Boys and Girls Club/Kidstop show

Since the kids have helped with the Talahi Kidstop Unicycling all year, they performed with 2 new unicyclists from Kidstop at We Are One event. 

I sat next to EZ, waiting for the show to start. He was bubbling with excitement. He looked in the program and found his name written in it. Oh, the joy in his voice over the fact that his name was there.  It made the whole year of volunteering worth it. 

He looked at me and said, “I’m so nervous but I think I’m more excited!”

At the beginning of the year, he couldn’t ride a unicycle and now he was performing in a show. That is a huge accomplishment. I was so proud of all the kids that night.  


Jack and Adie have been in pretend land a ton lately. It has been so fun to watch them interact. 

Planting the garden

It was a sweet and precious time to plant the garden with Jack and Max. I loved every minute from the questions to bug collecting to finally putting the seeds in the ground. 

Cleaning and flowers 

Adie was supposed to clean the windows last week and didn’t do a good enough job that she needed to redo them today. She threw a big stink and Max volunteered to wash them for her. 

We went to the park to pick up trash and on the way home they picked me a bouquet of flowers. 


We spent the past two days hanging with the cousins. 

Grace quote

It’s late and of course my night owl Grace is still up. She was telling me that her nose is runny and her eyes are burning. Hmmmm…allergies?

I told her to go upstairs and take an antihistamine. I came up a few minutes later and she shows me the pill. “Remember how I used to not be able to swallow these tiny pills?”

“You mean last year?”

“Yes!” Giggle, giggle “Thanks for putting up with my ridiculousness.”

We both had a great chuckle over that fact tonight. I’m glad she maturing and able to swallow pills now. Liquid Tylenol for a 13 year old is expensive.  

Ava’s first 4 wheeler ride

She was giddy to be a big girl and go on the 4wheeler with Grandpa. 

When she was all done, she said, “I didn’t even puke, Momma!”

Big family love

When you have a big family, there are always endless games that can be played. 

At Wilson park playing Nukum (I don’t even know if I’m spelling that properly)