After 5 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I found the wonder of mothering slowly starting to get crowded out by the mundane feeling. I realized our world seems to surround people with the negative, and complaining about blessings seems totally acceptable. So I decided to fight against that "normalcy" and focus only on the positive. I look back to my first year as a mom when everything was new and keeping house was fun and I aim to have that attitude again. This blog is my outlet to showcase the daily miracles that surround me in my blessed life as a stay-at-home mom so that I will never forget the wonder of it all.

Monday, April 25, 2011


6 seems so big.

Yesterday, on Easter, Logan turned 6.

We usually go camping for each child's birthday, but this year Logan asked if we could go snowboarding.  So last weekend we dropped Kian off at Grammy's and headed up the mountain with just our big kids.  Wow, we were surprised how easy only two kids is.  Especially two kids who are quite diapers, no high chairs, no need to help them at the soda fountain.  PIECE OF CAKE!  No wonder so many people stop at only 2 kids.  BUT, we ALL missed Kian and talked about how we missed him quite a bit on this our first trip leaving him behind.  And ease is nothing compared to the loving chaos of our lives.  More babies for us please....because our baby is no longer a baby. 
He's 6!!!

Getting ready to go. 

How cute are they?

So we strapped them in, gave them a little push, and off they went!
It's amazing to see how kids catch on to things so naturally.

They loved jumping.
We spent the day on the bunny hill but they started to tire of it as the afternoon went on and were starting to complain it wasn't fast enough.  So up the mountain we went and our last run of the day was a real run all the way down the mountain.  We were beaming.  Zac and I snowboarded together in our pre kids days and every time we saw a little one on a board, we dreamed about getting our own future kids on boards at young ages.  So this day was a realization of that dream and we were smiling ear to ear.  We didn't even care that we didn't get any good runs in.  We LOVED just watching them.  It was absolutely amazing.
After the trip, he requested this cake for his party.

And I figured why stop there?  I made enough Waldorf snowboarders for the cake AND his friends.  Waldorf snowboarders?  Sure, why not?

His party was kinda crazy.  Zac got called out on a job and missed it all!  :(  Logan and I were both in tears.  It was very windy and cold at the park where we'd planned it, but our friends and family are amazing and they stuck it out to celebrate Logan.  And Zac arrived after gifts and cake, but at least he was still able to come.  Logan was very happy.

I made him 2 sets of Spring PJs, which he desperately needed.
He's growing out of lots of clothes.
Because 6 is BIG!


  1. "Now We Are Six!"
    Happy Birthday to you both, 6 is so big! And still so little, thankfully. Your 6 year old is one handsome boy, with gorgeous hair- and I love his waldorf snowboarders! Hey, why not? :)
    Good to see you in this space again, Jenny.

  2. Thanks Melanie. Good to be back!

  3. LOVE IT ALL! They are the cutest snowboarders EVER!! Looks like a fun and successful 6th birthday! I agree, 6 is BIG! Love you and miss you all!!