Christmas Pictures {Wordless Wednesday}

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A few weeks ago we went to get the boys pictures taken with their cousins. Here are my favorite images:

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Amusement Park Fun {Wordless Wednesday}

Lucas loves roller coasters!

These pictures are a couple months old but I was going through my online albums and realized I never shared the fun we had at the amusement park so I’m sharing a couple pictures today :)

Lucas loves roller coasters!

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Jacob and Daddy

Jacob and Daddy

Wordless Wednesday: Official Awana Sparks Member

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Jacob was so excited to get his Sparks membership card at Awana last week! They do little award ceremonies so he got to go up there on the stage and then everyone clapped for him :)

My Little Basketball Player {Wordless Wednesday}

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Wanted For Causing A Stampede {Wordless Wednesday}

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(Disclosure: I received free tickets to Dixie Stampede where this picture was taken but I purchased this picture with my own money.)

Jake & Luke’s First Acting Audition {Wordless Wednesday}

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Can you guess which child probably wouldn’t have gotten the job?

(Disclosure: I received tickets to the Hollywood Wax Museum in Branson, Missouri but purchased this portrait with my own money.)

We Remember

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Above is a picture I took at Ground Zero in the Summer of 2010

My Little Love {Wordless Wednesday}

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Luke loves wearing these sunglasses and wanted me to take a picture :)

Wordless Wednesday: Slushie Time

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Enjoying a slushie after a hot afternoon of playing at the park.

Wordless Wednesday: Jacob Turns 5

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Jacob’s birthday was June 4th. Can’t believe my little boy is 5 years old already! Here are a few pictures :)

Jacob’s birthday treats

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Jacob with one of his gifts. These Imaginext toys are kind of expensive but I found a bunch of used ones cheap and Jacob doesn’t know the difference :)

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Jake is really into cars lately. This was one of his gifts from his Nana. He’d been wanting this set for months.

Wordless Wednesday: Happy Little Boy

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I can’t believe this cute little face is headed off to Kindergarten soon!

Build A Bear {Wordless Wednesday}

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Soccer was cancelled the other day due to rain so we headed to Build A Bear to pickup their Autism Awareness Bear. Lucas and Jacob each wanted something different so I got the bear we went for, Lucas got a pink one with a My Little Pony outfit, and Jacob got a white bear in an Iron Man outfit.

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Lucas loves cuddling with his stuffed friends!

(Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post :) Thoughts are my own.)

First Soccer Practice {Wordless Wednesday}

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This past Saturday was the first soccer practice of the season and Luke’s very first time playing a sport. Last year he had to watch Jacob have all the fun so this year he was so excited to be able to participate.

I didn’t get many pictures of them playing since they were far away. I’ll have to get some better ones next week.

Easter 2013 {Wordless Wednesday}

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I hope all of you who celebrate Easter had a wonderful one. Here are some of my favorite pictures. Finally pulled out my Christmas gift to use so I got some decent, non-cell phone pictures to share!

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Silly Glasses {Wordless Wednesday}

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Bunkbeds! {Wordless Wednesday}

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Look how tiny Lucas looks in his new bed! The boys were so excited to pick out their bedding at the store. Jake chose Avengers and Luke chose Spiderman.

Luke In Mommy’s Sunglasses {Wordless Wednesday}

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First Real Snow Of 2013 {Wordless Wednesday}

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Little Gardener {Wordless Wednesday}

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First Bath {Wordless Wednesday}

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 It’s so fun looking back at pictures of when my children were babies! I remember giving Jacob his first bath and being so worried about how fragile he was. Nowadays I have to worry about the boys jumping around in the tub and not hurting themselves as they giggle with each other! What a difference a few years make :)

Little One In Overalls {Wordless Wednesday}

Lucas in overalls as a baby

Lucas in overalls as a baby

 

My Little Blue Eyed Boy {Wordless Wednesday}

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Messy Faces {Wordless Wednesday}

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These pictures are from 3 years ago. Love their little messy faces!

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Cousins {Wordless Wednesday}

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After a whole bunch of pictures this was the best shot we got of these 5, 4, and 3 year olds. Aren’t they all adorable in their little outfits? :)

My Little Chocolate Monster {Wordless Wednesday}

Love this picture of Lucas trying to devour a candy bar without unwrapping it first! He loves chocolate as much as his mommy :) lol

Love this picture of Lucas trying to devour a candy bar without unwrapping it first! He loves chocolate as much as his mommy :) lol

Indoor Snowy Fun {Wordless Wednesday}

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No snow here in Chicago and I don’t have any recent pictures that don’t have at least one child moving so I decided to share this picture from 2010 of Jacob playing in the snow indoors. This is such a fun way to play with snow on super cold days. I put it in a sink but you can use a large Rubbermaid container or put it in a clean bathtub.

To make indoor snow play even more fun you can hide things in the snow for your child to find or color the snow with colored cold water in a spray bottle.

Have fun! :)

Christmas 2012 {Wordless Wednesday}

Boys in front of the tree Christmas morning

Christmas Eve: Leaving cookies for Santa

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Lucas taking over the gingerbread house decorating

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Boys in front of the tree Christmas morning

My Little Santa Claus {Wordless Wednesday}

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I was going through pictures from past years and came upon this one from 2009. My youngest, Lucas, is Santa Claus and my brother’s youngest, Madelyn, is Frosty! Aren’t they adorable!?

