Thursday, December 20, 2012

Elmo and Oranges...

Everyday Noah sits on my lap with cuppy and we watch Elmo. And everyday I bury my nose in Noah's hair or near his round little cheek while we rock-a-bye.... Call me crazy but I love the smell of my kids... Their soft hair and skin - to me- still smell like the day they were born. Well today I got an extra surprise Noah smelled like a big orange... Apparently he felt the need to "gel" his hair with juice from his orange he had at snack time. I am pretty sure he did it on purpose as the was the look I got after I took the first whiff if his hair... Yep, he thought it was pretty funny!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

I Love...

That they are happy!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Together... Brothers

"It snowed last year too: I made a snowman and my brother knocked it down and I knocked my brother down and then we had tea." Dylan Thomas

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Happy 21 Months (and 2 days)

Yep... This Mama is late posting milestones again... But nonetheless, our baby is 21 Months...
At 21 months Noah Rainn is:

* Great at using his manners... He uses please, thank you, your welcome, and excuse me.
* Completely mobile but prefers to be in mama and daddy's arms (unless he is in new territory - then stand back).
* Learning and repeating new words and phrases all the time.
* Still sleeping between mama and daddy.
*Busy trying to be like his big brothers who he loves dearly.
* Filling our heart with joy and laughter every day.

Monday, November 12, 2012

They make me happy...

Sometimes I come across a quote that fits my life. My boys fulfill all of these criteria...

"The three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for.


Sunday, October 28, 2012

A Little Time with Diva...

This boy is something else. He knows all the buttons to push. He is my diva and my helper all at the same time. Love the "us" time we sneak in sometimes! He keeps me on my toes, but at the end of the day... I would not have it any other way! I love you Kellen Reed!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Resemblance ...

Ok, so everyone tells me how much Noah looks like his daddy...Outside of a few features, I would probably agree. However, it is pretty clear Mr. Noah Rainn has his mamas hair (especially the bed head in the am). Good Morning World!!!!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

That's my boy...

I just love him so much. A few fall shots on our way to Le Sueur.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Pretty Much...

In LOVE!!!!! How did I get so lucky?

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Favorite Kind of Day...

It is cold outside... Really cold. The boys and I are confined to the house, so today we decided to get cozy and watch Christmas movies. The boys all grabbed blankets and we hunkered down for the day. Pretty lazy afternoon and I don't like the cold... But love a cozy day with my babies.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

It's Official... He's Growing Up...

I knew it was going to happen, but it just seems like it went too fast. Eli is growing up. Eli is in middle school this year and Saturday he went to his first Homecoming Dance. He had mentioned wanting to go two weeks before and I went to get him something to wear (semi-formal attire). However, when I dropped Eli off at the school it hit me, my first born, my baby, is moving on to the next step... He is a preteen and he is growing up. I know he is ready, but not so sure this mama is ready.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Happy Fall...

I can not believe it is fall already. With it getting cooler outside, we thought it might be a nice day for some trails, barns, and a little sunshine this morning on the way home from church. So we detoured off HWY 19 and spent a couple hours at The Ney Nature Center.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

2012-2013 School Year... Here we come!

Well, it's official. I am the proud mama of a middle schooler and 2 kindergarteners. Where did the time go? Fortunately, all of my boys were very excited for this chapter of their lives. This mama sure misses carrying the boys around on my hip - but I do hope they have an awesome school year full of lots of new friends and adventures.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A Day in the Park...

Where did the summer go? I had a lot of plans for my first summer home with the boys and I feel like I did not achieve too much. Now, the last week of summer vacation, I am trying to get in a few outings. Even though today was just a quick trip to a new park, the boys had a great time ( even in the heat).

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Oldest & Youngest...

Share a moment at the park today. Can you tell they are wrapped around each others little fingers?

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Happy Birthday Dad...

It is funny how when you have kids of your own... Even your your birthday becomes their special day. The boys were so excited to celebrate Daddy's birthday with him. We took dad out to lunch, swimming, and to the see the boats at The Port of Excelsior. Since dad is happiest when his boys are happy, I would say Scott had a great day.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Pool Day...

90 something, sunny, humid and 4 boys with a lot of energy.... Perfect combination for a pool day. A couple hours of sun, smiles, and a little shut eye for our little guy.