Friday, July 21, 2017

Updates πŸ’™πŸ’—

I haven't posted about the kiddos lately so let's take a peek at what the latest is with each of them. We will start with my big.

My sweet Nolie boy. Five years old has brought out the wild in him. He is still our super sweetheart and timid with new things, but at home is a different story. This boy will go, go, go all day long. Normally you can find him running from the living room to kitchen and back working on his slides and dives, hanging out with daddy for the summer, doing science experiments, riding his scooter or bike, watching Paw Patrol or playing baseball on the wii. Thankfully he plays it on here instead of having daddy pitch in the house now. Who am I kidding? I know they still do it in the house awhile I am at work... 




Nolan still loves to wear jerseys and would dress in a full baseball uniform all summer long if we let him wear high socks and baseball pants out in this heat. He sleeps with his two favorite stuffed animals "pup" and "peanut butter" every night. His favorite foods consist of Mac and cheese, chicken nuggets, yogurt and donuts. Nolan is having the best summer, but he is super excited for Kindergarten and we are just as excited to watch how much he is going to grow this upcoming school year!! 


And now my little. 

Oh Maddie girl. This one is something else. Maddie has quite the little personality, facial expressions and voice. Girlfriend is loud. She does not let anyone take anything from her *cough, cough Nolan trying to steal whatever toy she has*. Then again, she loves to play with everything that is Nolan's. She loves to copy everything, whether she tries to say words or mimicks one of us yawning, she copies. Speaking of words, she is doing really well with getting new words. Her favorite is "hi" and she says it to everyone, over and over! She likes to point to her head and say "bow bow" even though she rips them out the minute we put them in her hair, and will ask for "wawa" - water, "milk", "eat", "boos" - blueberries, "more", "duh" - all done, "ball". She says "mama", "dada", "nol", "yayee" - Lainy, "dog" and I am sure I am forgetting more! 





Maddie still loves to put everything in her mouth and she thinks it is hilarious. She loves when you tickle her toes. She knows where her belly, nose, cheeks, mouth, head, toes and eyes are. She loves to say "cheeeee" - cheese when we take her picture. Maddie bug has recently started to walk more. Before it was just a few steps here and there, but this past week she has really started to take off. Maddies favorite foods are blueberries, chicken, cheese and animal crackers. She still has 6 teeth! 


That's the latest on my big and little. And now, we are off to the beach! πŸ–




Friday, July 7, 2017

Our Happy Fourth! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

We look forward to the 4th of July every year! Celebrating America all day long with family and friends. It's a long day, but one of the best for sure! 

We kickstarted our day with the parade, went to my dads for some sprinkler, moonbounce and cookout fun and finished the day cuddled up on a blanket watching the fireworks! 

Somehow Madelyn made it through the entire day on 1 small car nap and was in awe by the fireworks. Seriously, it was the cutest thing watching her point at them and say "woah" every time she saw them! 

We spent the 4th with my dad, sister, in-laws, Hastings family and Kennedy family! It was a blast and I love that we have turned it into a tradition to get together every year to celebrate!! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ❤️πŸ’™ 

Ready for the parade in the scorching heat!
LOL! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜
We tried.
She didn't wake up the entire time I changed her! 

We had a wonderful Fourth! I hope everyone else did too! ❤️πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ’™ 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Mario Party

Wake up!! You're 5!!!

This year was the first year Nolan asked for a party with his school friends. We booked a party at Play 'N Learn and they were AWESOME. We will definitely use them again! 

The majority of Nolan's class and all of our closest friends joined us for his birthday bash at the playground superstore and then we did a small family party with the cousins the following weekend! We got to stretch out Nolan's birthday an extra week and I am pretty sure he was stoked about that! 

On Nolan's actual birthday it also happened to be his very last day of preschool and their closing ceremony. After that we got frozen yogurt with some of his school friends and then the rest of the day was orchestrated by Nols. The items on his list included chic fil a for lunch, mini golf and batting cages. Pretty sure we did exactly this on his 4th birthday too, but hey the kiddo knows what he likes, so we did just that! Then we picked up baby sis and went to his baseball practice. After practice he stayed and played with Ryan for at least 45 minutes extra. We couldn't convince him to leave, even though he knew we had cupcakes and birthday gifts waiting for him at home! 




Nolan loved his teachers!!


Getting frozen yogurt with some friends 

He looked way too comfortable and I am officially terrified of the high school years.

A little too bright for a lunch picture 




That weekend we went to Play 'N Learn for his friend party and the theme of his choice this year was Super Mario! We all wore Mario shirts (mine was pajamas πŸ™ŠπŸ™ˆ) and we dressed Madelyn like Mario. That idea was cute and all but only lasted about 30 minutes before all the snaps to her overalls popped open. I guess that is what I get for putting her in her brothers 9m overalls. Haha! I tried. 

The cupcake cake did not disappoint. I think picking up the kids cakes for their birthdays is my favorite. I am always blown away and so excited about how they turn out. 

The party went perfectly. Nolan was a sweaty, tired, mess which meant it was everything he hoped it would be. πŸ˜ƒ


{I have majority of party pictures on the camera and need to move them over and upload!}

The following weekend we had a small birthday party at Pop Pops with the family. The cousins all got together, Aunt Peggy and Uncle Mark made the trip and brought the beloved Philadelphia soft pretzels we all devour and Drew and Dodi came with the kiddos! Nolan always has a blast when he gets together with all his cousins. The day consisted of a lot of jumping on the trampoline, playing baseball and eating the cutest Super Mario cupcakes made by the one and only Aunt Lainy!! So much fun and excitement that Nolan fell asleep awhile they came inside to cool off and play the wii. Sadly, Nolan falling asleep was a sign that he was about to get sick, but I must say that he had the most amazing week celebrating his 5th birthday!! Thank you to EVERYONE that celebrated with us!!! πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™


Aunt Lainy is so talented!! πŸ’“πŸŽ‚

I think it's safe to say he's an extra happy 5 year old. πŸ’™

Nolan's 5 year stats- 
39.5 lbs - 39%
43.3 ins - 56%