Thursday, January 24, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
Okay, I realize that this post is nearly three months late, but oh well. I was thinking the other day about how fast my sweet baby Krew has grown up. It boggles my mind how quickly he went from a tiny, helpless little baby to the walking, talking, funny, big, chubby guy that he is now. Just think if we continued to learn and grow at that rate, the things we could do and know by now! (Although the tripling your body weight in one year would not be a good idea after the first year!) It was so fun to look back at his first six months last May, so I thought it would be fun to look at each month's photo from the first year.
While these pictures only capture the physical changes, hopefully when I look back at them, these photos remind me of his personality and the fun, new things he was learning month-to-month!
Last week at school, was crazy hair day! The boys had been talking about it for days, and it wasn't until the night before that I came up with an idea of how to color their hair: water and art pastels! I've seen it done on Pinterest, so I thought it was worth a try! I was surprised at how well it worked and how well it stayed throughout the day day. I was also surprised that I had pastels at home and that I was able to find them!
Friday, January 4, 2013
Thursday, January 3, 2013
On December 29th, Kade and Ky turned 7! They were super excited that their birthday was on a Saturday so that daddy could be home with them all day. After much deliberation, we decided not to do a friends birthday party this year. Not because we didn't want to...the boys love having a party and I love creating the invites, the decorations, games, party favors etc. But, there were some issues with the invite list, so we decided to forgo the whole thing this year, and instead, we spent the entire day playing!
Next we did a little shopping to spend some of the money the boys got for Christmas and their birthday.
Next stop: the jumping place at the mall. Kade and Ky have asked to do this several times, but we've never forked over the cash for it. But, their birthday seemed like the perfect day to splurge and let them jump to their little hearts' content. Kade was the first one to get strapped up, and he looked pretty nervous at first. But, slowly he got more comfortable, until he was doing back flip after back flip! By the time he was done, the bands holding him up were so twisted. Just before getting him down, the guy working there changed his bands to tighter ones, pulled him down far, and launched him into the air. He went higher than the tops of the support bars, and he got to do this 7 times since it was his seventh birthday! He loved it, and my cheeks hurt from smiling so much while watching him!
Let me just start by saying that Christmas is so much fun with 3 little kids! Of course Kade and Ky are at a perfect age for Christmas excitement. They can count down the days until Christmas, they love visiting Santa and writing a wish list, they can make and wrap presents for everyone, they remember some of our Christmas traditions and make sure they we keep them up, and their excitement on Christmas morning is contagious. Krew is at the age where he likes the Christmas lights and decorations, he sort of got the hang of opening gifts, and everything that everyone opened was exciting to him!
Some of the highlights from this past year include:
Krew's baby blessing
Spring break trip to Madison, WI
Krew grew soooo quickly
Kade and Ky played T-Ball
Krew and I traveled to Utah for a friend's wedding
Kade and Ky graduated from Kindergarten
The Star Wars night at the baseball game was one of our favorite memories from the summer
We spent a fun weekend in Milwaukee as a family
We played in Chicago for several days when my mom came for a visit
We went to Six Flags
Kade and Ky started 1st grade
Krew turned 1!!
And since October we have been busy celebrating everyone's birthday, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas!
We are so lucky to have such great family, and friends, and to be able to feel the love of our Savior every day! We are excited to see what this next year has in store for us as our children continue to grow up too quickly and we continue to make memories together as a family!