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3.25.18 – Snow Day (again)

25 Mar

The only plus to a snow storm at the end of March and at the beginning of spring break? The boys finally had their first snow experience (aka I finally worked up the energy to bundle them up and take them out there). They weren’t too sure what to think and had trouble standing/walking in their snow gear, but they loved sledding! Until dad dumped them face first into the snow… then it was nap time!

We also celebrated Papa’s 65th birthday yesterday! Happy birthday, Papa! We love you!

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3.19.18 – 15 months + 5 1/2

19 Mar

We officially have a 5 1/2 year old and double dose of 15 months, so I thought I would share a little bit about them and a bunch of pictures I have been meaning to post.

Laney | 5.5 years old

Loves the colors purple, blue, and pink. Wants to be a pop star princess all of the time AND an astronaut or police officer depending on the day.  She loves to pretend (probably the word she says most often besides Mom), color us pictures, tell jokes, sing/dance, and eat apples and sweets. She really is the most amazing big sister to her brothers. She is silly, sweet, kind, funny, and happy, and I secretly love that she still has some words that she mispronounces or mixes up. I really couldn’t be more proud to be her mama, and I can’t believe we registered her for kindergarten last week.

Greyson | 15 months

He is officially a walker but was surprisingly second to master it, but he wouldn’t let Oliver leave him behind long. He loves to be the center of attention and gets jealous when my focus is elsewhere. He is a stage 5 clinger, hates getting in his car seat, and can turn a tantrum on and off like nobody else. He is working hard on his climbing skills and still has an affinity for drawers and cabinets. But he is also so darn cute. He makes the best faces, has the best growl-laugh, and loves to make us laugh. He knows how to blow his nose but doesn’t usually wait for the tissue. His dance moves melt my heart every time, and he just gets so excited to be in your arms. Favorite words: “hi” “done” “dada” “mama” and the cutest babbling “dobadebadobadeba”

Oliver | 15 months

He is a walking machine. He is a sweet, happy guy until someone is playing with a toy he wants or was taken from him – then he turns into a little biting gremlin. He too loves to snuggle and likes to fight over mom’s lap at times, but he is also content being on his own. He loves playing chase with his siblings, all of the balls but especially basketball, and getting tickled. He is an imitator of everything and is starting to repeat words more and more. He loves to be silly and make us laugh, but he also really studies his toys and how they work. He blows on his food if he thinks it’s hot, and he gets so excited to greet everyone with a “hiiiee!” He hates to see others upset, and the way he pats Laney and Greyson when they are crying melts my heart every time. He is just too cute! Favorite words: “hi” “ball” “car” “bye” “Gaga (Greyson)” “Na-ne (Laney)”

The boys are sleeping in the same room again and through the night! Things have gotten easier in some ways and harder in others. They fight over toys and for our attention. Eating can be hit or miss. But we have a very consistent schedule. They are happier being able to walk. Diaper changes are usually easier. And they are really interacting now with each other and Laney, which makes it all so much fun! And they give kisses and high fives! I am so blessed to be their mama!

Our failed attempts at a selfie:

Walking!

3.17.18 – St. Patrick’s Day

17 Mar

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

So lucky to have my three little leprechauns!

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1.15.18 – Annie Visit

15 Jan

Happy Monday! We had a bonus overnight visit with my sister, and I decided to actually get my camera out today and capture a few moments of fun. It was her first overnight visit without my parents, and we had a great time all around.

The girls went sledding three times.

The boys and I stayed inside.

Proof that a picture can make a moment look totally different than reality. Captured these in the only 10 seconds these two weren’t fighting over the toy. 🙂 AKA Greyson ripping the toy away from Oliver and making him cry.

12.27.17 – Christmas Recap

27 Dec

It’s hard to believe Christmas has come and gone and the new year is fast approaching. We have enjoyed having Daddy home this week and have started a little purge/cleanup process while still finding lots of time to relax and unwind after a very busy December. But before we rush into another year, here’s a little recap of our holiday:

Kyle enjoyed a trip to Las Vegas with the Wagner boys to celebrate Jacob’s 21st birthday. The Wagner girls plus Logan hung with us all week, which was a lot of fun. We went to Indiana later in the week to reunite with Kyle have Christmas with the rest of the Wagner crew. It was our last time staying in Mimi and Grandpa’s house – the house of most of childhood. Very bittersweet!

We left early Christmas Eve, and our drive home ended up being quite eventful. We ended up in the ditch in rural Indiana. The tow truck ended up getting stuck trying to get us out, so we were there over two hours before finally continuing on our drive.

Not exactly the Christmas Eve we had planned, but certainly one to remember. The kids were troopers, and most importantly, we were very thankful to arrive home safe and sound 8 hours later.

After an eventful Christmas Eve, we enjoyed a nice, quiet day at home. Laney and I went sledding in the afternoon, which was so much fun. She declared it, “The best day EVER!” while we were hiking back up the hill, and that was all I needed to make my holiday complete after the hustle and bustle of the weeks prior.

We hope your Christmas was just as merry! Happy birthday, Jesus!

11.26.17 – Thanksgiving Recap

26 Nov

We had a nice visit to Indiana over the Thanksgiving holiday. We had several birthdays to celebrate – including a 33rd, a 30th, and a 21st. Plus, we enjoyed a trip to the Purdue/IU game and had some fun dressing up for breakfast club. And of course a tasty feast with our family to top it all off. We came home with stuffed bellies, tired eyes, and full hearts.

I also included a few pics from Laney’s feast at school. Their little performance was the cutest. She was thankful for Greyson, Oliver, God and her family. ❤

10.31.17 – Happy Halloween!

31 Oct

Happy Halloween! Hope y’all had a day full of fun and treats! We kicked off the holiday celebrations with super fun weekend with my brother, sister-in-law, and nephew. We started the festivities with Trunk or Treat at our church Thursday night, and Laney has been fired up ever since. Our weekend also included a little pumpkin carving/decorating.

We had a costume rehearsal so I could snap a few pictures of the kiddos (and attempt a selfie):

Then it was the big event! A fun party at school as Princess Elena of Avalor plus a busy evening of handing out candy and trick-or-treating. The boys loved greeting everyone at the door and inspecting the candy. Laney sat in a chair by the door waiting for everyone to arrive and was so generous with the candy that we ran out well before it was over. 😉 She then had a turn collecting treats with Daddy while the boys called it a night. A fun and exhausting day for all! Looking forward to the fun we will have next year!