Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas 2014

A Christmas first for the Potter family this year... a trip to the ER. Poor Jake woke up with a ball of white grossness on his throat. The ER visit was actually pretty painless... the staff was super nice and quick. Jake got a dose of steroids to help with the swelling and some antibiotics. Plus we got to visit Aunt Jodi at the pharmacy - we may or may not have been put first in line to get meds!! Besides the slight hiccup Christmas morning, the rest of Christmas went great.


Saturday, December 20, 2014


The end of last week was a bit rough for Jake... as in puke rough. Jake got sick, I got sick on Monday and then Mike got sick yesterday. Jake finally got his appetite back yesterday and asked for two helpings of pancakes! Hopefully that's all out of the way now!!!

 We got to video chat with Lorelei a couple weeks ago!!

 Santa visit... check!

 Sophie lost her FIRST tooth!

 Jake was introduced to Jenga and loves it.

6 month ear tube check-up for Jake. 

Nanna came to the rescue and helped me make teacher gifts. 

Sophie's teacher nominated her for the big burrito award for being a responsible student... and she won! She got lots of hugs from her classmates and could not wait to tell us. 

Monday, December 8, 2014

This weekend...

 Sophie has a loose tooth... she's anxiously waiting to lose it.

Jake made the sweetest star at preschool for his tree!

Jake LOVES to paint... Grandpa joined in to help.

I made play-doh for the kids... because I'm a cool mom like that!

Nanna and I did a little shopping Saturday morning.

Panchero's Queso... soooo good!

 More painting on Sunday!

Salt dough ornaments to wrap up the weekend!

And Jake is still working on decorating the tree!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Thanksgiving Break...

 Sophie brought this home from school... so cute.

 Mike getting dressed to stand in line at Best Buy for a tv...

  Hung out with this little lady!

 Coloring takes serious concentration!

 Christmas tree is decorated!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

This weekend...

Sophie participated in a Girl Scouts U of I Cheer and Dance camp. She had a blast! Check out of some of the cheers below.

Sophie got to watch her friends play basketball and go to the concession stand at least 3 times.

 Jake looked at me with my stolen Diet Pepsi and said, "Just a sip."

Monday, November 3, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

Hawkeye Homecoming Parade

The Hawkeye Homecoming Parade is always the best parade of the year. This year Sophie got to ride on a float with her BFF Emerson!

Jake and I made sure to get enough candy for her too!

Brandi and I might have run out into the parade to embarrass her sister!

Here's Sophie in the parade... she's in the car waving.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Pumpkin Patch #2

Another trip to the pumpkin patch...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pumpkin Patch

Our trip to the pumpkin patch...