Friday, October 25, 2013

The past week or so

Here's what we've been up to the past week-ish...

We celebrated my birthday last week, and it sure was a good one! When I realized that the celebrations came and went without too much picture evidence, I dug out something to fill this spot. 
From 32 years ago...
And then for fun, here I am pretty close to Logan's age.
You know I got sidetracked looking at albums as soon as I went digging for a picture. 

One of my birthday celebrations: Out for burgers, fries and shakes...we had a blast! Such good food and the kids got a kick out of this chalkboard wall. 
 After church on Mimi and Papa's bench.
 Luckily, Makenah has never really put too much effort into trying to convince me to take the shopping cart with the car attached. The last few months, she has asked very sincerely several times. I had managed to avoid the ever popular car-cart until the other day. I finally said yes, and I think the kids beamed the whole way through Dillons. It was quite cute, and while it feels like you are pushing a triple load, it was pretty fun for them. Nearly every person we passed stopped to peek at them and say "ahhhh, how cute..."
 She spent quite awhile looking at her uncle's old Cubbie books that Mimi let us look at. 
 Making bierocks with me.
 This week was Makenah's turn to take snacks to preschool. She was pretty proud, getting ready to leave with the snack bag.
 Oh my heart. 
 The other day we took a long wagon ride through the neighborhood. 
 And then played in the backyard afterwards.
 Storytime at the library was fire safety. The firemen came again and brought their fire trucks. 
Bike time.
He's usually so good about keeping the markers on the paper. 
We're glad it's the weekend again!!

Thursday, October 17, 2013


Sometimes at our house you turn around and you see this. No big deal, just hanging out! She gets her headstand ability and enthusiasm from her Mimi!
At the zoo with Uncle Blake, Brooke, Mimi Debbie and the kids.
 With Blake and Brooke.
 Always snacking. 
 Reading together. 
 Friday night football.
 Staying warm.
 At the extended Billings family reunion. 
 Badminton is way better when you have two rackets!
 We have multiple rounds of coloring each day. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Our Cubbie

About a month ago, Makenah started AWANA at church on Wednesday nights. She's in Cubbies this year. The program is so special, and the church does a wonderful job implementing it for the kids. The volunteers are awesome, and she has had a great time so far. One of the cornerstones of the program is verse memorization, and it has been so sweet to see her learn God's word.
Last week they all received their vests, where they will display various patches for different milestones. She is pretty proud of her vest!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Phone Update

All the moments from my phone.

She just randomly write letters and numbers now. 
 Cool night at the high school football game.
 Garden City got a Peachwave. Whoo hoo!!
 Exploring at the zoo.
 Cooking apple cake.
She asked for days to make some (not sure where she came up with the idea.)
We finally made some, and she disliked it a lot. 
I was like, "Really?!" It's cake!
 Dollhouse together.
 He loves to color. 
He calls all coloring, markers, crayons, pens... "purple"
 At the park.
 Heading to the riverbed in GC to go jeeping with Brad and his girlfriend when they visited.
 Brad climbing.
 Boys at the patch.
 Park time another day.
This morning was all about togetherness. 
Makenah was such a helper.
 In the backyard.
 She got her AWANA Cubbies vest.
 Waiting to see the doc for our 18 mo. check-up.
I couldn't keep him off the doctor's swivel chair. 
 New Year's cookies at Bethel College Fall Fest.
 We stayed last weekend with my brother and sister-in-law in Hesston. 
Making jello jigglers.
 His new favorite way to eat apples.
 Over Bryan's lunch break, he mostly gets bombarded by these two.