Ella is 6!

What’s your favorite…

color? Um, pink and purple.

sport? Um, doing cheerleading. (Which she has never done.)

shirt? Um….this one. (silver sweater)

restaurant? Um, Hickory Park.

food? Uuuum (Fent:  Pasta!) Pasta.

treat? Uh. Cake an ice cream.

drink? Uuuum, punch.

weather? Uhhhh snow. And summer.

book? Uhh. Little Red Riding Hood.

toy? Uhhh. I’m thinking. The fairy toy that I got at McDonalds.

animal? Um, my favorite animal is pony.

story from the Bible? Uum, David and Goliath.

letter? Um, E. (Why?) Because it’s the first letter of my name.

Who are your friends? Um, Taliya, Reagan, Nora, PayPay, Livi, Sophie, Sophia, Maverick and Elena.

plant:  Um, flowers.

Are you going to get married when you’re older? No. (Why?) Because…I don’t wanna talk about it.

If you did get married, how old? Uuuuh….as old as you were when you got married.

Who do you think you will marry? If I did get married? (yeah) Uuuum. Well. I don’t know.

What do you want to do for work when you’re bigger? Uh, work with oils.

What was the best part of your life so far? Uuum. Turning 6. (Why?) Because I was so excited for it!

Is there new stuff can you do now that you’re 6? Um. Smell different flowers? Hehe!

What will you be able to do when you turn 7? Pick a different favorite food!

Who’s cooler – Mom or Dad? Uhhhhh (Fent:  Ki-Ki. I mean me!) MOM.

What do you want to teach Ki while you’re 6? Tuh obey.

What do you want to teach Fenty while you’re 6? Tuh obey.

What do you want to teach Paisley while you’re 6? Tuh grow up faster. (Me:  noooo!) What! You grow when you sleep. So I’m gonna make her sleep so she grows.

How old will you be when you start driving a car? Mmmm teenager. Because Aunt Tina can drive and she’s a teenager.

What field trips do you want to go on this year? Uuuuum. I wanna go to….California! To see Uncle Jeffrey.

Anything else you want to add? Uh, no I was getting tired of this anyway.

Happy Birthday Bro!

Dear, sweet little FentFry,

You are such an adorable little guy. Such a little lover. You really love giving kisses. A couple days ago I said I loved you and you walked over and gave me a kiss. It was awesome.

You love having a rag and wiping everything down. You like chewing on cloth. You can be found walking around with a sock hanging out of your mouth.

You are a blanket boy. When I get you up from bed, you are often holding your blanket. You are really attached to your Wubbanub plug.  You like to hold your plug while you nurse and suck on it a little multiple times in the middle of nursing.

You point! I love it, so cute. You also reach for people to pick you up. When I open your door after nap, you’re often reaching for me and get excited. You are also a little stinker. You pick who you want to hold you based on how easily they will let you down. You like to be on the go.

You are a climber. You love to be with people. You love playing with Ki and Ella. Ki is an awesome big brother and loves to play with you. Ella is learning to be a great big sister and getting so cute!

Birthday breakfast in Minnesota!








Dinner with Morgans







If you give a mouse a cookie…

We had Elle’s 2nd birthday party last Saturday. I didn’t do a ton and it was pretty fun! I made a bunch of chocolate chip cookies and has milk and chocolate milk and cake. We had some crayons and paper and cups with silly straws. And we played outside a lot. :) It was one of the easiest, yet most fun birthday parties we’ve had thanks to the glorious weather!

Here are some pictures of our day.

Ella’s pal, ‘Bido’ Viggo

jumping on the tramp with Reagan and Eli

That’s a cute nephew I have!

Viggo chillin’. I didn’t notice the background until I was editing it. Haha!

Aunt Tina and Taliya chalking

chatting with Reagan

the swingers 😉 Lydia, Raul & Rowan, Jess, Payton

Reagan, Ella and Viggo. Cracks. me. up.

more chalking

swinging with Aunt Jaime


cake time!


loving all things girls :)

a smidge overwhelmed…

sweet big brother!

love him.

She left the trampoline to hold him. :) She looooves holding her “Baby Weed.’

We love Elephant and Piggy books. Ki likes this present of Ella’s too!

Ki got the camera. This is typical of Mike’s posing.

Thanks everyone who come and showered Ella in love! She had a blast!

Happy Birthday Ella Novelia!!

Today was Ella’s birthday. She is SO cute! I can’t believe she is two already. And that it was snowy when she was born and today we were outside in t-shirts and sweatshirts. I’ll have to write about her at 2 years in a few days. For now, here’s our day.

We started the day off with a trip to Hy-Vee. I decided to start the new tradition of getting a balloon for each year on birthdays. Ki thinks it’s cool, but feels slightly jipped from his last birthday. 😉 I picked a yellow and pink for her (they seem to be her fav’s). She let Ki have the yellow. So sweet. We snagged some donuts and headed home. (Side note, I’m glad neither of my kids can make it through a whole donut! Ki ate around the edge of half of his. Ella probably ate about half hers in randomly placed chunks.)

A new trick instructed by Ki.

We went over to Troy’s for lunch with them and some friends. Got a little baby snuggling in.  I guess we’ll need to start calling it Troy and Reid’s now. :) Reid is so sweet!

These two are SO cute together!

She LOVES babies. Also, this may be my new favorite picture.

Then we headed home for a nap. After nap Ella got to open her presents.

She really likes it. :)

Ki worked hard and saved up his money to buy Ella a present. All his idea. He is such a sweet big brother. He got her the microphone.

And we went outside and played.

Just proof that I was there…

Listening to Mandi sing Happy Birthday to her. (She tells everybody ‘Happy Birthday tooooo!’)

Dad is clever.

They figured this one out on their own. She was having a blast.

And inside for some puzzling.

Happy Birthday little Muffin!!! Hope you had a special day. :)