a fun friday night of soccer!
a different kind of soccer on saturday morning. she’s back on the field!
getting warmed up.
kenley played really well on the larger field. we’re excited for this season.
the rest of our saturday was spent celebrating lucas and sliding down this monstrosity! we had entirely too much fun.
celebrating ten years of tracy being a mom.
quick break from the water slide.
a nice little catch up session this morning.
we spent the morning at animal kingdom.
dinosaur! unfortunately, crosby wasn’t feeling up for it today.
on to the next ride!
checking out the water buffaloes.
homework time for everyone.
we had a crazy, busy weekend! how was yours?
threatening skies following our lunch date.
the ugames closing ceremony where kenley got to show off her newly acquired karate skills!
celebrating heather’s birthday at drive shack!
happy birthday to this girl.
look at that sky!
our run turned into a walk, and we were all ok with that.
another saturday with all the coffee.
piyo at the y.
celebrating michelle & dan’s 40th birthdays on saturday night.
love these mamas!
happy birthday michelle!
the baby face lives on!
sunday playdate with sagan!
we had a busy weekend celebrating lots of birthdays! it was the perfect way to end june and welcome july.
how was your weekend?
On Saturday morning, I watched the sun rise from an airplane on the way to Indianapolis. I landed around 8:30am and immediately got the day started!
My oldest friend is having a baby and I got to celebrate with her! It was so good to see Lisa, her family, and some friends from high school and IU.
After the shower, we headed back to my parents’ house to celebrate my grandma’s birthday! She didn’t know that I would be in town, so it was a fun surprise!
Michael brought some of his favorite beers and conducted a beer tasting class for us! We ended the night playing the horse racing game with some friends.
After losing an hour of sleep, we headed to Cafe Patachou for brunch, complete with pomegranate prosecco!
After brunch, we headed to Topgolf for an afternoon of golfing. We had so much fun!
We ended the day visiting with Celeste and Meghann! It was so good to see them and catch up!
I hopped on the 5:30am flight on Monday morning and headed back to Orlando. It was weird traveling alone, but it was nice to be able to bounce around the city for two days and see so many people, both friends and family! I am so happy to have been able to celebrate baby Richards and my grandma’s birthday.
Until next time, Indy! Thanks for the great weekend!
we started the weekend celebrating crosby’s 4th birthday on friday!
early morning miles with the girls on saturday, followed by boot camp.
we had so much fun celebrating this sweet boy on saturday.
hanging with the birthday boy!
matching monster cookie for the cookie monster.
date night on saturday at epcot for the food & wine festival.
sporting our finisher shirts!
we found more friends.
giant pretzel in germany!
we were the very last people on spaceship earth for the night.
despite the rain, we had so much fun.
after epcot closed, we jumped on the monorail to head to magic kingdom.
we finally got onto the seven dwarfs mine train and it was so great! apparently 11:30pm is the time to go to beat the crowds.
he stayed in his pajamas until about 3pm today, playing with legos.
we celebrated the kids’ birthdays with some special friends tonight.
we had a busy weekend.greg and i stayed out way too late on saturday night, but it was a great last weekend of october. we actually had fall weather too!
how was your weekend?
Crosby is four years old today! I know it seems like I say this every year, but I’m not sure how this is possible. He is quickly changing from a toddler to a little boy. He’s fun-loving, ornery, wild, and loves to give hugs.
The biggest change from in the last few months is that Crosby has started at a new school! This was an abrupt decision after the school year started, but we couldn’t be happier with the surprising turn of events. We love his new school, new teachers, and new friends. We had our first parent-teacher conference last week and he’s doing so well. The Gilbertson children thrive when they are in a routine and on a schedule. Crosby had been without a solid routine for majority of the summer and into the start of the school year and his behavior wasn’t great. After a few weeks getting into a good routine at his new school, he’s been doing so well.
I will let Crosby tell you a little bit about himself with our birthday interview.
