Little Biker Gang


These boys have been joined at the hip all summer! So many miles put on these bikes, my kiddos are going to miss these friends.



Smoky Sails


The air has been thick with smoke. It’s blocking the sun and making it feel cooler than it should. Our play in the water seems to at an end until it clears.

What better way to still be near the water – playing with Gareth’s childhood boat on the chump lake waves.

If this is any indication on how the summer’s going to be, I’m excited!

I may not be the mom who keeps the house the tidiest. I may not be the gourmet chef mom, the baker mom, or the Pinterest mom. But when I see smiles like this one, I know I’m doing my best, and I’m the perfect mom for him and his bro. And that’s all that matters.




Outside Skaters


My parents gifted the boys lessons this year for Christmas – skating and skiing. They’re Canadian boys so we definitely want them to get outside as often as we can in the wintertime.

Today we went skating outside for the first time. We live half a block from our community league rink so I’m hopeful the boys will come grab their skates in the afternoon when they are older and go hit the ice.

Grandma and Grandpa came along. What a great afternoon out in the air.

Max falls down over and over and over again, and he always gets back up. His two year old body is exhausted when we’re finished!



Bubbles on the Deck


The boys came home from a weekend with Grandma and Grandpa, Nanny and Poppa, and a whole bundle of family, exhausted and happy and bursting with stories.

We sat on the deck as the air cooled, as they told me the tales of their big adventure, while blowing bubbles and playing with their new bubble guns.

I miss them when they’re gone.

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“Don’t worry Grandma, I’m stronger, I’ll put my bike in the truck.”

We know we have lucky boys when they’ve already been up to the lake before we’ve had a chance. And we know they love it with Grandma and Grandpa when they run to Grandpa’s truck full speed, and they barely turn around to say good-bye.

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