Sunday, February 15, 2015

Heart Day

Hello and happy Valentine's Day! {1 day late} Last year Valentine's Day was like Christmas in our house and this year it snuck up on me and went down just like any other day. I don't know if it's 30 or my 3rd child...but I'm completely embracing my inability to be fabulous all the time :D That's new for me and I'm learning to be totally ok with it! Luckily my mom is a rock star and sent the kids fun Valentines like always...complete with matching shirts...and they had such a sweet treat! Get this...I even bought...boxed. valentines. GASP!!! ;) Not only did I forgo DIY Valentines, I even waited to go buy the boxed Valentines (I can barely say it out loud) on the night before the party! Actually, the kids loved every second of it and I do have say they have some pretty cool one's out these days! I took me back to my Valentine party days :) And speaking of Valentine parties, look at this little love bug...
rHe was so cute about his Valentines. He picked Paw Patrol and rock star valentines that came with sticky hands. He had absolutely no concept of what was going to go down at this party. He didn't understand why he couldn't keep his Valentines he picked out. No matter what I said, I couldn't make him understand that he was going to get Valentines from other kids. It was so beyond him! Even after the party, he was terribly confused about where his Valentines went and why it was a fun idea to hand them out :) There were many chuckles in the grocery line of people overhearing our conversation.
 
So here are our little lovelies in their cute little shirts made by Nana B!


 This week was also bring a friend to dance week. Ella, Maddie and Bridget were all in Kindergarten together and Ella and Maddie are in the same first grade class too! Ella, Maddie and Bridget take ballet together and for their "bring a friend" week, they all chose friends that were also in their kindergarten class. It was basically Miss Harrington's kinder girls group :) First grade is so fun. I'm loving our new tradition of Larsens Bakery across the street after dance class.
 Today we had Milo's baby dedication! We dedication
 We prayed over him and made a commitment with our church family to raise him to live a life of faith, hope and love.  


We went to celebrate with our Wilsons over lunch the Barking Dog. Then we came home for boo boo to nap. It is a beautiful sunny day so even though it's a tad chilly, we bundled up and headed outside with the bigs to let them play. I organized the garage and could smell spring in the air. Soon after I began dreaming of another beautiful Seattle summer that will soon be upon us...I can't wait! And now for a nap...I LOVE Sundays :)


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Ballerina Besties

Sunshine, sparkles, glitter, love, frills, foof, pizazz, tenderness, attitude, radiance and beauty...
That's my girl.

Bitty Boy

My bitty boy...you are getting bigger every day. I love watching you explore the big wide world! You are just discovering how many things there are to get into and it's getting very busy around here keeping you out of trouble! 

Your favorite things to do are...
Put Pippa's food into her water bowl. Piece by piece.
Pull the chip clips out of the cabinet.
Get the round cake pan and carry it around the house.
Throw the cake pan on the hardwood floor because it makes a loud noise!
Feed Pippa from your highchair.
Bang your head on things. :-(
Find nooks and crannies to sit in...
(just look at dat face)
and snuggle with paci's and blankys!

We couldn't possibly be any more OBSESSED with you!

Party People


 All of my friends are in full bloom and here in a month or so we will have one baby after the other! I can't wait. It's going to be so fun. I spent this week throwing baby showers for all my party people :-)








 and celebrating baby Theo...


 and this fun preggo friend hasn't had her shower yet, but I sure enjoyed indulging in her cravings on Bachelor night haha...cinnamon roles and baked beans. mmmm good ;)


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Month of Love!

It's February! Wow! January seemed like it was forever long. It wasn't bad, but it seemed to go on forever! Now...onto Valentines Day, love, candy, date night, school parties and all of the other fun stuff February brings. This is a February photo dump of how we wrapped up the never ending month of January with our love bugs!

I love...

these beautiful ballerinas...
 and their sweet friendship that all started at school in Kindergarten...

AND how cute these little brothers are patiently waiting for their big sisters to get out of dance class...
 how much Luca and Milo love each other...and how he wanted to help put Luca down for a nap...and how we all dozed off for a moment in this chair together...
tiny and unprompted hand holding...
 how Luca introduces Milo to other people as "our baby who is named Milo, Baby Milo, Milokavich, Boo Boo, Shmoopy and Boo Face"
 how chubby, mobile and expressive my boo is getting...
 the Seahawks pride all around the city prepping for the Super Bowl...
 how Milo crosses his tiny feet when he's happy and/or eating...just like his bro...
 and how he loves to find nooks and crannies to sit in...

 crazy hair day at school...

 this wall at Ella's school...
 and how adorable these boy babies are!
 how excited Ella and Luca both are about getting to be at the same school next year...


 I don't love it when any of my babes are sick...
 but I do love the quiet, still, cuddly moments I get from them...

 Seahawks pride and little twinks...

 playdate excitement...
 how crazy these two are and the memories they will have...
(and I don't think this car arrangement will work much longer haha)
 my 2 little hypochondriacs who were afraid to catch Milo's ear infection even though I told them it was impossible...
 how I let my 3rd child play peek-a-boo with the barf bucket at the doctor's office because he's entertained for a moment when I wouldn't even let my 1st child take their shoes off in play gyms...
This friend and the baby boy  love that is coming our way soon!
 
and the c-section birthing cake at her shower hahaha...
 and how Evan thought the baby had Becky's eyes ;)
 Saturday birthday party fun...
 these rockstars...
 how obsessed MJude is with his blanky, paci and anything that belongs to someone else...like Daddy's hat :)

 The look on Milo's face when we put him in the big boy carseat for the first time!
 how Ella calls herself "the second mom" and took Milo on his first pony ride...
 Milo and Pippa's continued bond and how she knows just where to sit to benefit from mealtime! 
 Watching Milo love on Gus the golden doodle and how it gave us a little more assurance that we might be ready to get another one! The big kids miss Lola sooooo much-and so do we.
 The Super Bowl game-even though we lost...
 and how everyone had somewhere to party...
 and I secretly love seeing a Christmas tree in someones window even though it's semi-shameful! But I wish every day could be like Christmas so I'll let it go :)