Friday, November 16, 2012

Ho Ho in MO

We took a little road trip down to Springfield, MO to visit Derek's sister, Jessica, and her family, as well as his mom, brother and sister, who also traveled down.

This was one hour into a 9 1/2 hour drive...she hates being confined, she has since being inside me...

She cried for the next hour, determined and stubborn:)

Derek went to school in MO for a couple years and the Nature Reserve was one of my most favorite places to go with him when I visited.  It was so special to take our kids on such a beautiful day and share this wonderful place!


Our first time eating at Chick-fil-A, yum:)

Yes, this is me being pushed up by my butt onto a hay bale, ha!

How could we go to Missouri and not go to Bass Pro Shop?!  Plus, Ho Ho was there (what Hakan calls Santa).


Oh man, trying to get four grand kids to smile or even look at the camera in a picture with Grandma is next to impossible.


Pictures with Santa always make me laugh, my kids were no exception.  Adeline freaked, classic, and Hakan had a weird, deer in headlights, look on his face.  This had to have been one of the sweetest Santas ever, he said we could try one with just Hakan...he made the same face, and then he said we could try a family one...still the same face.  Oh well, we got them all for free!  Good memories:)

This is Adeline emptying yet another bag, she's really good at it.

One of our other favorite places in Springfield, Andy's Frozen Custard :)

Another stop at Chick-fil-A on the way home, solely for the little play area.

 We had a good time with family and can't wait for all the visits coming in the next month!

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Halloween is so much fun and adorable with little ones!  Last year we went to the Mall of America, which was really nice since it's indoors and we had a 4 month old.  We got there right away and it wasn't busy at all.  Our plan was going to be the same for this year, but it turned out to be a beautiful day, so we went to a friend's neighborhood (ours doesn't really do trick-or-treating) and had a lot of fun!  Hakan got the hang of it so quick, and was so cute when he said "thank you," he had to wait for the person to nod or say "you're welcome," before moving on to the next house.

Our little monkey:)

Derek just stuck on this wig...creepy all by itself.


This house giving out toothpaste is after my mom's dental hygienist heart, ha!

Going through their loot.

We ended the night with $2 chipotle burritos, mmmm.  The line was out the door and around the store, but we ordered on our way there, went to the front of the line and voila, in and out in 3 minutes, awesome!

The day before, we carved pumpkins, not a strength of ours, but fun and made pizza mummies.

The pizza mummies were super easy, fun and yummy!  All you need are english muffins, marinara, string cheese and something for the eyes, we just used bacon that we had in the fridge already. 

Hope everyone had a fun Halloween!