Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Ten On Tuesday

1. Man I stink at blogging lately. Gonna go ahead and blame that on sickness and the cold weather. Because of sickness and the cold weather we've had many pajama-do-nothing-all-day kind of days. A few days ago Molly woke up covered in vomit. Thankfully her illness lasted a mere day but with it came us not leaving the house for a few days again. And with frigid temps in the single digits this momma finds it easiest to stay home.

2. Molly's one year pictures turned out SO cute. Here are my three faves...

3. We went to a hotel with a little water park inside with our neighbors a few weeks back...just for a night. The kids had SO much fun. It was absolutely perfect for their little ages (4,3, 2.5...and Molly at 1). Worse part (for me) was getting into a bathing suit. But that's not much to sacrifice to watch my kids faces light up with joy and excitement!!! Mommy fail = no pictures taken AT ALL.

4. Mason after a NO nap day. (Thankfully those days are still far and few between and typically happen on grandma baby-sitting/mommy work days). Brian set Mase on our bed, went to change Molly, and when he walked back into our room Mase was cashed right out
5. Mase and Molly (Mols is NOT to be left out of anything) LOVE being outside...
6. Mase loves sporting my headbands...and always ask for me to take a picture...for him to immediately see!

7. Happy Birthday (on Sunday) to my amazing grandpa...95 years young!!! Love this man!!!
8. Watching daddy cook our steaks...

9. On Saturday my sister, sister-in-laws, and I took my mom out for lunch for her birthday. It was so nice to just sit back and relax and catch up...doesn't happen when the whole family is together.
10. This little lady just lights my world...
I asked Brian to take a quick picture before church of just Mols and I. Mase was in an obvious non-picture taking mood.
But as soon as he saw me take a picture with Molly he put on his sad face. So I asked if he wanted to join in. And that would be a YES. Guess thats all it takes to get him in the mood for picture taking!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Ten On Tuesday

1. Last two pictures taken Christmas night. Oh how we LOVE this boy (and his sister but she was already in bed). So BEYOND thankful that God blessed us with him three years ago.
2. Whoa Mase...ease up...she IS your sister.
3. Sharing her paci with her baby doll. So sweet.
4. LOVE when she just plops herself onto my lap...
5. Molly got her one year pictures taken on January 2. My baby girl did SO good. She was SO happy and handed out tons of smiles!!! Such a different experience than when I got Mase's one year pics. (He cried the entire time but in his defense he wasn't feeling good). Here's a couple from my sneak peek. Will share more when I get my CD.
6. For the last few years its been tradition to go to Playworld with all the cousins over Christmas break. However, we switched it up a bit this year and went to Catch Air instead of Playworld. The kids had a blast and since the "big"girls are getting bigger they were a great help (entertaining) my littes. Plus Brian came with and I let him chase Mase around. Win-Win for me!!!
7. Mason and Molly did great at their three and one year appointments on January 5. Two very healthy children. Praise the Lord!!! Mason weighed in at 32 pounds and 4 ounces and measured 37.5 inches tall. Putting him in the 75th percentile for weight and 50th percentile for height. Molly weighed in at 19 pounds and 2 ounces and measured 28.5 inches tall. Putting her in the 50th percentile for weight and 40th percentile for height.

8. My deer babies...
9. Molly's latest bad habit...waking up at 6AM!!! Blaming it on the shots she received Monday at her well-child visit. Praying she reverts back to 7AM and ASAP. (And since I meant to post this a week ago and never did...Molly did revert back to her old ways. Thank goodness)!!!

10. One of Molly's favorite places to play...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Christmas Day with the Helmholdts

The kids woke fairly early so first thing on the agenda was stockings.
Mason loved his new Mickey Mouse notebook...$1 at Target. Score!!!
Before heading to my in-law's church for the Christmas morning worship service we snapped a picture of our sweet little family. (Not biased or anything)!!!
Mason was in a picture taking mood (hence the insanely adorable photo below) but Mols wanted NOTHING to do with it so NO photo of her.
After church we headed to my in-law's house but before gobbling up our Christmas brunch we took our annual Helmholdt family picture. We got a pretty decent one even though Mason refused to smile and Molly refused to wear her headband.
This was actually how the majority of the family pics turned out. My kids were having very hot/cold days.
After brunch we opened presents. Mase loved his new Mr Potato Heads...as did Mols (love Mases's new Mr Potato Heads).
He loved throwing paper out of the gift bag presents...
Sporting his new towel. Big surprise but Molly refused to sport hers.
Like I mentioned above my kids were super hot/cold all day this was his reaction to his train table. Thinking he was mad that dad and grandpa uncovered the train table without his help. But when we tried to cover it back up that made him mad too. Oh boy. Once this cold mood passed he was very excited about his gift.
We hung out at my in-law's until 6ish. Molly napped a little...Mase not so much. We played some dominoes while Molly napped, enjoyed some ice cream (for dessert) once she woke, and just sat around paying with toys and watching tv.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Christmas Eve with the Vugteveens

Christmas Eve with the Vugteveens...chaotic BUT fun!!! We always start with some appetizers and punch followed by the main meal. Rarely (but for special occasions) do we all sit around the table (actually two tables). We ate a yummy meal of fried chicken, potatoes, rolls, raspberry jello salad, veggie casserole, and corn. Dessert (served after presents) was either cake (dyed red and green) or an ice cream dessert. YUM!!!

And pictures from our night...

My niece Cambrey loves to cart Miss Molly all around!!! (Sometimes Molly loves it and other times not so much).
Such a cheese bucket. Just love her!!!
Playing bumpy road with Grandma.
Some cousin love.
Must be something good...
Mason with his new sleeping bag. He can't wait for his first camp out with daddy!
Girlfriend was more obsessed with sitting in this box than pretty much anything else.
My peeps...
Everyone needs an Uncle Brandon.
Three of the four babies (from each family) playing with Connor's present.
More Cousin love.
Thanks for the {Christmasy} PJs G&G.
My loves with my parents.
Can't help but post another of me and my favorite little lady.
And last but not least...sisters with our baby girls.