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This weekend...

Monday, April 7, 2014

We went outside!!!!





Jake did not enjoy the carousel at first!!!

Sure is a handsome bubba isn't he!

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Getting to know Sophie...

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

An activity sheet Sophie did with her buddy class...


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This weekend...

Monday, March 31, 2014

Sophie and I got strep last week... it sucked!

Orange Leaf!

 Finally got to play outside!

Someone broke/ruined our tv... he swears it wasn't him!

Sophie had her FINAL birthday celebration!

I got to hang out with this munchkin!


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Pool Party

I think we have finally come to the end of celebrating Sophie's birthday. She had her friend birthday party this weekend. She requested a pool party so we rented a hotel pool with a slide. Everyone had a great time!








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Happy Birthday Sophie

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A few more pictures from Sophie's birthday weekend...

 Decisions... decisions!

 Checking out the penquins!

 Starfish!

Look Jake!!!

 Can you see the iguana!

Balloon Surprise!

 Guess who's SEVEN!

 Family!

 Cupcakes from Scratch Bakery!

 Thinking about her wish!

 Trying out our new Ikea rug.

Jake's hiding spot for hide-and-seek!

And this is just too cute not to share... 
I have a dream that everybody will have a house when it rains and they can be safe.


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The Windy City

Monday, March 17, 2014

This past weekend we headed to Chicago to celebrate Sophie's birthday! She has been OBSESSED with American Girl dolls this year and Chicago had the closest store. She was bouncing off the walls on Friday when I picked her up from school!

I love a sleeping toddler picture! I also love planning trips around nap time!!

Almost there!

Then we ran into Chicago traffic which Mike is not a fan of.
We ended up on some iffy streets getting downtown. Mike was so uncomfortable and I about peed my pants watching him get so uncomfortable.

But we finally made it! 
Mike was in the store about 10 minutes, saw the price of everything and went to the Lego store.

Sophie's doll of course had to get her hair done and ears pierced!

Meet Izzy!

The next day we headed to Ikea!

Trying out the furniture!

Then we headed to Shedd Aquarium and met up with the our favorite family!

Sophie and Em getting ready for the dolphin show!


Jake loved the first few minutes of the dolphin show. Then he fell asleep on me.

Look... everyone is smiling!

One last picture before we head back to Iowa!

Bye bye Chicago... it was fun!

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This weekend...

Monday, March 10, 2014


I went to the Hawkeye game with my hubs.

 Got lots of snuggles the next morning.

Jake discovered iPad apps.

Jake took some pics at my appt this morning.

Faces optional!

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This weekend...

Monday, March 3, 2014

Jake got a morning visitor!

We got a visit from Lorelei.

Who got kisses from Sophie and...

 lots of holding by Aunt Cassie.

 Lots of holding!

We made snow ice cream!

Making it was better than the eating it. The eating part didn't last long.

We welcomed Nanna home from her month long Florida trip. 

Kids were excited to see her!

Nanna was of course welcomed by cold weather and snow!

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