Wednesday, August 27, 2014

July and August

July was so much fun and a lot going on.  We celebrated the 4th of July with some friends.  The Wernles,Gualandis,Walls,Riekes, and Woodcoxs.  We had them over and let the kids go crazy and eat a lot of junk and play games.  We just sat around and visited while the kids played jenga and jumped on the trampoline and played on the slide.  The we sat out front of our house and watched the fireworks and played with sparklers.  We had such a good time.
We then had the Lightle family reunion.  I don't have a lot of pictures because they are all on my husbands camera.  Anyways we got together at Thom's parent's house for a week of fun and seeing cousins that Ethan and Genenvieve hadn't met yet.  The weather was nice for the most part.  The kids played in a creek and caught fish and crawfish.  We went to Nashville to the farmers market.  The kids did a lot of swimming.  Ethan and Eve were a little worn out.  So much so, that I would stay in my van to let Eve take naps when she fell asleep.  They tried so hard to keep up with the big kids.  We got to take family pics with everyone, so that was cool.  Fun time had by all.
  We had mormon night at Busch stadium in St. Louis, which means we had a whole section of seats just for members.  We got a good price on the tickets.  The little ones had a good time, which kind of suprised me.  The beer guy quit coming around in our section after someone told him we were all mormons.  lol  There is nothing like going to a baseball game.  I love my St. Louis Cardinals!
  Our little Eve turned two on July 27th.  Oh how time has flied.  She loved Frozen at the time, but has since moved on to Minnie Mouse.  She loved all her gifts and the cake of course!  Grandma have her a back pack and I swear she wore it for a week straight.
   During the summer we have what we call the PBJ which is the peanut butter and jam festival where we have live music, food and activities for the kids to play.  This year we went on a day where the reptile guy came and let the kids look at snakes and lizards.  The little ones got their faces painted.  The days we didn't do something in particular we were swimming at the pool.
  August has been a time for preparing Whit for school and Ethan for preschool.  Whit started middle school on the 13th of August and she loves it, especially the food.  I can't believe I have a middle schooler.  Ethan and Eve do miss Whit while she is gone, but they seem to manage without her.
LaurenWernle,Wren Wall, Whitney, PaigeWernle, and Griffen Wall
 Ethan and Eve lovin their little slide
 Just chillin
 the older kids playing jenga
Eve not sure what to think of the sparkler
 Down by the creek at the reunion

 These two are the little buds


 She loves crowns, so I got her one to wear on her bday

 seriously loved that back pack for a week

 I laughed when he came back from the face painting ha ha



May and June

Where has the time gone?  May was pretty busy with Whit's piano recital and Ethan's preschool graduation.  We also celebrated Memorial day at the church with our ward.
June was alot of fun.  Whit got out of school on the fourth and then we were able to just enjoy the nice weather with swimming and picking strawberries with friends.  Highland has what is called the switzerfest where there is rides carny food and a parade.  The little ones really cleaned up with all the candy from the parade.
   We went to splash city with the Gualandi's in June and also went to downtown St. Louis to the  City gardens which had a lot of water fountains for the the kids to play in.  We had Patrice and Brooke Rawson with us.  The kids loved it.

 Piano recital
 Peppermint preschool 3's program
 Memorial Day picnic
 Picking fresh strawberries yum!
 Whit's last day of 5th grade.
 Ethan anxiously waiting for the candy from the Switzerfest parade
 Eve waiting for the parade to start
 First pool day of the summer
 Splash city. Love my little strawberry:)
 City Gardens in downtown St. Louis

Monday, May 12, 2014

April

Another month of fun and madness and we love it!  We have had a month of Easter fun, a birthday, and a Cardinals game.  The weather has finally started to get better, so we have gotten outside every now and again.

We started the month with a visit to the Wernle's farm to check out the piglets.  We also decorated cookies and eggs.  Ethan and Eve got to spend some time with their friends Paige and Emma.

Easter we were able to go down to grandma and grandpa's house.  The easter bunny found us down there and then we had an Easter egg hunt.  I'm a little sad to day that Whitney told us she is too old to hunt for eggs:( so she got to hide them for the little ones instead.  We also went to downtown Nashville and walked around and ate at the Hard Rock Cafe(totally gross food and not worth the money)

Ethan had a birthday.  I can't believe he is 4 years old!  He loves angry birds, so I made him an angry bird cake.  He counted down his birthday all month and that's alot considering his birthday was on the 26th.  He got some toy story stuff and some remote control cars and a ninja turtle.

Thanks to my sis in law Gina, Thom and I were able to go to the Cardinals game.  I love going to games!  I love everything about it, the atmosphere, the food, and watching the players live.  We had so much fun!  I loved being able to spend time with just Thom.  So grateful my kids have their aunt Gina to take care of them and play with them.  While Thom and I have alone time.
 She's not sure what to think of the frosting



 Eve wouldn't touch the piglets.  She's kind of afraid of animals.
 Ethan loved holding the piglet, so cute
 Ethan was a wild driver when he drove this.  Eve barely hung on! ha ha



 She loves her princess crown

 These two wanted to blow bubbles 24/7.  They loved it.
 This is Eve's first hunt that she's been able to actually walk around and find the eggs
Hunting for eggs
 My favorite son and me at the Hard Rock Cafe
 I love the face of grandpa laughing so I had to post this one right outside the gross food cafe
 This sums up my kids lol on Easter Sunday
Take me out to the ball game my friends:):)



Wednesday, April 9, 2014

March

March always seems to be a fun month for me.  Last year I saw Bon Jovi and went to Disney World.  This year was a little more tame, but I had the most awesome 40th birthday.  I also got to spend time with friends during Whitney's spring break.  We also bought a new vehicle!

For my bday, Thom let me sleep in, so he got up with the kids.  Then we went shopping and I got some jewelry,sees candy and a new coach purse.  For dinner, we went to one of my favorite places Peel and then he really surprised me with a party with all my friends.  He did have help from a couple of my friends Leah and Camille.  My in-laws surprised me with flowers and a balloon, so that was cool.  It was one of my best birthdays ever!

Whit has spring break and the weather was too cold to really do anything.  So we went to the mall one day and the that friday was actually a really nice day, so we went to the zoo with some friends.

Then the end of the month we decided we needed a bigger car, so we bought a brand new Chrysler town & Country.  We got a really good deal on it and it was in our price range and monthly payments.  We love it.   The kids love it too.
What a great month!
 So blessed with such great friends:)


 It really was a beautiful day to go to the zoo
 Oh yeah Ethan go glasses too.

 Eve loved the hippos
Love this van! Had all the bells and whistles we wanted and the color is what we liked too.