Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Halloween really got away from me this year. I had some big circus theme costume ideas, but three kids is no joke! They were lucky to have a costume at all, which poor Sterling did not.  Lincoln, a strong man, Hazel was cotton candy.  Hazel's cotton candy costume got pretty roughed up the week before at our Church's Trunk or Treat and we had to improvise for the big night. We went with crazy Target lady. :) She was a hoot pushing the cart around. Halloween night was very cold, but they managed to hit up a few houses. The best news of all...This is the best I've done not eating all the Halloween candy!

pumpkin patch

Lincoln had a field trip at the cutest little private pumpkin patch! As we arrived, we were greeted by a  few cows that really didn't want to let us pass! They had smores, hayrides, a  maze and a fun giant ball! It was a little rough bringing all three kids by myself, but we powered through.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

5 months new

 I completely forgot to take three and four month pictures!! (third child) And now this little guy is 5 months. At his four month checkup he was 15 pounds, his head was in the 92% percentile (big brain) and his height was in the 75% percentile. He is the sweetest baby boy ever! So happy and chill.  He went from sleeping 6-7  straight hours to waking up every 2-3 hours at night. He rolls over and is not too happy about it. Right at 5 months he started getting up in the crawling position!  He will lunge forward, but his arms are not quite there yet. So, he gets around by getting up on all fours and lunging forward on his face... repeat.  He LOVES his Sophie the Giraffe, his baby jumper, and laughs like crazy when I wiggle my face on his belly. He sticks his little tongue out when he smiles and I can hardly handle that much cuteness!  He still HATES baths. Sterling is so perfect for our little family. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

When I grow up

"I want to be the guy who does the fireworks at the baseball game or a Baker at Mr. Goodcents."
-Lincoln Dean

Friday, October 3, 2014

my little girl

Today at the store an older lady told Hazel she was was beautiful. Hazel turned around and shouted "that grandma thinks I'm beautiful!" 

Monday, September 29, 2014

a is for apple

We decided to kick off the fall season with a trip  to the sweetest Apple Orchard in St. Joseph.   I have so many awesome memories of apple picking with my family and I wanted to continue that tradition. The kids loved picking the apples straight from the tree. Lincoln is such a picky eater and will only eat Granny Smith apples, but he tried every single one he picked. And, by that I mean he took a bite of every apple and then threw it in the bag. I'm just glad he tried something new. Hazel didn't quite have the muscle to pull the apples off the branch, but she had fun dragging the apple bag around like her purse.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Little Love

Hazel- "Bubba, I'm a princess."
Lincoln- (deep breath) " I know Hazel." 

Friday, August 29, 2014

8 weeks

 I cannot believe I finally got a happy baby! I just assumed he would cry for 6 months straight and never sleep like the first two. But, no. This guy sleeps through the night and only cries during baths. He hates baths. He has the sweetest smile and the most laid back personality. He is one chill dude. 

Fourth of July

Just a bit late on posting, but happy 4th! We had such a  blast (get it, blast? Ha)  spending the morning at First Fridays and the evening with family. Hazel was terrified of fireworks, and I was terrified Lincoln would come running into the house black hawk down style. But, it ended up being perfect.