Monday, January 31, 2011


my oldest turned four last week.  she seems so much older to me at times, i need to remind myself that she is still just a little girl.  i think part of the reason why lilly seems so old to me is because she is my oldest child, with her i am always pushing her to be more grown up and independent.  i push her because i know she can do it, she is a very bright, sweet, loving little girl!  
lilly the birthday princes:)
lilly wanted a princes themed party,  she helped me make the cake and was so proud of it.

lilly with the elrick cousins:)

lilly with her Godparents.

lilly with the pingel cousins:)

a few things that lilly loves to do are;
draw people, she can make a circle for the head and puts a face in the center with eyes, a nose and a mouth, she then attaches arms and legs to the circle!
she is learning the alphabet, she can pick out the letters if we ask her where they are!
she is also learning numbers,
loves barbies, playing her leapster, playing with the new family kitten, her brothers, her cousins,.. oh and anything with princesses!


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011

growing fast.

i have been thinking about how i wanted to write this for about a week or so now. i decided that it's just something i have to do and hopefully i'll be able to write it down the same way it's in my head. my baby grey rolled over from belly to back last week on tuesday at my mom's house while i was at work. i am upset that i missed it but i think the thing that was keeping me from sharing this more then wonderful news about this milestone that he has accomplished is that he is just three months old. he can already hold his head up and sit in the bumbo, smiles, laughs and now he roles. i truly am proud of this newest little man of mine, but on the other hand it makes me a little sad. he is growing up way to fast. i am really happy with the pace max is growing at, i am able praise him for the things he does for a good amount of time before he moves onto the next thing. with baby grey i am realizing things are going to be very different.  please, i don't want to be misunderstood that i am not happy, because i am, so, so very happy that my youngest is doing all of these great things:) i would like to end the post with a Way to Go baby grey!!! your dad and i are so proud of you:)
baby grey sitting in his bumbo:)

here comes big brother max!

max joining baby grey on the floor:)

max is the best big brother any little boy could ask for:)

max teaching grey the little people farm animals.   it is the cutest thing, he goes through each one.

he holds each one up for his little brother to look at, then moves on to the next:)

baby grey is loving this attention from his big brother max:)

they are going to learn so much from each other.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011


this morning i woke to max yelling uuuuuuuuuup just like every other morning.  i walked into his room reached into his crib to get him and he looked right at me and said MAMA!  as clear as could be MAMA! today is my 28th birthday.... this is the best birthday gift a mom can get:)  

Friday, January 7, 2011

The New Year.

we celebrated new years eve up north this year! grandma and grandpa elrick, the kilgas family and our family all brought in the new year together:) 

the little kids making a fort on the bunk beds.

the bigger kids and baby grey watching a movie in grandma and grandpa room:)

this is such a funny picture because grandma and lilly are smiling so nice... evan on the other hand was just about to yell "it so cold on my back!"

nick and me.
baby grey all decked out!

max and his new year hat:)

max and grandpa elrick.

max making sure grandpa is smiling for the picture.

lilly and grandma elrick:)

a family new years picture.

it was a great weekend we had a tun of fun and all of the kids got along the entire weekend.  oh, and i surprisingly stayed up late two nights in a row. 

Happy 2011 Everyone! 

Thursday, January 6, 2011

packer game.

for sundays big game nick had the kids all decked out in packer apparel.  he even found a hat for max... it didn't stay on for to long:)
max in his little cap.

all three just hanging out on the couch:)  they are getting so big!

lilly thinking she needs protect baby grey from his big brother max.... and all he wanted was to kiss his little brother on the head,  he is really so sweet to his little brother. 

lilly and baby grey.
if you don't follow football the packers ended up winning on sunday, that made nick think kids clothes are a good luck charm:)  so my guess is they will be wearing the same thing this sunday.