Tuesday, August 15, 2017

summertime fun

 Summertime is for hiking, 

 dipping your toes in the water,
 throwing rocks in the water,
 and more hiking.
 Trips to the zoo to see an emu (Krew's current favorite animal),
 park days, 
 more hiking and funny poses,
 sad faces when mommy tells you to stop doing weird poses,
 running with best friends,

again with the weird poses!
Finding your name on your drink, 


 Fireworks with family,
 patriotic dresses,
and 4th of July parties!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

everly and avonlea

Everly and Avonlea are two of the cutest little friends you will ever meet.  Born about 6 weeks apart, they have been fast friends since they were tiny.
I mean, seriously, look how cute they were!  I was so excited when Avonlea's mom and I were both expecting baby girls at the same time, because I've never had a close friend pregnant with the same gender baby as me at the same time, and it was super exciting.  I knew these two little ones were destined to be friends.  
At church on week when they were little.  They spent a fair amount of time together in the church halls, or in the mother's lounge because 3 hours of church is just too long for these tiny ones.

Everly even crashed Avonlea's photoshoot that her mom asked me to do for her.  That's okay because we got these super cute shots of the two of them together!

They saw each other at playgroup a lot.  Avonlea was always Everly's favorite little person to play with, and apparently she loved hugging her as well!

A few months ago, Avonlea got to spend a couple of days with us, and as part of their first slumber party, Bart also took them to this fun daddy daughter dance at church.  They danced together the whole time and loved being dressed up so fancy.

They had the most fabulous tea party that day too.  They get along so well and it's adorable to watch them play together.

However, a few months ago, Avonlea and her family moved to Utah, and Everly and I are crushed.  (Of course we are super excited for them and all the new adventures they will have out there, but we already miss them terribly!)

These two are something special and I'm positive that whenever they finally see each other again, they are going to remember each other and pick up right where they left off!  Until then, we'll just have to look at all these adorable pictures of these two sweet friends.


Sunday, July 2, 2017

may fun

May was a good month.  We had lots of fun, and here are some of the highlights:
 In May we FINALLY got Krew's school pictures back (they were taken in October).  Isn't he handsome?
 Everly continues to play with her princesses every day.  In fact, if we ever tell her that anyone is coming over to our house, she always asks if they are going to play princesses with her.

In May, we also learned that this little diva knows how to pose.  She picked out these sunglasses (very trendy!), put them on, and then struck this pose.  She wasn't even posing for a picture, apparently the sunglasses make her pose.  She then told me to try them on, on proceeded to critique my poses.  Seriously, where did she learn this stuff??
 One of my favorite things about May is the Memorial Day parade!  Everyone in coordinating clothes, people throwing candy to us, and warm weather.  What more could anyone want?

 The end of the school year is full of fun themed days, like crazy hair day!

 Being able to be outside as a family, going for a walk, shooting hoops, throwing rocks in the water, riding bikes, and more is why I love this time of year.

 Everly met a nice giraffe one day

 And she loves, loves, loves swings.