Thursday, June 30, 2011


I am super behind on what we've been up to so I'll try to catch up. My BFF, Brennan, and her family came to visit us on their way to a family reunion in Wisconsin. We were SO happy to see them and have to give her husband, Kevin, major props for driving them here from Austin, TX. Bren and Kevin are Micah's godparents and we are godparents to their kids, Collin and Liam. Noah and Collin hit it off immediately whenever they are together. Being with them reminds me just how much I miss that awesome chica- another reason to plan a visit to the fall.
Brennan and Collin recently had birthdays so we had to celebrate with a cake. :)
We took a trip to the Science Museum and it seemed to hit all the right notes with the boys.

Slip N Slide

I found a slip n slide at Target and we broke it out yesterday. The giggles and pure joy on their faces made it $10 very well spent.

This is why I LOVE my brother Tyler. He gave them both a demo.

Birthday shopping

Shopping at Toys R Us for a birthday gift sure is fun.

St Louis Park Parade

Our new house sits in the most fabulous location. We are two blocks from St. Louis Park and this year we walked to the city's annual parade. The boys loved it, especially the candy.

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Shortly after I had Celia a friend told me about her hair stylist who does house calls. Sign me up please! Yesterday she came over to do my hair and give the boys a summer cut. My girlfriend, Jenny, and her daughter Syliva came too. We let the kids watch shows during their cuts and rewarded them with lollipops just like the kid salon. After all was said and done I am left debating the benefits of at home saloning because despite trying to stay on top of the hair it went everywhere. What a mess.


We finally got our the baby playmat last weekend. Celia approves.

her playmate.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New wheels

Noah had outgrown his bike so we started looking for a 16". Shawn scored a well used but perfect for Noah option on craigslist. Noah is pretty excited and enjoying our nightly family walk/ride more than ever.

Friday, June 17, 2011

If only

I had a dollar for every time that someone says, "You have your hands full" or "Wow, your mommy is busy." I'd be on my way to fine living.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sanity saver

Micah has been challenging our parenting muscles for several months now but the last few weeks have been some doozies. I find myself saying the serenity prayer and singing "Kumbayah" over and over. I say them not to be reverent but to get myself to lighten up. Funny enough, Micah loves that song and requests it. Every time I sing it I can't help but crack up so it is the perfect ointment for what is going on in this crazy household. We need all the laughs we can get.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

3 months old

Looks who's three months old! Our sweet baby girl, she is a keeper for sure.

They all look SO much alike.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Soccer hijinks

Thankfully we have only one soccer game left for the spring season. Then we are taking a long hiatus, at least a year. The games are at 5:15pm, which is a really hard time and with three kids and Shawn attending about half the games it is too much for this mom to juggle.

Unfortunately Micah decided he wanted to run into the parking lot during Thursdays game. I was chasing after him with Celia in hand and I was not amused. I threatened, "Do you want to go sit in the van?" and he replied, "Yes!." Oops, that blew up in my face. :) The latter half of the game he was better behaved climbing in and out of Celia's carseat that was in the stroller. Not the most steady or easiest thing for him to be getting into which is why he loved every minute of it.

These photos are SO Micah. I am constantly wondering how Shawn and I ended up with such a stinkeroo. Good thing we love that stinkeroo so darn much.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Not free, but good, easy entertainment...just call the ADT installer.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Noah says

"My favorite part about mosquitos is when they go away."

Monday, June 6, 2011

Water Fun

I just checked the weather and we have hit 100 degrees. Here's where I must mention that we just had air conditioning installed in our new house and it was completed on Friday. Can we say in the nick of time!?

We spent the morning outside playing in the water. More of the same to come after naps.

Sweet Celia

Here's a quick snapshot of our sweet baby girl.

Church Songs

One night last week Shawn and I were getting Micah ready for bed. Micah was signing a song and we couldn't figure out what it was then Shawn said, "Take and drink?" Sure enough, that is what he was singing. Just when I thought he was paying no attention in church, we got a good laugh out of that.


Jane and Dennis came to help us move over Memorial Day weekend. Thank goodness, we could have never done it without them.

These are some of my favorite pictures ever. Noah and Grandpa Dennis reading the paper.
Then they each had their own section.

Cherry Picker

Micah said this was a cherry picker. Okey dokey.