Monday, July 20, 2015

One Liners

Here's what we've been up to since the move.  

 Our first breakfast in St Louis: Bread Co (that's what they call it here) with a DRIVE THRU.

 Supervising the moving crew.  Not pictured: the Anna dress that sings the first line of First Time in Forever, which was played on repeat for the first hour of unloading.  You're welcome, moving crew.

 Lakin and Ben's happy place; bath time never looked this luxurious.

 She's got a drool situation.

 I spy a boy who needs a haircut!

 Costco restock with the whole family; thankfully this warehouse wonderland is a quick hop onto the highway from our home.

 We wondered if we could live without this horse head statue from Home Goods, I still lose sleep over the fact that we left it on the shelf.

 Chubby baby muggin' with a speckle of avocado on her cheek, I think someone is ready for her solids!

 It was boards study time for Chris and Lakin has been devouring books for the summer reading program - she's got her eyes on the prize, a new book for completing her book list!

 Jule Bear being accessorized by the sibs.

 Just a little pattern to kick off her Saturday morning.  Sister picked out this gem of an outfit.

 World's tiniest slip and slide was HOURS of entertainment for the fourth of July crew.

 After an epic fit, one must take a monster nap.

 We ran to Home Goods again (there are TWO within ten minutes of our house, hold me!) during nap time and I stopped the car to find Lakin snoozing mid-read.

Using a food processor to shred cheese and literally changing my life!  Thank you Thriving Home Blog and Erica for the tip and processor, my arm muscles thank you.

 Casually approaching the potty training situation, like real casual.  Bennett sits on the potty and expects it to do the work.  "This potty is broken, mom, my poop is not coming out." -Ben

 Kayla and Carly and I enjoying Ted Drewes after a dinner out with our husbands.  Let's all take a second to enjoy the photo bomber behind my head.

 Ben has a buddy!  He and Abe were grooving to the live music at the food trucks last week.  These boys love dancing and hitting things with sticks.

 Kristen and Kim came through St Louis and stopped for a visit.  The kids wanted to keep Kim and I think the feelings were mutual.  She graciously played with them, took a tour of their room and read countless books with them while Kristen and I caught up.

 Kristen and Sarah (and new baby, Olivia) after we visited.  Bennett photo bombed this one hard.

 Bennett at the "sprinkle pad."

 Lakin's diligence to wearing her swimsuit under her cloths finally paid off, the park we visited last Saturday had a splash pad and she was READY.

 Sneaky peek at the kids' new room color.  Maybe the dark color will encourage them to sleep in past 6 AM...

 We joined the Lodge in Des Peres and have been taking full advantage of their outdoor pool.

 Just sassing in her unitard, NBD.

 Julia in a sleep sack = heart explosion.

 Books, books, books.  Been to the library twice a week to keep up with this girl.

 Two goals we're working on with the kids by using bribery and behavior charts.

Sweating in the stroller because, humidity.

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