Sunday, June 25, 2017

Easter at the farm

This year we were going to celebrate Easter day on an airplane, headed to Mexico for spring break.  So we celebrated a day early at the farm.  We ate, played, had an egg hunt, and came home to pack for vacation.  Our flight was the next day at 6:00 am, and very UNLIKE me, but I had not packed a thing yet.....

Gus and Annie had fun running around, as always, and Gus found the pool too.  He either jumped or fell in, we aren't quite sure.....but somehow, he ended up in the pool.

Gus heads to school....

We decided to send Gus to school, the same school Annie went to, so that hopefully he can pick up some basic manners.  Overall he is pretty good, just has a few little things to work on.  It will also be nice for them to know the same "commands".  For now, we give a command and Gus just looks at Annie, like, "What are we suppose to do?"  And then he follows her and does what she's actually kind of funny!

Gussy did good when we dropped him off, he seemed excited!  Annie just slept the day away since her buddy was gone......

Blake and Maddie

We spent a morning with Blake at Blake's house, as he can't get out of his house much during cold and flu season.  They still protect his new kidney as much as Maddie and I headed to his house.  Maddie had fun checking out all his toys and Blake kept following her around saying, "Maddie pretty."  It was pretty funny!  At then end of our visit we tried to snap a picture and Maddie was being a little stinker and playing hard to get.....this was as good as we could get.

This little guy has been through so much in his short little life, and he is nothing short of amazing!  He keeps up and loves life!

Back at it!!!!

Two month hiatus, and I'm back!!!!  My computer was getting old and SLOW and it was a struggle to get anything done on it.....finally got to the store to get a new one and Mark got it up and running and here I am!  I have LOTS to catch up on.....we've been busy!!!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

KC Soccer Tournament

Peyton's soccer team went to KC a few weekends ago for a tournament.  We didn't come home the tournament champs, but she had a ton of fun!  Out of town tournaments are always fun.....when you get to ransack the hotel with your teammates and eat out all weekend, what's not to love?!?!

We did squeeze in a quick visit with the Kiewiets one of the days, in-between games.  Their house was 2 miles away form where we were staying....what are the odds??

Jack had a tennis tournament the same weekend, so Mike and the other two stayed behind in St. Louis.  Good thing they did!  Jack was his tournament and beat a kid by the name of TJ, which is a SUPER strong competitor....Jack was PUMPED!!!  That tournament victory also graduated Jack out of orange ball....onto green ball he goes......

Yoga, with Coach Tom....

Tuesday, May 9, 2017


Mike and I were able to get away for 5 days to head to Jamaica to see Dantzler get married.  The kids were not ever disappointed to see us go, if it meant Grandma Jeanne was in charge for 5 days.

The weather was good, the wedding was nice, the resort was good.....the trip was GOOD!  The only thing that was less than superb was having to connect flights to get to and from Montego Bay.  St. Louis didn't have any direct flights to and from, which makes the day of travel seem very LONG!

 We had to take a picture of the big chess board from Jack!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

3rd Grade Father's Mass

The 3rd grade always does a special Father's Mass at school and it took place a few weeks ago.  It's a special mass for the Dads and the Dads sit with their kids in church and then they head over to the cafeteria for donuts and coffee afterwards.  Jack had the welcome at mass and did a great job!  He was very excited to have such a big part at Father's Mass.

Gus and Peyton

Gus has claimed Peyton's bed as his sleeping spot.  He still will not jump into a bed on his own.  When Peyton heads up to bed he will go with her and she has to lift him into bed.  On nights that she goes up to bed without him, he will hang out with Mike, Annie, and I until we go to bed.  Once we go to bed, Gus will go into Peyton's room and just sit at her bed and stare at her sleeping until I go in and lift him in bed......such a big ol BABY!!!

An afternoon and evening with he Riggios

The boys had lots of baseball practice so Staci asked if the girls and I wanted to come over for a bit.  The girls had a little tea party outside in the nice weather.  Once the boys got finished with all their practices we ended up staying a while and ordering pizza and enjoying a nice concert by the girls.....the wrote some wonderful songs and performed them for us.  :)