The winter that didn’t feel like winter.
Seriously, we were able to wear t-shirts on christmas and only be a little cold. We are well into January now and it rained a little bit this morning but is now a bright. warm day.
Of course it’s the first year we bought season passes to the mountain for the family…
Overall it was a good Christmas season!
We had loads of family time, ate lots of good food and the kids were SUPER into it this year! I didn’t take too many pictures on Christmas day because I wanted to be present and enjoy the family.
Foster’s first season of soccer was one of my favorite things that has happened.
He was all over the place, running back and forth across the field and DOING FLIPS ACROSS THE FIELD!
Keeping up with the simple birthdays…..jk. Lo shut that down quick!
She wanted a jungle themed birthday but as she was picking out decorations it quickly turned half rainforest half jungle half safari.
She invited her classmates and some friends and a few friends stayed the night afterwards. They had pizza and popcorn and cake and ice-cream and lots of sweets….which probably attributed to them staying up SUPER late.
Foster’s fourth birthday! In the theme of easy parties we had his party at the skate park!
We went in the morning before all of the big kids got there so the kids were able to play. Right next to the skatepark is a park so the littler kids or kids who didn’t want to ride could still play. We stacked up some donuts for the cake and brought coffee, juice and fruit and called it a day! It was honestly one of the most fun parties. The kids played together so well and the weather was perfect for being outside.
Bear with me here as I update you on 2017 in 2018….
River turned 2 in June!
We had a simple party for him and had some friends over. The kids played in the back yard, in the water, jumped on the trampoline and enjoyed each other! I have stopped putting *SO* much efforts into birthday parties and putting more emphasis on enjoying my growing family and have loved it!
Oh my goodness. Have I been absent for awhile.
Life gets busy!
As I am sure ALL of you know. I have had so many ideas for blog posts and things I wanted to remember about our family but times just slips away and now months and months later, I am just getting back into it.
Let’s see, what have I missed…..
I love holiday mornings.
The excitement from the kids is better than any gift I could ever get.
The big kids ran straight to their baskets (which had bubbles, dark chocolate and cotton candy) and Riv lagged behind emptying the candy from the eggs.
Lo filled up her basket with all the eggs she could and Foster shook each egg and if their wasn’t something in it he put it back down.
River just ate the candy.
The sweetest thing happened. Foster found and egg that Lo loves, the diamond egg. Without any prompting or Lo asking, he walks over and hands her the egg and they give each other the biggest hug. Riv didn’t want to be left out so they yelled, “cuddle family” and did a big group hug.
We wish Bryson could’ve been home but we thought about him and face-timed him.
Such an awesome and relaxing morning with the family.
Easter! We got together with the family, poor Bryson was at work (AGAIN!) The day before we went to my grandparents house with the family. We did two easter egg hunts, 4 and under and 5 and up. the little kids were slow, the closer to four year olds would shake the eggs to see if there was something in them and if there wasn’t they would just leave them on the ground haha
The bigger kids were a free for all. They were waiting in the garage while they eggs were being hid and when we opened the door it was like a stampede.
I love getting the cousins together and watching them build these memories. Some of my favorite memories growing up were our big, family get togethers.
We got messy and had fun! River ate the water dye, Foster painted his arms and Claira and Lo had fun decorating their eggs the right way haha
This year we bought 100% recyclable plastic eggs (they felt like cardboard) from Walmart. I couldn’t find the link but they were under $2/ dozen. They didn’t do well in the cups because they floated, however the dye it came with worked really well and dried quickly.
We loved having cousin Claira over to decorate eggs and then hang out with us!
We love all these cousin memories <3
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Before I even start this post I am going to say there is going to be wayyyy too many pictures.
We just had so much fun walking and exploring.
We climbed up a fallen tree and Foster only fell off once. I consider that a win for this adventurous dude.
He’s so full of exploration and life right now that I wanted to take a second to focus just on the middle child.
Right now he’s stripped down to his underwear jumping on the bed. He has so much energy, is so loving and has that hint of naughtiness that just makes him, him!
Any time he gets into trouble he gives you a cute, dimpled smile that can get him out of just about anything!