Lilypie - Kids Birthday

Lilypie - Fourth Birthday

Friday, September 30, 2016

a gambling mama

Sometimes Mama plays the lottery.  Not for money, of course.  It's more like the "I'm not sure what the kids are doing but they're happy and pretty quiet, so I'll take my chances and clean up the mess later so I can get the laundry folded now" lottery.

This time, I lost...



When I told Lauren she had spread booty cream all over herself and Cory, she goes, "It not sunscreen?"  Luckily it was baby fresh scent so our whole house smells good, and the mess really only went on wipeable surfaces.  I'll probably take a similar gamble the next time I have the opportunity... :)

Thursday, September 29, 2016

park day

It was a gorgeous day to take the gang to the park, and everyone had a blast.





This little nugget didn't last long...





A great group shot?  Absolutely. impossible.  I took 37 and these two are the best...


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

fries + frosties

The fab4 and I made a roadtrip to Rapid so Cory could have a family visit.

(Dude.  Check out my suh-weeeeet van!)

While Cory was in his meeting, the rest of us headed to Wendy's for frosties and fries.  Apparently it was their first time ever having frosties?!










We're doing our best to squeeze as much fun as possible into the strangeness of our new world. :)

an outdoor evening

This little cutie is getting so good about smiling [nicely] for pictures.




This bright-eyed buckaroo loved sitting in the grass!




This little buddy just wants to get dirrrrrrty.


This handsome stud is so very proud of his new lego that he has to take it everywhere.



And, guess what -- we harvested more strawberries!  Considering we're the worst gardeners ever, we got some sweetness off those plants this year.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

4 peas in a pod

I reeeeeeally want a good shot of the four kids together, and I'm learning that's a difficult request.





After those shots, I caught this cuteness.

"Come here, buddy!"


"WHOA!"

M :: sitting and smiling

After just a week of being with us, M is now a professional sitter.


And he's SO happy!


Monday, September 26, 2016

our girl

This little girl brings a lot of energy and laughs and action to our lives.


She can't say "Hallelujah" without adding "Amen" at the end.


She really loves to read.



Making people laugh is her number one priority.  "Mama, look!  He's laughing at me!  I'm making him laugh!"


When you're trying to make sad face, but it's hard not to smile...



This girl is such a spunky ray of sunshine!

little man gets a haircut


Woot-woo!!


snoozing baby M

Considering the number of photos I have of this sleeping boy, you'd think he does it a lot...


But he doesn't.


Luckily he's so cute!