a (pretty) ordinary year | week 12


78 of 366 | Of course he did! He is very well known for sneaking treats.


79 of 366 | Saturday morning. We kicked off spring break with waffles, pajamas, and bed head. Although, I forgot about the waffles in the oven and they were hard as rocks, which is even more hilarious because I really do know how to cook. Oops.


80 of 366 | While waiting for lunch.


81 of 366 | Headed to Power Play as one of our spring break staycation activities. The boys are still young enough to be perfectly happy pretending to play the games. And we are perfectly happy to not spend all of the money!


82 of 366 | There is pretty much only one subject that can produce laughs like this around here.


83 of 366 | All three in the frame doing their thing. Exactly how I prefer it.


84 of 366 | A Storm Trooper at the art museum. Also know as an epic and confident six-year-old.


Next up is Julia Francesca Photography!


a (pretty) ordinary year | week 11


71 of 366 | Despite the fact that we miss Nikita the polar bear since he moved to NC, we still start every single trip to the zoo with a visit to Berlin. She may not be as flashy as Nikita is, but the middle still loves seeing her just as much. And he’s figured out where his best vantage point is for a chance to spot her.


72 of 366 | Saturday morning.


73 of 366 | I may have woken him up and told him to throw on his hoodie and shoes for this.


74 of 366 | He has sensory issues and he hates being dirty. He gets OT to help him not have a sensory meltdown in response. Today he wanted to peel the cutie himself. And I captured the messy details. A victory.


75 of 366 | Today’s agenda included voting in the primaries and ice cream. But I may have arrived an hour before the ice cream place even opened. So we headed to the park instead. Still a successful day!


76 of 366 | The other day my speech delayed middle told me “Okay, I go get ice cream!” It is the longest sentence I have ever heard him say. So we celebrated with ice cream. Or rather fro-yo.


77 of 366 | LEGOs before school. And my spring time kitchen morning light is on it’s way back!!


Next up is Karen Osdieck Photography!

a (pretty) ordinary year | week 10


64 of 366 | This dude turns four in five days. So we bought some balloons to kick off celebrating. He popped all of them within an hour. Oh, and polar bear came along to help pick out the balloons.


65 of 366 | He started running a fever. Again. He fell asleep as I was getting him dressed after a diaper change. And I really liked the light. But don’t be deceived because I’m still kind of over this whole sick thing.


66 of 366 | Some friends from church have chickens and we got some eggs from them. We had only one casualty while cleaning them.



67 of 366 | The look he gave me as some dark clouds began to roll in.


68 of 366 | He had yogurt for lunch. He made a huge mess. He had another sink bath.


69 of 366 | Today is the middle’s fourth birthday, but we didn’t get the chance to celebrate. For the second time in a week and a half, we had to take a kid to urgent care. He was on day five of running a fever, so we thought he might have pneumonia like the biggest did. Nope, not pneumonia. The flu. We are so done with being sick.


70 of 366 | Reaching for the remote and the changing angles of light. And our ever present fireplace baby proofing TV box because it fits perfectly.


Next up is Julia Francesca Photography!

a (pretty) ordinary year | week 9


57 of 366 | The biggest had to stay home from school today because of a fever. But on a good note, these two are getting along today.


58 of 366 | Saturday morning mischief and yet another time both Tim and I were sternly telling them to get down as I quickly snapped a shot. But, these boys view these stairs as a challenge. And on the bright side, I managed to capture all three in the frame.


59 of 366 | The biggest wants to be just like Tim. Right down to the Earthbound inspired tattoo.


60 of 366 | He still hasn’t made it 24 hours fever free. But that light.


61 of 366 | After an urgent care trip last night, we found out he has pneumonia. We headed to Target this morning to pick up a few things to help him feel better. He told me that some new LEGOs would help. And I caved.


62 of 366 | Because why get everything you need in one trip when you can forget things and go back the very next day? Pretty much the story of my life. I mean, I forgot milk. Milk! Also, this is probably why it feels like Target gets all of our money.


63 of 366 | Channeling his inner Sith Lord. And, yes, I am now completely obsessed with this light we get in the hallway during the afternoon.


Next up is Cynthia Berning Photography!