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09/10/2014   The latest - everything - is going to be mighty hard to cover. Some highlights, before I delve too deeply in are: Simon turned an entire decade old .....
04/01/2014   It has been so long I nearly forgot my password to login to this magical wonderland. March was FULL. I didn't have time breathe, let alone post any up.....
01/04/2014   Christmas was magical. We rang in the New Year surrounded by lovely friends and I got to be at the birth of the New Year Baby of Montana. I have bee.....
12/16/2013   We nutcracked yesterday, we set our tree up a couple of weeks ago, it smells delightful. We hung a few lights outside for the hood to enjoy, and I can.....
12/05/2013   Gus lost his very first tooth this morning! It was barely hangin' on by a thread last night. I actually had concerns he might just swallow it in his s.....
12/02/2013   Today: We made a gingerbread cake, decorated it and ate the legs. Gus: (after school today) "Mom how do you spell dictionary?" Me: "d-i-c-t-i-.....
11/18/2013   I have some favorite people in the world. Lucky for me, they live in my house. They make me laugh, they make me cry, they sometimes make me want to sc.....
11/02/2013   Lately: Gus was telling me a couple of nights ago, as we stared up at the stars on his bedroom ceiling, that the 'Buckler's Belt' was three stars i.....
10/15/2013   It is the most perfect fall day and I'm counting the hours until I snag the kids after school/work and take them on a walk through Greenough. Gus isn'.....
08/14/2013   Whew, summer flies by...when you're having so much fun. I haven't posted on here in months, literally. All of my good intentions to keep this space up.....
05/31/2013   We're wrapping up our school year. Only 4.5 more days of school. Graduating from Kindergarten and 3rd grade will start yet another new chapter. I love.....
05/08/2013   Pink Shoes & Telling Time. I cannot even begin to ever explain how desperately in love with my kids I am. They impress me with their awesomeness, o.....
04/19/2013   Feeling grateful today. I suppose with the events that have occurred over the past several days in our country: the poor decisions that were just mad.....
03/27/2013   Honing in on Spring Break time - I cannot help but wish we had some big plans, but I know that our "stay"cation will be pretty dreamy. We are planning.....
02/26/2013   I've been toting around a small list of things I want to say about February - at least part of it. Isn't the month of February supposed to drag? .....
01/22/2013   We welcomed our 7th cousin into the world on the 20th. Baby Roman Bryce is the newest addition to the ever expanding Hickey clan, in Missoula. I thin.....
01/11/2013   Our brand new year has commenced. Since it has been an age since an update, of course, I have mounds to share. Kindergarten - I tucked away a nugget.....
10/03/2012   Simon and Gus have inspired me to post an entry this foggy morn in Oceanside, CA. We have been enjoying our stay in our beach house and our trip to Le.....
09/12/2012   Gus's mind is bursting at he seams. He gets off the bus at the end of the day and his mouth is like a never ceasing motor. He cannot even get all of h.....
07/17/2012   Along with tying shoes here is a bit more of what we've been up to: Reading Cookbooks - This is one of Gussy's brand new obsessions. He got a new c.....
07/11/2012   Gus learned how to tie his shoes yesterday. First time he's ever had shoes that tie, that I can remember, and he mastered the technique in about 10 mi.....
06/25/2012   Simon and Soogie get home tomorrow and I'm pretty excited to see them! They fly in at 1:30 and I can't wait to get some squeezes. The length might hav.....
05/26/2012   Only 2 weeks left of school, not even 2 full weeks, and we'll have a 3rd Grader and a Kindergartener. Wrapping my head around that is fun and nostalgi.....
05/13/2012   Mother's Day Morn - I'm still laying in bed, which actually isn't super easy. My brain is telling me to get the eff up. Simon gave me an "Ode to Mom" .....
04/17/2012   Whoo-Ah again nearly an entire month filled with adventure has passed since my last post. We have seedlings sprouting in the sunroom, the weather is w.....
03/30/2012   Another rodent peacefully left our family a couple of days ago. R.I.P. Baby Bowser. We didn't know she was even sick where as with Jimmy we were well .....
03/18/2012   We are in rainy Seattle. We woke up this morning in our pretty hotel 11 stories above downtown Seattle. Plans for today include making our way to the .....
03/13/2012   Somebody really special in my world turns 5 tomorrow. So cliche, but I cannot believe how quickly that flew. It seems like memories with my kids are a.....
03/04/2012   Another busy week is wrapping up. I keep wishing time would slow down just a little bit...that damn Leap Day didn't even really help. Extra 24 hours i.....
02/13/2012   Sad news...Jimmy the Guinea - Simon's first pet - died today (or maybe yesterday). It was a somber night at our house. When you get right down to the .....
01/28/2012   I've been meaning to visit this space for a while now. So many new activities to record - the most recent occurring this morning - HOCKEY! Hockey was .....
12/28/2011   Our Christmas was magical. Christmas Eve was just as fantastic as always thanks to our kooky friends and the wacky variety show we spend our Christmas.....
12/23/2011   Snuggled on the couch with my kiddos. There is something so peaceful and comforting about a Christmas Tree. The presence of it in our family room make.....
11/23/2011   Thanksgiving is just a day away and I always have more than imaginable to be thankful for, for instance the bear that was on our deck at 4 AM left wit.....
11/08/2011   October photos are officially caught up. More to come in the next few days. We have a short school week and Mama has lots of days off, so we'll have a.....
10/31/2011   What a sweet way to end the month. My kids and Shane are out circling the neighborhood gathering way too much candy, that I hope they forget about in .....
10/17/2011   October swooped in. We have a new cousin and can't wait to meet him. He was born on Great Granny's birthday October 13th, lucky little William Jeffery.....
09/23/2011   Finally caught up on photos - just in time for Family Camp. I'm sure there will be a whole slew of photos coming after a few days at Camp Paxson with .....
09/13/2011   I feel like summer is wavering away. Our tomatoes are turning red (some of them) one batch of sauce is made for the winter, some beans are pickled, ou.....
09/04/2011   Well Simon is all 7 now. The birthday party was pretty darn fun - old fashioned style just as requested. We had to have an agenda at the party to ensu.....
08/25/2011   Hard to believe school starts in just a few short days. We've had one heck of a summer - completely filled with all things summer-lish-us. We've campe.....
07/13/2011   I have been neglecting this space, but not because I don't have things to share, simply because we can't drag ourselves away from those things. I've g.....
06/25/2011   Where to begin, again. We have been busy little bees. Grandpa Jeff came and stayed with the boys while Mama and Papa headed to Louisiana for a little .....
06/10/2011   My little lovebug trailblazer finished up the first grade today. I'm not going to lie to you, it was an emotional day. I've been fighting back tears (.....
06/02/2011   Before I seep into bed a quick little update. We had an exhaustingly super fun-filled weekend. It was a long weekend - Friday and Monday off of school.....
05/14/2011   We had a super super super fantastic vacation that I could have happily lived for a month. Sand, beach, sunshine, good company, card games on the pati.....
04/27/2011   Only 8 more days! Our weekend away was fun, relaxing, pretty spur of the moment, a nice change and well deserved. Even though we are heading to Mexic.....
04/20/2011   Copying Nuts: A whole lot of copying is going on at our house. Everything one person says another little person in the midst finds it necessary to .....
04/15/2011   Where to begin...whew...we've had a whirlwind of a couple of weeks. I'm so far behind on photos and memories I could kick myself. I guess I'll start.....
03/31/2011   Spring Break has sprung! And we're stoked! We had a special event yesterday with the hatch of our praying mantises...so check our gallery for some a.....
03/29/2011   Before I fall asleep sitting up I wanted to do a super quick update. Jimmy is celebrating his 3rd birthday today so in lieu of his special day I thoug.....
03/13/2011   Tis the eve of August's 4th birthday. We've been partyin' like rock stars all weekend. Started Saturday morning with a celebration for Boingy, Compsog.....
03/02/2011   We are compiling ideas, schemes and sketching a trap to catch the leprechaun on St. Patty's day this year. He doesn't stand a chance, no potato bomb c.....
02/25/2011   Sometimes & Always Sometimes I don't mind it so much when my kids get sick because I always love those extra snuggles and quiet. This string of ill.....
02/21/2011   Sick Again. Poor Gussy has a fever, he seems to acquire whatever plague Simon brings home from school...and the plague is running rampant through Ratt.....
02/18/2011   Cozed up on the couch at 4 today for Friday Night Movie night - we're getting this weekend started right. Simon woke up at 4 seal coughing. I think we.....
02/14/2011   The Loves of my Life I've had years of mixed feelings about Valentine's Day - but whenever I think about it these days I have fond memories. Maybe .....
02/08/2011   Gus informed me on the way to the coffee shop this morning that everyone dies when they get old. I just said yeah that is the best time to die after y.....
02/04/2011   So after another fairly restless night Simon woke up this morning feeling pretty good. He's still weak but he informed us he's not as dizzy as he was .....
02/03/2011   We have one sick baby right now. It sucks. Simon came home from school yesterday morning. The office called and said he was feeling like he might thro.....
01/30/2011   Here is an example of how 'sassy Gussy' makes us laugh. We were in the car yesterday driving to eat some lunch after a jaunt around Blue Mountain. Gus.....
01/28/2011   We ventured out this morning, unwillingly for 1/2 of the party, on an icy hike up Waterworks Hill. I've been neglecting my own needs and it is catchin.....
01/19/2011   Did we have a good Martin Luther King Jr Holiday? Y-E-S we did. We were LAZY but it was great. The only productive thing we did was walk through a ver.....
01/12/2011   We had a marvelous weekend, with the exception of working on Saturday, because of course I'd rather be playing games with my family. We are on a serio.....
01/07/2011   Getting ready to hit the hay but wanted to quickly update the world wide web, that isn't addicted to Facebook, that baby Sloane Julia Hickey has final.....
12/22/2010   Happy Solstice! We are heading out to check out the eclipse and still waiting for the new babies to enter our world. We ate dinner by candle light and.....
12/01/2010   It has been nearly a month since a "what's new" update, so as you can imagine, we've got a lot of 'new' to share. We just spent the last 5 days with M.....
11/13/2010   Today: Simon pulled out that tooth (FINALLY!) and we'll all rest a little bit better tonight and someone will be a bit richer in the morn. And Gussy g.....
11/11/2010   We saw the first dusting of snow fall a couple of mornings ago after we woke up. Apparently I've created a couple of monsters because we had to replac.....
11/01/2010   This happened on the way home from the bus stop. A bit of a crisis ensued after a little bit too much thought went into the moment. He needed to lay d.....
10/08/2010   I just found the barf bag from the trip to Indianapolis for Mitchell's wedding. Don't worry it is empty. I'd written myself a note because Gus told me.....
09/29/2010   Make sure you look back at Sept photos! Harvest is in full swing over here. Our little backyard homestead is kickin' out the jams. We've had a bit of.....
09/23/2010   Our garden is finally exploding with tomatoes, er it has been all along they just haven't been ripening quite as rapidly as I'd like for them to. I pi.....
09/16/2010   So - for not even 24 hours now our family will be 3, 6, 33, and 36. Papa goes ahead and ruins that when he turns 37 in the morning, but I had to sneak.....
09/04/2010   Simon's "real" birthday was pretty fun. He had school and ended up taking some monkey cupcakes to share with his friends and the bad news is he came d.....
08/31/2010   Since I'm sure you're all dying to know, preschool went off without a hitch today and I wasn't the freak that I thought I might be. Gussy was pretty m.....
08/30/2010   Simon started school this morning. It, as usual, was harder for me than it was for him. I managed to hold my tears back - at least I don't think anyon.....
08/25/2010   Okay WELL over a month this time. We have had a full full summer and I'm so pleased about my decision to take the summer off and spend it with my kids.....
07/16/2010   Has it been a month? Not quite but pretty darn close. I promised myself I wouldn't wait so long between posts but it is honestly hard to even find tim.....
06/23/2010   Happy Belated Solstice! We rang it in with the start of Peas Farm Camp for Simon and a rainy rainy day. We decided since the forecast called for rain .....
06/16/2010   I woke up this morning to a soft little voice, "Mama, do you smell pizza?" I'd set the timer on my new bread maker last night so we could wake up to f.....
06/10/2010   Still catching up on May photos, so keep checking back, I promise I'll get caught up some day! Lina Lou is visiting and we've had event FILLED days .....
06/04/2010   Quick little note - Simon only has 5 more days of Kindergarten and that just made me cry. It also made me cry that I was completely comfortable droppi.....
05/31/2010   Just finishing up a nice event-filled long weekend. The boys were wiped! They fell asleep in about 3 seconds flat and I feel like I could probably do .....
05/22/2010   Things are sprouting up all over the place around here. Spring is in full swing. The days are completely unpredictable - as with every spring day in M.....
05/09/2010   Woke up to the sweetest gifts on earth, like I do everyday, but Simon decided to yell from the living room "Mom!" I met him in the hallway and he supe.....
04/30/2010   Abbey, Alice, Auntie Maynah and Uncle Steve are on their way, they are in Montana - so they should be here tomorrow afternoon! Fun! We had a fun rai.....
04/29/2010   I guess Mama took a lot of photos yesterday. You'll have to be sure and check out the rest of the 27th because there several newbies. Only a few more .....
04/27/2010   Today = Potty Attempts, School Drop Off, Hike up Hidden Trailhead, Post Office/Bank/Errands, Art Class at MAM, Lunch with Papa at Uptown Diner, Pick S.....
04/24/2010   Lost another tooth today - Simon had a birthday party this afternoon at his friend Ian’s house and while bouncing around like a maniac with 10 other 5.....
04/18/2010   We had a BIG weekend. The most exciting news is that a really special, adorable, spectacular 5 year old can totally ride a two-wheeler! Yesterday morn.....
04/15/2010   Life is good at the Hickey House. A friend of mine just wrote on her blog that the universe is always smiling on them, and I feel like that is exactly.....
04/02/2010   Even though it has only been reaching about 50 degrees each Spring Break Day this week Simon and Gus are scooting and bike riding machines! Gussy haul.....
03/19/2010   6:45 - Simon and Gus both woke up - still pitch black outside (I hate daylight savings time for that!) P.S. 20 teeth in Simon's mouth upon waking. 7:.....
03/17/2010   Hilarity at the Hickey House this morning. While Mama was packing lunches and putting the corn beef in the crock pot for tonight the boys were buildin.....
03/15/2010   We did a measuring session this morning and the boys have grown more than an inch each since the last measuring session. Couple of little shoots right.....
03/12/2010   Check the MP3s - new one for Gussy! We had a special celebration bright and early this morning at our house. We hung the birthday banner last night, .....
03/10/2010   I'm too tired for a full post, it is 12:12AM and I better go to bed! But, I just put a whole mess of photos up on the site so you have some new things.....
03/04/2010   It is another rainy foggy day but luckily before the rain started it was spring for a few days, it was 61 degrees on Monday so we've had quite the bou.....
02/26/2010   We had a sick day yesterday, Simon caught a little bug of some sort so we watched a lot of shows, lazed around, played the New Super Mario Brothers, l.....
02/23/2010   News Flash! Gussy just pooped in the potty. We got out of the hot tub and shower and while we were drying off Gussy said, "Papa I have to pee." So we .....
02/22/2010   Correction - Simon actually has 2 loose teeth. I just reassessed last night during the brushing session and both bottom middle teeth are a little wigg.....
02/19/2010   Simon has his very first loose tooth! That’s some big news around this abode. I was brushing his teeth the other night and noticed that his tooth seem.....
02/09/2010   Sunshine Pajamas, a plethora of eggs and loads of playdates are some of the things we've got going on in our fun little world. Simon has been having .....
01/30/2010   Enjoying our family Saturday. Papa and Mama woke up in a peaceful house this morning. Nobody woke us in the night (or early morning - when we finally .....
01/27/2010   My Patient Kids. So I've discovered that Gus pretty much has to repeat whatever he's asking of me almost 5 times sometimes before I even notice that h.....
01/21/2010   Life is hilarious around here. The front of our oven door shattered into a million pieces today (Papa's did it) and Gus can't stop saying things that .....
01/18/2010   Well we're truckin' through the winter. We've had a lot of exciting adventures - like always. We just journeyed to Hot Springs, MT to soak in some del.....
