Watch Out World...

Maxwell is two!
Grammy gave him a HUGE monkey. He's no longer lonely in his crib.

He opened some cows, but wasn't sure why...

They were for his new barn! Well sort of new. Tom's Grandpa Zollinger built this for him when he was a kid. It's been lovingly stored until this blessed day when Max could inherit it.

It. Is. Awesome.

He got all the accessories. Even hay for the loft.

He poked his fingers in most of the cupcakes. Nobody seemed to mind...

Hopefully year three will be an improvement from year two in behavioral matters. Things aren't looking good though. He played with the light switch during Sacrament Meeting during his first Sunday at church as a two-year-old.

Eastern Idaho State Fair

If you think having a one-month-old would keep us from going to the State Fair, you don't know us well...
Annie and Maxwell got to milk a cow this year. Maelie participated in her own sort of milking event.

Can't miss out on the goodies. Tom would go by himself just for the corn. Glenn and MaryAnn joined us (and helped push strollers through the crowd). MaryAnn had her first tiger ear. Journal entry day!

Blessing Day

Our little Bea was given a name and a blessing on Labor Day weekend. Appropriate, considering her name means worker. Unfortunately, I still can't seem to remember her name. She still gets called Annie--Max--Whatever-your-name-is!

We had lots of family here for the event. It was nice to feel so much support from everyone.


Yep, we've lost our minds. We went camping with this crew. It was a long night, but we ended up having a good time in spite of sleep deprivation. Who needs sleep anyway?

Amelia didn't miss out on any shut eye...


Checking out an innocent butterfly. If she only knew the danger looming over her...

Annie crossed the bridge all by herself.

Our two sweet boys.