Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Christmas 2015

Prepare for a million pictures!
I'm not going to break this up into many posts, no time for that! Christmas was kind of a blur but this year I really really enjoyed it. I didn't stress myself out too bad about making sure I crossed everything off my to do list and magically we did everything we wanted to do!
Trim the tree.

Gingerbread house.

Cookies for Santa.

Nutcracker with Erin. She loved the show this year. We made it to the last dance before she was ready to leave. So close! :)

Twas the night before.

Christmas morning.

Such a great Christmas!!!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Erin Christmas Program 2015

When we got to the church this morning to watch Erin's Christmas program my friend who works at the Preschool showed me a sneak peak of rehearsal the other day. See a super excited singer in the middle wearing purple. That's my girl.
Erin Christmas program 1 from Kelly Marsh on Vimeo.

She toned it down just a bit for the actual performance but she still did amazing. I enjoyed watching her sing and dance so much. Seriously, she is so stinking cute!
Erin Christmas program 2 from Kelly Marsh on Vimeo.

I think some of the other kids pretending to hold microphones too but I can't be sure, I couldn't take my eyes off her!
Erin Christmas program 3 from Kelly Marsh on Vimeo.

And just because this post is all about Erin's fabulousness here she is last night. Just because she felt like dancing. I love her little self soooooo much!!!

Moves. from Kelly Marsh on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

November = Blur

So that was a quick month! November was less hectic than October but we managed to still stay pretty busy. I had no less than 17 photography mini sessions to edit with a deadline of November 16th, so I was a busy bee editing. I so wish this could just be my full time job! It's not that I don't enjoy my current job, I really do I just wish it would allow me more time with my family and more time on photography which I love! Maybe someday.
Anyhoo, once I wrapped that up it was time for birthday 38. Which just seems like the wrong number. I had to consult my phone for verification. Yep. 38. How? When? Ugh. I just need to be grateful for another year on earth but ouch, this one stings a bit. Moving on!
We lost my dear sweet Grandma Louise on November 19th. She had been in pretty poor health with pneumonia. I will miss her so much. I didn't get to see her as much recently, but I did start going to see her every Monday on my lunch break a few weeks back since she's five minutes from my new job. Then the week before she died she was in the hospital with pneumonia, I took the twins to see her and she seems in good spirits just tough for her the breathe. I wish I would've known it was the last time I would see her. About 15 minutes after we got there she started getting a breathing treatment and the twins were restless. It was going to take a while so we left, I wish we would've stayed to talk more.

With Erin.
 With Audrey.
And then after the funeral we had Thanksgiving 3 days later. I was very thankful to have as long with her as I did. And so very thankful for all the blessing in my life. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

And She's Done It!

 Erin has stopped sucking her thumb. It's been five days and she is doing so well! The past six months we've been trying to get her to stop but only in the last few weeks were we super serious. I've been trying everything, bribery, vinegar on her thumb, band aids on her thumb, more bribery. Finally last Saturday she just stopped. I promised her Shopkins which she loves and in the past she would get her new toy and then go right back to sucking her thumb. But she stopped. Just like that! I think she was ready. That or she was pretty dang sick of me always talking about it.
I can tell sleeping has been rough for her, especially falling asleep, she's always up in her room way later than when I put her to bed. Hopefully this won't last too long and she'll be back to sleeping good in the next few weeks.
 I'm SO proud of her! And she's proud of herself, a few times per day she'll ask me to feel her thumb to show me it's dry, she loves that I tell her I'm proud of my big girl!
(Crazily enough, it does make me a bit sad, I won't be seeing scenes like this anymore, they were pretty adorable thumbsuckers together).

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Evan Plays Soccer

Evan asked repeatedly to play soccer this year. It's the first sport he's actually asked to play without us suggesting it. I knew that Todd would have to work during the games on Saturday but I signed him up anyway. I figured if I couldn't handle all four by myself for an hour out every Saturday then I have bigger problems. And it worked out fine, friends and family came to help and until his final game last weekend the weather was great. Luckily some wonderful friends were able to watch the other kids so Evan could get pictures and play his double header last weekend.
He really enjoyed playing, at this point and at his age, if he doesn't love to play we won't be signing him up but I have a feeling he'll want to play next year.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Halloween 2015

 A group photo of these crazies was impossible. This was as close as we got :)
 I love love love that she wanted to be a firefighter.

 Sad Firefighter.
 "But Erin, we have candy!"