Thursday, November 17, 2016


This little princess just had her third birthday this past weekend. It's really hard to believe that my little baby is getting so big! I tell her all the time that she's my baby and she just laughs and says that she's a big girl. How we love this little girl! We love her mischievousness, sass, and all the fun that she brings to our family. She's my comic relief and just about the funniest/nuttiest kid I've met. We're so glad she's part of our family!

All ready for church on her birthday, complete with a birthday crown. She proudly wore it all day. :)

Opening one of her favorite presents. She loves her Frozen microphone... I think it might need to have an early death.

More presents.

Another favorite present.

A princess cake for my princess. She loved it which I guess makes it worth all the time and effort it took. Any guesses as to what princess it is? ;)

 Success! She loved her cake and even understood how to blowout the candles this year.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Playing the Waiting Game

Here's a little bit of what we've been doing while we've been playing the waiting game. I'm so done and this baby needs to make an appearance soon. (Three weeks from tomorrow I'll be induced, so at least there's an end in sight!)

Grace was the only kid that finished her dinner one night, so she got to pick a treat... popcorn and a movie. Love her lounging position!

This kid is so excited for the new Star Wars movie to come out.

The kids have made their Christmas lists! We had to get it done earlier this year since baby is coming really soon.

This little girl and her puzzles. She sits down and does 50 piece puzzles by herself; it may take awhile, but she doesn't give up. And that tongue of hers!

Someone had a birthday! I was too lazy (i.e. tired and pregnant) to make my own dessert so we opted for pre-made ice cream cupcakes.

I think it's safe to say that everyone enjoyed the ice cream cupcakes.

Especially this little girl... who had bright pink frosting everywhere!

Snacks for preschool - turkeys!

I got to help out on Cayden's field trip last week. I think he enjoyed having me there. He chose to sit by me instead of friends and willingly held my hand everywhere we walked. I know it's only a matter of time before he hits the "too cool for mom" stage, but until he does I'll enjoy all the sweetness I can get.

Goofy second graders having fun at the Denver Art Museum.

Family bike rides! Cayden has gotten really good at riding his bike this past year (thank you vision therapy!) and the girls have always been naturals. I think both of the girls are going to need bigger bikes next summer.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Halloween Festivities

Their witch pumpkin... they do it every year.

Digging out the pumpkin guts. Grace was content to just sit there and let Cayden and Laura do the dirty work.

This little girl was a pumpkin gut scooping champ. Cayden gave up within minutes because it was gross, but Laura kept at it.

Proud of their scary and silly pumpkins.

Got this lovely gem of Grace while trying to take a decent picture. Hahahahahahahaha!

The pumpkins in all their glory.

Decorating pumpkins at Chad's work Halloween party.

Playing some games.

Watch out for these dangerous wizards. Btw, Cayden told me that he thought it would be much cooler if it were called 'Warthogs' instead of 'Hogwarts'.

Mummy dogs for dinner!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Halloween Sneak Peek

Here's a sneak peek of the kiddo's Halloween costumes. I think they are pretty dang cute. :)

The Vampire

The Baker

The Witch 
(Whether she's a nice witch or a mean witch depends on her mood. In my opinion, she's too dang cute to be a mean witch.)

The whole gang. We're going to get a lot of use out of these costumes in the next week and they're all pretty dang excited. Love these cuties of mine!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Cutest Pumpkins in the Patch

We made it to the pumpkin patch this past weekend and yes, I had the cutest pumpkins there. By far. ;) The kids enjoyed it just as much as last year. Since we grew our own pumpkins this year we went more for the fun rather than to pick out pumpkins. It's safe to say that we'll be back again next year.

Silly pictures...

...and fun games. I love the look of concentration that Grace has on her face when tossing rings on the pumpkins. And that tongue of hers! (Must take after her mom and Grandma.)

Cayden and Laura enjoyed the bounce house. Grace refused to go until their time was about up and then she was mad because she couldn't have a turn. 

LOVE this picture of Laura. Her face, her hair... she had a blast!

Playing in the corn pit. It could have used more corn, but Cayden still enjoyed it.

Pretending to be firefighters.

Cute kids. I think Laura was pulling back pretending to stop the tractor/trailer thing; made for an epic face. :)

Playing on the giant tires. Cayden and Laura are in the background on the huge tire. At one point all the kids hopped down in there and then of course couldn't climb back out. You would have paid to see a pregnant lady try to pull them out of there. Haha! But not really.

Love her cute little hop off the tire.

And now for the favorite activity of the day... pedal carts!

Driving the big cart.

Racing and obviously Laura doesn't care that she's losing.

Working hard - it was hard for those little legs to keep pedaling for 15+ minutes.

Racing daddy. Zoom in and look at Laura's face. She's having so much fun!

Gracie started out riding behind Chad and loved it. She even got a little wild and threw her hands up in the air.

After about 5 minutes Grace decided that she wanted to ride by herself. We weren't sure how'd she do, but she pedaled great! She had some slight steering issues so Chad had to follow her around the course; obviously we need to work on looking where we're going.