Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Funny Story

Oh, Ian....

Not sure if these billboards are everywhere, but here in Denver these have been popping up everywhere.

One Saturday afternoon we were cruising along Sheridan Boulevard and Ian shakes his head at the billboard.

I am all, "What?"

Ian says, "I have to go to that website and find out what that is all about."

Forehead furrowed in confusion, I said, "What, Mormonism?"

6 second pause, then I actually see the light bulb go off above his head.

"OOOHHHHHH, Mormon....not Moron."


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Everett's Party

The party was last Saturday and after his crying fit when 5 of us sang Happy Birthday to Everett, we were a bit nervous about what a big party would do to him. We tried to keep it as small as possible and I really think it worked, he had a BLAST!

We had a train theme-surprise, surprise. I made a big felt train for the kids to play with, take apart, and put back together.

The goodie bags were in an old suitcase and everyone got a conductor hat and train whistle.

I also got super sappy and printed out about 50 photos of Everett and strung them as banners all over the house (they are still up-he is too cute to take down).

I used Nichole's train puzzle cake cupcake kit and made a cute cake.

The table was covered with black paper and we drew trains with between eating of course.

So no singing was allowed and everything went smoothly. Jeeze, Ev is Mr. Sensitive! 

We {heart} you buddy!

Monday, December 12, 2011

A 3 Year Old

"Scoutie my best friend. take our picture, Mommy!"

Not sure how it can be that little man is 3. The blink of an eye and he is a kid. However, he definitely still has some toddler tendencies...and is a BIG mama's boy. Mr. Sensitive really enjoyed his birthday at our family dinner on December 7th.

He really did have a nice day though. At school the kids made him a GIANT heart card with all of their hand prints on it and he proudly hung it on the living room wall. He had an entire bag of pistachios (his FAVE) for a snack, enjoyed a very messy spaghetti dinner (also a fave), and went nuts with his new trains.

This is my absolute favorite photo and it captures him so well. 

Thanks for the great photo shoot Nichole and this little gem is also on our Christmas cards this year! Like his long messy hair? Me too! Well guess what, I "accidentally" cut it off:( I was cutting Ian's hair and Ev jumped into the seat and demanded, "cut my hair!" On a whim I did, so not like me, and now I am waiting for it to grow again. I feel like he just doesn't look like him with the short hair.

Dear Everett,
"Ohhhhh Everett," I say that a lot these days. You have endless energy, and are a 3 year old boy to nth degree. You scream, jump, pounce, run, destroy, annihilate, and are a little tornado. You go from elation to despair in seconds when someone moves your train track or you discover your juice cup is empty. Your main mission in life is to torture Holden and make her crazy. But at the end of the day you are really just in love with her.

Photo Credit: Ian Hanou

You are a sensitive, sweet, and unbelievable cuddly and loving boy. You adore being smothered with kisses and give the fiercest hugs and snuggles imaginable. You always say, "come snuggle me, please snuggle me mommy." You sleep with your trains, train tracks, and your Frog and Toad hardback book. You "read" to me every day and will talk for hours. The boy who didn't talk forever is now a verbal machine. 

Just lounging on the arm of the couch

"Tine Up"= Time Out
"pasgheti" = spaghetti
"What are we going to DOOOOOO?'
"Chase me!" (197 times each day)
"Get cozy with me."

The cutest is- Instead of "I" you always say "my."  

"My uv (love) you." 
Who wants a treat? "My do!" 
"My want pink gum"

Man, I love you wear me out! But I couldn't possibly love you more...especially now that you are potty trained!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Happy Halloween 2011

Fun Fun Fun..and I have so much leftover candy so I couldn't be happier. I am on a total Snickers bar high.
Did you know a York Peppermint Patty is awesome mixed into your coffee?

Check out our little angel!

Heck yeah, we curled that hair, teased it, sprayed it, flat ironed it-pulled out all the stops for a costume birthday party on Saturday morning!

Ev had been requesting to be a buffalo for Halloween, lucky for me he decided a dragon would work. Apparently our summer trip to Montana and all the buffalo sightings are still fresh in his mind. How the heck do I make a buffalo costume anyway?

We carved our pumpkins on Sunday evening. Ev was so not having the muck and mess, but Holden had a blast picking out the guts and separating seeds.

Lillian came over to visit before trick or treating wearing the same outfit Holden wore on her first Halloween!

Anyway, these kids had so much fun! Holden especially is totally into it and dashed as fast as she could from house to house during trick or treat.

Ev decided he did not want to nap that day and we had a rough start, but as soon as he got some sugar in him, he perked right up.

So now, we are fighting every morning at 7:27 about why Kit Kat's are not an appropriate breakfast!
God, I love Halloween

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Happy Anniversary

On October 1, Ian and I celebrated our sixth anniversary.

We spent a long weekend up in Estes Park with the kids my mom and Joe.

We stayed back at Glacier Lodge and had amazing weather to enjoy the whole time (just like our wedding weekend).

We did 2 hikes and the kids had a great time climbing on bridges, throwing rocks and collecting sticks.

The kids had a blast with Mimi.

There was a little playground right behind our cabin. The kids were obsessed with it and Holden is now an expert swinger.

 We didn't see or hear as many Elk as we did during our wedding. But we caught photos of a few.

Cuties relaxing  after a hike.

There is also a stable attached to the lodge and the kids got to ride ponies all around the lodge grounds.

There was a wedding at Crags Lodge (where we got married) on Saturday night and we crashed it for a minute to look around and reminisce about our special day, and all we have gained and accomplished over the past 6 years. It has been wonderful, fun, crazy, and exciting and we are looking forward to see what the future brings!

Here is the link to all of the weekend's photos

Sunday, October 16, 2011

8 Years Later...

Let's just catch a little recap of the past few weeks.

Ev and Ian went to see Thomas at the Colorado Railroad Museum. Holden was sick, so she and I had to miss and our neighbors ended up using our tickets and tagging along.

Apparently he was a little excited!

This was a month ago and he still tells me every night before bed 
Ev-wispering "Mommy, I have tell you something."
Me- "What is it?"
Ev-wispering as loudly as he can 

Definitely worth it!

This is what Holden was doing at home

We have serious issues around these parts.

I found a train table at the thrift store for $22! I had it half hanging out of my trunk driving home, but after that Thomas experience, I knew we needed it!

It is solid wood and in great condition. AND, we don't have train tracks perpetually set up in the middle of our family room floor.

xo Kimmie

Monday, September 12, 2011

Olympics here we come!

We hit the jackpot at our neighbors garage sale!

With some help from Daddy,

my little lady is now bike rider.

Her little brother is not super happy to be left on the sidelines with the trike.

We might as well just get him one right now because all he did was wine and yell as we cheered on Holden.


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