Day 15 | January 15, 2018

      Gavin tried to give me a heart attack climbing the rocks at Grasslawn Park in Redmond. We had a rare sunny day with no school and headed out to enjoy it.

      Day 16 | Janaury 16, 2018

      Carter got the Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle cooperative card game for Christmas. Highly recommend it – especially if your kids are competitive – because you all work together to defeat the villains. So. Much. Less. Whining.

      Day 17 | January 17, 2018

      I am upstairs editing before dinner and I hear all this banging around in the kitchen below. As I am about to head downstairs to start busting boys, Carter yells, “Mom! Come look!” I head into the kitchen to find the table beautifully set and ready for our dinner with a grinning boy proud of his work. And I couldn’t stop smiling at his thoughtfulness and initiative.

      Day 18 | January 18, 2018

      He didn’t finish his word-work during school, so he ended up doing it at home before dinner instead. The homework battles continue …

      Day 19 | January 19, 2018

      Another soccer night in the books. Today we celebrated Mel’s birthday and she didn’t want her photo taken, so I did the next best thing and got a shot of our shoes. Um, mine are the crazy bright pair…

      Day 20 | January 20, 2018

      After Gavin’s basketball game we went through a psychedelic car wash … so many colors. I had fun compiling these photos together.

      Day 21 | January 21, 2018

      Our lovely niece Charley turned 14 this month.