01/05/2010   Our Cozy World. For some reason I had an overwhelming feeling of how amazing our life is this morning. I have it a lot (almost daily), but never writ.....
12/28/2009   We had a delicious Christmas! Of course. The boys got all they wished for and then some! Of course. We had a cozy houseful of family and love just lik.....
12/23/2009   Simon is done with school and spent some of the day with me at the store today - definitely not his favorite thing to do - I told him I could take him.....
12/20/2009   Only 4 more rings on the paper chain. Simon exclaimed "I love the whole Christmas Season" the other night after we made our gingerbread house. Papa wa.....
12/08/2009   We have a sick little Gussy right now. He spent the night throwing up. Poor guy. Simon is doing alright, so far, let's hope it stays that way - he's a.....
11/27/2009   We had a cozy Thanksgiving. It was a perfect day, warm inside and out. Our house was full for the feast and people filtered out rather quickly after t.....
11/22/2009   We had an awesome weekend and trip to Whitefish/Columbia Falls. We did a lot of relaxing and got to go to Syme's again! It was super fun playing with .....
11/17/2009   We had a fun day today. Gussy had a whole lot of Grandma time today and we got to go eat lunch with our little Kindergartener at school. We let him ge.....
11/14/2009   The parent teacher conference was very encouraging! It was actually quite a relief. We started off by expressing our concerns and telling his teacher .....
11/10/2009   Peaceful drop off at school, which is the case every morning these days, but the notes that come home at the end of the day aren't always so peaceful......
11/03/2009   Halloween was super fun! The kids were stoked about Trick-or-Treating! Simon ran from house to house, it was hard to keep up with him. Luckily I put t.....
10/25/2009   It was pumpkin carving day today! We had a great weekend. Simon and Gussy stayed at Bapa Dave and Grandma Janet's on Friday night after a date at Biga.....
10/19/2009   Sorry for the lack of updates lately. We've had a houseful of sickies for pretty much the whole month, or at least it feels that way. Simon was sick l.....
10/08/2009   We saw him today! Finally...and we probably won't be seeing him for much longer. Simon and Gus got to see him up close and personal today though. We g.....
10/01/2009   Happy October! There is a definite chill in the Montana air, snow at high elevations and the bear has been back! We haven't actually seen him/her but .....
09/28/2009   Well Simon rode 15 miles on his bike yesterday, and Gussy rode in the bike trailer. We went on the Hiawatha Trail and it was super beautiful! The last.....
09/25/2009   Happy Birthday Bapa Jeff! It has been awhile since an update. I was on such a roll for awhile. Oh well such is life. Simon has adjusted well to Kinder.....
09/15/2009   Grandma Jan's surgery went well. She's still in ICU and will be tonight and her recovery will take a long time! The procedure went well though so her .....
09/11/2009   I'm adding BeBop pics, starting on the 2nd! Check 'em out! Well I got an email from Mrs. Sayler (Simon's teacher) at 9:20 this morning saying that th.....
09/10/2009   We had a successful day at Kindergarten today. Simon's teacher told me a few days ago that he cried until about 11AM last week, as we were trying to p.....
09/08/2009   Whew! Holy Smokes! The wedding was great and the boys and I took the day off again today. I was driving Simon to school and he was just continuously m.....
09/02/2009   So the second day of school was a little bit sad for Mama. I dropped Simon off and we weren't supposed to go in the school with the kids this morning,.....
08/31/2009   Well it all went off without a hitch. Simon's birthday party was a super blast! We had so much fun launching all of those rockets, only a few weren't .....
08/28/2009   Things are super crazy, but for some reason I will feel better after getting these photos up and a new post. I'm crazy I know, I should really be focu.....
08/25/2009   Much to our dismay we didn't camp with the gang the past couple of days, instead we just hung out at our house and did a few fun things around town. W.....
08/20/2009   Last day of swimming today! Simon graduated and Papa came to watch today as a special treat. Simon was definitely in performance mode. He kept looking.....
08/17/2009   Compsognathus is now laying eggs! Three chickens laying eggs, just need Fire to kick it into gear, which is strange because if you would've asked us.......
08/12/2009   An update two days in a row is pretty unheard of, but I couldn't resist, so just make sure if you haven't been here in awhile you look back at yesterd.....
08/11/2009   The boys had a great time with Grandma and Grandpa while we were away. They didn't even want to talk to me on the phone when I called, they were too b.....
08/02/2009   Well I guess I'll just write a new update each time a new chicken starts laying eggs. So we can add Octopus Pie to the list. She's officially an egg l.....
07/18/2009   Houston, we have an egg! Our very first egg laid by none other than Captain Dan this afternoon! We're stoked! So just to catch up, we made it home s.....
06/30/2009   We had a super super busy day today, filled with roadside attractions that were a little bit more family friendly than Porter Sculpture Park, phew. I .....
06/29/2009   I was trying to put some photos up but the connection at our hotel for the night is extremely slow...so you get the homepage photo and the rest will h.....
06/27/2009   Welp still no baby Clara and we're heading out of the Madison area today. We're going to spend tonight at Grandpa and Grandma's in Eau Claire and then.....
06/22/2009   Fireflies, Grizzly Bears, Bugs, Toads, Sandhill Cranes, Cousins, Friends, Thunder, HEAT, water balloons...phew, we've been super busy. I don't even kn.....
06/13/2009   So we're heading out in just a couple of days, we're planning to leave bright and early on the morning of the 15th, so you might not hear from us on o.....
06/08/2009   We're having a super fun time hanging out with our Lina Lou! Simon is at school this morning and Lina Lou got to join him with his preschool class for.....
06/01/2009   It's a pretty sad morning at our house. Boingy was sick when we got home from our fun weekend adventure and she had passed away this morning. Simon is.....
05/27/2009   We're off a secret adventure tomorrow! Papa won't tell me where we're going, but I know it is camping/cabin related. Simon is so excited! He only has .....
05/20/2009   Gus did a little bit of swinging on the big boy swing in our backyard yesterday, it might only be a matter of time before we can take the baby swing d.....
05/13/2009   Simon can tie his own shoes, he can add and he can subtract. He spends a lot of time everyday thinking about what 3+3 is then he'll tell me aloud. He'.....
05/08/2009   So many new and exciting things to report. Simon had his Kindergarten round-up this morning. We ventured about one of the Kindergarten classrooms at R.....
04/23/2009   Happy Earth Day! The chickens are all settled into their new home(s). We've got our five little ladies and they've already learned how to go into the.....
04/14/2009   We had a perfect weekend, and this week is off to a pretty perfect start too. The weather hasn't been too incredibly warm, but we did some crafting to.....
04/06/2009   Back to school this morning! Simon wasn't too stoked about that. He was pretty sad when I left too. I'm sure he'll have a good day, but he wasn't look.....
04/04/2009   Well we've had quite an exciting spring morning! One of Simon's cocoons opened up and we've got another addition to our zoo! We have a beautiful big b.....
04/02/2009   Happy April! It has been another good while since an update. I'm such a slacker these days. I actually typed up a big long one Saturday and my compute.....
03/21/2009   Happy Spring! Talk about a gorgeous first day of spring! We played outside most of the day for the past couple of days. It has been beautiful here. We.....
03/15/2009   Welp Gussy's birthday was a big success. We had the perfect crowd to help with the chicken coop. Uncles, Grandpas, Aunties, Grandmas and of course Gus.....
03/13/2009   The Chicklets are here! And boy oh boy did we have a big adventurous day today. We went and picked up our box full of baby girls this morning. Check o.....
03/06/2009   It's the day of our favorite night again and I haven't updated since last week. We watched Wallace and Gromit last week and some other random shows, a.....
02/27/2009   It's the day, of our favorite night of the week! Friday Night Movie Night is tonight! Wuhoo! We've been trying to have family movie night on Friday ni.....
02/18/2009   Gussy's arm seems to be all better this morning. I haven't even seen him favor it at all, so it really did only take a few days to heal up. Thank for .....
02/15/2009   Dang! We spent the whole morning in the stupid emergency room because Gussy fell off of his bed this morning, while standing, and did something to his.....
02/13/2009   Been a while once again. It has been a pretty hectic, crazy, emotional week. We lost Great Grandpa (Mama's Grandpa) to Parkinsons on Saturday night. H.....
02/02/2009   Happy Groundhog's Day! Simon is kind of bummed about the results, he was stoked at first because he thought there were only 6 more days of winter, not.....
01/22/2009   After a really long battle of the wills this morning it's finally the normal hour of 7AM and Gussy and I have been awake since 5. He's decided he does.....
01/21/2009   After dropping Simon off at school this morning Gussy and I took an impromptu cold walk through Greenough. I’m really glad we did because we encounter.....
01/16/2009   We're home safe and sound and everyone is a little bit rough around the edges, but nothing too serious. Simon woke up with an ear infection this morni.....
01/11/2009   We just got to Whitefish tonight. We're on a little mini vacation for a few days. Papa is working up here so Simon, Gussy and Mama are going to hang o.....
01/04/2009   Happy 2009! We rang in the New Year with a houseful of yummy people and a big slumber party! Simon slept in his bedroom, in a tent, with Edgar! And Al.....
12/26/2008   Well we had a perfect Christmas. It was nice and relaxing in our cozy new house. We spent most of the day downstairs, with the exception of a couple o.....
12/22/2008   Happy Solstice! Happy Hanukkah! We've had a great weekend. Makin' cookies, slumbering downstairs (well half of us) and Simon is had his special Grandm.....
12/18/2008   I'm going to bed, but I cannot believe how long I've been attempting to do an update and it hasn't been sucessful, so gol-darnit I'm doing it now. We'.....
12/03/2008   Quick update. For some reason I can't find my camera...so I'll be working on getting more pictures up just as soon as I can. Oh scatterbrain. The boy.....
11/24/2008   I dropped Simon off at school this morning to enjoy a Thanksgiving extravaganza! I wanted to stay because they were preparing all kinds of deliciousne.....
11/18/2008   We spent our "no school - no store day" together, the boys and I. Papa is working in Columbia Falls for a few days. He left early yesterday morning an.....
11/11/2008   Well Well Well, it sure has been a while. Let me see what I can possibly remember about the past week plus. We had a good relaxing weekend, no store, .....
11/01/2008   Trick-or-Treating was a real success. We actually left before dark (for round one) and went to the houses of people we knew and Grandma Janet joined u.....
10/29/2008   So, you can see we had a little pumpkin carving session, I still haven't put all the photos up yet, but I'll keep at it. Our weekend away was a succ.....
10/22/2008   We're gearing up for our weekend away. We're going to Jackson Hot Springs (which is 3 hours away) with Uncle Bryan, Auntie Sarah, Uncle Colin and 'Aun.....
10/18/2008   Boy it has been a while. Whew! We had a pretty awesome day yesterday, it was beautiful outside and we started our day off with a hike with Julian and .....
10/09/2008   Nothing super exciting to update today. Make sure you check out the hilarious video of Gussy's new silly silly face, and you get a general idea of how.....
10/07/2008   We got up and went to the Pumpkin Patch this morning, it was a rainy and super windy day, but the wind didn't start picking up until after we left the.....
10/04/2008   Gussy went potty on the potty again last night and he slept ALL night long! He slept from 7:40 - 6:40...without waking up once. We had Lewis for the n.....
10/01/2008   Happy October! Only 30 more days until Halloween and boy are we excited. Simon's got his costume all figured out as does August, even Mama and Papa kn.....
09/29/2008   We spent the entire weekend at home, in fact we only left for about an hour to go to the grocery store. Our house is pretty awesome! Gus worked on s.....
09/23/2008   Oh yeah...I forgot to include in this entry that I asked Simon what his full name was yesterday and he told me, "Simon Alton Indeed." Gus has been w.....
09/22/2008   All is well at the Hickey House. I'm going to take photos tomorrow, I promise...er maybe I'll get some tonight, so you can see our house. It's getting.....
09/17/2008   Happy Birthday Papa! Real Quick Update... Gussy and Mama had a little breakfast date this morning after we dropped Simon off at school. We went to .....
09/15/2008   We had an awesome weekend and spent a lot of time in our hot tub and had a lot of family showers in our gigantic new shower! We went to a couple of li.....
09/11/2008   No update in a while, bet you’ll never guess why? Heh. I won’t bother to talk about how busy we are, because I know everyone is, that’s just the way l.....
09/03/2008   Happy Birthday Simon Alton! Holy Smokes I can't believe you're 4! And it's your first day of school! Plus he got to have his birthday celebration at s.....
08/29/2008   Real quick update. We're back and our house is amazing. We've been busting our buns getting things in order, which will take a long long time, but it .....
08/14/2008   We made it safely and Simon is off at Camp Gramma*Pa. Simon liked the flight; we did a lot of face/body painting on the plane so that kept us busy for.....
08/09/2008   I just got the boys to sleep. We walked over to Grandma and Bapa's for a little bit and ended up staying for dinner and a hail storm, the 3rd one in t.....
08/06/2008   Goosey's vocabulary is exploding suddenly...so much just in the past couple of days. The cutest things...whenever I suggest we do something or ask him.....
08/04/2008   We had a blast camping! The weekend was super fun. We got a new raft, so we did some floats. Ra Ra caught frogs and held snakes and Gussy threw rocks .....
07/30/2008   We had a round of haircuts yesterday. Gussy got his first "real" haircut, where we actually cut some off and it looks like a haircut. Simon also made .....
07/26/2008   We just had a couple of days off from the store, so we did some fun outdoor things, like Thursday Simon hiked all the way up to the "M" by himself. I .....
07/23/2008   We had a great time with Lina Lou and she was almost home the last we heard from her, right around bedtime tonight. We were constantly busy the entire.....
07/18/2008   We're having a grand old time hanging out with Lina Lou. Simon has spent two nights with her and Grandma Janet. He wasn't too keen on sharing her with.....
07/14/2008   Happy Monthday to Gussy, you're 16 months old today. Hooray! Happy Birthday to Lina Lou, Uncle Colin (30! Whew!) and Uncle Steve too. We've got a big .....
07/09/2008   Simon is healing up nicely. It doesn't even look that bad anymore. Bam Bam doesn't sleep these days, it's a real bummer for everyone in the house, s.....
07/06/2008   UPDATE: We had our first ER visit today. Simon had a little accident on the ladder of his playhouse. Here is the email Papa sent to his fam...I'll jus.....
06/30/2008   Simon had his first day of swimming lessons this morning. Unfortunately he has to miss tomorrow because of his first fillings. Poor poor buddy. At lea.....
06/28/2008   Boy oh Boy have we been busy. Probably the most fun thing we've done in the past few days is we went on a little overnight camping trip to Corrick Riv.....
06/22/2008   Happy Summer!! We've had a pretty awesome weekend so far and I'm watching Simon and Papa get all ready to go shoot some rockets in the park. We've go.....
06/19/2008   We made our first trip to Splash Montana today. It wasn't quite hot enough for swimming when we were there. Well the water was nice, but once you got .....
06/16/2008   Simon found a click beetle this morning. It was pretty awesome. He would click and jump really high, over a foot into the air. If you haven't read the.....
06/12/2008   Well it's sort of starting to warm up after two days of snow, yep snow! Not really the best thing to happen in June with a gigantic gaping hole in the.....
06/09/2008   Well Simon is all graduated from his first year of preschool. It was pretty darn cute. It was actually a little bit drawn out because of a teacher tha.....
06/04/2008   So Simon got rained out last night. His camping adventure was cut short around 2:30 AM. Anna came in because she was cold, so I had to go get Simon to.....
06/03/2008   Simon is fast asleep in the backyard in the tent, such a big boy! We went and got the tent from the storage unit and set it up today. Simon just happe.....
05/29/2008   Simon has been getting up with the sun these days. It's rough. So it has in turn made him a little bit cranky. He and Gus both went to bed between 7 a.....
05/27/2008   We had an awesome time at the "cabin". All of the kids had a blast together. I suppose it wasn't quite as fun for Simon since he's the oldest. I told .....
05/21/2008   Mister Gooser fell asleep at the table yesterday, while he was eating his afternoon snack. He's such a bad napper, just constantly fights the dreaded .....
