Monday, October 21, 2013

My Little Lady Lately...

 Is so much fun to be around...
Is very excited for her baby sister to come...(Lucy: "Mom it's going to be a lot of work when June comes, will you help?  I might need some help getting ready for her too.")
 Loves getting her picture taken and posing...
 Loves being my big helper, especially when it involves letting our neighbor's puppy out...
 Or when it means getting out of quiet time to help mom make dinner...
 Started preschool this fall...
 And has been enjoying it (I think! She's had a few negative things to say so far, but I'm not sure if that's an age thing or if she doesn't actually like it... I'm still having mixed feelings about it myself)
 Loves picking out her own outfits...
 And getting sweaty while jumping on the couch with her brother...

Sunday, October 20, 2013

My Little Man Lately...

Has been loving to sit on the potty...
But only with all of his clothes off...
Is so smiley, warm and loving...
And best of all, so snuggly...
Likes when his mom does his hair in a fauxhawk...
Loves having his shirt off and gym shorts on (just like his dad)
Make that, INSISTS on having gym shorts on...
Or just wants to be plain old naked...
Especially when jumping on the couch...
And also MUST have his running shoes on...


Gets sleepy in the car when we get to close to nap time...
 Got his second official hair cut at a barber shop down the street from our home in Akron...
And did really well!

 Has been loving his mommy-only time while Lucy is at preschool...

 Especially when it means breakfast dates and breaking out the finger paints...




Thursday, October 10, 2013

Visitors Round 2

We have been so blessed these past few months! I think we just finished off hosting our 6th set of visitors this summer.  Having so many friends and family come from Indy has really helped make Akron feel like home... I'm not going to lie, I'm a little nervous to experience a full month of being in Akron with no guests (which unfortunately I think will happen in December when we are stranded in Akron in for the holidays... wah wah). We've loved having visitors and on top of getting to spend quality time with some of our favorite people it's also helped us get out and about to explore the town (and motivated me to keep our house clean!)
Two weeks after the Ravensbergs left my friend Courtney and her little man, Gavin came out to visit (Beth was supposed to join but had to deal with an emergency home repair... we missed you Beth!).  We fit in a trip to an apple orchard, a girls night out for dinner, and lots of relaxing and playing with the kids.  Thanks for making the trip out to visit us Court!!!
Two weeks after that Katy came to stay with me while Ben was in New York celebrating his 30th birthday with his best friends Ryan and Sean...
We missed Ben a lot, but I was so thankful to have Katy in town to not only help with the kids but also keep me company... I would have been really sad with him gone had she not been here!  We jammed in a lot to Katy's stay - Katy had turned 30 the week before so I wanted to do things I knew Katy would love while also showing her around Akron.  Our weekend included brunch at an adorable, local restaurant... grocery shopping at a high-end local grocery store for make your own pizza ingredients..
A 50 minute drive to Chagrin Falls to get Katy's favorite ice cream...

Watching the Akron Marathon that went right by our street...

And a trip to a pumpkin patch!  We were busy... but also fit in some down time at home watching Pitch Perfect, eating some yummy squash soup, and catching up on our gossip magazines. A perfect weekend!







June! I finally got another baby bump picture... she's still kicking away inside me! Crazy doing this the third time around... pregnancy is definitely not top of mind these days.

And finally, our most recent visitors were Rebekah and Nathan.  They came over after visiting some friends in Columbus, so our weekend was a bit shorter, but we still fit in an apple festival, church and lots of catching up (which we had a lot of to do since Rebekah is due one week before me with a baby girl!)

 Thanks to Rebekah and Nathan for driving out to visit us!