Friday, December 26, 2014


A last-trip-before-the-holiday grocery run and some baby snuggles. Dinner with friends and a soak in the tub. An excellent way to wrap up the weekend! 

Where's Evan?  

This lonely balloon walked down an entire aisle with us. No owner in sight and the store doesn't sell these kinds. Oddly magical. 

I'm pretty in my dress! And my quick smile is hard to photograph. 

Cookie making (and eating) time at the B's house! 

Eva is Santa and I'm her reindeer! 
Cutest reindeer ever, says mom. 


World's Best Big Brother

Lexi was sad and didn't want to sleep. Evan wanted to help. Of course I let him... This was how they stayed for over half an hour, watching tv and cuddling, both as happy as can be. 

Preschool Party

Luckily Drew got over his cold in time to attend his preschool holiday party. We sang Spanish songs with Miss Debbie Jo, ate cookies and milk by the tree, and heard a story from Santa! 

A selfie with Eva and Weston while we wait. 

Story time with the Big Man himself. 

Drew and Weston maintained a safe 50-foot radius while everybody else ran in for a hug. 

Come on kids, just one picture? Please? 

Sort of. 

That'll do. I

Candy Houses

Such an exciting project! (Once mommy got the basic construction down...) Not being able to eat them is a hard one to explain. 

Tree Decorating Day

Mommy was not feeling well but the tree is ready to be decorated! Luckily I have two little helpers who were more than happy to do the work. No matter how big the canvas though, their ornaments always landed on the same three branches. Not to worry, I've got tons more to hang tomorrow and fill the gap. 

Go Badgers!

We were hoping and cheering for a big win against Ohio State but alas it was not to be. At least we were dressed for the occasion! 

First Communion

Today Evan celebrated his First Communion with his friends Caden & Kayla! They've been reading and learning for a couple of weeks with Pastor Lauren and were excited to participate this morning. During their lessons, they talked about special meals, read about Passover, remembered their baptisms, and made the bread we used for today's service! They also practiced taking communion so they wouldn't be nervous, including tasting the wine! (Result: "Eew!") 

What a special day! 

Bowling Day

We channeled our inner Southeastern Wisconsinites and went bowling today with friends. It's not cheap, but it sure is fun! After a couple frames, the big kids decided they were pro enough to scrap the ramp and bowl like adults-- but kept the bumpers of course. Mommy got a strike and won the adult lane, and Evan rocked for the kids!