05/18/2008   Well so much for my promise to update the site more often this week, here we are at Sunday again. We had a great busy week. Andy and Joanna had their .....
05/11/2008   Happy Mother's Day! It's been way too long again. I've got some serious catch up to do. So over the past week or so, Simon got to celebrate his unbirt.....
05/03/2008   Well it looks like there might be a light at the end of the tunnel of sickness. The boys both have wicked bad colds now, but when they woke up this mo.....
04/29/2008   Been a while since an update. We've got a house full of sickies. Well except for Papa, he's the only healthy one around here. Simon got sent home from.....
04/25/2008   Before I forget about some of the stuff...I better post a short entry. Gussy isn't feeling so hot today, and he and Simon both had a rough night last .....
04/23/2008   Okay just a really quick update, since it is way past my bedtime! Happy Earth Day! We had a good day today. We had a good/busy weekend too. Things are.....
04/17/2008   The farm was a blast! We got to see cows getting milked, ducks, dogs, cats, chickens, pigs, and a whole lot of other cool stuff. Simon learned that a .....
04/15/2008   Simon had his first dentist appointment today, the outcome, wasn't the best, but it could've been much much worse. He's got a couple of cavities, but .....
04/14/2008   We had a great weekend. It was gorgeous outside, so we spent a lot of it outdoors. We had a little campfire in our backyard on Saturday and made hotdo.....
04/11/2008   Man it has been a while. I guess we've been busy! So I'll try and remember some of the new things. Gussy got his first haircut yesterday. So watch for.....
04/02/2008   Three funny things Simon said: 1) This morning he informed me that he needed some help putting his shirt on when he was getting dressed. "Today is Mo.....
04/01/2008   Simon headed back to school today. He got to tell everyone about Jimmy! He said he had a fun day, Thursday they are celebrating Apple Hopper's birthda.....
03/30/2008   We've got a new addition to our family, it's another boy. Jimmy! Simon got to pick out his very first pet that is all his own. He's the proud Papa of .....
03/27/2008   Welp the digging is definitely underway at our house now, and the basement is gone! The dust is starting to come upstairs now. We had a great day off .....
03/26/2008   Papa sent this to me in an email... Simon was just singing old mcdonald to himself and this came out in there "and on that monkey farm there was.....
03/24/2008   Gussy pats me on the pack now when I pick him up. He's such a little sweet peach. We took a bath and got in bed, and Papa is at practice so both littl.....
03/22/2008   Auntie Maynah, Uncle Steve, Abbey, Alice and Uncle Mitchell leave today. We wish you just lived here, so we wouldn't ever have to say good-bye...proba.....
03/16/2008   Gus is pretty much back to himself now. He was actually in pretty good shape yesterday for his party. Poor guy is a teething machine right now. He's g.....
03/14/2008   Happy Birthday Gusaroo! He's feeling a bit under the weather today. He spent most of the night crying and is pretty sick this morning. Poor guy. What .....
03/11/2008   Still adding pics...sorry I'm so slow. There's too much to do in the day. Gussy's second tooth finally stabbed its way through today. At least I think.....
03/09/2008   We made it safely home. The kids were once again very good, considering they spent the entire day in the car. Gus has "More" down pat, and he says it .....
03/08/2008   We walked around the city today for our last day in Seattle. We met up with Mama's good friend Kerri and her husband Brendan. They took us to a super .....
03/07/2008   Gussy just took his very first unassisted step! Hip Hip! We're about to have a little birthday celebration for him. We've been having a lot of fun. Si.....
03/06/2008   We made it safely. We were only in the car for about 10 hours. Yipes. The boys were great, Gus started to lose his patience during the last hour and S.....
03/04/2008   Kay got a new one for ya...."Why did the cookie go to the doctor?" "Cause he was crumby." Followed by extreme laughter right before bedtime tonight. S.....
03/01/2008   Happy March Morning! Happy Leap Year! Happy Wedding Bryan and Sarah! We had a blast. The rehearsal dinner was a couple of nights ago and so much fun a.....
02/26/2008   We're doing great, no beans in noses. I've been bad about updating, things have been hectic around here. It is officially wedding week, so the house i.....
02/19/2008   Boy Oh Boy! So, I took Gussy up Waterworks Hill again today, with Auntie Tole and Lewis and then headed to the Good Food Store for lunch and a little .....
02/18/2008   Some new stuff. We had a pretty good weekend. Simon and I went on a 'stick' adventure on Saturday. We were hunting for sticks, there was only one slig.....
02/14/2008   Happy Valentine's Day. And, Happy Month Day to the Goose. He'll be one in one month. Yipes! Where did that year go? He's feeling all better by the w.....
02/12/2008   Gooser Rooser is not feeling so hot. He's been sick since Saturday. Poor little dooder. He's got a really stuffy nose and pretty much can't even nurse.....
02/09/2008   Lots of new movies in the video gallery! Check em out! Quick Update! Simon is home spending the day with Papa. They were gearing up to sled a little.....
02/03/2008   So the sweet boys are doing great. Mr. August is sitting beside me having a snack which consists of dropping his food to the ground over and over agai.....
01/28/2008   I know I know, it's been much too long since an update. Everyone is healthy and doing great. Thriving in fact. It seems like both little monsters must.....
01/20/2008   We've got a couple of sickies again. Simon threw up early this morning and then again later. Papa sort of thought it was a fluke, but after the second.....
01/16/2008   So since these little boys are so hilarious, I decided each time I do an update I'll do 'The Funniest Thing I Did Today' for each of the little munche.....
01/13/2008   The kiddos are sick, they have been for a few days. Simon has a horrible cough and now today, I think Goosey has finally caught right up. It's a sad l.....
01/07/2008   We had a fun weekend and everyone is doing great. Gus is starting to sign like a madman. His favorite is "all done", he's got it mastered. He started .....
01/01/2008   Happy New Year! We had a pretty fun New Year's Eve! We let the boys stay up late to celebrate. We had some champagne, Simon even got his own "champagn.....
12/27/2007   We've been awfully lazy around here, playing our new games, playing with our new toys, relaxing. We have barely left the house. We went on a little sl.....
12/25/2007   Well it was certainly all it is cracked up to be. I'd say this year was my favorite so far, but I know it'll be such a blast when both of my favorite .....
12/23/2007   Mama and Papa had a date night last night and Bapa and Grandma came over to hang out with the babies. It was super fun, of course the day after is alw.....
12/22/2007   Happy Solstice! All of the boys are asleep, ahhh. We just went to a little celebration at a friend's house after another busy day at Walking Stick T.....
12/17/2007   Good Morning, only a week til Christmas! Holy Smokes, it really sneaks up on us around here. Simon and Mama are up for the day, but it's almost 9 and.....
12/14/2007   Couple of new fun things... We haven't had the store for the past two days, it has been a nice break. We've been painting, playing in the snow, playi.....
12/11/2007   We just got home from a fun dinner with Ellen and Timmy. Simon got a new toolbench that he's been really wanting for a while. We sold out of them at t.....
12/10/2007   Been awhile. I know. It's a bit crazy busy around here, but we had a super fun weekend! We did a whole bunch of Christmas business. Simon decorated hi.....
12/04/2007   Everyone is feeling better around here. I'd say everyone is 100% but Gus's little bootie just exploded and Simon got up at 3:30 and was ready for the .....
12/02/2007   Aw we have sick babies. Boo! Goosey has a fever and he has for quite awhile. Poor guy! And Simon didn't look so good this morning either and he actual.....
12/01/2007   Well it has definitely been too long since an update again. We're doing great. We just got back home last night from a fun trip up North. We went up t.....
11/25/2007   We had a fun Turkey Day! We had a houseful. It was awesome. Gussy’s first Thanksgiving! If you live here maybe you saw us on the news...little August .....
11/19/2007   We woke up to a real winter wonderland this morning! It is pretty amazing. We had I'd guess about a foot and 1/2 of snow. We ate a quick breakfast, go.....
11/16/2007   Gus is getting more and more brave standing now. He's finally figured out how to get back down once he stands up, but he does it very carefully and ve.....
11/12/2007   So we've been wayyy too busy. I've been trying to plant the new things the boys are doing in my mind to record later, so I'll do the best I can. Toda.....
11/09/2007   Everyone is feeling a little bit better, phew. It was rough for a few days. Thanks to VapoRub, Simon got some good sleep-filled nights in and it reall.....
11/06/2007   We've all been a little under the weather the past few days. Everyone has a cold, no one has slept for a while. Simon is up coughing a lot at night ri.....
11/03/2007   Sorry about the picture delay. I know I know...you are probably all dying to see Darth Vader. I'll get on it. I promise. We had a great day today. R.....
11/01/2007   Happy November. Tomorrow is the Day of the Dead, celebrate and remember those that are no longer with us. We love the parade, but I'm not sure if we'l.....
10/28/2007   I just remembered something adorable! The other day when Simon went back to school, he hadn't been there in a while, he saw Simone when he walked in a.....
10/27/2007   Woah almost 10 days since an update, that might be a record. We're doing great, the boys have both had colds, Simon's worse than Gus's (I'm sure the n.....
10/18/2007   We headed down to shots town again this morning. Holy Smokes is it traumatic. Poor little Simon, doesn't like shots. I decided to do two of them today.....
10/16/2007   We're getting back in the swing of things. Simon had his first day back at school today and he didn't cry at all when I left. He got to go on a little.....
10/12/2007   We’re home safely and happy to see Papa. Simon had a pretty rough trip home. He was pretty much making himself cry on purpose. He told me that he coul.....
10/10/2007   We've been busy. We've gotten to see and spend time with so many people so it has been a great visit. I think we're probably heading to Minneapolis to.....
10/10/2007   We are in Minnesota again. Simon keeps telling me he doesn't want to go home, but just now as he was falling asleep he told me he's ready now. So I gu.....
10/06/2007   So it’d be impossible to even touch on the pictures at this point…but I’ll keep working on them slowly. We got to meet the newest addition to our grow.....
10/02/2007   Two nights in a row without any wet training pants. Simon is transitioning from a diaper at night to none. It's pretty exciting. He's been crying out .....
09/29/2007   Alice Margaret Kartak is here! She's a pretty little thing too. You can check her out on their family website (link below). Auntie Maynah is doing wel.....
09/28/2007   Auntie Maynah's baby is on the way! She's at the hospital right now. There is a little bit more information on her web site. I'll be updating that tod.....
09/25/2007   Happy Birthday Bapa Jeff! Still no baby Kartak...soon though! Simon had a much easier time going to school today. We still painted our picture…the u.....
09/23/2007   Yay Unky Colin! He babysat Simon and Gus from 5 until 11 tonight. Holy smokes. Mama and Papa went to see They Might Be Giants, and it was awesome! I'm.....
09/20/2007   Well we tried a tiny bit more food tonight. Just some tastes, that Gus hated, of peas. And really I cannot blame the guy. Simon really liked peas thou.....
09/18/2007   So the shot was a little rough (in the arm this time - and still sooo sad), but school today was much easier. Just a little bit teary-eyed when Mama l.....
09/17/2007   Happy Birthday to our Papa today! Yay! We've been busy, hence the lack of updates and pictures lately. I've got a lot of pictures to add, just haven'.....
09/14/2007   So...Goosey turns 6 months old today. Happy 1/2 birthday baby August! Time is flying flying flying by. I cannot believe that it has already been 6 mon.....
09/06/2007   So Mama stayed the whole day at school with Simon today. He didn't even need me. He woke up this morning telling me, "I don't want to go to school" (w.....
09/04/2007   Simon had a very fun birthday and party. The jumper got here late in the afternoon so the littlest monkster was kind of tired, but he managed to pull .....
09/01/2007   We're home! We got home at 1AM. We're preparing for Simon's big birthday party!!! It's Bapa Dave's birthday today though so we'll be heading over ther.....
08/29/2007   Well our day was a bit more mellow today. We went to the Frist Art Museum this afternoon. Mama and Goosey got in a really good nap this morning. It ra.....
08/28/2007   We had another very busy day today. Simon gets up around 6:30 here and of course wakes Gus up because he has a really hard time being quiet when he le.....
08/27/2007   Well we had grand plans to go to the "Jumpzone" today. Where they have about a billion inflatable jumpers, but we managed to get all the way inside an.....
08/25/2007   Well this may be a bit crazier than updating the website from the car (like we did last summer on our roadtrip back to WI). We're on a yacht in the mi.....
08/24/2007   Well we've arrived safely in Nashville. Our plane rides yesterday, although a bit delayed, were uneventful and easy. Both boys were very very good on .....
08/21/2007   It was another beautiful day here today. Nice and cool and not smoky. We walked around the tree farm with Auntie Tole and Lew and Simon told me, "Mama.....
08/20/2007   Yay! It rained here! It's not smoky again yet. There are definitely still fires, but at least we have a little break and it's has cooled off. Hip Hip!.....
08/16/2007   Welp I'm not doing so well catching up on pictures. I still have a bunch and now I have even more. We've been really busy around here...no breaks real.....
08/13/2007   Goosey turns 5 months old tomorrow on the 14th. It is so hard to believe that 5 months have already passed. Time really does fly by. I wish it would g.....
08/11/2007   We just got home (late) from Papa's rock show. They played at the Kettlehouse tonight, (family friendly) but it was a little bit late, so Simon was ru.....
08/09/2007   Well in case you are wondering where that picture came from we went to the fair a couple of nights ago. Simon LOVED it! We saw and pet a LOT of animal.....
08/05/2007   Gus started making a new sound today. We were shopping at the Good Food Store and he just started talking really loud, he's going to be just like his .....
08/04/2007   "Papa will you teach me how to be a Jedi?" Simon inquired at breakfast this morning. Heh. He's so stinkin' funny. Just the random things that come out.....
08/03/2007   Simon is so hilarious. This morning he walked in the kitchen and asked. "Mama, can it be my birthday now?" Those were his first words when he woke up......
08/02/2007   Ugh, it is so smoky here. It is awful. I wish we were going somewhere far far away so that we could escape the horrible air. Montana is on fire again......
07/29/2007   I meant to do an update last night with the new photos, but I ran short on time. I stayed up wayy too late and the boys were up all night after I fina.....
07/25/2007   Simon has been greeting our friends lately by saying..."Hi, name, How's it goin'?" How cute is that? He called Papa today from the store and asked him.....
07/22/2007   We had a fun day today. No work, all play. Mama and Simon had a date at the river. We ended up running into some friends, so that was a fun surprise. .....
07/17/2007   Well we had a nice relaxing day today. We all slept in a little bit this morning, which was much needed for Mama and we pretty much spent the entire d.....
07/16/2007   Lots of new things around here...I'll try and backtrack as best as I can. Gus is getting bigger by the second. His hair seems to be turning blonder......
07/11/2007   Well we had a fun/busy day yesterday. Mama's friend Amy ended up coming into town with her kids Luci, Fynn and Myli, so we got to have some lunch with.....
07/08/2007   Just a quick little update. Simon is hanging out with Bapa and Grandma Janet right now. Well he's actually sleeping at their house. He went fishing to.....
07/06/2007   We've been really busy again and updating the site has gotten away from me. I don't like it when that happens because then I forget so many things tha.....
07/01/2007   Happy First Birthday Little Lew Lew! You did it! You turned 1! Hip Hip! Well our little gentlemen are pretty adorable. Simon holds the door for you t.....
06/26/2007   Last night we went to pick some strawberries at Bapa and Grandma's house, they have a whole mess of them, and Simon found a really big one and told Pa.....
06/25/2007   Real Quick I'll try and wrap up our awesome weekend! We had so much fun! Camping was great. Simon asked us a couple of times if we could go inside, bu.....
06/22/2007   We had a fun day yesterday! We went to the new waterpark in Missoula. It is called Splash Montana. We went with Auntie Sarah, Auntie Tole and Baby Lew.....
06/19/2007   Well Gus can officially roll over front to back and back to front. Who knew that could happen when a guy is only three months old. And, I swear he's g.....
06/17/2007   Happy Father's Day to all the Papa and Grandpas out there! We're having a rainy day, so I don't think we'll be doing much. Papa got a Wii for Father.....
06/15/2007   I just got done clipping Goo Goo's fingernails, what a thing to do at midnight. He's fast asleep though, so really, it's the best time to do it. Simon.....
