Some Halloween fun and more

We had another fun and low-key weekend.

FRIDAY
We spent the evening relaxing and hanging out as a family.

SATURDAY
I had sweat circuit in the morning and then it was home to shower quick. We were going to visit Joe’s grandma but Owen ended up taking a longer than expected morning nap.

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We hung out at home and then after nap went to Stillwater to Trick-or-Treat at Joe’s aunt and uncle’s house. Joe’s cousin Grace made the boys the cutest Halloween baskets.

We ran to Target quick after and then hustled home for a later than normal dinner and a relaxing evening.

SUNDAY
Owen and I were able to sleep in a little bit while Joe and Liam got up a little earlier. We decided to go see Joe’s grandma before nap time for Trick-or-Treating. She was happy to have visitors and made the boys some yummy cookies.

We dropped Joe and Owen off at home for nap time and Liam and I went to visit Molly and baby Ruthie. She is so cute!

Liam decided he was ready to hold her and it was sooooo sweet!

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We went home for Liam’s lunch and nap time. I ran a few errands during nap.

Joe then went out hunting and the boys and I hung out at home. We made homemade pizzas and I made cauliflower crust pizza for me and Joe. It was pretty good.

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Liam dressed up as a little hunter with his “hunting hat,” buck call, and standing in his “tree stand.” His imagination is awesome lately.

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It was a fun weekend filled with just the right amount of busy and relaxing. Hope you have a great week!

Friends and babies!

This weekend was filled with seeing friends, meeting a new baby, and celebrating a couple and their bundle of joy to come. It was a great weekend!

FRIDAY
Our friends from Oregon were home for a wedding so we stopped over to see all the kids and Chelby (Tyler wasn’t home).

Liam was being a total “threenager” and would not take a picture for me so we took it without him (after his major meltdown).

As always it was fun to get the kids together and see the little ones. We love them so much!

Then it was time to head home and get the kids to bed. Owen kicked back in his crib and fell right to sleep.

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SATURDAY
I had sweat circuit in the morning and it was killer! Then it was home to relax and get ready for the day.

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We brought Liam to nap at my parent’s house with my brother. Then my sister-in-law and brother took him to Sky Zone Trampoline park for his birthday present. He ended up crying for the beginning of it and then had fun the rest of the time.

While he was gone, Joe, Owen, and I went to a diaper party for Joe’s friend Colin and his wife Emily. They are expecting a baby boy this winter. It was fun to catch up and celebrate their little family!

After the diaper party we stopped by to see Tyler since we didn’t get to see him Friday. It was good to see the kids and Chelby again too. They are all just too cute!

Then we went home and waited for Liam to get home. He came home and said he had so much fun. Then it was bed time!

SUNDAY
In the night my bestie Molly had a sweet baby girl, Ruthie Jo. Liam and I ran some errands quick in the morning, we had lunch, and then we were off to meet Ruthie.

She was so alert and content. Such a sweet and precious baby girl. Love her so much already.

Then we put the boys down for nap and I ended up doing some cleaning and baking. I made Healthy Pumpkin Spice Protein Muffins.

We spent the remainder of the day hanging out at home and relaxing.

It’s so wonderful to spend time with friends! Hope you have a great week ahead!

Family, friends, and a baby shower!

We had another great weekend. I tried again to limit my desire to “capture the moment” via camera and just enjoying it. I think I did pretty good!

FRIDAY
Low-key evening spent with my family. The perfect way to end the week.

SATURDAY
I started my morning with a challenging Sweat Circuit class and then met Joe at my parent’s house with the boys. Brynn and Judah had a sleepover there so the kids were all playing when I got there.

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After visiting we went home to put Owen to bed and I told Liam we were going to take his “3 year” pictures since he didn’t cooperate for our professional ones. Seriously they turned out so cute! I didn’t even have to bribe him!

Then I took Owen outside later when Liam was napping and tried to get some pictures of him….he didn’t like the leaves much.

We had a fun evening hanging out at home and once Owen was in bed for the night I went to my bestie Annie’s house to help her get ready for Molly’a baby shower Sunday morning. She made me some hot apple cider and I watched her and her dad hang some floating shelves while I assembled a cupcake holder. It was fun to just relax and hang out at her place.

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SUNDAY
We had a fun morning hanging out. Owen got some cute clothes for his birthday so he got dressed in his “lazy days’ outfit.

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Then I was off to help Annie set up for the baby shower. It was donut themed and super cute!

The mama-to-be was glowing and the party was super fun. Also, so many babies at the party.

It started snowing during the party. It’s too early for snow!

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We spent the rest of the day playing, having dance parties, going outside for a little bit, and just hanging out as a family.

We had a great weekend! Hope you have a great week!

