Sunday afternoon porch swinging.
Month: September 2018
iPad time today was in a fort.
Birthday party fun!
My mother-in-law can do amazing things I will never be able to do. She sews. I find a button challenging. The best part is she has always sewed and saved the clothes she made Emily and Wade years ago. It turns out that I now have a girl and boy that are the same age difference so the matching clothes can be worn again! Kaitlyn really wanted to wear her dress today and for Ben to match. It’s big on Ben and will fit him better later but I wanted to take a picture now because you never know what will happen.
A favorite activity for all ages – jumping in my laundry piles.
Alex’s latest endeavor is writing a story – the theme is Pokemon.
Crazy sock day.
(It turns out the boys don’t really have any crazy socks. We raided my drawer and decided these would work.)
Little Tigers class
Just a few more years…
Today was too gorgeous to stay home. We made a date for a picnic in the park and had a wonderful afternoon.
See the boys’ awesome shirts? I completely forgot picture day at school and this is what they wore. Definitely Mom of the Year material. We’ll be making a large order of these pictures for sure.
I’m kind of regretting that I never did sink baths with my other kids.
We’ve had 7 years with Teague and we celebrate every day of it!
These two are great about patiently waiting for siblings in taekwondo class.
Train track builders.
This is Ben’s favorite cabinet – tupperware on top and sprinkles (shakers) on bottom.
Horsing around before class starts.
I love that he is reading – if only he didn’t prefer to skim to the good parts.
I see where this is going….
Dad gets a little help working on our porch swing.
Teague was so excited for his playdate today. We have been trying to get these guys together for a while. They were wild children and played outside for quite awhile before settling down to work on their book – the never-ending story.
My washer and dryer are in a large closet off my living room. That often means I sort laundry in the middle of the living room floor. My kids have think it is the greatest thing ever to play in the dirty clothes piles…
Birthday parties are the best!
At first glance everything about this baby screams “Alex” to me – except the hair. The outfit is vintage 2009 and one of my favorites from baby Alex. The hair is all Ben. We still aren’t sure if it will be more red or more brown.
We love our little town. One of our favorite parts is living close enough to walk to the park, library, etc. Today we walked to the library and made a stop at the park on the way.
Ben loves to swing.
One of the first things other mothers introduced me to was Playgroup. The local YMCA has a grant of some kind that provides an offsite facility for playgroups in most of the local communities. We quickly signed up and Kaitlyn loves to attend. Most of the time she is in a group with her friends from preschool. The moms can talk, the kids can play and craft, and we all get out of the house! Today there were a lot of kids missing and every single child there was also a friend from school.
Pepper gets to join the morning walk to the bus stop occasionally but sometimes getting the leash on is a challenge.
This class has grown in size so much! It used to just be three students!
Kaitlyn is loving taekwondo right now. She gets to have her fun class and then spend an hour with her buddy while Teague has class.
Tooth came through and now he’s happy again.
Alex is so excited about his new endeavor. Our neighbors may feel differently.
Monkey evidently needed to be close today.
Games with Daddy!
This guy was fussy tonight (teething). We finally agreed he would be worn (on the back) and eat an apple while I cooked dinner. He really just wanted to be held in my arms but that was how we spent the day and I needed to get a few things done.
Soccer practice sidelines.
Soccer practice #2 for the week.
(I really wish he loved soccer more – he’s actually not bad and I love to watch him when he’s into it)
Just hanging out at Teague’s soccer practice.