06/14/2007   We said our good-byes to Auntie Shell and Anna tonight. They came over to hang out for a little bit before Simon had to go to bed. Simon pretty much f.....
06/11/2007   So Simon is starting to get really sad about Anna and Auntie Shell leaving. He told her tonight after her 8th grade graduation and dinner. "Anna, I'm .....
06/10/2007   Phew, we had a busy busy busy end of the week and weekend. We've been a bunch of party animals. The show at the park was awesome. The Oblio Joes last .....
06/07/2007   It has been a little bit tricky to find time for an update the past few days, so sorry to leave ya hangin' again. Things are good. Simon has had a few.....
06/01/2007   August started laughing for the first time last night. He likes to lay on his back and have you talk to him and bury your face in his little belly and.....
05/31/2007   Huge News! Simon got his guitar yesterday afternoon! He had a full day with no accidents! Wuh Hoo! He's figuring it all out. I know that doesn't mean .....
05/29/2007   Well we had an awesome weekend at the cabin. There is almost too much to write it all down. Hopefully I can remember. Then yesterday when we got home .....
05/26/2007   Everyone is still sleeping so I thought I'd get a quick entry in before breakfast. We're heading to Rye Creek Cabin today. Should be a fun fun weekend.....
05/24/2007   Well it is much too late for me to be updating, so I'll just do a really quick one. As you'll see from the pictures, the boys had a little cuddle sess.....
05/23/2007   The boyz had a doctor visit today. August had his well-check (2 monther) and poor little Simon had another darned shot. He was handling us talking abo.....
05/19/2007   Big News! Simon caught a giant fish today at Frenchtown Pond. Papa and Simon went fishing for a while today. Right as Simon was getting tired of the w.....
05/17/2007   It has been way too long since an update, I know. I've started a little list, but it is missing a lot of hilarious things that Simon has done, it's ju.....
05/10/2007   We had a great day today. We didn't have the store, so we got to play all day long. We went on a walk through Greenough and stopped at the small playg.....
05/09/2007   We've been really busy again, hence the lack of updating. Maynah and Abbey are here right now. We're having a great time. We've been really busy. Unfo.....
05/06/2007   We are in Bozeman right now. We came to spend the weekend with my good friend Amy and her kids Luci, Fynn and Myli. Auntie Shell, Auntie Tole, Anna an.....
04/29/2007   A couple of funny Simon stories. Yesterday Simon and Papa came and brought Mama lunch at the store. They rode in the little car and Papa had some drum.....
04/28/2007   We had a good day off today! I had a breakfast date with a little crazy-haired handsome guy at the Good Food Store. Pretty fun! Since both boys got up.....
04/26/2007   The boys are napping on Mama's bed. Sweet little peaches. Gussy is snoring away like a little sweet peach. We just went to lunch, after gymnastics. Gy.....
04/24/2007   Two funny Simon stories. We went on a walk through Greenough this afternoon and we stopped at Mer's house (she's making the clay belly bowls for us). .....
04/22/2007   Happy Earth Day! We're up bright and early today, figures since Mama and Papa stayed up late. Lina Lou and BeBop babysat last night while I went to .....
04/16/2007   The boys are doing great! August is getting big. I don't know how much he weighs (and everyone keeps asking) but he's visibly a lot bigger to me. I ca.....
04/14/2007   Happy Monthday Baby August! And, it just happens to be Maynah's birthday too! We're going to plant Gussy's life tree today (aka his bellybutton tree.....
04/11/2007   I know I know, an update is long overdue. Sorry I've been a busy Mama lately and Uncle Mitsy is kind of a computer hog heh. Simon calls Uncle Mitchell.....
04/06/2007   I guess Simon is doing just fine without us. He got to stay up until almost 11 last night. Holy Moly. Mama and Papa and Gus got to sleep in this mor.....
04/05/2007   Simon left this morning on a road trip with Grandpa, Grandma and Uncle Mitch to go visit Great Great Aunt Jean and Uncle Bert. He stayed the night at .....
04/04/2007   Well Simon was a champ getting his shot yesterday. It made Mama cry, well and Simon too. He told us over and over again "Shots are no fun, only my toy.....
04/02/2007   Well all is well. We're heading to the doctor bright and early in the morning so August can meet his pediatrician and so poor Simon can get a shot. Ar.....
04/01/2007   Happy April! Time flies by when you have two kids, lemme tell ya. I have a few funny Simon stories. Yesterday he kept cracking us up. We were just h.....
03/29/2007   Simon just woke up from a short nap. He takes them now, and eats now, "So he doesn't get grouchy." Pretty hilarious. "Should we eat lunch Mama so I do.....
03/27/2007   I forgot to write that at August's week check up when Sandhano came back she weighed him again and he was already back up to his birth weight. Good Jo.....
03/23/2007   We had a great day today. Papa let us sleep in a bit, Gussy and I...while he got up with Simon. Simon has been falling asleep at 7:30 the past couple .....
03/22/2007   Sandhano just left after our 'one week visit' (8 days). She brought August's hat that she made him while I was in labor. It's so sweet, he looks like .....
03/21/2007   Happy First Day of Spring! Things are going really well. I think our time at home for this next couple of weeks will adjust us pretty well. It's hard.....
03/18/2007   Well Simon spent the night with Bapa and Grandma Janet last night. He had a good time with them. He came home around 1:30 today. August lost his lit.....
03/17/2007   Happy St. Patty's Day from our sweet little growing Irish family. Papa and Simon are off to the parade to collect some more candy for Simon, heh. They.....
03/15/2007   Be sure to read Papa's entry from yesterday. Just go to the "what's new" section and you'll find it there. It's a pretty sweet entry...from the world'.....
03/14/2007   UPDATE: Baby Gus is on his way! Erika's waters broke at 3am and we called Sandhano right away. The contractions are really frequent and really inte.....
03/13/2007   UPDATE: Okay, so the prenatal was good. Sandhano gave me some homeopathics to take, blue/black cohash...so I'll probably start taking those today. We .....
03/12/2007   Sorry to get everyone's hopes up yesterday. Nothing new is happening, but we'll be sure to let you know when it is. We're just trying to get as much r.....
03/11/2007   Simon had a great day yesterday hanging out with his Auntie Shell in the morning and then Papa the rest of the day until Mama got home from the store......
03/09/2007   Well we had a pretty good day today! Simon didn't end up napping after all, which wasn't the best, but it all worked out in the end. Our prenatal went.....
03/08/2007   Simon had gymnastics this morning. Gymnastics was fun. He's so active while we are there now, he's just really comfortable I guess...so he goes nuts w.....
03/06/2007   It is a gorgeous day here today. We ran our boring old errands this morning and have been playing outside this afternoon. Simon is laying down for a ".....
03/05/2007   Pretty busy day for Simon Alton (Sunday)...and it was also a no nap day, and he kept it together like a champ! He actually stayed up until almost 10 a.....
03/03/2007   Happy 1/2 Birthday Simon! He just pooped on his potty for the second time today. Earlier this morning he pooped and decided to wipe himself without te.....
03/01/2007   Happy March! Simon had a short little playdate this morning and gymnastics as usual. Posie and Summit came over and played, Simon was in an awesome mo.....
02/28/2007   Sorry it has been a while since an update. We're doing great, still no Baby Gus, just in case you are all wondering. We've got another prenatal tomorr.....
02/23/2007   We have lots of new funny updates, so I'll slowly work my way through the ones I can remember. First off, we had a prenatal this morning, after spendi.....
02/21/2007   We had a pretty eventful day yesterday. We got up and ran some errands, that's the boring part. Then we went to lunch with Papa and a friend named Jos.....
02/18/2007   Simon had his "new milkies" last night for the first time. We decided switching to rice milk needed to be attempted at least. I did rice milk at the b.....
02/16/2007   Today was a pretty good day. Mama is super busy at the store unpacking orders, etc...so it's a little bit stressful (just trying to get everything don.....
02/15/2007   Here is our cool new site! It's already all set for August, as soon as he gets here too. Now though, you can look back and see all of Simon's old artw.....
02/14/2007   Happy Valentine's Day! Simon is watching his new morning favorite (Go, Diego, Go!) Valentine's Special. Eating his pancake...pancakes are his favorite.....
02/11/2007   Everyone in our family slept for about 12 hours last night. CRAZY! We decided to go bowling for Andy's birthday, which was very fun, Simon had a blast.....
02/09/2007   We had another bit of a rough night last night. It wasn't awful, but not great either. There was a lot of "I have my own Papa" going around. He was ju.....
02/08/2007   Well gymnastics was a shining success this morning, Simon got in the giant pit. The pit is filled with foam cubes. Simon hadn't ever been brave enough.....
02/06/2007   Simon has been feeling good all day today. We spent most of the day running errands unfortunately, but it was good. We met up with Posie for lunch, so.....
02/05/2007   UPDATE: 2/6/06 AM: Simon is feeling better, running around like a crazy man and doing just fine. So I think all's well, we're just going to get some n.....
02/04/2007   We've had a great weekend so far. Yesterday was a LAZYYYY day. It was great. We didn't do a whole lot at all. We did have a "first" though. Mama wante.....
02/02/2007   Happy Groundhog's Day! Simon slept all night last night, wuh hoo. I know you'd think a two year old should easily be able to do that, but we've had s.....
01/31/2007   Uncle Bryan and Colin are on the front page of the Missoulian today......
01/30/2007   Sorry about the lack of updates lately. I guess we had a pretty busy weekend. Simon has been going through a rough streak...he's just pretty sassy rig.....
01/26/2007   Simon is napping right now. We just spent a couple of hours playing with Mani. Simon and I met him and Bryan at the Carousel. We got there a little bi.....
01/25/2007   We had a busy fun day today. Simon just fell asleep in the car actually, we were kind of trying to skip nap today...but it didn't work so well, and un.....
01/23/2007   Sandhano came this morning, and that has been pretty much the extent of Mama and Simon's day today. Simon is still wearing his pj top and no bottoms.......
01/21/2007   Well he spent the night at Bapa and Grandma's. I didn't think we'd get out of there last night, when we were trying to drop him off, but we ended up m.....
01/18/2007   We went to gymnastics this morning! Which Simon LOVES! He was a little shy right off the bat, but warmed up in about a minute. He discovered his teach.....
01/16/2007   Well Simon decided he wasn't staying at Joanna's yesterday morning, so he came with Mama to the store. He was still pretty sensitive yesterday, I don'.....
01/15/2007   The wee man is feeling better. He seemed pretty back to normal yesterday. We had a nice relaxing day, didn't do much at all. We left the house to go h.....
01/13/2007   Poor little bundy is just getting over a wicked stomach flu. It's always the one that I dread...colds are so much easier, so much less sad. He got kin.....
01/10/2007   Simon has started saying some new things on a regular basis. He says "guys" a lot. "Did you see that guys?" He pretty much tags it on everything that .....
01/08/2007   Simon had his first day of going to Joanna's house today. According to her, overall he did well. He didn't want to leave, he wanted to stay and play, .....
01/06/2007   Welp Simon and Mama went to his second movie today, Charlotte's Web. It was great, he had a blast. Every single time the rat (Templeton) would even ap.....
01/04/2007   Simon had his second gymnastics class this morning and he loves it! He was so excited when we got there. It really is pretty fun! He did a lot of jump.....
01/01/2007   Well we didn't end up making it to the pony rides. Simon wasn't really in the mood. He decided he wasn't taking a nap yesterday, so he was in no mood .....
12/30/2006   Simon finally got all of his presents unwrapped. Phew, boy was it a process. He opened his new BIKE (from Bapa Jeff and Nana Jan) a couple of days ago.....
12/26/2006   Well the excitement isn't quite over yet. Simon didn't make it through all of his presents yesterday. He slowly opened and played with each thing yest.....
12/25/2006   Merry Christmas! We ended up getting a nice blanket of snow this morning, it's pretty outside. Uncle Colin is asleep on the couch. Mr. SA is still fas.....
12/23/2006   I tried an update yesterday while I was at the store, but it got erased, so I'll try and remember what I was writiing about. Simon spent the better p.....
12/19/2006   Whew, we've been busy busy busy little elves around here. Tomorrow we have a prenatal and the day off, so hopefully things will be fairly calm. We'll .....
12/14/2006   It has been a while since an update, or at least a lot of new things have happened, so I'll do a quicky before bed. Simon started gymnastics yesterd.....
12/11/2006   This morning Simon and Mama strung some cranberries and popcorn for his bellybutton tree. We went out and decorated it for the birds and squirrels for.....
12/10/2006   Well Simon stayed the night at Grandma and Grandpa's last night. He's still not home and won't be until this afternoon apparently, that's what they to.....
12/07/2006   We're home safe and sound. We had a good time. We didn't end up going to Glacier yesterday, just spent the afternoon at the North Forty waiting for Pa.....
12/06/2006   We made it safely to Columbia Falls last night. Simon was very very excited about seeing Papa, so he didn't fall asleep like I'd hoped he would in the.....
12/04/2006   We had a busy weekend. Simon and Papa worked on some songs on Saturday while Mama was at the store. The songs are adorable! So we'll try and get them .....
12/01/2006   Well Maynah and Abbey made it home safely and since they left Simon asks me on a daily basis (actually several times a day) where they are? Apparently.....
11/28/2006   Maynah and Abbey have to leave tomorrow. We'll be sad to see them go. Simon will probably be psyched though because we get to go to the airport! He's .....
11/25/2006   Well Simon had a really busy day today, and a mighty festive one at that! He woke up this morning to about 2 feet of snow. It snowed like crazy! So he.....
11/24/2006   So Simon has been much nicer to Abbey, phew. We had a great Thanksgiving, it was a fun day! The turkey was yummy. Simon even made some little "Toms".....
11/21/2006   Simon pooped for the third time in the potty this morning, hip hip! Pretty exciting. Maynah and Abbey arrived safely, and we're having fun. The only.....
11/18/2006   We had a new "first" today. We took Simon to a movie this evening, "Happy Feet" aka 'The Penguin Movie'. He made it all the way through this time, and.....
11/16/2006   Well we haven't had another potty poop since the first, but I have hope! I just got a potty for the store yesterday and first thing when we got here t.....
11/14/2006   Houston we have Poop! The littlest pooped in his potty this morning, for the very first time! While reading his poop book from Auntie Maynah. Oh poop .....
11/11/2006   Simon has quite the imagination lately. It's very fun to watch it develop. More and more with each new day. He'll come up with the craziest things and.....
11/08/2006   We had a fun day hanging out today. We had the day off, so we made a little trip to the museum, ate at Simon's favorite restaurant with cars in it, an.....
11/07/2006   Simon peed again this morning, but this time it was in his little wooden dishwasher. "Mama, I peed in my dishwasher." And he was pretty dang excited a.....
11/06/2006   We got a whole lotta boy going on! We just found out about an hour ago that we're having a boy. So now if you ask Simon the baby's name he says "It's.....
11/05/2006   Well we had a fun day today! Simon got to hang out with Papa this morning while Mama went to her meeting and then after nap we ran a couple of errands.....
11/04/2006   Today we have plans to have a whole lotta fun. We are going to breakfast with Baby Felix and Asa. We went on the artwalk last night with Auntie Shell .....
11/01/2006   Happy November! Happy 1st Anniversary of Walking Stick Toys! and Happy Due Date to Doug and Kia. Hopefully their little one comes along soon. We jus.....
10/31/2006   Happy Halloween! We're going trick-or-treating tonight in our neighborhood to get lots and lots and lots of candy and special treats! Simon had a goo.....
10/30/2006   Simon has a Halloween Party today! We've got a few errands to run this morning...shipping some orders and going to the grocery store, but then we'll c.....
10/29/2006   Keep checking the 14-17 for pictures from BeBop. Simon is feeling much better. He spent the day playing with Papa yesterday. They went to the park, a.....
10/28/2006   Be sure to look for new photos from BeBop, he's sent a mess of them today. They are all between Oct 13-16. The wee one hasn't been feeling all that h.....
10/24/2006   Simon just woke up and asked for the "Explora." Our hot tub was out of commission for a few days, but we got in it last night after it got dark, it'.....
