Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter - Part 2

Okay, blogger just put all my pictures in random order but here it goes...

The kids got Easter baskets and had a little Easter egg hunt in the backyard this morning.

 They found all of the eggs!

 We dyed Easter eggs this afternoon.  The kids did a great job.

 Noah got a couple of new trucks in his basket. The trucks and the block city that Michael built with him kept him busy all day.

 Katelyn was very kind and let Noah have a head start so he could find some eggs also.

 "Hmmm...how do I get that out of there?"

 More playing.

 Michael and Katelyn worked on growing crystals this afternoon.  Quality time with daddy doing a science project.  Katelyn was in heaven.

He did get it out of the little bush..in case you were wondering/

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter!

We had a super fun time today at the church's petting zoo and Easter egg hunt and then stayed for the Easter service.  
It was such a beautiful day and the kids were all so excited. 

 Noah was a good little egg hunter this year.

 Katelyn is of course a pro and was serious about finding some eggs.

 I love this sweet girl.

 These two are the best!

 Once the eggs were found Noah only cared about finding out what was in them.



Here's a pic of our growing little family.  
Happy Easter everyone!
He is risen!!!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Spring finally showed up!

It's spring!!!  It's spring!!! Finally!!!!!!

 I realized that with this pregnancy there hadn't been a single belly picture.  I guess it's true that with each child there's less and less time to commemorate.  Whoops.  Anyway, this is week 27, the beginning of the third trimester.  

 Noah loves his little cars and plays with them every day.

 Katelyn picking "flowers" (weeds) in the backyard.  I did teach her how to actually weed by pulling them up by the roots and she was a good helper the other day.  Weeding the garden is just not so comfortable for me at this point.

 Oh this little boy.  He's a handful and such a joy all at the same time.

 Katelyn loves this time of year.  She wants to be outside all day.  It's nice because the kids are both old enough to play outside without me having to be out there all the time.  I can watch through the window while making lunch or dinner and they are happy to entertain themselves.

 We have had some BEAUTIFUL days in the last week or so.  This is the perfect time of year to be in Kentucky.

 Katelyn found a four leaf clover.  It's the second one she's found in the last couple of weeks. She searches hard for them.

 We did get one of the garden beds weeded and got broccoli and cabbage planted.  It was a family project and everyone helped.  Noah likes to water and he hasn't pulled up any of the plants yet, so that's helpful.  :)
 Yesterday morning Katelyn and I had a mommy/daughter date and went to see Disney on Ice.  It was super fun to just get some one on one time with my big girl and she loved the show.  She got to pick out a treat (Twizzlers) and she picked out her fanciest dress to wear.

 We stopped at McDonald's on the way home and got ice cream cones today.  It was a beautiful day to sit out on the back patio with a treat.

 Have I mentioned lately that Michael is the best daddy??

Noah started eating his cone from the bottom up.  This is where it got messy.

Tomorrow is the anniversary of the day I first met Katelyn.  Her "gotcha" day.  I can't believe it's been six years.  Where has the time gone.  We went out for Chinese food tonight.  It's such a blessing to get to celebrate her and the family that God has given us!!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

March, in like a lion...

Isn't the saying, "March, in like a lion, out like a lamb."  Well we've yet to see the lamb.  We've got another week though, so here's hoping for the best.

 Here's a picture of Michael shoveling the driveway earlier this month.

 God bless this man.  He LIKES shoveling snow.  So strange, but I'm not complaining.  Marrying a Michigan man turned out for the best.  :)

 This is what happens when Michael comes home and we've been inside all day.  Daddy becomes the playground.  I love it when daddy gets home.  I'm too pregnant to be the playground.

 Noah loves his trains and cars.  The train table I got at the consignment sale ended up being a good purchase!

 We have had a few nice days here and there this month and we've all loved being outside when we can.  Katelyn is ready to plant the garden and she's been "practicing" by planting weeds in the flower box that's up in the kids' play set.

 If this isn't a look of determination, I don't know what is.  I'm sure he's planning on doing something naughty.

 Katelyn was trying to do math today and was using her cuisenaire rods to help her and Noah had to do it too.  Some days getting through school with a two year old in the mix is quite a challenge. 

So here's Noah doing his math too.


Thursday, February 27, 2014

February Recap

We've had a full month!  So I thought I'd do a little recap.

 We've been plugging away at school but this is something Katelyn did all on her own one morning.  She wants to hang it on the door to her room.  "The science girl is in here..."  She loves all things science.

 Katelyn and Noah have had lots of time together this winter and they are the best of friends.  Katelyn is so kind and patient and Noah just goes along with all of the silly things Katelyn tells him to do.  They're perfect for each other.

 When you have a sister you get a pink "cape" put on you and you don't complain about it.

 Here's Noah "doing school."  He had to put the colored pom poms in the egg carton where the corresponding colors are.  He thought it was pretty fun.

 Does it get any sweeter than this?

 Noah turned 2 earlier this month!  Happy birthday, Noah!  I had big plans for an elaborate cake...um, that didn't happen.  But we did have a fun birthday celebration with family and Noah was more than happy to eat this cake.

 Playing with cousin Charlie and the new presents.

 Such a big boy!

 Yep, I like my cake.

 Such a little stinker.

 We went to Great Wolf Lodge for a couple of nights for Noah's actual birthday.  It was the perfect getaway and we all had lots of fun together.  

 The kids are sharing a big ice cream on Noah's birthday.

 Lots of playing.

 Katelyn loved the water slide.

 We went bowling.  (The kids quickly lost interest in this.)

 This is the perfect winter spot for a family with little kids.  We'll be back I'm sure.

 On our way back to Lexington we spent the morning at Newport Aquarium.

 The alligator was huge!!  Katelyn, not so much.

Last stop before home was a German restaurant called Hofbrahaus.  We filled our bellies and the kids were asleep literally two blocks from the restaurant. (I fell asleep down the road a bit.)  Good thing Michael was driving.

We found out a couple of weeks ago that we're having a little girl.  We're super excited and can't believe that it won't be long and we'll be doing all this stuff with THREE kids!  Whew....I'm tired already.

Here's to spring coming quickly!!