Thursday, January 31, 2013

Recesses of the imagination

Maggie has two imaginary friends, Flower Garden and Sally.  Both have jobs and usually work the weekends.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Henry chilaxing

Despite how it may seem, Henry is difficult to photograph because he is constantly on the move.  I was surprised by how many photos I have of the children eating, perhaps because they're held captive by their food and it's an easy shot.  It was nice to capture this one of him chilaxing.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

8 Good reasons to visit

We just got a membership to the Discovery Children's Museum.  It admits eight for free.  The children love all the interactive exhibits. However they spent equal time inside as they did outside, playing on the landscaping and running around the plaza.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Star Wars

Maggie and Henry both love watching the Star Wars movies.  Henry now runs around picking up sticks, pens or anything that resembles a light saber, usually he gathers two so that he can offer you one  for the epic battle.  He is surprisingly good at gently swinging and spinning things around and the sound effects are incredible.  So far nobody has been seriously hurt, so it is all fun and games.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Unposer: 1. one who does not require posing.  2. one who simply is without exaggeration

Monday, January 21, 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Breathing treatments

When the doctor told me Henry would need to have breathing treatments for two months, I thought it would be the death of me.  In the past it has turned into him screaming for 10-15 minutes.  He really hates to be restrained but it was near impossible to do treatments without restraining him.  That is a lot of moving parts and I only have one free hand to accomplish it.   But this time around I decided after a few minutes of struggling, to give him back the reins and some magical happened.  He held his mask for a full ten minutes.  And as the weeks have past he has come to really like his breathing treatments.  It is an awful feeling to restrain your child for the greater good of medicine, so I can't express what it means to see him enjoying it.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Fantastic artwork

I love Maggie's drawings.  She loves to draw.  She will draw for hours at a time.  I often find her drawing things with her arms waving around in the air, silently conducting an orchestral of pictures in her mind.  It is very fun to watch her explaining things by drawing pictures in the air.  Kids can be so imaginative and their pictures can give you a small glimpse of what is going on inside their minds.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

It's not too late...

I am posting this for Chad.  I know you are about to leave BYU and start your traahhvaallls through the lone and dreary wilderness, so I thought I'd give you a new profile pic.  Women love a guy holding a baby, especially when it's not his.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Sugar high

We are slowly licking up the odds and ends of the Holiday sweets.  Paige helped make cake pops while they were here but left us with the entire batch.  I usually am not afraid to eat too much sugar but we definitely over did it this season.

Saturday, January 12, 2013


Maggie has wonderful hair, unfortunately her Dad does not have hair skills.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Eggnog and rootbeer

I just thought of a great title for Auntie Michelle's artwork.  Thanks for kick starting our vacation with fondue and some excellent apple cobbler.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


It's a rare thing but it is something both Sara and I enjoy, that is siblings that like each other.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Carly & Rex on the Seal Beach Muncipal Pier, Huntington Beach

Sometimes the stars align and I get a great photograph, this is probably one of my favorite photos for 2012.

Saturday, January 5, 2013


Grandma teaching Ethan the ropes of Sara's favorite game.