Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Halloween has changed a lot in the last 6 years. :D This year was a lot of fun with the ages our kids are.  They got to participate in several different halloween festivities.  First was Trunk or Treat at church.  They kids loved it and got tons of candy.  It was fun seeing everyone all dressed up in their costumes.  We went with a frozen theme this year and the kids looked adorable!

Preschool was filled with fun activities and the kids loved it.  On Tuesday the kids took their pumpkins they made and went to the "pumpkin patch" filled with all the kids pumpkins.  They also go to go to a little petting zoo which was a huge hit!

 On Thursday, the kids got to wear their costumes and trick or treat through the halls.  Last year after halloween I bought some costumes on clearance and the kids decided they wanted to wear those to school instead of their frozen costumes.  It was another fun day.

 For Halloween we went to some friends house from church that live in our neighborhood.  The kids had so much fun playing with friends and then had a blast trick or treating through the neighborhood!

 We had a great week doing lots of fun activities!  Now we are looking forward to Thanksgiving coming up!


Monday, November 3, 2014

Brooklyn - 6 Months

How is my baby already half way to being a year old?  This beautiful blue eyes baby girl is getting so big.  She is happy most of the time and will let pretty much anyone hold her.  She loves her brother and sister and they can both make her smile!  We still aren't sleeping as good as I would like but the last 2 nights have been better so hopefully we are getting close.  We had her 6 month appointment last week and she is a healthy baby.  She had to get 4 shots but took them like a champ.  She does have a bit of a cold this week but hopefully that gets better soon.

At 6 months:
*She weighs 16 lbs 13 oz (55th %tile)
*She is 26 in tall (50th %tile)
*She wears 6 month clothes
*She wears size 3 diapers
*She eats every 3 hours during the day
*We are moving to solids twice a day now.  She has tried and liked sweet potatoes, squash, apples, peaches, and bananas.  She has also tried peas but did not care for them.
*She went 12 hours without eating through the night for the first time
*Most nights she still wakes up at least once
*She still loves taking a bath.
*She is starting to get up on her knees but I still think it will be a while until she crawls.
*She hasn't gotten any teeth yet but it looks like it could be any day.

the 6-12 month stage is such a fun one.  They learn and change so much!  I can't wait to watch Brooklyn grow.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Phone Dump

So instead of doing a bunch of different posts to catch up on the last few weeks I am just going to put all the pics I have on my phone here and call it good :D.

The kids, my mom and I went down to Austin/San Antonio for a few days to visit my sisters and went to the zoo.

 These sisters love bath time!
 Christian Care center ground breaking on the GO Campus.
 Having fun with cousin, Luke.
 Fun times at big brothers baseball games

 Brooklyn had her first go at the swings and loved it!

 We got to go to the Family Retreat at Pine Cove and had a blast!  They kids were already asking when we could come back before we even left!  Both kids were so brave and did the zip line and LOVED it!!

 We made our Christmas boxes for kids in Panama.
 This little nugget is growing like crazy!
 We had a blast at the State Fair!

 One day shy of getting engaged on that Ferris Wheel 11 years ago.

 Maddox got hit by the stomach bug.  Thankfully the rest of us were spared!
 Feeling much better!
 Addy got to go to the cutest Frozen Party and had a blast!
 More baseball and another trip to the fair with some of our Aunts, Uncles and grandparents!

Whew. Ok that should have us pretty much caught up now.  Maybe I will do a little better coming up staying up to date :D.  Coming up we have some fun stuff going on.  Two of my favorite people are coming to visit this weekend from Colorado, we have trunk or treat at church, lots of halloween festivities at pre-school, and of course halloween.  This may be the last year I can persuade Maddox to coordinate with the girls so I can't wait to share pics of their cute costumes!!