Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Those are the words Braden said in his ridiculously loud voice as we entered the family restroom immediately after a gentlemen was leaving. I don’t really know if he was even past Braden yet, when Braden so boisterously shared that bit of information with me. I was trying my hardest not to laugh. One because I didn't want him to keep saying it, and two because I didn't want to breath to deep and fall over from the horrible smell. I can’t even write about this without laughing out loud. The entire bathroom break, Braden kept talking about how bad the bathroom smelt. As he held the door for me to push the stroller out he said, “Let’s get out of this stinky place fast”.

Afterwards, we went into the nursing room so I could feed Graham. As we left the nursing room and walked past the family bathroom again, he yelled “Hey Mommy, here is that stinky bathroom again!” I started to laugh this time…there is only so much I can take before I break. Unfortunately, we turn the corner and the guy that was in the bathroom before us was right there. Thankfully Braden didn’t connect the dots. I could only imagine what he would have said had he known that was the person that made the bathroom stinky :)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Disney’s Princesses on Ice!

DSC01115 (3) I had the great privilege of taking Ellaina and Braden to Disney’s Princesses on ice. It was such a wonderful time! We bought the tickets through my friend’s daughter’s girl scout troop, so the seats were in a nice place. I don’t know how Disney does it, but it was truly magical! They went through the stories of Rapunzel, Cinderella and Tiana. I thought Rapunzel was going to be my favorite, but both Ellaina and I left excited most about Tiana from The Princess and the Frog.

It was originally supposed to be a girls night with just Ellaina and I, but they were able to get an extra ticket. I asked Ellaina if it would be OK for Braden to come as our Prince Charming? Her response was so cute. She said, “Yes, but he doesn't have a costume.” Then she recommended we go buy one :) I thought that was such a sweet response.

It was a great night with my two big kids! The entire first half they both sat on my lap eyes wide with excitement.  It was truly magical!!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Spring Sing

The kids had their Spring Sing at school. It was an opportunity to hear them sing a couple songs and see what they have been working on. We all had a wonderful time and were happy to see both Ellaina and Braden singing. They have been singing the songs around the house, but usually when they get in front of people they both get quiet. It is hard to believe how grown up they are getting. It is going so fast. Ellaina will be graduating Pre-K this year and then off to Kindergarten. Wow….kind of scary. IMG_3952 aIMG_3953IMG_3956IMG_3957IMG_3962IMG_3964IMG_3968IMG_3969

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Found His Tongue

Not only has Graham found his tongue, but he is always chilling with his it out. It is especially cute when he is smiling with his tongue out :) IMG_3673IMG_3660IMG_3654 IMG_3657

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

My Princess Diva!

Ellaina went to a friend’s birthday party and it was so girly and fun! The girls all got to pick out an outfit, get their hair, makeup and nails all done. Then they got to walk the run way. It was so fun seeing her and all the girls get divafied. She was a little shy, which was unusual. At home, she loves to sing and dance all around the house, and every day she is dressed up in a costume. I guess she gets a little shy when around other people. Then again, she sometimes gets shy like that during school activities too :)Nattie's bday (1)Nattie's bday (5)Nattie's bday (11)Nattie's bday (35)Nattie's bday (42)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Five Months Old

IMG_3519Graham is already five months old. He is so much fun and such a happy little guy! I love this age, when their personality really starts to show. He is incredibly easy going and thinks EVERYTHING his brother and sister does is hilarious. We are getting excited to start feeding this chunky monkey baby food. We have tried Gerber Puffs a couple times, but I don’t think they are his favorite. His bottom two teeth are all the way in now, and sharp. If he sneaks my finger in his mouth, it really hurts.  He is still in the co-sleeper next to our bed. That will have to change soon, since he is almost sitting up on his own. It’s time to figure out a new sleeping arrangement :) IMG_3522IMG_3521IMG_3517IMG_3512IMG_3507

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Home Safely

We made it home safely! Couldn’t have asked for more :) The kids wore themselves out swimming at the hotel pool, so we all got a great night sleep! Could not be happier to be home in Daddy’s loving arms. It was along time to be apart, but we are so thankful to have made such fantastic memories in Minnesota!IMG_3398IMG_3386IMG_3411IMG_3414IMG_3391IMG_3390IMG_3423IMG_3429

Friday, March 16, 2012

Minnesota Favorites!

Our trip to Minnesota was the BEST! The kids are at such a fun age and really enjoyed spending time with everyone too. Jason and the kids are living in my parent’s basement apartment  , so the kids had a great time with their cousins and Uncle Jason. We were able to be up to celebrate Papa’s birthday, and take in a movie with Grandma. We have grown fond of our trips to the zoo with Papa. It has become a tradition, and this trip no exception. The weather was beautiful and we had a perfect day with Papa! IMG_3129IMG_3124IMG_3119IMG_3342 IMG_3358IMG_3364IMG_3368IMG_3331IMG_3332IMG_3278IMG_3277IMG_3291IMG_3283IMG_3299IMG_3322IMG_3330IMG_3255

Precious Grandparent Time!