Sunday, March 29, 2015


Since we were shoveling snow earlier this month, we were really happy for spring to officially arrive.  I have already boxed up the winter hats/gloves/scarves/boots so I'm praying we don't get any more snow!

 (Although Noah was super cute shoveling the snow with Michael!)

 Our church had their Easter egg hunt today.  Katelyn and Noah were so excited.

 Katelyn was serious about egg gathering.

 Here we are (Lainey's in the stroller in the background.) Poor Lainey just gets left behind.  (She was happy as can be to hang out and play with her toes.)

 This was the first year that Noah could really egg hunt without assistance.  (He did want to crack each egg open as he picked it up to see what was inside before he put it in his bucket.)

 Katelyn and some of her friends.

 Katelyn in action.

 Lainey is nine months old now!  She's not crawling yet but it won't be long.  She's all over the place.  She just rolls to wherever she wants to go.  She loves slapping the linoleum and she's so proud of herself when she makes it across the room.  

 Noah says "Go State!"  

Lainey says hi!

Happy almost Easter!!!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Noah is Three!!

Our boy is three years old!  How can that be?

 I feel like in an instant he's a little boy.  There's no more baby about him.

 I forgot how much fun celebrating a three year old's birthday is.  It's the first year they're really into it, understand and can take part in all of the birthday activities.

 Lainey is seven and a half months old and she just keeps getting cuter and cuter.  She loved watching all of the fun over the last couple of days.

 Noah loves Thomas the Train so I made a Thomas cupcake train for his party.

 Choo choo.

 We had a little party for him with his cousins and a couple of friends.  It was just the right amount of action for him.

 Is there anything sweeter than a table full of kids at a birthday party?

 Really all these little kids needed were a few balloons and everyone was happy.

 Happy birthday, Noah.  

 Lainey was hanging out with Uncle Mike.

 Time to sing!

 Noah got bases to go with the new t-ball set grammy and papa got him.  Once the weather warms up we're all set.

 And a kick ball....

And a construction worker dress up outfit.

I had no idea how much I would love this little guy.  He is all boy and I can't wait to see what this next year brings!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Don't fall over...

Don't fall over, I'm updating the blog.  I'm taking pity on poor Grammy and Papa who are far away and need a grandkid fix,  

 Lainey is getting more and more active.  She loves her toys.

 She's a happy, happy baby.

 Noah loves the workbench he got for Christmas.  He likes to be like daddy.

 I love baby feet.

 I love this baby!

 Katelyn loves making some jewelry.  

 ...and then she loves dressing up with her fine jewelry.

 Noah wrote his first letters.  "T", "U" and "H".  He was so proud of himself!

 Lainey got her first two teeth in at 5 1/2 months and now we're waiting for some more.

 Grammy, the sweatshirt you bought her is SO cute.  (And it's nice and warm!)

 Lainey is eating all sorts of food now.  She likes baby oatmeal, bananas, carrots, peas, green beans, acorn squash, pumpkin, butternut squash and avocado.  She gets really excited at meal time. She kicks her feet and flaps her hands.  :)

 Noah likes to do school too.  He's knows all of his letters and this little game I made is helping him with his fine motor skills.  He's trying to attach all the clothes pins to his letter board.  He needs help getting the clothes pins on but he can match all of the letters.  He likes being big like Katelyn and when she's doing school Noah wants to as well.

 Lainey LOVES the bouncy. 

 We have to be creative on cold winter days when we can't go outside.

 Sweet girl.
 Katelyn's home school co-op started back up yesterday.  This semester in science they are learning about chemistry.  They did a science experiment about water molecules and then they created a water molecule and an alcohol molecule using gumdrops and toothpicks.  

 Lainey is 7 months old now.  She's showing more and more personality.  She is very happy and just goes with the flow.  She loves watching Katelyn and Noah.  She can roll all the way around now so she's starting to get a bit mobile.  I'm not quite ready for that!

 It's been unseasonably lovely this week so we're trying to Carpe Diem and enjoy it while it lasts.  We've been to two different parks and the playground at the church after home school group this week.  When we were driving out the back entrance of the park today there were some horses that were right by the fence along the road so I pulled over and let the kids have a visit.

 The horses were friendly...and huge.  Noah and Katelyn loved getting to hang out with them.

 It's days like this that I really love homeschooling.  I like that we get to have times like these in our day.  Katelyn got all of her school work done, the kids played at the park for 45 minutes, we visited with horses, Noah got to see the train go by, everyone took a good rest this afternoon.  It was a fun day.

All in all, this winter hasn't been too bad so far...

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!  

 Katelyn decided she wanted to paint pumpkins instead of carving them this year.  Fine with me, it was much easier.  

 The work in progress.

 Noah loves to paint and kept saying, "Gonna paint a pumpkin."

 Our little artist.  She loves art and does some form of it everyday.

 We did Halloween school work today which the kids thought was really fun.  Something different is always nice.

 Halloween scary mouth snacks.  (Apple, peanut butter and marshmellows.)

 The pumpkin masterpieces.

 Katelyn remembered what I made for dinner before trick or treating last year and asked for it again.  Mac and cheese with hot dogs and peas.

 Our little pirate.  Aargh.

 These two were the perfect ages for trick or treating this year.  It was cold and had rained on and off all day.  It rained a bit while we were trick or treating and they didn't care.  They're hard core.


 These kids have been Katelyn's best friends since she came home from China and they've all been trick or treating together for years.  It's tradition.  Noah loves Nathan and was happy to hold his hand and go door to door.

 Lainey's first Halloween.  She was the warmest one of all of us.  We bundled her up and kept her in the stroller.  :)

 Enjoying the loot.  

 Sweetest little pea!

 Lainey's four months old now.  She's the sweetest, happiest baby and we love her.