Thursday, September 15, 2016


Love that my kids are so into cooking.  Most nights I leave a list of what needs to be done for dinner.  Between the girls and Terry everything is ready to go when I get home.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Rain Rain Go Away....

When it won't stop raining for days and you are super bored......You build blanket and pillow forts in the living room!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

My not so little helper.....

I love that Alexis loves to cook!  She is such a big help in the kitchen these days.  Over the weekend she peeled the potatoes to go with our roast. 

Friday, August 26, 2016

No more cast....

On August 18th, 2016 Alexis finally got her cast off.  She was so excited.  Right now she only has to wear a small brace (that looks like a bowling glove) when she is active or playing soccer.  We also scheduled the surgery for her to have the rod removed from her arm over Christmas break. 

Monday, August 15, 2016

First day of Second Grade...

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016

Cast #3.....

On July 26th, 2016 we said goodbye to the big orange cast.  Alexis was thrilled to have this itchy cast taken off!!

Her arm was so disgusting.  This was while we were waiting for xray to come get her.

The bone is healing well, just not as quickly as the doctor had hoped.  So another month in a cast.  This one is at least a short one and doesn't go past her elbow.

Alexis opted for a pink and purple camo cast this time around.  Here's hoping this is the last one!!!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Puppy Love...

No, we did not get a dog.....yet!  We are in serious discussion about adding to our family with a little furry friend.  We just have to find the right match.  We randomly ended up with one kid a few nights ago and Addison asked to go walk around the pet store.  She fell in love with this little guy.  We are trying to agree on size, breed, etc.  All four of us have different opinions!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Cast #2...

On July 5th Alexis had her pink cast taken off and a new fancy orange "waterproof" one put on.  As with everything during this whole process she has been incredibly amazing.  Here are a few photos:

Cutting off the pink one.  She was so brave and the nurse did an amazing job of prepping her throughout the process.

Cast free for about 30 minutes and waiting for x-rays.

Alexis has loved looking at her x-rays.  Doc said the bone growth was not as good as he hoped but is definitely progressing. 

Applying the waterproof underside of the cast.

On goes the orange...

And now we can swim, and bathe, and play in the sprinkler!!  Thankfully cast #1 was only on for two weeks.  This one has been amazing--allowing her to swim and do most of the activities that she wants to do in the summertime!

We go back on the 26th for another checkup and x-rays.  Doc said potentially she may have to have cast #3 placed depending on new bone growth.  Cast #3 would most likely not cover her entire arm and would potentially just go below the elbow.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Fourth of July Hodge Podge.....

We made a quick trip to STL for the Fourth this year.  Unfortunately due to the weather conditions all the fireworks were cancelled and we came home early.  Here are just a few photos:

Cute Uncle Sam hats...Dollar Store find!

Cooking in the kitchen with Gramma.  Sporting their new aprons from Aunt Paula.

Just Goofing!

When your crazy sister hijacks your cell phone!!

Four Generation photos...
I have a whole lot more photos, I'm just waiting for permission to post them. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016


This post will be a little hodge podge of everything.....

On June 24th, The girls and I attended a baseball game for our local minor league team. 

We've kinda had to hang inside a lot lately due to Alexis' cast and the extreme heat.  On June 25th I took the girls to see Finding Dory in 3D.

I know this picture is blurry, but wanted to share anyway.  I took this pic of Alexis sleeping.  I just loved the way that her arm was hanging out and she was cuddling with Roo Roo.  She loves that thing!

I always love when I go through my phone and find a millions selfies that the girls have taken.  While annoying, it always makes me smile!