Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Sunday Funday

On Sunday we ventured up to Gowrie to celebrate Kris's birthday.  We had a great visit and I was able to try out a new Paleo pulled pork recipe--that is really good!  I'll have to post it on here sometime!  We had some fun with Santa hats with the boys!  Other than that I didn't take many pictures...fail on my part!

Mason looking so thrilled, isn't he?

Yeah, this is pretty much how picture taking goes...Mason pretty much HATES it but Brady is a total ham.  Polar opposites...love it!

Sunday, December 8, 2013


On Friday we did a little more celebrating our Birthday Boy!  We had his party last Sunday and I'll do a post on that as soon as I find my camera cord to download those pictures...so far it's a casualty of our move!  Aghh!
Anyway, I picked Brady up at daycare a little after lunch and we headed to the theater to check out the movie Frozen.  It was such a cute movie!  After the movie, we ran to Target and ran a couple of errands. 
Then it was time for Andy and Mason to come home...and mommy headed out for dinner and drinks with friends.  So Andy took the boys out for dinner and they had some good boy bonding time! 

Brady posing in the Lego cut-out at the theater

He was SO excited and had his favorite...popcorn and m&m's!  No worries, that's water in his cup!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Happy 5th Birthday Brady Boy!!

How can it be that our Brady is 5 years old today?
These past 5 years have flown by and we are amazed everyday by the boy you are becoming Brady. 
You are kind-hearted, curious, happy, caring, animated, active, and a fun-loving little boy. 
Our wish for you is to simply be YOU! 
Despite the mistakes we've made as your parents along the way (you are our guinea pig after all), you have turned out to be one terrific boy!
5 years ago today you made me a mommy and forever changed my life.
It makes me sad that you're not my baby anymore but yet I'm so excited to see the young man you will become. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

We had a great Thanksgiving!  On Thursday, Steve and Brad came over and we ate a yummy traditional Thanksgiving feast.  We relaxed most of the day (naps may have happened...well by me anyway!) and just enjoyed our time together.  Later that evening we decided to put our tree up.  Brady was SO excited and Mason loves looking at the lights.  On Friday morning we headed back to Kimballton and watched the Iowa vs. Nebraska game, hit up some Julefest and then went to my aunt's house that evening for the Petersen Thanksgiving.  More yummy food and family time!  Then on Saturday we had the Parker Thanksgiving  and continued to eat more!  We headed back home that afternoon and then geared up for Brady's 5th birthday party that was on Sunday (more to come on that later).  All in all it was a busy, busy holiday but we wouldn't change anything about it.  We got to spend time with family and that's what it's all about!
Watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

Christmas tree time!

Mason is infatuated with clapping!

 This is what I see 99% of the time...someone is going through an extremely long 'Mommy' phase...he won't let me out of his sight!  I know I should cherish this time (I keep telling myself that) but it's also extremely difficult!  Love those baby blues though! :-)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Just a Regular Day...

These two keep us on our toes. 
A little Wrestle-Mania is a regular every day occurrence!
How can this be happening already?  Ha ha!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Picture Catch up

Whoa!  Been a LONG time since I've posted...so let's back up a bit and here's a recap of what we've been up to via pictures. 
First up, Halloween! 

 An Angry Pirate...he was NOT digging wearing a costume!
This guy, however, is all about having his picture taken!

Fireman Brady

Out getting some goodies in the new neighborhood!

Mason only lasted about 2 houses before he took a tumble...poor guy!

I get to stand at the bus stop with this cutie pie who LOVES to ride the bus...he is getting quite the 'education' at the bus stop as all the other kiddos are in Middle School...too funny!

Making some crafts at the Fire Station in PC.  This event was so fun!

My kitchen helper, who is rockin' quite the comb-over!

Soaking up some of the last warmer weather with a family walk to the park

Rub-a-dub-dub...Mason's favorite place to be after his cast came off!

When it's yucky outside...let's go to the mall to play!

Driving on the trails

Mason loves his swing!
Here's to more consistent blogging!! :-)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

The Cast is Gone!

It has been a little more than a week, but the cast is gone!  Woo Hoo!  He did great getting it off and didn't skip a beat...he was a running fool afterwards!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Why Not?

When your cupboards are empty, why not play in them? 

When we get our head above water, will do more of an update!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Berry Patch Farms

On Sunday we ventured up by Nevada to Berry Patch Farms so we could pick some apples, raspberries and some pumpkins.  They also have a tractor/hay ride.  Brady LOVED picking our own apples, etc. Unfortunately the raspberries were pretty much picked over but that was okay.  We had a great time.  It's a no-muss, no-fuss place and the honey crisp apples are amazing!  We all ate one on the way home.  Now for picture overload.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Lucky Number 7

Today is our 7th Wedding Anniversary!
I can't believe it's been 7 years since we celebrated with our family and friends.  We've come a long way and have experienced so much.  I'm so lucky to walk along this journey with my best friend. 
Here's so many, many, many more years of happiness, craziness, funny times, hard times and everything in between!
Love you Andy!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Poor Mason

On Wednesday Mason had a bad fall at daycare.  He got himself in to a tub with toys (he had been taken out of it a time or two before the incident) and he was trying to get out when our daycare provider was coming over to get him out (he knew he wasn't supposed to be in there) and he stepped out and onto a Mega block Lego and must have fallen at the right angle.  I knew it was serious when I went to pick him up and he didn't come running to me, he always does that.  He wouldn't put weight on his leg so I took him to Urgent Care.  After a lot of crying and holding him down for X-Rays, they said it wasn't good, put a temporary cast (past his knee) and told us we'd need to see the Orthopedic Specialist the next day. 
It was a LONG 18 hours before getting in to the Orthopedic Specialist.  Long story short, he has a fractured/cracked Tibia.  Luckily he is able to have a below-the-knee cast.  So he'll be rocking his cast for the next 4 weeks...he will get it off the day before our family pics--good timing! :-)
He is handling it pretty well but he's just so frustrated that he can't go, go, go!  He does have a 'walking cast' so when he's ready, he can walk with it on, thank goodness!

A few hours after the accident

Getting ready to see the Orthopedic Specialist

His permanent cast.  He actually has an orange cast but they cut 2 slits in it to allow for swelling so it is wrapped in an ACE bandage.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Denver Adventure...Part 2 The Wedding!

Michael and Liz had a great wedding at the University Club in downtown Denver.  It was great to see some family and help them celebrate their big day!

The Parker Table! 
Mom and me with the bride

The happy couple

My Aunt and Uncle Pam and Doug

Mom and Dad

My handsome hubby and I!