Thursday, November 13, 2014

Abraham is 7!


Abraham turned 7! 

 He wanted an Angry Birds cake. I had much more elaborate plans in my mind, but this is what he got. 

 Seriously, the best face ever!
 I just love how excited he is about his cake. 

 Annemarie had no trouble remembering how to eat cake from her birthday a month before. 
These are out of order, but Ken and I went and had lunch with Abraham at school. He got to choose one special friend to come eat on the stage with us. 
(note the mysterious disappearing hand)

Happy Birthday Abraham!!! We love you. 

Pumpkin Patch


My kids begged me for days to go to a pumpkin patch. I'm not sure where they got the idea from, since it is something we've never done before. Anyway, we found a little pumpkin stand not far from the house and took the kids. They loved it. Rex told everyone we met for days that he'd gone to the pumpkin patch. 

 This is the best of about a dozen tries to take this picture. I guess you take what you can get.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Talk Like Pirate Day


Annemarie's birthday falls on National Talk Like a Pirate Day. So we geared up and headed to Krispy Kreme.
 Cutest baby pirate.
 The kids love dressing up almost as much as they love doughnuts!
 The boys made their own pirate hats this year.
 6 dozen free doughnuts! 
(For those who don't know, Krispy Kreme gives you a free doughnut just for talking like a pirate on this day, but if you dress like a pirate they give you a free dozen doughnuts! And don't worry, we as a family didn't even make it through half of those!)

Happy 1st Birthday Annemarie!


Annemarie turned one on September 19th. She had a beautiful new birthday dress!
 (and a cute headband I made that she wore for maybe 10 minutes!)
 Ken and I decided that she didn't really need much so we didn't get her any presents, but Grandma's and Aunt Carie were more than happy to spoil her!

 She just looks SO big!

 The birthday cake!
 She was the funniest of all my kids with her cake. She was so hesitant at first and didn't want to touch it. She kept leaning down and just licking it. 
 She gradually got braver and started using her hands.

 She finally got the hang of things and dug right in. 
 And loved it (and all the attention she was getting too!)

Happy Birthday Annemarie!! We love you.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Labor Day


Ken had the day off for Labor Day, so we took the kids to Shelley Lake to walk around and play. Ken found this awesome creepy tree. 
 Abraham pretending to be a bucket head zombie.
 Tyler's defense.
 I love this picture of a sweet girl and her daddy. 

Afternoon at the park


We hit the park one Saturday afternoon. Annemarie took her first selfie...
 As I looked through the pictures, I realized my kids need to learn how to close their mouths. These pictures were not staged. 

Iron Man


Our youth had an auction night to raise money for camp. Look who I ran into. My kids weren't there and I was totally the cool mom when I showed them this picture!