“First” stories archives

Story Time

December 5th, 2013

The Chicks! (by Brother)

March 17th, 2013

Buster (by Mr. Moo)

March 3rd, 2013

Home Depot (and thank you, Jill)

January 23rd, 2013

Paying their first tithes

September 23rd, 2012

This just makes me smile

September 13th, 2012

Sometimes, I think my heart will burst

April 23rd, 2012

Surprisingly fulfilling…

April 16th, 2012

The life cycle of a T-Rex (as drawn by Brother!)

April 8th, 2012

Brother’s Quiet Work Time

February 26th, 2012

The only thing cuter than Mr. One-Toofy…

February 25th, 2012

Guess who’s starting to crawl…!

February 25th, 2012

“Ungry, Ungry Ippos!!”

February 25th, 2012

“He’s got one toofy!!”

February 4th, 2012

When you think you’re going to die and you don’t– It’s very freeing.

January 18th, 2012

Someone LOVES his walker :):)

January 8th, 2012

Writing His First Talk

December 15th, 2011

His first time sitting at the table with us!!!

September 30th, 2011

He rolled onto his side today!! (A play-by-play)

September 29th, 2011

The only thing he loves more than laughing at my slapstick comedy…

September 24th, 2011

His First Cereal: The eyebrows tell it all!

September 20th, 2011

Hiking to our first “caves”!!

September 14th, 2011

The Structured Day

August 29th, 2011

Working together!! For a whole 2 seconds!!

August 22nd, 2011

Boots has a special gift for testing boundaries…

August 18th, 2011

These will make me cry in 2 years

August 18th, 2011

Brother and his amazing block city!

August 17th, 2011

Boots. And the headphones.

August 16th, 2011

“Baby Ruff Ruff” (by Sir Boots)

August 16th, 2011

I think he has a question

August 13th, 2011


August 10th, 2011

Containing Boots and his boundless enthusiasm…

August 7th, 2011

Bubbers and The Unexpected Accessory

August 3rd, 2011

The lower lip!!

July 25th, 2011

He’s smiling!!!!

July 14th, 2011

Yesterday was pretty rough for me

July 7th, 2011

Having kids 2 years apart is a TON of work…

July 3rd, 2011

Look, Ma! I’m using a HUGE big-boy spoon!!

June 14th, 2011

One of my favorite family pictures– Ever!!

May 21st, 2011

The first time he was ever burped

May 19th, 2011

One of those days…

February 11th, 2011

Scooters’ closing prayer

February 9th, 2011

His First Public Prayer!

January 31st, 2011

The Accidental Dollop

January 16th, 2011


January 16th, 2011

His First Day of Nursery at Church!

December 12th, 2010

Our Saturday: Riding the Santa Train!!

December 11th, 2010

More snow and our first times sledding!!

December 8th, 2010

Somebody is entirely thrilled…

December 1st, 2010

Sympathy Retching

November 21st, 2010

My First Picture! (12 weeks old)

November 21st, 2010

Introducing Scooters to the new dog park!

September 23rd, 2010

Our new (to us) van!

September 20th, 2010

Life is painful

September 18th, 2010

Cleaning out the gutters!

September 15th, 2010

Pests. (And my stupid, no good bleeding-heart!)

September 15th, 2010

I harvested our first potatoes (ever!) today…

September 9th, 2010


August 19th, 2010

Harry Potter (or why my blog has been empty)

August 6th, 2010

The impromptu McDonald’s picnic at our park :):)

July 29th, 2010

Scooters’ first time at the pool!! (at our annual church picnic!)

July 25th, 2010

The impromptu Magic School Bus volcano!!

July 25th, 2010

His first testimonies!

July 19th, 2010

My first Family Home Evening!! (by Sir Scooters)

July 19th, 2010

The TRAINS!!!!!! (by the Bubbers King)

July 18th, 2010

This morning before breakfast…

July 13th, 2010

His first injury

June 25th, 2010

The surprise gift! (by the Bubbers King)

June 24th, 2010

It all started…

June 4th, 2010

I wanted to move some mulch today…

June 3rd, 2010

My first hair cut!! (by Sir Scooters)

May 26th, 2010

Our new tent and tunnel!!

