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.

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

Choice! @theroadiummarket drive-in tonight for Ferris Bueller’s Day Off with @cleverdevil #clevercolette #wjlacour #saveferris

Last Day/First Day. I have a 3rd grader now. #clevercolette has grown and matured in ways that I never could have imagined. Her newfound confidence has swelled my heart this year. She’s bound for big things in whatever path she chooses. 😘 to my girl

Our church affirmed the Western Jurisdiction Statement of Values. All have been and will continue to be welcome in our church. #clevercolette and #wjlacour wanted to stand proud in support of our LGBTQI friends and family 🏳️‍🌈 westernjurisdictionumc.org/wj-named-…

Answer: A swollen and painful thumb, icing, ibuprofen, sleep, urgent care, a sprain, and a splint. Question: What describes the last 36hrs for #clevercolette and her mama.

So proud of my #clevercolette! Her confidence and poise blows me away. I would never be able to get out there and sing my heart out like she did. She played the roles of Duloc citizen, fox, storybook princess, deer, and Young Fiona.

I am so thankful for @havenartsacademy for providing an atmosphere for #clevercolette to make friends who share her passion. She really connected with her cast mates and they were all truly supportive each other. Also I’m thankful for friends who support Colette’s passion and come watch her perform when they can 😍

She danced and sang her heart out as a featured dancer in Aladdin Jr. Though she may have been supporting the lead actors, it didn’t diminish her effort. On to Shrek Jr! #clevercolette

So proud of my #clevercolette ! She’s had a busy week and it doesn’t really stop until May 10th. Exhibition @dv_connect giving us a tour of her learning on Monday, teach week all week prepping for Aladdin Jr. @havenartsacademy, rehearsals leading up to her May 4th performance as Young Fiona in Shrek Jr, and choir rehearsals for her May 10th final recital. That little brain holds a lot in there! Love her so!