Partying it Up!

Partying it Up!

Somehow, like every kid we know has a fall birthday! (Or at least that’s how it seems) We’ve been partying it up lately, with some weekends having multiple parties!

We started this weekend with a fun Monkey House birthday for our friend Whitleigh (from daycare).

Remi lives her best life at the Monkey House– she just loves it!

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On the way there, she declared that she was gonna climb the big slide (this is one that she’s been too scared to do before) and SHE DID IT. She didn’t love the second time up and down it, but I was proud of her for doing it.

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She also loved the juice boxes. With the birthday girl!

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Saturday afternoon, the weather was SO NICE, so we made Remi play outside. She likes to play outside, but for some reason this day, it took some nudging. She was happy inside with her playdoh. But once we got outside, we had fun with the soccer ball (and her new sunglasses, which she wore upside down).

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We also took the opportunity to put up a Christmas decoration outside. It was just after Halloween, so too early for me to want to decorate our whole house, but this guy is more hunting season than Christmas, so he went up. We named him Ted.

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And then I caught these two being so silly. She loves her daddy so much.

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On Sunday, after church and nap, we got to go celebrate one of our favorite girls, Lillian!

They had a Fancy Nancy dress up tea party- which was so fun!

The girls were a bit older (6ish), so Remi and Amelia weren’t always into what they were doing. The two of them would sneak off to play and drop back in. It was fun.

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It was also fun to have some momma time while the girls played.

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Lil’s brothers are so fun, and they dressed up for present time! ha!

Silly Trey…

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And Remi got in on the action, too!

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She LOVES Lil’s brothers. And they are so sweet to her. Cooper was being so silly with her.

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We have two more parties (on the same day!) in a couple weeks. SO much fun to be had!


Fall Family Photos

Fall Family Photos

The fabulous Jade Graves Photography got these wonderful images of my loves.  Now to choose which ones to print?!


Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat

We had a great Halloween! We leaned into Remi’s love of Paw Patrol and went as the whole gang.

We got ready at home and had some extra time, so we played outside. Our Marshall was looking mighty cute!

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We were Chase and Skye.  I made our vests from just standard fleece vests, but I bought the tags and hats on Etsy.

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The wings also came from the lady who made the pup tags. Remi LOVES having wings to use for dress up.

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Mimi was Rubble and Caitlyn got in the fun as Everest.

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Gigi (as Rocky) was already at church helping to set up, but we were happy to find her!

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It was realllly cold, so our church moved the Trunk or Treat inside the gym. Still SO fun to see all our friends and get candy!

Here’s the whole Paw Patrol Halloween crew!

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Each booth had a big thing of candy. She really loved when she got to choose her own treats.

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These are Gigi’s life group girls. They are so sweet to our Remi. They had a cute farm booth.

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But the highlight was this stick horse to ride- it was Tyler’s from his childhood!

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And our Chick-fil-a set up there giving our cows. She loved that, too.

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Toy Story was by far the most popular costume. We saw LOTS of Buzz and Woody boys. But we loved hanging with our friends, who were Jessie, Woody, and Buzz.

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We had so much fun together! I’m thankful for a community that comes together for things like this.

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I always say I love our town the most on the 4th of July, Halloween and the Christmas parade. It just feels like small town perfection.


Halloween Potluck

Halloween Potluck

We gathered our friends for a little Halloween potluck. We made easy snack foods for dinner and let the kids play- bouncy house, football, swing set.

And of course, we had to dress up!  We are the Paw Patrol (Skye, Marshall and Chase)

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With Rubble and Rocky! (Caitlyn will join us for actual Halloween, too!)

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The kids painted pumpkins….

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And bobbed for apples (which isn’t as fun or easy as it was when I was a kid! ha!)

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Remi’s masterpiece!

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We wanted to do smores but didn’t want to make a big bonfire, so we had a food-safe roasting log on our grill (our fire pit got a hole in it). Staci was an expert marshmallow roaster for the kids.

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We played until dark and ended the night with 4-wheeler rides around the yard. So much fun!