Saturday, November 16, 2013


Apparently Hannah didn't get the memo that "planking" isn't the cool trend that it used to be ;)

Hot Wheels House Party

We were able to host another House Party today--this time it was for Hot Wheels MegaBloks ( We invited lots of Joshua's friends from the neighborhood and church, and we had a great turnout! The kids each got to build a car and use it to try out a bunch of different stunts and tricks in the test facility. I also made stoplight cupcakes for treats--they were gobbled up, so I guess they were a hit! Each of the kids got to take their car home with them to keep and we had a drawing to see who won the second test facility that came with our package--our little buddy Owen won and he was SO excited! Here are a few pictures from the day:

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Family pictures

My sweet and very talented friend Katherine took our family pictures at Lake Benson Park a few weeks ago, and my mom happened to be in town, so we got some of her with the grandkids too! I'm not sharing these in any particular order...enjoy! :)

These last 2 demonstrate that Leah was DONE taking pictures, but David's expression in both of them is hilarious, so I had to include them :)

Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween Costumes 2013

Our theme for costumes this year was "inexpensive consignment shop costumes in my kids' sizes that my mom could find." Thankfully, there were no complaints and the kids had a blast tonight at a Halloween party/trick-or-treat event we attended! I snapped some quick pictures before we left so my mom could see how the kids looked all dressed up :)

Joshua as Harry Potter
(from the best book series ever) 

These $1 goofy glasses from
Michaels crack me up! 

Leah as a Hello Kitty Cowgirl...
this might be the most random
costume I've ever heard of, but
man, is she ever cute! 

Seriously...she is hamming it up
for the camera :) 

Work that catwalk, girl...
get it? Hello Kitty, catwalk...
humor me and giggle a little :) 

Big smiles! 

How are they 5 and 3 years old already?! 

Love them so much! 

And Hannah is our little bumblebee!
She's peeking around the corner
to see what Joshua and Leah are up to :) 

Smiley girl!
That lone little tooth on the bottom
cracks me up! 

I tried to get a group shot...
it is nearly impossible to get all
3 of them to look at the camera
at the same time! In this one,
Joshua and Hannah must be discussing
trick-or-treating strategies...

 And here, Hannah is showing off her
tongue (this is a common trick for her)

Out of a dozen, this was as good as it
gets--I tried! :) 

One of the lenses fell out of Joshua's
goofy glasses as we were getting ready
to leave (and wouldn't go back in), so
we just popped out the other one too :) 

If you go back and watch the Harry Potter movies,
you'll notice that Harry's glasses often didn't have
any lenses in Joshua is in good company! 

Ready to go get some candy!! 

 And just a quick rear shot of Hannah's cute
costume--so, so precious!!