Tuesday, May 29, 2018


Our last day of kindergarten. Can you believe how much he has changed!? It is mind blowing to look at these pictures, I felt like he was so big at the start of kindergarten. This year has been an absolute blessing. He spent the year with Mrs. Meyer and she just happens to be my "sister teacher" and in a teacher's world that means you work next door to each other and you share many stories, many supplies, and are always doing activities together. I see him so many times a day that it has completely made my school year a place that feels even more like home. It wasn't the easiest year with him navigating through his anxiety and becoming brave in many things but he did it and he is coming out much more confident and willing to try things. Looking forward to what first grade will bring, but very sad this year so close to him is ending.

Friday, May 18, 2018

The face we make when we hear the word "no". 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018


Before she falls asleep she asks for "Rydie to read her a stowie pweese". He will grab a book no questions asked and start reading her to sleep. Some nights it's quicker than others and some nights I think he will never walk out of there. I love the way they love each other. They are both just so sweet to each other.

Monday, April 30, 2018


Because more and more I notice you are able to reach things and I know one day I won't see you standing on your tip toes to for something that is just out of reach. Your sweet little voice that says "mom help pweese".

Thursday, April 19, 2018

"Hey Evie"

"Hey Evie, show me your eyebrows"

... every time we ask this happens.

Sink Bath

The sink bath. Is it not just one of those things that screams childhood? It will be a sad day when I don't have a baby that fits in my sink. Whenever I give her a bath in the sink, my oldest magically appears to dip his toes in. Looking forward to warm summer days, windows open, and long sink bath nights.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Oh Sweet Love

Sigh.... you are everything that is good in this world little girl.

Baby Booty

She calls it her booty and puts her hands on it multiple times a day and says "booty, booty, booty". Me -- I just love me some sweet baby booty squish.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Easter Goodness

Evie my dear -- you were an egg finding champion. You looked in places that even your brother didn't think to look. You would scream "EGG!" when you saw one and run quickly to put it in your basket. Ryder your excitement for Easter is something I will always remember, you are just pure love of life from your head to your toes. Thank you for being so sweet to your sister after all the eggs were found you hid them again so your sister could get so excited and go and find them again. She loved it just as much as the first time. :)

Easter Egg Dying

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Goof Balls

I heard a lot of running, screaming, and laughing. I can down and found them both like this. :)

Wednesday, March 28, 2018


She will stand here forever watching the geese and ducks and doggies outside.

Playing House

As I talked about earlier baby girl has a major obsession with baby dolls and playing house. Occasionally she can talk her big brother into playing with her and it is pretty sweet to watch them.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Sunshine Details

I don't know what I love more her sweet little profile or the way the light caught her crazy unruly hair.

Monday, March 12, 2018


This pretty much sums her up. She is constantly moving, constantly trying to make us laugh, and constantly wanting everyone in the room to notice her.

Sunday, March 4, 2018


They love to eat breakfast here on the weekends. It's so cute to listen to them talk to each other while I sip my coffee. I hear Ryder say, "Evie look at this". Then I can hear giggles. Then I hear Evie say "my 'Yidee' look at" then I hear giggles again. It's their time together and I will just listen from the other room and smile.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Monday, February 26, 2018

Crayon Making

Early morning crayon making together. He was so patient with her while she was filling the slots. She would fill them way past where they should be and he would wait until she had moved on to the next one and balance hers out the way it was supposed to be. For anyone who has a Lego fanatic at their house, these lego man and Lego brick crayons are pretty freaking awesome.

Questions to Follow

 Questions to follow soon...

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Coffee Shop

Is it just be or does anyone else see a 16 year old girl sitting at Starbucks right here?

Friday, February 16, 2018


Because just watching her run and giggle sometime is enough to make my entire day. This cuteness is just too much to take.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

A Glimpse Ahead

Those quick moments in time when you think you can see exactly what they are going to look like when they are 20.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Dolls All Day, Every Day

We have baby fever over here. Babies are crying, babies are hungry, babies need to go night night. She is constantly cooking them food, laying them down, and wiping their poopy butts. She can sometimes even con her big brother into playing with her. She won't touch her toys, but she loves her babies and she can play house so well already. I love watching her and looking at the difference between what is instinctually in little girls and what is instinctually in boys. The difference is literally insane. It is interesting to watch her clean, cook, nurture these babies already. What makes us so so different and ready for the challenges that will be down the road for us?

Tuesday, February 6, 2018


I can always count on him to throw me a smile no matter what he is doing. His imagination is endless sand I have never met a kid that can literally play for hours with no electronics or no direction. He is just in his own world and enjoying it to the fullest.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Bath Time Cutie

Is there really anything cuter than a baby in a bathtub. Well possibly a baby sleeping. :) It has take a long time to get some confidence back in the tub. As we were playing one night she slipped and went under the water and although it only lasted about two seconds, she has been absolutely terrified of the tub for months. It's a wash as fast as you can and listen to her scream or climb in with her to show her that she is fine. We are now back to her old self and bath time is back to being a time to pass some time and play on these cold days.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Mickey Love

This girl has a Mickey crush and she doesn't like many of her stuffed animals but this is one she loves to talk to and touch.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Cold Winter Days

It is always hard juggling a baby out in the extreme cold. By the time you take them out of the car seat, cover them up, and run but try not to slip on the ice while carrying them; you literally can't feel your toes by the time you enter the store. Then you get your shopping done and have to do it all over again. Luckily I have no problem staying indoors and can pretty much hermit up the entire winter months. I will say we do try to soak up the vitamin d when we find it coming in the windows. Every once in awhile I will catch myself dreaming of warmer days, but I simply remember how incredibly blessed I am to hermit up with these people I love and I will enjoy the beauty and slow moves of the winter months.

Naked Babies & Ice Cream Cones

Just a naked baby making me my 800th ice cream cone of the day. #mintchipplease

Thursday, January 11, 2018

My Heart

Oh sweet boy, you are growing so quickly. You are such a handsome little man. I love you so very much. When I look at you it's a strange glimpse of that little toddler bug that was just with me and the older boy you are growing into. <3

Monday, January 8, 2018


When you keep spiked plastic strips on your couch to keep the pups off them and Batman soars through the air not knowing they are on the couch!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Babies, Wubbies, & Bows

There are three things I will never catch you without -- a baby doll, a wubbie, & a bow. Those three things and of course those beautiful big brown eyes, but those are always a given. You are becoming so much fun. You love to make us laugh, you love to be the center of attention and love sitting on our laps most of all.

A Little Saturday Morning Perfection

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Oh girl.

Oh girl. Those sweet little strands of hair that stick out under that headband. Those long dark eyelashes. That cute little nose. That giant wubba that is constantly sticking out of your mouth. You are such a beautiful little girl. I love hanging out with you, I love holding you, I love to tickle your little things. I love everything about you.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Big Eyes

Sweet girl I could take pictures of your big round eyes all day long.