(Photo taken by my super talented photographer friend, Jenn!)
First, I have to apologize… this is an extremely photo laden post. I haven’t neglected to take pictures over the past month, but I have neglected to upload them to Dine & Dish. Thank you to all of you who have emailed me, telling me how you’ve missed my pictures. It’s nice to know you care about these! A special thanks to my big brother, Mike, for calling and giving me the nudge to get them up here. So, this very long, very long, very long post is for you, Mike! Love you!
(I’m also so glad to have Totally Rad Lab photoshop editing plugin on my side. Editing these pics didn’t take nearly as long as it should have thanks to my fave editing tool!) OK… now on to the pictures!
May 14th: A precious site to this book loving mama…my son, deeply engrossed in a book!
May 15th: Leah has always been very interested in what I’m doing in the kitchen. I love that at the age of 3 she can crack an egg like a pro!
May 16th: A cool site over the ball fields tonight. I love hot air balloon season!
May 17th: My friend Jennifer stopped by while Leah and I were outside. She snapped some pictures of the kids wishing our old neighbor, RJ, a happy birthday! Laurie & Rich – we miss you!!
May 18th: Kelly and a couple of her friends at Field Day!
May 19: My current favorite color combination… yellow and grey! (Purse, Charming Charlies, shoes…Target)
May 20th: I recently lost a lot of weight (almost 30 pounds!) and had the joy of getting rid of a bunch of clothes that no longer fit! It felt great (although I was a little disgusted by the sheer amount of clothes I have)!
May 21: Ella and her Kindergarten teacher on the last day of school!
May 22: Another year gone and now I have a preschooler, 1st grader, 3rd grader and 5th grader! Time needs to freeze.
May 23rd: Many a summer day will be spent with helmet head because of bike riding!
May 24th: We spent the afternoon at the park. Jacob and I reading, the girls playing. (This is the reflection of the tree above us on the iPad I was reading on.)
May 25th: We started off our summer with a trip to the Emergency Room after Houdini Leah climbed on top of the countertop, reached up high and got into the liquid Benadryl (and through the childproof lid). Luckily, she was fine… just very very tired. Still, scared me terribly!
May 26th: To start summer off with a bang, the older 2 girls and I went to get pedicures. Ella couldn’t stop laughing, she was so ticklish on her feet!
May 27th: Happy 6th birthday to Ella!
May 28th: A huge Memorial Day flag tribute! Thank you to all who serve and who have served. We appreciate your sacrifice.
May 29th: I love this coffee mug (and my Keurig!)
May 30th: Marked “paint water bottles” off our Summer Bucket List!
May 31st: The life of a food blogger isn’t always gourmet cooking and big meals. Tonight, in between ball games, we had yogurt for dinner!
June 1st: We celebrated National Doughnut Day at our favorite local doughnut shop!
June 3rd: My broken toes have finally healed and I was able to get back to running again, after a way too long of hiatus. It felt good to get back out there again, but man…it’s amazing how quickly you get out of shape!
June 4th: Ella’s friend birthday party was today. The kids had a lot of fun on the water slide we rented for the occasion!
June 6th: I taught Kelly how to make French Toast today, and she rocked it. This was some of the best French Toast I’ve ever had!
June 7th: Jacob has been in a bit of a batting slump this season, so I took him and a friend to the batting cages to practice. I loved this picture of his sisters cheering him on as he faced the machine.
June 8th: This issue of Fast Company Magazine was a great one (and I loved reading it poolside). I think the shine from CeeLo’s teeth and bling helped to give me a tan!
June 9th & 10th: Saturday morning at 11am we decided to head to Branson for the weekend (another summer bucket list item). We were packed and ready to go within 30 minutes. It was a fun, spontaneous weekend away! The kind summer memories are made of.
June 11th: This picture is from the cutest little mini golf place in all of Kansas City. Our #BlogKC group had our June meetup here, playing mini-golf and chatting about photography. If you are a blogger in the Kansas City area and want to join, let me know! We’d love to have you.
June 12th: Garage dance party on a rare day where all 4 kids were getting along!
June 13th: I love iced coffee. That is all.
June 14th: And Leah loves cherries!
June 15th: Rock star Kelly. Love this girl but wish she’d stop looking so grown up!
June 16th: I had to get some work done tonight. I’m glad to know my place of work has a pretty lenient beverage policy.
OK…whew. You all still there? I know that was a lot of pictures and I promise right now to not get that far behind again! Thanks for sharing in our life through pictures. I appreciate you being here.