Saturday, January 16, 2016

Show choir girl

By moving to Iowa, we have entered a whole new world: the Show Choir world. In Texas, Aubrey had zero interest in choir. She enjoyed singing(I honestly never knew how good she was though!), but it just wasn't "cool" to her to be in choir. And show choir did not exist. It just wasn't a big deal there. Telling her about show choir and how popular it was here is something that helped Aubrey get excited about moving here actually. She loves to sing. She loves to dance. And she is good at both. Its just perfect for her. So I was very hopeful and prayerful that she would make it. And she did! I am so grateful for this in her life right now. It has brought her so much happiness, helped her make new friends and has given her something very fun to do that is a great expression of who she is. The first bunch of pictures are from the first show she did-it was the huge Waukee parent show off night and invitational. The crowd was HUGE. Like crazy HUGE. The cheering was the loudest I've heard besides a high school football game(I mean, maybe even louder?) I couldn't believe what a big deal this was! It was freakin awesome. And I was one proud mama to see my little girl out there shining, doing something she just loves to do. The last five pics are from her second show. I did her hair better that day. The first time I watched this tutorial that her show choir teacher sent everyone. It showed that I should tease her hair more than most of the other girls did. So for the next show, we toned down the tease a little ;) Though I will say her hair had the best body out of anyone that first show! Ok, and the second too(I was able to get the girls to be firmer that time). Show choir hair is serious business people. And through the show choir season, I became a pro y'all. 

Serious business.

Beautiful Aubrey

Family pics!

 Aunt Tara was even here visiting! That made it extra fun!

 Proud Papa

One million sibs ;)

Pics from the second show

Saturday, January 09, 2016


Luke is 10 months! I can't believe how close he is getting to one! He hasn't quite pulled up to standing in his crib but just the other day he pulled up to standing at the bottom of the stairs and then put a knee up to start to climb. Uh oh :) He will also pull to standing if you are sitting down on the ground(he'll use you to pull up) or if you are sitting on the couch or a chair he will pull up on you. So he's getting there! He also is starting to dance to music and he did a little clap the other day. He love music and will start to hum if I sing to him. It is so cute! Oh and how can I forget that he has a favorite is Adele's "Hello." If he is crying in the car and we turn that on, he will stop immediately. He will even stop if I sing it to him while I rock him. He just loves that song! It is so so funny(and a lifesaver sometimes:) Another new thing is throwing. He throws toys and then crawls to go get them. He'll even throw a dog toy for the dog. Its so funny. Zac doesn't know what to think of him though. He is also enjoying eating more and more solid foods, especially crackers and fruit or yogurt puffs. He can eat a million of those things in one sitting. Unfortunately he has had a cold lately so he hasn't been feeling good, but even when he is sick, he is very smiley. I can always count on him for smiles and cuddles. We love you Luke so so much! And check out the spikey do ;)

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Our first Iowa Christmas

The pictures will pretty much do the was a wonderful morning! Train table was definitely a hit for the boys...Aubrey got herself some Beats...Ella wanted a smartwatch..and Cali got her own tablet finally...oh, and Luke definitely enjoyed his first Christmas too. Sola the goat is his favorite new teething toy. Reminds us of a dog chew toy though, lol. Oh, and I found Waldo! Hahahaha. Its an inside joke. ;) Merry Christmas everyone! We definitely made some fun new memories in our new Iowa home.