Friday, May 20, 2011


May has been a fun month so far. Lots of memories. Here is Nate "helping" daddy dig deep holes for the poles for a treehouse. He enjoyed getting down in them and hiding.

Here is the treehouse being lifted up onto the poles. Josh did a great job making this for the kids and they really enjoy playing in it....and a pesty robin keeps making nests in their as well.

Here it is all completed!

Happy 2nd Birthday to Nate. He still thinks its his birthday everyday which is so adorable. He loved talking about presents and cake. He is so vocal, loud, and talkative. He is the best hugger ever and I love that about him. He is such a clown and is always making someone laugh. I'm so thankful for the gift of this boy!

Cookie Monster cake and Elmo cupcakes!

Being silly with cousins.
Abby likes only the frosting (just like her mom)!

Another special day was Abby's first dance recital. I will work on getting the video of the dance up so you all can see how cute they were. The dance turned out a little different each time because they are so young and got caught up in the moment at times. It was precious.

Here she is with her cute little friends.

Abby enjoyed dance So much this year. She is still always wearing dance clothes all day long and dancing around wherever she goes.

And last but not least, another incident. The picture actually doesn't do it justice, and I didn't get any other pictures of what happened. Abby fell into the metal part of our swingset and her top 4 teeth went into her bottom lip. Her top front tooth got pushed back up into her gums most of the way and her lip was HUGE! The dentist looked at it and we have to watch it to make sure it doesn't abscess but it will probably fall out sooner that it was supposed to and when she smiles now you usually don't see that tooth at all. It didn't seem to bother her much after the first day either. So thankful she didn't get hurt worse.
So now I'm caught up and we'll see how well I do keeping at it :).


Not much to write about in April. It was still really cold, so not much went on around here. Nate is a sweet boy, but he is CONSTANTLY on the go and into everything. The second (not minute) you turn your head he has done something crazy or destructive. He is needing some majoring "training" in the way he should go!

This was another incident with him. While I was upstairs with Abby who had the worst stomach bug ever, Nate and Will were downstairs with daddy playing chase. On accident Will pushed Nate and he fell right into the corner of a wall and split the skin open on his head. What a trooper he was, I think Will took it worse than he did.

We superglued it and butterflied it and its healing up great. I will eventually get a picture up of what it looks like now. These pictures are of day 2 and 3 after it happened.

Being a parent is never dull or boring. They keep me on my toes, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Praying safety over them more and more these days ;)!

then we come home to this...

In march and april we had cold cold weather and snow. It was crazy!

We really got sick of this weather toward the end. We did go out sledding a lot, build more snowmen, and made snow ice cream (which was so yummy).

I also got some more sewing time in, since we were cooped up in the house a lot. This was Abby's favorite dress I made her because it twirls!

Why do I always do this?

Not sure why I always take forever in between posts, but I'm playing catch up once again. Since the last time I posted we made a short and last minute trip to NC in March to visit the family! Josh came with us and stayed the entire week, it was a treat because usually he stays home and works.

We enjoyed the unsually warm weather for them for that time of year!
We went to lots of parks!

And played with their cousins almost every day. It was so nice to get away from the cold and enjoy some time with Mimi and Poppi as well.