Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Pool Day

SO I am ALMOST caught up from my dumb blogger app deleting all my posts! Have I vented about this yet?! So annoying. Anyway, A week and a half ago we got to enjoy a pool day with my friend, Stephanie and Lucas' buddy, Gavin. It really made me wish we had a community pool. Gracelyn loved being in her floatie just kicking her little legs and Lucas swam like a little fish. Her pool even had a little splash pad and a kiddie pool! SUCH a fun morning. I am so, so sad that Stephanie's family is moving to England this weekend. Lucas talks about Gavin daily and wants to pray for him many nights. It's hard to explain to him that he won't see Gavin for a couple years! :( So thankful for our friendship, Stephanie!! Thanks for letting us enjoy your pool with you guys last week! We will miss you and are praying for you guys!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Jack Johnson Date Night

I was SOOOO excited when I heard Jack Johnson was going to be in Colorado! We got tickets and I looked forward to it all summer. It was a super fun date night with a LOT of good people watching but Jack Johnson was disappointing. I saw him back in Chicago maybe in 2005? He was awesome, but this time was lame. Jason and I had fun dancing and hanging out way past my bedtime (ha!). Still so glad we went and had a great date night together.

Library Concert - 7/20/17

What a fun morning we had at the library! Katherine Dines performed her kids concert Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta Music. I was a little apprehensive to take Lucas since he doesn't always do well in large crowds, he gets overstimulated and I can't get him back but he did AWESOME! He listened so well and enjoyed the music and interaction. And he loved seeing his friend, Addi, too! So glad we decided to go! Gracelyn liked it too, she was so cute clapping alone.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Food Truck Night

Monday night we went to the neighboring neighborhoods Food Truck Night. Considering we don't have an HOA or "neighborhood" per se, it was fun to be able to go to something SUPER close and enjoy a fun night out. They had three food trucks to choose from one which was an ice cream truck. Lucas had fun playing at the playground for almost an hour (Gracelyn on the swing, of course) then we finished off the night taking Cooper for a walk around the path. Love our spontaneous nights with our family! Cooper especially loves when he can be included.

Friday, July 21, 2017

On a Search for Prairie Dogs!

While watching Wild Kratts with Lucas, I got the idea to take Lucas and Gracelyn to see some prairie dogs the other day. I didn't take into account that it was about 95 degrees and not a cloud in sight but we had a lot of fun on our walk. Lucas thought it was fun for him to spot them on his own and tip toe up to them to see how close he could get. I love how much he loves animals! It was also fun because we went behind our old apartment so there were tons of memories flooding in on our walk. My, how life has changed since we lived there! Afterwards we went to the park to swing and climb. This girl will swing all day long. No matter how long I let her swing she cries when I take her out.
He wanted to hold her hand.

 "Look Mom!"

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Dinos at the ZOO!

I have already blogged about this a couple weeks ago but I was using the blogger app and it deleted anything I wrote about using the app. (literally HOURS of time wasted...I am not a happy girl!)

We went to the zoo on 4th of July and had a blast! They just opened the Dino exhibit a few days before. I highly recommend it if you have any dinosaur loving kids like Lucas! Just a little something to add to the zoo of animals.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Happy 1st Birthday Gracelyn Rose

 Happy first birthday, Gracelyn! I cannot believe she is one! We had a beautiful day celebrating her. Being a second child I feel like she never gets individual attention she deserves...and with a very active, loud brother, she has to take a back seat to everything. How special to be able to celebrate HER all day long. We started the morning with balloons in her crib and singing Happy birthday when she first woke up, which she loved. (Lucas loved it just as much. ;-) We had a birthday party for her with all our friends and my parents even came! Half way through the party I opened the door to our final guests...my Aunt Marilyn and Uncle Dennis. They flew in from Illinois to surprise us, and did they ever! Tears were flowing from excitement and surprise!

But the best part of her special day was that she started CRAWLING! It was almost 6 months to the day that we were told she may never walk or sit up so each milestone is just so emotional! There's no stopping this little girl! SUCH a fun day celebrating our Gracelyn Rose. Thank you so much to everyone who showered her with love yesterday!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Happy birthday Grandma!

Cheers to my grandma on her birthday. I miss her so, so much. Thankful that I have her glasses to have a glass of wine in for special occasions like tonight. Happy birthday, Grandma! Hope you're dancing and having your own glass of wine or more with Grandpa!

Sushi Date Night

While it seriously stinks most of the time not having our tribe or family here in Colorado we do have and have had the best babysitters!! We love our date nights! They're so needed!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Brother and Sister

Not sure who loves each other more! They are so stinking cute together! He insists on pushing her and she just giggles and giggles. Love these two so much!

Easter Bunny Fun

So this is a little late but we just got them. Our realtor's office had an Easter egg hunt complete with an Easter bunny a couple weekends ago. Unfortunately, the kid before us was screaming bloody murder refusing to sit on the Easter bunny's lap so Lucas started saying he was afraid of him as well. I certainly wasn't going to push it since I have no good explanation of who the Easter bunny is and couldn't really give any reasons why he shouldn't be afraid of a bunny that large. :-) But little Gracie thought it was great fun to sit on his lap!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter 2017

It's a beautiful Easter Sunday here in Colorado. Our family had a really nice Easter weekend! We went to church last night which is SO weird. Easter Sunday has now become Easter Saturday. He is risen, he is risen indeed...but not really. Not until tomorrow. Weird. But it worked really well for us for a number of reasons.

We spent the morning looking for Easter eggs and then playing with our toys in our Easter basket. This was the first year we held an Easter egg hunt in our yard and Lucas had SO MUCH FUN! After taking our tradition family picture in the yard we went to breakfast at one of our favorite breakfast spots. Both kids took a nap today. Lucas gave up naps a couple months ago but still does quiet time...which is not even kinda quiet but I love that he plays in his room for almost an hour each day and today apparently that turned into a nap! I mean BOTH kids took a nap today, AT THE SAME TIME. After nap we went to the park. It was fun seeing so many family's there, grown adults in the field throwing Frisbees and flying kites. Just some solid family time. We had a nice dinner together and our typical Sunday Night Movie night in our living room. I just wish these days would go so much slower! Beautiful Easter and so much to be thankful for!

Thank you Jesus for dying for my sins!

Luke 24:6-7 He is not here; he is risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 'The Son of Man must be delivered over the hands of the sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.'