Saturday, October 3, 2015


This vacation was the end of  May 2015
We were able to vacation with our best friends and godparents to our kids (Tommy and I are also the godparents to their girls)  Saylor (their oldest girl) is a few months younger than John Thomas and Presley (their youngest daughter) is a few months older than Maxwell so they all have so much fun together. Jenna's dad was gracious and allowed us all to stay at his house in Sonoma. We relaxed, ate lots of amazing food and drank good wine.

On the plane


5hour plane ride with 2kids.....ugh

view from the house

view from my bedroom

Lacaster Winery, Sonoma California

View from the house 

Our attempts for a good family picture.....

Great times and great memories with our best friends

Summer Wrap Up

Since it's officially fall and 48degrees here today (UGH!!) I should do a wrap up post about our summer. We had a wonderful summer with two growing, BUSY boys. We filled the summer with lots of pool time, playground, trampoline and fun:) John Thomas swimming improved so much as the summer went on! Maxwell started the summer loving his float and finished the summer wanting nothing to do with it;)

Maxwell is started walking at 15 months, same as John Thomas. He turned 16 months a couple days ago and is now basically running everywhere now. He does not like to stay still, ever. My only hope is when he gets hungry and eats or when he is asleep. At 14 months he went down to one nap a day, its anywhere from an hour to (occasionally) two hours. The two hour naps are amazing! I actually am able to eat lunch in peace and do a few things. He can say momma, dada, bubba, dog and milk. He loves waving and blowing kisses. He is such a sweet boy. The best thing in the world is watching John Thomas and Maxwell together. John Thomas is an amazing big brother and Maxwell adores him.
John Thomas started back to school. He goes to First School three mornings a week and Tuesday school once a week. He also does lunch bunch at school twice a week. He loves it all! Tuesday school is at a local church and it is an great program! Every week is a different letter (and number) and a bible story to go with the letter. They have puppets and/or people dressed up to do the bible story and he will come home and tell me the story with so many details. I love that he is learning and retaining the bible stories so well.

Youngs Dairy Farm

He loves fishing!

First time making rice crispy treats

Touch a Truck

As soon as Maxwell is finished eating he throws his tray and food to let you know he is ready to get out of his highchair. Speaking of highchair he decided about a week ago he no longer likes sitting in it and fights you to make him sit in it. Put him in a regular chair at the table he completely happy.

 John Thomas being a fire fighter

 John Thomas loves bounce houses!! 
And Maxwell can not wait to be big enough to go with him!

Sweet brotherly love 

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Life lately

for some reason i have had the hardest time making time to update this blog. Tommy is watching the kids and I'm sitting in the basement trying to catch up on Maxwells baby book and write a post:)

We have had a wonderful summer! 
The boys got a new playground that has been wonderful

we have a trampoline

spent lots of time at the pool

 we workout

                                                John Thomas had his first basketball camp

July 4th 

Sweet Maxi occasionally stops moving to sleep and eat

 new toys for those rainy days

 which we had a lot of...

We had the two best weeks when Granna visited for a week followed by Gavin for a week


 and finally a great trip to Minneapolis for a wonderful wedding


 no telling what he did to his big brother:), he loves him!!!

 this kid did not leave the dance floor

love my husband

 Maxwell missed the wedding but mommy was up with him early the next morning to celebrate

 I love summer!