happy birthday archer

Archer is finally understanding and able to get that she is older. She proudly puts three fingers up to show how old she is and sings the birthday song. I think there is a bit of an obsession with birthday cake even though she never eats the actual cake only the icing. My aunt made a wonderful cake that any little girl would dream of and we got he inspiration from Pinterest and then let Archer choose the colors and style. We also grab some frozen yogurt from a local shop called The Cultured Swirl! For the party favors I whipped up some homemade playdoh in “neapolitan” style and put balls of “ice cream inside piping “come” bags. Here are a few pics from the day:







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Making:  busy boxes for Archer.

Cooking:  chicken pot pie.

Drinking:  hot tea (of any kind).

Reading:  Under the Never Sky series by Veronica Rossi

Wanting:  a pair of jeans that work for my post 2nd baby body (still).

Looking:  toward warmer sunnier days.

Playing:  peek-a-boo morning, noon and night.

Wasting:  away as I give up chocolate for Lent.

Sewing:  a quilt for baby Ayla.

Wishing:  the weather for a bit warmer so I could take the kids out for a walk.

Enjoying:  my extra hour of sleep in the morning, due to Daylights Savings Time until the kids get the swing of things.

Waiting:  for Spring to come.

Liking:  Tom Tom Club

Wondering:  what  it will be like to homeschool my kids.

Loving:  watching the kiddos give hugs and kisses randomly during the day.

Hoping:  for one warm day this week so I can take a walk around town.

Marveling:  the Truth of Faith.

Needing:  a few more hours in the day to get my To Do list finished.

Smelling:  the sweet scent of a baby.

Wearing:  my new Toms that the Hubs bought on zulily for me.

Following:  the shrill cries of the Little Man.

Noticing:  the brightness in the morning and later in the night.

Knowing:  time heals all wounds.

Thinking:  I am horrible at blogging and yet it only takes a little effort.

Bookmarking:  Dream House ideas.

Opening:  new shoes.

Giggling:  as we tuck into bed.

Feeling:  overwhelmed by cleaning.

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Family Photos

I’m in LOVE with our new family photos and can’t believe that its almost been a month since we had them taken by Kurtis Bowersock. I can’t say enough good things about him. And if you are interested in an amazing investment then you should check them out. http://www.bowersockphoto.com/ So here are a couple shots from the day, I wish I could share them all because I’m that much in love with them. We headed over to Garfield Park and around Fountain Square for this chilly morning.

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Family Photos




26/52:  This past week has been a rough one we had a couple doctor visits and been fighting a virus for over a month and now they both have ear infections.  Archer made a picture for Dr. Parent.




26/52:  We had our Thanksgiving dinner the weekend before to help accommodate for all the different schedules.  Here is Little Man with his Nene.




26/52:  Here is one of the many family pictures from the weekend and this one is missing Kristen because she was behind the phone.





25/52:  Who wouldn’t love cuddles with this little man?! Archer is all about asking for cuddles with him and wanting to hold him. She recently went away for a couple nights and she was more excited to see her brother than me.




25/52:  We headed out for a walk in our “new” stroller. Griffin and Archer are loving the new ride. Now for him to be able to play with her as well.




25/52:  Who doesn’t love a daddy that will let you climb all over him?!





24/52:  Archer can’t resist a swing or a trip to a park. While visiting family in Kansas we took a walk to see if we could get the Little Man to nap.




24/52:  The Little Man sitting for the first time by himself.  I think he was surprised and a little bit scared by what he was doing.




24/52:  A family shot at the St. Louis Zoo. Gotta love the face the Hubs is making as he is trying to get everyone in the shot.





23/52:  Shaun the Sheep aka Archer. Halloween may have been pushed back a day but it turned out to be a wonderful night and her costume was a big hit.




23/52:  Hand to mouth. Lots of drooling and chewing and teeth trying to come through.




23/52:  We each took our turn making this costume but Daddy really busted out his skills that he “denies” that he has to get it together in one day.