Friday, December 30, 2016

Christmas 2016

Christmas 2016 started off with a lot of snow and a spa birthday party for Sophie...

How cute is her hair... love it!

Cupcake Fingernails!

We got together with the Potter side of the family a couple weeks before Christmas. Group kid shots are not so easy right now... this was the best one out of the bunch!

Ho Ho Ho

The whole family chipped in - including Nanna - to make these cute snowman popcorn snacks for Jake to take to school. Pinterest success!

I even helped out during Jake's classroom holiday party.

Christmas Eve we decorated cookies.

Lots of sprinkles for Santa!

Nanna and Grandpa gave Sophie the dollhouse house she's been wanting for months! We actually got it to fit in her room. I still gasp a little when I walk by because of how big that sucker is.

Lots of legos this year...

Christmas pj tradition!

Jake got lots remote controlled things this year!

He was so excited to give Sophie the Eiffel Tower he picked out for her.

The day after Christmas we celebrated with Grandma, Grandpa and the Pfhol Family!

Cousin Cutness!

Now we anxiously wait for March and our trip to Florida!! Nanna and Grandpa are sending the whole family to visit them during their month in Siesta Keys. We can't wait for the beach!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Elf Scavenger Hunt

Last week Mike and I took the kids on an elf scavenger hunt. There were elves hiding in different stores in downtown Iowa City. There were a total of 30 to find... we called it good after 17 and were in a store with $325 sweater. Here's a quick video of our scavenger hunt.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Catching Up...

 There's been lots of Christmas crafting going on lately...

 We made a snowflake garland!

This was our first year decorating a gingerbread house!

We headed to Madison, WI to visit Santa with Lorelei and Holly.

More crafting with Lorelei.

Lorelei and I decorated a gingerbread man together!

 Lots of snuggles with Holly!

She sent my baby fever into high gear!

We ended the weekend with lots of snow!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016

What I learned over Thanksgiving is that Jake needs a baby sister... how cute are these two together!

We were able to get a couple of good group pics of the cousins too!

Let's see... what else happened besides all the cousin cuteness overload!

Mike got a tattoo - because that's what you do when your favorite team wins the world series!

We decorated the tree - Jake was super excited and helpful!

And we went to open gym where Sophie practiced and practiced her back flip.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Turkey in Disguise

Jake came home from school with a fun Thanksgiving art project... disguise a turkey.

Friday, November 11, 2016


Jake joined a basketball league that just works on really basic stuff. Nothing fancy but he loves it... and loves having his friend Tony there with him. Jake is in the navy blue shirt.

 Jake finally will get close enough to Herky to take a picture!

This picture sums up life with these two!

The election is finally over!

Pete the Cat... so cute!

Watching your favorite baseball team win the World Series is not easy!
(FYI... those are temporary curtains. I would never hang curtains that far from the ground.)

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016

Pumpkin Patch

Another trip to a pumpkin patch... one of our favorites.