CategoryMommy Moments

The Christmas picture that didn't get taken

We tried to get a casual Christmas picture yesterday, but it just didn’t happen. There were a lot of laughs and giggles. We didn’t get great results, but it sure was fun trying.

If you think these are funny, just imagine the video. Caleb was fascinated with the tripod. For some reason, the video is corrupted during the parts where he’s shaking the camera. Can’t imagine why that would be, though! :rolleyes_tb:

(Note to self – save the crackers until you’re done with pictures)


The expressions on this one make me laugh every time I see it!




We did get one good photo of Anna – probably because she’s still too little to run away!


Big boy bed

A few months ago, we got the boys bunk beds. We decided to let Caleb try sleeping in the bottom bunk with Samuel tonight. He promptly fell out of bed. We heard the thud, then quiet, and then Caleb started crying. Sam whipped the door open and yelled, “Call for emergency! Caleb’s been hurt!” I have to admit – I laughed. Those two are a riot!

5 years


Last week we took Samuel out for pizza to celebrate the day we finalized his adoption. Most people seem to celebrate “Gotcha Day,” but since Sam was placed with us at birth, we decided to celebrate his finalization date instead.

This is the first year we did anything, but I’m excited to keep the tradition in coming years. My parents always made me feel so special (did you know I’m adopted too?), but it’s a lot of fun to be able to see it from the parents’ eyes this time.

5 years. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long!