Kissy Face {Wordless Wednesday}

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Thanksgiving {Wordless Wednesday}

Cousin Sandwich!!
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Brothers in their matching outfits

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Cousin Sandwich!!

Baby Cuteness…. {Wordless Wednesday}

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Thought I’d start your day off with a little cuteness….

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Halloween 2012 {Wordless Wednesday}

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We had a fantastic Halloween last week and I hope you all did, too! I wanted to share pictures of the boys Trick or Treating and also at their Halloween school parades.

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First Day Of Soccer {Wordless Wednesday}

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First Days Of School {Wordless Wednesday}

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Luke’s 1st Day of Preschool

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Jake’s 1st Day of Preschool

Lucas & His Blankie {Wordless Wednesday}

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Lucas carries this blanket everywhere. He carefully covered up the fireplace area with it, patted it, and then sat down on it and watched TV. Anyone else’s kiddo {with Autism or without} have a lovey they carry everywhere?

Gourmet Food {Wordless Wednesday}

Chocolate Mousse Bombe w/ Dried Cherries & Almonds, Apricot Sauce, Amaretto Ice Cream

A couple weekends ago I attended dinner courtesy of Verizon Wireless and have to share pictures of the food I ate because it was probably the most beautiful plate display I’ve seen and it was all amazingly delicious. If you are ever in Chicago I recommend you eat dinner at Bin 36!

Also, I wanted to show the quality of the camera on my new Samsung Galaxy III. Considering the fact that the room was not well-lit, I think they turned out great for a cell phone camera.

Heirloom Cherry Tomato Salad w/ Watermelon, Persian Feta Cheese, Basil Pistou

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Grilled Swan Creek Flat Iron Steak w/ Sauteed Spinach, Mashed Potatoes Roquefort Butter

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Chocolate Mousse Bombe w/ Dried Cherries & Almonds, Apricot Sauce, Amaretto Ice Cream

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(Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Wireless Midwest Savvy Moms program and have been
provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the
product.)

Four Years Ago! {Wordless Wednesday}

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My blog is a few days away from celebrating it’s FOUR YEAR BIRTHDAY!! Wow! In honor of that I thought I’d share some pictures that were taken the week I started the blog {It’s hard to remember Jacob was ever this little…}

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Birthday Boy {Wordless Wednesday}

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Luke’s birthday was a couple weeks ago and I already shared pictures from our tropical party but wanted to share some from the last half of the day as well :)

One Of Their New Favorite Spots {Wordless Wednesday}

One of their new favorite spots to sit

One of their new favorite spots to sit

Cuddling Brothers {Wordless Wednesday}

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Little Swimmer {Wordless Wednesday}

Jacob on his last day of swim lessons.

Jacob on his last day of swim lessons.

Universal Orlando’s “Despicable Me” Breakfast {Not-So-Wordless Wednesday}

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Yesterday the boys and I headed to The Wit Hotel in Chicago for a blogging event with Universal Orlando Resort to celebrate a new attraction coming this summer.

Here is more information on the Despicable Me attraction from the press release:

Universal Orlando’s newest attraction, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, will take guests on an unforgettable 3-D adventure with their favorite characters from the hit film – Gru, Margo, Edith, Agnes and the mischievous minions. The experience begins when guests enter Gru’s home, where they learn that they’re being recruited to become minions and undergo “minion training.” Things don’t go as planned, and guests find themselves on a wildly hysterical journey with Gru and his daughters. Once guests make it through training, they join an interactive, minion-inspired dance party where they can show off their best moves.

Click here to see a picture of the boys and I with the characters from Despicable Me {It’s copyrighted so I can’t share it here on my blog.} Here are two of my favorite pictures from the breakfast:

Two of the minions

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Jacob loved watching the minions come out and dance. I didn’t get a picture of Lucas because he was busy dancing around at the table :)

(Disclosure: I attended this event free of charge but all thoughts are my own.)

Frosting Face {Wordless Wednesday}

Jacob smeared frosting from his birthday cookie all over his face like shaving cream. lol

Jacob smeared frosting from his birthday cookie all over his face like shaving cream. lol

Nature Walk {Wordless Wednesday}

Nana with her Grandkids

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Ice Cream {Wordless Wednesday}

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Lazy Morning {Wordless Wednesday}

Jake and Luke relaxing together :)

Jake and Luke relaxing together :)

Cousins {Wordless Wednesday}

Jacob and Lucas with their cousin, Camden, enjoying time together

Jacob and Lucas with their cousin, Camden, enjoying time together

My Little Pie Makers {Wordless Wednesday}

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Jacob and Lucas sharing a chair after helping daddy make a pie. They are both covered in flour. I know the lighting is horrible and it's kind of blurry but I had to share this picture because I love the sweetness of it :)

Easter 2012 {Wordless Wednesday}

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Who Needs Toys? {Wordless Wednesday}

Who needs toys when you can play with boxes? They boys played for over an hour with a few boxes. Here's Jacob pretending to be a robot.

Who needs toys when you can play with boxes? The boys played for over an hour with a few boxes. Here's Jacob pretending to be a robot.