Wednesday, October 14, 2015


As the old saying goes:
spring ahead, fall behind
and it's coming up on fall,
as usual we're behind!
this gal's nickname=
Frank the Tank,
baby loves her food:)
he tried to paint on his own make-up!

boy loves to be hands on, good thing
he likes to follow daddy around, he's
learning a lot of useful traits-
he'll be one handy man someday!


the kids discovered
'the river'
at grandpa Kuehn's this year....
loving the great outdoors even more!

finally learning the WHOLE process
of making sauerkraut
and taking an active role!

mommy/daughter look-alike
yet another one of Brecken's favorite things
about grandpa Kuehn's: TRAINS!

and another Brecken favorite:
tractor rides with grandpa Beer

and where we spent most
of our time this summer:
Kamp Dels



Sunday, July 26, 2015

Summer Lovin'

Summer is flying by in the blink of any eye!
The kiddos are growing up so fast....
it's hard to keep up, much less catch up!
but we wouldn't have it any other way!!
This is a preview of Brecken's latest sleeping habits:
he's graduated to his big boy bed and more
often than not sleeps in his own bed the whole
night through.
Although when mommy works at night, he tries
his best to cuddle up to daddy at night and I can't
blame Brian for turning down that nightly request
from Brecken to "cuddle me please, just for a little bit"
which inevitably turns into the rest of the night:)
However, this phase of Brecken taking GREAT care
of his babies is endearing but rather
obnoxious during the middle of the night because if Brecken
goes ANYwhere, his 9 babies MUST come with him...
EVERYwhere he goes! It usually means 2 trips to get him
and his babies tucked back in for he night;)


This little bruiser officially got her first war wound!
She fell out of the camper door, onto some steel steps....
but survived with this rough and tough scar to boot!
She rough houses her brother
(and enjoys taunting and instigating!)
But yet she has this sweet innocent look to cover up
her naughty side!

These boys make great sleeping buddies,
I'm not sure which one passed out first;)
All I know for sure is they both are capable of
sleeping just about anywhere!

This is my adorably cute Mr. Magoo!
Who is OBSESSIVE about kitties these days.

This little guy turned the BIG 3!
And overnight decided he was ready to
be a big boy indeed,
ever since June 12 he woke up and declared
he was going to wear his big boy panties today...
I sent an extra outfit and pair of underwear to
daycare with him that day and much to my
surprise we haven't needed them yet!
He's fully potty trained and proud of it!


 We've spent just about every weekend since April
our home not too far away from home....
the kids love feeding the animals,

riding bikes/trikes/scooters....
(especially down hills:)
and water sports such as slip/slide, sprinklers,
water balloons, etc.
many friends (old and new) to share our
fun memories with at Kamp Dels!

walks to the parks....

both kids sleep well at the camper,
typically in their own bunks....
but on this special occassion (Father's day!)
these two slept in....
like father, like daughter!
And who couldn't cherish
little moments like this....
sleeping angel!

this is our excited expression when we
got the good news that our old camper
sold and our new neighbors were going
to be our friends/family

Speaking of the Anderson's:
here's little Jordyn now giving Kallyn a ride.
These kids sure have a wild time together,
So exciting to watch them grow and play together!
More likely scenario:
Kallyn trying to push Jordyn off so she could
take a turn ;)

Mom and Dad may just have
more fun than the kids at Kamp Dels...
but we won't let them in on that
little secret!

So many great family memories
have already unfolded at Kamp Dels,
we absolutely just love it here and LOVE
having visitors to share it with so stop by
anytime you're in our neck of the woods!
Back home we keep busy too....
the kids like to play on the swingset and outside
when the mosquitos aren't unbearable,
Brecken's latest obsession is diecast trains...
I got on board with this obsession to aide as an
incentive to get him to continue to go poop on the potty
and we've since acquired 100+ trains:)
They like to go visiting various friends/family when I pick them
up from daycare-

lately their favorite place to visit is Grandma Patty Gibbs
where they like to test drive all the big tractors!
Kallyn is also excited about trains and machinery,
following in her brother's footsteps and her latest
vocabulary has expanded to include "bobcat"
every time we spot one!
We have indulged in our kids and certainly enjoy
allowing them to entertain us as the days quickly pass by!
Work has also kept both Brian and I busy as well
which I suppose is a good thing too!
We feel very blessed for all the love we have in our lives....