Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Hello Springtime!

The school year is coming to an end. Only a couple of weeks left. It's amazing to see how much Luke has matured/ grown/ learned/ throughout kindergarten.  He had his spring musical last week "Peter Rabbit" and it was adorable.  Trip to Freddy's afterwards.  We had a Farm to Table field trip at the state fair grounds which was so fun to go to what him in action with his teacher and classmates.  He really is the sweetest, rule follower, explorer, Bey Blade playing boy I know.  And to top it off, he loves his sisters and is really a cutie :)

The girls will be finishing up LMP for the year and all of them will be going to Goddard for summer camp.  We are signed up for VBS at the Hazel Dell Christian Church they went to last year and loved it. Planning my parent's 45th wedding anniversary, a trip to Holiday World, concerts at Dillon Park & Deer Creek and just hanging with neighbors and friends already has our summer feeling like it's over before it's even started.  Memorial Day weekend is only 2 weeks away.  And this is the first time in a while I missed doing the Indy Mini.  Maybe next year??

Thursday, April 26, 2018

4 year check up

We had the sisters' 4 year appointment.

Riley is 33.2 lbs    33%
39.75 inches          44%
BMI  14.8              33%

Vivian is 34 lbs       40%
40 inches                 57%
BMI  14.9                36%  

It's always so funny to me because I feel like Riley is 'bigger'.  But they are pretty much the same, with the slight edge to Vivian.

They were the cutest and sweetest girls.  Blabbing with the doc and nurses.  They did such a good job.  It helped that Vivian had a slight fever so they didn't have a shot.  But now we have to go back next week to get it.  We will see how sweet they will be then.  :( 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

In like a lion, out like a lamb

Tomorrow is March 1st!

At the end of March my girls turn 4! Amazing.  How in the world can they be four years old?  They are so cute, so feisty, so funny, so amazing, so sweet, so mean, so so so..... I can't get over them.
I'm writing in all hopes of a Final 4 birthday party theme/weekend!  meaning, they turn 4 during Final 4 weekend and I would love for my beloved Boilers to be playing in San Antonio.  Man, that would be awesome.

But so far the girls are loving Little Millers Preschool.  We just had the school's big fund raiser "Winter Carnival" - chaotic but fun.  Luke won a goldfish! And shockingly it is still alive....
They have so many friends and so cute to hear them all call out 'Vivian!  Riley'  or "Hi Twins!" Talking to Mr. Dicken at school today he was like he just realized the girls were twins.  He thought there was only 1 of them because he had never seen both of them at the same time.  Ha!

We booked a trip to Gulf Shores for Spring Break- so looking forward to that! It will be here before we know it. 

We hope Spring weather gets here soon and stays!!!

Thursday, January 18, 2018


18 days into 2018. 

Getting ready to celebrate this little buddy (and his January birthday buddies) birthday.  Hard to believe SIX short (kinda long, kinda scary) years ago this baby was in my belly and I had no clue who or what he/she would be!!  And now that he's been here it's still hard to imagine what he'll be like in the next 6 years and beyond. I love this boy.  He is so sweet.  Such a good student.  A great brother.  Good friend.  I just love him.  Thank God I'm yours is the Russell Dickens song and reminds me of my sweet Luke Russell.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Seriously it's almost 2018

I can't believe my last post was September. I guess that means we've just chugging along. 
Girls in October started Little Millers Preschool and it's been awesome.  Now our mornings can still be a struggle, but love having them all there at one place and the program rocks. 
I hated to say good bye to Goddard but it's been great watching them learn, going to the school every day.  And now I'm back full time.
Typical morning.
I get up 6:45, hit snooze, and get myself ready.  7:30ish  I wake up Luke and he starts getting ready.  Sometimes the girls get up on their own, sometimes they don't.  But he has his waffles or toaster strudels, brush teeth, wash face, and heads to the bus stop 8:06 ish.  Then I come back and the girls have either started to get ready or are just watching TV so we get ready as well.  Waffles are a staple, some morning wrestle them to do their teeth & face,  and then out the door we go.  We try to get to school by 8:30 but it's been cold and slo mo lately so it's been 8:45.  Riley at first had a rough start, but now she's so excited and is pretty good (typically) getting in and going to circle time.
These girls are becoming less and less baby and more and more big girl every day.  Their personalities are so similar but so different.  Riley loves all things princess and will wear her Elsa nightgown daily if allowed so.  Vivian is a little less girly and so good at coloring pictures.  They love to play babies, make forts, get silly. 
They had their first mani-pedi and it was so cute! We went to celebrate Raya's 7th birthday and wasn't sure if they'd like it or want to do it, but they did and they were sooooo good.
Luke finished 8 weeks of basketball at the RAM.  So fun.  Reid and Roman played.  It was good times! He is growing in kindergarten and love to hear and see his enthusiasm about school.
Getting ready for Christmas and love looking for Elfvis Shelfley everyday.  'Tis the season!
This year has flown by.  Next month I'll have a 6 year old!! That's a big boy!!! And girls are that much closer to 4, which I think was a super fun age with Luke (not so many tantrums), doing more activities, etc. So fingers crossed.  And fingers crossed they get to sleeping in their beds all night again! 
Right now they come into our bed and I'm too tired to take them back or deal with it. Here's hoping 2018 is a good, healthy, happy, and fun year!