Saturday, November 14, 2015

Harper is 5!!!!!!!

Last sleep as a 4 year old!

This and that

Harper was celebrated at school!

She wants to be wherever they are:

I love the way they ALL love each other:

Kicking off Harper's birthday week!

Harper has been asking for an American Girl doll for a while now. It was the one consistent thing she wanted for her birthday. So, my mom and I decided to get her one. Off to Dallas we went:

She got her Mary Ellen and she was thrilled!!!


November is Diabetes awareness month:

We had a LAZY Sunday following Halloween:

I love that he loves to read like his mama:

Be thankful in ALL things:

I am MORE than diabetes collage:


Our unusually wet October continued and Halloween was no exception. Our two soccer games were cancelled, so we had a low key day at home:

Sock puppets were made:

If the big kids lock you out of the playroom, we will bring the playroom to you! This is the most play the kitchen has gotten...maybe ever:

We had a few round of Halloween Bingo between the two most competitive people in the house:

We also went to a fun dinner get together at our friends house. We were bringing baked beans and it brought back a memory of a dinner we had in college. Suffice it to say I sent this pic to two of my best friends and they begged me to let Trent take it out of the oven. I did:

My little ladybug and Harry Potter himself:

Our littlest ladybug (who only made dinner and pictures before she turned into a pumpkin):

Part of our new normal, testing Hudson's blood before we went out TOT. Halloween was bittersweet for me this year. It is one of my strongest memories of "before" from last year. Over the course of the next two weeks, I started to suspect that Hudson had diabetes. In my mind, Halloween was the last perfect night before the world crashed down:

Ready to go!

Ran into lots of friends. Trick or treating in our neighborhood is so fun because there are so many friends to run into!

And of course we hit our own house where Nana and Pop were watching Fin and passing out candy:

Their loot! It was a very successful night!
I very rarely let the kids sleep in our room (pretty much only if they are sick. though I considered moving Hud permanently in our room when he was diagnosed. Trent nixed that). I told them we could have a special Halloween sleepover. Truthfully, I didn't know what Hud's sugar was going to do overnight and I wanted him close to us. And the other secret is I really love having sleepovers with them. Thanks to good old daylight savings, I didn't get much sleep, but Hud's sugars were perfect!

 My very favorite picture of the night!


We started off with some snuggling (which is how we start most days):

Harper loves to paint. We had not been able to do that in a while, so away we went:

Someone learned to pull up!!!!

The big kids are terrified that Fin is going to choke on something small, so sometimes they close themselves in the playroom. It is hard to be the baby:

We were supposed to go a fun Halloween party, but we had a case of possible pink eye (which thankfully turned out to be allergies), so we had movie night instead. We watched Coraline, which has freaked out the kids to this day...we won't be repeating that one!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch!

One of my most favorite fall things to do is go (as a family) to Flower Mound pumpkin patch. Well, our super strange October weather thwarted those plans. And before we knew it, we were down to the last week before Halloween and running out of time. I was not going to pass up going though because I HAD to get a picture of Finley in the my first pumpkin patch pot. So, the girls, my mom and I trekked up to Flower Mound on a Thursday. And I got the picture:

And then we had some fun! Harper loves the movie Inside Out and especially the character Joy (which is so completely Harper):

Oh, how Harper loves Caillou and Rosie and how I loathe them...

Love this:

Fin is not impressed:

Harper braved the hay maze without her brother:

My sweet girls:

A look back:

It was a beautiful day with my beautiful girls. Just missing my sweet boys.