Sunday, September 20, 2015

Turner County Fair 2015

It's hard to believe this was Liam's 4th fair. The week started out unusually cold, but warmed up and was gorgeous by the end of the week. Liam got to spend time with friends and family all week. And of course, a lot of amazing food was enjoyed. This was the first year we took Liam for wrist band days, where you can enjoy rides unlimited times with your band. Daddy got a wrist band and went with him. I joined them for the ferris wheel. Liam could have done it for days, Mom and Dad were wore out after the afternoon was over. We also went to the Figure 8 races, for the first time as a family. Liam was in heaven. We love our Turner County Fair! 

Liam's 1st Day: Preschool

On Septemeber 9th, Liam started preschool. I'm completely confused at how this is possible. He was so excited to go and still is. He has his occasional moments were he asks to stay home because he will miss us too much. But once he gets there, he loves it. We hear often, how polite and sweet he is. We are glad he chooses to act that way for others, since at age 3 we are seeing a whole lot of that fabulous 3 year old attitude at home. 
Liam loves his teachers and friends. He tells us lots of fun stories about what he does at school. He only goes for 2 hours, 2 days a week; but I miss him like crazy and love to see him when I pick him up. I would be lying if I said I didn't enjoy those hours I have to get things caught up or sit at the coffee shop though. 
Being Liam's mama is hands down the best job ever. And I just adore watching him grow and learn. I'm so proud of how brave and smart you are buddy! I know this year is going to be awesome. We love you! 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Liam Interview

An interview with Liam the day before he started preschool:
Fave food: Schwans Pizza
Fave color: Green
Song: Our God (Chris Tomlin)
What are you scared of: When a storm comes.
What makes you happy: You make me happy, because I love you and God and Daddy. 
Fave thing about dad: When he reads books to me. 
Fave thing about Mom: when you play Disney game with me. 
Fave place to go: the mountains
Favorite toy: fixing the car at the kids museum
Favorite movie: wizard of oz
When I grow up: I want to be the tin man. Then I will help you find your way home mommy. 

Thursday, August 13, 2015


On August 4th, we took Liam to his very first movie. The Minions movie. When we went in to sit down he seemed a little nervous. And he was definitely not sure about the theatre seats. But once the Minions came out and the previews started he was mesmerized. And then Daddy brought in the popcorn and M&Ms and he was in heaven. Now he is all ready for the movie he has been talking about for a year, The Peanuts Movie. He is so excited to go and see it, "when it gets cold outside" as he says. He also stayed through all of the credits at the end, and danced his heart out. Happy memories! 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Gabe turns 4!

Towards the end of April we did a mini camping trip right in Parker, to celebrate Gabe's 4th birthday. Even though we were only blocks away from home, the boys had a blast! It is hard to believe these boys are growing up SO fast! We love our nephew to the moon. 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Spring Picnic

When it finally started to warm up in April, we were itching to be outside. All the time! So when Daddy left us in Chamberlain, while he went to work in Wyoming for a day; we decided to spend the evening having a picnic and playing at the park. I can never get enough of the river and my beautiful hometown, and Liam has become a river lover too. It makes my heart happy to see him love all the things I loved about the river growing up. 

After we got back to Grandma & Papa's house, it was story time before bed. The next night we went for an evening walk to keep us busy until Daddy got back to pick us up and take us home. It was a gorgeous evening. We are always thankful for our time with Grandma & Papa. And the river isn't so bad either! 

Sheep Shearing

In April we got to spend time with our besties, shearing sheep at their family's farm. Well, Max actually helped shear the sheep while Liam and I played. We are so thankful for the Decker family in our lives. We can't wait to do it again next year! 

Goodbye Tonsils

In April Liam had his tonsils and adenoids removed. Our little buddy had always had huge tonsils, but they had started causing lots of trouble. Snoring, trouble breathing when he slept, choking, and waking up exhausted from restless sleep. It was brutal. The 2 weeks of recovery were rough, but SO worth it. We are thankful for and were so blessed by the wonderful staff at Sanford that were so wonderful with our buddy. And to the nurses who sit with crying kids until their parents can get back to them in recovery, you are amazing. Hugging and showing love to someone else's sobbing, terrified, possibly puking and/or snot covered child. Seriously, know I am covering you all in prayer. You are the best. 

Ready to go!
Recovering with Mama.
Headed home. He begged for a cheeseburger and fries. 

Checking the "dinosaur" in our throats after we would check his. 
It was so strange to see him sleep and not hear him snore for the first time in all of his little life!