Friday, July 29, 2016

Video mashups

Will got drums for his birthday and is doing pretty good on them (for a 3 year old). He also LOVES Pawpaw's vehicles...especially the motorcyle.  I think I am raising a hooligan.

Maggie just recently learned the word "no" and uses it forcefully.  She also already understands the 'stink eye.'

This is a mashup of a Maggie original, Will's top 40 favorite, and a classic.

iphone photo dump: January, February, March, April

Over Christmas break, I installed the shiplap in the bathroom...going on a 5 month reno at this point!

I got a grant through the WV Higher Education Policy Commission to help with the purchase of an NMR spectrometer. Super exciting!

Maggie was starting to stand on her own and getting into all kinds of messes.

Maggie likes to hide things. If you can't find something, look in unlocked cabinets.

She is already great at sharing.  She practices with Boo regularly.

Getting things accomplished during basketball season was rough.  Whatever works to get dinner on the table...

Will and I went on a date to the Regional championship...and they WON! On to States!

Once the weather broke, we got a few new windows installed.  Unfortunately, they make everything else look gross. Can't wait to get this house repainted (which is low on the priority list)!

Will drove Maggie around in the tractor...and dumped her a few times.

Will wore a winter sweater to church in the middle of April. 

Sweet kiddos at Easter.

And on April 21, Maggie Gene turned ONE!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Photo dump: October, November, December

I (along with some students) organized a Color Fight on campus to celebrate National Chemistry week.  It was awesome. 

Will was a minion for Halloween.  But only because I had a huge mom fail, forgot to figure out a costume, and whipped this up the night before.

Maggie could finally sit up in the bathtub and LOVED it!

I spent one of my days off painting the bathroom. At this point, this renovation was going on about four months. I was still dead set on installing some shiplap (#webbnotgaines).

Maggie was totally frustrated with her lack of mobility. Chick had things to do!

But she did get to start eating food. 

Will put his fireman's hat on me and said, "Mama, you're my favorite little boy."  I obviously don't say that to him enough.

One evening we went through "Where is Waldo?"  Will absolutely schooled me. Which is amazing, because he can't find his shoes to save his life.

Maggie had a fever and couldn't go to school one day, so Brian and I tag-teamed. She hung out in my office for a bit and decided to start trying to stand in the pack-n-play. 

My friend Jordan played a show in Pittsburgh with one of my favorite bands of all time. Thank goodness my brother drove...I'm not used to staying up late like this anymore!

I think Lowe's is Will's favorite place.

The result of extreme napping...

My mom and I took a girl's trip to Charlottesville with Maggie over Christmas break, and I got to see some of my favorite people!

One of my students took pictures for us for our Christmas card. Will didn't smile for any of them. And was proud of it.


On Christmas Eve, it was so warm that we were outside riding bikes. Will did not ride the dirt bike but at least wanted to sit on it.  He did ride the four-wheeler with 3 mph so Nana wouldn't have a cow!

...and it was so warm after Christmas that we could swing on the porch!

Cousin Gracie had the touch.  My word, aren't sleeping babies the most precious things?

Miss Mags was starting to look like my family...especially my dad.