Friday, April 21, 2017

Lemonade Days & Life Lately


Last night, we went to a little fair in Dunwoody called Lemonade Days.

We took Ryan for the first time last year when he was big enough to only ride rides with us and Natalie was only 2 months old!

This year, our friends Steph and Dustin and their two kiddos met us there and we all had the best time watching the kids have so much fun!

I also got to see a number of my old students since I used to teach just a few miles away. They were all so sweet and BIG! I love when taller-than-me middle school boys still excitedly shout "MRS. NELSEN!" when they see me out and about. I sure miss those kids!



Doing a first ride dance apparently, hah! Matt snuck this one.

This was Natalie's first ride! And love sweet Ryan, he hopped right up to the stationary bench while Natalie was flapping away to get on a horse. Matt let Ryan know that the bench wouldn't move and brought him up to a horse too, but love his contented little personality to just hop right up and wait for the ride to start no matter whether he's on one of the fun animals or not. :)

Fun House fun!

This little lady can't wait for next year when she'll get to ride everything too!

"Can you two boys smile for a picture real quick?!" #toddlerposing #overhere

Natalie having a dramatic moment when she thought we weren't going on the ride- hah! That girl.

Peek!

I've been thinking so much lately about how LITTLE Ryan still is. Especially when I'm around other kids who have grown up so much and so fast (like my former students). I love this sweet, little age!

Give this girl all the adventure. Sitting on Daddy's shoulders totally counts as a ride. ;)

King of Pops (and milk) ;) for the WIN!


In other news, Ryan had his first dentist appointment this week and did GREAT! I was so proud of him and the ladies there were impressed with how well he did for his age! Sweet buddy.
The stickers were an accessory added in the car on the way. ;)

And a few more random pictures from our week:
Between setting up the baby's room and Ryan's big boy room, we have a package at our door every other day it seems. We're big fans of online shopping and bubble wrap in our house. :)

Post park hydration before we headed home for naps... And to be clear, they both wore pants at the park. 

Ryan got these little dinosaurs in his Easter basket and loves lining them all up and lets Natalie play with them too, even though her favorite thing to do with them is put them in her mouth. :)

This was so cute and hilarious but Ryan was sharing his popsicle with Natalie one night when she crawled around for another bite and stood up on her own and surprised the both of them!

The previous owner's of our home told us that a King snake lived in the rocks behind the pool, but we never saw it until last week. It was big! But apparently they're harmless and helpful so we watched it crawl across the patio and into the grass and left it alone.

And then Papa went to his truck and snuck in this pretend snake and dropped it right by us and mom and I screamed. hahah. That Papa.



Look closely and you'll see that the open-mouth smile is a hereditary trait passed down from my mom. ;)

Fickle Pickle dinner with our other favorite Papa!
:)

We took a trip to Homegoods last week to pick out some things for Ryan's big boy room and Ryan's "picks" were hilarious. He thought this helmet would be a great addition to his big boy room.
Have I mentioned I love TWO?!


We leave tomorrow morning for Chattanooga!! We cannot wait. Hopefully the weather will cooperate for us, but even if it doesn't, we'll make the most of a fun family vacation for the four of us! Next year's trip will include another little one- crazy!

Hope you all have a great weekend!

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Easter Weekend & 30 Weeks


This weekend was so much fun. We played hard and crashed hard Sunday night. I would repeat the whole weekend again if we could!



Saturday Morning Egg Hunt:
I was 30 weeks on Saturday and was attempting to help Natalie with her first egg hunt but couldn't bend over to pick up the eggs fast enough so the sweet thing didn't end up with any! haha, luckily Ryan shared annnd she didn't know the difference. ;)

Ryan and Riley- such a pair these two. They get SO excited to see each other every time we're together.
Posing with Aunt KK!

Natalie with her Papa. She loves her Papa!

Checking out the loot

Cousin pic!

Easter Sunday Brunch:
Natalie's cheesy grin and Ryan's strong attempt to smile with his teeth together 😂

Mimi and Papa with the grandkids! (Ryan mid-spin)
(Natalie annoyed that Papa is holding her hand down from her mouth) 😂

And 3/4 looking/smiling! 

Pretty strong improvement from last year's grandkid photo:
😂😂😂


Meeting the Easter Bunny

Look mom, I just stood up in my high chair! 😳😆 #soproud

Golf cart ride!
Natalie was so excited to be reunited with me and kept flapping her arms and repeating, "Dada! Dada! Dada!" The joy was there even if the name is always wrong 😜

Love this silly guy

These two have been holding hands quite a bit lately- they are so cute together!

The only thing that would make it even cuter is if they weren't cousins. 😜


Sunday Afternoon:
After naps, we opened Easter baskets and then my family came over for dinner and a little egg hunt in the yard!
Closing their eyes while they wait for their baskets to come out...
...and Tal knowing there's something for him too, hah

Matt and Ryan sampling a peep
Natalie and Nonna!
And Natalie, Nonna and Noah (that's a mouthful, hah!)

Bringing down the eggs!

Papa and Jeremy discovered a poor baby bunny in the overflow area of the pool. Luckily Ryan didn't see it!

Waiting for the next round of eggs to be hidden :)

Gigi practiced walking with Natalie while the boys searched for eggs :)
We all thought she was going to take her first step! Sweet love was so cute and careful.



Group pic where Tal missed the memo on which way to face

Hope you all had a Happy Easter!

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