Friday, January 31, 2014

Monster Truck Show

Andrew had tickets to the suite for the Monster Truck Show. So Josh and his buddies took all the boys to see it. Although it was loud, they loved it and had a great time.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Dinosaur Museum

For family night with my side of the family my parents took us all to the Dinosaur Museum. Only Brayden had been, so it was a lot of fun for all of us. 
 This was a shadow wall. It was really make a pose when the flash goes off, then the shadow stay on the wall for a few seconds.
Yes...Brielle is already under the barrier on her way to the shark.

Jr. Jazz

Brayden continues to love Jr. Jazz. He does great and and is learning a lot. He is still one of the smallest kids that plays, but I guess that doesn't matter when he can make the shot!

Mckinsley's Princess Party

The girls were invited to Mk's Princess party. Natalie asked if I would dress up as Rapunzel and make an appearance. It was fun to see the girls' reactions. I got to spend time talking with them, reading a story, and taking pictures. My mom came and face painted their faces. Such a fun party!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Mckinsley's Bday

We headed over to Mike and Natalie's for dinner and to celebrate Mckinsley's 3rd bday. The kids had a blast and it was fun to see all the babies...Brielle, Oakley, Natalie's nephew, and Greyson.

Classic Skating

We went with Natalie to Classic Skating. The girls had a blast as did the baby. I wish I got more pictures, but this was the best I got.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

So Fun!!!

Brielle's new favorite fascination is toilet paper. She is SO sneaky and you can't even hear her til it's too late. She knows exactly where to find every roll of TP in our house. It was cute and funny the first it's just a mess.

Friday, January 17, 2014


We usually try to go out on Fridays, but this time we ended up staying home and played with the kids. Brooklyn did a floor puzzle while the other kids played Uno with dad. 
 I absolutely love this picture. Brynlee, like usual, was being a stinker and wanted a picture taken too...right on top of Brooklyn's puzzle. Brooklyn's expression is classic.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Sometimes you just need a few more minutes of baby free time. When I get to that point I usually will open the cupboards to find any random item that might keep her attention longer than 2 seconds. This day was a winner...100 glowsticks. She loved them, the kids loved them, so mom was happy. Until I realized little miss Brynlee snapped them all so they were a total loss...but fun while they lasted! I am still finding glowsticks all over the house!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


This is how the girls pull the baby away from them when they are playing a game on the floor.
 They were having Beyblade battles.

Sunday, January 12, 2014


Once in a while it seems that all the stars align and the girls enjoy being together. I love when I walk into the room and see this...even if it is centered around screen time. It's still sharing, right?!

Saturday, January 11, 2014


I finally got around to doing the letters for Alexander's room. I got them done just in time for his baby blessing. I love how they turned out!

Painting the Laundry Room

There are 3 rooms in the house that we never painted when we moved in...the 2 upstairs bathrooms and the laundry room. I've been trying to work on 1 room each week, so when I got to the laundry room it was time to paint it! The kids, of course, had to join in.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

9 Months

Brielle is growing so fast and is all of the place. Her 9 month stats:

14 lbs 10 oz - 3%
28" - 60%

We thought for sure she would be walking by now, but she is SO fast at crawling she doesn't really care to walk. But she does love to pull herself up on everything and cruise the furniture. She is the happiest baby and still rarely cries. She has 2 bottom teeth and is starting to get her 2 side teeth on the top. As for her health issues, we are still trying to figure them out. She continues to have stomach cramps ALL night long and she has a hard time sleeping through I end up holding her back to sleep constantly. It's really sad to see her struggle and not know how to help her. The dr is pretty sure she has Celiacs as well as a sensitivity to dairy. Unfortunately there isn't any sure way of knowing until she is old enough to have a biopsy done of her intestine, so for now it is experimenting to see if we can stop the cramping. We tried really hard to get her on a dairy free formula, but she wouldn't even go near it (it is really nasty.) So that means until I can wean her I am eating dairy and gluten free. She also is still really sensitive to tomatoes and that leaves me with very little to eat. But at this point I would rather sleep than eat so we are making it work. I just went off the gluten 2 weeks ago and started her back on her reflux medicine this week so we are hoping to see some improvements very soon. It has been a really long 4 month...