Thursday, November 9, 2017


Halloween already feels like an eternity ago, but I can't not post these pictures because it was seriously the best ever.  Not that these pictures even fully capture that.  We're just at such good ages right now, where everything is so exciting and magical and fun. 

We carved pumpkins for the first time since Lyla was almost 2, so I was nervous about the potential chaos going in, but it turned into such a fun night.  We only worked on 3 of the 5 pumpkins, and they all came out pretty cute!  We put in our candles and brought them outside.  The girls were thrilled and it turned into a whole family dance and song in the pitch black in our front yard.  (If you didn't already know this, most things turn into a family dance and song around here. ;)

On Halloween the boy and I got to attend Evie's Halloween party at school, then we all headed home and prepped for that night.  Evie transformed from Belle to a Ghostbuster, to go with the family theme.  Well, everyone in the family except for Lyla, who was a princess!  Shocking, I know.  ;)

Lyla begged for a $100 candy witch costume she'd found in a catalog.  She was told she could do chores and pay for half...but she didn't.  She was even bribed to stop sucking her thumb...but she didn't.  So we got creative and made a candy princess with tulle cotton candy and pipe cleaner lollipops.  It turned out pretty cute.  :)

It was the coldest Halloween I can remember for a while now, but the kids were resilient and goal oriented with their trick-or-treating, each getting way more candy than we'd need in a year.  Which is excellent because Ryan and I get to partake without anyone ever noticing.  ;)

Hope everyone had a great Halloween!  We're moving straight along to Christmas in this house.  Christmas carols and movies have begun, and I'm loving every bit of it!

- K

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Emma Krumbee's!

Last week we had a date with Goan to a nearby Apple Orchard and Pumpkin Patch.  A friend recently told me about Emma Krumbee's and it did not disappoint!  There was so much to do, including a scarecrow festival, apple orchard and pumpkin patch.  We had corn dogs and bratwurst and homemade icecream, and picked the very biggest pumpkins we could get our hands on.  The weather even cooperated perfectly!

Here are some photos from our fun day!

- K

Boy's first corn pit!

Poor guy.  Before long he'll be able to fight back.  ;)

She really is the best big sister!

That face.  Swoon.

There were some pretty clever scarecrow displays!  :)

This picture makes my heart sing.  Thee little people are the best part of life.

Love the head support.  Haha!

The biggest we could find!  Somehow Lyla ended up with the biggest and I got a baby one like Rowan.  ;)

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Evie's First Field Trip!

Last week Rowan and I got to chaperone Evie on her first field trip!  Her class went to Cal's, a local nursery that has a little petting zoo and pumpkins in the Fall.  We go almost every year to pet the baby cows and goats so Sis was extra excited to go back!

The whole thing was so darn cute.  Evie loved her first bus ride!  We always count buses on our way to school every day, so getting to actually ride one was kind of a dream come true for her.  On the way home she bumped her head on the window when we went over a bump in the road.  She rubbed her little head and told me "him is a caaaaazy ziver!"  Little cutie.  These 3 year olds, they can be such little devils, but man are they adorable!  Can't get enough.

Here are some pics from our day!

- K

So excited to get on the bus!!

None of our bus selfies turned out that well, but it was a RARE moment of actually wanting to take pictures for Sis, so I had to document.  ;)

Baby cows!

Feeding baby goats!

 This girl and her posing!  She's either all in or all out...with pretty much everything.

Her whole cutie class.  Preschoolers are the best.

Back in the car and waiting for Big Sis!  Evie's class gets out an hour before Lyla, so snacks in the car is our T/Th ritual.  :)

Thursday, October 5, 2017

My Boy

My boy.  I still can't get over those words.  I have a baby boy!  And it's magic.  I feel like I can usually find all the gushy words to sum up how I'm feeling about my babies, but I've been trying to write this post for over a month now and words just don't measure up to these big emotions.  People were right when they said there's something special about boys.  Of course every one of my babies is special, but there really is something different about a boy.  As soon as they put him on my chest, I could feel it.  He was my boy.  And I was so in love.

The last 3 months with this sweet boy have been the best 3 months.  It's funny how your family can seem so complete until you add another baby, and all of a sudden you can't even remember life before them.  I could live forever in these days of having his little warm body curled up on my chest, that sweet breath, buttery skin, knuckle dimples, rubber band's all too good.  My kind of heaven. 

But toddling one year olds, silly two year olds, and chatty three year olds are their own kind of heaven too.  Can't wait to see all the fun he has in store for us!  Plus I could use a lesson or two on dinosaurs and Tonka trucks.  ;)

Here are some photos from his very first bath at home!  Can't believe how he's grown already!!

- K

Yes, that's a pink towel with flowers.  And, yes, that has since been remedied.  ;)