Category Archives: silas

Growing Up

Silas As Dad Moody noted when he and Mom visited a few weeks ago, Silas seems to have forgotten about superheroes the moment we set foot in this house. While superheroes are fun for little boys to be into, and … Continue reading

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Legoland Discovery Center

It was the perfect surprise for the boys, and it was fabulous! The Legoland Discovery Center opened at the AZ Mills Mall in Tempe on a Friday, and we were through the doors Saturday morning. I was just as wide-eyed … Continue reading

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Planes, Planes, and More Planes

Falcon Field airport in Mesa had an open house the last weekend in March. We drove across the Valley for a family day. An Army Cobra helicopter was offering rides to paying customers, historical aircraft was on display, and food … Continue reading

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Money 101

Silas has been drooling over the Lego “Gray Avenger Ship” for months now, but recently decided he’d like to get the “Blue Avenger Ship” instead. We’re letting him earn money for simple jobs and {hopefully} teaching him some diligence, discipline and … Continue reading

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Ahoy, Matey!

It’s been a pirate kind of afternoon at our house today.

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Of Valentine Ninjas and Mountain Men

I think I’ve created a new holiday character. Introducing—-the Valentine Ninja! Here’s the story… Back in my Utah days, my roomie Tara and I hosted a Valentine sleepover for the teen and tween girls at the school where we were teaching. … Continue reading

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Silas is 5

My firstborn is now 5 years old. As an emotional mommy, I kind of wanted to feel sad because it’s what mommys do. But, Silas was so thrilled to be five that I couldn’t help but be excited and happy … Continue reading

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Learning to Read

Sometime this summer, it clicked with Silas that letters have sounds and that those sounds make up words. He’s known the sounds of a few letters for a while, but now he’s trying to teach himself how to read by … Continue reading

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Big Brothers

Silas and Cooper have flung open their hearts to little Brynn. They met baby sister for the first time while wearing their big brother shirts from Uncle Jason and Aunt Stephanie. Silas’s says “Security for My Little Sister” and Cooper’s … Continue reading

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Life on Hold

It’s a waiting game now until Baby Sister arrives. I’ve been crossing off the calendar days, and tomorrow is June! I’m 38 weeks and 2.5 cm dilated, but not many contractions yet. I know it’s not true, but I feel … Continue reading

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