Friday, May 8, 2015

Long Time Coming

4 months... I haven't posted anything in 4 months. Things are quite a bit different now since Christmas. It's warmer... and that's wonderful.

The kids graced me with a few minutes of pictures the other night and are calling it my gift for Mother's Day. The sun was perfect and I couldn't help but bring out the big camera. I've been documenting our days just with my Iphone and think it may have killed my blog. But here are a few pictures for now.

She found a ladybug. 

This kid takes her shoes off everywhere. 

But then she hated the feel of grass on her feet. 

She is such a little stinker. 

This girl loves to pose. 

Apparently I'm hilarious. 

These two!!

Still couldn't manage that magical shot of all three. 

This boy. He has my heart. Oh, and he's crazy. 

He found a caterpillar. 

Their favorite place to play... in the street. 

She went and posed like this all by herself. 

They even graced me with a few pictures with me. 

So that was a bit more than a few pictures but it's bittersweet. It looks like we are going to get our house and gain a ton of space and hopefully some new friends, but we are going to lose these magical spots. The field for the perfect pictures and the safe place in the street to play. I'm glad to have these memories.

Sunday, December 21, 2014


Here we are just a few days away from Christmas. The excitement has been building. Oliver had Jesus' birthday party with his friends at school on Friday and Abriella had her "winter party" on Thursday. The kids are ready for Christmas, the parents not so much. Still a few things left to buy and then lots to wrap. I finally was able to edit the pictures from when we picked out our Christmas tree (the day after Thanksgiving!!) but haven't gotten around to even looking at the rest of the pictures from all the other fun things that we've managed to squeeze into this "most wonderful time of the year." Maybe this new year will bring some time to get all these memories organized (haha).

Anyways. I hope everyone has been having a wonderful Christmas season. I know tons of people have been getting all kinds of germs and we've been praying for health for the holidays. We started our break with three with colds and one pukey baby. Everyone is on the mend today and we hope it stays that way.

Merry Christmas and Happy Healthy New Year!

They always find the tallest tree first and declare that to be the one. Funny thing is this one is only about a foot taller than the one we decided on this year. 

This baby (I guess she's a toddler now :(  ) is too busy to capture. 

They were making nests for animals. 

Daddy's helper. 

We found a teeny little birds nest falling out of our tree. 

Aliza was so excited to see these puppy dogs, until they came running up to her to give her kisses. 

Took about 100 shots to get this one. 

Most of them looked like this, and worse. 

Oliver was so proud he was able to help cut off some of the bottom branches. 

Our tall skinny tree. 

Always lagging behind (or getting lost). 

They humored me and let me take a few pictures of them. 

Oh the toothless grin. 

This boy is so silly. 

Don't even know what to say about this girl. 

Not chaotic at all. 

Her big girl teeth are all coming in and I am so sad about it :(

I think they were done being good sports. 

Free popcorn, hot chocolate and a free ornament to end the fun.