Monday, July 9, 2018

ELEVEN years!

This weekend Justin and I celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary! We had planned on going out to dinner then his parents and sister decided to come up and celebrate his birthday as well.  It turned into a great family weekend.  We drank, ate delicious food made my his sister and her boyfriend, played games and danced!

Birthday boy! #43

11 wonderful years!
We are heading to Boston in a few weeks, just the two of us! It's been a while since we have done something just the two of us! Can't wait!

Friday, May 25, 2018

Swim Team

Last year we missed the lottery for our neighborhood swim team.  They had one spot available and, well, with two kids, you just have to pass!  We were super excited to try this year!  Max was more excited than Claire, but so far it is going well.

Claire had actually told me she did not want to do swim team.  There is a 10 day trial period that I told her she need to try.  She has been doing great.  I think her fear is the swim meets.  I'm thinking she can just practice and at least try on meet.

Max, on the other hand, is ready to go! His freestyle looks beautiful and he loves to race.  I really hope one of them loves swim team as much as I did!

first practice

Harper, Claire and Dylan.  Best buds!

Not sure if this video will upload or not, but it is Max swimming freestyle!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Kate ~ Three year old edition!

Our little Punky is three!! Kate is our threenager! haha. She is so full of personality and has given us so much joy over the past three years.

We celebrated at the beach with Grandma, Grandpa, and Darcy and, of course, Daddy, Max and Claire. (we are having a joint bday party with her buddy, Ben, next week).  She has asked for everything she has seen on commercials for her birthday, but the one thing that was consistent, was Baby Alive!

We spent the day on the beach collecting shells and playing in the sand!

Some things about Kate!
~She loves fashion! hahaha. She is obsessed with the yellow dress above and has three other colors in it!  She is obsessed with wearing leggings with her dresses....even when it's 95 degrees.  She will not wear shorts or t-shirts and won't wear bloomers with dresses, just leggings! lol

~She loves her brother and sister more than anything.  If she is upset with me or wants help with clothes, she always ask for Claire.

~She loves to sing, dance and do gymnastics!  She has a signature move (kinda like downward dog with one leg in the air) - her version of a handstand.  She likes to bust it out anytime she hears music or in the middle of dinner lol.

~She is obsessed with my makeup, specifically, my lipsense glosses.  If it's quiet, I can usually find her hiding with a stash of lip balm or lip gloss.

~She has two best buddies.  Ben and Remington.

~Favorite foods: yogurt, cheese, pancakes, cantaloupe, pizza, rotisserie chicken

~Her favorite things to play are dress up, play with her baby dolls or ice cream cart

~Still working on potty training.  She has the pee down, just working on #2 in the potty.

~We (Me and Nanny) just put together her big girl bed.  She still wakes up in the middle of the night and comes in our room.  It's annoying, but I know she is my baby and I secretly don't mind.

~After giving her paci's to the Easter bunny, and not sleeping in her crib, she has dropped her afternoon nap.  Some days she just can't hang and will fall asleep in the car.... which we just turned to forward facing on third birthday.

~Still a little peanut. Wearing mostly 2T clothes still. size 7/8 shoes

28 lbs (22%)
36in (24%)

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

This little light of Mine!

Our little punky is the best! She has been quite the challenge lately, but man, her smile lights up the room! She is independent, hilarious, beautiful, full of energy and all ours! 

This is her at gymnastics.  A local gymnastics studio has a free play for an hour for toddlers.  She gets to run around, play with her friends and wear her "nastics" leotard!

Ever since giving her paci's to the Easter Bunny, she has been sleeping in our bed more..... 
I would rather have the bed to ourselves, but look how adorable!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Big girl!

Kate has had a lot of big milestones lately.  We are about 80% potty trained.  She is doing great going pee, but every time she has to poop, she goes in her underwear/pullup.  I sent her to the gym today in regular underwear and she had a poop accident. ugh! She just says, "sorry" and shrugs her shoulders. haha.

She also just gave all of her pacis to the Easter Bunny.  We did the same with Max and Claire and it was a success.  It has been harder on me this time around.  She was so attached to them.  She had a sleepover in Max's room with Claire so the first two nights went pretty well.  She woke up one time and Justin told her he would call the Easter Bunny to see if he still had them.  She fell back to sleep a few minutes later! lol   I cried putting her down for a nap yesterday! She's slowly turning into a big girl. waahhhh! I need my baby to stay a baby!
It's also super hard when she is sad/tired/mad bc she used it to soothe herself.  Now she just gets mad and her crying/tantrums last a lot longer. :(

wishing I had a paci to give her! haha
I can't believe her third birthday is in a month! Next big girl move is a big bed! She has been talking about that for a few months now! Can't wait to finally decorate her room!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Princess Kate

I am way overdue documenting Kate!  She is a riot and has so much personality!  She is three short months away from being THREE!! {enter sad face}.

She loves to wear, what she calls, Princess dresses.  And when I say love, I mean is obsessed!
Even got her best buddy to dress up with her!
It's a battle I am letting her win.  She sleeps in these dresses, goes to Target, the gym, library, you name it, she wears it!

Nanny calls this her "Gloria" dress! lol. This is on Valentines day.  She wore it to get frozen yogurt!

This was a compromise! I let her pick out bow and tutu, I picked out the rest.  School day!

This morning she woke up with a fever, but seemed to be feeling fine. Well, I had a personal training session at the gym, so I asked Justin if he could watch her since she had a fever.  He took her to Costco to get something for work and they came back with this dress.  I died! LOL.  It is my least favorite of her dresses, but he said this is his last little girl so she gets what she wants! haha!
She loves to wear purses and "go shopping to Target" lol.  She loves her babies and doing anything with Max and Claire!

She has been waking up early morning (b/t 4-6) but as soon as I get her and put her in my bed, she cuddles up and falls back to sleep.  She is a Mama's girl and I am loving every second of it!!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Great Wolf Lodge

Last week we took the family to Great Wolf Lodge for Max and Claire's birthday.  It was just the Fredrick five and it was so much fun.  We arrived around 3:00 on Tuesday and left about 3:00 on Wednesday.

I don't have too many pictures because we were in the water the whole time!

The big kids, Justin and I loved the rides.  Our favorite was the tornado.  It was so fast and so much fun.  I don't think I've seen Max as happy as he was at GWL! They also had a "lily pad" area as the kids called it.  They both enjoyed that and the wave pool as well!
The lifeguards were amazing.  They were like robots and never took their eyes off the water.

Kate LOVED the toddler area! She was content the whole time and loved the baby slides as well!

After playing for a few hours, we went for dinner and ice cream.

After ice cream we stopped by the arcade for more fun!  We have already decided we need to go back!  They have a fridge and microwave in your room so you can bring snacks and drinks.  Some of my friends have taken sandwiches and eaten most of their own food to save money.  We ate in the restaurant but next time we will just order a pizza and stay at the pool until it closes at 8.

The only other thing we will do different is take another adult or travel with more family.  Even though we all had a blast, we had to split up most of the time bc Kate couldn't go down the slides and wanted to stay in the baby pool the whole time.  We did get Claire to sit with her at a table with a snack while we rode one ride together at the end of the day.

Can't wait to go back!