Friday, November 27, 2015

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Saturday, November 21, 2015


And while Ella is at piano, this is what the waiting room looks like...

Friday, November 20, 2015

Piano lessons

Ella has been taking piano lessons and loving them!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015

My kitchen helper

this one loves to bake all of a sudden. and cook. and cut vegetables.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Pre Halloween Activities

 Kindergarten Halloween Parade

 Halloween at dance class. (Unfortunately Josie was sick for her dress up day, but at least she had her princess nightgown on from school where they had a pajama party for Halloween instead of dressing up.)

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Who does Ruth look like?

There are people who say that she looks "just like Ella and Josie" and then there are the people who say "she doesn't look anything like Ella and Josie." haha While I don't think that Ella and Josie look a ton alike, there definitely is some resemblance in their baby pictures.  Ruth, however is a whole other story. I DON'T think she looks at all like Ella and Josie. Her hair is darker, her eyes are darker and shaped differently. I do often think she looks like her cousin Mark though. But I never had really thought much about it. My friend was over and saw the generational photos we had in the bedroom, and was like "who is that? she looks just like Ruth?!" And while it was hard to find a picture of Ruth in a similar picture with a similar facial expression, she does look A LOT like Omi!!!

Here is the silly goose making funny faces :)

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Christmas Card preview :)

 We tried a christmas card photo shoot, but it quickly turned into a pajamas outside in the afternoon in the wood shed photoshoot..

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Apple Picking

 We waited a little late in the season to go apple picking, but a cool, brisk, fall day, with lots of Halloween things going on meant no crowds, no lines, but still lots of apples.


 They even had fire pits going throughout the orchard!

I can't think of a better place to eat a cider donut!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Emily's Baptism

 We had a great time visiting with cousins a couple weeks ago to celebrate Emily's baptism!

 She loves being a big cousin :)

Monday, October 19, 2015

It's about time!!!!

She is still very particular about when she will actually do it, but she CAN do it... kind of :)

Sunday, October 18, 2015


We had so many great photos of our Disney trip, I thought it would be easier to just share the photobook with you than post all the pics individually!!! SO here it is!

Friday, October 2, 2015

The trip was really magical :)

I know there are some of you who are checking daily for Disney posts, and I am working on it... there are just so many pictures. But I will give you this sneak peek into the Magic of our trip!!!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Ella's 6th Birthday

Ella had her birthday party at Challenge Rocks, a new rock climbing gym. I was really impressed with how organized everything was, especially for the large group of kids and ages we had. There were as many 3/4 year olds as there were 6 year olds, but everyone had an awesome time!!!

 First the kids did some trampoline jumping and then played some games with these foam blocks.

 Then they all got suited up for the rock climbing.

 They listened to some rules....

 and then they got right to it! Ella did awesome. She had been to a climbing birthday before and loved it which is why she chose this for her party.

 Charlie and Caley did their best to keep up with the big kids.

 Then there was the zipline..... she had not done this before and she got to go first!

 Josie thought it was cool, but she wasn't ready to try it yet.

 Caley was though!

 And Charlie!!

Happy Birthday Ella!!!