Friday, September 30, 2011

Sunday Best

Yes, I'm the crazy lady that whipped out her camera at church! Brad looked at me like I was a lunatic, but seriously we were one of the first people there so it wasn't that big of a deal. Besides, I HAD to. Look how cute my little family is?! and Olive is sitting on the bible :)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Olive @ 4 Months

Yup, 4 months have gone by since this beautiful baby entered the world.

Hard to believe, time sure does fly.

I love her more everyday. There is nothing I wouldn't do for her. Climb a mountain to capture the moon? Sure no problem.

Stats: Olive had her 4month check up on Monday and she was 12lbs 14oz and 24inches long.
Running at about the 50% percentile for both. Maybe she's gonna be more petite like her mom. The Dr. said she's perfectly healthy :)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Campfire Night

Saturday night campfire/cookout on the hill.

Hayride time!

Dane and his buddy Taylor.

Oooo, My handsome husband ;)

(Why do men get better looking with age?.....not fair)

The whole crew.

Me and my partner for the evening .

and she crashes.

The night started with a hayride, then potluck dinner, another hayride, a scavanger hunt for the kiddos, live music, and campfire. The best part is that this happens 2 houses down at our neighbor Kathleen's house so we don't have far to go.

Thanks for the invite Cori!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Snack Time

For the 1st time I made Dane 'ants on a log' for snack time. How embarrassing that he's almost 4 and I've never made this for him! It's mostly because I HATE celery and I NEVER cook with it so it's not in the house. However, I did recently decide to buy some for a recipe and it did turn out pretty good.

So with the leftover celery I decided to make 'ants on a log' for Dane.

He wasn't so sure about it. Here he is with a furrowed brow putting on the ants (raisins)

Deciding to finally take a bite after some persuasion.

He LOVED it :)
Especially when he'd snap into the celery and the juice from it splashed out to hit me!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Hey There Sunshine!

More lovin' by big brother.

My handsome boy.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

On The Farm

Just chillin at the Boysel Farm on Saturday evening.

Olive and I just relaxing in the grass.

Wow check out that head of crazy hair!

Monday, September 12, 2011

My Best

My best friend with the best of children.

Ellen meet's Olive for the 1st time.

Dane takes her for a fourwheeler ride.

and Kirk is kind enough to go swing with Dane for a minute.

* We had a great time. I love when I get to see her and Kirk and now that they have moved a little closer it will happen more often :) I'm thinking we plan a trip after the new year to visit them!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

My Dad Cuddles

No other words necessary.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Bitter Sweet Moment

Dane's 1st day of preschool was today. Many thanks to my dad for agreeing to take Dane to and from preschool on Tues and Thursdays since I'll be at work. I REALLY appreciate it and I know Dane thinks it's pretty special for him take the time to do it.

On the way over to my mom's this morning Dane said "Mom, Can you teach me how to spell my name again so I can tell my teacher." I got a big kick out of that, how sweet is he?! So all the way we practiced saying D, A, N, E.

I think it went pretty well. I was able to meet them over there and take some pictures but not able to stay for the whole time. He didn't cry and either did I so I'm gonna consider it a successful first day.

I snapped the above picture before walking in and then Dane said "Hey mom, I want you to take my picture over here too!" I think he was pretty excited.

Then he wanted his picture taken drinking out of the water fountain :)

One of his teachers, Miss Cande showing Dane the train table.

Then a few other boys join in.

My dad later told me that while the other boys were quite content to just sit there and play with the trains on the track Dane wanted to take the train track apart and reconfigure it. Yeah, That's pretty typical of him.

He is his father's son.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

@ 14 weeks

Our bed has turned out to be the backdrop to most pictures.

I guess we spend alot of time there.

Here's Miss Olive Lynn @ 3 1/2 months looking oh so cute!

*Dane starts preschool tomorrow. I hope it goes well cause I think it'll be really good for him. Still though, I'm a nervous anxious wreck about it. I am excited for him but it's hard to let go. Hard to see him walk off and into something new without me.

Monday, September 5, 2011

He's a Pro!

All decked out in his racing gear.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Baby Babbles

Olive sure has a lot to say these days.

I absolutely love her squeals, I think she's going to be a lot of fun.