Saturday, June 25, 2016

Ten On (why not) Saturday

1. My lil lady and I got our toe nails polished up before our trip to the Dells. Wasn't going to take Molly but she started crying when I tried to leave so decided to give it a shot. She didn't do too bad but 1) it was not very relaxing and 2) $8 for a simple polish is too much money.
2. Ice cream anyone... As you can tell he enjoyed himself!!!
3. After a super fun vacation the kids were still excited to come home and play with their friends Adrijana and Blake again. While Brian and I unloaded the van the kids immediately ran over to play. And play and play they did. Finally made them come in for a little dinner break and then after dinner we road bikes to get ice cream and play at a park with the Fedewas.
4. Her look after a day of travel. Oh my!!! {Her hair tie must have broke on the bike ride because the mess was tied back into a pony. Eek that tangled snarly mess}.
5. My laundry "helper" sucking on his sister's bop.
6. I love when she takes care of him. Protective big sis.
7. Paying babies. (Don't mind the mess in my basement). And yes playing babies entails being naked.
8. Messing around with my camera in the sunlight. Feel like my outdoor {super sunny day} pictures are always too light. Need to take a class. Don't wanna take a class. 
9. First yes Molly IS wearing undies outside. {Her pants got super sandy}. And no were not potty training her...she has a diaper on under the panties. But the main reason I am posting these pics is because of the flip flops. This girl is OBSESSED with wearing OTHER people's flip flops. Blake's flips in the first pic and Adrijana's flops in the second.
10. LOVE LOVE LOVE pool days at Aunt Courtney's house. They may not be overly relaxing but I LOVE watching my kids have fun (and I don't mind getting a little sun myself either). AND this might be the first picture EVER of Mason willingly swimming in her pool. In the past he's always been forced in and would then proceed to cling to either Brian or I. After swim lessons with the wonderful Miss Brittany and a vacation in the Dells with many reassurances that wearing a life jacket is completely fine we've got a kid who LOVES the water!!!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Ten On Friday

1. My handsome lil fella!!! His shirt is only a wee bit big (although it doesn't look terribly big in this picture). Oh well guess he'll be able to wear it next year too.
2. Me and my two favorite lil boys!!! (Don't mind the farmers tan action going on on my legs).
3. Doritos + slide = one HAPPY girl.
4. I could EAT this kid. Seriously love that lil face!!!
5. Summer + friends + water = fun times!!! And let me just say here that I LOVE Sunday summer evenings!!!
6. Swim lessons. Week #2. She was not so excited :/...lots and lots of tears were shed but at least she didn't fight me.
7. His shirt says it all. He may be tiny but he can make mighty messes when he gets cupboards opened.
(Decided to pull out Mason's 9 month summer attire. And glad I did because he'll some good use out of it for the next month or so).
8. Conked out at sister's swim lessons. PTL. It's a lot of work tending to Mols (who cries pretty much thee entire time) and Crewsers. Mason is a help but he is only 4...
9. And my third sick baby kicks the dust. Fever fevers GO AWAY. Praying its all outta their systems before vacation!
10. GOT a smile!!! Pry because its the LAST day of lessons!!! And boy was it a C-O-L-D one. SUCH a BRAVE girl. Love her to pieces!!!
Not a fan of the diving board but does what is asked.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Ten On Thursday

1. finally. FINALLY. FINALLY this dude will ride his bike. Not sure what happened but our wonderful sitter emailed me a picture of him last week Wednesday and ever since he's been a riding machine.
2. One factor that pushed him to start riding (I think anyways) was this lil lady. We kept telling him that Molly would learn to ride before him. He's competitive so that probably got some wheels turning inside that lil mind of his.
3. Last week Friday was Mason's last TBall game for the season. He loved every minute of it {the season} and is already signed up for fall ball.
4. Keeping busy well I took Crew's 9 month photos...
5. People may not believe it when I say it...but here's proof...this kid ain't always happy. We had to take his pictures in two parts. We went first thing in the morning and he lasted about 5 minutes before he lost it. So we went back after a good morning nap and finished our photo session. And thankfully got a few good smiles among a lot of silly and sad faces.
6. Thursday night cook out with friends...
...Molly and Levi above and Mase with Jude and Rhys below...
7. It's crazy to think that the friendship between the 7 of us (I can count its just one of the gals lives in PA) started 10 years ago. After graduating from 3 different colleges (and we went to 3 different high schools) we all had random connections to each other (or connections through each other) and slowly over the course of 2006 we all became friends. So thankful for this group of gals. And that our hubbies and kids get along as well.
Back: Karie with Linden, Krista (pregnant with #2), Rachel with Wade, Gretchen (pregnant with #2).
Middle: Molly, Tenley, Quinn, Rhys, Jude, Harris, Levi, Cohen, myself with Crew.
Front: Melissa with Haven and Mercy, Wells, Lawson, and Mason.
(Missing: Janna, Ezra, Josiah, and Naomi). 

8. I survived Meijer with my three littles. It was a proud moment day for this mama. I really don't care to take any kids grocery shopping...much less ALL 3. Last minute I decided to bring Molly's play grocery cart with and it was an ingenious idea. If I need to take all 3 again...the grocery cart will DEFINITELY be coming with.
9. My sweet but sick baby girl. Came down with a fever early Saturday morning. Thankfully it only lasted 12 hours. But Saturday was a loooong day.
10. He loves "fishing." Just prefers using a net instead of a pole. He was so proud of himself!!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Ten On Tuesday

1. Rosewood Park and Splash Pad. A must this summer if you live near or in Jenison. Perfect for little kids. My babes had a blast.
2. Third (maybe fourth) trip to JBZ. Love us some zoo!!! Love us some goats...
Some days its just impossible to get them to both look AT THE SAME TIME.
3. Played his buddy Levi in Tball. They acted like they didn't even know each other. Lol.
4. Grandma and Grandpa were watching the Tibbe kids so we made a quick stop over to play for a bit. Unfortunately it started to rain while we were there so our outdoor fun was cut a little short but turned into some fun indoor play.
5. Swim lessons with Miss Rita. She has no idea whats about to happen...
6. This kid. Enough said.
7. Don't be fooled...he did NOT enjoy this.
8. Her shirt says it all..."Candy makes me happy." Yes, Molly. We know!!!
9. My little swimmer. Not quite as quick of a learner as her big brother was but on the flip side she doesn't fight me like he did either. Reach BIG. Kick HARD. You got this Mols!!! One week down. One to go.
10. My "teaching Crew how to climb the stairs" helpers!!!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Nine Month Pictures

I dislike spending a ton of money on NB, 3 month, 6 month, etc pics so I improvise. Had Crew's newborn pics taken by an actual photographer. One of my girlfriends (who takes awesome pics) took his 3 and 6 month shots. I snapped his 9 month pics (because I can do outdoor with little to no skill in the photographer department) and I am having his year pics taken by Jess (the actual photographer) again come early September.

Wish I knew how to work my camera better but I am happy enough with how my shots turned out. I also don't edit. So what I take (what I see) is what I get. 

Happy nine {err two days short of ten} months lil guy!!!