Thursday, October 1, 2015

Happy October!!!

I feel like we've been on a whirl wind since we got back from the coast. My oldest turned 8!!! 
And he got into the school we'd been waiting for on his birthday...the Friday before school started. So he and little brother got to see a movie with their Ludee while Mommy filled out papers, turned in papers, bought uniforms, labeled supplies and got ready for his swim party the next day. 
First day of school together...
Andrew is his new kindergarten class...
With that sad, little brother started one school on Tuesday and then got into the school we'd been waiting for and started there on Wednesday. Both boys are very happy and challenged by their new school setting. We love our teachers and staff and couldn't be happier with our choice. 
Go Great Hearts Monte Vista Lions!!!

 Little Miss Madeleine is growing like a weed! She's a sassy, sweet, sophisticated little lady. She loves Curious George, water bottles, Shaun the Sheep, and her daddy:)
She is thrilled with excitement when the teacher opens the car door and she gets to see her brothers again. 
 Sitting pretty in September...

Reading books in August...

At the beach in July...

Some other lunches I've made...
And for the adults... homemade fig jams and flatbread pizzas
Some items used in our lunches...

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


 My oldest told me yesterday that we were half way through summer. I couldn't believe it. I blinked and June was over. We participated in two weeks of VBS, starting taking piano lessons, visited the new children's museum in our area, went to the water park, the zoo, and much more. 
I try to keep my boys reading through the summer by getting books I know they'll read. My mom (pictured above with my 3 children) read to me all the time growing up. All. the. time. Perhaps that's one of the reasons I became an English teacher and loved teaching others about literature.
Here are some of our favorites. (affiliate links included)

We are often on the go and with an almost 16 month old and two growing boys, I need to have something in my bag for them to eat!! These have to be my favorite containers right now. They don't leak, the lids stay closed, and it's the perfect portion to hold off hunger til meal time!
We also have plates and sippy cups!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Madeleine's 1st birthday!!!

 It's hard to believe my baby is ONE...and that was two months ago. We had a small gathering at our house with family and a few friends. Madeleine's favorite foods right now are cucumbers, cheese, and blueberries. She loves when the boys share bites of their crackers or granola bars with her.
She is a sweet, happy girl. She loves cruising around the coffee table and along the couch. She gets so happy when she hears the alarm say "garage door" around 6 o'clock, because she knows that means Daddy is home!
Happy Birthday, sweet Madeleine LaRue!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Stay tuned...

Life has been, well like life with 3 being a 14 month old on the move!
I hope to have a few new posts up soon...
Madeleine's 1st birthday
Books we love to read
Recipes for the family
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