Monthly Archives: October 2012

First Crush

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I usually have to pry information about his days at school out of Andrew, but today he supplied some information all on his own. Out of the blue he says, in a kind of wistful voice and a sigh, “Mommy, there’s this really cute girl in my class, in a pretty blue dress. And it… Read more »

Funny Kid Quotes

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Sometime around Easter the kids started to really understand the doctrine of Jesus’ resurrection (although, I’m still scared that they don’t understand that although we will one day be resurrected, death is a pretty permanent thing.) A bit later I overheard this conversation: Andrew: We’re superheroes and we have to save people before they are… Read more »

Cat and Miles in Montreal – Days 1 and 2

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What do you do when you’re just days from having to drive for two days straight, across two thirds of the US, with four kids? Leave the country altogether and party in Canada of course. My original plan was to visit my sister who, while we have been in Illinois, ┬áhas been living in Boston… Read more »

Andrew’s 5th Birthday

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A couple of days after returning home from Nauvoo, we celebrated Andrew’s 5th birthday. This was another thing that was great about our last hurrah summer in Illinois, because Andrew had never had a birthday party with friends before. The past two birthdays we had been in California for Scott’s internships, so we got to… Read more »

One Last Hurrah – Nauvoo

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Finally, the bar was over (hurray!!!) and we could play. Living in Illinois for 5 years, we had never yet been to see the Nauvoo pageant, so we wanted to do that….and there was barely enough time. We saw one of the last performances of the year. The pageant itself was cool. I had never… Read more »