Friday, April 17, 2015

Spring Is In The Air

We are so excited for some warmer temperatures.  Yesterday was absolutely perfect out (it is raining again today though).  We spend so much time outside when its nice out.  Evan would live outside if we let him.  He is so much happier when he can run around, play in the dirt and pick up sticks.

First sign of Spring......Tulips!  I have to say I am pretty proud of my tulips.  Too bad they are so short lived.
After dinner walks with a little ice cream cone
And then one minute later this is tough being two......don't mind that he is wearing Hannah's Ugg boots

This little lady loves to be outside too.....
Another sign of Spring is taking swing naps......this has become quite an often occurrence.  Evan is trying to give up naps and sometimes he just won't go to sleep in his bed, but he can never resist the swing. 
 Evan 0- Mommy 1
It is actually quite relaxing for me to stand out there and push him while he sleeps in the swing and Nora is taking a snooze in the Ergo.
Swinging is also fun when you are awake
Smiley face.....this will brighten even the rainiest days!

Playing in the car with his helmet on first!
This four wheeler was Hannah's christmas gift, but Evan seems to like it much better!
Walking down to get a crepe for lunch at the Food truck is another favorite Spring activity.  Both of the bigger kids can eat almost an entire crepe by themselves.  He loves watching his crepe being made.
Getting back into shape and participating in some 5k races is another sign of Spring.
These are the official race photos.....almost to the finish line (I finished at 25:08)
The kids participated int he 1/2 mile run....Hannah ran hard
Proud of their medals
Sweet girl

Family photo minus Nora who was sleeping in the stroller, because running a 5k is hard work!

Friday, April 10, 2015

We Kind Of Have A Cat

Yes, you read that correctly.  Let me back up.  About two weeks ago we had this cat show up in our backyard.  He hung out on our porch a lot.  It seemed like he didn't leave our yard at all.  He was very friendly (we did not let the kids touch him, since we didn't know anything about him).  He also made it very clear that he would love to come inside.  He would hang out by our backyard door all the time and every time somebody was in the living room the cat would show up by the door or window.  The kids loved it.  So, about a week into this we started feeding him, because we felt bad for him.  Over the weekend he got injured pretty badly and he continued to hang out on this chair in our yard.  I am not going to go into any detail on here, but his wound was pretty nasty.  We felt terrible for him, so we took him to the vet on Monday.  Well, let's just say we are now the proud owners of a $500 free cat. Ha!

He had to have surgery for his wound plus all of his shots ect......Scott picked him up on Wednesday and they said that he would need to be inside for 10-14 days to heal.  We were planning on him being an outside cat, because Scott is really allergic to cat hair plus we both don't really want a cat in the house.  So, we decided to keep him at Scott's office until he was all healed up.  He did grow on us and we were happy that we saved him.......he is really cute!

The kids were super excited and we went to visit him at the office that afternoon.  His wound still looked really gross with lots of stitches and staples.

Then our cat had different plans.......  Scott went back to his office on Thursday morning and the cat was gone.  We had left a small back window open a little bit and it had a screen on it, but the cat pushed through that.  To be honest we were not all that upset about him being gone except for the fact that we spent a small fortune to save him.  Scott talked to the neighbor at his office (which is a two bedroom house) who owns two outdoor cats and the neighbor found our cat (he is hard to miss with that huge wound on him).  He was trying to bring him over, but he got away from him again and we haven't seen him since then.

Today Scott went back to his office and all of the food and water was gone and the littler box had been used.  So, he must have come back in through the window (which is at least 8ft off the ground from the outside) at night to eat......who knows maybe he brought some new friends with him? Ha!

So, to wrap up my story........we kind of own a cat.  Hannah named him Spark!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Bunny Pictures......My Favorites

I love these bunny pictures every year.........probably because I don't even have to bribe the kids to take pictures.  They love the bunnies and we get some great shots.  Hannah looks forward to them every year.  Myra Wike always does a great job with these.
These three make me smile so big 

This boy keeps us on our toes!
I feel like he was photo bombed here.......
This has to be my favorite picture.....he looks so prim and proper!

How can we get time to stand still?  I just can't get over how grown up she looks.
These two play so well together most of the time.  I attribute that to Hanna's patience.  She is so good with Evan!  Of course they do fight and sometimes she just wants her alone time, but overall they are really good together.  
This little girl loves to laugh.  Little baby laughs are just so precious.  She has now lost all of her hair, but it is already starting to grow back.  She wouldn't be a true Clubine baby if she wasn't bald.
And those chubby arms are just too cute

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Picture Perfect

We have had lots of pictures taken lately.  Myra Wike always does a great job with the kids pictures.

I had Evan's two year old pictures and Nora's 3 months old pictures done in February and then we had pictures with the Easter bunny in March.  The pictures with the bunny are always some of my favorites.
Get ready for picture overload

Sibling love:)
I love this picture of all three of them and have it on a canvas!

This little guy is already two years old now.  He grew up so much since Nora has been born.  He is no longer the baby!  
This smirk.......
This young lady is just growing up too fast (I love Evan's legs in the picture)
And then there is this little peanut......

I will be sharing the bunny pictures next time