Saturday, November 12, 2011

Fall family photos in the neighborhood

I have been wanting to go to a park or somewhere "pretty" to take some pics of the kids, but it can be tough to get all 3 kids dressed and out the door after their naps, but before hunger meltdowns begin.  So, it's just not happening these days.  But, we have several "common areas" in the neighborhood, with picnic benches and gazebos...I figured we would give it a try.  It was a nice alternative to the backyard, where just about all you see is the fence :)  As you can tell, the boys are big on clapping right now.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

We finally made it to a small "pumpkin patch" a few days before Halloween this year.  Emma had a lot of fun riding a train, going on a hayride, getting her face painted, and picking out a pumpkin.

 (can we pretend that she is not completely mismatched??  It was a mad dash to get out the house that morning, and there were no clean jeans to be found...)
 The cute pumpkin shirts were made by my friend, Robyn.  I love them!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


The boys were sick with ear infections and bronchiolitis on Halloween.  So we stayed close to home this year...but I had to let my girl dress up!  She loves tutus, ballerinas, princesses, and anything pink.  I made the tutu the night before (no sew- so easy!).
Found these ballet shoes at Target- they are slippers!
I see this face all the time funny :)
I think she had a great time!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Em's first haircut

A couple of weeks ago, Emma got her first "haircut".  I don't think anyone really noticed except me, because they only cut off 1 inch in the back, mainly.  Her hair has been slow still isn't even all around, but I couldn't stand for them to cut off too much!  It is tapered in the front. :)

She was very excited about getting her first haircut!  We just went to the Super Cuts down the road from our house.
She turned her head when asked, and stayed very still!
After (with lollipop and hair clippings in hand)...
 Can you tell?? :)
 I love these curls!

Monday, October 24, 2011

The one with the dimples

"Mommy- how I go to sleep?"  ("Close your eyes and think happy thoughts...")
(Emma, what's your favorite animal?)  "Daisy's my favorite animal"
"My face is coughing"
(Before she goes to sleep each night....) "Baby hug...aww, now BIG hug!"
"Orangen"= orange
"Little Buddies" = brothers (she used to combine their names and call them "Dathan")
"Gracelet" = bracelet;  "Rings" =earrings 
"Daddy, you have some hairs growing out of your mouth" (in reference to Jared's beard :))

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


3 kids in a tub!  Well, I've started bathing all 3 together now.  It is, of course, much easier to do when Jared is here to help...I hand him one, he puts diaper on, crib, then comes to get another.  But that isn't always possible, so I have to be quick.  Sometimes I wonder after all chaos, how clean they actually are...
 Ethan on left, David on right.  David gives me this face ALL the time...such a charmer.
Guess who wants to stand up in the tub??
 Happy Ethan!
Ethan is "bathing" himself!  Emma never did this, but both of the boys rub their bellies in the bath, and when I put lotion on them.  Cutest thing :)
 Ethan messing with brother...
In other news, the boys have started "talking" to each other!  LOVE.  And imitating Emma (screaming contests).  So fun :)