Sunday, June 4, 2017

Erin's Dance Recital 2017

Erin had her dance recital yesterday and she did amazing!
I hadn't been able to see her dance in the studio ALL year due to work conflicts so the routine the girls did was a total surprise to me.
I think they did amazing!
This video if from the dress rehearsal the day before - the actual recital was about the same but I think just a bit better. I was SO proud!

Such a great performance.

With Sophie! So glad they have this experience together!

Evan is 8!!!

Oh my goodness I really can't believe it. 8!! Yesterday I was nervous about having my first baby and now that baby is 8! No way.
He really is the sweetest kid. Except maybe to his little sister :) He still doesn't mind a snuggle with me on the couch and still loves for me to sing him to sleep.
He's fun, energetic. funny, goofy, very techie, loves video games and watching people play video games, loves legos and of course soccer!
I love him so so much!
On his actual birthday I looked though pictures and I realized he's my least photographed child. What has happened! I quickly threw a polo shirt on him and went into the backyard. He's so funny he always wants to get the "no legs" picture - that is him jumping so it looks like he doesn't have any legs. It took a couple tries but we got it :) So goofy.

Such a big boy and so very hard to believe.

Summer Begins!

Ok, I guess I should catch up on the Spring first?
So Evan had soccer - we tried a new league this year and really liked it. It seemed a bit more competitive - either that or he got on a team that had at least a few players that cared about it. We still had some stand arounders.
Todd coached and although it was a struggle sometimes it ended up being a fun season.

We also graduated a kindergartner! Oh my Lord Erin was so cute at her graduation program - she was singing so loud to just Todd and I. I loved it so much. 

Erin Kindergarten Graduation 1 from Kelly Marsh on Vimeo.

We also said goodbye to our daycare of 8 years. They are closing and it was tough to say goodbye. They have been the only ones to ever watch my babies! I will miss them so much.
A&W started at a new preschool. They would've probably started at a 1 or 2 day a week preschool in the fall so a 5 day a week school seemed crazy at first to me but this school only does "school" from 9-11am and there's plenty of fun for them to do before and after. I really like it so far and the staff are great at communicating and I love seeing little updates from them throughout their day.
First day.
From their teacher. 
Face painting day.
So so far so good!
Evan and Erin are spending the summer at my friend Jan's and they are really enjoying it so far. Her kids are about the E's ages so it works out great.
She took them to the library for Captain Underpants day :)

Love seeing a peak into their day as well!

That brings us pretty up to date. Yesterday we had Evan's 8th(!) birthday and Erin dance recital. I think those will need their own post.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Audrey & Wesley are Three

I can't believe these sweet twins are three!

Their Grandma Sherry got them this Trolls karaoke machine and they love it. I knew Wes would especially love it because he is ALWAYS singing. His new favorite movie is Sing because there are so many songs in it. Of course Audrey likes to sing too so it was the perfect gift.

Trolls from Kelly Marsh on Vimeo.

It's so hard to believe they are three. I have a twin mom friend that says that it gets easier when they turn 3. I'm not holding my breath but hopefully they'll start to do better in public. Right now they have no filter and are SO LOUD and crazy. We'll see.

Audrey continues to be this wild and crazy force that is sassy and spunky. She's one tough cookie and I have no worries about her holding her own anywhere she goes. Her new two favorite words are "no" and "why". So that's fun ;)
We're starting to potty train her and she's interested but we've yet to have any actual pee or poop in the potty. She's pretty gung ho with trying though. Fingers crossed it'll be a quick train.
She's still sucking her thumb and I'm not in a huge hurry to get her to stop. I mean, maybe I should be but it's not at the top of my list.
I adore her so very much.

Wessy, along with singing, enjoys ALL movies and TV. He loves his movies and most of the time if the other kids are playing he'd rather sit and enjoy a movie or tv show. He is also still my little snuggle bug and never minds me holding him and snuggling. He's feisty when he needs to be and has a bit of a mean streak when it comes to hair pulling - something we are trying to put a stop to! 
This sweet boy!

Happy Birthday my sweet twinies!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Big Weekend - A&W Birthday Party and Easter

We had Audrey and Wesley's 3rd (!) birthday party last weekend and it was super fun. We rented a bouncy house for the first time and I have a feeling it won't be the last time. Although after it was here for about 20 minutes Wes and Audrey collided and this happened.

 I cleaned him up and it looked ok and didn't look like he needed stitches. So I slapped a band aid on it. Poor guy.
 Oh and while I was taking care of him Audrey was doing this. Needless to say I was rather worried how the rest of the day would turn out but it was fine.

Their theme was Moana because they are pretty obsessed with that movie right now. My friend Karoline did their cake and it was super cute!

 I did not even pose this picture, I just asked them to stand together. LOVE!!!

 They all loved the bouncer and were SUPER sad to see it go that night. I think A&W thought we were keeping it!

Their actual birthday is Wednesday and we are just doing a little something at home that night.

Yesterday was Easter to round out the busy weekend.
Being so busy with the party I spaced and didn't get them anything for their Easter baskets! My mother in law saved the day thank goodness!

We went to Dale and Lisa's - they had planned an Easter egg hunt for all the kids. It was fun but exhausting. I'm still in that helicopter the twins stage so they don't run off to another county so there's not much sitting down and relaxing for me. It was fun though and the kids got some money and candy, score!

 Evan found a frog :)

Such a great weekend!