Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter 2013

We hope your family had a blessed Easter!

p.s. Thanks for the Easter clothes, Nana and Papa!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Dancing the Night Away

Alison and Milo adorably danced together at the reception.

Sunday, March 24, 2013


We drove to Manhattan, KS on Saturday to celebrate Luke's cousin's wedding.

Grandma D looking quite lovely:
Aundrea and her girls:
Me and my boys (who instead of wearing the new Easter clothes that Nana sent for them, wore the Christmas outfits she had given them.  We found ourselves in the middle of a weird spring snowstorm. It was c-o-o-o-o-o-ld):
hugging Gran:
playing toy motorcycle with Grandpa and Uncle Gary:
Nathan and Makenzie:
Jerrika and Sheralyn:
Levi drawings:
Levi's photography skills:
Grandpa Extraordinaire:

Adorable baby:

Monday, March 18, 2013

Birthday Boy, Three Years Old

We hosted a birthday party for Milo on Saturday. Our local family all came over and we had so much fun celebrating with them.

Eating supper:
Modeling the super hero capes I made.  The cutest, I thought, was the mini cape for one year old, Amelia.

We had seven kiddos total.

Games were played.  I believe in this picture they were in line for 'Follow the Leader' flapping their "wings" like a chicken.

A silly string fight against the "Bad Guys" (Joel, Kelly, and Lucas).  FYI, Bad Guys were silly hats.


The calm before the silly string storm.  Yes, it was a complete mess and yes, it was worth it.

Milo's chocolate cake with green frosting, just as he requested it.  Lucky for us, with St. Patrick's Day happening we were able to buy a green frosted cake and cupcakes with little problem.

Then many thoughtful and totally fun presents.

Thanks to all of our guests for making Milo feel special.  He had a great time!

Milo had his well child check today:  39" tall (81%) and 34# (74%) and doing great.  As suspected, he's shaping up to be a bit shorter and broader than his brother (who was 41.5" and 35# at this age)

Friday, March 15, 2013

Birthday Boy

Milo's birthday party is on Saturday but on his actual birthday we celebrated with singing and a sweet treat.

How precious is this boy???

Milo received a card in the mail from Grammie F.  Here he is studying the stickers on the envelope.

Thank you, Grammie!

(Check out Levi at age 3)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Happy Birthday, Milo!




opening his birthday card that came from Nana and Papa

Sweet boy, you are a treasure. Your Dad and I absolutely delight in your "Milo-ness" and are really looking forward to watching what adventures are waiting for you as a three-year-old.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Early Birthday Fun

Milo was so excited to receive a birthday package in the mail from Auntie Corrine, Ky, and Kosse (or as he adorably says, "Auntie Torrine, Ty, and Tosse).

It contained a bubble toy (which has been such a big hit that Lucas has already gone out with the boys to buy more bubbles) and a box full of crafts to do. Thank you!

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Shirt and Tie

On Saturday morning, we had our weekly Family Date and decided to go out for breakfast together. Lucas and I just rolled out of bed and pulled on some casual clothes befitting a Saturday morning breakfast at the new Hyvee's cafe. Levi, however, came down wearing much fancier attire. He explained that we were going on a date and that you wore nice clothes on dates.

Milo wanted his picture taken, too. I had three handsome dates, that's for sure.

The tent/fort is still in existence. Levi has put some effort into decorating it.

The interior looks to have hosted one or two wild parties.

I thought the tent would get pulled down by the kid after a day or two, but no- it's almost a week now.  The great room is pretty much un-usable to adults because of it.