my weekend in photos

Untitled

we started the weekend celebrating crosby’s 4th birthday on friday!

Untitled

early morning miles with the girls on saturday, followed by boot camp.

Untitled

we had so much fun celebrating this sweet boy on saturday.

Untitled

hanging with the birthday boy!

Untitled

friends.

Untitled

matching monster cookie for the cookie monster.

Untitled

date night on saturday at epcot for the food & wine festival.

Untitled

sporting our finisher shirts!

Untitled

we found more friends.

Untitled

giant pretzel in germany!

Untitled

we were the very last people on spaceship earth for the night.

Untitled

despite the rain, we had so much fun.

Untitled

after epcot closed, we jumped on the monorail to head to magic kingdom.

Untitled

so magical!

Untitled

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.

Untitled

he stayed in his pajamas until about 3pm today, playing with legos.

Untitled

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?

Four Years Older

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.

Untitled
Untitled

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

Untitled

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.

Untitled

Happy birthday Crosby Martin!

6 Years Old!

Kenley Dee is six years old today! I will let her tell you a little bit about herself with her annual birthday interview.

Untitled

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

Untitled

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.

Untitled

Happy birthday sweet girl!

Friday I’m in Love 

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!

Untitled

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.

Untitled

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.

Untitled

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.

***

Friday I'm in Love Linky Party

Don’t forget to check out what Misha is loving this week!

Have a great weekend!

Three Years Old

Crosby Martin is three years old today!

img_6755

This boy is the perfect mix of sweet and ornery. He sure went out with a bang on these terrible twos. The past couple of weeks it seems that he has lost his listening ears many times, but when he’s not causing trouble, he is just a sweet boy. He loves to cuddle and give hugs (many times to complete strangers). He is fun-loving and is absolutely hilarious. The morning after we went to Legoland he came straight into our room from his room (at 7:30am, I might add) and started singing “Everything is awesome!“. Not only did we think it was hilarious and awesome, he sure did too.

img_6752

Crosby is an active little boy. He loves to run and jump. You can always find him jumping on the couch, from the couch to the ottoman, on the trampoline, from his bed to the floor, and anywhere he can get some air. I love this picture because I feel it perfectly captures him at this age. Climbing and hanging on something, then jumping right off. Without fail, every single day we threaten him with “do you want to go to the hospital today?” The answer is always “no” and it usually causes him to stop doing whatever it is for a brief moment. Whenever he puts on his tennis shoes, he says he’s going to go “run really fast” and he does. He sure has a lot of energy!

He’s doing very well in school and is learning so much! He’s been practicing his days of the week and months of the year thanks to special songs during circle time. He knows exactly when his birthday is and does a great job with his letters. He is getting better with his counting and can usually make it to 20 with no problems. His speech is not nearly as clear as Kenley’s was at this age and he still has a lisp, but overall his speech is very good.

I wanted to continue with the tradition from Kenley’s third birthday, so I asked Crosby the same questions in a little interview. It’s funny to see their answers side by side. We also read Kenley’s answers back to her this week and she thought they were hilarious.

What is your name? Crosby Gilbertson
How old are you? Three
What is your favorite thing to do? Play with my fire truck
What do you want to be when you grow up? A garbage man
What is your favorite food? Grapes
Who do you like to spend your time with? Kenley
What do you do really well? Play with toys
What makes you laugh? Knocking stuff down
What is the best time of day? Singing ABCs
What are you afraid of? Um, a monster
Who is your best friend? Kenley
What do you like to do with your family? Play with all the toys and give them away
What do you love to learn about? Poopy
Where do you like to go? Chic-fil-A
What is your favorite book? The pumpkin book
If you had one wish, what would it be? A surprise

I love that he absolutely adores his sister, even though he loves to torment her most days. I am also not surprised that “poopy” came up in his interview because he talks about this daily. He thinks it’s hilarious. We don’t. Their class has a parade on Monday and they all got to choose which community helpers to be. Crosby, of course, chose sanitation worker, so we got him a cute little yellow vest. He loves garbage trucks!

img_6749

3 years notes
Weight – 33-34 pounds, we’ll see at the doctor today
Height – TBD
Hair – Blondish brownish and in serious need of a haircut
Teeth – A full set of 20
Eyes – Brown
Clothes – 3T; size 9 shoes
Diapers – Size 2T/3T undies
Likes – Legos, especially his new fire truck, reading books, trains, construction vehicles, garbage trucks, Batman, Batman gummy vitamins, saying “cheese” for pictures, tormenting Kenley, trucks, cars, running, being silly, saying “poopy”, using the word “poop” to describe anything, jumping, sleeping in, riding his balance bike, going to the park, swimming, sharks, pancakes
Dislikes – throwing up, getting woken up in the morning, getting into trouble

***

Happy birthday C-man! We love you so much!

Crosby’s amazing photos are by Dearly Photography! I can’t wait to share the rest!

my weekend in photos

Untitled

heather and i ran and enjoyed some cool temperatures for five miles on saturday morning. i wore my long sleeves and our run ended at starbucks, so already our day was off to a good start.

Untitled

crosby and hudson warming up before the girls’ soccer game.

Untitled

crosby said “it’s so freezing!”

Untitled

the little monsters had their last soccer game of the season on saturday. they played awesome and kenley scored another goal! they had such a great season and kenley improved vastly from last season.

Untitled

saturday afternoon, we headed to legoland for brick or treat! the kids got to wear their halloween costumes and looked incredible! i have a lot of photos from the day, so i will share more soon!

Untitled

crosby and his buddy huck are only seven days apart so we got to celebrate his third birthday this morning at the park!

Untitled

the coolest roller slide!

Untitled

running off some energy and enjoying the perfect weather.

Untitled

celebrating these two with pizza and cupcakes.

Untitled

super heroes!

Untitled

super friends!

***

we had some ups and downs this weekend, but overall it was great! the weather was gorgeous and we continued the birthday celebrations. 

how was your weekend?

Friday I’m in Love

Happy Friday!

o n e

I think it’s safe to say we love birthdays this week! We have had a great eight days celebrating three birthdays and this week was no exception. Kenley turned five on Wednesday. Yes, FIVE! We are looking forward to one more birthday next week when it’s time to celebrate C-man!

t w o

On Kenley’s birthday, the kids went on their first field trip of the year! This was also Crosby’s first field trip. Greg and I tagged along to make it a family affair. We drove separately to enjoy some quiet time together while the kids rode the bus. Between Kenley turning five and Crosby being old enough to ride the bus to his first field trip, I was on the verge of tears all day. We went to Green Meadows Petting Farm and had so much fun! I have so many pictures to share, so I will share more next week.

Untitled

Untitled

t h r e e

Kenley’s only request for her birthday this year was a cash register, so after some research, I decided on the Learning Resources Pretend & Play Teaching Cash Register. This thing is awesome! I really had no idea what all it did, but it is very educational. There are some great features like quizzes on addition, subtraction, and coin recognition. I think both kids will really get a lot out of this purchase, which makes this mama happy!

f o u r

We tried something new this week! Hello Fresh. A friend sent us a free box so we did the family plan this week and had two meals. The first meal was quickest mac & cheese with spinach, tomato, and cheesy breadcrumbs and our second meal was mega meatball marinara with creamy polenta, zucchini, and mozzarella cheese. Both meals were really good and I really loved getting something new that I didn’t have to think about planning, shopping, or prepping.

***

What are you loving this week?

Friday I'm in Love Linky Party

 

*this post contains affiliate links.