January 8, 2017

      The boys got a Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set for Christmas from Ian & Keegan and Jeremy worked with Carter on trying to think two moves ahead. It was entertaining to listen to them and the chess set is pretty amazing.

      January 9, 2017

      The boys have been playing all sorts of pretend games with their legos, flying their mini figures around on ships that they have designed and built. These are the only three legos that Carter would let me photograph – the other things were top secret.

      January 10, 2017

      Dinner was finished and he was hiding out watching a tv show, all wrapped up in a blanket. I pulled out my 85mm lens for this one … I love the contrast of his light face and the dark all around him. And those eyes. And eye lashes. I am okay with keeping him like this forever.

      January 11, 2017

      Gavin has been practicing the piano a lot lately. I found a program called “Piano Marvel” that hooks directly into the laptop to give real time feedback on if he hit notes correctly (both the note and the timing of the note). I am pretty convinced that he is going to make billions as part of a boy band…

      January 12, 2017

      “Alexa! Play ‘We Will Rock You’ by Queen!” And a dance party ensues… Unfortunately I had on my 85mm lens for this and the autofocus is soooooo sloooooow. I should have changed out lenses, but the party didn’t last long enough. Here was the best unposed movement shot I was able to get where Gavin was furthering his boy-band skills.

      January 13, 2017

      Coding for kids … every so often Carter comes home and wants to code, so he and Gavin set up shop at the table trying to code their way through a minecraft-like game.

      January 14, 2017

      Crazy Mazy isn’t as crazy these days. She like relaxing in the evening when the house is quiet and the little guys are asleep.