Saturday, November 30, 2013
|Something was going on with my camera...we all have demon eyes!|
I'm too lazy to edit the photo...lol
|I love the pics of them waving|
Monday, November 18, 2013
Friday, November 1, 2013
Let's start with the present...HALLOWEEN!!! We went trick or treating with our good friends Kyle and Katie and their two little ones (Haley and Chase). Both Katie and I are pregnant so we stayed home while the guys took the kids out...this being their first times man-ning up and doing it! It was also a rainy night so this mama was more than glad to stay in.
We started off the night with a Halloween birthday party for baby Martynn (Michelle's youngest) who turned one. That was lots of fun. There were about 30 kids - mostly all cousins - running around all costumed up. And Michelle had some yummy chili and soups and desserts...it was a really a great way to kick off trick or treating. It's nights like this that make sweet memories. I'm so thankful for all the close friends and family we have around us.
This was the first year I took the kids to pick out their own costumes...in years past, I've always just bought something or looked online since they were so little. I wish you could have seen their little eyes all aglow staring at the costume wall in party city...they were so excited. And again, another fun memory.
Rowan picked out Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz (which was perfect since she already has those red fancy shoes she wears everywhere) and Rig picked a super hero of course...Batman.
|Rowan as a princess for her preschool party|
Let's not mention Mommy forgot her costume...
but I drove to Michelle's to borrow one.
|Rigby sizing up his costume|
|i let the kids make fun halloween treats|
to hand out to their friends...marshmallow pops
dipped in chocolate
|and some scary chocolate suckers|
|ready to go|
|Batman waiting at the door for daddy to see|
|Dorothy getting ready|
|Rowan and her BFF Ainsley|
|anyone like their eggs sunny side up?|
Mommy's attempt at a costume :)
|the kids spent the morning organizing their loot|
Saturday, September 28, 2013
|Happy Birthday time for Lorelei, Alivia, Rowan and Cort|
|It's Rowans turn to blow out the number 5|
Our friends Liz and Jason came along too...their daughter Gretchen is only a few weeks younger than Row and she's one of her best buddies.
|On our way to the big city! |
I think we're just happy to be stuck in the car for an hour together :)
|Rowan and Gretchen and their new dolls|
|I can barely stand how cute she is...her and that stinkin' doll. |
Doesn't the doll look just like her?
|LOVE this one|
|Rig went along too...|
he enjoyed climbing all over the Chicago landscaping :)
|I got Rowan a ballerina costume for her birthday...|
Grandma Gora bought a matching one for her doll too
|working on their moves|
Saturday, September 7, 2013
|goodbye lovely home|
|goodbye giant wasp's nest!|
|Derek just reeled in his big catch|
|a big one!|
|a close up|
|and this is the monster I caught|
...it was too big for me to take off the line
|I'm gonna miss this...|
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
|on the way there...all smiles!|
|but once it was time for mommy to leave...|
my poor sweet girl LOST it. :(
|but there were smiles again when I picked her up...|
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
This is a regular scene around our house...rigby - without pants or a care in the world - and digging in the yard.
This morning he found a dead bird, a baby worm, a bird egg with a feather stuck to it, and some strange rock.
I kept trying to get him to come in and out of the heat...but in his serious voice with palms turned up and pounding he would say..."no mom, not until I find something else to show you, k."
Hmmmm...must I start burying treasures in the mulch for this child to keep him satisfied? ... I know what you're thinking...he'll get bored and move on, right? Wrong?! He just raises the stakes and gets the hose involved. He did this for hours this morning....no joke....hours. His little face was so red and flush!
Well at least I have some leverage with this kid...SNACKS. Thank the Lord he loves to eat :)