Vegas! With Kids!

May 23, 2018

I am on a whole nother stratosphere of crazy with this trip! But, I managed Vegas and airports and flying with 3 kids! And they had a TON OF FUN. The pools were incredible, the sun was shining, and the naps weren’t happening! :) It was an experience for sure!

My sister had a conference in Vegas, so my other sister and her two kids and our Mom all decided to join her last minute and booked a trip to Vegas! My sister’s husband and my husband were both on the same bachelor party trips, so we were solo anyways! What fun to meet up in Vegas – book the tickets and worry about everything later, right?! Basically!! EEEK!

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Last Day of Preschool 2017/2018

May 18, 2018

Last day of schoooooooool!!! Ivy is SO excited about summer and so am I! This year flew by and Ivy and Leo grew leaps and bounds! Leo’s last day was actually last Wednesday, but Ivy’s last day is today!

Here’s the first day of school in September (that post here)! Leo’s hair is sooo blond and long! Cutie! And oh gosh, I remember Ivy wearing two different shoes all the time! Had totally forgotten about that! So funny.

And here’s the last day of school!

Leo grew up a ton!! So cute! His hair is turning so much darker! And he’s so much taller! Ivy hasn’t changed too much. Both cuties!


Leo had his first year at Kids Day Out at Memorial Lutheran and he loved it! It was just two days a week from 9-1130. Just enough time to give me some time with Faye and Leo to have some fun play time. He went into school at the beginning of the year, hardly talking! Now he’s full on sentences and talks non-stop! I can tell he learned some great manners and ways to play and how to share with friends and listen to teachers. He can even count to 20 and knows all his colors! Go Leo! So proud of how much he’s grown this year! I loved the program, great for 2 year olds.

Ivy had her second year of preschool at Central as a Busy Beaver.  She LOVED Miss Debbie and Miss Mary and also grew so much this year! She learned how to write her name, can recognize many of the letters in the alphabet, and knows all of her numbers by sight! So awesome! She really excelled this year and I’m so proud of her! Excited to work with her more this summer, total teacher in me!!! :)

I asked Ivy and Leo a few questions this morning to see how their answers changed as they went through the school year. I did this with Ivy last year (see that post here) and her answers were cute and funny!

First day of school answers on the top, last day of school answers on the bottom

What’s your name?
Ivy: IIIIIIVY
Ivy: Ivy

Leo: Yeo (Can’t quite say his L’s too good yet, haha)
Leo: Leo! (Yay!!! Got his L!!!)

How old are you?
Ivy: 3, but almost 4!! (October 1st, same birthday as her teacher!)
Ivy: Four and a half!

Leo: 2
Leo: 2 and a half!

What’s your favorite food?
Ivy: Chicken strips
Ivy: Chicken strips and a burger

Leo: Daddy’s cereal (He loves Daddy’s Wheaties!!!)
Leo: Mac and cheese and french fries and chicken nuggets (yup, real healthy!!!)

What’s your favorite color?
Ivy: Pink and purple and golden and silver
Ivy: Pink and purple and golden and silver (WOW! Even said it in the same order! HAHA!)

Leo: Blue!
Leo: Green!

What’s your favorite toy to play with?
Ivy: My lamby (she said this last year too and she did love it, but this year she just found it last night after all summer not playing with it and now is loving it again, so weird… I swear she probably just remembers these questions and remembers her response from last year! This girl doesn’t forget!)
Ivy: Lamby and my dolls (Seriously! The lamby again! She hasn’t touched it ALL YEAR!!!! Too funny. Definitely just remembers her responses from last year! LOL!)

Leo: Dump truck!
Leo: (farting mouth noise, ugh!) Dump trucks!!!! Yay!!!

What do you love the most?
Ivy: Faye (OMG, so cute)
Ivy: Ummmmmmmb. Mommy and Faye (Well ooooooh kay, swoon)

Leo: Trucks
Leo: Diggers and dump trucks

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Ivy: A dentist
Ivy: Belle with magic powers and long hair (Oh wow, okay, definite switch in career goals, haha!)

Leo: A mouse (Not quite sure he understood that career lesson that he hasn’t had yet, haha)
Leo: A fireman! And you can be a fire truck. And Ivy, you can be a fireman with me! (Too cute!) Or wait, no, I wanna be a monster truck! I’m gonna be Iron Man! (Then rambled about monster trucks!)


Too funny. I love seeing how they’ve changed.

Faye // 11 Months

May 14, 2018

Faye is 11 months old!!! Good grief, almost a 1 year old, EEEEEK! I simply cannot believe it. It’s gone by so fast! She’s such a sweet bundle of joy and we love her so much.

Faye is getting goofier and goofier every day! She’s really coming into her personality and I love to see what is new with her each day. Her favorite thing to do right now is make tooting noises with her lips and mouth, she does it all day! Then Leo joins in, then Ivy joins in, and then there’s so much spit all over the place! It’s pretty funny though :)

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My Favorite Job is You

May 11, 2018

Today I’m featuring a fellow Sioux Falls Mama whom I love very much, the gorgeous Ashley Flynn, whose talents have taken her to writing and publishing her very own children’s book! COOLEST GIG EVER! As much as we read around here, how fun would it be to read your very own book to your children! So special!

Ashley Flynn is an incredible woman and special friend, super wife to Colby, and dedicated Mama to precious little Nina. She has a sought-after ability to create witty and loving rhymes and now she has taken that talent into children’s books, publishing her FIRST BOOK, titled My Favorite Job is You. Her blog is also SO much fun to read! She has such wit and charm and is constantly making me laugh with her hilarious parenting stories!

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Girlfriends Weekend in Minneapolis!

May 6, 2018

Time for a girl’s trip! I hadn’t left Faye yet so I was so overdue for a getaway! I was so ready for a some time away with long-time girlfriends that make you laugh till you cry! And also excited to go shopping and actually try on clothes without kids and eat at some hip fun restaurants while devouring delicious food!

We have a group of 10 girls from high school (Sioux Falls Roosevelt!) that were besties and we’re all still close! We try to get together once a year for a girl’s trip and this year we did Minneapolis. Six of the girls still live in Sioux Falls, three in Minneapolis, and one in Chicago, so Minneapolis is a close pick!

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