astonished. I'm so grateful the clouds abated to reveal this divine miracle.

Spiderboys
Spiderboys

They love to love on her
They love to love on her

Last night's watercolor sky
Watercolor sky

They got to go in a balloon basket!
They got to go in a balloon basket!

Well it was fun to wake up early to see the balloons inflate... and deflate. No liftoff today. We'll try again next year, I guess.
Well it was fun to wake up early to see the balloons inflate... and deflate. No liftoff today. We'll try again next year, I guess.

Snuggly
Snuggly

Apprehensive dental patient
Apprehensive dental patient

My FIVE year old!
My FIVE year old!

Emergency walk break
Emergency walk break

Doo rah doo, doo rah dee, I see three boys in a tree
Doo rah doo, doo rah dee, I see three boys in a tree

A little pre-broadway musical, anyone?
A little pre-broadway musical, anyone?

When your face is a canvas
When your face is a canvas

Their teams may not have scored any goals all season until the last two games, but they always had fun, post-game snacks, and a post-season medallion. That’s winning.
Their teams may not have scored any goals all season until the last two games, but they always had fun, post-game snacks, and a post-season medallion. That’s winning.

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School portraits!
School portraits!

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Happy Halloween! (From Link, Zelda, Link, and Link)
Happy Halloween! (From Link, Zelda, Link, and Link)

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Field trip with my Grey!...

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We went up in the mountains...

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... to visit the cliff dwellings! (and during lunch at the park, we saw a bear ambling up the street!)

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Lots of fun visitors during summer/fall. Example A

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Example B

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Example C

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Example E

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Example F

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Example G

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Example H

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Whats dat face

She always wants to put on lipstick when she goes into my bathroom
She always wants to put on lipstick when she goes into my bathroom

“I dentist!”
“I dentist!”

I’m thankful for Colorado’s close to Thanksgiving
I’m thankful for Colorado’s close to Thanksgiving

Lunch outside in December? This place is bizarre. But the sunshine sure is welcoming (and blinding!)
Lunch outside in December? This place is bizarre. But the sunshine sure is welcoming (and blinding!)

Noon years eve celebration
Noon Year's Eve celebration! 5...

Noon years eve celebration
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Noon years eve celebration
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Noon years eve celebration
1! Happy New Year!

ALL THE VIDEOS


Wren reacting to her brothers


Grandpa's 70th birthday broadcast


Goofy face exchange


Moana singing


Grey "woke up" (he was pretty much still asleep) doing this one night. Laughing or crying?


Grooving to primary church songs


Big fan is a big toy


Sip, ahhhh


Homemade pinata whackers (this one is boring. but I took the time to splice them together so I can't just ignore it!)


Thunder reaction


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Grey has some fireworks enthusiasm


Raise your hand if...


This is the best swing


Sibling education


There they go


Snoring little lady


He has confidence


Balloon glow 2018


Wren's animals


Flip synch


Grey learning to read next to a copycat, joke-making sister. Hurray for the postitive peer-pressure of kindergarten, this boy is willing to read!


It's hard to care about books when you realize that dad's in the house.


Magical leaf whirlwind


Brown Bear with Wren


They're destined for dancing greatness


Dr. Sean was on the news! Here's all the clips, it was very suspenseful as they tried to play the story twice during the broadcast before it finally worked at the very end of the show.


Wren's alphabet


Dash can't stop his body from movin'


The Noon Year's Eve balloon drop!

Happy New Year! Bring on 2018!