Thursday, August 11, 2011


Well, the last three months have been a crazy, wild ride! I'll be sure to post about it as soon as I find the time to breathe. In the meantime, here's a little photo of Maddox from this morning. He was exploding caps with a metal hammer. Could there be any activity that screams, "I'm a boy!" more than this one?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Kreil Family

Friday, July 1, 2011

Dash Gregory Kreil

It is our immense pleasure to announce the arrival of the newest Kreil!

Dash Gregory Kreil was born on May 3, 2011 and weighed a whopping 4lbs 13oz! He was adopted into his forever family on May 14th!
Maddox and Daddy meet the baby and we finally choose a name! (Dash went nameless for three days until Daddy and brother could come see him. Until then, Mommy was just calling him Peanut and Schnicklefritz.)

The Kreil brothers

Mommy meets her son for the first time! It was love at first sight.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Gym Rat

Maddox-Man has been taking gymnastics classes for about a month now and he loves it! His coaches do a great job of keeping all the kids moving during the class, so Mommy is pleased with the amount of energy expended!

Below are some videos from a few different classes during the last month.

Last week, Mad's coach promoted him from Embers Level 1 to Embers Level 2! Maddox was very excited, and we even got to take a trip to McDonald's for a celebratory ice cream cone!

Passover and Easter

Last month, because we are religiously confused (or just because it's a good lesson for our kids on their spiritual heritage) we rounded up the crew and celebrated Passover and Easter.

In previous years, my Passover lamb was palatable at best (and that's being kind). This year for Passover, I turned the lamb responsibilities over to Mark, the master chef, and the results were delicious.

Will and Maddox happened to be wearing vests for church on Easter morning. I've always thought they looked similar, but that day they could have passed as brothers.

Not sure what's up with my kid's pose here. Weirdo.

Checking out this year's haul with Aunt Alicia and Austin!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Day With The Dills

We recently drove up the mountain to Running Springs to visit Erin and Graydon for the day. There was still quite a lot of snow on the ground, and Maddox had a great time hiking in the snow...until we got back to the car and he realized how cold he was.

We took Clubber and Sophie up there with us. With no leashes and free run of the mountain, they thought they had died and gone to heaven.
We are so glad these two moved back to California!!!

All the Kreils (puppies included) warming up at the Dill's mountain house!

We Belong In A Zoo

Last month, while Jeff was on Spring Break, we took a little day trip down to the San Diego Zoo with our friends, Chuck and Lisa. The weather cooperated beautifully, making it the perfect day to enjoy with the animals. (And by "animals" I'm totally referring to Chuck and Lisa.) We stopped a very nice family and conned them in to snapping this photo for us. In chatting with them, we found out that they were vacationing in San Diego from Eagle River, Alaska! It's a small world after all. Wait, wrong park.

Just standin' around like some pink flamingos.
Monkey see, monkey do.

While we were diligently trying to decipher the map and figure out where to go next, Jeffy was being very helpful by laughing at us and taking pictures.

Why does my kid look like he's about 8 years old in this picture? Excuse me, I need to go have a good cry.
We finished out the day with a visit to the Corvette Diner, a 50's themed restaurant complete with costumed servers and an arcade. Jeff had a Peanut Butter Burger, in honor of the King.

And Maddox and I split a chocolate shake in honor of my taste buds.