Sunday, May 31, 2015

Savannah SandGnats

i know, i know...what a glamorous mascot. try to reign in your jealousy.
they joke that it is the south carolina state bird.
we planned to go with a few of our favorite family friends and it was a great time.


these girls were so sweet with the little girls. the one in the middle is adeline and gianna is obsessed with her. she really has a lot of patience with the little girls.


we hardly ever have pictures of us together, so we decided to act like we like each other.

ice cream in a helmet, a ballpark favorite!

okay kids, time to get ready for the fireworks!


this was gianna's first time seeing them and we were afraid she would hate them because she doesn't like loud noises, but she covered her ears and enjoyed every minute. she kept saying "they're so beautiful"...and she was right, they were great!

these ladies have become dear friends of mine and i'm so grateful for them in my life!


Friday, May 29, 2015

Loonies at the Lanes

chase and gage's birthdays are really close (5/11 and 5/14) and now their baby sister's is the same week (5/9)! so, before little sister made her early arrival, there was a bowling party already planned and these lucky boys still got to celebrate even though it was kind of hectic. we sure were happy to go and celebrate with them!






these littles are so fun to hang out with and i love seeing them all together.


Monday, May 25, 2015

Muffins & Mayfest with Mimi

a couple of weeks ago, mimi came to visit and boy did we have some fun! she was able to come to gianna's school for muffins with mom day and she surprised g because she did not know that mimi was coming! unfortunately, when we go there, gianna was in timeout for hitting a "friend", but she quickly got her act together.


and when we went to ballet on saturday, that was the day that gianna got to try on her recital dress!

later that day, we headed to bluffton for mayfest and had a good time walking around eating and finding fun stuff to do!


roman got to go on a really big zipline. he's way braver than me!

and gianna got her face (and lips) painted!

gianna and mimi hopped and scooted around the house...and just like that, she was gone! we will see you soon, mimi!


Friday, May 15, 2015

My Girl

as i may have mentioned once or a million times before, i never thought i was going to have a girl. throughout my whole pregnancy with gianna, i was certain she was a boy. i was preparing roman for the disappointment since he kept saying it was a girl and that he wanted a sister. but, here i am 3.5 years later, still shocked that i have a girl!

and boy, oh boy, is she a girly girl. in every sense. loves her nails painted. wants to wear a dress EVERY. DAY. twirls until she falls down. looks in the mirror... A LOT. asks me how she looks. and the drama...where do i begin?

but, i absolutely love it. and i am imagining her in her tween and teen years, how she is going to fight getting up to go to school and i'm going to have to bang on the bathroom door for her to let her brother get some time to brush his's going to be hilarious. just remind me that i said that in 10 years, okay? because i probably won't think so then. haha


here she is "hugging" her friend, gracie. these two share a birthday (11/11/11!!!) and will be in the same class at SGG when that time comes. right now, they like to hang out together when their brothers are together.

i ADORE this picture. it is so real. stray hairs popping out all over, her smile so genuine. she is the most beautiful girl in the world!
she is always wanting to do what big brother she is practicing her weight lifting skills.

for some reason, she decided that she wanted to wear her hat and gloves while eating her pretzels and watching a show. and, why not? so, it happened.

and momma got a little snuggle time on mother's day with this cutie.

love you babaloo!



Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Pool & Park Parties

the weekend that i went away to jacksonville with a couple of girlfriends, our kiddos got invited to 3 parties! add in ballet and crossfit and it was just too much for poppa to fit in, so they ended up only going to 2 of the parties.

stefan's party was a pool party and apparently, it was a blast. look at these silly boys! (the 3 boys in blue each had a momma away for the weekend)

roman and his buddy, sebastian. i love the sneaky grins on their faces!

gianna got to tag along too, but apparently, it was a little chilly!



the next party was for carson and it was at a park. he may not have many teeth right now, but he has a nice toothless grin here! i love how the boys are all singing to him, but secretly eyeing up the cake!


they had a blast with the fun things planned (bandaging a wounded soldier?)and then had an impromptu football game after!

and this was happening at home...




Sunday, May 10, 2015


back on dr. suess' birthday, the kids at roman's school were allowed to dress up in a dr. suess shirt. we didn't have one, but since roman knew that a couple of the teachers have been thing 1 and thing 2 in years past, he wanted to be thing 3. since it was a last minute decision, and i was being cheap, we made the shirt. and check out what showed up on the school website! we love his great!


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Holly's Shower

missi and jaden threw holly a baby shower for the new little lady that we are expecting to arrive in late may/early june. it was small and family only, but we had a good time!


i made cake pops and missi put them in these painted mason jars, so cute!

cute decorations for a little girl shower


of course, gianna was all about that popcorn!

sunny, gianna and jj

these three stooges had fun playing together

gage and chase are excited to be big brothers. i asked what they wanted to name the baby and chase was shy and didn't tell me, but gage said "curly shirley" ... haha

they waited patiently through the gift opening part...

such cute little clothes for a little lady. holly doesn't know what to do with girl clothes!!

pretty girls!