Monday, October 21, 2013

Pumpkin Carving

I honestly can't believe that Halloween is only a little over a week away! October has BLOWN by! Last night after dinner we randomly decided to carve our pumpkins. Maybe Marek begging us to do it had some affect. McKenna and I worked on hers while Brandon and Marek made one together too! This year was especially fun because both kids really wanted to get in there and help. We decided on a cat for McKenna, mainly because she is obsessed with cats. And Marek and Brandon went for a scary Frankenstein face. I think they both turned out really good!

 Posing with his pumpkin
 The first cut
 Nice face McKenna
 Silly girl
 Look at all of those pumpkin guts
 Helping carve his pumpkin :)
 The finished pumpkins
 Family pose
The pumpkins in the dark

Monday, October 14, 2013

Family and Green Bluff

My cousin Amy, her son Conner, and my Aunt Janet came up from Seattle this weekend for a fun  visit! It was so cute to see little Conner (22 months) interact and play with Marek and McKenna! He is so ridiculously cute and such sweet little guy! The Highlight of the weekend was taking the kids up to Green Bluff! We went to Siemers and the kids got to go on two train rides, a big blow up slide, and they even got to ride little ponies and go through a petting zoo! It was a lot of fun! I'm so glad we were able to spend time with family! Thanks for coming Amy, Conner, and Janet!!!

 Look at that adorable face
 Love this picture of my Grandma laughing with Conner
 Us at Green Bluff
 Brandon and the kids on the train ride
 McKenna and me cuddling on the train
 More cuddling with Nana on the train ride
 Love that tongue
 Little Conner in the Tot Train
 Marek on the Tot Train wearing daddy's hat
 McKenna and I after we went down the GIANT blow up slide
 Getting a wheel barrow ride from daddy
 Conner picking out his pumpkin
 So cute!
 McKenna LOVED riding her pony!
 Conner wasn't so sure about it! :)
 Marek enjoyed his ride
 McKenna petting a chicken
 And petting a baby deer
 Everyone together
 Conner didn't want to look at the camera
How cute are they

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Marek is 4

It's almost impossible to believe that Marek is 4! I remember bringing all 5 lbs 10 ounces of him home from the hospital, and now he weighs a whopping 40 lbs and is 40 inches tall! Time is flying by and I feel like he is literally getting bigger right in front of our eyes with every passing day. It's amazing to see how much our little guy has matured and changed over the course of a year. He has such an amazing imagination...which mainly involves fire fighters and police officers. :) But I think what I love the most about Marek is that he lives and loves BIG! He puts it all out there in everything that he does, and I hope that's a characteristic that stays with him for the rest of his life! He's got an amazing little heart that so frequently melts mine! I am so thankful every day that God gave us Marek and is entrusting us to raise him! What a blessing you are Marek Isaiah!

Thursday, October 3, 2013


Fall is here and we are definitely trying to get outside as much as possible while the weather is still decent. I have to admit that we have been pretty busy lately with 2 MOPS groups, a weekly bible study, our new small group, and play dates in between. With that said, I really haven't taken any pictures lately. So, today after lunch when the kids wanted to go play outside I thought it would be the prefect opportunity to get out my camera! Of course, they were automatically drawn to the wet muddy sandbox, but that's no surprise. Marek was apparently digging a pool with his tractor, and McKenna was unfortunately throwing dirt EVERYWHERE. While throwing dirt is not cute, watching my kids become little playmates over the last few months has been!  Also, I took a few pictures of McKenna eating my lunch as well. She has developed a habit, as of late, of eating off of other people plates when they are left unattended! :) Such a silly girl! 

 Playing with his tractor
 Showing me the stick she found
 Sometimes I just can't get over how handsome he is!
 Pretty girl
 Love those faces
 Posing with his tractor
 Evidence of her throwing dirt
 Chowing down my taco soup
Don't even try to reclaim it mommy...its mine now! :)