Wednesday, April 2, 2014

End of Winter... Beginning 2014

So, as promised, a few recent pictures.. :) The kids are all growing like crazy and like to remind us how big they are getting!! :) Macie has been potty trained (nights included) since February.. (at 26months) and is super good at having no accidents. When they decide its time, we've been super lucky! Kenzie is learning all sorts of things... and just recently started writing (how is she old enough for this already??) They both love learning and we are a part of a little homeschool preschool group right now! Very fun. Zoie is rolling every which way and loves to jump in her jumparoo! She giggles at the girls and love when daddy gets home (as they all do!) Zoie is now in 12 month clothes, and weighs 19lbs. (did i mention she is 5months old?) :) 

Cleaning up their mess.. :)

Headed out to ride!

Little Mr T and Auntie Jay

Kenzie riding her snowmobile at the farm

All the MN grandkids! 

Playing with playdoh!

We went to the zoo for Daddys birthday this year... the kids loved it! 

Happy 3 months to Zoie!
Sitting watching the kids color at the table..

Playing in some of the snow we got this year... TOO MUCH. :)

Zoie's perch in the carrier outside..

You know its been a long winter when...... "we are just getting exercise mom!" As they are running in the dryer like a hampster wheel...

Droooool bug.

And 4 months!

Sitting in the tub with the big girls!

Helping wash her of course...

Sitting with daddy playing a game... :)

Got out the jumparoo and totally loves it!!! 5m


MORE SNOW! March 28.2014

sisters.. <3 p="">
And to present... happy 5 months Zoie babe! 

Keeping busy of course.... but wouldnt trade it for anything in the world! :)

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Happy New Year 2014!!

Wow... 2014?? Where did the last 5 years go? (I guess I should ask where the last year went... I know I am so so far behind in my blog updates.) Lots happening here!
Lets see... Since my last post we had a baby! :) Little Miss Zoie Isabelle was born October 28th 2013. She was 8lb 7oz and 21 inches long... and came into the world at 9:38am. She was right on with her sisters at a start to finish labor of 8 hours total. (thankfully a pretty short active labor and only one minute from 8cm dialated to 10, with one push out!) That pretty much sums up the birth story. As always, so very thankful for my amazing husband who I could NOT have done it without. Also, a HUGE thanks to Auntie Em, who stayed with the girls overnight (2 nights being we went in the night) and they were pleased as punch. Not only did they get an overnight with their awesome auntie, but they got a new baby sister! :)

Our first family picture of 5! 

"she stinks mom."

Proud as can be to hold her new baby sister. FINALLY. :)

They were in awe of how little her hands were and just wanted to hold them.

Meeting Mimi and Papa for the first time. 

Carving pumpkins for Halloween! 

Even mom got in on the fun.... I drew, she carved. :)

And the kids were very excited to color their very own pumpkins!

Got out the machines to finish the job. Nothing like an easy way to do it! 

Getting ready for her first bath at home... 

Mimi had the job... We have pictures like this with Kenzie that are almost identical. :)

Meeting cousin Tysen for the first time! 5 days old.

Checking out Auntie Jay

Aunt Jody had the other ones occupied. :)

Our little Minnie Mouse and Monkey for halloween this year. 

We did get out to 4 houses. :) Zoie stayed home with Mimi.

All Cozied up 

Totally in awe of here baby sister. 

Made a pumpkin pie with Mimi! 

"Dad do you see her? Isnt she precious?"

Ive learned that you never really can guarentee that everyone will be looking at the camera or smiling. :) 

Checking out Zoie with Mimi

Just hanging out....

We love these girls to the moon and back! 
This was Thanksgiving!! It was out at Tim and Jillaynes this year since Tom and Jodys little guy was just born.. 

The three newest grandbabies.

Everyone taking pics.. :)

Us. I love us. Nov. 2013

How can you resist these sweet things? :)

We had an early celebration with Mom and dad being they wouldnt make it out for her party.

Mimi and Papa with the Minnesota grandbabies!

Sweet outfits from Auntie em!

Baby girl. 1.5m old.

Macie turned 2 on December 1st! She is growing up rapidly. Loving to go potty on the toilet, does everything Kenzie does, talks really quite clear, can count from 1-10 (and sometimes even up to 20) Loves singing her abc's, wheels on the bus and itsy bitsy spider. She still LOVES cheese and and eats almost anything you give her. Shes quiet but snuggly and when she gets to know you she adores you! She wanted a pink puppy party..... so thats what we had!

Reading on the couch..

She was so excited when we sang to her! 

Birthday girls get to eat their cake sitting on the table. 

PLaying with the new ponies!

Auntie Em and Dax chatting with Zoie

Dax reading a book to the girls.

We had a brunch.... which resulted in making multiple kinds of muffins! Very yummy!

A typical sight in this house...

Grinning at daddy..

Our special auntie Em.... hehehe

Going for a ride.. We had fun with Darrin, Lisa, Brenna and Bennett for a few days!

Apparently the cold weather wore them both out. Snoozing.

Three of six of us. 

The fabulous three of course...

Yep... some days...

Aunt Lisa had a friend! 

Cozying up with Auntie Em.

Kenz and Bennett playing Wii. :)

2 months old!!!!! Sweet Baby Zoie. As Kenzie says... "she is just cute cute cute!"

Had some awesome weather for playing outside when Dan, Shelley, Chloe and Casey came to visit! (as you can see, Chloe was a little excited to go outside) :)

Making a snowman in the back yard. 

Took the snowmobiles out for some fun when they were here! We enjoyed all the company again this winter... now we are sitting in the arctic temps.. (high of -15* tomorrow... right now is a real feel of -37* WHAT!) Yes... the fire place is going and we are staying cozy! 
My little business has gotten off the ground... check out! We have enjoyed making lots of fun products! Striving to be natural and non-toxic in everything we have around the business had formed. (besides the fact I use coconut oil for everything... just adding to it for different stuff!)