Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Spring Photo Dump

Luca had a field trip to a farm to learn about farming and picking strawberries!

 Leftover pictures that trickled in from our family Easter celebration...

 Olli LOVES to eat whatever is on someone else plate :) She polished off Mimi's corn on the cob with no problem!
 Last weekend, I took the girls for the weekend to Nana B's fora little girls weekend :)
We shopped...

 New shoes!

 Olli was busy tearing the boutique apart while Ella tried on her clothes ;)
 We tried our best to get the unicorn frappe from Starbucks...They were out everywhere but we were one of the first to try the mermaid! Ella is a mermaid loving girl for sure!

 Meanwhile, back in Van Buren, Mimi took these wild boys to the monkey barn for a playdate! Luca has 2 of the sweetest new friends, Kash and Kayden :)
 Before heading back Sunday, we stopped at our favorite brunch spot, Briar Rose, with Nana B!

 Daddy treated the boys to a surprise Chuck-E-Cheese outing on Friday afternoon to kick of boys weekend :) While the girls are away, the boys will play!
 And finally, here are some sweet pics of my Grandpa and uncles on a weekend fishing trip. I love all these men dearly and I love the smile on Grandpa's face!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Easter Weekend 2017

Easter weekend was a GOOD one!!!

 On Thursday, to get the weekend started off right, Nana B came to Van Buren. BOTH of my kiddos were awarded with top writer awards for their class this quarter! We are so proud of them!

Ella in the back middle...
Luca on the back left...

 On Friday, we headed over to Nana B and Papa Bo's to stay the night and for Easter fun...


 The girl's Easter bunny gifts...

 And the boy's Easter bunny gifts...

 Later that afternoon, we put on our new Easter pjs from the Easter bunny and finished decorating our eggs!

Have I mentioned how thrilled I am to be home?!?! ;) We had our annual Easter get together with family...something we've missed out on for a few years now. It was so nice to be we never left! It is also fun because we have a big group of little kids again!

Ella + Ellie!

 Sweet matching sissies!
 egg loot :)
 I finally got to hold sweet baby Ellie again! Her and Olli are going to have so much fun next year when she's up and toddling around :)
 And they're off!

 Got one!
 Love the look of pure joy on my sweet boy's face!

 Does it get any cuter than this?
This was Ella's first time to sing in front of people let alone an entire church! She was so nervous and wondered why she thought it was a good idea that morning in the first place :) My beautiful brave girl went ahead and with it and she sang beautifully. I was so proud of her!

 Here are a few fun pics from Milo's Easter party at school :)

 Time for the egg hunt!

 Chatting it up with his buddies :)

Here are a few more pics of Milo today at school. I love seeing him and how happy he is! What a cutie.

And finally...a few fun pics I came across from a couple of years ago. It is crazy how much life happens in such a short amount of time!