Saturday, April 27, 2013


Today was cupcake day at Audrey's decorating class. She made chocolate cupcakes filled with a peanut butter frosting and topped with some fancy flowers. (They got a little munched on the way home, but you get the idea.)

Audrey is having so much fun in this class! And it will be a miracle if I do not gain ten pounds this month. Yum!

Monday, April 22, 2013

spring time

It's spring in the northwest....finally! And we are busy, as always. Wrapping up our school year. Loving our co-op (I'm teaching a volleyball class this quarter which has been so much fun!). Doing piano, dance, sports and Awana. And enjoying the good weather as often as possible.

Liam is playing baseball this spring. I think he's been surprised at how slow-moving it can be at times, especially compared with soccer and basketball. But he's enjoying it and doing really well.

And Audrey is taking a cake-decorating class at Michaels this month. She's an artistic, crafty girl and this is right up her alley. We've had fun baking cakes and learning how to make yummy bakery frosting. This Saturday she decorated her very first cake! She's off to a great start.

And Ethan? Goodness gracious that kid keeps us on our toes. Talks non-stop. Soaks up information like a sponge. And can't wait to start "real school" next year like the big kids!

We're enjoying our days. The kids are at dream ages right now. They're old enough that we can do lots of fun things together. But young enough to still enjoy my company. :)

Blessed, indeed.

Saturday, April 20, 2013


Audrey headed off to a slumber party last night. Her friend lives just around the corner so we walked her there. The boys offered to carry her luggage for her. She dubbed them her 'bellboys' and proceeded to boss them all the way there. The boys thought it was great. She felt like a princess.

Saturday, April 6, 2013


Audrey and I got to meet my new niece today. Margo Kathryn is so precious. Welcome to the Dobbs family, little one.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

sleepy time

I'm waiting for these adorable kids to quiet down and go to sleep. Might have to use my 'I mean business' voice soon. But I have to say - I'm so thankful that my kids have great friends. We have been blessed in that area for sure.