Saturday, October 3, 2015

Fun Fall Day.

We enjoyed a perfect fall day today with Poppee and Memah. They drove over this morning and took us out to breakfast. We spent the morning watching Colt and then Jax play soccer and then spent some time at Klickers finding pumpkins and playing on the hay bales and slide.

After the pumpkin patch we went to the corn maze, the kids had fun and were great about helping us find their way out of the maze. It took quite awhile and it was a pretty big maze. Not one of them complained and Colbi walked for almost the entire time. Right at the end she asked me to carry her and was almost asleep on my shoulder when we got out of the maze but she woke back up for the car ride back home.

It was such a nice day and so fun to get to spend some time with Dave's parents. The kids adore them and love it when they come over.

Friday, October 2, 2015

New Tradition

Dave started a new tradition with the boys this year. Every Friday Colt and Jax have late start at school so Dave has started taking them out to breakfast on Friday mornings. The kids look forward to it all week long and wake up early early every Friday ready to go. Dave always asks them 3 questions during breakfast : what was the best part of your week? worst part? what would you like me to pray for you?
 With Dave being gone hunting this last week I got to take the kids out for breakfast. It was fun but quite the circus. I am sure most people came here to get some work done, have a cup of coffee and wake up. My kids come in wide awake ready to take on the world. While they are well behaved I would not say they are quiet. It was so fun and was a perfect start to my Friday!

Love these kids so much!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Fun with the littles

 With the older boys at school and me not having to start teaching again until January I have been trying to create fun memories with my littlest people. We have started a parent/child preschool 2 days a week which has been really fun and good for both the kids to be around other kids and do fun crafts and activities. I like that I can be part of their learning without having to come up with the activities myself (something I am not very good at). We spend one day a week and walk around downtown, stopping for a coffee for me and on this day cake pops for the kids.

 We often end up at the bookstore downtown. They have a small play area in the children's book section and we sit and play for an hour and read books. It is fairly quiet in there and not very busy during the morning hours and the kids and I enjoy it.

We have spent lots of time at the park, going on bike rides, play dates with friends and just enjoying time with the two of them.  It has been so much fun and I feel so lucky that I get to just enjoy these two with no distractions right now.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

First Day of School

First day of school pic. Case wanted to be in the picture too even though he is home with me this year.
Tough guys.
Walking into Davis Elementary.
Colt is in 2nd grade and has Miss.Thonney for a teacher this year. It sounds like his year is off to a great start. He is good at math and spelling but struggles a little with reading. He is playing soccer again this year and enjoys the games.

Colt and Hannah.
Jax started kindergarten and has Mrs. Randow for a teacher. He is still a little unsure about this whole school thing. He likes to be home playing with his brothers but he is slowly warming up to it.

He is also playing soccer for the first time this year. Lots of changes for him but he is working hard and we have lots of talks about choosing a good attitude and trying new things. Love this little dude!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Colbi Lyn turns 2!

Happy Birthday Colbi Lyn!
Waffles for her birthday breakfast.
So happy to be 2. She sang "Happy Birthday" to herself all day long.
DiDi brought over cupcakes for her birthday.
2 years has flown by and it is hard to believe my babies are no longer babies. We are moving into a new stage now that no more babies will be joining our family which makes Colbi's birthdays even more bittersweet. Colbi is feisty, funny and keeps us on our toes. She is rarely far from me and my alone time is limited but most days I would not want it any other way. She wants to do everything her brothers are doing and has a voice that lets us know exactly where she is at all times. She loves books, puzzles, "umpy" (jumping on the trampoline), helping me in the kitchen and my hair (she plays with it nonstop and has since she was a tiny baby). She is starting to talk in sentences and most the time I understand her (though I can't say the same for everyone else). Overall she is one fun little girl and completes our family! We love you Colbi Lyn!

2 year stats
Height: 34.25 inches (80%)
Weight: 26lbs 7 oz (40%)

Monday, August 17, 2015

Mumford and Sons in Walla Walla

This weekend our small town of Walla Walla held a music festival and it was so fun getting to be a part of it. Mumford and Sons and Foo Fighters were the headliners but lots of other bands showed up to play and it was a great weekend to be with family and friends and just enjoy life. Dave's mom offered to take the kids for the weekend which was wonderful. Our friends Shane and Courtney came from Lynden and Taylor came too. Marni and Chris and my mom and dad came too and lots of fun was had. I laughed a lot, stayed up way too late, did so much walking and loved every second of it.
 Enjoying some sushi, a few drinks and good times with friends.

 Court and I! Friends since my sophomore year in college. It was so much fun to spend a weekend together without kids.
 My fun, awesome family!

 These two were quite the party animals!
 We celebrated 12 years of marriage on August 2nd so this weekend was our celebration.

 Little sissy and big brother in law.

Meanwhile our kids were being well taken care of by Memah and Co.

 Trip to the trampoline park with cousins.

 Case, Evie, Sam, Colbi, Camryn, Nora, Colt, Calvin and Jax.