Sunday, May 29, 2016


Today was a nice day. We had a family reunion for my mom's side of the family. Both of my aunts and uncles on my mom's side made it this year. I have only seen my cousin a handful of times so it was fun.  The girls were super cute and showed off all of their tricks for everyone. Tate did great. He convinced grandma and grandpa to take him fishing after the reunion and they had fun. 

Friday, May 27, 2016


Last night the tank battery by our house got struck with lightning. Brett was doing dishes and saw the huge fire out the window. It burned for several hours before they could put it out. Ellie figured out how to open the freezer door. Tate has had a hard time listening lately.  We all played outside after dinner and had a great time. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Today was a long day!  I ran to the basement for just a minute and Ellie climbed onto the table and threw my full coffee mug on the floor and shattered it everywhere. A little later I had paint on the table and she climbed up and got it everywhere while I changed Audrey's diaper. I thought I had the chairs moved in a way that she couldn't climb them but she outsmarted me. We played outside after lunch. This evening Tate wanted to help change Ellie's stinky diaper and he told me that he has never wiped a real butt before. I guess it is good to find the joy in the little things in life. He had a very difficult time listening today. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Tate had to go to the dentist today. He fought them on most everything they did to his mouth but he didn't have any cavities.  We got groceries and they got a new Snoopy ride-on toy so I let Tate ride it. 

Sunday, May 22, 2016


Tate is 4 and I can't believe it. We had a birthday party for him at the zoo. A bunch of his friends came and they got a little animal show with a rabbit, chinchilla and lizard. Tate got to have lunch at Gambino's and play in the play place. Then we finished off the day with supper and cake with family at our house. It was a fun day and Tate was super tired and grouchy by bedtime. I love him so much. 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Road Trip

Our friends from Minnesota were down visiting family this week so we took a little road trip to say hi. They brought their niece and nephew to play with our kids. It was a fun day and it is always nice to catch up.  Tate was a bit of a mess. He ended up falling asleep a few miles from home but stayed asleep when we carried him inside. We put him in his bed and he has stayed asleep all evening. He has been so excited all week that he hasn't been sleeping well. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016


Today was the last day of school. I am so proud of Tate.