Monday, December 31, 2012

Scenes from the Break

We have had a super fun break. We love stay-at-home days!

We had a family Christmas with my sister's family, and Cupcake had so much fun with her little cousin!

I see you! I love this pic!

Shopping with Dad.

And sadly, we had a few days of the yuckies.

But we ended with snow! What a perfect last day of 2012!

Snow girl!

And at the last minute we remembered about snow ice cream!

Dance Costume

We cranked the music for another dance party in the kitchen. Cupcake insisted on wearing a costume.

Her Dad's costume was even better, but there were no photos of that happening!

Monday, December 3, 2012


This weekend, we traveled to OKC for cousin Adeline's ballet.

Cupcake was sooooooo excited!

We even got to go backstage and get a picture with the star!

First Haircut

At three years old, it was finally time to let scissors touch the hair. 

This is one milestone I held off for as long as possible.

What a relief, the curls are still there!

First Self Portrait


Yard Work

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving, we spent some time outside hanging lights, trimming bushes, and raking leaves.

Cupcake was a terrific helper, and then she found a comfy place to rest on this bag of leaves.

Oh, the faces this girl can make!

Sunday Funday

More fun with our two little buddies. They got to stay with us for a whole afternoon.

First we went to the park. Mr. Handsome had some specific instructions for everyone before we left.

Cupcake tried and tried to push Elliott on the swing, but she couldn't get the timing quite right and kept getting pushed over.

Fun, and more fun!

Back home, we played in the back yard.

Funny face contest!

Just Chillaxing

With Mom's iPad.

Monday, November 26, 2012


Halloween is a BIG deal in our little neighborhood.

Cupcake dressed up as a K-State cheerleader, while I was Cookie Monster. Even Sophie got to join in the dress-up fun. Although it wasn't fun for her. And she had to stay home.

Some of our favorite friends came over to eat supper before we headed out for fun. The kids and Moms headed out to trick-or-treat. The Dads stayed home to hand out candy.

600 fun dips. I told you it is a big deal around here. They even block off the street. We ran out of candy by 7:30 and closed our doors. Our neighbors across the street had 800 visitors.

Great little friends.

D for Dad

At daycare, Cupcake was given the opportunity to draw whatever she wanted.

What did you draw, Cupcake?

It's a D for Dad.

Yes it is! We are so proud.

Remembering Grandma Wade

Our family traveled a few hours on October 20th to remember Hubby's Grandma. We all gathered in her hometown where she was buried. There were a lot of great memories to share. Grandma Wade loved each of her children and grandchildren so much. Her greatest joy was to have us sit in her house, feed us generously, and chat for as long as we could stay. When we left, she would always send something with us.

After the memorial service, we visited a museum and spent some more time as a family.

This little home was built by Grandma Wade's Grandfather, and was the first homestead in her hometown.

Here are the fifth and sixth generations to step inside.

On the back of the house is a little stone where Grandma carved her name.

Cupcake had fun playing in the little pretend jail, and the bag swing.

She also found a friend in her cousin, Jett. The two of them played in the dirt for a long time.

Grandma would have loved seeing her family together, enjoying the beautiful weather, kids playing and adults talking. Great day.