July 31, 2016

These Freckles

Oh, these freckles! I missed them (and the boy too)!

Porter's Freckles

The Joys of Grandparents

Today, I picked Porter up from his grandparents house in Ohio. He spent the last week with them and had a very exciting time. They went bike-riding, swimming, can-shooting, chicken egg-gathering, water gun-shooting, and even sand castle-building up at Headlands Beach State Park. The joys of grandparents!

Porter & His Grandparents

July 30, 2016

Bike-Riding to Wild Eggs

What a morning! We rode our bikes to Wild Eggs, our favorite breakfast spot in all of Lexington. Not only was the bike ride good, breakfast was too!

Wild Eggs for Breakfast

July 29, 2016

Neon Sidewalk Paint

I recently found washable neon sidewalk paints from Crayola, and they are AWESOME! Not only does Stella enjoy painting with them, but her Mommy does too!

Stella Painting with Sidewalk Chalk

Both Stella and I had fun painting the  driveway. I wish I would have taken a picture of our completed work (a storm rolled in shortly after we finished), but here's a little snippet of our fun:

Painting the Driveway

To me, this picture below is Stella (colorful, wild, and free):

Colorful, Wild & Free

July 26, 2016

Not Letting Go of Daddy

We met Daddy for lunch today at Back Yard Burgers. Stella had no intention of letting him go back to work!

Daddy Held Captive by Stella

July 21, 2016

Bike-Riding Monster

Stella is like a dog with two tails when it comes to her new big girl bike!

Stella on Her New Bike

As Porter points out in the video below, Stella is a bike-riding monster!

Stella's Big Girl Bike

Stella's big girl bike arrived today! Daddy put it together for her as soon as we got home from dinner, and she couldn't be more pleased. Check out her very first ride:

Brand New School

This afternoon, we had the opportunity to take a sneak peak at Porter's elementary school here in Lexington. It's brand spanking new and absolutely lovely!

Porter's New Elementary School

Porter was very impressed with the new school, but he enjoyed the inflatable slide the most!

Porter on an Inflatable Slide

July 19, 2016

Getting Settled

We're getting there! Although we're still putting things away, we're beginning to get settled into our new house here in Lexington, Kentucky. Check out the video below for a tour of the house:

July 13, 2016

Paw Patrol Patron

So many Paw Patrollers, so little time...

Stella and Her Paw Patrollers

Sharkey's Cuts for Kids

We just found the best place in Lexington to get the kids their haircuts. It's called Sharkey's Cuts for Kids, and it is fantastic! Not only did Stella get a super cute haircut, she also got her nails painted for the very first time. It was so much fun!

Stella's First Manicure
This digital scrapbook creation was made possible by Melissa Bennett's "Heat Wave" quick page album.

July 9, 2016

What Once Was Red Is Now Kentucky Blue

Our Kentucky home is now blue through and through!

Painting the Front Door Blue

July 7, 2016

10-Year Wedding Anniversary Present

What a day! For our 10-year wedding anniversary, we celebrated with new carpet and padding in our Lexington home. It's a peculiar way to celebrate, but we're pretty pleased!

Brian with Our New Carpet Padding

Check out the video below:

July 4, 2016

Stella's Big Girl Bed

With moving to our new house, we left Stella's toddler bed behind and have now replaced it with a big girl bunk bed! She even helped put it together. Check out the video below:

Extreme Chalking

The kids found their tub of sidewalk chalk today.

Porter & Stella Chalking

Of course, Stella took her chalking experience to the next level...

Stella's Chalky Hands

This is the result of less than 15 minutes of chalking! Oh, this girl... she keeps the bathtub and washer working hard!

Oh, Stella!