10/22/2006   We're watching Monsters, Inc. We just got it yesterday, so we're enjoying it for the first time right now. It's Grandma Janet's birthday today so we'r.....
10/19/2006   The littlest man has been talking so much more lately. He's been adding things to his sentences that he never had before. He says things like "It's ki.....
10/18/2006   We've got a whole lot to tell you about. Simon had a great time with Lina Lou and BeBop. Holy presents! He got a really fun bag of rocks from Lina Lou.....
10/14/2006   Boy oh Boy have we been busy! Lina Lou and BeBop got here yesterday and came with Papa to pick Simon up from the store after his nap and he's been goi.....
10/10/2006   Welp guess who came back, our dang bear! Our compost is torn wide open and there is poop everywhere in our yard! What a jerk. Just when we thought we .....
10/09/2006   Simon is napping right now and there are a couple of funny things he's done/said lately I wanted to write before I forget them. Yesterday I was eating.....
10/07/2006   I pretty much couldn't be more in love with the littlest man right now. He's just so stinkin' cute! He says the sweetest things now. He likes to give .....
10/06/2006   Well a lot has happened since Sunday. I'm kind of slacking with the updates. Simon is napping right now, so I'll try and write something quickly. He h.....
10/01/2006   We had a nice relaxing Sunday, Soul Day, like usual. We never do anything we don’t want to do on Sundays…well except Papa has to take the garbage out .....
09/30/2006   Simon is feeling better and sleeping better! He's back to his old-self. He's sweet as pie and sassy as a bug. He spent most of the day with Papa today.....
09/30/2006   Simon is feeling better and sleeping better! He's back to his old-self. He's sweet as pie and sassy as a bug. He spent most of the day with Papa today.....
09/29/2006   Well I spoke a little bit too soon about the cough, it reared its ugly head last night. Poor guy. He had a rough night of sleep. We all did. On the .....
09/27/2006   Well our bear didn't show his face last night. Hopefully you got a chance to watch Simon's hilarious movie about the bear. It's probably one of the fu.....
09/26/2006   A couple of years ago about this time of year, we had a friend visiting us at night in the backyard, well he's back (not sure if it's the same one) bu.....
09/24/2006   We just got home from watching some skatin' at the new skatepark that just opened. We saw Tony Hawk! It was really cool. We also saw Bam, but we didn'.....
09/23/2006   We've been busy. Papa got home yesterday and came to bring us some lunch at the store and was getting ready to head home and work, but Simon decided t.....
09/19/2006   The wee man woke up with a stuffy nose this morning, well it actually began last night, so he was awake a lot during the night. The good news is, he t.....
09/18/2006   Papa had a Happy Birthday yesterday, and Simon was really really excited about it! He ran around the house like a crazy man all night long while we ha.....
09/12/2006   Yesterday was Auntie Shell's birthday. This month is filled with birthdays HOLY! But we went over to her house for a bbq and Simon got his fill of the.....
09/11/2006   Simon is a real crack up these days. He's still really liking his big boy bed and he goes down a lot easier than he did at the beginning. It's pretty .....
09/06/2006   Well the big boy bed is a hit. Simon loves it. He gets excited about it almost everytime he goes in his room. It was a little tricky to fit in there, .....
09/04/2006   Well the 2nd Birthday was a huge success. We have two new babies in the big family too! Syd and Bacon had Baby Felix on the 2nd and Bob and Cindy had .....
09/04/2006   We spent our Labor Day at the Bison Range, about 45 minutes or so from our house. It was pretty dang fun. We drove through the range and saw a bunch o.....
09/01/2006   We had a busy day today. We went out for breakfast/lunch before we went to Sandhano's house. Simon was so pumped about going there. Each time we've go.....
08/31/2006   Only a few more days until the big day! I have a couple of stories. While we were on our trip I got Simon some magnets of each state that we visited a.....
08/28/2006   Simon loves flossing his teeth now. It gets him in the bathroom for an easy tooth brushing session because he can't wait for the flossing. He's getti.....
08/26/2006   Simon had a Papa day today! Mama worked at the store and Simon decided it sounded like more fun to stay home and play with Papa. So, I'll do my best t.....
08/25/2006   Some new things. Simon is really into saying agua right now instead of water. It's pretty cute. He picked it up in when we were in WI visiting, becaus.....
08/24/2006   Simon had a much more mellow day today. In fact we both got in a good two hour nap! Score! Auntie Shell and Anna played with him this morning while M.....
08/23/2006   A few new Simon stories...he's pretty into these tiny boxes right now. He has one that I got some jewelry in, and another that is a holder for when he.....
08/20/2006   We're safely home and pretty happy about it. We got home last night so we had some time to unpack and get settled back in, and we have today to do the.....
08/19/2006   We're in Billings, so we're almost home! Yay! We didn't have internet access on the rest of our trip, hence no new updates. We had a great time overal.....
08/11/2006   We made it to Minnesota last night and turned around because we'd decided that we wanted to stay in Sioux Falls, SD at a fun hotel. Everyone is still .....
08/10/2006   It's about 9:30 and we're in Wall, SD. We are staying at a hotel, which we did last night also. We'd planned on camping tonight, but we were a little .....
08/09/2006   Woah, sorry it has been so long since I've updated. Simon is doing great. He had a little bit of a rough go for a while. We still haven't figured out .....
08/02/2006   Simon has been sleeping a ton and not eating much at all lately. It's weird. He must be either getting teeth or going through some weird sort of growt.....
07/31/2006   Well have we been busy or what? First of all on Saturday morning Simon peed in his potty chair. Hip Hip! He got a "special treat" his dream come true .....
07/28/2006   Well we didn't end up doing much of anything yesterday. We went to lunch with Papa. I asked Simon if he wanted peanut butter and jelly for lunch and h.....
07/27/2006   Simon is eating breakfast and watching WunderPets. Not one of my favorites, but it sure is his! Holy. He's got the entire theme song all memorized a.....
07/26/2006   We're back in action with the camera. It arrived yesterday, FINALLY! So we took a few pictures yesterday evening. We went over the play with Phoenix a.....
07/24/2006   Well we did it, we broke down and got Simon his very own skateboard. I know I know, he'll probably hurt himself, but so far he has been very careful. .....
07/22/2006   Simon has been sleeping a little bit better, only getting up around once a night, and we've completely eliminated milk at night. That's the key. He ge.....
07/21/2006   Simon is spending the day with Auntie Shell and Anna today, they just came and picked him up from the store and took him to play in some water! Yay! H.....
07/18/2006   We spent the night at Shannon, Annie and Baby Grace's house, but Annie and Baby Grace are actually in Missoula right now, so we'll see them when we ge.....
07/16/2006   Simon's web site is going to be covered with babies that aren't him at the rate we're going. We still haven't gotten our camera back and Jen and Dave .....
07/15/2006   Two funny new things. Simon has been walking around and standing with his hands on his hips lately. I don't know if I do it, maybe I do, or where it c.....
07/13/2006   Simon has been sleeping like a champ the past few nights. We eliminated the night time milk and it seems to be working well. He gets a water bottle at.....
07/12/2006   Happy Birthday to Lina Lou!!! We love you and miss you and hope you have a spectacular day today. We spent the day at the store yesterday, but the d.....
07/10/2006   It has been another long while since an update, sorry. We've had a few computer issues around here. We've been busy as all get out again too. Simon .....
07/06/2006   We're home, safe and sound. It was a late late flight. Too late actually...but we made it. Simon was a champ, like usual! He's such a good good boy! L.....
07/05/2006   We're back in Eau Claire. The funeral was beautiful, but pretty exhausting. Luckily Simon and Abbey got to hang out with Bapa and Ditdah while Maynah .....
07/02/2006   Auntie Tole had our littlest baby Lewis last night around midnight. He weighed 8lbs 11oz and everyone is happy and healthy. We can't wait to meet him .....
07/01/2006   The plane ride to Minneapolis was awesome. Simon got a few new toys, as promised, and those really kept him entertained. We got really lucky and got i.....
06/27/2006   We've been some busy busy folks lately. Auntie Shell's wedding was a blast! The bbq the night before was also. Simon spent most of it on the trampolin.....
06/20/2006   Simon is down for his nap right now, but not really doing such a good job of going to sleep. He's just playing in his bed. It's pretty hilarious. He's.....
06/19/2006   Well we ended up going on a short bike ride last night rather than a big long one like we'd planned, but it was still very fun. Papa likes his new bik.....
06/18/2006   Happy Father's Day! We've got a fun day planned. Simon and Mama got Papa a new bike, so we're going to try and go on a bike ride. It's Asa's birthday .....
06/16/2006   Simon went to his first birthday party last night (at least the first one I think he'll really remember). Posie turned two yesterday, so we sang Happy.....
06/13/2006   Our travels were safe and we're home to Missoula. Simon is in his own bed, with a tea bottle. We had a really long day, but as usual, Simon did the be.....
06/12/2006   We're still having a great time in Florida, it's raining like crazy. Apparently there is a tropical storm on the way here, so we've been inside today......
06/11/2006   Well Sam and Ryan's wedding party was yesterday. We had a good time. Simon swam in the pool with Keegan. Then, Mama, Papa, Simon and Keegan decided to.....
06/09/2006   We're having a blast in FL. Simon Alton has been a busy busy boy! He saw the ocean for the first time, and swam in it today...and LOVED it. He now kno.....
06/07/2006   Sorry it has been so long since an update. Simon is feeling better, he ended up with a fever the day after the last entry and his cold still isn't tot.....
06/02/2006   Simon is feeling a little under the weather, he's got one of those lame spring colds. Poor guy. Pretty much every kid we know has one right now so it .....
05/29/2006   Poor guy is still having a rough time with his teeth. He's a bit of wreck on a regular basis right now. He just went down for the night, but not witho.....
05/28/2006   Things have been great around here. Simon is still teething though and he's been a bit of a bear, in fact I call him "bear" a lot these days. He's rea.....
05/24/2006   Simon has only asked where Abbey is a few times. Today he wanted to know where Maynah was, then he remembered the airplane. We had to drive around the.....
05/23/2006   Maynah and Abbey have to leave today. Simon is going to have a really hard time I think. We've sort of been prepping him since last night...hopefully .....
05/21/2006   It's another great day today, Simon and Abbey just finished up a round of pool time. We pulled out the little plastic pool again and now they are both.....
05/20/2006   Woah we've been a busy crew around here! Holy Moly. We just got done with Auntie Cole's baby shower. It was very fun! I've been making a list of Simo.....
05/15/2006   Mother's Day was the best! Simon and Papa were extra special good to Mama. We had a great day. We got some flowers to plant in the yard. Simon spent s.....
05/12/2006   Well we drove up to Glacier yesterday. We kind of got a late start, but managed to make it on a little hike, a very little one. Simon wanted to do the.....
05/10/2006   Simon and Mama went up to Flathead Lake with Ellen yesterday for the day. We'd planned to visit Papa while we were up there, but decided it would be a.....
05/07/2006   Simon had a great weekend. Anna came and stayed with us and he was in heaven! Lucky little ducky. He's singing his ABC's right now, which is hilarious.....
05/05/2006   We had a really busy day yesterday. We got up and rode our bike into town. We haven't had it out in quite a while, but since it is warming up we took .....
05/03/2006   Simon seems to finally be in tip-top shape this morning. He had to stay home with Papa yesterday because he puked all over Mama as we were leaving for.....
05/01/2006   Happy May Day! We'll have some new May pictures soon, but don't forget to look back at some new April additions. Simon is feeling all better today! .....
04/30/2006   Posie came over to play with Simon on Friday night, and they had a blast! They are so cute together. They are pretty much the same size and both so st.....
04/28/2006   We have a gross ant population at the store now and they are one of Simon's new favorite things to do. He's been playing with them since we got here t.....
04/24/2006   So much is new! On a sad note, Simon's first goldfish (Doo) died a couple of days ago, so we had a little funeral for him in the backyard and buried h.....
04/22/2006   Sorry it has been a while since I updated. Simon and Mama are feeling all better. Phew. That was a rough one. Simon ate the entire day yesterday, it w.....
04/18/2006   Simon Alton isn't feeling well. Poor little guy is having a heck of a time. He's got a stomach bug again and today he's a little bit worse than yester.....
04/15/2006   Poor little jip jips hasn't been feeling that hot the past couple of days. He had a fever yesterday and he and Mama just laid on the couch or in Mama'.....
04/13/2006   Happy Special Day! Simon and Mama went to the Children's Museum this morning with Posie, Summit and Elisabeth. It was very fun. We were there for qui.....
04/12/2006   Simon and Mama are at the store right now. Simon got a little cold, I think it might be the same one that Papa is just getting over, so we've had a co.....
04/09/2006   Mr. Simon is having himself a smoodee right now. It's his very favorite food in the world. He's actually having Papa's smoodee, because he thinks ever.....
04/07/2006   Phew, we've already had such a busy day today. Simon has been napping longer than usual. He's gotten up a couple of times (mid-nap) but wanted to go b.....
04/06/2006   Simon is eating his breakfast and watching Sesame Street, it has become a bit of a ritual in the morning. He likes to watch Sesame in the morning. He'.....
04/02/2006   Welp Papa made it home safely and so did Mama and Simon. We had a great time at Fairmont with everyone. Simon liked the water. He likes to dunk under .....
03/30/2006   Simon is becoming quite the little talker. Nicole and Mama took him on a hike today and he wanted to get out of the back pack so he said "Mine Get Dow.....
03/29/2006   Well Papa got to hear Simon sing his ABC's on the phone today. Silly little guy. It was after we dropped Ditdah off at the airport, which was one of t.....
03/27/2006   Ditdah is giving Simon a bath right now, he didn't want Mama to do it, just Ditdah. Simon got to talk to Papa on the phone today. First we left him a.....
03/25/2006   We just got back from our visit with Aunt Jean and Uncle Bert today. Ditdah got here safely and Simon has been having a grand old time with her. Sim.....
03/21/2006   I kept a little list of Simon stories to share today. He's done the cutest things all day long. Well let's start with yesterday. He saw a crow in the .....
03/19/2006   Simon counted to 11 this afternoon. He's such a little smarty pants. He's been talking more and more every single day. His sweet little voice is my mo.....
03/16/2006   We had a great day today! We went to storytime this morning, which was so much fun, just like usual. Then we went and met Auntie Shell and Auntie Cole.....
03/15/2006   Simon is playing with PlayDough right now. He loves it, he's talking up a storm! Busy as a bee! He was sitting in the center of his train table a litt.....
03/13/2006   Sweet Peach had a pretty good day today. He was hilarious tonight. He found the kleenex box and started taking tissues out to wipe his nose and Howie'.....
03/12/2006   Simon has been spending a ton of time with Anna and Michelle (aka Shell) and loving every second of it. He thinks they are the best thing since sliced.....
03/08/2006   Just in case you didn't read yesterday, Simon counted to seven. And then he brought me a spoon and said "Green Spoon". We went to Posie's house last.....
03/07/2006   Simon counted to seven this morning. And he just brought me a spoon and said "Green Spoon." Sure nuff. Smart little buggie. .....
03/06/2006   We had a busy weekend filled with all kinds of fun parties and visitors. We had a bbq at our house on Saturday night and Simon and Harper got to take .....
03/04/2006   Little Mister turned 1 1/2 yesterday! It was a big day! It's hard to believe that time flies by as quickly as it does. Simon was in an awesome mood th.....
03/02/2006   Yesterday Simon and Mama didn't have to go to the store, so we ran errands and went and had lunch with Auntie Cole and Auntie Shell. Then we went to t.....
02/27/2006   We're home safe and sound. We had a great little trip. It's always good to be home, but always sad to leave. Simon loved hanging out with everyone. .....
02/25/2006   Simon has been a very busy guy since we got here. The day we arrived we went to the mall of America to eat and ride some rides. Simon and Ollie rode o.....
02/22/2006   Simon played with Little Miss Posie yesterday for a while. They had a great time together. They are so adorable together. We've really been working .....
02/20/2006   Simon is a little bit clumsy in the morning, he falls down a lot and just overall isn't quite balanced like he is the rest of the day. It's pretty fun.....
02/19/2006   We went to breakfast this morning to a restaurant in town that has a creek that runs under it, so Simon got to watch the ducks through breakfast. Then.....
