Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Loose tooth + String = Fail

Channelling the Tooth Fairy for Kellen...

Kellen lost his first tooth last week. He asked us to tie a string to it and pull it. I was a bit shocked since we're usually the ones that have to talk the kids into trying it. John documented the journey with a video to get Kellen's tooth out. I failed him on the first try but the second was a great success!


Disclaimer: my giant hand with the reddish dot on it that John's making fun of looks really gross but it's just a blood blister from earlier that day. The kids made airplanes at Home Depot and I was helping and hammered my finger... oops! It was the only injury of the day. 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze

We drove far out into the sticks, along a gravel road that turned into a dirt road and we came upon this cute little pumpkin patch farm. 

A little piano solo in the middle of a field.

Another Halloween, another corn maze. Once again we did not make it through to the end the "right" way.

We made our own path to escape. Those maps are confusing!

Mason, holding on for dear life.

We took a 10 minute hay ride to a giant pumpkin field and roamed the land until we found 

Preston found his pumpkin first.

All the pumpkins. 

Mason found a bunch of the tiniest little unripe green pumpkins and picked them while saying... 
"Aweee they're so cuuuuutte" 

Mason was having so much fun getting buried by random kids. He got a piece of corn stuck in his nose. Thank goodness we were able to get it out.

John's pumpkins.

Intense pumpkin painting.

Mason begged for a Jake costume. Isn't this just the cutest!? And then he ended up wearing the same old police outfit that they've been dressing up in for like 6 years. There's always next year.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Adrian turns 9!!!

I still can't believe he's 9 already. Our first little baby is getting so big, so fast. Here is he turning 2, back in the day.

Traditions. He was fast asleep in bed.

He invited a couple friends and we took them to the indoor zip line place to celebrate.

Sweet friends.

So proud that Preston made it to the top!! I might have bribed him with some Pokemon cards?? I'm not above bribing.

Kellen overcoming fears.

*a tear :( baby boy*

Such a great little group of little peeps!! Love them all!

How many kids can you fit in a small hurricane booth? About 6  ;)

78 mph

New toys.

Trying out the new slack line. 

At the end of that fun filled, kid filled day... we treated ourselves to a VERY RARE date night. Never to be taken for granted! It's fun to get dressed up when you don't do all that often :)

Sunday, November 1, 2015


Cleaning out and organizing thousands of photos. I love looking and remembering all the fun stuff that's happened lately.

Preston's first field trip this year and first horse ride.

Summer fun.

We spent a lot of time at this park this past summer. 

On our way into the mountains we stopped at the cutest little cafe for breakfast and they had a mini playground in front of it.

Too cool for school.

Teaching some crochet.

The tiniest cherry tomatoes! It was like eating peas that tasted like sweet tomatoes. I saved seeds from last year from my favorite plant. Somehow they grew much smaller this year. 

Having some creative fun with leftover fence pieces. 

They made their own blue prints. 

Dad helped and they managed to make their "club house" stand up for a whole 2 minutes :)

We'll buy them some real wood in the spring and try again.

And I'm am so not a selfie person. A silly selfie is about all I can handle. We attempted family pics on this day, it was a fail - sort of, a very long story, took us all day and we may have 2 or 3 family photos. Maybe?

Hanging at the park while big brothers are at school.

I started growing my own sprouts for salads. 

We had some amazing lettuce this summer.

Birthday party fun.

These are from last year at the park. I love all the boys in red :)

Mason with our neighbor friends Elsa hat on.

The boys had so much fun riding in the Maserati from Nana's work. John and I had fun too :)

We were in the Western Parade. John enjoyed revving the engine for all the guys watching the parade. 

Neighbor BFF's

I found the thief that was stealing my roma tomatoes out of my garden. 

Adrian's been taking piano lessons for a couple months now. He's really enjoying it.

He had his first recital a couple weeks ago. We were so proud of him! He wasn't nervous at all and he did great.

Our handsome little man.