April Life Lately

April warmth brings May below freezing temperatures

Wait, what? That’s not how it goes… unless you live in Ohio!

April was a gloriously warm month with all the trees bursting into bloom and so much park and playground time!

I love to pack a little picnic lunch and walk to a nearby park after Kiah wakes up from his morning nap.

Tera plays, Kiah just watches and I will sometimes read a book or run around after Tera.

I might take too many pictures of my kiddos, but I literally spend 24/7 with them, so they are practically extensions of my own body…with their own personalities and needs! Haha!

We started Kiah on solid food this month! He’s not interested- AT ALL. He has zero interest in opening his mouth or putting his own food in his mouth. ZERO INTEREST. It looks like he’s going to tackle eating solid food just like he does everything else: in his own time and his own way. And I’m over here just learning the exact same lesson over again. Let it go. Let it go.

We didn’t do too much to celebrate Easter, but I did attempt egg dying, and it was a blast! Tera loved “helping” me!

Don’t worry, not a molecule of that food actually made it into his mouth. I mean….food before one is just for fun, right?

We had the best Easter weekend that involved Theo’s first day off from the academy, warm summery weather and a glorious time celebrating Christ’s resurrection! And I got my favorite pictures of Kiah so far:

Tera got so many compliments on her beautiful Easter dress:

I got for $5 at garage sale, which should surprise absolutely nobody.

Kiah turned 6 months old this month!

We also went out for a family dinner at Bravo and got to do a review and promotion! It’s still going on, so if you haven’t taken advantage of free dessert at Bravo, make sure you do that before Monday the 22nd!

I took the kids to the United States Air Force Museum to watch an air show, and it was so incredibly cool!

It was a beautiful day and we had a blast!

Poor little man stuck with the pink flowery umbrella stroller.

It was surreal to have these WWII bombers fly right overhead. I cannot imagine how chilling it must have been to be in Europe or Hawaii or Japan and have these bombers fly overhead.

I bought this “pack-pack” for Tera so that she can start carrying her own stuff around now. I think she is officially graduating from the diaper bag and we are going to be working on taking responsibility for her own things when we are leaving the house. This backpack is tiny, though…does anyone have any recommendations on larger ones that are still super cute and kid-friendly?

On April 21st, my twin nephews were born and that was a HIGHLIGHT of the month!

A few days later, the kids and I loaded up in our car and hit the road…the GPS said 7 hours but it was closer to 9 hours including all the stops. It was incredibly challenging driving that far with two little kids but I did it to catch up with a friend that I haven’t seen in YEARS!

We both have two years old, and we both have less than one year olds! Haha! So fun!

We went to the science museum one day and spent the rest of the time just spending time together and letting our kids be crazy. Indeed, four kids under three was pretty crazy!

Let me just give you a small walk down memory lane…

High School…



Pregnancy (Tera and Daniel)….


It was so wonderful to see each other and catch up on life. It is also encouraging to know that we are parenting so similar and that we are faced with many of the same challenges.

While I was with Joy and her husband, we had a conversation about their mattress and where they got it from home. I arrived home on Thursday and on Friday a massive box showed up at my door. The UPS man looked at me and asked me if anyone was home that could help him carry the boxes inside. Um, nope. He explained that he had been dreading the delivery all day because the boxes were so big and heavy. I was SO CONFUSED until I noticed a little note on the side of the box that gave Joy away. My precious friend and her husband bought Theo and I a brand new mattress. The King sized mattress came stuffed into this box!

I somehow haven’t taken any pictures of the new bed, but I of course had to take some pictures of my kids playing in the box!

I got home on Thursday from visiting Joy and was wiped out, but our weekend was packed full! Theo’s parents drove through on Sunday and spent the night at our house in their RV on Sunday night! What a cool vehicle!!!

And Uncle Ethan delivered a wonderful package in the mail….

One of the two is enjoying this far more than the other….

We finished off April with some more warm weather and featured this amazing swimsuits on my blog! I can’t wait for the warm weather to come back and for us to get to spend some more time outside!

This is over a week late in being published because life has simply not slowed down since then. I’m trying to keep myself, my husband and my kids above water, but sometimes it really feels like I’m drowning. It’s 4 pm on a Monday and I have yet to be dressed (and I honestly can’t remember the last time I showered). I ran water for the dishes at 9 am this morning and yet the dishes still have not been washed.  The last time both my kids slept at the same time was sometime last week (Kiah has been up almost all night for the last two weeks, and Tera has completely quit naps). Phew. May is my absolute favorite month of the year and I’m hoping that it will only get better from here on out!

One comment

  1. Nancy DeValve says:

    Such fun pictures! I’m ready for some fun activities with you all when we come in August. High on the list is hiking at Clifton Gorge and a Young’s Run, but anything will do! 🙂

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