02/16/2006   Simon discovered his pockets today. He walks around with his hands in them now and looks like a high school social studies teacher or something. It's .....
02/15/2006   We managed to make it outside for a walk through Greenough today. Simon liked the water a lot. I don't take him there often enough...I've actually bee.....
02/13/2006   Simon said BeBop today. He's mastered that Grandpa name too. We were watching a little slide show on the computer at the store today and a picture of .....
02/12/2006   So, the movie wasn't quite the shining success we were hoping for. We ended up leaving right after it started. Simon wanted to walk around and wasn't .....
02/11/2006   Well our little S-Dog got sick, he got a cold and cough, so we didn't end up going to Fairmont Hot Springs as we'd planned. He seems to be doing much .....
02/07/2006   Our sweet little mister is hilarious these days. He's exploring everything/everywhere. He's getting new things figured out each day. Today he figured .....
02/03/2006   Simon is with Michelle today, he's been spending Fridays with her lately, so Mama can get some work done. He LOVES it! She just called to let me know .....
01/30/2006   Simon is still working on those wicked old molars. Poor jipper. He's got some serious mood swings as a result. He started playing with Play-Doh rece.....
01/29/2006   Happy Birthday to Nana J yesterday and GG Judy tomorrow! Simon is lapping the living room/kitchen divider and hollering into a cup, it makes a really.....
01/25/2006   Simon did end up with a little flu bug. He still wasn't quite himself today, but closer I think, I hope. He took a nice long nap today and I just put .....
01/24/2006   We have some new visitors now. Greyson and Iva are visiting Simon. They are 7 and 6, and he thinks they are pretty hilarious. They are so full of ener.....
01/21/2006   Simon has decided he's going to just shorten Mama to Mom now, so he calls me Mom most of the time. I'm not sure where it came from? We definitely didn.....
01/20/2006   The first thing Simon asks for in the morning is the baby and he falls asleep asking for her too. It was nearly impossible to get him to sleep last ni.....
01/17/2006   We're still having an awesome time at the lake. The babies seem to be really relaxed here and sleeping just as well as they do at home, so that's nice.....
01/15/2006   Auntie May-Nah, Teve and Baby Abbey are visiting us! Simon pronounces everyone's names just that way...in case you were wondering who in the world May.....
01/12/2006   We had a really busy day yesterday. We think Simon must be teething again, he's constantly got his finger in his mouth and he's putting everything in .....
01/08/2006   Baby Frankenstein is walking all over suddenly. It all began happening a lot yesterday. I guess he just decided it was time. He'll still crawl, but th.....
01/06/2006   Little Mr. Man Man is walking around more and more everyday. He's getting more and more brave. He takes a lot of spills, but at least he's trying. We'.....
01/03/2006   Little SA is 16 months old today! It's crazy how quickly the time has flown by. He's getting so grown-up. He's talking more and more everyday. He mimi.....
01/01/2006   Mama is sitting in the midst of fireworks surrounding our house in celebration of the brand new year. Papa got the wicked ol' flu, so we didn't end up.....
12/30/2005   Simon seems to be doing better today. He got up at about 6:30 this morning and started signing "eat". So we had breakfast at 6:30 this morning and fin.....
12/29/2005   Simon is doing a little bit better. He threw up again this morning around 5:30, but hasn't since. He hasn't eaten much, and I'm trying not to nurse hi.....
12/27/2005   Simon isn't feeling so hot today, I guess the holidays really got him. We've been go go go for the past week or so, so I'm sure that's part of the pro.....
12/26/2005   Sorry it has been a while since an update. We had an awesome Christmas. Simon had an awesome Christmas, it seemed like he was constantly opening prese.....
12/22/2005   Only a few more days until Simon's second Christmas and he's got the calendar to prove it. We've still been letting him open a present each night, and.....
12/20/2005   We've been busy little bees at the store, Simon Alton and I. Timmy came and helped us for a while yesterday and played with the littlest man. We got s.....
12/18/2005   Sorry it has been a while since an entry. Simon is still changing so much with each new day. This morning he woke up to a houseful of people. Kerri ba.....
12/14/2005   Lina Lou went home today, so we are back to our little family. Simon doesn't quite know what to do with himself. He got accustomed to having a ton of .....
12/12/2005   Simon is pretty much obsessed with his Uncle Bryan right now. He was a little bit more obsessed with Colin a week ago, but now Bryan really takes the .....
12/11/2005   Simon now says "Uh-Oh" like crazy. He says it before he's even dropped something, on purpose. He's had so much fun with BeBop and Lina Lou. We were at.....
12/09/2005   Well Lina Lou and BeBop made it safely and Simon sure does love his BeBop, he's almost constantly attached to him since he got here. It's pretty cute......
12/07/2005   So I've decided that Simon has got to be teething...nothing else makes sense. He's hating it though, it's been rough, unless the boy has some tylenol .....
12/04/2005   Little Simon is getting teeth or coming down with something. He's been a bit of a wreck for the past couple of days. It's so sad. He's just really sen.....
12/02/2005   It has been dumping on us, snowing like crazy! We have so much snow, and now Simon knows how to say "snow" and it is really pretty clear when he says .....
12/01/2005   Simon has a bunch of new tricks I want to share. First thing that is hilarious is he's started hiding things that he's holding onto, he'll hide them u.....
11/29/2005   Simon love to say Hi to everyone these days. He has a really high pitched "hi". It's awesome. He'll stop whatever he's doing, nursing, playing, readin.....
11/28/2005   Long time since an update, I'm sorry. We had an awesome Thanksgiving just some family and a whole lot of cozy fun. All eyes were of course on Simon th.....
11/21/2005   Mr. Man is getting more teeth. He's been having a bit of a rough time for the past few days. He's overall in good spirits, but you can tell his teeth .....
11/20/2005   Simon signs please and thank you now! Smart little cookie. It's the cutest darn thing ever. He's been a little bit sassy lately, kind of demanding, so.....
11/17/2005   We had a busy day today. We got up really early this morning and went to Anna's school for a little honor roll celebration! She made the honor roll, h.....
11/16/2005   Simon is napping right now, the littlest bunny fell asleep in the car on the way home from lunch. Mama's going to go take a nap now too, I just wanted.....
11/15/2005   Simon Alton has a whole lot of new tricks and accomplishments. He loves to stand up now on his own without any hands. He puts both of his arms up in t.....
11/15/2005   This morning Simon and I were on our way out to the car in the garage. I told him we were going bye bye. So we got all geared up, hats, mittens, the w.....
11/14/2005   We went to the Bacon's for dinner last night, Simon was a real hoot. He had a blast. He got to see all of their fish (they have a huge fish tank). H.....
11/12/2005   Well I had some more stuff to say about the 10th, so I've been meaning to write another entry for a couple of days. Simon and I ended up hiking up Mt......
11/10/2005   Hammy Ham had a blast at storytime this morning. He couldn't decide if he wanted to listen to the story or crawl around the library and find his own b.....
11/09/2005   We had a day off today, so we got up and Simon spent about 2 hours eating breakfast. He was super hungry today. He must be growing, or feeding his lit.....
11/08/2005   Crash! Simon started pushing his little car around last night, it has a handle he can hold onto while he walks. He thinks it's hilarious to crash it.....
11/04/2005   Just wanted to let everyone know that Simon is feeling much better today. He had his little appetite back and a whole bunch of sass, so I think he's o.....
11/03/2005   Simon isn't really feeling all that great again. He got sick last night and has just had a rough day today. He's just not quite himself. We luckily .....
11/02/2005   Just to catch up... Simon's Halloween was pretty uneventful. We didn't go trick-or-treating because it was freezing cold and raining here. We barely .....
10/30/2005   Simon just got over a little bout of the flu. He was throwing up again, poor little man. He's feeling much better this afternoon/evening though. He ac.....
10/27/2005   Baby Bear had a busy day today. We got up this morning and got dressed and went to Simon's first Halloween Party. It was so fun. He got to go through .....
10/25/2005   Simon is making all kinds of animal sounds these days. He can do a cat, dog, fish, horse, cow (if you are lucky) and a bear now. He loves to do the gr.....
10/23/2005   We had a busy weekend. It was good though, we got a lot accomplished. Simon starting this high pitched sort of screaming noise (singing?) yesterday. I.....
10/21/2005   Happy Birthday to Grandma Janet (10/22)! We love you! We took Simon to his second movie ever tonight. We went to March of the Penguins. It was great,.....
10/20/2005   Simon has been deciding lately that he doesn't like it so much when his Mama goes away and leaves him with someone. He's also got a brand new dance,.....
10/19/2005   Simon has been sleeping like a champ! He's been sleeping for 8 or 9 hour stretches each night. The night before last was a little bit rough, he just g.....
10/17/2005   Simon had a busy weekend filled with firsts! He also got his 8th tooth. So he now has four on top and four on the bottom. He's had a runny nose for ab.....
10/13/2005   Mr. Man slept forever last night. He went down around 8:30 and didn't get up until 4 AM. That is for sure a new record! We'll see if we have the same .....
10/12/2005   Snuggy Bugs is asleep for the night, well probably for 4 hours actually, which is great, better than 1 hour! Things are still improving in the sleep d.....
10/11/2005   Simon is getting smarter by the second. Today Papa thought we should invent a sign for "I need my diaper changed." Well there is a sign in existence a.....
10/09/2005   Simon's newest thing is he does a sign for "where?". He does it after he sees something, like the kitty, and he can't see it anymore. He'll hold up hi.....
10/08/2005   We spent the day at Nature Boy today, Simon loves it there, which is great, because he's going to be spending a whole lot of time there when Mama's to.....
10/05/2005   Well we tried something new last night, Simon Alton and I. I decided when he got up that instead of repeatedly laying him back down, only to immediate.....
10/03/2005   Sorry it has been awhile since the last update. Mama got the flu and we had a crazy busy weekend. Simon got the flu last week and then Papa got it and.....
09/28/2005   Yesterday we had an exciting day. Simon started saying "dog". He was talking to Lina Lou on the webcam and she put Joie up for him to see (her dog) af.....
09/26/2005   Welp the tiniest got his first haircut today. It made his Mama cry, but it really needed to be done. It was going right in his eyes, then after she cu.....
09/24/2005   Simon is sick again. Poor little bugbuns. He has the stomach flu. He threw up a few times last night and once today. It's the most heartbreaking thing.....
09/22/2005   Mr. Man discovered the toilet bowl and the fun water to splash around in yesterday. EW! It was one of the things I was dreading him discovering most, .....
09/21/2005   Simon has been a signing machine! He signs everything, "more", "eat", "bath", and now he even combines signs...just out of no where he'll tell us he'd.....
09/18/2005   Simon has a new game when he can see his reflection in something (the front of the oven, the front of the fireplace, the wood floor, etc.) he'll kiss .....
09/16/2005   Happy Birthday to my Papa in about an hour. Right now he's whoopin' it up with Uncle Colin and Uncle Bryan! Yay! Simon had another busy day today. Ba.....
09/15/2005   Teethy is getting some teeth now. Poor littlest, if it's not one thing it's another. He's got one coming in for sure on the bottom. I can feel it alre.....
09/13/2005   Things started looking up finally (at least a bit) this afternoon for our frowny little sick guy. Mama took him out into the world because she was sta.....
09/10/2005   Simon still isn't feeling very well. It's so sad. I hope he's feeling better by tomorrow, at least starting to feel better. He's pretty good when he h.....
09/09/2005   We have had a rough couple of nights, last night I hope was the worst it will be. Mama didn't sleep a wink and then Papa took over around 5:30 or 6 th.....
09/07/2005   We made it home safely. Unfortunately, our little Sime Sime is sick again. He has croup. It's awful. He had a little fever last night and I thought it.....
09/05/2005   Kimmy's wedding was a blast. Simon got to meet a lot of his Voss relatives that he hasn't met yet. He raked in a little more birthday loot too. Lucky .....
09/03/2005   Well, my baby officially turned one today. It's been a pretty emotional day for Mama. I didn't think it would be as huge of a deal as it was to me. It.....
09/02/2005   We've been up for about an hour. Simon turns one tomorrow! How crazy is that? Papa and Mama went to the store yesterday to stock up on party supplies .....
08/30/2005   Simon latest discovery at Auntie's house is the door stopper. Fortunately for him they are behind nearly every door in the house. Who needs toys? He n.....
08/29/2005   Simon is becoming more and more vocal with every new day. He says baby, balloon, ball (they all kind of sound the same, heh) but he says water now - ".....
08/28/2005   I guess that Abbey and Melissa get to come home today. Hip Hip. That was a quick little stay at the hospital. We aren't even going to the hospital tod.....
08/27/2005   Well it is 1 in the morning, and Abigail Elizabeth was born at 9:48 PM on August 26th. I just got back to Auntie Melissa's house after visiting her at.....
08/27/2005   I got to hold Miss Abigail today. It really puts into perspective how big Simon is getting. I know he's still just my tiny little baby, but he's gigan.....
08/25/2005   Well Simon and Mama get to go see Abigail be born afterall. We're leaving on Friday morning to fly to Minneapolis. I'm just hoping that Simon is all b.....
08/24/2005   Simon is feeling better finally! His little fever broke. He still has sick little eyes, but overall he's feeling much better. He played on the floor b.....
08/22/2005   Our littlest guy is still not feeling well. Poor thing. It sucks, it's actually really sad. The one and only good thing about having a sick baby is th.....
08/21/2005   We're home from our camping trip. It was very fun, but Simon started coming down with something last night and he's got a pretty high fever today. Lit.....
08/18/2005   Little Simon had a great birthday party. It was mostly Simon's grown-up friends, Mani Mars and Milo were the only other little guys there. He got some.....
08/17/2005   Happy Birthday Uncle Bryan! We are having a little duo party for Uncle Bryan and Simon tonight. Simon's birthday isn't for a couple of weeks, but we t.....
08/15/2005   Well Auntie Nicole's wedding was a success. We had a great time, and the weather was absolutely perfect. It has cooled off around here a bit and the s.....
08/13/2005   Simon figured out how to stand up in his crib now. He's a hard one to put to sleep. He falls asleep in my arms usually and now when I leave the room a.....
08/12/2005   We went to the park last night to watch the Oblio Joes. Simon loved it. The smoke actually cleared pretty much right when we got down there. A slight .....
08/11/2005   Simon is soundly sleeping round two of his afternoon nap. He tried to get up about an hour ago and was just so fussy still, so he's back down for the .....
08/10/2005   Happy Birthday to Auntie Beth today! She's in Venezuela with Uncle Dani and little Ollie! We are thinking about you though, and wishing we could celeb.....
08/07/2005   Not too much new here. It's still super hot. We sat outside under the willow tree yesterday. 1/2 in the kiddie pool, 1/2 on the hammock. The only reli.....
08/06/2005   It's hot and smoky here. Ew. Poor little Slimer can barely sleep at night because it doesn't really cool off in his room. I don't want to turn his fan.....
08/04/2005   Simon's entertaining himself on the floor right now. He's really taken an interest in his puzzles. It's so cute. He loves to sit down and do them with.....
08/02/2005   Simon has been a little eating machine for the past couple of days. We went out for dinner last night, Simon actually had dinner before we left, but d.....
08/01/2005   We're home! Syd and Bacon's wedding was awesome. Simon had a long tiring weekend. The first night that he even had a good night's sleep was Saturday n.....
07/27/2005   Papa almost completely fixed the camera, so we're back in the game for this weekend. And, I went a little crazy yesterday taking picture, of course. .....
07/26/2005   Simon and Mama just got back from storytime. We haven't been going lately because it conflicts with Simon's nap time, but I decided to try it today an.....
07/25/2005   It has been far too long since the last entry. We've been a busy little family lately. The most exciting new news is that I found another new tooth .....
07/20/2005   Yesterday was a busy day. We went all the way to Stevensville to get Mama's hair cut. Simon slept there and back in the car, so he got two pretty good.....
07/18/2005   Well Mr. Man should be taking his afternoon nap right now, but instead he's barking at his stuffed dog in his crib and playing with a little peek-a-bo.....
