Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The End Of Spring

Taylor has been busy working in our driveway. And as with most projects, things always get a little worse before they get better.

Lots of trenches and dirt piles.

 But well worth it. We now have underground power instead of overhead lines. We also have water on the other side of the driveway so we don't have a hose laying across the driveway.

And look, these two curly heads sometimes like each other.

Miles and Elena playing at Grandma's beach.

Miles helping us shop for a lawn mower at John Deere. And no we didn't buy anything this huge.

The end of soccer.

He was so happy to get a trophy.

Grandpa Thibault, Davis, Papa, and Taylor shrimping.

Crazy kids on a family hike.

Taylor's Mom has started telling the boys "Brothers' Adventures" stories about the two of them and now they act out their adventures all the time.

Our lawn mower wouldn't start at the beginning of Spring and our grass was as tall as me before we finally caved and bought a new one. So nice to have civilized grass again.

And Beckett and Miles playing on the trampoline.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Spring Continued

Taylor and Miles on the front of Grandpa Thibault's boat on shrimping day. This was Miles' first year to go along, he was feeling pretty big.

With Uncle Davis.

Miles and I entertaining ourselves with 10 minutes before it was time to leave for church.

Levi joined in the fun.

Miles crashed on the couch during dinner after a long day. See the silky tag sticking out of the top of his blanket? He puts himself to sleep every night by rubbing it between two fingers.

Some soccer game footage.

How Taylor entertained Beckett during one of Levi's soccer games.

Mimi brought a kite to share one weekend and the boys loved flying it.

Taylor and I went with my parents, and my sister Lauriel, and saw U2 in concert. The lines were insane getting through the doors and we were up way too late, but it was fun to spend time doing something fun together without the chaos of the kids. My Dad and Mom.

Taylor, Me, and Lauriel.

Lauriel, Dad, and Mom.


Taylor and I.

And our cute Beckett.

Being a total weirdo.

Monday, June 19, 2017


Our Spring felt incredibly busy. Levi joined a soccer team for the first time; two practices and a game every week felt like we were living on the soccer field. Miles did a session of swim lessons. We also noticed Beckett was a little behind with his talking. He was really only saying ball and Mama and go at 18 months. So we had him evaluated and he started speech therapy. He's already made a lot of progress on the road to catching up. But plenty of obligations. Between all of that we had Easter.

Beckett wasn't too sure about what we were doing with all of the egg hunts.

Levi during one of his soccer games.

He was pretty nervous at the start of the season and we had to beg him to try it at all, but he ended up loving it and had a great time. I'm glad we made it happen for him. Even though I'm glad the season is over for the moment.

Some more egg hunting.

Levi and Granny after an egg hunt.

Levi the soccer boy.

Egg hunting on Easter morning at home.

Levi was so proud of this craft project of a minion.

Miles finding eggs.

Miles and I on the little lake at my parents' house.

Oo-Oo and Levi.

Miles at his swim lessons.

He really had a love/hate relationship with these lessons. He wanted to do it, but he just really had a hard time with warming up to being in the class. He spent quite a bit of time just ignoring his class and playing in the corner by himself.

And this is how I entertain Beckett when I'm exhausted and I just want to sit on the couch.