Our creative neighbors invited us for a friendly game of cross-the-street Pictionary. We took our lunch outside and enjoyed responsible social distancing :)

Minivan-phase over. Goodbye Ohdycus, we appreciated your sliding doors and your safety features. Hello Gandalf, we appreciate your smaller size, safety features, and optional 3rd row. #kiasorentoex #cleverlilfamily

Had hoped February would be a healthy month for us after at least one person being sick in our home for the past 2 months! #clevercolette down for the count again :(

0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9!!! Happy Birthday my smart, silly, stylish, and beautiful #clevercolette!

On 1/28/11 at 3:02am ET, this tiny little bundle arrived and changed my life for the better. Here I sit at 2:45am PT, 9 years later wondering how the time passed so quickly. We are halfway to 18, and I’m in no hurry to finish the other half. I’m full of love and gratitude today as we celebrate our #clevercolette

The days are long, but the years are short. I miss my babies, and I love my kids! #cleverkiddos #clevercolette #wjlacour

2010/2019 Life changes a lot in 10years! #cleverfamily #clevercolette

#clevercolette was so excited to be out that she had to show up at the neighbor’s NYE celebration. She returned home within 10minutes and now are we cuddling counting down to East Coast New Year.

Happy New Ye…ER. Hanging out with #clevercolette who has had tummy trouble for a month and then took a hard fall onto her bike handlebars yesterday. After laying low yesterday, sleeping uncomfortably, and vomiting this morning, we are here for a CT scan to rule out any bleeding or pancreatitis.

When the cake crumbles coming out of the pan, you improvise. Happy Birthday JC! 2020 +- 6yrs of your Light 🕯

#wjlacour insisted that I take this picture and send it to @cleverdevil because ““Not many people can bend their arms that way. It’s like a little gift from God. That and I can see in the dark. It’s like I have a little light shining inside me.” Yes Buddy, you do have a little light shining inside you and it melts my heart 😍

Snuggle piles are the best 😍 #cleverfamily #clevercolette #wjlacour #elizapugilton

In honor of Veteran’s Day, I have donated to @projectk9hero and K9 Hero Haven. #invinciblenelson and #elizapugilton are proud of their cousins who serve and have served. Please look up these organizations and share about the work they do for our human and dog veterans. **photos from organizations’ websites

When your puggy puppy climbs in your lap and makes herself comfortable 😍💞#elizapugilton

Too many people were planning to be The Queen of Mean for neighborhood trick or treating, so Colette had to whip together a “sleepy zombie” costume. She chose some old clothes to cut up, asked Daddy to char them, and then did her makeup. My #clevercolette is quite clever and eerily independent. My #wjlaclur stuck with Captain Toad all night, and he was the sweetest candy man telling everyone “Happy Halloween,” as he took his post on our driveway.

I sent The Queen of Mean and Captain Toad Treasure Tracker to school this morning :) #clevercolette #wjlacour

This “Snugglebie” turns 6 tomorrow! He’s “like a zombie but instead of brains, he needs SNNNUUUUGGGGLLLLES.” I hope #wjlacour remains a snugglebie for the rest of his life. I will happily be his victim 😍

That thing when the universe prevents you from leaving the house by hiding your key under your car. Homeschool at home today, I suppose!

After making a mess, #elizapugilton took #mynelsonboy’s advice, so she is snoozing and snoring away!

#elizapugilton couldn’t believe that #mynelson boy rolled over on his back for her. He continued to play that way with her for another 5minutes!

My Nelson Boy has been teaching Eliza the finer points of chilling out and relaxing. Today she reminded him how fun it can be to play, and my 13yr old pug got on the floor and played with her for 10min!! #elizapugilton #mynelsonboy

Weekend hot dogs 🌭 🐶 😜

Just some adorableness for your day. #elizapugilton

I have an angel, or maybe devil, on my shoulder. #elizapugilton

#elizapugilton #oldmanwinston #invinciblenelson dogs that have made permanent paw prints in my heart. Happy National Dog Day!