Thursday, December 24, 2015

The Amazing Double Tooth Pull... Bam!!

Preston and Kellen had a stellar idea to tie their loose teeth together with one string and run in opposite directions.

Better quality video click here:

Preston kept running all the way to the other side of the house. 

And we still had to pull Preston's by hand. And I sucked at it, again. Maybe by the time Mason starts loosing teeth, I'll have this string/teeth/pull thing down?!? One try!!! #goals

Saturday, December 19, 2015

To Build a Snowman

Only in Colorado. T-shirts, shorts and a fresh snowman.

Halloween Weekend Part 2

aaaaand.... Christmas is almost here!!

My friend, Chance works part-time for her friend and neighbor which is an awesome and amazing photographer!

Every year she does a FREE Halloween shoot in her studio for kids in costumes. Such a sweet thing to do! They asked me to help out in exchange for a photo shoot of the boys later on. I was elated and said YES absolutely!! It was a lot of fun to help out and see all the cuties patooties in their costumes.

The school parade.

How funny... Anakin Kellen being followed by a Storm Trooper and Darth Vader. 

Neighbor friends.


Vilans and super heros, unite! And a cop :)

I'm not sure how we got so lucky to have moved into a very special cul-da-sac street of 18 houses. And about 15 of them are pretty tight and about 7-8 of them are really tight like a bubble and have turned into our best friends. We are thankful for our street! It's true what they say... it takes a village. And when you live far away from your family, the next best thing is an amazing group of neighbors! #nosuckyneighbors

Obligatory shot pic at the annual cul-de-sac pre-Halloween trick or treat shin dig :) 

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 :)