April 25, 2017

Turning 6 with Blu

Today, our beloved Blu turned 6 years old. Stella picked out a brand new toy for her... a bright, pink flamingo. Too bad Blu is terrified of the thing!

This digital scrapbook creation was made possible by Melissa Bennett's "Little Moments" quick page album.

April 20, 2017

Muffins with Mom

This morning, Stella's preschool hosted a Muffins with Mom event. Both Stella and I dressed up for the occasion, and we had a wonderful time! The picture below is one of the few that came out decently, and I liked it enough to turn it into a digital scrapbook page.

The elements used in this digital scrapbook creation can be found in Melissa Bennett's "Soul Happy" design kit.

Posey Posing

Stella has gotten into "posing" for photos these days. Here's hoping this phase passes on soon!

Stella Posing

April 19, 2017

Always Building

Oh, this boy! He is always building.

Porter and His Mega-Blocks

April 14, 2017

The Ark Encounter

What a sight! The Ark itself is 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high. It has 3.3 million board feet of timber, and it is the biggest timber-frame structure in the world! Amazing!

The Ark in Williamstown, Kentucky

Ark Encounter with Grandma & Grandpa

For this Easter weekend, my parents came down from northeast Ohio to meet us in Williamstown, Kentucky to see a life-size version of Noah's Ark! They even bought the tickets! Thanks, Grandma & Grandpa!

Ark Encounter with the Family

April 9, 2017

Random Cute Photos

Here are a couple of random photos I took of my cute kids at the top of the Pinnacles:

Kids at the Top of the Pinnacles

The Pinnacles Hiking Trails

Today, we hiked a trail at the Pinnacles in Berea, Kentucky.

Pinnacles of Berea

The trail turned out to be a little harder than we expected. The kids did a great job though, but they did need some help... and a few breaks.

Taking a Break

Although the hike was a butt kicker, the view at the top turned out to be exquisite!

View from the Top

April 8, 2017

Stella's New Shoes

Stella got a new pair of shoes today! Thanks to Amazon, we got this lovely pair of My Little Pony Stride Rites for less than half the price. Total score!


Stella absolutely loves them! Check out the video below:

April 7, 2017

Much-Needed Haircuts

Porter got a much-needed haircut today, and now we can once again see his forehead!

Porter's Haircut

Stella is also rocking a shorter do, and she's loving it!

Stella's Haircut

April 5, 2017

First 2 Baby Teeth are Gone

Over the weekend, Porter had one of his permanent teeth pop up behind his baby teeth. After talking with his dentist, we decided to have his front two baby teeth extracted. Porter was a great sport through the whole ordeal. Although I got a little light-headed at points (there was a very large needle), he remained tough as nails.


These were the first baby teeth he has lost. Hopefully, the others will be much less eventful!

April 3, 2017

Stella's First Dentist Visit

Stella had her very first visit to the dentist this morning. She did an awesome job! She had no fears and no tears, and all of her teeth look awesome!

Stella's First Trip to the Dentist