What is your name? Crosby
How old are you? Four
What is your favorite thing to do? Play outside with Kenley
What do you want to be when you grow up? An officer and fight bad guys
What is your favorite food? Pancakes
Who do you like to spend your time with? Kenley
What do you do really well? Jumper
What makes you laugh? Kenley in the bathroom saying poop
What is the best time of day? Me and Kenley playing inside our house
What are you afraid of? A bear eating my head
Who is your best friend? Kenley
What do you like to do with your family? Play toys
What do you love to learn about? School
Where do you like to go? With Kenley to church
What is your favorite book? Dracula’s Last Birthday
If you had one wish, what would it be? I wish I would be a witch
What is your favorite color? Red and orange
What is your favorite TV show? Paw Patrol
What is your favorite animal? Uh, I don’t like animals
What is your favorite movie? Cars
What is your favorite drink? Strawberry daiquiri (still reliving vacation over here)
What is your favorite holiday? Halloween
What is your favorite restaurant? Chic-fil-a
What is your favorite place to go? I like to go to my school
What is your favorite song? Uh, I don’t know
What is the best part about school? Playing in Lions (his classroom)
What is your favorite cereal? The pink cereal (very berry Cheerios)
What is your favorite snack? Cheese and crackers
What do you like to take to bed? Clean movies
What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play on the play set
What is your favorite fruit? Grapes
What is your favorite ice cream? Vanilla, I mean chocolate
What is your favorite outfit? The one that I am wearing (pajamas)
Where do you live? Florida
What is your favorite sport? I don’t know
Crosby is hilarious. Not a day goes by that Greg and I aren’t cracking up about something he does or says. He loves to give hugs and knows no stranger…though we frequently talk about stranger danger. He also loves Legos. He has a very creative mind and will build and re-build creations all day long. He’s also very symmetrical when he’s building with Legos. He will tell you all about the car, spaceship, rocket, boat, or plane that he’s built. He has a long list of things that he is going to do when he’s four years old, like play soccer again and ride his two wheel bike with pedals. I’ll keep you posted on how both of those things go.
Happy birthday Crosby Martin!
Kenley Dee is six years old today! I will let her tell you a little bit about herself with her annual birthday interview.
What is your name? Kenley
How old are you? 5, I mean 6!
What is your favorite thing to do? Going on roller coasters
What do you want to be when you grow up? A hotel keeper (Can you tell we’ve been traveling?)
What is your favorite food? Donuts
Who do you like to spend your time with? Caelyn and Caleb
What do you do really well? Jumping on the couch
What makes you laugh? When daddy tickles me
What is the best time of the day? I don’t know. Afternoon because you don’t nap in the afternoon
What are you afraid of? Monsters under my bed
Who is your best friend? Kyler
What do you like to do with your family? Go on roller coasters
What do you like to learn about? That you have to listen
Where do you like to go? Amusement park
What is your favorite book? The spooky spooky book
If you had one wish what would it be? To hug Mommy and Daddy 100 times in the night
What is your favorite color? Purple and pink
What is your favorite TV show? Sophia the First
What is your favorite animal? Zebra
What is your favorite movie? Trolls
What is your favorite drink? Strawberry daiquiri (She still thinks we’re on vacation).
What is your favorite holiday? Halloween
What is your favorite restaurant? Wendy’s
What is your favorite place to go? Kyler’s house
What is your favorite song? Fight Song (Rachel Platten)
What is the best part about school? Playing computers
What is your favorite cereal? The square things (Frosted Mini Wheats)
What is your favorite snack? Muffins
What do you like to take to bed? Minnie!
What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play hide and go seek
What is your favorite fruit? Grapes with no seeds in it
What is your favorite ice cream? Mint chip
What is your favorite outfit? Dress, a long long dress
Where do you live? (says street name), I mean Florida, United States
What is your favorite sport? Soccer
Kenley started gymnastics at the beginning of the summer and has really enjoyed it. She’s taking a little break now with the craziness of October, but we’re planning to start it back up again soon. She also just finished her soccer season. This was the first season with goalies, so it was a little more challenging. She had a great time despite missing a couple games due to the hurricane and our trips.
The transition to kindergarten has gone really well. We meet with her teacher next week for our first parent/teacher conference. It’s hard to believe she’ll get her first report card this week! She really likes school, her teacher, and recess. She’s been making new friends but also mentions that she misses her friends from her old school (who all go to different elementary schools now). I sometimes forget that we are “elementary school” parents. It doesn’t quite seem possible! I am excited to get involved with the school this year.
Happy birthday sweet girl!
Happy Friday! I cannot believe it’s the last Friday in October. Where did this month go? I am not loving that, but here is what am loving this week.
o n e
Brand new babies! The Jenkinsons welcomed their third baby this week, a boy! I was able to visit them at the hospital and snuggle him the next day. Gosh, newborns are so sweet! Welcome to the party Lincoln, October is the best month!
t w o
We finished the Gilbo birthday celebrations this week with Crosby’s birthday on Thursday. How in the world is he three years old?! We had an action packed day, but it began with a donut which is the best way to start the day.
t h r e e
Another fun thing about Thursday was the Fall Festival at the kids’ school! It’s such a fun day for the kids and they had so much fun getting into their costumes again.
f o u r
We are definitely not Cubs or Indians fans, but what a fun World Series this is! Game three is tonight at Wrigley which I am sure is going to be insane!! We are rooting for a good series and exciting games and I think we’ll definitely get that.
Don’t forget to check out what Misha is loving this week!
Have a great weekend!