Monday, November 13, 2017

Amish Country

Earlier this fall we went to Amish Country with Mom and Dad.  It was so much fun and we had the most perfect warm weather.  The drive is long but I never regret our day away and in the country

Horsey rides compliments of Nana!

Liv wasn't afraid to ride the BIG horses!
Thanks for a great day Nana and Papa!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Halloween is mayhem every year.  I don't know if it's the "rush" after school/work plus getting kiddos ready, fed, and photographed and then dressed in 17 layers to trick-or-treat.  Phew.  I'm super tired.  But, alas, I knew a few blog-fans might want to see these shots...
Eliza was a "pink" unicorn.

Liv was Poppy, the troll.

Meet Hermione
and Frankenstein's monster.

Seriously, thank goodness that we had grandmas to help pass out candy and get everyone out the door and light pumpkins.
Sam and Liv stopped earlier than Addie and Ellie.  Don't worry, there was no shortage of candy.  We'll still be trying to get rid of it in February.
Liv's bat pumpkin
 Liv got creeped out by the spooky house down the street.

Papa was there to help too!

One of my favorite moments of the night...Olivia proclaiming,
"I'm going to eat you and you and you and..."

Sorting candy is a must right?
We had a great night.  Hope you did too!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Peter Pan!

Addie was in her second play earlier this month with Olmsted Performing Arts.  I originally sought out OPA because of it's "one stop shopping" feature I could enjoy with four kiddos.  So far we've taken cartoon drawing, gymnastics, dance, piano and theater camp all at the same facility.  When I'm super coordinated and the stars align, there's often two classes occurring simultaneously.  This was our first experience with their actual stage shows and it was really neat!

Addie did four shows...this was Opening Night.
Grammy and Larry were the special guests!

Addie's friend Lily came too!  She's a sweet heart.

Saturday afternoon the siblings and Dad attended.  Olivia is always outraged I only buy her a ticket to one show.  She would watch them all if I'd let her.
Afterwards the twins asked when I can sign them up for that.
The show was super well done.

Sunday afternoon also featured Aunt Michelle, Jillian and Grandpa Rob too.

On Sunday, Uncle Phil and Mikayla came too.
It was so special!

Addie plans to do more plays and watching her onstage confirmed we just might have to make that happen.  It was so fun.  There was a huge "mom" learning curve and we made lots of mistakes along the way.  But, we survived!  
Well done my little Lost Boy!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

New Family Pics

We had so much fun doing new family pictures this summer.  I wanted a "summer feel" to these pictures since our last few have been more fall-ish, so I booked our new photographer for Labor Day weekend and it was FREEZING this morning.  Luckily, the kids were (mostly) troopers and we stuck with our summer outfits and the sun finally came out.  I have to print these and it will be tricky to decide.  We love them!

I love the series we did at the end with each kiddo individually.  It's interesting how relaxed and they are on their own and how each shot sort of highlights their personalities.  I love them.

Liv is so snuggly...

Liza is so confident.

Hope you enjoyed!