Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Abby and Lacey Turn Two!

I can't believe we have two two year olds!! I was just telling Drew, this might be the cutest stage yet. Although it seems to have the highest highs and the lowest lows. They are definitely 2! Although it seems like every month just gets easier and easier with them. They are growing up so fast! It makes me feel a little less scared about having another baby in a few months.
They really are best friends (including Melanie too, because they are like the three amigos). They love to play by themselves with out me around, except when they need me to break up a fight! Here's some pics and some super cute videos Drew put together for their birthday!

We had to have our birthday cake pancakes!
Abby got a little nervous about the candle since we told her not to touch it.
Then she got pretty excited when we took it out!

Melanie said she had to go put her crown on too to help celebrate "their" birthday.

We got some ice cream cones and headed to the park that night. Don't worry I do feed them healthy things too. But not so much on their birthday. They also got to go to Chick Fila for lunch:)

It was so cute watching them carefully open their presents and play with one before opening another.

Melanie picked out some new purses for them.

The next day we celebrated with the Jones family at a a park. Claire is their best friend. The three of them together is so ridiculously cute!

Just had to add a few other cute pictures. Why must they sit so close to each other all the time?

Just hanging out while I make dinner.

Abby gets in this little oven multiple times a day. (yes I need to repaint it)

Doesn't she look so old?

Lacey looks old here too!

My friend Jess gave the girls these 3-D bubble glasses for their birthday, that they wear all the time.

Such cuties.
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Woolf's Come to Visit!

We had so much fun while the Woolf family came to visit. Emily and her kids were here a couple days before Kevin flew in. It was fun being able to hang out with Emily, and it was fun when the four of us adults got to hang out too!

On Monday we just hung out. Luckily we share a love for The Bachelorette! So we had to schedule things around that:)

On Tuesday we went to Creve Couer Splash pad and park. The weather was awesome.

We then headed over to get some Jilly's cupcakes. They are huge and delicious! The kids were all cheering when we bought them.

Bronsen is the sweetest boy. There were lots of hugs.

I walked in the room and heard Bronsen telling the girls that you need a prince and princess to dance. He showed them where to put their arms and everything. SOOO cute!

Our belly shot. I don't usually think mine is so pointy!

Because we are pregnant we deserve some custard! We had a little ladies night:)

On Wednesday we went to the arch. We picked up some Pappy's (a famous Saint Louis bbq place) and had a picnic under the arch. It was a lot of fun despite the fact that Emily had to witness two of the worst tantrums I think my girls have ever thrown!

Wednesday night we got dinner and ate at a picnic table by Creve Couer Lake. It was such a nice night. Kevin was very helpful washing off sandy hands!

We also had fun staying up late, chatting and laughing. We miss you guys! Thanks again for coming!

4th of July

We had such a fun 4th of July. A huge reason is because the weather was so nice. For some reason it's been a very pleasant summer. I thought it would be extremely humid by now. It was so fun just hanging with my little fam.

We went up to Saint Charles for the parade and stuck around afterwards to buy food from some of the vendors along the river. It was so nice having a picnic by the river.

We spent the afternoon playing in water outside.

And Drew put on a nice fire works show for us:)

After the girls went to bed we sat out on our deck and watched two really great fireworks shows. Melanie came running out of her room because she thought there were bad guys in our house. So sad. So she stayed up with us:) The pool down the street puts one on, so it was perfect. I can only hope we have this kind of weather next year. Or I guess just count my blessings that I got it this year!

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Gender Reveal!

I am over halfway done with this pregnancy!! Woo hoo! I love this stage. I feel really good, just waiting for the ginormous stage to come. My friend Jena threw us a gender reveal party. And I LOVED IT! It was such a fun way to find out. It was tough not knowing at the doctor's office, and handing that envelope over to Jena, who was so excited to be the only one who knew! Drew had convinced me that it was a boy, I was so sure of it by the time the party came around that I was shocked when we cut the cake. You can see the shock on my face in the video. Even though I really shouldn't have been, look at our record:)
 Anyway, I am so excited to have four girls running around. I like to picture them in their adult years getting together on sisters trips. How fun would that be? It will be a little crazy to have 4 under 4, but crazy is all I know.

Thanks again to Jena for making it so much fun. She had so many cute party ideas that I wish I would have taken more pictures of. I guess I was just so excited!

Everyone had to choose a pink or blue clothes pin.

And the winners got these! (I didn't win but I still snagged some anyway:)

Just enjoying some pink cupcakes! (She ate 3)

This was the most delicious cake! I think Jena should go into the cake making biz.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Colorado Trip

We were able to take a trip to Colorado last week. We had a few days in Denver, and then drove to Fruita, where we had the Foster family reunion. It was a lot of driving, but definitely worth it. Whenever we go back it is just jam packed seeing everyone. And I didn't remember to get pictures with everyone, but I managed to get a few.

Melanie was SOOO excited! They all did a pretty good job in the car. I lost track of how many times we watched Frozen. Let's just say that movie is outlawed in our house for a while!

They loved playing the piano. Abby looks a little crazy with that hair and face!

It was so nice just being outside in the evenings.

Got to meet up with my friend Lori at our favorite place.

Emily and I had Chick Fil-A all to ourselves for breakfast.

Emily's son took a picture of our bellies. Don't mind the fact that she is two months ahead of me! You would think we were due the same time.

We hung out at Belleview Park with the Burt's.

Got to get some Froyo with my sis.

This is what the end of most days looked like. Mismatched clothes, crazy hair, and food all over.

Throwing rocks in Glenwood Springs.

We had our reunion at a farm. I know, it sounds weird. Because it was. But the kids loved it, and it worked out perfectly. There were two houses where most adults slept, and all the older kids and a few adults slept in tents outside. It has the most random little houses for kids, animals, a couple of playground areas, and most importantly a lot of space! The guy who owned the farm took us out on a hay ride one night.

We sat around the campfire late into the night each night.

Mel was so tired.

I loved running here. As you can see I was really hard core as I stopped to take a picture.

Melanie was pretty much in heaven the whole time. Her and Natalie are wrestling here. I hardly even saw her. She was so consumed with her cousins.

The pregnant ladies and the little ones.

We had fun playing in the water. The uncles loved the sling shot.

We went on a little "hike" at Colorado National Monument.

We couldn't get all the grandkids here, but close. 15 of the 19.

Manliest man competition. The first event was the grape toss. They had to throw it over the wire and catch it in their mouth.

The cheering squad.

Kids were very proud of their dads when they caught it.

Each dad was timed for the horse back ride with their oldest child. This seriously cracked me up. Mel was so serious and hung on for dear life.

We call this circle of strength. Basically they all pushed each other until their was one man standing. They were all over the place, It was pretty intense. I thought for sure there was going to be a dislocated shoulder.

A game of Blackjack.

And the manliest man this year goes to Matt!

We got to celebrate Jane's 5th birthday.

She ate every last crumb.

They got to hang out with some animals.

This is one of the little houses they loved! Looks a little creepy on the outside!

This little house had everything Christmas.

The school house was a favorite place as well.

Oops a little out of order. This is Lacey at Mickey and Margaret's house.

Hangin with their cousin Ellie.

The owner also took us on a "train ride."

Megan is such a good aunt. She helped out so much with the kids. They loved having her read stories before bed.

We also had a rockin dance party, and I only took videos. I will probably upload them later. It takes me forever.