Monday, December 31, 2012

Kids Love Snow

We have about a half inch of snow and that's enough for these guys to get outside and enjoy it. We are looking forward to trying out the hill by soccer practice when we get some more white fluffy stuff!



Sunday, December 30, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! Our time was full of craziness but we enjoyed every single second. It was great!
I am going to attempt to recap some of our fun with a billion pictures in the next few days.
 
Here were our Christmas card pictures for 2012.



Sunday, December 16, 2012

More through the year.

We visited Papa and Grandma Janet in Ohio before school started. We had a great time.


Papa got a little carried away with the bubbles. I think the kids were clean for weeks. AND this was one of their favorite moments!

This is just a random day with the kids. Chase was fixing my hair with a spoon and Reese stole my phone to take pictures of my makeover.
Blake, Avery, and Nate - a little ipad time.
Legos is where it's at these days.
Nice outfit.
Look what I made!
A total super star!
Happy Chase

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Pics- Random, Fun, and About Time

Having my fancy camera does not have me using my small one often, so I forget to take the pictures off of there. Well, I finally did it so I have some random pictures from this year. Here goes...
 
Here's Blake from when we lived at my Mom's. Not sure why he has no pants on, but he still enjoys to remove his pants and run around the house.

Blake and Daisy.

From our trip to the Wisconsin State Fair with Leenie and Ron. Trying some flavored milk. 
 Reese was such a diva when in with the cows. But they were stinky.
 Uncle Jason and Chase when we stopped for some food. It was so hot, we were a hot sweaty mess.
 Blake rubbed sun screen in his eyes. I think this was his only smile while we were there. It was hot and he was miserable.
 Reese and Uncle Jason rocked this ride.
 Blake got a turn on this ride with Reese. They had fun.
 Fireworks for Heritage Fest with the Foley's! It was fun. Amazing Fireworks. Blake was in my lap and wouldn't look. They were too loud.
 A random picture when killing some time at the doctor's office.
 Blake slept through most of Charlie's baptism. A little out of it here.
 I took a picture of Chase...
 ... and then Chase got ahold of the camera and took pictures of himself.
 Our happy family with Baby Charlie on his special day.
Happy Blake!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Reese's 6th Birthday Party

 Reese had her birthday party on her actual Birthday (which fell on a Wednesday). She had been requesting Jumps and Jiggles and they didn't have any weekend days open. Plus, our weekends in November have been crazy busy! So, she rounded up her cousins, her soccer team, and her closest friends for another Birthday to remember. The party spot was awesome! You can bring in your own food, there is one fee (not a per person fee), and it has a huge McDonald's like playland and carousel. The kids played hard for 2 hours and the night was a success! Thanks to everyone for making her day so special.

Me and my Baby Girl.
Great Grandma and Dylan.
The Birthday Girl!
 

 
Reese and Claire.

 
Reese and her buddy Austin.

Daddy and Blake.

Charlie and Carissa.
 Leenie and the Birthday Girl.
 It's been a long time since we were a family of just 3!

 
 
Singing with her buddies Avery, Nora, and Austin.
 
Reese and Avery. I like to consider them like Sisters. They are so lucky to have each other.


And the newest girl to the group, Quinn, who will be joining the "sisters" in the girl craziness as she gets older. Look out Jen!


This is a silly crazy purse Reese got from Grandma Janet and Papa. I show this picture because this pure excitement and happiness is the joy she had with every gift she opened! It was precious.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Reese is 6!!

Reese had an awesome day! Turning 6 was pretty darn amazing and it was so much fun to see the pure joy in every second. Daddy took her to get donuts in the morning and she got to deliver some which was so fun. She brought coloring felt pages to her classmates and Ryan picked her up from school with balloons. She was beyond happy. Her party was the greatest-- because her cousins and soccer team were all there. She showed major excitement opening every gift! Happy Birthday to Reese. She is one special lady.

Answers from a 6 year old.

1. What is your favorite color? Purple.
2. What is your favorite fruit? Cherries.
3. What is your favorite vegetable? Cauliflower.
4. What is your favorite show? Brave and Barbie and the Pop Star.
5. What do you like to do with mom? Open presents and play with them.
6. What do you like to do with dad? We like to color.
7. What does it feel like to be 6? It feels fun. Why? Because I am going to lose a tooth.
8. What is your favorite activity to do? Go to the park.
9. What is your favorite holiday? Easter.
10. Who is your best friend? Avery, Nora, Avery, Peyton, Alyssa, Noah, Kieran, Claire, Izzy... Gabriella, Josie.
11. What is your favorite song? The Elephant has Wrinkles.
12. What was your best birthday present? Barbie and the Pop Star Movie.

Reese is 49 lbs (72% ile) and 4 feet tall (93%ile). The guess is that she will be 5 foot 8 inches. Just like her mom! ;)

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Happy Halloween

This Halloween was even more fun than the last and the kids were super excited for it. The day started with Chase going to preschool and having his class party. He came home with a bag of treats. Then Reese went to school and I got to help her class. We did a project and they had a school parade that actually went past our house. We then trick or treated with our friends, the Burke's in our neighborhood and then headed to Jonathan and Jen's. We had such a great time seeing all the cousins and hanging out and even did some more trick or treating. It was a pretty awesome day. The kids loved every second of it and didn't get tired at all. Blake struggled to keep the pace of the others but he never quit and Reese and Chase were so good to wait up for him and take him to each door so he didn't have to go at it alone. They are so sweet sometimes.
 
We went with the superhero theme this yeah.
Ryan - Flash (thanks to my dad for the costume. Ryan looked awesome!)
Me- Mrs. Captain America. It was kind of thrown together but it worked.
Reese - Super Girl
Chase- Batman
Blake - Robin ("Robber" in his words. He has put his costume on almost every day since we got it a month before Halloween)
 
Now we are loaded with candy!