Wednesday, November 12, 2014


I was so excited about Halloween this year as Hudson had such a blast trick or treating last year.  We started talking about costumes in early September and he wanted to be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.  I was hoping to find a costume at the annual kids sale as I have in year's past.  Unfortunately there were no TMNT costumes but I did find a Buzz Lightyear Costume he was really excited about.  As for Mila, we were able to borrow a little owl costume from our good friends.

Friday morning we put on our Halloween outfits with our costumes packed for daycare.  I took a few quick pictures on my phone, figuring I would be able to get some better shots on the camera later.

Off to daycare they went with their costumes in tow.  I picked them up after work and was excited to hear about their day.  Come to find out neither kid wanted to wear their costume for the Halloween party......

We then headed up to my parent's place with plans to head to the MN Zoo at 5 for trick or treating, followed by pizza for dinner before hitting the neighborhood for more trick or treating.

Well Hudson decided he didn't want to go trick or treating and he would wear his Buzz costume when he is 5......  As for Mila, every time she saw her costume she started crying.

Hoping next year we are a little more successful in celebrating Halloween :)

Monday, October 13, 2014

Pumpkin Patch

Friday we made the trip down to Byron, MN to check out Tweite's Family Farm.  They have all sorts of activities such as a Theme park, Enchanted Forest, Wagon ride, etc.  Since the weather was a little on the cooler side, we decided to just head out to the pumpkin patch.  They have a great deal where you can buy an pumpkin from the patch for only $4!!!

Both pointing at the Tractor driving by!

Of course Hudson had to stop looking at the pumpkin's to run over and check out the tractor

We were able to find some nice pumpkin's to take home

Hudson had to pick out a little pumpkin too

Had to take this picture of Mila's lovely hat hair when we were getting ready to leave

What a fun day at the pumpkin patch.  Hard to believe that last year on this same day it was 70's and sunny and Mila was sleeping away in the Moby Wrap.  What a difference a year makes!  Looking forward to carving our pumpkins!

And a few pictures of that afternoon of the kids playing together :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fall has arrived!

It's that time of year in MN where the leaves are turning to the beautiful golds, oranges, and reds!  It's also that time when the temperature's are dropping, brrr......  We have been outside as much as possible to enjoy these beautiful fall days before the frozen tundra arrives.  Here are some recent pictures of what we have been up to!

On our walks in Cannon Falls, we love to stop down by the river and feed the ducks!
(Mila's two main words right now are dog & ducks)

Love when I catch these two in these special moments together

Enjoying a walk around Lake Calhoun with a stop at the park

Playing at one of the many parks in Cannon Falls

Enjoying some hot chocolate on a cool morning

Hard to believe that Halloween is here in just a few weeks.  Friday we are heading to the pumpkin patch to pick out our pumpkins!  And then in a couple weeks we are off to Florida for a week long vacation, so excited for sun & sand!!!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Here we go again.......

Tomorrow Miss Mila will be having surgery for another set of ear tubes and possible removal of her adenoids.  We found out about a month ago that the right tube had already fallen out, didn't even last 3 months...... 
Since winter is approaching, our ENT is being proactive by replacing the tubes instead of waiting to see if and when she has an ear infection.  At the time of the surgery, they will also take a look at her adenoids and if they seem large they will remove them.  Mila has had a runny nose on and off most of the time and she also has some other symptoms that indicate enlarged adenoids.  Little nervous about surgery this time as Hudson took awhile to bounce back when he had his two years ago.  Hoping for a quick recovery from our little princess!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Thomas the Train in Duluth!

This past weekend we made the trip up to Duluth with our great friends the Shermans & Wenzels.  We arrived Friday afternoon and enjoyed a little sunshine at the beach before heading out to dinner then back to our hotel.

Saturday was a busy but fun day.  Started out the morning with a trip to Superior Zoo to check out some animals and let the kids run!

From there we decided to make the trek up to Gooseberry Falls in hopes that the kids would nap.  In true fashion, Hudson didn't sleep at all and Mila fell asleep once we arrived at the park.  We still made the best of it checking out the waterfalls.

We finished off the day with a trip to the water park at our hotel.  Such a busy but fun day!

Sunday was spent visiting Thomas the Train!  Our train ride was scheduled at 10AM so we headed over there just before 9 so the kids could enjoy all the activities prior.

 Karlee (4), Sam (2), Hudson (4), Ethan (3), and Blake (1)

 Here he comes!  Hudson can't believe it's Thomas!!!

So excited for our train ride!

Here we go!

What a great weekend with great friends!  Looking forward to our next adventure together!

Hawaiian Luau!

Since Mila's birthday falls in July and she loves to go swimming, we decided a Hawaiian Luau themed party was perfect for her first birthday!

 The pictures on the poster board are the weekly instagram pictures I took!

We lucked out with nice weather, warm but not overly humid :)  Perfect for swimming in the front yard and running through the sprinkler.

We even had a photo booth!

Dinner consisted of delicious BBQ pulled pork on pretzel buns with macaroni salad, veggies with dip, fruit kabobs, and chips with pineapple salsa!

Hudson was all about helping his sister open her gifts :)  She got all sorts of fun stuff including a shopping cart with food, a stroller for her dolly, bath toys, books, clothes, and a princess cozy coupe which she loved!

Of course we had to end the night with some delicious cake and ice cream!  Mila had fun playing with the cake and Hudson enjoyed eating the frosting for her :)

Thanks to everyone who helped make her first birthday so special!  Can't believe our baby girl is already 1, time just flies!