 

Family time

This weekend was all about time with my family. I spend a lot of time taking pictures and focusing on “capturing the moment” that this weekend I decided not to take many pictures at all and just soak up the time at home.

FRIDAY
It was a pretty uneventful Friday night. We had dinner at home, played some games, and relaxed. Annie stopped by to pick up a few things and show Liam her awesome headstand. He was impressed (and so were me and Joe).

SATURDAY
I had sweat circuit in the morning. My mom stopped by to see the kids around lunch time. We spent a little time outside and a lot of time snuggling.

Joe went out with a friend to watch the UFC fight after the boys went to bed so I decided to watch a movie. I landed on P.S. I love you (which I thought was Definitely, Maybe) and ended up crying all night! That movie is so sad and I never want to watch it again.

SUNDAY
Joe and I were both so tired from staying up later than normal but that didn’t impact Liam. He decided to get up even earlier than normal.

We went outside for a little bit but it was quite chilly. Then we watched the Packer game while the boys napped. I also ended up sleeping a little bit.

Owen had a really off day. He spent a lot of time walking around and crying. He wanted to be held all day but also didn’t want to be held. He was in a mood and probably has some teeth coming soon.

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We had a lot of fun playing hide and seek before dinner. Liam can’t stay quiet and it’s hilarious.

It was a great and mellow weekend. Have a great week!

 

Owen’s 1st birthday, meeting baby Veda, and Owen’s birthday party

I was able to have a nice 4-day weekend at home with my family. It was so nice to have the time with them and to just relax.

FRIDAY
Happy birthday to Owen! We let Owen open his gifts when Liam and him both woke up. Liam might have been more excited than Owen was but it was so cute.

There were many photo shoots throughout the day starting with Owen in his birthday bear shirt and “one” banner. Brother bear Liam wanted a picture too.

We spent the morning playing and relaxing. I had a chiropractor appt in the morning and so did Joe shortly after me so we swapped kid duty during that time.

Then it was lunch time and then nap time for the boys. After nap we went to Brogan’s tennis match (she is the boys’ daycare provider’s daughter and also my bestie Molly’s sister). Molly coaches tennis too so we were able to see her in action. We met Annie at the tennis courts. It was chilly and windy. We stayed as long as we could but Owen started getting fussy so we left before the match was over.

When we got home photo shoot number 2 happened with Owen in his final monthly tie.

Liam found his old Halloween costume (which will be Owen’s costume this year…I think). He had to put the monster hat on and he thought it was so funny.

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We had dinner and then hung out as a family the remainder of the evening. It was the perfect day celebrating Owen.

SATURDAY
I had sweat circuit in the morning and then hustled home to be with the boys and Joe. I had A LOT of cleaning to do before Owen’s birthday party on Sunday. I started with some of my laundry and then started working on other areas of the house.

We had lunch and then at nap time I did some more cleaning. After nap me and the boys packed up and headed out to my friend Laura’s house to meet her new baby girl Veda. Joe went out hunting.

When we got to Laura’s Liam was really quiet and shy but he and her oldest daughter Aria went to her room to play and he seemed to have fun. I was able to hold sweet baby Veda who is tiny and adorable and just so sweet!

Liam was pretty quiet most of the visit but when we left he said he had so much fun so that is good. He is just too funny.

When we got home I made dinner for the boys quick, we watched some of a movie and then I put them to bed.

Joe got home shortly after I put Liam to bed. I had to bake Owen’s smash cake and cupcakes before calling it a night.

SUNDAY
Birthday party day which meant getting up to clean and frost the smash cake and cupcakes. I think I did a pretty good job on his cake!

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Joe and I did some power cleaning throughout most of the day.  We got the house all cleaned up and decorated for the party. We watch the Packer game while both boys napped and we continued to get ready.

I got some quick pictures of Owen’s birthday shirt before the party started.

He wasn’t so sure he wanted a birthday party. He wanted me or Joe the whole time. We did his smash cake and he was not showing off for anyone. He did end up eating some of it but Liam helped him a little.

We are thankful for all those that came and celebrated with us. It was really great to have ALL of our family there (just missing my two oldest nieces).

My brother gave Owen a birthday blessing and then everyone was on their way. We had the remainder of the evening to relax and do post-party clean up.

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Owen got matching jammies with Liam and the two of them together are adorable!

After the boys went to bed I was exhausted and Joe and I just lounged and watched Netflix.

MONDAY
So thankful for another day off to do nothing! I finished party clean up and enjoyed the day with my kiddos and Joe. Annie stopped by to say hi and drop off Owen’s birthday gift.

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Later after nap we had Owen’s 1 year appt which went well and he is a healthy growing little boy.

Have a great week everyone and happy October!