Thursday, December 20, 2012


happy birthday my big boy!!!!!!  luca is pretty excited to be four, although he woke up sad because he didn't get bigger overnight.  but i think he's BIG, and he's BIG on love, which is what rocks.

Monday, December 17, 2012

luca wayne erbeck

sometimes my kid does something so spectacular that i am speechless. silent. and i cry.  and i am thankful for a child who is sweet and kind (even when he is full of sass, he is still kind).  and sometimes when i get frustrated with his oh-so-independent-ways...i remember that he is still so young, and he is doing such a great job learning about life, and navigating his way through it all.  
tonight luca showed such tenderness, kindness, friendship for another child that i almost fainted.  this was not learned, this was not coached, this is my child, and who he is.  and i am without words.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

winter walking with dad

the kids are pretty stoked that dad is back in town and thus, adventures are afoot.

what walk in the park would be complete without the jaw harp?

and thanks for taking us out for delicious hamburgers, yam fries, and a huge ice cream sammie!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

fa la lah lah lah lah la

'tis the season, right?! the kids vote yes!
tonight they coerced coaxed miss mary into helping them build a gingerbread house.  i guess it was great fun and it turned out pretty darn cute!

morning drop off

aaron usually drops the kids at school in the morning...which means he gets 15 "alone" minutes with luca.  it's a sweet time for them to be just them.

Monday, December 3, 2012

happy birthday UL!

it was a birthday of hamburgers, cake (by skylar!), and lots of tackling (by all kids).  the kids were worn out by the time we left.....