I’m not quite sure how it started, but Kaitlyn and I have a definite goodnight routine. The second before I close her bedroom door I blow her a kiss, and she then blows me one too. It’s one of my favorite parts of the day.
Month: February 2017
We get 4-10 pictures every day from Teague’s school. I love getting a glimpse of his day.
Babies are always immediately undressed when playing begins.
Kaitlyn goes through phases with her favorite people (and especially brothers). Right now she wants “Alla” all the time – to play with, to put on her pajamas, to read to her…
Reading for school – everything is electronic these days.
On the cusp of an epic jump.
Checking on the horses.
She’s determined to get every last peanut out of the can.
Dressed and ready for church.
After he discovered texting with Abram, he’s branched out. Now all family members are on his list!
These are the days.
“Look Mama. It’s Elsa.”
This one always wants to sit with Mama and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Family movie night.
Glasses thief with a side of messy mouth.
Racing cars before school.
Birthday Legos are awesome.
Cheerios – a snack favorite.
Watching a car show with Daddy.
Teague turns 6 today! We started the day with his favorite coffee cake and then sent him to school with goodies. He came home to find his much-wanted pedal car in the driveway. He rode until Alex got home and we went for a walk around the lake. Dinner was a little crazy since we had all been planning on Sushi and then we realized they are closed on Tuesday. We made a quick switch and then came home for brownies and presents!
Alex got a stop motion video kit for his birthday. I have been pleasantly surprised by what he can create.
This boy is 6 today and got his heart’s desire – a pedal car!
It was warm enough for the park!
Today we celebrated both boys’ birthdays with friends. We had a combined party at a local bowling alley. Thankfully my sister was in town and is much more creative than I am. She helped me with decorations, goody bags, and keeping everyone organized! We had about 20 kids and thankfully quite a few parents stayed to help. I definitely underestimated the amount of parent involvement needed to keep everyone in the right lane and bowling at the right time. The kids all seemed to have fun and I was so happy when we were done and I could finally relax! (The goody bags for the big kids were pretty special. Alex used his 3D printer to create a bowling trophy for each boy.)
Getting ready to go bowling!
We got everybody to church and then played the day away. Having cousins visit makes the days fly by.
Cousin movie night.
Melissa, Harper, and Mackenzie drove up for the weekend. The kids are excited! We’ve had a day full of birthday errands, birthday parties, treehouse playing, afternoon custard, and Aunt Lissy snuggles.
Evidently Alex needed a few minutes to himself today.
Happiest while driving.
Kaitlyn – close up.
Today was glorious! It was in the 60s with a blue sky. The big kids were off school so Mary and I decided to take our oldest and youngest for a picnic lunch at the park. They ran and played and really wanted to test the ice on the lake. Afterwards we headed to school to pick up the middle boys. They had pajama day today so we played in their pajamas before calling it a day.
Our bathroom isn’t big enough for 5 – but they had a blast all trying to cram in at the same time!
Wade and I have never experienced sunsets like the ones we saw from our house in Platte City. However, in the winter when the leaves are bare, we can get a few awesome sunsets from our Kitchen window looking towards the lake.
This one loves to read – especially if he is supposed to be getting ready for school.
I love to see kids at their school parties. This year I have been in charge of Kaitlyn’s class parties so I definitely get to see everything in action!
Sending messages to Pop.
Valentine’s Day party at school – just a day late.
Teague’s kindergarten class had a wedding today. Q and U got married. The boys were requested to dress like quarterbacks. The girls were requested to dress like queens. Parents were invited and cake was served afterwards. What a wonderful event to make sure the kids know Q and U always go together!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
I have one child who hates socks. The minute the shoes come off, the socks go too. They can almost always be found under the kitchen table, but lately he’s been branching out and I find them all over the house.
A new rice box!
(It turns out dyeing rice is really easy.)
We had some of our Milwaukee friends over for the afternoon. The kids played, dressed up, ran around outside, gobbled up dinner, and finally settled down with some electronics. It was an awesome play date.
These two just figured out how to text each other.