Sunday, January 25, 2015

Valentine's Photos

Valentine's photos are one thing I love doing every year for my kids. While it is definitely more challenging photographing my own children, it's always worth it. I LOVE the outcome and am always so glad I go to the effort of doing this.  This year was exceptionally challenging because of a certain wiggle worm 9 month old who is very difficult to stay still. I look at these three and can't beleive how unbelievably blessed I am <3 br="">

Friday, January 23, 2015

Playing Out Front

After Ethan gets home from school and we do homoework, if the weather is nice enough we go outside and play in the front for a while.  This usually includes me and Ethan on scooters, and Alayna playing in the bushes and gathering bits of nature :) Now we have Everett in the mix, so I've been putting him in the walker (although he has yet to figure out how to make it move himself).  Ethan likes to push him around.  It's always nice to get some fresh air together.  I cherish these times so much.

Don't mind the dirty sweatshirt, no makeup and gross hair :)  Sometimes it just doesn't matter and you still need to get in the picture with your kids :)

Alayna was so excited our tulip tree started blooming.  Our little naturalist :)

Monday, January 19, 2015

Everett Around the House at 9 1/2 months old

I made it a point to keep my camera out so that I could take some pictures of Everett around the house this week.After not having any teeth he got three within two weeks, and he can also pull himself up to standing :)

He loves to play peek-a-boo and does it all the time, SO cute!

 This face cracks me up!

He seems to be taking after Matt and enjoys Popular Mechanics :)

Ethan was home sick from school and we were just hanging out in the living room relaxing.  Love these pictures of my boys <3 p="">

Eating in his high chair.

A little snuggles after his bath.

He is so proud that he can pull himself up to standing now!

Love this stage!  While it's a ton of work, it's so stinking cute!!!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Cell Phone Snippetts

A few cell phone snippets from lately.

Shopping on Christmas Eve.  We went to Home Depot and let Matt pick out his own gift :)

On our way home we randomly stopped in Oak Glen and played at the park.  Such fun. I propped my phone up and used the self timer for this shot :)  We had our whole family on the teeter totter.

Matt took almost the entire two weeks off for Christmas break (it ended up he only had to use 4 vacation days).  It was SO nice.  We really didn't do much.  It was great just to hang around the house together, take walks, we went bowling, to Costco and just did a whole lot of relaxing.  It's exactly what we all needed. There is a little walking trail behind the houses that are across the street from us and we had fun walking along it several times.

This girl amazes me.  She's been teaching herself how to read. It's so amazing how you can have two kids that are so opposite from one another. 

Before it froze and snowed over Christmas break we picked all of the oranges off of our dwarf naval orange tree.  They were SO delicious this year.

Bought this CD for myself and the kids and I have been enjoying it while we drive.

This guy LOVES to eat.  He scarfs down food and eats a ton! Here he is at Kopper Kettle this week.

A family stroll this week (with only three of us pictured). One of my very favorite things to do in the late afternoon/evening if we get a chance. 

I got to volunteer in Alayna's class this week.  She loves when I can come.  Sadly it's only my second time this school year, because I have to find a sitter for Everett in order to be able to come. 

This guy loves to swing when we go to the park :)

Happiest when she has a bit of nature in her hands :)

And lastly, my attempt at the latest trendy look :)  I was nervous to wear printed leggings wondering if I'm too old, but I think I really like them. Also, this is a really bad bathroom mirror selfie, lol.  They are definitely comfy!