Category Archives: Kids

Gearing up for Christmas – Our traditions.

Hayden and Maddy are beyond excited these days.  I find I am excited to see their faces when they open their gifts.  Watching kid’s eye’s light up is the best, isn’t it?  This was St. Nick morning, in the beginning of December.  That’s when we do stockings with all the fun little things. Maddy looking…

Christmas card outtakes

I decided one morning before school that it was the perfect morning to snap a Christmas card picture.  I believe that you need to do these things fast.   I told the kids we were going to take the  picture right now and that it wouldn’t take me longer than 10 minutes.  Maddy thought 5…

Parent chats and a boy on a mission

I am behind at keeping up with life on here, but then does it really matter.    Too many days pass where I want to blog about something or other but I don’t want to miss out on the life that is happening right then.  Somehow I will find a time when I can fit…

Halloween 2012

Some scenes from our Halloween.  Love this mask, I think Maddy just may be sold on being a cat next year. Maddy was a flower fairy, her favorite part was the wings.  Hayden was a ninja. As halloween approached cards and packages started to appear.  Their great Auntie MeToo sent them a package full to…

Pumpkin Patch confession

I have a pumpkin patch confession.  I get more excited to go get pumpkins than my kids.  And it isn’t for the pumpkins.  I love pumpkins but my real love is gourds.  I get giddy with excitement when I see a bin full of gourds. Our pumpkin patch this year was actually a visit to…

Life lately..true colors

The trees have been showing their true colors and I am loving it.  Today I think some of our trees will give up their beauty to the wind,  leaf storms are brewing here.  I love the sound of the leaves blowing around. My girl has a serious love affair with these ponies.  They are pulled…

Sprinkler fun!

These pictures were taken a couple weeks ago during labor day weekend.  Maddy was all for trying out the sprinkler, we hadn’t done it all summer. Hayden opted out, he isn’t a big fan of sprinklers. I thought looking at these pictures would make me wistful for summer, but I guess I have transitioned to…

Maddy’s 1st day of 4 year old Preschool

Maddy started preschool this past Monday.  She was beyond excited to get back to school. This year she is going in the afternoons, preschool at 8:35am in the morning just wasn’t going to work this year.   This did mean on the first day of school she had to adjust to the fact that Hayden…

Hayden’s 1st day of 3rd Grade

Hayden started school September 4th. That morning was hard, I think it was the combination of such a fun summer and the fact that Hayden was heading off to a new school that had me so emotional. Hayden did great with the school change, it meant we got to carpool with a friend he loves…

What will they remember from this summer?

As our summer is rapidly coming to an end, I have been thinking a lot about what my kids will remember from this summer. Will they remember that for most of the month of August we dog sat for a couple of my families dogs?   Will Maddy remember how she loved to play “tag”…

Category Archives: Kids

Gearing up for Christmas – Our traditions.

Hayden and Maddy are beyond excited these days.  I find I am excited to see their faces when they open their gifts.  Watching kid’s eye’s light up is the best, isn’t it?  This was St. Nick morning, in the beginning of December.  That’s when we do stockings with all the fun little things. Maddy looking…

Christmas card outtakes

I decided one morning before school that it was the perfect morning to snap a Christmas card picture.  I believe that you need to do these things fast.   I told the kids we were going to take the  picture right now and that it wouldn’t take me longer than 10 minutes.  Maddy thought 5…

Parent chats and a boy on a mission

I am behind at keeping up with life on here, but then does it really matter.    Too many days pass where I want to blog about something or other but I don’t want to miss out on the life that is happening right then.  Somehow I will find a time when I can fit…

Halloween 2012

Some scenes from our Halloween.  Love this mask, I think Maddy just may be sold on being a cat next year. Maddy was a flower fairy, her favorite part was the wings.  Hayden was a ninja. As halloween approached cards and packages started to appear.  Their great Auntie MeToo sent them a package full to…

Pumpkin Patch confession

I have a pumpkin patch confession.  I get more excited to go get pumpkins than my kids.  And it isn’t for the pumpkins.  I love pumpkins but my real love is gourds.  I get giddy with excitement when I see a bin full of gourds. Our pumpkin patch this year was actually a visit to…

Life lately..true colors

The trees have been showing their true colors and I am loving it.  Today I think some of our trees will give up their beauty to the wind,  leaf storms are brewing here.  I love the sound of the leaves blowing around. My girl has a serious love affair with these ponies.  They are pulled…

Sprinkler fun!

These pictures were taken a couple weeks ago during labor day weekend.  Maddy was all for trying out the sprinkler, we hadn’t done it all summer. Hayden opted out, he isn’t a big fan of sprinklers. I thought looking at these pictures would make me wistful for summer, but I guess I have transitioned to…

Maddy’s 1st day of 4 year old Preschool

Maddy started preschool this past Monday.  She was beyond excited to get back to school. This year she is going in the afternoons, preschool at 8:35am in the morning just wasn’t going to work this year.   This did mean on the first day of school she had to adjust to the fact that Hayden…

Hayden’s 1st day of 3rd Grade

Hayden started school September 4th. That morning was hard, I think it was the combination of such a fun summer and the fact that Hayden was heading off to a new school that had me so emotional. Hayden did great with the school change, it meant we got to carpool with a friend he loves…

What will they remember from this summer?

As our summer is rapidly coming to an end, I have been thinking a lot about what my kids will remember from this summer. Will they remember that for most of the month of August we dog sat for a couple of my families dogs?   Will Maddy remember how she loved to play “tag”…