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Celebrating Seven with Stained Glass Art & American Greetings


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BirthdaysMadeBrighter #CollectiveBias Seven years old. I can't believe it. I started this blog shortly after he was born and now my baby is a big seven year old boy who loves playing outside, riding his bike and anything that involves art. He's growing into such a bright young boy. When we asked him what he wanted to do for his party he said … [Read more...]

Elementary School Lunch Must Haves

School lunch must haves

This post is written as part of my partnership with Stonyfield, however, all opinions are 100% my own. It's no secret that I love making fun snacks for the kids. I've mentioned Bento style lunches more than a few times. It's fun stuff to do for the kids that makes their lunch and/or snacks fun! LA starts school next week. I've also said this before, but where has the time gone!? Kindergarten already!? We've been practicing our lunch routines … [Read more...]

Happy Halloween from Baymax and MOGM! #BigHero6 #MeetBaymax

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween! It's a cold and rainy day here in Michigan but I took the kids to an indoor event earlier today. We also took them Trick-or-Treating last weekend so they've had their fill and won't be going out tonight. We are, instead, having a family movie and pizza night! I just wanted to wish you all a Happy Halloween and hope your little ones are enjoying the day! (If you've not heard about Baymax and Big Hero 6, read about it … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday – Happy Birthday to My Four Year Old

Birthday Boy

I can't believe LA is FOUR years old already!! Where has the time gone?! <3   Happy Birthday LA!!!!  <3 … [Read more...]

Getting Back to the (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

Family Time WW

It's been quite a while since I've posted a Wordless Wednesday. Since Annie's birth things have been busy and I've been adjusting to three little ones. I (sometimes) think I am getting my routine down. ;) I wanted to share some recent pics of the kids and hubby! Top left: Addy and LA at the park last week. They had so much fun and I'm so glad the weather has finally gotten nicer! Top right: Annie on Mother's Day at nearly 3 months old -- yes, … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday – Such a Joy and Honor

Baking Cookies

It's such a joy and an honor to be the mama of these little ones. I love every day with them. Every minute. Here are a few great captured moments from the past few weeks. . . Our new tradition this year was baking cookies on Christmas Eve and boy oh boy did they have fun! Here's a captured moment of LA enjoying the cookie cutting! <3 And this, my friends...is my little beauty during a special moment of smiles we shared. Her smile … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: Christmas Tree and One Hat, Two Hat

Christmas Tree

With the way I've been feeling lately I've not gotten much done at all. We typically decorate for Christmas, at the latest, the weekend after Thanksgiving. We JUST got out tree up this past Sunday. Yes, only 10 days before Christmas. I'm so glad it's up though...I love Christmas decorations and I love watching the kids enjoy the lights and all! Here's a pic of the little ones by the tree: Yes, I took it with my iPhone and it was during the … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday – Halloween


Well, I didn't get around to posting a Wordless Wednesday last week so you get to see the Halloween picture this week! :) We knew the weather was going to be bad. It was rainy and windy so we did not take them our door to door. Not to mention I had to work and didn't get home til 6pm. BUT, we knew they had a party planned at daycare so we wanted to get them some costumes to wear and enjoy. I heard of a $5 costume sale at Old Navy the week … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday – My Little Ones in Firehats

Kids in Fire hats

We went out for lunch last week after LA's s doctor appointment. They place we went to had a fire truck/firefighter theme and the kids' meals came with these fire hats. They loved them. I tried and tried to get a good photo of both of them and failed miserably. They were both tired, hungry and grouchy so that didn't help. Here's what I did get:   … [Read more...]

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday – Our News

Blessing #1

Yes, our oldest is 17!! I can't believe I have a baby that is going to be a senior in high school! He has total bed head in this photo but I love it! He wanted me to take his photo with the bunny in the book! ;) This girl is such a joy! Love her to pieces! BUT...she'll no longer be the "baby" of our family...because We are super excited to announce we are expecting baby #4!!! Baby #4 is due the day before I was due with Addy! I joke … [Read more...]

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday with a THREE Year Old!

3rd Birthday

This past weekend we celebrated three birthdays in our house: my husband, LA and myself. Of course, the biggest celebration was for our darling three year old, LA! We had a Thomas Bowling Party and he had so much fun! Take a look at a few of the pictures: Love this big, bright smile! <3     They had so much fun bowling! Cake time! Yes, he sang "Happy Birthday" with everyone else and cheered for himself when he … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday – Hearing Trains


We were at my mama's house this past weekend and my niece was there, too. She is three weeks younger than LA and seeing her with LA and Addy is just precious. They all have a blast and when they heard a train they ran to the door to watch for it! (They can normally see trains in the far back left of this picture when they pass.) I had to snap their picture, they looked too cute! <3 … [Read more...]

My Week in a (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

Monsters University Event

I've had a pretty exciting week. Ok, well one MAJOR thing that I found out about and I am looking forward to is my trip to LA in less than two weeks for the premiere of Monsters University!! On our way home from shopping to find an outfit for the MU premiere we saw this amazing sunset! Had to share! :) And of course, these two always give me fabulous weeks! We have a ball and I adore them! Happy Wordless Wednesday! … [Read more...]

A Mother’s Day (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

Lilac Tree

We went back to my hometown for Mother's Day to spend time with my mom. We had a great time and I wanted to share some pics with you from our time there! The lilac tree is something that I always relate to "back home". For as long as I can remember, my mom has had lilac trees in her yard. She's always loved the smell, the colors and I've come to relate them to her and home. <3 Both LA and Addy were off of their schedules while we were out … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday and Outside Play

LA in socks

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Wordless Wednesday – Bright Smiles

Bright Smiles

These two just brighten my days and their smiles light a room! I adore them!           … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday – Peek A Boo Sleeping Beauty

Peek a Boo

LA was having so much fun in our dresser! Peek A Boo! Big Brother was so happy he was able to get baby Addy to sleep!  … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday – Our Baby News!!!

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Wordless Wednesday – The Cutest Little Baby Face

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My Baby is ONE!

I am very late writing this as you turned one about 2 weeks ago! We've been so busy though and I don't even know if I am going to be able to accurately express how much you are doing and how you are growing. Let me try... You've been holding onto things and walking for about two months now. Four days after your birthday you took your first steps alone! You were (of course) walking to daddy - your favorite person! You took about five steps and … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday – Birthday Cake (last week!)

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