07/17/2005   Simon is taking his morning nap, he had another good sleeping night last night, it was nice and cool. It hasn't been nearly as hot this weekend as it .....
07/16/2005   Well the sleeping wasn't quite as brilliant as it has been last night. This time I think it has to be because of the heat. Our house didn't even cool .....
07/15/2005   He did it again! Slept for 6 straight hours without an interruption. It is hard for me to do though, so I get up and worry about him for a few minutes.....
07/14/2005   Simon is banging away on his keyboard in the living room...getting a little bit fussy, but that's just because it is naptime. He slept like a CHAMP la.....
07/13/2005   Simon and Mama got up and went to the garden this morning, it wasn't too hot yet, but it's getting really hot now. Simon is napping on our bed with a .....
07/12/2005   It's really really toasty here, the bank clock hit 101 today, er maybe higher, but we saw the 101. Yipes! Simon got to hang out with Grandma Janet thi.....
07/11/2005   Simon is taking his morning nap right now, but I'm sure it's nearing the end, he's been down for about an hour. Good boy! He's still fussy, so I'm wai.....
07/09/2005   I think Simon might be teething some more. I'm not really sure, but he's had a very emotional day. He's just not quite right, not quite 100%, so I'm j.....
07/08/2005   It's another nice morning. Looks like it might be another toasty day. Simon is listening to his moose music and hanging out in his room, he just stopp.....
07/06/2005   It's another hot one today. Simon played out in his pool for a long time this afternoon, and then he took a nice long sweaty nap. He's been scooting .....
07/05/2005   Woah have we had a busy weekend! Simon, Papa, Mama and Grandpa Dave and Grandma Janet hiked to the top of the world yesterday. That is at least what i.....
07/02/2005   Sorry I know it has been a while since I updated. We are doing well, we just got home from a wedding. Elisabeth and Damon got married today (Posie's M.....
06/28/2005   Simon's got his appetite back. He wasn't very hungry for a while, at least not for anything besides milk. He sure does love to nurse, that's not chang.....
06/27/2005   We went and visited Great Grandpa and Grandma on Friday afternoon, and then headed over to the first TotalFest bbq. We didn't stay long, Simon was pre.....
06/24/2005   Our Morning: When Simon gets up in the morning, a lot of times we'll just bring him into bed with us now, so he hangs out and talks to us, pulls on ou.....
06/23/2005   It's been hot as all get out here in Missoula the past few days. Simon had his first really hot day on the 21st (the first day so summer). They don't .....
06/20/2005   It's Baby First Tooth Day! Which explains the onset of what we thought was a cold yesterday, and a fever. Simon has been handling it pretty well, he's.....
06/17/2005   Simon the busy bee! We had another busy day today. Simon slept in a little bit this morning, which was great since he got to bed a little bit late las.....
06/16/2005   Well we ventured into town again last night, bike and bike trailer. We went and visited Great Grandpa and Grandma, it was nice jaunt. It's great becau.....
06/15/2005   We went and worked at the garden again this morning, but only for about an hour and 1/2. We have an appointment shortly so we had to cut our garden ti.....
06/14/2005   Simon has a couple of new tricks. 1st one he's been doing for about 2 weeks is a little fake laugh. It's like a courtesy laugh. He'll laugh for your b.....
06/11/2005   Holy Moly did we have a busy day today. It was non-stop. We got our helmets last night, so we got to test out the bike trailer today. We got up this m.....
06/09/2005   We went to Uncle Bryan and Uncle Colin's new house tonight, to get a quick tour. It's really neat. We were there long enough for Simon to have some sw.....
06/08/2005   Simon and Mama went and worked at the Community Garden this morning. We decided we'd start volunteering there once a week...so Wednesday mornings we a.....
06/07/2005   Happy Anniversary Mama and Papa, and Great Grandma and Grandpa Koester and Bender! And Hank and Amy! Simon played for a while with his Singin' in the.....
06/06/2005   Mama and Simon went on a hike today with Nicole. Luckily we did it when we did, because it ended up getting pretty cloudy...still no rain, but it look.....
06/05/2005   Uncle Bryan and Uncle Colin came over for a visit this evening, we made a mess of nachos and stared at the king. He did a lot of dancin' table for us......
06/04/2005   Simon is up and at em this morning. He spent the entire night scootin' around all over the living room. I was putting together the bike trailer, and I.....
06/03/2005   Happy 9 Month Day Simon Alton! Dang you are getting to be an old man. heh. He's napping right now. We've got some errands to run today, but nothing hu.....
06/01/2005   We're home. I'm still adding pictures, so be sure to look back at the last week from time to time. Simon is taking a nap right now, he's pretty exhaus.....
05/30/2005   Simon Alton has had a busy holiday weekend. Holy Moly. We only have one more day left here before we go back home. We miss Papa, so we're pretty glad .....
05/28/2005   We had a really really busy day today. Auntie Melissa and Uncle Steve's baby shower was today. It was a lot of fun, the weather managed to cooperate a.....
05/27/2005   Welp Simon woke up with a cold the morning we left for Minnesota. We arrived safely and have been really busy working on Baby Girl Kartak's room since.....
05/23/2005   It has been a while since I posted anything, sorry. We had a pretty busy weekend...or last 4 days, so I haven't had a lot of time. Simon started thi.....
05/18/2005   Simon is really into throwing things lately, really anything he can get his hands on. He'll also mimic whatever you do with his toys. If you are bangi.....
05/17/2005   Simon started to point (with one finger) at things in the past couple of weeks. He did it a ton today, so it reminded me that I've been meaning to men.....
05/16/2005   Simon had a good weekend. He slept good the past couple of nights (good means he didn't get up every hour). He's bouncing in his bouncy chair right no.....
05/14/2005   Simon had his first trip to the Farmer's Market this morning. Mama got a bunch of herbs, so we're going to make an herb garden tomorrow. Hopefully it'.....
05/13/2005   Simon is completely in love with Anna. She's staying with us right now. He woke up this morning and I brought him into bed with us. It was a nice easy.....
05/12/2005   Simon had a super busy day yesterday, he was probably a little bit too busy. He ended up having kind of a long night, probably was a little overstimul.....
05/11/2005   Simon gets to see his Papa's band play today, for the very first time! He's got his "My Dad Rocks" shirt on. Mama just got it for him yesterday. It's .....
05/09/2005   Simon had a busy Monday. He's such a busy boy. We are always on the go it seems. He's sleeping right now. Great Aunt Ellen and Timmy came over tonight.....
05/08/2005   Simon says Mama and Papa. It's pretty adorable. He gives kisses on command, which is the sweetest thing in the world (of course he has to be in the ri.....
05/06/2005   Simon had a pretty relaxing day today and he'll probably have much of the same tomorrow. It was a nice day for the garage sale. We were outside the wh.....
05/05/2005   Happy Cinco de Mayo! Simon had yet another busy non-stop day today. We got up this morning and went on a hike with Nicole, then he went over to Edgar'.....
05/04/2005   We had another busy, non-stop day today. We had some lunch with Waverly and Harriet and Michelle and Nicole. Then we went to meet Tyson. We just went .....
05/03/2005   Happy 8th Month-Day Simon! May 3rd and you are only four months away from being a year old. Holy moly! That's really hard to believe. We had a coupl.....
04/29/2005   Simon still isn't feeling well. It's a real bummer! Papa kind of thinks he might be coming down with something now too. He's got a show in Helena toni.....
04/28/2005   Simon is sick again. He's really congested and has a bad cold. I'm hoping it doesn't turn into a bad cough. He's had a fever all day. I don't know exa.....
04/26/2005   We made it to storytime this morning. It was really fun, Amelia and Edgar were both there, Simon's little friends. Then we all went out for lunch afte.....
04/25/2005   It was another gorgeous, but busy day today. Simon and Mama hung out in the backyard for awhile. Simon ate some grass. He also had some Cheerios this .....
04/24/2005   We had a busy weekend...so Mama didn't have time to update the site. It was gorgeous outside again all weekend, so we spent a lot of time outside. Yes.....
04/22/2005   Simon had his first encounter with an earthworm yesterday. Mama was weeding and found a big fatty. Simon got a real kick out of it. It pooped all over.....
04/21/2005   Simon is taking his morning nap. We stayed up late last night. We went to book club aka baby club and Simon didn't get to bed until nearly 10, so he's.....
04/20/2005   Simon slept a little better last night than the two nights before that. He had a couple of long stretches, I think. It's a little bit hard to remember.....
04/19/2005   Simon finally just went down for his first nap of the day...and it's 11:45. Sheesh. We missed storytime at the library because he was freaking out so .....
04/18/2005   Simon had a rough night again last night. I guess two good nights in a row was a little too good to be true! Er, three I guess, because we did have tw.....
04/17/2005   Simon is laying on his belly playing on the floor. He just got up from a nap, so he's okay with being on his belly right now, otherwise he still hates.....
04/15/2005   Simon is back to his old raspberry trick. I'm not sure where it ventured off to, but it's back in full force. He's the 'no no no no' man and blowin' r.....
04/14/2005   Happy Birthday Auntie Melissa! She's 1/2 way to 50 today! In case some of you don't know, she's going to have a baby in September. Her due date is Sep.....
04/12/2005   We just got home from storytime at the Library. It was just as fun as last week. Simon loves it. He hollered out a lot this time. Amelia and Michelle .....
04/11/2005   Simon is helping Mama with the entry this morning, so it'll be a short one. He's also getting real hungry so I need to go feed the little button. In .....
04/10/2005   Simon and Mama read a whole bunch of books this morning. Lots of the books were about animals, so we were practicing our animal sounds. His favorite i.....
04/09/2005   We had a busy day today, probably not that fun for a baby, but busy all the same. We are finishing up our sunroom, so we went to Lowe's and got the re.....
04/08/2005   We're up bright and early, ahhh 6:30. That's not really Mama's favorite time to get up in the morning...and it actually isn't Simon's either, so I'm n.....
04/07/2005   Simon is amazed and awed by the construction that is happening in our house. We are having a sunroom put on the back of our living room and they start.....
04/06/2005   We just took Papa to get his rental car, he left us for a few days. Simon loved storytime at the library yesterday! He had a blast. There were babies.....
04/05/2005   Good Morning! Simon is wide awake and sitting on the floor playing. I don't think it will take long to adjust to the new Day Light Savings Time. It's .....
04/04/2005   We made it home safely from Austin. Simon was really good on the plane as usually. He's had 4 airplane trips now...quite the little traveler! This tim.....
04/03/2005   Happy 7 Month Day Simon Alton! We are at Lina Lou and Bebop's house. It's beautiful here, the weather has been great since we got here. We think Simon.....
03/30/2005   We are packing and getting ready to go to Austin tomorrow. Simon is sitting on the bed playing with is diaper bag that Mama just finished stocking up......
03/29/2005   Simon is napping in the car right now, we just got home from lunch, where he kept laying his head down on the table and rubbing his eyes...so Mama too.....
03/28/2005   We had another rough night last night. We have been coming and going too much to get on a regular schedule, so today I started another sleep log. I'm .....
03/27/2005   Happy Easter Everyone! Simon, Mama and Papa are going to Doug and Kia's later tonight...for a little Easter Dinner. We'll be home most of the day thou.....
03/26/2005   Simon went to his first Easter Egg Hunt today. He didn't actually hunt for eggs, obviously, there was a section though for kids ages 0-2. There is an .....
03/25/2005   Simon had a busy day today. Grandma took us on a shopping spree, so he's pretty exhausted. He just went to bed, or maybe just down for a really late n.....
03/24/2005   Simon in Print! Check out the article in the Missoula Independent about Rockers with kids. It's got a bunch of our friends in it. The Oblio Joes are t.....
03/23/2005   Baby Phoenix Marie Marshall arrived last night. Our good friends Bob and Cindy had their baby girl. She was 7 lbs 1 oz. Cute! We can't wait to meet he.....
03/22/2005   Holy Moly, we had a rough night! Simon got up non-stop! I tried everything from laying him down (flat on his back, instead of in his carseat) to letti.....
03/21/2005   Simon Alton had a busy exhausting day today. Mama took him to see Dr. Starbuck this morning. He still has his ear infection, so we are going to start .....
03/20/2005   Simon rolled over yesterday! Yet one more thing he does on his clock. I set him on the floor to play with his toys, and there was one he couldn't reac.....
03/19/2005   Looks like the pressure is on, Unky Colin left a comment...there are A LOT of you that visit Simon's site that don't leave comments, Simon's thinks yo.....
03/17/2005   Happy St. Patty's Day from our little Irish boy. We had a productive day yesterday, we found Syd a wedding dress, so it was a good trip to Spokane. .....
03/15/2005   UPDATE: I wanted to update the site. Simon and Mama are going to Spokane tomorrow for the day with Syd to look at wedding dresses for her...so we won'.....
03/14/2005   Simon is getting better and better each day. It's so great! He slept pretty well last night. When he stirred he was pretty easy to settle back down. M.....
03/13/2005   Simon is up too early for Mama today, shoot. It's 6:30 AM. He slept pretty well last night though. He still got up a ton, but not as much as he was wh.....
03/12/2005   Simon is feeling pretty good again today. It's great! We just got home from Simon's very first rock show. It was especially for kids, and it was aweso.....
03/11/2005   Simon seems to be doing much better today! AT LAST! He's by no means cured, he's actually pulling on his ears as I type, but his demeanor has been gre.....
03/10/2005   Simon seems to be feeling better this evening. He didn't seem much better to me though throughout the day, so I ended up taking him in again to see th.....
03/09/2005   I can't tell for sure if Simon is getting better or not. One thing is for sure, he hasn't been coughing as much at night...so that's great. His ears a.....
03/07/2005   The littlest jippy muncher had two doctor's appointments today. The first one was his six month well-check appointment. He weighed in at 18 pounds 5 o.....
03/06/2005   Yesterday we went on a hike up on the saddle of Mount Jumbo, which is the mountain in our backyard. We started over in the Rattlesnake valley though, .....
03/04/2005   Simon and Mama spent some time outside today. It has been like a spring dream around here for about a week. It has been super warm, warm enough in fac.....
03/03/2005   Happy 1/2 Birthday Simon Alton! How could six months have already passed since Simon joined the family? It sure doesn't seem possible. Our little 1/.....
03/01/2005   For the past couple of days there is nearly constantly a sound coming out of Simon, similar to a hum, he sucks his lips inside his mouth and just make.....
02/27/2005   We're up and at em early this morning. Just like usual. Simon is sitting on the living room floor playing with his toys talking to me and smiling away.....
02/26/2005   We got up early this morning and headed to a giant garage sale, then to breakfast with Nicole and Cedar. Then we came home and took a family nap and w.....
02/25/2005   Simon still isn't 100%, we had a rough day yesterday. He had a lot of huge meltdowns, and he just wanted to be held the entire day. So far this mornin.....
02/24/2005   Simon got up before the sun this morning. Not one of Mama's favorite things but whatareyagonnado? So it is about 9 AM and he's fighting sleep like cra.....
02/23/2005   Simon is even better this morning. His temperature is back to normal and his spots are disappearing. He just has a stuffy nose now. No big deal! He sl.....
02/23/2005   It's like 10 PM on 2/23 and Simon is definitely feeling better. He talked up a storm this evening. We took him out to run some errands earlier and we .....
02/22/2005   Simon seems to be feeling much better this morning. His fever wasn't nearly as high all night long. Right now it is only about 99.5, so I stopped the .....
02/21/2005   I'm sad to say there isn't much change from yesterday. If anything his rash has gotten worse. He's still running a temp and itches his little face lik.....
02/20/2005   The littlest monkster still isn't doing very well. He's still got a crazy fever (that we've been treating with Tylenol and Motrin and a rash covering .....
02/19/2005   Simon still isn't better. Whatever he has is hangin on for dear life. I sure wish it would disappear. He's asleep right now, but he hasn't quite been .....
02/16/2005   Simon is officially feeling better today. He spent most of the morning hootin' and hollerin' and sitting up and playing with his toys. He has been bac.....
02/15/2005   I think Simon is feeling better today. He's still got a really runny nose and an occassional cough and he still woke up last night a LOT tugging on hi.....
02/14/2005   Happy Valentine's Day! Simon is sitting in his Hop n Pop watching Clifford the Big Red Dog Valentine's episode on tv. Actually he's a lot more busy .....
