Friday, April 29, 2016

April favorites.

Love their love for one another! Abel adores his daddy!

My little artist loves painting!  This year he painted Nana a fun little wind spinner for her birthday!

Baby in a bucket...Abel's new favorite game!

Puddle jumping...Caleb's new favorite game!

Everyone loves trips to the farm!

Started working in the garden.  Love that the boys can start helping a little this year...well, sort of!  Caleb loves finding worms and feeding them to the chickens.  Able, he's happy to just throw mulch around.

Their new little reading nook.

Happy boys!

The boys love watching Daddy leave each morning...this particular day, Daddy had come home for lunch and Caleb was already napping.  Abel got some one-on-one time with mama & daddy, and when it was time for Dan to leave, ran to the window to wave and said "bye"!  Cutest thing ever!

Loves to color!

Best thing about April is being able to get outside more.

Trips to the park and the farm.

Cookouts with friends.

And bike rides!

Such a fun and full month!  Hard to believe it's already coming to an end!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Long walks

Warmer weather means daily walks with my little tribe.  Caleb is such a trooper, rarely riding in the stroller any more!  It's so fun to watch them explore and take it all in.  It's especially fun to hear Caleb talk about the changing seasons and recognize the different stages of the farm fields.  We're all happier with a little more fresh air!

it's SPRING!

Last night we visited Foster Park for the first time.  How have we lived in the Fort for 5 years and not known about this gorgeous park!!?!??  So much fun to wander through the beautiful tulips and blooming trees!

We met up with some new friends and the boys had a blast running around with their sweet girls!

They also wanted to pick ALL the flowers for mama...thanks, Daddy for teaching them such a sweet gesture!

We'll for sure be back next year to take in these blooms again!!

Sunday, April 24, 2016


I pray each day that these two grow to be the best of friends.  Abel ADORES his big brother, and Caleb is such a great leader!  I love how they're beginning to play together and enjoy one another's company!  This summer is going to be so much fun!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Touch-A-Truck 2016.

This might just be the coolest event for kids!!!  A local college filled the parking lot with trucks, busses, semi's, and machines of all kinds and kids (of all ages) were free to climb and explore!!

Caleb's first stop was the MONSTER TRUCK, of course!

Since Daddy had to work, Mama was flying solo, which meant that Abel spent much of the morning in the stroller, but did enjoy checking out the school bus, city bus and flatbed truck!

Caleb, on the other hand, got to climb into the drivers seat of some of his favorite trucks!

What a fun morning!  Can't wait for next year...hopefully Daddy can come along too! 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

dear abel // 15 months

Dear Abel, 

The past 15 months have been challenging and stretching, but so full of joy, love, and laughter.  You are mama's boy, through and through.  You must know where mama is at all times...and if mama's in sight, you must be touching her!  We love your adorable sense of humor and your go with the flow attitude (again as long as mama's near you're happy to go anywhere!).  You're strong and stubborn, which is a great skill when interacting with your big brother - you can hold your own just fine!  That sweet smile of yours is so contagious, but you are not afraid to voice your opinion about anything.  You love to climb and explore, if it's off limits, you're ready to check it out.  We often find you on top of the kitchen table finishing up someone's leftovers, or attempting to climb a latter or standing on top of the name it, you've tried to scale it! We love your sense of adventure!  Keep growing and exploring, little one.

mama & daddy