(Formerly known as It's Emerson)

Saturday, January 30, 2016


Stopping by Brooker Creek, we discovered a 'butterfly woman' who had brought examples of all stages of their metamorphosis for us to spectate. We got to watch one butterfly emerge and the boys held caterpillars and fed them leaves (that's right, no cupcakes or slices of swiss cheese).

Monday, January 25, 2016

Family Roller Skating Day!

We did a Family Skate at the local roller rink and had a blast. Great skating by everyone! Pizza afterwards.  

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Emerson's dolphin mosaic

The boys got a magnetic mosaic kit for Christmas and Emerson has been loving it. Here's his dolphin mosaic!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Emerson sees the Bolts

One of the Lightning's two 5pm games was yesterday and Eric took Emerson to check it out. They must realize that this is a particularly kid-heavy game so they had lots of extra amusements for them including balloon animals, hence Emerson's epic balloon dog hat. The hot dog vendor offered to trade Emerson the hat for a hot dog but Emerson was having none of that. There was also free cotton candy, free popcorn and all the 'muppets' (mascots) did a dance on the steps outside the arena. Emerson had a blast and - perhaps most amazingly - the Lightning managed to win the game. Success all around!

Meanwhile, Ethan and I enjoyed going out to dinner together and Ethan was especially thrilled about getting to order a chocolate milk. At least at age 4, Ethan will take chocolate milk over ice hockey any day.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Fire-Breathing Dragon

Ethan was thrilled to get to go to the Build-A-Bear workshop to get his very own creature, as he has been admiring Emerson's very own bear for years. He came home with Fire-Breathing Dragon, who is also a ninja. He had a wonderful time. Thanks Go Joy and Grandpa for a great birthday gift!

Sunday, January 3, 2016


Emerson and Ethan got some real kid-sized woodworking tools for Christmas. Here they are trying them out to make their very own tops from scratch.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Family Games Party with school friends

Basketball and pictionary were the highlights of the family games party today.