Tuesday, December 20, 2016

B&B's Holiday Show

This year was Blake's last year in the holiday show and Brooke's first! Blake's class had to make their own ugly Christmas sweater (we had a party for him and Brady and Adelyn to make theirs) and Brooke wanted in on the fun. This is the best pic I got of the two of them! Brooke was really hesitant and nervous before the show. 

Jake, Brady and Blake before the show...all smiles

These two.... I mean come on!

The kids went in age order so Brooke was up first. At first she was a little unsure but then she totally rocked it. She was dancing along to her songs. Our little Frosty!

Blake was near the end of the performance. At first I thought he was totally going to be into it....

And then he pretty much just stood there.... He definitely isn't a theatrical child! 

Can't believe this was Blake's last year. It will be so crazy that next year he will be sitting with us watching Brooke in the show. 

Friday, December 16, 2016

Snow Fun

Last weekend we got our first real snow of the season. Blake was VERY excited to get outside and play. We were worried that Brooke wasn't going to enjoy it because she HATED the cold/snow last year. Well safe to say, she loves the snow too. 

Blake insisted on a HUGE snowman, and Daddy delivered

I got the kids a new sled for this year that was a little more spacious and they LOVED being pulled around

We made an "igloo"/fort and the kids thought it was the coolest thing ever. 

Safe to say, the kids are very excited for the snow. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Family Photos

We have not gotten professional family pictures since Brooke was two months old. I knew that the kids probably wouldn't cooperate and wear the cute outfits so I thought it was a waste of money. Even though I secretly was wanting family pictures! I decided to finally take the plunge this fall. We don't have any fall/winter pictures so I wanted to get some for the holidays. We used Kimberly Nelson Photography. We had the greatest experience. She made the kids feel at ease and captured so many great pictures we ordered more than our original package. 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

November Recap

Somehow the month of November flew by and I didn't get a chance to update the blog on what we have been up to. 

Blake had his first sleepover at Mason's house. The parents decided to hang out for awhile before we left the boys together. Brooke even got to play a bit. I was so worried about Blake but he did AWESOME. He was polite and listened and didn't seem to miss us one bit! Ha. 

Practicing our writing with a letter to Santa

This girl has Veteran's Day covered

Brooke was surprisingly a HUGE fan of leaf piles

In sticking with our annual tradition of going to the Grand Geneva. It was the kickoff of the holiday season at the Grand Geneva and it was a little impromptu but the kids loved it. There was even a fireworks display after the tree lighting. It was super packed but the decorations were great. 

Our little Elves helping decorate the house for Christmas

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Blake's Birthday Party and Halloween

The day before Halloween Blake and Adelyn had a joint birthday party for their class. The kids had so much fun last year at their combined party, we decided to do it again. We headed back to the Gymnastics Center and had ourselves a Halloween Birthday Themed Day!!

The birthday kids (aka Batman and a witch)

The cake (it matched the invites we created)

We invited Ruth to come to the party to play with Brooke (thinking because Brooke is always so clingy to me this would allow her to have some fun). Well Brooke fell asleep on the way to the party and was very cranky at first....ha! Luckily, Ruth was all about it and Blake LOVES Ruth so it all worked out.

The birthday boy got so sweaty it looked like we poured water on his head

She finally started to perk up

They do love each other!!

The 3 amigos

Mason and Logan wanted to join the 3 amigos

When you order some cupcakes with black frosting ;)

Cupcakes for the win!!

Audrey couldn't stay for the party but stopped by to say hi to her favorites!

On Halloween this year we hit a big moment! Blake and Brooke went trick or treating for the first time ever. Yep, you heard that right. And no shocker here, Blake LOVED it. He was so excited to fill up his bucket. 

Trunk or Treat at school (notice the 3 amigos again)

Oh and someone has already started practicing writing their letter to Santa!!