Thursday, April 24, 2014

Loving the warmer weather... finally!

It has finally been warm enough that we get to play outside! Seriously - the best thing ever. 

This girl gets way too cooped up in the winter.  Really thinking hard about moving somewhere with no winter at all!

She loves going to the park.  The slides are her favorite - no fear in this little one!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Do you remember when bubbles were the best thing in the world?

I didn't until I saw my daughter playing with them. 

The pure joy in her face brings me back and helps me remember how amazing the simple things really are.  It's a good reminder to slow down and take in the beauty of life around us. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Beautiful Easter Weekend...

We had an awesome Easter Weekend at my in-laws cabin on the lake.  The weather was beautiful, the kids were so excited (as were the parents), and I got to watch Frozen for the second time (love this movie)!

Here are some photos of Olivia during her very first Easter Egg Hunt! She got really excited every time she found an egg and really loved opening them to find what was inside.  So much so that she wouldn't let me put all her candy in a bag!

It was so much fun watching her.  Holidays just keep getting better and better as she gets older!

Thursday, March 20, 2014


I love when I catch her being a good little mommy! She is such a little person now, no more baby left.  Kind of sad how fast they grow up...

Of course, she had to try it herself!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Almost Spring...

Tomorrow is the first day of Spring and we got more snow last night.... typical Minnesota winter!

I am seriously contemplating moving somewhere warmer.

But if we did that, we wouldn't get to see how darn cute Olivia is in snow pants! Really though, I cannot wait for the weather to warm up and all the outside playing to be had. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Toy Organization....

Olivia's toys are in full force around our house...and this is just our upstairs!

We decided we needed to get a better system for storing toys.  Up until now we had a medium sized toy box and lined the bigger toys along the wall.   We looked at a few stores to see if we could find what we were thinking would work and just couldn't find anything that looked decent. 

This is where a very handy father-in-law comes in handy!

He built us the exact cabinet we wanted and it is the perfect size! All of Olivia's smaller toys fit and now we don't have toys lining our walls.  I have also noticed now that her toys are more easily accessible, she is playing with them more. 

It feels so great to have a little more organization!