Thursday, November 13, 2014

And the snow is here

My girls are loving the snow!
Loving having something New to do and to play with!
( I don't love it quite so much )

I was looking though some photos and realized that I had taken some
from one of the last great fall day we had!  
We spent hours outside.... Ryan cleaning up and the girls playing in the leaves.
I helped, when I didn't have the camera in hand ;)

Leaves are new to us.  Our old home had one tree in the front yard,
so leaf maintenance was pretty much nonexistent.  
NOT the case here at the new place, as you can see!
They make for some great fall photos though! 


They were like little birdies in their leaf nest! :)








We really had a great fall!  It hung around for awhile and gifted us
with some brilliant color!  But when it was over, well... Here we are in 
early November with snow on the ground and forecasted single digit lows next week!
Hang on to your parkas folks... Winter, I fear, is here to stay!!!
The girls, however... are making the most of it!

This is the ONLY spot in our yard with a slope, not even close to the hill at our old house....
but they LOVED it anyways! :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Boo!


Halloween was a fun one this year in our home!
The girls have been so excited about the day, about the
dressing up, about the costumes, and candy, and..and..and....

Our little black kitty and our Princess Elsa were the cutest we've
ever seen (we may be a bit biased)... but c'mon.  Tell me they aren't
absolutely adorable!?!


MOM!!  I AM smiling!!! Just take the darn picture!

Both of the girls had parties at their schools, and since I was off work, I was
able to attend both!  It was also pretty handy that E's was in the morning, 
and the Queen herself, got to celebrate in the afternoon!
We dropped Lila at school, then Ellie and I head to her montessori.
I won't talk about it much.  She was a turd.  It wasn't awesome.
She ended up coming home with me at lunch.... moving on.
Lila's however, was enjoyable!  The whole school has a parade then they go
back to their classrooms for individual parties!  It was fun to help out in Lila's
class and she was such a well behaved, good little girl!  Made a mama proud!!

One decent smile with Ms. Ruchika!
Painting a pumpkin with a pout
She spotted me during the parade!  So pretty!
Mrs. Moorse's Kindergarten class 2014
Throwing game in class

They of course went out to collect loot that night!
This is the first year, they've ever gone trick-or-treating in their
own neighborhood, and it was so fun to watch the whole gang of kids
run around together!  
As cold as it was, Ellie and I tapped out first and went home, but Lila
was out for quite awhile.... I guess she was right... 
the cold doesn't bother her anyway!  ;)
We're gonna get HOW much candy?!!!
With their friend Audrey the Owl :)

Checking out the haul!
The next night was more for mommy and daddy than the girls, but they were excited too!
We sent out a last minute evite to a few friends and our neighbors,
guessing that on a weekend Halloween, everyone would be busy and we'd
have a small turnout.  We guessed wrong.
20 adults, and 13 kids all ran amok in our house, and let me tell ya...
IT WAS A BLAST!

Thank you to everyone who came over and visited!  We really had a good time!!
Jello "shots" to enjoy on a spooky night! ;)
This makeup took me a stupid long time... but I think it looks aright, eh?

Black Swan and Wolverine






6 Bags of popcorn later, they are all downstairs and chilling out!

Love these guys!

This photo makes me laugh... I have no idea what is going on here!

And it's pretty likely I'm not a video editor and have never used this program before.
It's also pretty likely, some adult beverages were consumed prior to filming this.  video
Hope you had a Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

October-y Stuff

Tell me this hasn't been a great fall?!!!  Really!

Can this amazing weather just stay around forever?! 
THIS is why Fall is my favorite time of the year.
Well, that and it includes my birthday, Ryan's birthday,
Lila's birthday, our wedding anniversary, lots of apples,
everything pumpkin, beautiful colors, sweater weather.....

I haven't posted much, and I'm learning to accept that that is ok.
Its the way life is for me right now, and I'm ok with the fact that
although I don't post with the regularity I once did, I'm still here
and still have bits of our life to look back on.
Mission accomplished.
So.  Here is a little bit of whats been going on this month around
the Volovsek home.

~We've had some gorgeous color and the girls love being outside!! ~


 ~We've also taken advantage of the nice weather to workout outside as much as possible!  The girls are such great helpers when it comes to this! ;) ~


~Of course, we've had our share of sniffles, coughs, and colds.  The pups like to give extra snuggles
when you aren't feeling good~



~Both Ellie and Lila have continued to love Dance!~
Ellie and I get a few minutes each week before her class starts.... she just melts my heart!

 ~Lila's fish went to fishy-heaven.  It was a very sad day for us.  No worries though... Bubbles and Goldy might be gone, but we now have Sandy and Teeny-Weeny to love! ~


~My sister-in-law and her boys came for an overnight visit!  We took a walk at Lebannon Hills
and hit the zoo the following day! ~






~Ellie's hair has the most gorgeous highlights!  I mean, c'mon... folks would pay good money for that! ~


~Our sweet little neighbor boy shares a birthday with Lila, and we were invited to attend his
birthday party at The Grove.  So much fun!~


~My husband is a Toro nerd~

~We spent a few nights at our friends cabin... Always a great time and as we were leaving the sun came out and graced us with a forest of brilliant gold!!
Ellie was "helping" the Enginerds put up a shelf! Haha

~We made a quick stop in St. Croix Falls so I could snap a picture of some of the beautiful color~

I'm working tonight, have plans to be out with some friends tomorrow, then have a glorious weekend of just spending time with my loves!  Ryan has been gone traveling for work all week and the girls and I miss him terribly!  Have a fantastic fall weekend!! :)