This blog is all about my family. I don’t have a coherent theme to the blog, per se; I just write about whatever’s going on with our family. These pursuits mostly involve homeschooling my sons, knitting, and family activities.
I’m 35, and have been married to my high school sweetheart since 2001. We have four amazing boys, and my greatest joy as a mother is the ability to school them at home. In addition to taking care of the children, I love crafting, cooking, and writing, which is taking the form of blogging at this time in my life. My favorite things include having a clean house (though not the pursuit of making it so), a new project to work on, and a fresh basket of clean cloth diapers to start the day with for the
baby toddler. Things I dislike include putting away the laundry, processed foods (although we eat our fair share of them), and single-use plastics (especially plastic bags).
On the right is my handsome hubby, Will. He writes comic books (check out his website or buy a book on Amazon) and sells them in person. He also does freelance graphic design. He works his tail off so I can focus on the kids. Some of his favorite things are going on long bike rides with the boys, doing crazy hard Sudoku puzzles, and drinking iced tea – no lemon or sweetener.
Seahawk is 13, and he is our firstborn. What a joy this kid is to have! He loves playing basketball (he was on a team in 2013-14), biking with his dad, playing outside with his brothers and friends, and the Seattle Seahawks (hence his nickname here on the blog). He doesn’t love school so much, but is frequently grateful to be homeschooled rather than going to public school.
Munchkin is our second son. He’s 10, and another true delight. He loves all things academic – he frequently asks me if he can do a book report! Reading is his passion, but he loves playing outside, too. It’s a quandary for him sometimes: to read or to play? The decision is usually answered by how nice his older brother is being to him on a given day.
Small Fry is our gap baby; he’s 4. Will always knew he wanted more than two kids, but it took him a full five years to convince me to have more! That’s why there’s such a big age difference between Munchkin and Small Fry. He loves Franklin the turtle, Elephant and Piggie, Curious George, and a wide variety of Dr. Seuss books. His idea of a great day is a walk with Dad in the morning and Mom reading books to him the rest of the day. Small Fry is a true blessing in our home, and I can’t imagine life without him.
Finally, we have baby Dragonfly, although he’s quickly moving out of baby zone. He was born in November of 2015, and his birth story is probably one of my most exciting, despite the fact that it was a scheduled c-section. He’s our earliest walker (he took his first steps at just 10 months old). He’s also our biggest baby, starting right from his birth. At birth, he was almost a pound bigger than his nearest “rival” (Seahawk), and over two pounds bigger than the other two. The other three were barely 18 pounds at their first birthdays, and Dragonfly was comfortably over that at his 9-month checkup. His favorites include standing up, cruising (walking while holding onto furniture), and eating everything in sight. His favorite food – excluding whatever he dropped on the floor at the previous meal, that is – is peas.