Saturday, April 25, 2015

April around here

Our April is almost over...we have had lots of fun around here and have tried to stay intentional with our time even in the busy seasons of our life.  I can't even believe all the wonderful people we have around us who are such a blessing on our whole families lives.  We have loved the spring temperatures!  I just wish the rain would stop canceling our games because it's making our May even busier than it was originally, but we will make it work!
Our April has been about tree climbing {of course on our weeping willow}, soccer x3, baseball practices, a little "April Shower", growing in my faith and relationships with women at church, a boy learning about his dad's work, some muffin eating, friendships & a "puggy"....  {love}
Thank you God for all your blessings!

Love this tree, these three, and the memories they will have of this...

My little Blue Angel ready to start her soccer season!

Love our bitty soccer Blue Angels team!!

Yep, looks about right for bitty soccer ;)

Thank you Coach Ryan x 2!  

Now look at these tough Green Grenades :).

Love the tongue action from this boy!

My little Green Gator too!  Such a hard working team!  We love soccer around here!

But we also love baseball...and our boys practices are in full swing!  Can't wait to see these two play this season!
First, we have Avery on the Bathtubs!  No joke, that's their name :)!  Avery's looking good at practices.

This boy is starting his debut baseball season...I think the baseball pants are pretty cute on him!

We had a little "April Shower to bring a May flower" baby shower here.  Lots of fun and can't wait to meet the sweet baby girl!

MOPS is a big part of my life and I have made so many wonderful relationships through it.  In April, we had our yearly MOPS & POPS event where the husbands come too.  It was a great 80s party!

Avery had his first "official" take your child to work day with Ryan because Garmin's program starts with 2nd graders.  Avery loved his afternoon learning about being an engineer!

Since Ryan makes GPS for airplanes, Avery got to pilot using Garmin's GPS a simulated airplane.  Ryan said Avery landed without crashing...yeah :)!

Avery also made an electromagnetic fishing pole.

And a little picture taking in the "superhero" staircase with his friend!

Avery as a little engineer at Ryan's cute!  Thanks Garmin for making families a priority!

I got a little time with my boys too at Muffins with Mom!  Love being able to do these things with my kiddos!

A free Friday afternoon with some friends watching the 3D version of Home!  So fun!

And we'll wrap up this post with the last member of our family...Bella.  A "little puggy" wearing a little pug shirt....oh Evan.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter weekend 2015

We had a wonderful Easter weekend!  Love my family & friends!  Here's a quick recap.

Ryan had Friday off work (boo to the school district for not taking Good Friday off) so he stayed home with Ellie while the boys were at school and I nannied.  Ellie loved having time alone with her daddy!  They played a little princesses and got a little dirt...sounds like a perfect combo :).  Love them both!

Grandmommy & Granddaddy came up for the weekend and Kelsey came over.  Fun times looking through the kiddos old baby books.

A little catch with Granddaddy!

Then off to the soccer fields to cheer on the boys!  The boys love having a cheering section!

Go Gators!

& Gators!

We get home to find that we had been "Egged" by some great friends!  An Easter egg hunt in our front yard!

An Easter egg hunt with G&G and some Easter gifts and my birthday gifts all on Saturday night with the family!

Then off course dying some eggs!

Sunday morning it was the hunt for the Easter egg baskets!  Evan found his pretty quickly under the chair.

Ellie found hers next up high on the china cabinet.

Avery's basket was pretty hard to find this year...but he finally did find it hidden behind some cereal boxes in the pantry.

Some happy (and tired :) kiddos.

Some gifts included this cross necklace for Ellie.

And Avery's new action bible (he doesn't really look like it, but he was pretty excited about it:).  Love the comic book approach to the bible! 

We are ready to head off to church!

Avery church we had the aunts and some friends over for lunch and another egg hunt!  They are ready!

Eggs down low...

...and eggs way up high!

We wrapped up the weekend with a real raw egg fight with some friends!  Lots of eggs being broken on each other...a little bit of crying because they were a mess or brother threw one in your face...but they had lots of fun!

You can't tell it in this picture, but we were a mess.  Especially me and the back of my head that Ryan got with an egg....payback mister ;).....

We are blessed!  

Sunday, March 29, 2015

our march madness

What's been going on this March around here?  Lots and I love it!  Love spring!

Soccer practices have started up for the boys...

This boy celebrated his birthday at G&G's house with ice cream cake!

We celebrated St. Pat's at Rolla with their parade.  Evan got a little crazy waving his hands for candy :).  He really loved it!

We got to see lots of puppies at a family friend's house.  My kiddos were in heaven.

Evan never wanted to leave this spot.

This boy let Grandmommy pull his first tooth.  So big!

Love this...spending time with Granddaddy over spring break looking at old pictures.

We then spent a morning with lots of our favorite friends seeing a Charlotte's Web play.  My kids loved it after reading the book this past summer.

We are blessed with so many great friends!

We then spent that afternoon hanging out with everyone else in KC :) at Science City.

My boys favorite part of science city...the tug of war.

Spring break was also about getting things done around here...which included a whole day of cleaning out closets.

The kiddos & I spent a few hours at the KC zoo on a beautiful spring day.

Love these three and how much they are growing up.  No stroller today at the zoo.  I think E&E barely made it walking ;), but we accomplished it....woohoo!

This girl had her last gymnastics class for the season since she will be starting up soccer too.

Ellie loved Friday afternoons with these girls!

We went to Garmin's annual Easter egg hunt.  Love traditions!  However, this is Avery's last year to do it because he will be too old next sad.  His plan is just to help out Ellie next year :).

So many eggs!

Trust me they were happy....just so cold.  Maybe the next time mom tells them to put their jacket on before they get out of the car they will listen....maybe, but probably not :).

The boys had their first soccer games of the season!  Love!  When did this boy start looking so old??  No goals for Avery yet, but he played really well!  He was so excited to get #10 this year, the same number as his idol Leo Messi!

My little #6 scoring his first goal of the season!

What does the little sister do when she has to watch back to back soccer games on a Saturday?  Why build a cone house, of course!

Love our little kindergarten team and Coach Ryan!  Fun times!

We are ready to start our super crazy April!