Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Dad's Night at FUNS

Graham and Sam got to have a fun night at school together tonight.
And sweet Quinn didn't want to be left out from a photo opt with Dad. (Luckily he will get to go next year with Dad.)

Monday, February 27, 2017


Happy 36th Birthday to our main man!
Sam brings love, laugher and light to every day in our little family. Whether it's a kitchen dance party, playing catch with the kids, or making a delicious homemade meal for us, Sam always makes us a priority and makes each of us feel important. The kids' love for him is hard to hide-- they literally race to the door and throw themselves at him each night when he gets home from work. We know how hard he works to make our life so full and happy. We are lucky to call him ours. 
Hope this is one of your best years yet. We love you!

Meg, Liv, G and Quinn

Stories by Liv

"This is dedicated to my family - Graham, Quinn, Dad/Sam, Mom/Megan and Penny
"All I want is to be me. I am Olivia Maeve Elsener. I am strong, tough and smart. I am a girl and a first grader, but even though I am those things, it doesn't matter. I am still great. See you next time. Date/; February 26, 2017."

Sunday, February 26, 2017


Such a wonderful getaway to the Gerber's lake house for 20 hours with great friends.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Girls Night In Paris

I mean, aren't these too the absolute cutest??! 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Croc Bar Crawl

Bar Crawl in honor of Sam's birthday with the Crocs Tball Parents

Book Club

#pearachutemoments #pearachutekids #bookclub #wickerpark

Friday, February 17, 2017


We've always taught our children to embraces differences and diversity. Luckily we are living in a community where diversity is an every day part of life, from friends at school to bi-racial families we spend time with. We also are not allowed to say we "hate" anything, especially people. So Live, Graham and I decided we wanted to show our support of accepting everyone and put one of these signs up in front. In a time that feels uncertain and unpredictable, we're trying to teach our children humanity, acceptance and love so that their generation can hopefully shift the mind-set of the nation. #resist

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017

Two's Valentines Party

My funny little valentine Quinn at the Two's classes valentines party this morning.
Diligently delivering his valentines to each friend's heart mailbox, while wearing his goggles obviously.

Sunday, February 12, 2017


280 cases of cookies + 1 Uhaul + cute helpers = Success

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


This special fella got an evaluation through early intervention today-- and yes he did wear his baseball helmet and fireman boots throughout the entire evaluation.  I think they were shocked when he passed the cognitive and emotional aspects and gross/fine motor stuff with flying colors.  They also declared he is the only child they've ever seen sort multiple objects of the same colors in groups like he did. So he's got that going for him.

Quinn did qualify for speech, which is why I had the evaluation to begin with. He was his normal chatty self with the therapists and they were impressed by the variety of his language skills, his use of pronouns and tenses, and the length of his sentences and details.  Yet they agreed about the clarity of his speech needing some help.  So we being speech therapy and hopefully some minor corrections and help with make him a little easier to understand.  
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