Thursday, December 19, 2013

Oliver's new grin

Twins twins and more twins

I can't believe I haven't blogged about this yet! In Sept we found out we were expecting baby number 4! We were thrilled, and after waiting an eternity, we told our families and scheduled my first ultrasound. 
Mark just happened to be able to come with me, and I've never been so happy to have his support. As I got prepped for the ultrasound the tech put the wand to my abdomen and said "baby, baby."
I laughed, and then realized that she was serious. It never even crossed my mind that having twins was a 

Oliver's half Birthday 5.5

I didn't get enough pictures because my phone was full, but Oliver chose his favorite breakfast, lunch and dinner, followed by his cake with homemade buttercream frosting. 
His gift was the electronic "Twenty Questions" game. We frequently play twenty questions while driving in the car so the idea that a machine can guess what you're thinking is like magic. 
Oliver is a very sweet, thoughtful, and mature five-and-a-half year old:)

                       Action shot!

      His choice pink and blue frosting

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Milwaukee Bucks Fan Appreciation

Mark always finds fun things for our family to do. We heard about this free fan appreciation day for the Milwaukee Bucks so we went downtown to watch the scrimmage, and enjoy some stadium food. 
It was a fun new experience, but since neither of us know much about basketball or the team itself, I'm sure we didn't enjoy as much as some of the other diehard fans, but it was still a good rainy day activity.

Cider Fest

This super cute cider festival was at a nearby nature center. The boys got to sample apples, taste fresh pressed cider, press cider, and paint pumpkins. 
And as a bonus we all got to wear plaid:)

Apple Pickin' - 2013

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Oliver's First Day of School - Kindergarten

Mark helped me to transform our office area into a little school-room.

We picked up this little number at a rummage for $15

This year, we're using free curriculum online, so we created our own binders to add a little flare to our mornings:)

One of my favorite parts of starting the school year, as a child, was always getting a box of school supplies from mom and dad. We followed in the same tradition with Oliver and Finley. Grandma Kelly even got them some goodies to add to it.

There he is! Picture perfect! He is such a good boy, all the time and school is no exception. He has made "teaching" a breeze, and is even still excited about school at this point.
We're so proud of him. He's like a little sponge, absorbing everything he's taught. I even heard him explaining phonetic rules to a child on the playground.
Way to go Oliver!