Monday, September 1, 2014

Visitors and September

While the husband is on a 10 day adventure, we were lucky enough to have Poppy and Danielle visit us.  I was incredibly thankful that not only they came to see us but they also knew I would need them this very weekend.  Funny how your parents can know even before you do.

It was a quick trip but the kids and I enjoyed it.
Lunch at Chuy's


They took the girls to the Fashion Mall.
Hudson chewed on his first shopping cart.
No worries, I sanitized it and lysoled it.
When did she grow up?
Dang those geese, such a pain.
Pretty?
Yes.
A pain?
Yes.
Waiting on one to bite us in the front yard.
The girls are still really into Frozen.
HG plans on being Elsa for Halloween so I found this cute beanie to surprise her with on Jane.com.

Of course we would do some fun things while they were here.
One of the highlights was the Soldiers and Sailors Monument.

It was in downtown Indy and our first trip down there.
Kind of reminded us of Lodo in Denver but not as clean.
Like I said though, it was our first trip down there.



Oh sweet baby boy.
Oh how we love thee.


Into everything.
Working on something outside my box.
The white behind the initials isn't white today.

Hi Minnie
Breakfast today.
My car managed to squeeze in the garage.
if you ever wonder what we do when the husband is gone, the girls and I work.
Work, work work.
Crazy weather today.
News keeps telling us the worse is on its way.
while the living room isn't even decorated, HG has been on a count down for fall decorations.
I said no to halloween decorations but yes to fall.
There is a print behind the mirror that you can see creeping out.
Third year for those glittery pumpkins.
Hudson is crawling all over the place and pulling up.
These aren't good things when stuff is coming out.
Nothing like steam cleaning carpets on Labor Day.
Crawling baby + throwing up a lot = YUK!

Oh Harper is a hoot.



Oh she is a special girl, she loves with every single ounce of her body.
Every single tiny ounce she has in her, she loves everyone and hate will never exist in her body.
I wish all kids had a heart like hers, it is beautiful. 
Please say a prayer for her. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Are we crazy?

Are we crazy that we are actually enjoying Indiana?
Sometimes it actually scared us that we are really enjoying it.
Yesterday reached 90 for the first time all summer in our town but the humidity is sky high.
I am enjoying the summer temps but this humidity can be rough.

While we are still working away on our lease home up here, getting into a school routine, managing all of the husband's traveling, we are still finding time for a little fun here and there.

Mia came out to visit for a week.
All three kids loved every single minute of it.
Harper and Hudson enjoyed all the reading she did, HG enjoyed the snuggles and having someone on her side.  Hudson laughed every time he would look at her, it was so cute.  Both girls were sad to see Mia leave and haven't fully understood that it is a long way to her house.  Thank you Mia for coming out to visit us, our first visitor to Indiana.   She is going to have an incredibly busy schedule the next two years so we treasured this time with her out here.

The kids and I are gearing up for our next visitors over Labor Day while the husband plays.


Mia reading to the babies
They love it when she reads to them.
Lots of gymnastics for this gal.

Big boy loves the bath alone.
Southwestern egg white omelet at the Original Pancake House.
Froyo after school treat before HG's gymnastics.

Baby boy wanted some.

And he is opening drawers.....and everything else!
Hudson climbed in this kitchen more than once and pulled the entire kitchen over on him more than once.
Needless to say, that kitchen it no longer with us.
Some little kid will be thrilled for a play kitchen.
Precious little girl.
Quite the afternoon snack.
HG has begged for her name above her in a wall decal since we were decorating for Harper's nursery. I always said her prints and canvases were so much nicer but she still asked for one.  I let her order any one she wanted and it turned out cute. Way to go Hailey Grace!
She and I were on a mission one day looking for rain jackets.
We have been soaked lately and even with umbrellas, we were soaked.
Six stores later, we still didn't have one.
Mission accomplished now thanks to Costco and Target, two of our favorite stores.
Now only if we can find shoes for big, skinny feet!
He is such a hoot and loves that he is almost as big as Harper.
She typically lets him climb and drool on him.

I am sure you have always wondered what would happen to ivory soap in the microwave.
I mean isn't this something we all wonder?
Thanks to Pinterest, we now know.
I will admit that we were all glued to the microwave and played with the result.
Big boy sporting a new outfit Grandmommy sent back with Daddy.



Saturday, we were crazy and adventurous.
We took the kids to a mall, on a Saturday.
Both of those things rarely happen.
Sure we do stuff on Saturdays and sure we shop but rarely to an indoor mall.
HG was beside herself with excitement.
She got a second trip back later Saturday night and was able to buy some jewelry.
Special day for sure.
Besides the mall, we made our rounds at various shopping places.
We left the house at 11 in the morning and returned home at 8:30.
Around 2, we thought we were close to a melt down but we were pleasantly surprised that everyone pulled through.
By 8:30, they were done.
We were done.
I think allowing them to play on the play area some helped.


He kept watching Harper eat from the squeeze pouches in the car last week and screaming for one.
It took him a minute but he mastered them.  Go Hudddy!
I love that I can hand him one in his chair while cooking dinner and he can still nibble on finger food or what we are having.
These things are so gross, terribly gross.
I wiped it down and then sprayed Lysol.
Harper needed some extra help and I forgot my carrier at home on Saturday.
Macy's had a balloon lady, the girls went crazy over them.
Then HG picked out some lovely shoes.
Trying out curtains.
I love love love these but they just didn't work with the color of the wall.

These are the husband's vote and I love the pattern.
I wish they weren't sheer.
We're still looking, these might end up in the dinning room.
He loves giving her kisses and rolling with her.
She is incredibly strong for her size so we have to watch them closely.

Chris gave Harper a bite of something and Hudson needed one too.
The bear crawling has begun.
We are baby proofing everything again.
Can he always be this size and precious please?
My girl and her owl sleep mask .
Sunday the two youngest and I headed out to return and look for shoes for big skinny feet.
We waited 30 minutes in line at TJ Maxx.
Thirty minutes.
They said I could come back on a Monday or Tuesday and only have to wait 15 or less.
What?
They are that busy up here.
Boots and bows for this gal lately.
Can you guess how many times she fell off?
We will be investing in an helmet just her size.
This gal had a big day yesterday morning.
She slept from 11 until 4 yesterday so naturally was up until 10:30.
She just crashed jumping off her bed so hoping that means she is back to normal today.
All evening she was falling, even when sitting up.
Heading to school looking adorable.
She loves school and her new friends.
Can't we just start at 10 in the morning mom?