catch the moment: week 8

Our bitter cold and snowy February has continued on. Saturday we got the most snow we’ve seen all season – about 6 inches! My best friend in Nashville got some bad weather Friday night too, so with that combination I followed my gut and canceled our yearly girls-only weekend. I was super, super, super sad about it but made the best of the weekend anyway (after pouting all day Friday). The really fun, good, exciting news is that the boys got a new bed – a bunk bed! I am going to write a separate post about it and share a few pictures of their reaction and whatnot. It’s been really fun to watch their excitement about it, which has yet to wear off.

050/365: Thursday, February 19th. Bunk bed day! This was one of the many expressions on Theo’s face as he walked into his room to discover their new bed. As a parent, sometimes moments and your children’s reactions in certain situations are disappointing. Their reactions did not disappoint one bit. I was so happy, sharing in their joy and excitement.


051/365: Friday, February 20th. Dinner out at Cheddar’s. 02-20-2015

052/365: Saturday, February 21st. Our friend Layton turned 3! One good thing about me staying home was that I was still able to make it to his birthday party at 3pm. The roads were surprisingly clear by then, once we got off of neighborhood streets. We were all laughing because Layton wouldn’t wait for us to finish singing before blowing out his candle.02-21-2015

053/365: Sunday, February 22nd. Last minute playdates are the best! My friend was bored after her husband had been gone a few days on a ski trip and brought her kids over to play. So fun…I only wish they lived down the street instead of 45+ minutes away.02-22-2015

054/365: Monday, February 23rd. We had just gotten home and were waiting on Nana and Pop Pop to stop by to check out the boys’ new bed. What else would we be doing but playing Legos!?02-23-2015

055/365: Tuesday, February 24th. As much as I hate winter, I have to admit that it’s kind of pretty sometimes. Like out in the country where there are no 6′ tall piles of freshly plowed dirty snow. 02-24-2015

056/365: Wednesday, February 25th. A little coloring before school.02-25-2015So it turned out to be a pretty good week all in all. Everyone’s genuine smiles on day 52 might make that photo my favorite. I also like that winter scene. Which one do you like best?




catch the moment: week 7

I’ve been cautiously happy all winter long because our “winter” hasn’t been very white at all. We’ve even been able to go to the park and play outside a couple of times. Last year was so brutal that I have been pleasantly surprised day after day, week after week, and month after winter month that has gone by. Well….winter finally decided to show up here in Central Indiana. Arctic temps, snow, school closings and delays…you name it.  I am taking comfort in knowing that Spring is {technically} only 4 weeks away!

Linking up with Mindi at Stavish Stills Photography, Carrie at My Life, Our Journey, and Stephanie at Behind the Camera and Dreaming.  It’s never to late to join in or start your own 365.

043/365: Thursday, February 12th.  Since we learned a couple of years ago about the dangers of children wearing puffy coats in carseats, I always keep blankets in the car for the boys. I snapped this quick picture of Dexter snuggling with his warm crocheted blanket at school drop-off. 02-12-2015

044/365: Friday, February 13th. We had a little friend over and made a party of our Friday night with Valentine’s crafts and cookie decorating. What a mess, but WHAT FUN!02-13-2015

045/365: Saturday, February 14th. LOVE. Two of my favorite little loves opening a surprise basket from mommy and daddy on Valentine’s Day morning.02-14-2015

046/365: Sunday, February 15th. Bowling with friends. The boys were pretty into it! I ordered them a personal pizza to share about halfway through our game and I was shocked when they still wanted to take their turns between bites. 02-15-2015

047/365: Monday, February 16th. The beginning of “Winter Week.”02-16-2015

048/365: Tuesday, February 17th. Oh, okay. Hey there, teenager.02-17-2015

049/365: Wednesday, February 18th. Hanging out in the kitchen after school, the sun was beaming through the windows. I actually got hot sitting at the table with the boys playing play-doh. You would have never known it was single-digit-degrees out there. Weird weather day!02-18-2015This week, I love Dexter’s sweet little expressions on days 43 & 49! Which picture(s) do you like best?




catch the moment: week 6

Linking up with Mindi at Stavish Stills Photography, Carrie at My Life, Our Journey, and Stephanie at Behind the Camera and Dreaming.  It’s never to late to join in or start your own 365.

036/365: Thursday, February 5th. Still the most snow we’ve seen so far this winter. For the record, this is more than I’d prefer…but I’m happy to still see grass and water that is not frozen. Best winter ever.02-05-2015

037/365: Friday, February 6th. Fun at the car wash.02-06-2015

038/365: Saturday, February 7th. Fun at the knit shop with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law.02-07-2015

039/365: Sunday, February 8th. Only the apple of their eyes…my boys are his biggest fan. Cousin Spencer. He’s the be-all and end-all when it comes to cool. 02-08-2015

040/365: Monday, February 9th. I had planned to set up the tripod and attempt a selfie, since I totally missed the theme last week (and every week so far this year), but then this happened. It happens every day so it could have just been me trying to dodge a selfie. This is Niko, drinking the water as it runs down the drain. Yes, the water is falling directly on the top of his head. Strange cat!02-09-2015

041/365: Tuesday, February 10th. Morning Lego playtime before school. 02-10-2015

042/365: Wednesday, February 11th. Checking out the goods and building a marshmallow Olaf after a Valentine’s Day party at school.02-11-2015

This week I love day 39- Cousin Spencer. Which picture do you like best?