Sunday, December 28, 2014

Emma is 7!

Happy birthday to the baby that started this blog! She's 7! She wanted eggs for breakfast (better than I can make!) so we went to IHOP. She loves music, loves to dance, write, draw and create stories. She loves her brothers, even when they might be annoying her. She's a wonderful, sweet girl and we love her!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Riding the train

While waiting for Santa the kids rode the train a few times.

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

It's ours!

We closed on the new house on Friday. Packers come tomorrow and we move Tuesday!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

North Pole Flyer!

We took the kids on the Austin Steam Train North Pole Flyer today. The train leaves from Cedar Park and goes to Bertram and back. The normally 2 hour ride turned into 5 when we had engine trouble, but it was still a fun trip! The kids met Santa, had story time and lots of hot cocoa and candy canes! We were with friends in a roomy car with tables, chairs and a bit of space to spread out.


Matty is so happy he got into this chair to sit all by himself!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


The boys hiding under the coffee table from Daddy when he gets home from work!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Leaf love!!

Fun in the fall leaves! At Grandma's and Grandpa's house in Lindale.

Fall fun!

Which is bigger?

Which is bigger?

Swingin like the big kids!

Matty enjoyed swingin (slowly!) on the big kid swing at Grandma's and Grandpa's house!

Thanksgiving in Lindale

The kids enjoyed playing in the leaves!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Matthew is 1 year old!

Happy birthday Matty! It's been a wild year and you have brought us all so much joy and happiness! You are walking everywhere now! You took your first steps on Oct. 22, and within 2 weeks you were off, walking all over! You love to clap and yell, and you can wave hello and goodbye. You always want to get up on the couch and jump on it! You like the TV remote and know exactly what to do it with it: point to the TV and push buttons!

You have 7 teeth now, 4 on top and 3 on the bottom. You like apples, crackers and little bites of cheese. You were not impressed with the birthday cake and frosting!

You are a sweet, happy boy and we all love you so much!! Happy birthday!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Emma lost her first tooth!

Finally lost her first tooth! She's so happy but torn between keeping it and giving it to the Tooth Fairy. We've already had 2 family votes on it, both resulted in a tie.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Emma does the monkey bars!

Emma can make it all the way across the monkey bars!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Shoes for walking!

Matty is so close to walking, so we are practicing with shoes now!

Mini golf at Peter Pan

Sunday morning we did mini golf with the kids!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Halloween 2014

Robin (Emma), Spider-Man (Nathan), and Batman (Matthew)!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014


Kids enjoying the backyard!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Matthew is 11 months old!

On Sunday October 19th Matty turned 11 months! It was also my 38th birthday, but let's talk about Matty. I know I missed his 10 month update, so this will catch you up on the last 2 months.

Matty is taking steps! I hope you can see the short video. He's standing alone and varying the number of steps, up to 9 at the most. He's also vocalizing quite a bit! He says Da-da, Ma-ma, and uh-oh! He has learned to clap, crawl up the stairs, and I've found him standing on top of toys! He loves to be on the couch and crawl on it, so we have to be careful in watching him up there.

He's trying more foods, meat, pasta and veggies. Most of it still ends up on the floor though.

Last week at a doctor visit for a cold, he weighed in at 25 pounds, 4 ounces!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Halloween preview!

Yes there is a girl Robin from the Batman comics!

Saturday, October 11, 2014