Monday, November 30, 2015

School birthday celebration

What is this, celebration number 5 for the 5 year old??  This time, at prek!  He chose donuts!  :)

Mommy, Daddy, and Rinley visit for his big day!

The class celebrates by dancing around him singing and cheering!

Rinley had a blast playing and dancing!

Sutton also chose the play musical chairs...Rinley totally didn't get it, but she had fun playing...even when her chair was outside of the line of chairs!  :)

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Decorating the tree

Back home again...time to get ready for Christmas.  I had 3 of my little helpers eager to put up the tree.  They knew that our elf could not come visit until the tree was up and decorated.  So, the day we got back from our trip...the tree went up!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Fun on the farm

Next up was the farm.  I had no idea that we could spend all day there and still not want to leave!  The kids rode the fast cows, the bucking cows, did water bottle blasters, corn cob blasters, the jumping bladder, slides, the corn pit, the ball blasters, the zombie attack, pig races.  We had so much fun there and were sad that we had to leave when we did!  This was a super fun day spent with cousins and friends!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Putt putt and bowling birthday

Sutton's actual birthday we decided to do what he loves most...putt putt!  Our cousins were able to join in on the fun!

Followed by the next best thing....bowling!

Seriously lucky birthday boy!  I'm not sure it gets much better than being surrounded by cousins, on vacation, going putt putt and bowling!  He had an absolute did everyone!

Thursday, November 26, 2015


Our Hall crew this year!  It was fun to feel like old times.  These moments are the ones I miss most about not living close to family!  Sniff, sniff!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A lot of cute kids

We enjoyed some time with some old friends...and lots of kids!  :)

Park with cousins

I told Brookston that I had a picture of him at this same park on this same leaf about 5 years earlier...he didn't seem as impressed as me!  I even found it on my blog to pull up and show him!  :)

Sutton eating up all of the time he could with his big cousin!

The cousins enjoying lunch together!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Jumping, swinging, and climbing

We visited one of those trampoline places with cousins and friends!  I'm pretty sure all of the kids jumped their little hearts out!  Who knew an hour would be so exhausting!

Sutton running up a side wall!

Kaisley and her friend jumping!

Daddy and Rinley getting warmed up to the idea of jumping!

Kaisley taking on an obstacle course!  She rocked it!

Sutton taking on the ropes!

Brookston getting in on the action like a ninja!

Rinley got warmed up to the fun!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Playing like old times

Kaisley and her cousins, playing while we visited LA!

Sutton and his buddy!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Birthday boy

Sutton decided he wanted to celebrate his 5th birthday with his cousins in Louisiana.  So, we made the trip for thanksgiving and did his party there!  He made a great decision...I think everyone had a blast!  This is just the first of many posts about our trip back to LA!

Sutton and his best little buddy from before we moved.  We've seen them a couple times since moving and these two just pick right back up from where they left off!


Daddy having some fun too!

Singing to the birthday boy!  My friend and I teamed up to make Sutton his cake.  I wasn't sure what we would do for his cake since we would be out of town.  I had even opted for the party that included cake.  But when my friend said that she had the stuff and would help...we did it together!  :)

Sutton and two of his cousins at his party!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

4 kids picture on the spot

The Christmas tree in the airport, the kids request...and it actually turned out good!  Score!  Too bad they weren't dressed up, but I'll take what I can get!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Prek jungle day

Sutton at his prek jungle day!  His preschool does the cutest themed days and the best activities!  We are so blessed to have found this school!  What amazing experiences!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

3rd grade music show

Brookston's 3rd grade music show!  These kids worked so hard!  The music teachers is amazing how much time she puts in with these kiddos.  And they did great!  Brookston had a special speaking part, as well as being up front with a couple other kids for another song!  He did great and seemed to really enjoy it too.

Saturday, November 7, 2015


Rinley finally got in on the fun!

Sutton finishing up his project

Brookston is all done!

Kaisley finishing up!

Just another Saturday and another project!