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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Our favorite Valentine turns SIX!


Sweet. Caring. Thoughtful. Generous. Artistic. Creative. Smart. Loving. 
She is a dress-and-leggings lover, excellent reader, sloppy writer, messy-room haver, bead maker, card crafter, cook, and great friend.

Love her so much. Happy SIX birthday!


Friday, February 7, 2014


Carter is FOUR!!!  I was looking back at his post and update from a year ago, and it's crazy how much he has grown and changed!

He loves...
* his cowboy boots and "John Deere pants" as he calls them.
* playing outside or in the snow
* his brother and sister, even though he's the button-pusher
* looking at books
* babies and always wants to hold them whenever he can
* preschool
* coloring and other art

He's enthusiastic and energetic and overall very HAPPY boy and quick to smile, that's pretty much always described him. His vocabulary has completely taken off in the past year, it's AMAZING. He talks in full sentences (although still a bit stuttery sometimes) and is pretty understandable to most anyone. He dresses himself and potties by himself although he often says he "needs a little help". As a mom, it's hard to know when he wants to do things by himself and when he still needs me. But he clearly lets me know!!!  LOL  He attends big-kid Sunday school class and usually sits in church with us instead of staying in nursery. He walks beside the shopping cart now instead of sitting in it. So many big adjustments!

He's a great little guy, and I'm so thankful he's part of our family!!!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

2014 Adventure List

Alright, tonight after dinner we got out the big white board and together listed ideas for our 2014 Adventure List, with Kevin and I also contributing at least one idea each too!  =)  So here we go, most of these activities look very do-able and surprisingly different from last year's list! I kinda thought the kids would just say the same things (zoo, children's museum, etc) so I'm excited for some new experiences.... That's exactly what this list is all about!! A few of these are already in the works...

1. Go ice skating.

2. Go swimming.

3. Go to REAL beach.

4. Ride in a boat at (local lake).

5. Go to inside playground.

6. Go mini-golfing.

7. Go to the races.

8. Stay in a hotel with a hot pool and water park.

9. Go to LegoLand.

10. Go to Grandma's house.

11.  See the mountains.

12. Ride in an airplane.