Friday, October 21, 2016

Pumpkin Patch

Naomi's preschool had a field trip a couple of weeks ago to a pumpkin patch. I kind of dread taking Drew on field trips right now because he is all over the place. But this place had so much for him to explore which I was really grateful for.

He was fascinated by this inflatable monster of Frankenstein.

If I had time, I would re-create this for our backyard. Simple fun.

There were lots of inflatables, a corn maze, a tractor ride, etc., but both Naomi and Drew loved this water slide for ducks the most!

I sent Drew into an inflatable obstacle course and after I didn't see him for awhile, I found him stuck between two sections that had come apart. I had to go into the obstacle course to pull him out, and we later went back to recreate the moment because it was so reminiscent of his Aunt Alli's infamous blob moment (which we—unfortunately—do not have a picture of).

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Buckeye Tree

A few weeks ago, we were downtown at the Museum of Nature and Science visiting a new exhibit. After we explored inside, we went outside to eat and ended up exploring more. Malia found a buckeye which lead us to discover a few buckeye trees and a couple hundred more buckeyes. We all enjoyed gathering them up...

A couple of days later, Davey had the idea to make a centerpiece with some of the buckeyes we collected. Here's what we came up with.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Nap Changes

In the last two weeks there have been some napping changes in our house. Naomi is losing her afternoon nap and Drew his morning nap. These changes have left me panicked at times, wondering how I can get school done. But then moments like this happen... and I relax.. and remember that we will all adjust...and find new ways to get it all done.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Blanket Sniffers

Drew has followed in Naomi's footsteps and we officially have two blanket sniffers in our house.  He can now say "baba" and will offer you sniffs of his blanket.

And these pictures are just to show you more of his personality and cuteness.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Blurry Family Selfies

We have very few pictures of the six of us. Here are some attempted family selfies from the other night. They are a little blurry, but they capture a bit of the chaos that is our family right now.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Month 1

On April 7, 2015 we got phone call about a little boy named Andrew who was just 10 days old. We were ready to meet him immediately, but had to wait until the next day because there was paperwork for the department to process. He was loved from the beginning and we immediately started calling him Drew to avoid any confusion!

Month 2


or Blue Steel?

Little man...

... big helper.

When we started suspecting his hair might be curly.

First attempt at getting a picture of the four kids together... that face!

Wearing Naomi's baba.

Mimi and Papa come to visit.

Playing around him.

Comb over?


Tummy time.