Monday, July 18, 2016

Mason's Preschool Graduation & Soccer

Our sweet Mason graduated his first year of pre-school in late May. He's growing up way too fast and is a tiny clone of his dad! He'll be moving on to pre-k next month, his last year before he starts kindergarten. 

A couple preschool buddies.

His class on muffins. Love this idea.

His very sweet teachers. They said Mason was a joy to have in class and a great little learner. He loved learning Spanish and having creative play time. He learned an extraordinary amount this year at home and then starting his preschool in January. He can read 3 to 4 letter words. He knows his entire alphabet phonics. Now if we can just get him to sit in one spot for more than 5 minutes we'll be set to learn more :) #highenergy


Mason loved playing indoor soccer this year and he was pretty good at it too. 

He was the smallest and just about the fasted little one on the team. I contribute that to having 3 older brothers to run from after making them mad. He's not going to be left behind, ever. Which is a little hard on me at times. Our older boys were so close in age they went through everything and every stage together. Now we have this 4 year old that wants to be 9. It's a learning curve for me. 

Sneaking a peak at their little bro playing :)

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Grandma and Vivian

Grandma Julia came for a visit and we were elated that she was able to bring Vivian with her! Almost 91 years young and she can still manage to make it out here for some quality time. We are very blessed. Each time she comes out we say it might be the last time. Then she manages to make it out again :) 

4 generations strong.

5 kids sitting quietly, listening to Gma Julia read. It lasted about 4 1/2 minutes.


Adrian was in charge of the bed time story.

Puzzles. Grandma's always so engaged with the kids when she's here. 


Finding targets.

Swim time.

These two!

No, be serious please ;)

Mother and daughter.

Biking break.


We took grandma to church.

Playing games with Nana. 

Saying good bye is always hard!!

<3 p="">

Sunday, June 12, 2016


While I still have so many pics to go through of grandma Julia and Viv's visit to CO last month. I found this folder marked "blog-random-catch up" that I guess I never posted on here. So here it is... random pics from the last 4 maybe 5 months. I think I need an 8th day in the week so I can catch up on my "to do" list! :)

A fun dinner/game night with friends. 

The kids played their own game. Pie-in-yo-face!

This child will never be left behind. He's a tough lil guy.

Scrabble with dad.

Kellen during Winter in door soccer.

Snow day.

Love that squinty smile! His picture at the dentist from last year. No cavities. 

Their pic too. No cavities.

For having 3 siblings, he still plays so good by himself.

Dart Warz. Nerf guns and a bunch of boys = FUN


Play-Dough masterpieces. 

A play-dough burger.

A house.

A nice day in the hood.

Trevor came to visit. We loved having him here. John and Trev met when they were in 3rd grade. Best friends for life. It was so sweet seeing him play with the boys. He's got 3 of his own, so it was second nature to him :) 

Some nights they want to sleep together <3 p="">

School project. Parachute, egg, launch. 

All the eggs broke. 

Growing my own sprouts fir salads.

Birthday party fun. 

1st grade field trip to the Denver Museum of Art. 

My sweet group.

1st grade neighborhood buddies.

They tried to catch a leprechaun in March.

That sneaky leprechaun got them back. 


Preston was getting a spacer put in. Preparing for big teeth and braces soon. 

Puzzles. I love seeing them work together. 

What I made for our Easter dinner. Not very traditional but so good! Pan seared scallops over a shallot-mash potato puree. So rich, but delish!