Monday, October 29, 2012

Hello, Monday

 Hello to these cuties and my mom for watching Alex while Kelli and I went to Six Flags

Hello to rides and fun aunts

Hello to a beautiful, but cold day

Hello to costumes and Bass Pro shop

Hello to snuggles

Hello to one last time cutting the grass until next spring

Hello to fun balloon surprises before church

Hello to my new addiction

Hello to a new haircut

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Fall fun

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Some fun videos

Just wanted to share some new videos.

Happy Wednesday!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Date 10 of 12: Halloween Party

Friday night we headed out for a Halloween party. :) (And our October Date!) :)
It was fun to dress up and also "match" the boys too!

 It was a few of Mike's coworkers and their significant other and we had such a great night out.
We also counted this as our October date night. With SO many things going on this month and not any time to set up another night out, this counted as ours and I'm so happy Erica was able to watch the boys for us so we could get out for a night.

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Happy 8th birthday to my niece, Mallory!
We love you so much!!!

Can you believe how fast these years have gone by??!!!
Here's 7
and her 6th birthday
5 years old
4 years old
3 years old

Happy happy birthday Mal P. Love you!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wordless Wednesday...Fall edition

Monday, October 15, 2012

Hello Monday

Hello to a fun weekend

Hello to a fun way to collaborate pictures and other bloggers/friends/strangers...want to see what she did for the month of September? Click here....and then send pictures for October. The theme is Women Empowerment.

Hello to catching up on the mounds of laundry that is overtaking our house

Hello to cheering on those St. Louis Cardinals. #12in12

Hello to watching that crazy guy jump from space, break some records and not die.

Hello to finalizing Halloween costumes for this Friday's party!!

Hello to October being halfway over! gah!

Hope you had a great weekend and a good Monday!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Weekend Update

Busy, busy weekend...

 Our 3rd annual washer tournament in honor of Aunt Barb.
There was lots of laughs, stories, and thoughts remembering Barb.

Lots of cousins, kids, jumping, popsicles, laughs, tears and fun!!

LOVE our family xoxo

Lots of chicken chasing...

 4 generations...

 and my mom with the winners...

A trip to Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival
A perfect day :)

Hope you had a great weekend too!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Happy 3rd!!!

Happy 3rd Birthday to our nephew, Ethan!!!!
We love you so much!!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Monday, October 8, 2012

Hello, Monday

Hello Monday...
Hello cold weather...brrr!!!
Hello to a productive day
Hello to a St. Louis trip tonight/tomorrow for an ELL conference
Hello to my parents watching the boys for us tomorrow
Hello to my MIL for helping watch A during the week
Hello to trying to figure out a couples Halloween costume (for Mike and I...not the boys)
Hello to a new week...

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Today I...

Today I...

  • visited with friends in town from Nashville and was sad to say goodbye
  •  watched Sawyer, Evan, Ryan and Mike (freeze) and play soccer outside this morning
  • loaded and unloaded the dishwasher 3 times
  • ate 3 chocolate chip cookes
  • started laundry twice when I forgot to change the load
  • took care of a snotty 1year old and a tiired 3year old
  • hope the MUPD wifes had a great time last night since I had to cancel at my house b/c A was sick...
  • thinking about a girls night out soon!
  • packed for St. Louis Monday night/Tuesday for me and the boys
  • packed my school stuff for the conference on Tuesday in STL
  • cleaned the toys up off the living room floor three too many times today
  • watched the Cardinals
  • took the boys to get Evan some pants that actually fit
  • talked with my sister in law, Amanda
  • texted some friends
  • made lunch and dinner :)
  • cleaned up strawberry milk that "accidentally" fell into Evan's dinner plate (and the table and floor)
  • bathed two kids
  • cut Alex's fingernails
  • watched The Lion King
  • listened to Alex scream multiple times (we are working on that inside voice)
  • broke up fights
  • made E sit on the potty
  • started planning Christmas gifts
  • laughed
  • read books
  • watched the boys play "chase"
  • had a ticklefest
  • Enjoyed my Sunday and I hope you did too! :)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Field Trip

We couldn't get a babysitter today so I stayed home. It was perfect timing because my students (3-5th grade) were going and I wouldn't be seeing them at school today anyway.
They headed to Bradford Farms for some pumpkin picking and corn maze and a tractor ride. I got permission to go and bring Evan and Alex.
They were in heaven! My students loved helping Evan though the corn maze....they took off with him and I'm sure they got lost, but we all ended up at the same place and Evan had a blast. They got to pick their own pumpkins as long as they could carry them! :)

It was a great morning. Alex fell asleep immediately in the car and even stayed asleep when I carried him inside and even changed his diaper...He was wiped out!

They had to raise their hands when they were ready for help cutting their pumpkins off of the vine :)