Friday, July 14, 2017

Children of DIY

If you've been reading here awhile you know we are currently renovating our house. You also know we have 4 children from age 7 down to 9 months. If you're not into DIY you may wonder how we do it...what do we do with the children? Well here's a look into the lives of our children during our recent sunroom renovation.


Let me in!
Lets gather all the pillows and blankets in the entire house and make a fort...sounds like a good idea...don't lose the baby in the mess...mom and dad won't care


Oh there's mom...happy day!


Wait, I can't get to her!
Evy's feelings after Mommy spent the day tiling a floor in the glass room (and not snuggling with her)! Ironically, after 12 hours of laying floor tile that's a good depiction of how Mommy feels too!


Then sometimes you have the most adorable DIY "helpers"



I didn't get a picture of it, but Sawyer actually was helpful picking up and installing electrical covers


They also provide much needed entertainment!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Party Planning

One day Nora decided she wanted to plan a party (for no reason). She chose the color scheme (red, white and blue). She picked out outfits that match the color scheme...fancy dresses for the girls and pajama's for the boys (???)! And she insisted on tie dye ice cream cone cupcakes. She is a girl after my own heart.

We started with the cupcakes.



She helped with the whole process and even frosted most of them by herself (see the finished product in the videos below).


She wrote an invitation with no help at all. Translation: You're coming to the party. We are going to have treats.
Plus a little bling never hurts ;)

I should have gotten a picture of everyone in their party attire, but alas all I got was this cute picture of Evy in her red, white and blue.

Nora also did the decorating and set out party favors! Then we invited a few friends over and they were kind of enough to come over on very short notice to fulfill a little girl's dreams of party planning!


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

iPhone Unload {June 2017}






Pictures (top to bottom, L to R): Kolter pulled a stool to the middle of the floor and proceeded to eat his sandwich; someone thought playing in the toilet was a great idea; sliding sisters; cute Kolter; when you're trying to eat a healthy diet but your oldest son takes you on a date and wants to get you something...you eat the cupcake; standing and into EVERYTHING; she is 9 months old and crawling everywhere, pulling up on everything, climbing stairs, chewing on electric cords with her 2 razor sharp teeth, opening cabinets and pulling out the contents, putting everything in her mouth...but then there's this moment of peace and I'm reminded to cherish her littleness whether she is destroying the house, melting us with her smile or sleeping peacefully in my arms; biggest + littlest #twins; cart cutie; Mommy & Evy; Daddy with Sawyer and Evy







Pictures (top to bottom, L to R): Evy loves her sink baths; Evy also loves pulling things out of the cabinets; movie night with Nora; Kolter being ornery and cute all at the same time; baby bird opens wide for the food; that pencil behind the ear!; sister twinning in dresses mommy made; Father's Day fun; everyone pile on Daddy is a favorite around here; you know just a morning bowl of Cheerios and orange gatorade; so happy while she waits for food; this makes my heart happy #thebigthree #readersmakeleaders


Monday, July 10, 2017

Babe Basking in the Sun

Evy had her 1st swim in June.


She was a little bewildered at 1st


But she loved it! There were no tears just lots of fun!





She also enjoys a pool snack ;) Check out the video below to see her kicking in action.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Evy Kay {9 months}


Weight: 16 lbs. 7.5 oz. (21%)
Height: 26.5 inches (13%)
According to the doctor she is developing perfectly!


You are pulling up on everything

Your laugh makes us laugh because it's more of a cackle than a true laugh


You have two bottom teeth as of 5/21/17

Your sleep is great unless you are teething, then it's terrible


You give high fives to everyone

You wear size 2 diapers and 6 month clothes


She is crawling everywhere, pulling up on everything, climbing stairs, chewing on electric cords with her 2 razor sharp teeth, opening cabinets and pulling out the contents, putting everything in her mouth...but then there's this moment of peace and I'm reminded to cherish her littleness whether she is destroying the house, melting us with her smile or sleeping peacefully in my arms.