Friday, April 28, 2017

Baby's 1st Bites

When she turned six months we celebrated with her first taste of solid food!


Each kid has started with avocado.


Leaning in for the 1st bite.


A tentative taste.


Not too bad.


Success!


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Spring Break '17

We spent the majority of our spring break in Colorado visiting the grandparents. We had tons of fun!


We took Nana out for a walk to the park.


We went to the zoo with Papa and and our cousins!


Look at that tongue!

family!



feeding the birds


This little lady happily tagged along in the stroller



The kids loved showing off Evy


We went to a bank business meeting so we got all dressed up.


Then we ate hibachi with the whole family. This was Kolter's first hibachi experience and he LOVED it. In fact, after chowing down on everything he declared he was full...this is the 1st time he has ever made such a claim ;)

The big kids practiced their chop stick skills

Saying bye-bye to Nana

On the way home we stopped to eat with Papa and Grandma.

Lots of fun and family time for this spring break!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Evy Extra

Just a little ray of sunshine to brighten your day!






her hair is coming in

Sometimes I look down and she takes my breath away!







Friday, April 21, 2017

Evy Kay {6 months}


Height: 25.04 in 14%
Weight: 14 lb. 5 oz. 16%
Head: 16.50 in. 37%

I can't believe my baby girl is 1/2 to her first birthday! This girl is pure joy! We all adore her!

She is a petite little thing (see stats above), but she's certainly got her fair share of rolls.

Her sleeping is consistent, but she still wakes up once a night for a little feeding.

She takes an hour morning nap and a 2-3 hour afternoon nap.

She enjoys her exersaucer, but dislikes the Bumbo.


She tried her 1st food, avocado. She seemed to enjoy it and quickly took to the spoon. She also tried using a sippy cup of water.

She wears 3-6 month clothing and size 2 diapers.

She has never worn shoes #momfail

If you talk to her you are guaranteed a smile

She forcefully kicks her legs up and down if she is excited to see you.

She loves to hang upside down and be thrown around by Daddy (just like Sawyer).


She rolls all over a room.

She loves her Little Einstein music/light player.

She rolled over onto her tummy in her sleep sack, so she is no longer swaddled. She now sleeps on her tummy. She will not sleep on her back.

She only takes her pacifier when she sleeps. If you try to give it to her at other times of the day she either chews on it or throws it.

She has no teeth.

After we all had the flu she had one day of fever and a few days of congestion, but thankfully it didn't get bad.



Wednesday, April 19, 2017

FB in KC

At the beginning of March Kyle organized a Christian coaching clinic and we decided to tag along to see some of our favorite people!

This is how we roll in the Holiday Inn
Nora had been sick all week, but she was on the mend. We needed a break so we took a chance and went...we would have all been heartbroken to miss it!


We didn't even leave the hotel! We just talked, ate, swam and played with our friends! Unfortunately, Nora was still struggling with sickness as evidenced by her falling asleep at the dinner table and voluntarily going to bed (multiple times) instead of swimming with friends. By the 2nd day Sawyer was sick and I had also fallen to the flu. Even though I was in a fog, lost my voice and had terrible coughing fits ;) I couldn't miss out on the quality time with friends. Plus someone had to watch the kids as the dads were occupied with football meetings.

Evy charming Liz and Emily

These football families have been with us since day 1 (literally, we all lived/worked together when we got married) and their love, support and encouragement is sooooo valuable! We have endured joyous times and tough situations. Our kids have been best friends and they picked up right where they left off (Lego obsessed). So thankful for these friends who are truly family!



Can you tell we kind of took over the Holiday Inn? The kids watching cartoons at the bar after breakfast.


Even though we were struggling with sickness this was a very refreshing weekend! After a year of making new friends it was so nice to return to long held friendships with people who understand the lifestyle. So thankful for these families!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Bball Boy

Sawyer just wrapped up his 1st season of basketball! 

His team the Crazy Chickens (thus the hats ;)

He was truly a beginner and he learned sooooo much! He learned the basics of dribbling, shooting, passing and defense.
His very 1st game he scored 3 baskets! He continued to score throughout the season. Some of the other aspects of the game took him a little longer to grasp, but he continually improved and really had fun on the court!