02/13/2005   Simon should start getting better real soon. We went and got his antibiotics this morning. We were really debating whether or not we wanted to start h.....
02/11/2005   We took the little monkster to the doctor today. He has an ear infection and had a fever. Apparently he's had about a hundred temp for a while now. Ye.....
02/10/2005   We still have a sick little bunny. He's not even doing any better, from what I can tell anyway. He's got a horrible cough (really dry) and he's just r.....
02/09/2005   Shoot the little munchie is still sick. We had a really bad night last night. Unfortunately his cold has moved into his chest. His breathing was so ba.....
02/08/2005   Simon hasn't been feeling well at all. Poor little guy. He's got a constant runny nose and I think he has an ear infection because he's been tugging a.....
02/07/2005   Simon is sitting in my lap banging on the keyboard while I type, so I'll keep it short. He has a little cold, I knew one was on the way. Littlest, h.....
02/06/2005   Simon is full of new tricks and it has only been three days since the last entry. Yesterday we went to a baby shower for our friends Bob and Cindy and.....
02/03/2005   Happy Monthday to Simon Alton! He's 5 months old today! Big Boy! Mama and Simon had book club last night (aka baby club) so we didn't get a chance t.....
02/01/2005   Only two more days and Simon will be 5 months old, actually almost to the minute as I type this. We went on a walk with Michelle and Diego (her dog).....
01/30/2005   We ended up going to Syme's for the night last night. It was great, really relaxing and Simon loves the water. He practiced his kicks, showed off for .....
01/28/2005   Happy 50th Birthday Nana Jan! We wish we could celebrate your special birthday with you! At least we know everyone else will be with you this weekend!.....
01/26/2005   Welp the spitting officially evolved into a raspberry today, and boy oh boy is it funny. I was able to get a little of it on video, and capture a litt.....
01/24/2005   Simon and Mama went on another long walk today. The weather has been so gorgeous, so we've been trying to take advantage of it. Nothing else too excit.....
01/23/2005   Mama and Papa and Simon went on a walk today. It was a gorgeous day in Missoula, so bright and sunny and warm. Simon slept for part of the walk. Papa .....
01/22/2005   Our date and our babysitters were a success. We had a great time and the littlest one was fast asleep when we got home. He didn't get up until around .....
01/20/2005   We had a busy day today. Simon and Mama went out for lunch with Mandy and then we went and taught art class again. Simon did so well again. He loves t.....
01/19/2005   Simon has become a real Chatty Cathy. He's so animated and busy all the time. Riding in the car is probably the most hilarious. He just likes to hear .....
01/18/2005   Simon is up bright and early this morning, in fact the sunshine isn't even up yet. Little monkey. We haven't had much to report lately. Simon is sti.....
01/18/2005   I got this email message this morning. I get emails from Pregnancy Weekly, I got them while I was pregnant and now I get them and they talk about your.....
01/16/2005   Simon has had a good weekend. He's hollering on the floor as I type. He's been so vocal. It hasn't changed, I'm assuming that's the way it'll be from .....
01/14/2005   Simon had his well-check appointment this morning. He's growing well and things looked real good. He weighed 16 pounds 9 ounces and was 26 3/4 inches .....
01/13/2005   It's snowing like crazy in Montana! It's awesome, we haven't had snow like this in awhile. Simon and Mama went back to teaching art classes today. W.....
01/12/2005   Well we had our first parent/tot swimming class today. It was pretty fun. Simon was really tired when we got there though, so he wasn't too smiley in .....
01/11/2005   Simon had an eventful day today. We got up this morning and drove Papa to his rental car, he had to go work in Columbia Falls. Then we went to the G.....
01/11/2005   Simon was the sweetest little angel this morning when we got up. We were all still lying in bed and SImon was between the two of us. Shane was still a.....
01/10/2005   Didn't take too many new pictures today. Mama had a busy day filled with all kinds of meetings. Simon was a little patient angel all day. He's alread.....
01/09/2005   Simon is a little heart melter. He's really been showing more personality with every new day. It's awesome. We love him to bits. He's so much fun. It'.....
01/08/2005   Simon and Mama went on a hike up O'Brien Creek this morning with the "Baby Crew." Everyone fits in their baby backpacks now. The hike wasn't that long.....
01/07/2005   The Latest News: Simon figured out how to spit this morning. He and Mama took a bath when we got up (at the crack of dawn) and he started spitting rig.....
01/06/2005   Simon is upstairs right now with Anna. It is her first time babysitting him. Mama and Papa are downstairs working a bit...so she's going to watch him .....
01/05/2005   We just got home from dinner at Auntie Nicole's house. It was real fun. Simon was a little entertainer, like usual. He's becoming such a little ham. H.....
01/04/2005   Woah, Mama went a little crazy with the camera today! There are a ton of new pictures in the gallery. We mostly hung around the house today and took .....
01/03/2005   Happy Birthday Simon! You are 4 months old today (1/3/05)! We have a well-check appointment coming up on the 14th of this month, and the last time we .....
01/02/2005   Simon and Mama started the day off with a walk. He was so bundled up (in his little snowsuit that Amelia and Julie lent us), we both were, because it .....
01/01/2005   HAPPY NEW YEAR! Simon's first New Year's Eve was a raging success. He slept right on through the whole event. He got up for a few minutes to talk .....
01/01/2005   We just got home from dinner at Grandma Janet and Grandpa Dave's house. It was really fun. Simon entertained us with his funny faces (he started makin.....
12/30/2004   We got home safely. Simon had a rough time on the flight last night, actually everyone did, it was late amongst some other things. Simon didn't manage.....
12/29/2004   Simon was looking at himself in the mirror this morning. He would notice a cute baby, smile and stick out his tongue and do it over and over and over .....
12/28/2004   Welp we leave tomorrow. Auntie Melissa and Uncle Steve went home today, we cried and waved to them through the window. We have to get another plane ti.....
12/27/2004   Everything has been winding down around here. Simon had a pretty good night last night. He didn't wake up much. He just tossed and turned several time.....
12/27/2004   I've been meaning to write a little bit more detailed and intimate entry about our little Simon and how incredible he is. I didn't really want it to b.....
12/26/2004   Simon had an awesome first Christmas! He made off with a ton of good loot. Santa was really good to him, that's for sure! Now we just have to get all .....
12/24/2004   Twas the night before Christmas! Last night Great Auntie Marcy read The Polar Express to Simon and Oliver and gave them their very first silver bell. .....
12/23/2004   We are in Wisconsin. Simon had yet another awesome day of flying, even though we had some delays. He is such a good little traveller. We got in kind o.....
12/21/2004   It's finally snowing here! Yay! We might just have a White Christmas after all. Simon is sitting in his Hop 'n Pop eating his entire fist. We've had a.....
12/20/2004   We are getting ready to go to Wisconsin. Simon and I have spent most of the day sewing. Well actually he sat on my lap and I sewed. We are going to st.....
12/19/2004   Welp, the babysitter was a success. Simon fell asleep right after we left last night and woke up when I called to check on them an hour and 1/2 later......
12/18/2004   Simon had his first Christmas Party last night. He stayed out until after 2 in the morning. Party Animal! He got to see both of his uncles, they adore.....
12/16/2004   Today is Uncle Mitchell's birthday! Happy Birthday! Simon hasn't even met Uncle Mitch yet, but he'll get to in just six more days. Simon, Mama and P.....
12/15/2004   Simon and I got up this morning and read some books and played in his room. He loves The Night Before Christmas book that Grandpa Jeff got for him. It.....
12/14/2004   I think I might have forgotten to write about Simon's little "cry face". I guess it has been about a month now where he makes the cutest little cry fa.....
12/13/2004   Simon and Mama got home from Seattle last night. We had a good trip home and Simon was awesome on the airplane. He was awake almost the entire time to.....
12/11/2004   The past few days have been very busy. Simon went on the airplane for the 3rd time. We are in Seattle visiting Grandma Linda. Simon had a really fun f.....
12/11/2004   Simon just met Santa Claus for the first time. We went out for the afternoon and he rode in the stroller the entire time and never once fussed. We wer.....
12/08/2004   I know it has been too many days since I've done an entry. Simon is changing like mad. Today we put together the Hop and Pop from Auntie Melissa...she.....
12/06/2004   We went and played with Edgar today, he and SImon are about the same size. He was born just 4 days after Simon, but also a real big boy. He weighed a .....
12/05/2004   Simon, Mama and Papa just got home from doing a little bit of Christmas shopping. Simon had a fun time at the mall looking at all of the lights and bu.....
12/03/2004   Today Simon's house is completely decorated. We've got the Baby's First Christmas Tree up. Papa put the train around the tree last night, and Mama dec.....
12/02/2004   Simon's room is all decorated for Christmas. I started taking out the decorations and I think we'll get Simon's first Christmas tree sometime today. T.....
11/29/2004   Simon and Papa and Mama had a nice relaxing weekend get-away. We actually didn't end up staying at Syme's. We went and soaked and headed over to Bigfo.....
11/25/2004   Happy Turkey Day! We spent the morning at home just hanging out. We went to Uncle Colin's house this afternoon and had some dinner, then we stopped ov.....
11/24/2004   Simon has a cough now, little babies shouldn't ever get sick. He's doing alright, doesn't have a fever, so we'll just keep a close eye on him and make.....
11/23/2004   Welp, Simon ended up with a cold after our trip to Bozeman. I think it would've been impossible for it not to happen. He's been fairly tough about it,.....
11/21/2004   Okey dokey. It's 2:43AM and Poppa is home alone missing his babies. Erika and Simon are in Bozeman with Michelle, Anna, Nicole, Amy and her sweet cr.....
11/21/2004   Mama and Simon got home from Bozeman this afternoon. It was a fun weekend. It'll be a miracle if Simon doesn't get sick though, every single person ex.....
11/18/2004   It's a bright sunny day here in Montana. Simon is napping right now, so I have a little bit of time to add some pictures, I've got a whole lot of catc.....
11/17/2004   Welp it has been a while since I made an entry. Lots of things have happened. Simon went on his very first trip via airplane (he got his wings). He di.....
11/11/2004   Happy Birthday to Grandpa Mike today! We sent him a special email birthday greeting and attached the hilarious tummy time pictures from yesterday. Cou.....
11/10/2004   Simon had a pretty regular old day today. He is tolerating his exercise time (aka tummy time) a lot better than before. The whole magical night of sle.....
11/09/2004   Simon had an awesome sleeping night last night. I think it was a new record. He slept from around 9:30 - 3:15. That was his longest stretch yet. Then .....
11/07/2004   Well tonight the big event was the power outage. Mama changed my diaper by candlelight. Our power went out for a few hours, but the big advantage was .....
11/06/2004   Simon has some special visitors this weekend. Auntie Melissa and Grandma Jan are here. So, we have about a million new pictures to choose from, so hop.....
11/04/2004   Simon has a little cold right now, so he hasn't been feeling all that great today. The sweetest thing in the world happened this morning though. He wa.....
11/03/2004   Simon is exactly 2 months old today. We had quite the day. He took his second shower ever. We attempted to bring him into the shower with us this morn.....
11/02/2004   Simon and I went and voted today. He actually wore his little "I voted in the 2004 Presidental Election" sticker most of the day. Good little citizen......
10/31/2004   Today is Simon's first Hallween. I attempted to put the skunk costume on him last night but he wasn't having it, so today I'll have to try a little ea.....
10/29/2004   Simon is exactly 8 weeks old today, he's getting to be an old man. heh. Right now he's laying in his crib talking to his stuffed elephant from Mandy. .....
10/28/2004   Simon went to his first movie in the theatre tonight. It was Uncle Colin's big debut. heh. He slept through the entire movie, dressed as the cutest sk.....
10/27/2004   Lunar Eclipse! Grandma Melinda called us to tell us there was a lunar eclipse tonight. So we checked that out. It's a bit chilly here so we didn't sit.....
10/26/2004   Last night we went to a baby reunion party with the people that were in our birthing class. Everyone brought their babies and shared their birthing st.....
10/25/2004   Simon is getting real big. It seems like it is easiest to notice when we put him in his carseat...just how much bigger he really is. He's starting to .....
10/24/2004   Todsay Simon is dressed like a little pumpkin. He looks adorable. Grandma Jan got him a onesie that says "daddy's lil pumpkin" and some cute little ba.....
10/23/2004   Today Simon got to go on a walk up Patte Canyon with Mama and 4 of Mama's friends, who all had babies around the same time as Simon was born. It was p.....
10/22/2004   Mama and Papa and Simon were all just outside picking apples off of our apple tree because we have a bear that has been visiting our yard daily (night.....
10/20/2004   Today Simon started watching the lights on his swing too. We hadn't been turning them on (to save batteries and because he never noticed them before) .....
10/19/2004   My Gramsy came to visit me today and she brought me a gigantic bear that I can wrestle with when I get a little bit bigger. We'll be sure and take som.....
10/18/2004   Simon got a toy from Grandma Melinda that he started playing with a while back (playing with = staring at the sides and not even looking at the moving.....
10/15/2004   Simon is 6 weeks old today. He spent the night with his Papa, they had a guy's night at home while Mama had a girl's night out. .....
10/14/2004   We went on a little hike today with Leslie and Edgar. We went up Waterworks Hill and then out for lunch. There are a couple of pictures in the gallery.....
10/11/2004   Okay just to set the record straight, Simon really doesn't have a Speedo, it just sort of looks like a Speedo. I just don't want him to be horrified s.....
10/10/2004   Simon had his first trip to Syme's today. (Where Mama and Papa got married.) He seemed to really love the water. It wasn't quite as warm as it usually.....
10/08/2004   Grandpa Mike got here today and we went to Greenough Park again and took some pictures. It was yet another beautiful day. Watch for the awesome pictur.....
10/07/2004   Grandma Melinda got here yesterday, her first time meeting Simon. She's been singing to him since she arrived. She thinks we need to take a video of h.....
10/03/2004   Simon's month birthday is today (10/3). We planted a little life tree for him in our backyard today. We didn't save the placenta (or we forgot it at t.....
10/01/2004   Simon seems to be doing much better this morning after a rough bout last night. Uncle Colin and Ashley were going to come over for dessert last night,.....
09/29/2004   We took Simon on a walk in his stroller today. It was the first time he has been in there...it just like almost everything else, puts him right to sle.....
09/28/2004   Simon got up at his normal times last night throughout the night. At his 6AM feeding though he was really alert, so I laid him in his crib for a littl.....
09/26/2004   Simon has been so much more alert everyday. Right now he has eyes wide open and he can totally follow you, as long as you move slowly across a room if.....
09/25/2004   Well, we're back home today. We took Simon to his first wedding last night. He handled the 3 hour car ride very well. He only got fussy at the last.....
09/23/2004   Well... Poppa went on a solo outing tonight, to the rock show. Uncles Bryan and Colin will soon be going on tour, so it was The International Playboy.....
09/20/2004   Simon's cord fell off this morning! Finally, no more gross dried up black button. He's got a cute little inny......
09/20/2004   Just wanted to let everyone know how the appointment went today. Simon weighed 9lbs 9oz. So he's gained a pound since his last visit, which was a coup.....
09/16/2004   Today I got one of the world's sweetest gifts. My uncles (Bryan and Colin) brought me a cd holder for my room and my very first cd (Miles Davis). They.....
09/14/2004   papa forgot to mention yesterday that Simon took a bath with him. Unfortunately for Papa, about 3 minutes after Simon joined him in the nice warm wate.....
09/13/2004   First Packer's game! We had Dug, Bryan, Bob, Cindy, Jeff and Jan over. I think we mostly just ate and yakked through the game, but it was still real.....
09/10/2004   Yup. It's Simon's 1 week birthday today! No, we arent' totally nuts. The party was just a coincidence. Or... was it?.....
09/08/2004   Hay y'all. I added 4 pictures this evening. We'll work on getting more taken tomorrow. Remember, you can submit comments on the pictures and start .....
09/07/2004   What's new? Dang.. what isn't new. Our lives have already changed so much in the past 4 days. We'll post exciting baby news in this section from t.....
09/07/2004   Hay! Check it out! Simon is live on the Comunity.....