Wednesday, December 19, 2012

what 2am looks like...

Both the boys are battling a bit of bronchitis- so sleep was a luxury last night. In fact- anytime Jack was down- Luke was up. I think i slept from 4am to 5am only. From 12:30am until 3am, Jack thought it was party time! Here's what 2am looks like in his eyes...

Good thing he's so stinkin' cute!

Monday, December 17, 2012

it's been a bit

To my 2 (or 3) faithful readers... i am so sorry that i've been MIA for a month and a half. it's been busy! We had a great Thanksgiving surround by lots of great family and food. I survived a bad case of the flu and luckily didn't pass it on to anyone else in my fam {i think God knows that i can barely handle my own puke, let alone anyone else's!!}.

How have we been celebrating the season? Well right after Thanksgiving we started our Elf on the Shelf. You can learn more about him HERE. He's been busy- but sometimes he doesn't move, and Luke is quick to point that out! Here's a few of his locations as of late...

We also started a new family tradition of going to the zoo lights! My mom and Gary came too! It was kinda cold and a bit rainy- but the boys didn't mind at all. They LOVED it! I think the train was the best way to go- you're covered and you get to see all the lights!

We also got a tree that weekend. They boys had a great time running around at the tree farm looking for the perfect tree. It was too cute!
i'm cutting down the tree!

jack wants to help!

Luke also got to go on a field trip last week to Wentzel Farms! Auntie Maris was there and between her and one of the other moms- i got sent some cute photos of that day! Luke's face cracks me up!!
this one makes me laugh every time!

luke loves to pose with statues!

This past weekend was a super busy one! But before we get started running around- we usually start our mornings off with a good breakfast with bacon. I snapped this cute one of the two littles... so adorbs.
bacon lovers

Saturday afternoon, my mom, aunt corriney and I baked family tradition spritz cookies and Jack got to have his first one. He LOVED it!


 We also had our first of many christmas gatherings! We were at Auntie Jens (and Tayo and Uncle Jeff's) enjoying yummy gourmet grilled cheese and soup!

jack did NOT want this picture- can you tell?

cutie by the tree

aunt jaime and jack

 And i always love it when Maris sends me photos of Luke being silly (she watches him for me 3 days a week and gets him to preschool). This one cracks me up every time. and yes, that's a plug-in protector smooshed on his nose. hahahahaaa


Thursday, November 1, 2012

happy halloween!

We survived yet another year of trick-or-treating! We have an awesome tradition of going to my brother's house and taking all the littles around their great neighborhood! Their neighbors are all SO friendly and all have young kids. It's a great area!

The kids all had a great time- and Grace outlasted us all {the last 2 years she's been a bit scared}!! She had a blast out there this year and kept referring to herself as the "Bravest Princess". 

Here's a few pics of our night.

jack rocking grace's wig. so funny!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Seaside 2012

We went to the beach this weekend to celebrate my mom's 60th birthday early. Thanks so much mom and gary for using your timeshare so we could enjoy the beach! We had great weather, yummy food and some worn-out kids. They had a blast! Here's a few of my favs from this weekend!

the weather was pretty nice!

Luke drew an owl in the sand

he was pooped!

fashion show in the lobby

Jack's first time playing skeeball!

Jack enjoying an oreo

pre dinner appetizers!

crusin the hallways before everyone was up!

Jack loves the seagulls!

enjoying the aquarium

Friday, October 12, 2012

the last week... and then some

Our life in photos----

A cute pic my friend Amy took of Jack at her house

Luke  and I showing off NO CAVITIES!

my first attempt at stuffed bell peppers. OMG. SO GOOD.
You too can make them! CLICK HERE!

Homemade cookies!!

Luke who said he "accidentally drew on himself" yah. right.

Jack with lasagna-face at aunt mar's

Kids on the swings- enjoying the last day of sunshine!

Jack and Dad shooting hoops

ANDDD now it's finally time for another weekend! yay!