Thursday, October 27, 2016

Playing Favorites

Any parent that tells you they don't play favorites, is lying.

To be fair, the favorite changes.  It'll be pretty apparent by the end of this post, who is the favorite for this week :)

Last week Daddy got to head to Wisconsin for the Packer/Bear Game.

The girls sent him Good-Night Pictures

and then she wanted to make sure he got this one too

Mommy discovered Black Beauty on Amazon Prime, the girls were in love

Cute little Fluff-ball.  I don't remember her sister's being so particular on what they would and wouldn't wear at the age of 2.  Emma will wear this hat and only this hat, and this jacket and only this jacket...

Saturday morning Daddy had his Patriarch group.  We hung out in our jammies extra long.  How cute are Emma's donut Jammies she got from her Godparents?

Where's Emma?

 Sally had a fun playdate Saturday morning.  Thanks Anna for having her over!! Daddy and the Littles raked the leaves and Mommy finished up switching out the summer clothes and bringing a load to Goodwill--such a loooooong process! But man it feels good once it's done.
 Gopher Game Day
 just a cheese ball
 Enjoying the new sidewalk

C-Mile Sisters!

Calling her sisters down for dinner

Come on! Complete with the hand wave

We had a fun visit with Grandpa Monday evening, but I failed to take any pics. Thanks for the yummy dinner Gramps!

and then I was woken up at 3am Tuesday morning, with a "Mom, I don't feel so good." Poor Sally had a high fever.  Luckily she takes to Ibuprofen and Tylenol quite well that we had a mostly peaceful day.

Cutest little play by herself thing when I can "spy" on them

I got to sneak away for a quick hair cut on Tuesday night.  I didn't realize it had been almost 6 months since my last cut...whooops! Morning sickness will do that to you, I guess

We made sure to have Dinner prepped for the hand-off to Daddy

Wednesday Libby got to have a Fall Festival at school, cute little pumpkin

Meanwhile Mommy and Baby had a check-up.  Sally got to use the doppler all on her own and find baby's heart rate, she was super proud and excited...135 BPM.  We're already 25 weeks!! That means 15 weeks give or take until C-Mile 4.0 is here.  It's going to come SO quickly, especially with the Holidays! ahhhhhhh

and then we took Sally in for a Strep Test.  Isn't it weird how you hope for a positive so you can be sent home with antibiotics, instead of a "sorry, it's something viral, you'll just have to wait it out."

 30 seconds after this picture Emma emptied all the books from a basket and was sitting in it, while taking off her socks and shoes.  I missed the photo op because the Doc came in.  We've officially become "one of those families that makes a scene where ever we go."  Good or bad.  Can't wait to see the scenes we create with toting along 4 kiddos!

It was positive.  I think this might be the first time Sally's been on amoxicillin, how blessed are we to have been able to make it 7 years before an infection (Other than her UTI at 8 weeks old)???

Slowly but surely we're recovering and praying that it doesn't spread to anyone else.  We have a 4-day weekend coming up to rest up and recover!

Love our neighbors! This note left with 3 delicious cupcakes and fruit snacks!! So thoughtful!

and then Daddy had to show me up with a marble tower too

Happy Halloween Weekend Ya'll! Stay Safe!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Fall in MN

Last Friday was Grandparent's Day at Sally's school.  Sally was very thankful to have both sets there to celebrate!!

 Afterward Grandma and George picked up Libby from school and we all had a fun little lunch back here.  Thank you Grandparents for coming down and making our girls feel so very special!! We're grateful for you!
 We also got our sidewalk put in last Friday, we've been enjoying it ever since!

 Cooking up some noodles while Mommy was making dinner.  "Careful it's hot, don't forget to use your oven mit"
Emma had her 2 year check-up...and now she too only has to go yearly, how did this get her so fast???

Thankful for a healthy little lady:

Weight: 24 pounds 2 ounces--18%
Height: 32.6 inches--16%

She was excited to be in the Eagle room, see the pic behind us
Alisha, Caroline and I went to a fun little Sale at a local boutique shop, I thought this quote was cute!
Speaking of Autumn, oh my, our enchanted forest was on fire this week!

"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, and I know that full well." Psalm 139:14

Once Daddy got home, I recruited him to take the girls and each give them a camera to capture their own pictures, these are some that Daddy got

My favorites

After naps, you can almost always catch us outside hanging with our friends! They're enjoying the leaves that are falling too!

Love watching our kiddos grow up alongside each other.  Have I mentioned how much I love where we live? :)

Grandma and George surprised the girlies with a Halloween package.  Matching, snuggly sweatshirts and gloves! Thank you!!

Happy FriYAY! Have a glorious weekend! Go Gophers and Vikings!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Emma's Birthday Weekend

Thank you for all of the wonderful messages for Emma for her birthday.  She had a great day celebrating!!

Note:The previous post has her slideshow on it...I can't upload those to Youtube or Vimeo because of the music and copyright issues, even though all of the music is purchased. I have to just directly upload it to the blog, which I think for some reason doesn't work on some iPads and phones??  Have to go to a regular old computer if you want to watch it :)

We kicked off Emma's birthday weekend celebrating National Dessert Day.  At Cold Stone of course.  I'm becoming more and more aware of how large our family is about to become with 4 kids.  I think it's because Emma's old enough to officially take up a seat at a table.

Saturday morning we headed to pick out our pumpkins

 Vests always make kiddos look way too old!
 sm, m, l and xl pumpkins :)
 Craigmile Crew!
 C-Mile Sisters picked this pose
 Saturday afternoon/evening we decided to let Emma open a few of her presents so we could spread them out and she could enjoy them on the day of her birthday.  A new airplane for Grandma and George

 Hats and a tea set from Nana and Grandpa.  Emma's in charge of the pouring for once

 Starting to understand what opening presents really means.  Love when each kiddo gets a turn at their own spotlight
 New kitchen supplies to help mom cook dinner
 and then Sunday was her actual birthday! Making her feel extra special at breakfast before heading to Mass.
A present before heading to Mass to keep them occupied so Mom and Dad could finish getting ready
 More "magic" markers
 After Mass she got to pick out her birthday balloon, Sparkles!
 Not too sure of the sounds
 I should have taken a video of her shaking her balloon, giggling, singing and dancing to JT's song
 Heading to pick up her cake and get birthday donuts!
 Crushing her birthday donut
 Looking so old!

 Skoot Skoot before lunch
 I couldn't get enough of her cuteness, picture overload

 Lunchtime outside, beautiful day!
 The plan was to put her down a little early for her nap so that she would get to do her favorite thing, SWIM.  The Bigs had swimming lessons and during their lessons it is also open swim.  However, Miss Emma decided to take a MONSTER nap, 3.5 hours!! So she didn't get to go swimming, but luckily we hadn't mentioned it prior so she didn't know what she was missing.

When she got up her sisters were already on their way home from swimming so we did cookie cake!! She chose her own cake.  Will forever remember her joy of blowing out the candle and the sweet supportive sisters.

 Theo stopped over to give her a little gift
 A little outside playtime at the park and with friends before her favorite dinner

 Steak, rice and corn on the cob.  Pretty sure she ate as much or more than I did, girlfriend's got good taste!

 Teaching her to wink and also make a pirate face
 Happy Birthday Sweet Emmer Dew, we love you so!!

2 more months until LJ's birthday and then 2 more months after that until BABY!