May 25th, 2010

There’s a new monster in town…

May 7th, 2010

The Raisins

May 1st, 2010

I’m starting to see a trend…

April 30th, 2010

My birthday cake!! (the play-by-play)

April 26th, 2010

Showing Scooters the ropes…

April 23rd, 2010

A Sense of Humor

April 18th, 2010

Snapshot in time: 2 years old

April 9th, 2010

His Affectionate Side

April 9th, 2010

My friends! (by the Bubbers King)

April 4th, 2010

Exploring new tricks in his jumper…

April 4th, 2010

I’m back! (by the Bubbers King)

April 2nd, 2010

Poor Bubbers

March 30th, 2010

Scoops and Diggers! (by the Bubbers King)

March 28th, 2010


March 22nd, 2010

Fun on the floor! (by Sir Scooters)

March 21st, 2010

Poor little guy…

March 15th, 2010

What we’ve been up to…

March 1st, 2010

Flying a kite on the grassy field!

February 21st, 2010

Ingredients for a delightful afternoon walk

February 19th, 2010

Guess who LOVES to see Daddy come home??

February 16th, 2010

My Drawings (by the Bubbers King)

February 13th, 2010

My poor son

February 8th, 2010

Once upon a time…

January 31st, 2010

Deja vu

January 22nd, 2010

Is it really January?? (by the Bubbers King)

January 20th, 2010

Tweet! (and the joint bath)

January 17th, 2010

Would you take a look at this… (by Sir Scooters)

January 12th, 2010

Taking good care of Frosty

December 20th, 2009

6 Months Old: And taking his rightful place at the table

December 13th, 2009

Giving Thanks (by Sir Snuggles)

December 1st, 2009

Is the Bubbers Monster gone for good??

November 8th, 2009

The Time Has Come, Part 2 (by the Bubbers King)

October 26th, 2009

The Potty Bag (and a Potty Training Update)

October 24th, 2009

General Conference! (by the Bubbers King)

October 21st, 2009

Mending my ways in the next generation…

October 15th, 2009

“Wots of faminies!”

October 14th, 2009

My Video Debut (by Sir Snuggles)

October 13th, 2009

Language lessons (by Sir Snuggles)

October 10th, 2009

My first outing as a big boy (by the Bubbers King)

October 9th, 2009

Potty Training: Day 4 (by Sir Snuggles)

October 8th, 2009

Potty Training: Day 3 (Mommy’s favorite parts)

October 7th, 2009

Potty Training: Day 3 (by the Bubbers King)

October 7th, 2009

Potty Training: Day 2

October 6th, 2009

Potty Training: Day 1

October 5th, 2009

My Little Joey

September 28th, 2009

My first time in the walker! (by Sir Snuggles)

September 23rd, 2009

Quote for the Day

September 16th, 2009

Tales from a stroller continue

September 15th, 2009

Oh. Dear.

September 15th, 2009

Houston… We Have Liftoff!!

September 13th, 2009

Getting serious (by the Bubbers King and Sir Snuggles)

September 10th, 2009

My new friend (by Sir Snuggles)

September 2nd, 2009

Step aside Wheaties

September 2nd, 2009

Our future BYU Cougar!

August 30th, 2009

Can you help me? (by Sir Snuggles)

August 18th, 2009

An adorable sign of independence

August 18th, 2009

Oh, dear. I suppose this means war.

August 18th, 2009

Summer Series: First trip to the park by myself with two kids!

July 31st, 2009

My first bus ride!! (by Sir Snuggles)

July 30th, 2009

My first bus ride!! (by the Bubbers King)

July 30th, 2009

I feel like an official mother now!

July 27th, 2009

You know you’re a mother of two…

July 24th, 2009

It’s official: I am now “that mother”

July 17th, 2009

Being immersed (by Sir Snuggles)

July 14th, 2009