Thursday, September 25, 2014

Throw Back Thursday {Video}

I know I have been very MIA around here and I can share on that later.

But I was looking for a video and ran across this...oh how I miss this little moments.


Friday, September 12, 2014

Nothing Special

This video is nothing special to most but it was a quite day at the park and I know someday I will thankful for these little sneaks back to when they were little.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Park time

Just one of those summer days at the park in picture form.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Good Bye's

Everyday we get to take Gracie to school and although Nolan never cries he sure does miss his sissy and wishes so badly to go with her.  He brings his back pack on every card ride, I believe in hopes that one day I will say he can go in.  He also tells gracie every morning he goes to Kindergarten.

can you see it in his eyes...please take me with you!
lots of love

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Funday Sunday

In August we don't always get a lot of time with daddy so our Sunday's time is precious to us.  This particular Sunday we headed to the Oasis.  In Chicago we have rest stops but they are called Oasis and they are built to go over the entire highway so that no matter what direction you are headed you can stop and eat.  The kids had seen it a while back and thought it would be fun and it was.  We had a great time choosing our meal of choice and watching all the cars drive right under us.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

1st Day of Kindergarten

The Monday before school started we went up for the meet and greet.  Gracie found her cubby with her name tag, we dropped of all of our school supplies, and got to meet her teacher Mrs Listi.  Gracie loved her classroom and seeing some of the kids that would be her classmates.  Kindergarten in Chicago burbs is no joke.  This particular school has a wing just for kindergarten.  There are 9 half day kindergarten classes and that does not count the full day kids that are on the other side of the hallway.  You think that's crazy in Gurnee, IL (20 minutes from us) they have a building just for Kindergarten. CRAZY!  But with big schools come lots of technology.  All parents get access to the website which includes pictures of the classroom, a weekly news letter on what they are learning, and lots of resources.

The below is her official first day of school photo.  Excited would be an understatement.  She was so happy to be going to school.

I asked why she is giving me one finger and she 
said for the first day of school, love it!
I love how her board turned out!
showing off her backpack
Gracie has been talking about how she wanted a
special necklace like I have.  Troy and I decided to
give her one I already had that just so happens to have
the name Gracie engraved on it.  She was so very proud.
I can't believe this girl has started her long life as a student.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


In no way did I plan on cutting my Gracie girls hair, but it happened.  She had other plans.  She told me she need to go to the hair salon.  So we did, she knew exactly how she wanted it and it turned out adorable.

loving it

before and after